Whether you are new or have been around a while we hope that you already feel that you “belong” at First Pres. But if you are sensing God’s gift of grace leading you to another step in your journey of faithfulness, then you may be ready to make a commitment to our community of faith and pursue membership officially. We’ll have you join us for 2 gatherings: Thursday evening March 21 and Saturday March. It’s an opportunity for us to get to know you and you to get to know others, including our pastors and some of our elders. We’ll talk about the mission and values of FPC, what it means to be a people of reformed faith, and give you a tour of the building.
If you have questions or you are ready to sign up, contact Myra at 747-1058 x252 or email@example.com. Please let Myra know if you need childcare.
Celebrating 50 years of friendships and learning!
9:30: Meet and greet current and former Barton students and staff over coffee as you browse the displays of Barton history. 10:00: Hear stories of former Barton School students and remembrances of teachers. 11:30: Enjoy a buffet with a sampling of foods from around the world—and birthday cake!
Former Barton School students and teachers are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome! Attendees may come for any or all of the festivities.
Exploitation & Human Dignity
Slavery has not been eradicated from the world. In fact, there are more slaves in the world today than at any time in human history. During a special Biblical Justice Forum, we will learn about modern-day slavery and human trafficking that is happening abroad and right here in our city. We will welcome a special guest speaker from International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org) and the founders of Spokane's own anti-trafficking organization The Jonah Project (www.jonahproject.org).
Please RSVP for 6pm dinner ($5/adult) or childcare at 747-1058 by March 10.
Join Gerontologist and dementia care expert Debby Dodds, M.S. for a hands-on practical workshop on living well with dementia on March 7 at 7 p.m., following TNL dinner. People with dementia may feel fear or frustration because they are losing cognitive ability and becoming less able to cope with daily life. Come explore the positive qualities that remain throughout memory loss and see practical examples of how to use music to improve your loved one’s moods. We’ll practice with playlists, YouTube, and other simple streaming solutions. Come prepared with a list of 10 songs or artists you or your loved one like, and bring your iPad or mobile phone with the YouTube app downloaded. This event is sponsored by FPC’s Stephen Ministry.
The highly popular Women’s Build is back! Join the women of FPC and Habitat for Humanity of Spokane to build brand new homes alongside our neighbors who need quality affordable housing. Email Ross Carper (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP for your construction session: morning (8:30-12), afternoon (12:30-4:30), or BOTH!
Read one of the following books and join us for for a discussion of what the author has to say about our identity in Christ in the context of our cultural identities.
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
White Awake by Daniel Hill
The Prodigal Prophet by Timothy Keller
Ethnicity & Human Dignity
Special guest speakers Pastor Alvaro Gomez (Pastor at Comunidad Cristiana de Spokane) and Jose Ceniceros (Youth Pastor at Life Center Church, works primarily in West Central) share stories from their local ministry experiences alongside communities of color in Spokane.
If you’d like to join us for dinner at 6pm ($5/adult) or need childcare, please RSVP at 747-1058 by February 18
The Christmas season can be difficult for those experiencing loneliness, grief, or pain. If you are carrying heavy burdens for yourself or others, join us for a service of prayer and reflection as we "wait together for the light." This is a joint service with Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church.