BELL CAROLING! Bells, songs and a party afterwards!
Gather Monday, Dec 15, at 6 pm at the backdoor of the church on S. Prieur St. We will walk around the neighborhood until 8pm and then return to the church for refreshments and merriment. Caroling around the neighborhood has been a tradition at First Presbyterian for over 10 years!
NO experience necessary but knowing popular Christmas songs is helpful.
Have you heard the story of the magnificent tree that is in the church yard at First Presbyterian? Gather round children, and I will tell you the story. Once upon a time there was a family that lived on a farm in Mississippi and they had lots of trees growing all over their property. There was one exceptionally beautiful Leyland cypress tree that was in exactly the wrong place and it had to be cut down. The family was sad to cut down such a beautiful tree, especially so close to Christmas. They wanted to find a way to save the tree.
Thanks to the team who assembled our Christmas Tree on Saturday. It is ready for the Lessons and Carols Service on December 14 when we will decorate it with Christmon ornaments and collaboratively decorate the rest of the sanctuary with garlands and greenery. Al of this while we will hear the story of Jesus in 6 short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books, and Gospels, interspersed with singing of carols, hymns & choir music.
The major fundraiser for the La Liason parent organization, of the Lyceé Français was this past Saturday and it was a big success. This was easily the largest event on the church's property in recent history. The Lyceé Français is a public school that has 4 preschool classes located in our building, so we wish them great success.
There are lots of great events coming to celebrate the birth of Chist. At worship on December 14th will be the Greening of the Sanctuary along with one of our favorites -- Christmas Lessons and Carols. It's a lot of fun for the whole family as we sing the classic Christmas carols in church. The following night,we will meet at the church for bell caroling in the FPCNO neighborhood. After we sing a few songs and bring the joy of Christ's birth to our friends and neighbors, we'll meet in the sanctuary for our annual Christmas party and open house.
The pictures are up! This past September, Rev. Fred Powell, as well as other members, stood as a quiet, loving protectors between French Quarter visitors and the pharisees who trolled Bourbon Street screaming damnation during the Southern Decadence celebration. Pastor Fred took pictures with revelers and shared Christ's love. Please visit the Bourbon Jesus web page to see all the pictures.
Would you walk a mile to feed a starving family? Then plan to walk with First Presbyterian Church in the first GNO CROP Hunger Walk! It will be a pleasant 1 or 1.5 mile walk along the lakefront in the early morning, but your walk will pay for food not only in 3rd world countries, but right here in New Orleans! Friend us www.facebook.com/NOLACROP.
Let’s all meet up at Zephyrs Field on Sunday, August 31 game time 6 pm to watch the Zephyr’s vs Memphis Redbirds game. Admission is $5.00, there will be activities for the kids and fireworks. We can all sit together and have some F.P.C-Zephyr’s fun. See you there!
led by Rev. Keith Abramowski who will be presenting Calvin’s life and theology and his place in the diverse church of the 21st century. Lunch will be served! We are expecting visitors from many faith traditions from Roman Catholic to Orthodox to Pentecostal believers!