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- HOME | Firstpres
On Sunday, October 1, we'll have 2 services, 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We'll have a combined Sunday school in the Fellowship Center at 9:45 a.m. We're open Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - noon. Join us as we worship together We'd be thrilled to have you as our guest at any of our worship services or events throughout the week. Wherever you are in life, there is a place for you here. Gospel Worship Sunday // 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary Traditional Worship Sunday // 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary 1105 Contemporary Worship Sunday // 11:05 a.m. in the Fellowship Center (downstairs) What we’re about . . . Our mission statement is . . ."to discover and live the way of Christ in the expansive grace of God." We do that by living out these Core Four Strategies: WORSHIP, GROW, CONNECT, SERVE. These four standards are the tangible ways we carry out this mission statement to our Amarillo community and the world. Click on the banners below to find out more.
- Women | Firstpres
WOMEN Home / Ministries / Adults / Women IF:Table meets most months on the 2nd Tuesday , 5:30 - 7:30 pm . Upcoming meeting Tuesday, Oct.17 h in homes Groups meet at various sites in Amarillo. For more info on sites, call or text Emily, 418-0404. ADULTS Women Singles Men Senior Adults Family & Adult OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Emails from Emily God is Patient! - Jan 13 click here God is Kind! - May 5 click here God is First! - Aug 15 click here An Act of Kindness - Oct 14 click here Praise God & 12-13 invite Nov 17 - click here What is CONNECT Mentoring Ministry? It is a ministry o f love. Committed older Godly women from First Presbyterian Church who desire to connect with younger women in prayerfully matched pairs will establish one-on-one relationships as they walk together through life in Christ. These pairs will meet regularly to discover spiritual gifts, share accomplishments, joys, frustrations, failures, and fellowship. The wisdom and Biblical legacies the mentors have will demonstrate to the younger women how to know God more intimately, to establish a lifestyle that includes Jesus, and to build a legacy founded on Christ. Connecting with one another now will build Christ-centered legacies that will bless families and the church today as well as the generations of tomorrow. If this ministry is one you would like to be a part of, please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office (806.373.4242). BIBLE STUDIES, PRAYER & SMALL GROUPS FOR WOMEN To check out these groups, keep scrolling! To get more info or register for Women's Bible Studies: Contact Emily Wood with questions 806-418-0404 Contact one of the study leaders listed before attending. Pay online for books ordered through the church, click here . Encounter with God Mondays @ 5:30 p.m. (ongoing) Led by Virginia Sicola, 353-6204 Meeting via Zoom: Click here for Zoom link, Meeting ID: 549 919 0602, PW: 5aBNCT or call 1-346-248-7799-same ID- PW: 556573 Mid-day Studies for Working Women Tuesdays @ 12:00 p.m. (ongoing) Meeting via Zoom (contact leader for Zoom info ) Led by Jill Goodrich, 679-5015 (Starts after Labor Day) Evening Study Group for Working Women " Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m. (call leaders for location), Led by Robin Terry, 806-433-7005 & Denise Simpson, 681-7541. Partners in Prayer Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m., First Pres s anctuary Led by Michal-ann Bell, 570-5244 & Emily Wood, 418-0404 - All are welcome! (Aug 30th starts back up weekly) Community Bible Study: Ephesians, Ruth, and 1 & 2 Samuel Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. Register online at https://amarillo.cbsclass.org/ Questions? Call Linda Warrick, 236-3600 (Starts August 30th) "Ephesians" Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m., A&O House Led by Elisa Maher, 433-4180 & Emily Wood, 418-0404 Childcare available with advance reservations. (Study starts September 7th) Talk.Pray.Know Led by Denise Carter, 279-0462 (Call leader to confirm if meeting weekly) Bible Recap - Study through the Bible in a year Fridays @ 11:00 a.m., Room 202, join us at any time! Led by Vicki Keister, 433-5781, & Julie McCracken, 676-3540 Contact leaders with questions. (Ongoing, Starts the New Testament Oct. 1st) Romans Saturdays @ 9 am La Tour 2028 S. Austin, Led by Holly Haines (949) 939-0094 Bible Studies & Resources for