Easter & Christmas Seasons

CHRISTMAS SEASON                                                                                                                                                    EASTER SEASON 
 
CHRISTMAS EVE

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services

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Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach.

First Presbyterian offers three services to celebrate the eve of our Savior’s birth. We invite everyone to come and worship with us and celebrate the birth of our Lord with our church family and friends. Habitat for Humanity Offering is received at all three Christmas Eve services. This offering will be used to build Habitat Houses for people in need of a helping hand to live in a decent house.

 

Children’s Worship Service @ 5:00 PM

This child-friendly service will appeal to God's children of all ages! We will hear the wonderfully familiar story told from a fresh perspective, sing our favorite carols, enjoy hearing the Joyful Noise Singers and be led by our Chorister and Sunshine Choirs. Doors open at 4:15 PM.

Traditional Worship Service @ 7:00 PM

This Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service will be a service of lessons and carols with traditional Christmas selections led by FPC Chancel Choir featuring soloists Brown Bradley, tenor; Jeff Jones, baritone; Susan Cadwell, organ and James Canty, flugelhorn.

Communion Worship Service @ 9:00 PM

A traditional candlelight communion service. Our Bells Angels Handbells and Youth/Alumni Choir will lead this service.

Dr. John Brearley will deliver the Christmas message at all three services.

 

Habitat for Humanity Offering
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With your help, more deserving families will be “home” for Christmas by this time next year. Our annual Christmas Eve offering will be used to build Habitat Houses for people who need a helping hand to live in a decent house. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Habitat Offering. To learn more about this organization please visit Habitat For Humanity.org.

Collected at Christmas Eve Worship Services.

 

Sunday, December 27, 2015
Regular worship services held the Sunday after Christmas at 8:45 & 11:00 AM. Sanctuary, 1300 N Kings Highway, downtown Myrtle Beach.

 

Taking Down of Christmas Greenery
The beautiful greenery that decorated our sanctuary must come down. It’s not as much fun as putting it up, but your help is needed and much appreciated. Please plan to join us and help with this task. We’ll meet in the sanctuary. Thank you!
 
DATE: Wednesday, December 30, 2015
TIME: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach

 

Epiphany Sunday

Epiphany is the celebratin of God's manifestation or self-revelation to the world in Jesus Christ. In particular, we celebrate the revelation of God's promise and purpose to the nations of the world, as the magi came from the East to worship to the Christ child, and God's covenant fo grace is extended to all who believe the good news of Christ Jesus. The symbolism of light is important: not only because of the star that guided the magi, but as it relates to the bright dawning of God's self-revelation in Christ.

In our celebrations of Christmas and Epiphany we rejoice in the dawning and the arising of Light in darkness. . . . Epiphany not only discloses the Savior to the world but also calls the world to show forth Christ, to be witnesses to God's true Light. The timeless mystery of the incarnation, God in flesh, leads us forth to show and tell of Christ as God's gift of grace and salvation for all person. Some call this on going epiphany the work of Christmas.

DATE: January 3, 2016
TIME: 8:45 & 11:00 AM worship services
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
 
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ADVENT SEASON
Thornwell Offering       
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This annual Thanksgiving Offering is taken to help support Thornwell Home for Children. For decades children from Georgia, South Carolina, and elsewhere have found a haven of hope at Thornwell. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Thornwell Offering.

Received the week before Thanksgivng at Early Sabbath and Sunday Morning Worship services.
 
 
Christmas Greenery Donations
Donations are accepted each year for the beautiful and festive Christmas greenery and poinsettias that adorn our Sanctuary during this holiday season. Your donation may be given in honor and/or in memory of loved ones and friends. Please submit a completed donation form and your check or money order, payable to FPC Greenery, at either church office or mail to FPC, PO Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-1306. Names of those honored will appear in our newsletter.

 

Hanging of the Greens

"ALL Hands On Deck!" Help prepare our sanctuary for the coming holidays.

DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach

 

Street Reach Cooking

Join First Presbyterian Church members on Wednesdays in December as they prepare a meal for Street Reach residents. Share the spirit of giving during this holiday season with those in need.

DATE: Wednesday Evenings in December
TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Kitchen, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
CONTACT: Call the church office 843.448.4496
 
Annual PW Christmas Brunch
Once a year, we gather and give thanks for all our blessings. Thank Offering is taken at this event to help provide scholarships. Learn more about Presbyterian Women@ FPC.
 
DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Fellowship Hall, Kings Campus, downtown Myrtle Beach
COST: Payment required to secure your reservation.
RSVP: Church office, 843.448.4496 

 

Operation Christmas
   

FPC Youth and Mission Ministry Teams sponsors our traditional and largest local mission project. Each holiday season, FPC adopts children from our local community whose families need assistance with gifts for Christmas. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Operation Christmas. Learn more.

