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  • Wednesday Nights | Firstpres

    WEDNESDAY NIGHTS / / Home Ministries Studies & Groups / Wednesday Nights Wednesday Nights for Spring 2021 begin January 27 ​ WEDNESDAY NIGHT GROUPS Choose to be a part of a Home Group or a group that meets at First Pres. Everyone will have dinner, teaching time (in person for those at the church; online from either Interpreting an Applying the Parables or He Can Relate for those meeting in homes), breakout group discussion time, and Children’s programming for any group with children. SCHEDULE FOR HOME GROUPS 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner at Home Group host home 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Live online teaching with breakout groups for adults & children SCHEDULE FOR GROUPS AT CHURCH 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner in the Great Hall 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Teaching with breakout group discussion For those eating at the church, we will order dinner from Chick-fil-A. Please email Charlotte Kinch at with your order or your family’s order by Tuesday at noon. charlottek@firstpres.com We’ll eat in the Great Hall from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. STUDIES AND GROUPS Wednesday Nights Sunday School Bible Studies & Small Groups Triads OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve – Rev. Kim Talley Jesus Can Relate Parlor (can also be streamed into any home group) This is a six week study and discussion of the different relationships of Jesus and how we can apply those practices to our own relationships. Topics: Jesus and His Earthly Family Jesus and His Close Friends Jesus and His Enemies Jesus and the Lost Jesus and Other Races Jesus and Women – Howard Griffin, Dan Carter & David Mullin Interpreting and Applying the Parables of Jesus Room 304 (can also be streamed into any home) Jesus was once asked, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” Jesus replied, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.” Come join us as we seek to discover the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven as we learn what the parables of Jesus meant to the first century audience who heard them for the first time. Then we will discuss how we might apply these lessons about the Kingdom of Heaven to our own lives today. You can join us in person in 304 or on our FIRST PRES LIVE page. – Carrie Ives Financial Peace (Zoom class only) Take control of your money with Financial Peace University! This nine-lesson class uses Biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! You can sign up for this class and start your 14-day free trial of Financial Peace at . Class starts Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Contact Carrie Ives if interested at . fpu.com/1131346 crrives@gmail.com Whether children join their parents in Wednesday Night Neighborhood Home Groups all around the city or are at the church for dinner and study groups, they will be learning from hands-on activities led by trained volunteers and child care staff! There will be Intergenerational time as well as breakout time specifically for the kids! 5:45 Middle School students and their families can eat dinner in Great Hall 6:30-7:30 p.m. Middle School led by Senior High School and staff 8:00-9:30 p.m. High School led by adult leaders and staff SCHEDULE FOR A&O (meet in A&O house) Everyone is welcome at A&O. There is singing, a message, and small group time. This Fall our study will be on The Story of God.

  • First Pres Live | Firstpres

    MINISTRIES Home / Ministries / First Pres Live Live opportunities to stay connected as a church family Sunday Worship Services 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 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 Wednesday Night Studies FPKids Bear Fruit Wednesday Night Lesson Bear Fruit Tonight is our last meeting of Bear Fruit. We'll be learning about and discussing The Believer and Biblical Sexuality. ​ To join our ZOOM discussion, . please click here Women's Ministry Encouragement Video Sermon on the Mount Rev. Dr. Howard Griffin and Elder/Trustee David Mullin will teach this Wednesday Night study. You can join them in Room 304 at the church or online at home or with any Home Group. Here are the Discussion Questions for Week 9 And Heaven & Nature Sing... Women's Advent Workshop 2020 Videos Devotional Craft

  • Youth | Firstpres

    YOUTH Home / Ministries / Youth high school ski retreat 2020 Join us at Copper Mountain outside Frisco, Colorado for three full days of fun and fellowship! Dates are . December 19 - 23, 2020 Due to COVID-19, we will be staying in condos instead of a hotel-like setting, which will afford our group more separation from other groups. ​ This trip will include options for three days of skiing along with the opportunity to participate in snow tubing or riding the mountain coaster. Copper Mountain Village provides ample shopping in a variety of fun shops. After a full day of fun, each evening will be spent in worship and sharing God's word in small groups with experienced group leaders. Expect to grow spiritually and be changed and renewed on this trip to Copper Mountain! ​ PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of slots for this trip, so get your registration completed as soon as possible. A deposit of $200 is required upon registration. Final payment must be submitted . Full refunds will be made up to . no later than December 11th December 4th ​ To register online, click . here YOUTH Middle School High School OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Colossians 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Connect with us on Twitter AΩ High school Twitter page. AΩ Middle school Twitter page. Like our Facebook page, A&O Student Ministries