Women from Emily Wood I know this is not as good as sitting together around a table looking at each other’s beautiful smiling faces; however, God has given us technology and podcasts and apps, and below are some ways to take advantage of it! Please look over the list below of online opportunities and study resources. Contact Emily at 350-5218 for questions and to give feedback. -- A great Bible study resource from Jennie Allen is the IF:Gathering website. Various Bible studies - click here . -- Proverbs 31 Ministries , run by Lysa Terkeurst (click here ), includes all kinds of resources, including the First Five Daily Bible Study app (click here ). Both are highly recommended by Shauneen Hatfield and other women in our church. -- The Bible Recap (click here ) is recommended by Shelley Chaloupka & Vicki Keister. Vicki says "I have for two years now read the Bible through and listened to the podcast. I think it would be amazing for others to know about it." You can find The Bible Recap plan on the YouVersion Bible app many of us already have on our phones (click here ). You can also subscribe to The Bible Recap podcast. This is a great way to get into the Word of God! -- Study Gateway (click here ) is recommended by Laurie Pinkston. It includes access to more than 2,500 video Bible studies from all our favorite teachers. You can get a free trial on this site to check it out. Please let me know if you are interested in this, and we can purchase a church account to share with all of you! Several of the studies have been mentioned in our women’s testimony videos: Lezly Welch recommends: It's Not Supposed to be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst. Shelley Chaloupka recommends: The Rock, The Road and The Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford -- ChurchSource (click here ) is another great resource. -- Lifeway Women’s Online Bible Studies (click here ). There are all kinds of resources here, including studies from Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and more. To order and pay for your 2022-2023 Women's Yearbook, click here . First Presbyterian Women We are… a place to belong, to be nurtured in your faith and to use your talents to build Christ's Kingdom! First Presbyterian Church offers anointed worship, passionate Bible studies and opportunities for fellowship with a body of believers! We invite you to join us as we work together to create a current, relevant, Bible-based, mission-minded environment where women of all ages and backgrounds come together to drink from the well of living water that may only be found through Christ Jesus! Child care may be available with advance reservations. To check for availability and make reservations, please email Debbie or call her at 373-4242. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Please give as much advance notice as possible if you need child care. If child care has been reserved and your group is not meeting for any reason, please remember to let Debbie know ASAP, so she may notify the scheduled child care givers and cancel! IF Gathering 1 IMG_3264 IF Gathering 1 1/5 First Pres Women's Leadership Click here . (If you need contact info for any of these women, please contact the church office to set up a password for access to the online directory.) HEY LADIES -- WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WOMEN'S CIRCLES? Click here
- pumpkinroundup | Firstpres
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- First Pres Live | Firstpres
Stay Connected with First Pres LIVE Home / Ministries / First Pres Live Sunday Morning Worship Services October 1, 2023 8:30 a.m. Gospel MINISTRIES Adults Care College Age First Pres Kids Library/Resources Missions Music Studies and Groups Youth Columbarium OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve ALL Church Retreat 2021 Video Talk. Pray. Know. VBS 2023 Murray's House Stewardship 2021 October 1, 2023 11:00 a.m. Combined
- Nominating Officers for 2024 | Firstpres
