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The Tradition continues. . .
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.
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.
This Annual Event at First Presbyterian is held for our TLC friends and members who have difficulty attending church functions. Host by the TLC committee as part of the Abundance Life ministries, this luncheon provides special attention, a delicious meal, and fellowship during the holiday season. This event is held in Wilkes Hall of our new 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.
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
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, make a natvity keepsake, enjoy a birthday treat, and then gather to hear the telling of the story of Jesus' birth from our Christmas Angel.
Following dinner, children and adults will travel to Brightwater and Eagle Creat to spread Christmas cheer to residents!
LOGOS (our mid-week children/music program) choirs invite their families to join them as they carol to friends, relatives, and our FPC member from our Sanctuary
The First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, soloists, brass quartet, tympani, and organ present Christmas Cantata which features J. S. Bach and "An Old Fashioned Christmas" arranged by Don Wrytzen. Enjoy this beautiful program of Christmas music during our morning worship services in mid-December.
Music Director, Brown Bradley; Organist, Susan Cadwell
Get in the Spirit by helping bring Christmas to local families in need!
Operation Christmas, co-sponsored by the Youth Ministry and Mission Ministry Teams, has become a tradition at FPC and is one of the largest local mission projects. FPC will adopt children in the Myrtle Beach community whose families need help providing gifts at Christmas.
Our First Presbyterian Store, at our Grissom Campus, will be open and our adopted families will be invited to “shop” with the help of a “personal shopper.” Of course, there is no charge for their selections. While parents are “shopping,” their children will be entertained with games, crafts, refreshments, and a visit from Santa.
Santa’s Helpers (adults & youth) are needed to make purchases to stock our store, help set up the FPC store, prepare for our Christmas party, entertain our adopted children at the party, and serve as “personal shoppers’ or gift wrappers.”
Monetary Gifts to the Christmas Fund are needed to provide Santa’s Helpers with the resources to bring Christmas to these children. Gifts may be given in honor of friends, business associates, and loved ones. Acknowledgements will be sent to you and to the honoree. Contributions may be placed in the offering plate, dropped by either church office, or mailed to FPC Operation Christmas, PO Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
Operation Christmas Coordinators: Suzanne Belden, Sarah Benton, Teressa Dew, and Helen Lazarus
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.
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.
This child-friendly service will appeal to God's children of all ages, and will be led by the Sunshine and Chorister Choirs. The Christmas story will be told through word and music, congregational carol-singing, and the creation of a live nativity. Doors open at 4:15 PM.
Enjoy this traditional worship service including the beautiful voices of the FPC Chancel Choir.
Our candlelight communion service features a Christmas message and traditional music by Brown Bradley, tenor; Jennifer Klich, violist; and Susan Cadwell, organ.
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. To learn more about this organization please visit Habitat For Humanity.org.
Collected at Christmas Eve Worship Services
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!
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.
We Hope YOU will join us during the Holiday Season!
Easter Worship @ 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM
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.
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."
Early Sabbath Worship will be a 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
Could You Not Watch One Hour With Me?
Our sanctuary will be open for prayer and reflection.
ALLELUIA! CHRIST is Risen! The LORD is Risen Indeed. ALLELUIA!
Held every year on the Sunday following Easter