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
"The Seven Last Words" by Francois Dubois
Brown Bradley, Director; Skip Yingling, Assistant Director; FPC Chancel Choir
Soloists: Noreen O’Reilly-Hancheck, soprano; Brown Bradley, tenor; Jeffrey Jones, baritone
Instrumentalists: Susan Cadwell, organ; Becky Nissen, harp; Tim Peterman, tympani
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Our sanctuary will be open for prayer and reflection.
Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 ~ Worship @ 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM
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This annual Easter Offering enables the Presbyterian church assist our neighbors-in-need around the world. Monies support relief effects to those affected by natural disasters, food to feed the hungry, and help empower the poor and oppressed. Learn more about this offering. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo One Great Hour of Sharing Offering.
Children 3 yrs of age through 5th grade are invited to participate on Easter Sunday. Each child is asked to bring a basket.
Held every year on the Sunday following Easter
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.
"ALL Hands On Deck!" Help prepare our sanctuary for the coming holidays.
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.
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.
|SHOPPING DATE For Families: December 3, 2016
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 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.
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.
Every December, the FPC Chancel Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists present a beautiful Christmas Musical Selection at our Sunday worship services.
In lieu of Early Sabbath, we will be holding a special service called The Longest Night on the Thursday before Christmas.
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
Come and make an Advent Wreath to take home. Children and families will have the opportunity to make Christmas cards and crafts for members of our church community. Join us for dinner at 5:30 and then participate in our Advent Garden Stations! Please RSVP below. The cost is $10.
Children ages 3, 4 & 5/Kindergarden
Following dinner, children and adults will travel to a community facility to carol and spread Christmas cheer to the residents!
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.
Come, celebrate at First Presbyterian Church
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! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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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."