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Advent Devotion – December 4 – Cal Clark & Cayman Welser

As the prophet Habakkuk writes his oracle, the Babylonians…

Advent Devotion – December 3 – Frank Reeves

In this Psalm, verses 1-3 describe a prior occasion on which God delivered the Israelites from bondage and exile…

Advent Devotion – December 2 – Anne Donnell

Such devastation, such suffering. Murder. Destruction. Contempt, scorn, derision…

Advent Devotion – November 29 – Michael Schulte

In late September, my grandma was hospitalized and underwent emergency, life-saving heart surgery…

Survey Says…

I want to thank the many of you who responded to the survey about our Christmas Eve Worship. The results are about what I expected…

The A.V. Club

On March 8, 2020 B.C. (Before COVID), the status of technology in the FPC sanctuary could best be described as “limited.” Our audio system consisted of a pulpit microphone connected to an aging PA system. We also had a couple of crotchety wireless mics with an affinity for feedback. Several years ago, we did replace the spherical ceiling speaker with something newer. Video capabilities in the sanctuary were non-existent.

Reopening… Update

The Session met Sunday evening, and in addition to their normal business they also discussed reopening the church for corporate worship. The consensus of the Elders was…

Storm Damage

On Sunday evening a powerful line of thunderstorms raced across Middle Tennessee causing widespread damage. At the church…

When Does the Church Reopen?

The foremost question in all our minds is when will we be able to return to normal worship at First Presbyterian Church? When can we gather together in the chapel […]

Lenten Challenge #22

Today is Easter Sunday and our final Lenten Challenge. On a normal Easter, most Christians gather in their churches for worship, and then, when possible, continue Easter fellowship with family and friends.

Lenten Challenge #20

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Were you there when they pierced Him in the side?
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Lenten Challenge #19

Here’s an interesting question to ask at parties: “Did you grow up saying ‘debts,’ ‘trespasses,’ or ‘sins’?”

Lenten Challenge #17

We have not held corporate worship services in our sanctuary for four weeks now. We are deep into our social distancing. We likely have a few more weeks to go. So, that makes today…

Lenten Challenge #16

The word “passion” comes from the Latin verb patior which means “to suffer, bear, endure.”

Lenten Challenge #13

Two weeks ago, for Challenge #4, you prayed for 3 minutes. You completed that Challenge…

Lenten Challenge #12

There are many people who do so much to make our lives more livable. Today, your Lenten Challenge is…

Lenten Challenge #7

Your Lenten Challenge for Wednesday is to contact a relative with whom you’ve lost touch or with whom you haven’t spoken to in a while.

Lenten Challenge #6

Your Lenten Challenge for today is to read and meditate on the account of Jesus’ Temptation in the Wilderness.

Lenten Challenge #3

Your Lenten Challenge for today is to read and reflect on Jesus’ parable of the surprising Samaritan.

Social Distancing

I would like to share with you two articles that I found to be helpful in explaining/showing why social distancing is important in the fight against COVID-19. Both articles rely on animations so I would recommend looking at them on a desktop computer if possible.

Uncharted Territory

The emergence of the novel coronavirus has forced us all into uncharted territory. We need to accept that our world is going to be different for a while. The good news is that the situation is not permanent.