WE HAVE ONLY RECEIVED A HANDFUL OF NOMINATION FORMS, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP NOMINATING FAITHFUL MEMBERS WITH HEARTS TO SERVE! Our officers lead and enable much of the ministry done in and through FirstPresbyterian Church. Who do you know that would be a good candidate for the office of Elder, Deacon, Trustee, or CNC Member at Large? You can email your recommendations to email@example.com , drop the forms in an offering plate, or bring the form in to the Church Office during the week. We need your help identifying who in our Congregation would make a great leader! Deadline for nominations is July 24, 2022. If you're not sure what is required of the officer roles, you can read more below: WHO MAKES A GOOD ELDER? Elders should be persons of faith, dedication, and good judgment. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel as they seek to shepherd God's people. It's the duty of Elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the Congregation. Together with the Pastors, Elders prayerfully seek to discern God's vision for First Pres Amarillo. As a part of this vision, Elders encourage people in the worship of God and work to connect them to the body of Christ. As shepherds of God's people, Elders care for the flock, with special attention to the sick, the lonely, and those who are oppressed. They will assist in worship and cultivate their ability to teach the Bible and may be authorized to preach where the regular ministry of the Word and Sacrament is unavailable. WHO MAKES A GOOD DEACON? The office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office. Deacons are servant leaders who help mobilize our church for service in Amarillo and around the world. Deacons serve as the chief operating officers of First Pres Amarillo with the responsibility for carrying out the vision of the church by means of its mission and program ministry. As a part of First Pres' GROW and SERVE strategies, Deacons help provide opportunities for the members of the church to GROW and SERVE both inside and outside the walls of the church. They help plan and lead special events that help our church members use their God given gifts for ministry. WHO MAKES A GOOD TRUSTEE? Trustees have the primary responsibility of stewarding resources to carry out the vision of the Session. The new Board of Trustees will serve as the chief financial officers of First Pres. Working with the Communications, Stewardship, Finance, and Properties committees, the Trustees help raise and manage the necessary capital to do the work of God's Kingdom by means of the mission and ministries of First Pres Amarillo. WHO MAKES A GOOD CNC MEMBER? Working with the two Elders and Deacon on the Church Nominating Committee, the CNC Members at Large prayerfully discern whom the Lord is calling to serve as the next class of Elders, Deacons, Trustees, and CNC Members at Large.
- WORSHIP SERVICES | Firstpres
WORSHIP SERVICES Home / Worship Services We have the same message preached at all three services, but three unique styles of worship music to choose from... On Sunday, October 1, we'll have 2 services, 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary as we hear from Rev. Dr. Ed Stetzer! 8:30 a.m. Gospel Service in our Sanctuary 10:55 a.m. Traditional Service in our Sanctuary 11:05 a.m. Contemporary Service in our Fellowship Center FPC All Services from Jake Schroeder on Vimeo . WORSHIP SERVICES Reformed Traditional Contemporary Gospel OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve
- Men | Firstpres
MEN Home / Ministries / Adults / Men Interested in Men's Lunch Bible studies or other ways to connect with men looking to grow closer to the Lord? ADULTS Women Men Famliy & Adult Singles Senior Adults OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Join us in Glorieta, NM for our Men's Retreat! October 13 - 15, 2023 Ron Scates will be our keynote speaker for the Men's Retreat 2023. He describes his messages as "Making Anthropoi Great Again." Anthropoi being Greek for man. So be prepared to be encouraged and challenged to be the man God has called you to be! Worship songs of praise will be led by our own Andy Chase. Bring your golf clubs, appetite, and come to the cooler air to spend time with friends and make new friends as you have the weekend to refresh and restore your relationship with the Lord. There will also be time to rest, hike and head into Santa Fe. Cost is $160.00 per person for 2-night double occupancy (meals included). Golf and single occupancy will cost extra. Don't let money be a problem though -- we can help if anyone has a need! We will also help coordinate transportation. Registration is open now - C lick here to register! Questions? Call Murray Gossett or Anita in the church office. Typically, men don't have that many close friends in life. People to really talk to on a deeper level. First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo has a very active Men's Ministry program under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Murray Gossett. Contact Murray at 806-373-4242 or 806-681-4284 for more information.