  • Sunday School | Firstpres

    SUNDAY SCHOOL / / Home Ministries Studies & Groups / Sunday School Sunday school begins January 10 - Dan Carter, Orlando Lopez Terms of the Gospel: Words of Grace Parlor We will examine words in scripture employed to explain various aspects of salvation: justification, sanctification, glorification, reconciliation, adoption, redemption, propitiation, substitution, faith, grace, etc. Dictionaries required 😊 - Carol Allen B-12 Class Room 204 We’ll study spiritual principles embodied in the Bible and the 12 Steps.` - Sherrie Lovato Women’s Bible Study Room 207 We will continue our study through the book of Revelation. – Mary & David Mullin & Jay O’Brien Kaleidoscope Room 209 We will finish the last few chapters of Isaiah and then go to Thessalonians. This class will meet by Zoom and in person. – Shannon Brooks, Duane Harp, Dick Doyle & Karen Jordan Stout Berean Class Room 206 We will have discussion as we work our way through I Peter. –Darrell Schmidt, Skip Forsyth Men’s Bible Study Room 202 - Using the gospel of Luke as our primary text, we will learn what Jesus taught about prayer, how and when He prayed, and we’ll discover His source of power through prayer. Praying Like Jesus - Andrew Amstutz, Brian Oliver, Brady Clark The Upper Room Room 304 To start the year, the Upper Room will be looking at a variety of subjects: church history, why we believe some of the things we do, current events, and digging deeper into the Sunday morning sermons. STUDIES AND GROUPS Wednesday Nights Sunday School Bible Studies & Small Groups Triads OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve What About Children & Youth? - Children from preschool to 5th grade will continue on with the Faithweaver Now curriculum, exploring the entire Bible over a span of three years. This fall we will be studying from the book of Genesis, where we see that God created the world and people. Back to the Beginning! We’re all on the 2nd floor of the Children’s Wing Birth – 2 years in Rooms 235, 237 & 241 8:30 Nursery children through Kindergarten in Room 230 Preschool worship 9:45 (Sunday school hour) Early Childhood Birth – 2 years in Rooms 235, 237 & 241 Preschool – Kindergarten Rooms 230,231 Elementary 9:45 Combined Gathering in Room 232 then go to: 1st & 2nd Grade: Room 234 3rd Grade: Room 243 4th & 5th Grade: Room 245 11:00/1105 Nursery Birth – 2 years in Rooms 235, 237 & 241 Preschool worship Children through Kindergarten in Room 230 -10:00 a.m. Middle School/High School A&O Sunday Anna McCay, Blake Milum, Sarah Griffin - A&O House Small group Bible study and discussion using the Axis study guide. Our first topic will be on Prayer.

  • Watch Our Sermons | Firstpres

    WATCH OUR SERMONS / Home Worship Services / Watch our Sermons Is Grace Reigning in You? WORSHIP SERVICES Reformed Traditional Contemporary Gospel OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Detangling Christmas Thankful Living Faith of Our Fathers A Great Commission for a Challenging Time

  • MINISTRIES | Firstpres

    MINISTRIES Home / Ministries Ministries We have all kinds of active ministries that seek to equip people to do the work of God’s Kingdom. There are numerous groups where people can connect, grow, and be equipped for the work of God’s Kingdom. On Sunday mornings we have Sunday school. On Wednesday nights we have numerous classes and small groups that meet in our church, and throughout the week we have various Bible studies that meet for every age and stage in our church and around the city. If you want to learn what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus and how you can use your gifts for His Kingdom, join us on the journey by getting involved in one our various ministries. 1/6 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

