Welcome. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. First Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
January 8, 2017
Rev. Tim Soule
"Baptism: A Dangerous Dip"
|BACK PACK BUDDIES-COMING IIN DECEMBER
Back Pack Buddies continues to provide weekend food for Leavenworth School Children without adequate food at home. In fact, each week approximately 750 back packs are sent home on the
weekends containing 10 food items for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders in the Leavenworth elementary schools. It costs approximately $150 per year per child to provide this food. But it is only possible
by the hard work of volunteers like our members at 1st Presbyterian Church, and the other churches in the community, that assemble the weekly food packet for each child. Our opportunity to
pack the food is in December this year. We will be packing a bag for approximately 160 students at Henry Leavenworth Elementary School. That is 160 bags and 1,600 food items for each week but at
actually goes very quickly and is amazing to watch a group of volunteers assembling the food bags. This year we will pack two weeks’ supply after church on Sunday, December 4th, and the remaining two weeks on Monday, December 5th, at 8:00 am. Depending on the number of volunteers, it should take less than an hour each time. Please come. It is fun and rewarding to work with our friends
and know that we are making a difference in children in our community!
|CHRISTMAS Bell Ringers
What would Christmas be without bells? And what would Christmas
shopping be without a red bucket and bell ringer in front of the store? Although the economy seems to be improving, unfortunately those seeking help from The Salvation Army are increasing. This year there was not adequate food at the Salvation Army and the Catholic Charities food banks that they had to close their doors for a
few days in September of this year. So your help is needed again to ring those Bells! And First Presbyterian Church has been so generous in the past! First Presbyterian Church will ring bells at the front of the Dillon’s Store on Eisenhower Road on three different days this year Saturday, December 17th 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A sign-up sheet is posted in the church narthex or contact Carl Johnson 913-991-7942 or email@example.com to select your time to ring for those who need a little help. If these dates don’t
work for you or if you would like to sign up for more time than is on this schedule, contact Carl and there will most likely be a very great need for ringers at other times and/or other locations.
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Margie and Darrell Holland will be sponsoring English as a Second Language on Sundays at the church at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions call Margie or Darrell at 913-721-0388.
CHRISTMAS JOY SPECIAL OFFERING
|LEAVENWORTH INTERFAITH COMMUNITY OF HOPE
Come join us and give the gift of hope to those in need in our community this season of giving!
When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5-10 p.m.
Where: IHOP in Lansing at 484 North Main Street
Why: To raise money for the Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope’s new Shelter of Hope,
Welcome Central Assistance Center, and Community Day Center. You’ll get a good meal and IHOP will donate a share of the evening’s profits to the building fund.