- Employment | Firstpres
EMPLOYMENT Home / About / Employment First Presbyterian Church is always on the look out for great people to join our team! If you feel that First Pres would be a good fit for you and your giftings, we would love to talk to you. If you are interested in employment at the church, please send a résumé and completed application for employment to firstname.lastname@example.org . (Viewing the job application requires the free Adobe PDF reader.) You can mail or drop off your application to our Business Offices. You may also fax your application to (806) 373-2407. Download Application for Employment Assistant Pastor of Intergenerational Ministries View the Job Description for the Assistant Pastor of Intergenerational Ministries. To apply for this position, download and fill out our Application for Employment and email it and your resume to us . Associate Director of Youth - Female View the Job Description for the Youth Associate - Female. To apply for this position, download and fill out our Application for Employment and email it and your resume to us . Youth Intern View the Job Description for the Youth Intern. To apply for this position, download and fill out our Application for Employment and email it and your resume to us . ABOUT Becoming a Member Contact & News ECO FAQs Mission Statement & Beliefs Our History Our People Our Pipe Organ What We're About First Pres Amarillo App WORSHIP | GROW | CONNECT | SERVE Kids Ministry Intern View the Job Description for the Youth Intern. To apply for this position, download and fill out our Application for Employment and email it and your resume to us . Director of Children' Ministry View the Job Description for the Director of Children's Ministry. To apply for this position, download and fill out our Application for Employment and email it and your resume to us .
- Wednesday Nights | Firstpres
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS Home / Ministries / Studies & Groups / Wednesday Nights Wednesday Night Bible Studies Fall 2023 begin August 30 STUDIES AND GROUPS Wednesday Nights Sunday School Bible Studies & Small Groups Triads OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve For those eating at the church, we will order dinner from a few different places this semester. Notice the date on the menu form. Please email Allison at email@example.com or call 806-350-5207 with your order and/or your family’s order by Tuesday at noon. We’ll eat in the Great Hall from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. SCHEDULE FOR ADULTS 5:30 p.m. Dinner – Families with children eat together in the Great Hall and Parlor. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Adults go to their classes at the church or to the location of their home groups. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters by Tim Keller - Rev. Dr. Murray Gossett, Rev. Dr. Howard Griffin, David Mullin Parlor In honor of Tim Keller’s recent passing, we will read and discuss one of his most popular books that helps us see how we can avoid the damaging sin of idolatry and find lasting hope and joy in the only place it can be found. Taught by Howard Griffin, Murray Gossett, and David Mullin in the Parlor at 6:30 p.m. Home Groups – If you’re interested in joining one of our home groups, please contact Murray Gossett at 806-373-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org . MUSIC GROUPS Children 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Praise Kidz Choir Room 302 (Choir Room) Sanctuary Singers 6:30 -8:00 p.m. (High school and up) Room 302 (Choir Room) Schedule for Elementary Kids 5:15 Dinner 5:45 Praise Kidz Choir in Room 302 (Choir Room) 6:30 Kids Ministry Programs 6:00-7:30 p.m. Kids Ministry welcomes children of all ages. Parents may enjoy a date night with Parents’ Time Out or choose to join our on-campus adult group or one of our Home Groups. Our Littles will be exploring the Lord’s Prayer. Elementary age kids will discover that Prayer is friendship with our Creator. It is as instinctive as breathing, yet so many feel like they don’t know how, it’s too hard, and have so many questions. We will be diving into our bibles to help us understand prayer through God’s true word. “Who do I pray to (Trinity), why should I pray, how do I pray, where should I pray, are there different kinds of prayers, and do all our prayers really get heard?” Our Heavenly Father says that prayer matters, and He desires to talk with us so let’s pray!! Schedule for A&O Students (meet in A&O house) 6:30-8:00 p.m. Middle School A&O 8:00-9:30 p.m. High School A&O Join us as we worship, spend time in small groups, and study the book of Matthew together!
