The mission of the Children’s Ministry is to empower children to grow spiritually, while learning and experiencing transforming ways to serve God in our church and in our world
For 4 year olds through rising 6th graders
Join your friends at First Presbyterian Church on June 19-23, 9:00-Noon, for an exciting journey into the past!
We’ll be traveling back in time to ancient Rome, when Paul, a strong follower of Jesus, was in prison for his faith. Being a Christian was challenging and even a little bit dangerous!
Every day, you’ll spend the morning traveling from place to place with your Roman family. Your Roman family might be called Maximus, Marius, Octavius, or Cassius, just to name a few. You will sing together during Extollo time (Extollo means praise!), you’ll go to the Marketplace for great snacks and crafts, you’ll visit Paul in his house where he’s held prisoner, and you’ll meet his Roman guard, Brutus. You’ll sneak into the cave where the underground church meets. You’ll go play games with the apprenticeship games leader.
Every day we’ll be talking about a new Bible point and verse. We’ll be learning and remembering God’s love is a gift. God’s love changes us. God’s love is always with us. God’s love saves us. God’s love is worth sharing.
In Romans 8:38, Paul reminds us, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.”
Come to Rome and bring a friend!
Every Sunday during both worship services (9 and 10:30).
Children in Worship
Every Sunday during both worship services (9 and 10:30). Children gather for their own time of praise, Bible study, and prayer. 4 year old through 5th graders are welcome.
Standing Stones is a ministry of Counseling and Spiritual Direction. Two licensed Counselors and a Spiritual Director from our congregation have come together to offer low cost counseling and spiritual direction for the community. Check out our brochure for more info and to get in contact with one of our Counselors or Spiritual Director.
Program Year Events (School Year)
50 DAY SPIRITURAL ADVENTURE
Join us on the 50 Day Spiritual Adventure during Lent. The Adventure is more than a sermon series, more than a Bible lesson....it's a time of accelerated spiritual growth. The Adventure officially begins on Sunday, February 26th, with two warm-up days February 24th and 25th.
COFFEE, TEA, AND THEE
This group gathers at the church regularly for fellowship, refreshment, and a brief program.
We have a large group of players who meet from 3:30-8:00PM on Mondays and Wednesdays and at 9:15-12:00 PM on Fridays. No previous experience necessary. Visit our Calendar page for specifics regarding cancellations and competitions.
Recently we explored spirituality by walking a labyrinth, with future plans to continue this practice.
Our Women's Ministry is designed to give women throughout Barry County the opportunity to experience joy and growth in their lives through a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our goal to encourage one another to become women of godly influence and to pursue God wholeheartedly.
Join the "Knit-Wits" who meet every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. to do the needlework of your choice. A primary function of this group is to maintain a supply of knitted or crocheted Prayer Shawls to be taken to shut-ins, or those who are ill or grieving, by our Deacons or Congregational Care Pastor. Questions about the "Knit-Wits"? Call Barb Bell (948-8883) or Sunny Anderson (948-8811), or just show up on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.! You don’t have to be an “expert” – someone here is always willing to teach or help with patterns or skills!
Thursday Women's Bible Study (October through April)
The women's study meets here at the church from 10:30-12:00.
Our Men's Ministry is designed to give men throughout Barry County the opportunity and resources to develop a Godly character, equip them to influence their world for Christ, and grow in their lives through a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our goal to encourage one another to become men of godly influence and to pursue God wholeheartedly.
Thursday Men's Bible Study (October through April)
The men's study meets here at the church from 9:00-10:15. .
Bible and Brew
This men's study meets periodically throughout the year at the Seasonal Grille at 8pm on Thursdays. Check the bulletin or newsletter to see when the group is meeting.
Summer Fellowship Events
The church team is open to players age 13 and up. Talk to Jim Bruce or Bernie Oom to sign up for the season!
GA GA BALL
That's right! We have a gaga ball pit! Bring your family or meet friends. It's behind the church. Your shoes may get quite dirty...be prepared!
We also have a beach volleyball court behind the church. Feel free to come and play anytime.