Come to a deeper faith and renewed friendship with other women from First Pres on April 24-25 at Maumee Bay Lodge in Oregon, Ohio. Always a popular event, registration is due by March 31 at 5:00 p.m. This year we welcome co-facilitators and leaders — The Rev. Karen Ferguson Ness (Libertyville, IL) and Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers. Worskhop leaders include Rev. Lois Colon, Rev, Kristin Riegel, Sandy Talbott, and members of First Pres who have taken various kinds of literal and spiritual pilgrimages. Why does the idea of pilgrimage speak to us?
Enjoy a Russian Dinner on Saturday, February 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall. Tickets cost $12 for individuals and $30 for families. Come eat delicious Russian food prepared by members of St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church and First Presbyterian Church. The evening will include a short presentation by Zhanna Skalitzky on her 2013 trip to Davydovo, where she visited the village's Orthodox Church and its summer camp for children with disabilities.
Saturday Suppers, our traditional home-hosted suppers for small inter-generational groups, returns on Saturday, February 15. This month they are especially planned for members new to our congregation and others who haven't yet experienced the fun and comraderie found around our Saturday supper tables. Your hostess will let you know what to bring to the pot-luck, and because this is about fellowship more than food, we keep it simple.
The Session has called the Annual Meeting of the Congregation to follow the 9:30 worship service on January 26. In addition to hearing committee reports and a presentation on the budget, members will be asked to vote on changes to pastors' terms of call and to the church by-laws. The by-laws changes are mostly editorial. You may view a copy of the by-laws in advance of the meeting in the church office or ask that they be emailed to you.