- Youth | Firstpres
YOUTH Home / Ministries / Youth Goodb ye Summer... ... Hello BAc k to School Students enjoyed a summer filled with fun and Christ-centered fellowship! THANK YOU—to the Keisters, the Sanders, the Welchs, and the Carbajals—our amazing host homes this summer!! Thank you for opening your homes to our students and sharing the love of Christ 🤍 Other summer highlights included Slip’n’Slide Kickball at Austin Park and a night at Hodgetown. We have lots of exciting things planned for this upcoming school year and we hope your students will join us as we "walk worthy”--- "And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:9-14) JOIN US @ The AΩ House... Scan the QR code below to join our AΩ Parents GroupMe: @aoyouth LISTEN + WORSHIP Sundays we meet from 9:45am - 10:45am – Middle and High School are combined. Join us as we study Acts! We have Bible study, fellowship, and free donuts! Wednesday nights Middle School AΩ programming lasts from 6:30pm – 8pm, and High School AΩ programming lasts from 8pm – 9:30pm! Join us as we worship, spend time in small groups, and study the book of Matthew together! Upcoming Events: YOUTH Middle School High School OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve
- First Pres Kids | Firstpres
FIRST PRES KIDS Home / Ministries / First Pres Kids FIRST PRES KIDS Nursery/Early Childhood Elementary Events OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Join us SUNDAY MORNINGS @ 9:4 5am SUNDAY SCHOOL The Kids che ck-in desk is just inside the glass doors. Sunday Sept. 24 @ 9:45//10:55//1105 Call 806-350-5211 for info Elementary Wed Nights Early Childhood Wed Nights Kids are learning wonderful things and having lots of fun on Wednesday Nights! We had an epic VBS this summer called The Big God Story With VBS groups on-campus and at 3 other locations off-campus, we got to spread the news of Jesus all over! Click HERE to see pics of our great w eek of VBS. Want to stay connected with the Kids Ministry? Please join our REMIND account so we can text you occasional reminders about upcoming FP KIDS MIN events! Meet the Kids Ministry Staff: Debbie Laur , Director of Early Childhood Ministry, on the left and Kelli Glass , Director of Elementary Ministry on the right. About First Pres KIDS MINISTRY... First Pres Kids Ministry is a fun, safe and loving place for KIDS to learn about Jesus! Click here to learn about: Our SUNDAY SCHOOL Click here to learn about: Parenting in the Pew RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES: Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship by Robbie Castleman Sunday School Resources: TruCurriculum by Tru Ministry for Birth->Preschool->Kinder->1st/2nd Grade The Gospel of John for 3rd Grade The Story , by Randy Frazee for 4th/5th Grade Wednesday Night Resources: Books on Prayer: How can I Pray? by Steph Williams The Jesus Storybook Bible , (Pgs.222-227) by Sally Lloyd-Jones Words with God by Addison D. Bevere
- Serve Now | Firstpres
SERVE NOW Home / Ministries / Missions / We Support On Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 am. to 12:00 pm we will spread out around the city to serve others in the name of Christ. He came not to be served, but to serve others – so in His name we will serve others. You can serve as individuals, but God shows up in special ways when we serve together. Below are the service projects available on September 23, 2023. 1. “Agape” – notes/gifts of support for participants in Kairos and Emmaus – First Pres Great Hall 2. Make gift baskets and deliver to some of our members that are home bound. – First Pres Great Hall 3. Family Fun and Burger Bash: Bring your family and meet the families we love and serve in the San Jacinto Neighborhood - Murray’s House 3614 SW 6th 4. Prune shrubs, clean up around the church grounds – First Pres Space for some of the projects above is limited. To sign-up or for more information visit the Welcome Desk. Love to have you with us serving in His name. MISSIONS We Support Get Involved OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve TEACHING ENGLISH WHILE LEARNING SPANISH! Are you interested in an opportunity to learn Spanish and support those who are trying to learn English? This is a great opportunity for ministry and serving others in a practical way by simply meeting and having conversation with them. Email Kim Zimmer for more information. You can also sign up at the Welcome Center in the Great Hall on Sundays. Ongoing Service Opportunities If you would like someone to contact you about serving in our community, please fill out the form below: I am interested in serving with: Downtown Women's Center - Gratitude Apartments 4 Amarillo In-Town Mission Trip San Jacinto Elementary Opportunity School Sharing Hope Salvation Army High Plains Food Bank Speiro Legacies Wyld Life Mission Amarillo Acts Community Center Square Mile Heal the City Murray's House Serve within First Pres Submit Thanks for submitting! 1/6