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SHOPPING DATE For Families: 2016 TBA
TIME: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Wilkes Hall, Grissom Campus, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway
CONTACT: Cam Thomas, Associate Pastor, Youth and Missions, 843.448.4496
  
 
 
The Lovefeast & Festival of Lights
Sunday evening in mid-December
 

The Moravian Lovefeast and Festival of Lights is a worship service of scripture, prayer, carols, and candles signifying Christian fellowship and brotherly love. Beginning with a beautiful candlelight processional, special Christmas music will be provided by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Youth Handbell Choir, and other instrumentalists. Congregation members, clothed in period dress, will serve hot buns and coffee while everyone joins in the singing of Christmas carols. This beautiful and joyous Christmas service concludes with candle lighting. We invite you and your family to attend and participate in this treasured tradition in celebration of the advent of our Savior. Learn more about Moravian Lovefeast.

DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
 
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Super Senior Luncheon!
Offer in mid-December

We expanded our TLC to our "Super Seniors" (80 years +). The Abundance Life Mnistries hosts this luncheon that provides special attention, a delicious meal, caroling, and fellowship during the holiday season. Communion will be serve. This event is held in Wilkes Hall of our Grissom Campus and is free of charge. Registration is required. For additional information or to register a friend or loved one for this event, please contact the church office at 843.448.4496.

DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Wilkes Hall, Grissom Campus, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach
CONTACT: Dennis Ellis, 843.448.4496

 

Early Sabbath Celebration of the Season

Join our Early Sabbath musicians and pastors in a service of lessons and carols, combining familiar carols with more recently composed music of the season. Hear the telling of the Christmas story from the scriptures and music of the season as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus!

DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Wilkes Hall, Grissom Campus, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach

 

Christmas Cantata 

Every December, the FPC Chancel Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists present a beautiful Christmas Musical Selection at our Sunday worship services.

DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 8:45 & 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, downtown Myrtle Beach
DIRECTOR: Brown Bradley; Susan Cadwell, Organist

 

Children’s Christmas Celebrations

Held in early December; Reservations are required; Childcare for younger siblings available BY RESERVATION ONLY! All Events held at Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach

 
An Angelic Afternoon

Children ages 3, 4 & 5/Kindergarden

Calling all our "cherubs" to celebrate the birth of Jesus! This holiday event welcomes children ages 3, 4 & 5 accompanied by a parent or grandparent to hear Christmas stories, music, and enjoy a birthday treat.
 
DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Parlor, Kings Campus, 2nd flr
RSVP: Required, 843.448.4496
 

 

LOGOS CAROL-IN

In Mid December, our LOGOS participants gather in our sanctuary and their beautiful carols are broadcast through our web site into the homes family and friends and into the community rooms of many local nursing and assisted living facilities. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus

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LOGOS CAROLING!

Following dinner, children and adults will travel to a community facility to carol and spread Christmas cheer to the residents!

DATE: 2016 TBA
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Eagle Crest
 

Christmas Joy Offering
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Received every December, this offering helps and supports retired servants of the church and those facing serious financial difficulty. Assistance is also extended to deserving racial ethnic students in their efforts to succeed and excel in Presbyterian ethnic schools. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Christmas Joy Offering.

Collected the week before Christmas at our Early Sabbath and Sunday morning worship services.
 
 

We Hope YOU will join us during the Holiday Season!


EASTER & LENTEN SEASON @ FPC
 
Ash Wednesday Service

As Christians receive the sign of the cross marked in ashes and as we observe a holy Lent, we remember our baptism. We rememer that as baptized Christians, we live in the "dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying" but also in the "time of tension between dying and birth." We have already died once. The light of the resurrection waits for us at the end of the journey. Ash Wednesday invites us to turn again, take up our cross, and move ahead on the way to met the one who shapes us, marks us, claims us as his own.

 

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Lenten Discipline
DATE: Wednesday, February 10 , 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach

 

Lenten Study
TBA for 2016
 
DATE: TBA
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA
RSVP: Call 843.448.4496

 

Palm Sunday Worship Service

The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" --Matthew 21:9

Prepare your heart and mind for Holy Week and the "Coming of Our Lord."

DATE: Sunday, March 20, 2016
TIME: 8:45 & 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
 
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Early Sabbath (Maundy Thursday)

Early Sabbath Worship will be a Maundy Thursday Communion service.

DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2016
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Wilkes Hall, Grissom Campus, 3810 Robert Grissom Campus, Myrtle Beach

 

Maundy Thursday Communion Service

Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, 'Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.' The he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'" --Luke 22:17-19

FPC Chancel Choir, Soloists, and Instrumentalists
Brown Bradley, Director
 
DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2016
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
 
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Good Friday Prayer Vigil

Could You Not Watch One Hour With Me?

Our sanctuary will be open for prayer and reflection.

DATE: Friday, March 25, 2016
TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
 

 

Alleluia!
 
Christ is risen!
 

Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 ~ Worship @ 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM

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JAZZ SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

Held every year on the Sunday following Easter

Join us for wonderful sound of jazz throughout our worship service.
 
 
DATE: Sunday April 3, 2016
TIME: 8:30 & 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
 
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