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Stay up to date with the happenings of First Presbyterian Church by visiting our blog. Here you'll find information such as announcements and other good information about the life of the church.

June 2020 Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

05/27/2020

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Hello friends. Our June Newsletter is HERE!

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Pentecost Coloring Page

by: Hilary Downs

05/13/2020

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Pentecost, the day we celebrate the birth of the church and the Holy Spirit's arrival in a new way, is coming up on May 31! We'd love to have people of all ages--kids and adults--print off this coloring page HERE, color it however they like and return it to us at church by May 29 so we can decorate our sanctuary with this good news! Enjoy!

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May 2020 Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

04/30/2020

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Find our May 2020 Newsletter HERE!

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Alleluia Poster!

by: Hilary Downs

04/10/2020

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Illustrated Ministry--an awesome curriculum company--has provided churches with an "Alleluia" poster for Easter for people to color. It comes in four 8.5 x 11" pieces for you to color, tape together, and display. We'd love to see them hanging in windows all around Salida come Easter morning! You can access it with instructions HERE.

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Holy Week Liturgy

by: Hilary Downs

04/01/2020

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Dear Presbyterian Family,

How are you doing? You are being held in prayer!

It is hard to believe that April has begun and Holy Week is about to begin. Hilary and I want to invite you to join us for nightly reflection, prayer and communion. Monday through Friday, April 6 through 10, at 7:00 p.m. we invite you to join us at Facebook Live for a journey through the story of Jesus' Passion as we hear it in Matthew's Gospel. We encourage you to gather these items for our time together:

  • a candle
  • your Bible
  • bread/crackers
  • juice (hopefully grape)
  • liturgy

Each service will we… read more

April 2020 Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

03/25/2020

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Our April 2020 Newsletter is HERE! Enjoy.

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Our COVID-19 Response

by: Hilary Downs

03/17/2020

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Friends,

An update on how we plan to worship together, care for each other, and continue to minister to the growing needs in our community.

First--We have decided it's best to find alternative ways to worship together for the time being, rather than gather in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. We will gather via Facebook Live on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and a video of the worship time will be available here at the website by Noon on Sundays.

Second--the building is closed for meetings, both church meetings and outside groups.

Third--Our SOS program that aids people with financial needs continues, the food pantry… read more

Worship Bulletin for 3-15-2020

by: Hilary Downs

03/15/2020

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You can access today's (11:00) worship bulletin HERE.

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FPC's COVID-19 Response

by: Hilary Downs

03/14/2020

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Friends,

As we are all aware, we are living in a unique moment in time. The session met this morning (3/14) to talk about how we will live out our life together as a church family while the COVID-19 virus is spreading. We want to be a community that loves each other well, which means we do not want to put people at risk, but rather make decision that will help each person stay healthy through this time. Toward that end we are suspending all small group church-related meetings for adults, youth and children (kids club and youth groups). We will… read more

March Newsletter

by: Hilary Downs

02/26/2020

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Check out all there is to know for March HERE!

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Lent at FPC

by: Hilary Downs

02/24/2020

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The season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26 with Ash Wednesday. All are invited to join us that evening at 6:30 p.m. at Salida United Methodist Church for a service of communion and ashes as we remember that from ashes we've come and to ashes one day we will return.

Other things to plan for in this season of Lent:

Lent Devotional Booklets are available--pick one up in the foyer for a short daily scripture reading and reflection for the season.

Lenten Lunches: Gather each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. beginning on March 4 for lunch and time to dive into our Biblical… read more

Journey to the Manger

by: Hilary Downs

12/12/2019

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December is full of so. Many. Things. Buy the gifts. Wrap the gifts. Go to the party. Attend the concert. Bake the cookies. Sing the carols. Decorate! Sometimes this season can feel less festive than we think it should and we can get caught in all the pressure to have a “perfect” Christmas.

Join us on Saturday, December 21 for a break from it all to remember what this advent season is all about—a journey to the manger. A journey that brings us to the birth of God-With-Us, Jesus Christ.

From 4:00-7:00 p.m. the stained glass room of our church (aka… read more