  • event3 | Firstpres

    Angel Tree 2020 For over 10 years, our church family has loved, supported, and encouraged families in Amarillo through Prison Fellowship. Year after year, the Deacons called each family and check on them. They confirmed the needs and requests sent by the imprisoned parent with the current caregiver, and then our amazing church families chose angels from the tree and shopped to ensure each child would know they were not forgotten and that each child would truly know they were loved at Christmas. Presents wrapped in prayers and paper were returned to the church and then checked and sorted in preparation for the party. On a December Saturday morning for ten years, Christmas came early to “prison orphaned” children. Cookies were consumed. Pizza was gobbled. Carbonated caffeine was guzzled. Most importantly, the hope of the Christmas story was shared in word and deed. This year, amidst the pandemic, our church had the choice to let Prison Fellowship do all the work: the contacting, the checking, the gift card purchasing, and the delivery of the gifts. In our hearts, we knew this wasn’t how Jesus called us to serve. He didn’t simply send us salvation or deliver it through angelic mail. He came. He loved. He served. We want to be like Jesus! Therefore, within the parameters of the pandemic, we are still going to love and serve. We are going to keep our “angels” and members safe. In the Great Hall, you will still find a tree with Angel names, but instead of taking a name from the tree and shopping, you will donate $35 toward a Walmart gift card. Donations are due by December 13. . These gift cards will be stuffed in sacks full of candy and treats. Each gift and a pizza will be given to our angels on Saturday, December 19, from 11:00 a.m. – noon during our Drive-by Angel Tree Parade. Please join us. We are looking forward to loving and serving like Jesus. Even a pandemic can’t stop His love! If you have questions, please contact Anita Goodrum at 350-5202. You can donate online here

  • event4 | Firstpres

    Christmas 2020 So that we can have as many people join us as possible, please REGISTER HERE and get your tickets for the Christmas Eve service you plan to attend. We'll save your seats in the Sanctuary until 15 minutes before each service. After that, you are still welcome to join us where we have room to fit everyone safely. Our nursery will be open for the 4 p.m. service. The Christmas Eve services at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. will be livestreamed. Starting December 6, we'll all be in the Sanctuary together to worship and prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We'll also start our Advent sermon series, December 6 is the traditional Lessons & Carols service; December 13 is the Contemporary 1105 Christmas Celebration; December 20 is the Gospel Christmas Favorites service. Detangling Christmas from Distractions. Critter Land, our engaging and safe nursery, will be available for those 5 years and younger at the 4 p.m. service only.

  • First Pres Kids | Firstpres

    FIRST PRES KIDS Home / Ministries / First Pres Kids Welcome to Coming up: FIRST PRES KIDS Nursery/Early Childhood Elementary Events OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Parents' MORNING Out- we are making plans for fun and we are inviting all those who are able to join in! We'll be in masks except for when we eat breakfast at a safe distance. PJs or comfy clothes are perfect for this event. Register your kids for limited openings for a morning of games, crafts and fun. here Critter Land is Open! Our Nursery and are open at Preschool Worship 8:30 and 11:00 for our Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kindergartners. REMIND messages will come as texts to your phone even if you do not have the app. Feel free to comment or send questions back. The account manager will be the only one who sees your comment. About First Pres KIDS MINISTRY... First Pres Kids Ministry is a fun, safe and loving place for KIDS to learn about Jesus! Click to learn about our staff. here Click to learn more about our Sunday School classes at 9:45 am. here ​ RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES: by Robbie Castleman Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship Check out FaithWeaversNOW, the New Curriculum used by FPKids Ministry for 2018 https://www.group.com/category/ministry-resources/childrens-ministry/sunday-school/faithweaver-now.do

  • Plan to ReOpen | Firstpres

    Masks Now Required AT ALL TIMES inside the Building In light of the high hospitalization rate and high number of active COVID cases in our area, our Session met last week to see how our church should respond to our Mayor’s plea as well as many local doctors’ plea for people to wear masks at all times in public. Following the counsel of local medical officials and after much prayer, the Session made the following decisions: Session decided that, “While we are in Level Red, whenever we gather publicly in our building, .” This, of course, means that we will need to wear masks throughout the entirety worship services, Sunday school classes, and Wednesday night classes. Wearing masks at all times is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID 19 according to local health officials. we will wear masks except when we eat, and we will maintain six feet of social distance between our family and others Session also voted that while we are in LEVEL RED, we will “ ” eliminate food service on Wednesday Nights. Groups that have been meeting together in homes on Wednesday nights will now need to ZOOM into the Parlor from their own individual homes to avoid the risk of further spread. The Session also voted that “ ” A quick way to establish six feet of distance can be determined by having both people spread out their arms. If they can do that and are not touching each other, they are close to six feet apart. when we return to Level Orange, we will return to our most recent practice of wearing masks in the building as you would at a restaurant (wearing masks in public places and while singing but removing them when you are seated and socially distanced) and only taking them off once you sit down and when at least six feet of social distance has been established. Session voted on November 16 to have this coming Sunday as our last timer all Sunday schools to meet until January 10 to help limit exposure in close quarters. As always, you can call the church office for information as well. Sunday school, Wednesday Nights, and Bible studies ending until January 10

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