Announcements

Adult Sunday School

On Sunday, October 13 and October 20, we will study "Discerning What God is Doing" based on the book of Acts. On October 27, our lesson will be "Is There Life After Death?" On November 3, we will study "Imagining Heaven". Please invite your family and friends as we receive a better understanding of the scriptures from these lessons on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Cairl Room.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

Our next Men's Prayer Breakfast will be on Saturday, October 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the Fifth Wheel Restaurant. Please join us as we pray for our church/families while enjoying great fellowship with delicious food!

Martha Mary Circle

The next meeting for the Martha Mary Circle is Monday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the Cairl Room. All ladies are invited to come to help with mission projects that are local and across the globe.

Veteran Recognition of Family Members

Our First Presbyterian Church history continues to be a part of "who we are"! We have always exhibited our patriotic love for our country. Many members have served in the military over the years and we are especially proud of each and every one of them. If your family member was a veteran of any early war, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, or the War in Afghanistan and you have a picture of them, please share that picture. Our 200th committee wants to recognize them in the Hall of Memories. Please give your photo to the Church Office, Alice Kostoff, Karen Sobieralski by Sunday, October 27. We look forward to recognizing them.

 Remembrance of Loved Ones for All Saints Day

In observance of the bond of those living and those who have died, the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe is celebrating All Saints Day on Sunday, November 3 during Worship at 11:00 a.m. We ask that you join us as we “toll” the passing bell for our loved ones. During the 11:00 a.m. worship service we will ask the family or family member to come forward to light a candle in their name. Moreover, it is to honor you for your loving dedication and support to those who meant so much to you. We ask that you submit your loved ones name to the Church Office by Tuesday, October 29 so we can make sure we remember your loved one on this special day of remembrance in the bulletin.

Harvest Meal~Old Fashioned Worship Service

As we look back in the history of our church, many people shared the love of our Lord in different ways. We can reflect on the different lifestyle between then and now...but somehow our glory to God continues to be shown in old and recent Worship, and time spent with Christian friends. Well once again that is part of our plan to celebrate a 200th Birthday at First Presbyterian Church.

The church family is invited to attend an Old-Fashioned Worship Service in our church sanctuary on Sunday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. Recognition of Veterans will be part of the Worship Service also. Then the Harvest Meal Potluck will follow in the Fellowship Hall. A menu of just such a meal was sponsored by the Presbyterian Women back in 1873. Please check a sign-up sheet in the CE Lobby for details. What a wonderful event this will be. Plan to attend with your church family and friends. (Period costume is welcomed.

Thanksgiving Baskets

The Deacons have begun collecting supplies to fill Thanksgiving Baskets for those in our community who are in need of food. The chart of items needed is outside the office door. There is also a basket in which to put food items. Our goal is to fill 40 baskets so we need everyone’s help. Baskets will be delivered on Saturday, November 23 if you would like to help.

Weekly Programs

Wee Believers

Amy Morgan and Sue Bondie have started up the Wee Believer curriculum after the Children’s Sermon in Worship on Sunday mornings. Infant Care is available before the Worship Service. We might request people from the congregation to sign up to help with this. During Wee Believer’s the children will hear a bible story and have a time of play and interaction with other children.

Thursday Morning Bible Study     

Our Bible Study group has begun a study on "Growing Older and Wiser" which meets every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Cairl Room with Cynthia Morgan leading us. Please join us as we pour over the scriptures and pray with one another as the Lord guides us through this study.