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PC(USA) Action Alert - Taking a Stand Against Racism

The Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness is outraged by the senseless murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Derek Chauvin, the arresting officer, forced Floyd to the ground and placed his knee on his neck until he was dead. For several minutes, the officer refused to relent as people in the crowd were pleading with him to stop, and Floyd echoed Eric Garner saying, "I can't breathe." This incident adds to the many other recent occurrences of brutality against the Black community. The racism, white supremacy, and anti-Blackness so prevalent within our country must end. As people of faith, we must honor the inherent value and dignity of all people and seek justice when that value and dignity is attacked.

We are calling on Presbyterians to take action and "stand against racism in all its myriad forms." We urge you to:

1.    Petition the President of the United States to proclaim a national day of "Mourning Against Racial Injustice" on June 19th, the traditional day of celebration for African Americans over the end of slavery, where flags will be flown at half-mast.

2.    Contact your member of Congress demanding legislation that defines racialized police violence as a hate crime.


Even though our traditional services have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we are here for you. We are an open and supportive community. Whether you've attended here once, weekly or never, you are invited to connect with us on Facebook to share your challenges and joys and how you are coping with the quarantine.

This week (June 7) our Youth will lead us in Worship and we will honor our graduates.

Services may be viewed on the church's Facebook page. Please feel free to share your thoughts and prayers with us!

Don't forget to join us for our weekly virtual coffee hour at 11:45 on Sundays. We look forward to seeing you then!

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  The Mission of First Presbyterian Church is to:

invite the world into the church to seek and worship God, be formed in faith, and be nurtured by the congregation;
empower the people to live God's love through Jesus Christ; and
embody God's grace in deeds of justice and compassion.


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Children's and Youth Ministry

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On the second Sunday of the month, bring in any and all loose change you have to go towards our Noisy Offering! The youth have selected 12 organizations that they would like this offering to benefit. In March, the donations will benefit the World Wildlife Fund.

At First Church, we partner with families to guide and nurture children and youth, providing plenty of ways to encourage kids to know and follow Jesus Christ and be faithful members of his church. Learn how we approach spiritual development of children and youth.