Fellowship and Spiritual Growth

Would you like to enjoy the reward of being more involved in the life of our church? Click here to see the wide variety of ways to serve with joy at First Presbyterian Church. Throughout the year we have many events and activities for spiritual enrichment, education and enjoyment!

Church Life Sunday
In early September when Sunday School resumes and Worship time returns to 10:30 a.m. we sponsor a special coffee hour during which we provide information about the wide variety of service, fellowship, prayer and study opportunities offered at FPC. This year it will be September 10.

Small Group Ministry

Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" (Matthew 18:20, NRSV).

Small groups are more than Bible study groups. Small groups are a wonderful way to connect with fellow Christians in a loving, caring setting. Small groups provide the opportunity to grow in our Christian faith, to share our concerns, to pray for each other, and to grow in our walk with Christ. It is an opportunity to study God’s Word and enjoy being with Christian friends. Most groups meet twice a month, and no “homework” is needed, only a sincere desire to grow in Christ in an informal setting where everyone can feel can feel free to ask their real questions and sense the support of the group. If you would like to talk more about Small Groups, please contact any of the following leaders: Bunny Miller at 683-0709, Daryl and Dave Kolator at 846-8224, or Dick and Cindy Price at 619-0048. We will also be available immediately after church in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays.

Dinner Club
FPC’s Dinner Club is a great way to get to know the people you see on Sunday while enjoying dinner, brunch or even a night out. When you sign up, you become part of a group of six or eight people who meet at their convenience at least twice during a six-month period. A different person or couple acts as host each time, providing a main dish. Others, if able, bring an appetizer, salad, dessert, or whatever group members decide. It’s informal, always lively, and open to all adults, young or old, single or attached, new to FPC or lifetime members. Please consider joining this group that can transform a Sunday handshake into a lasting friendship. Click here for more information.

Annual Family Picnic Lots of fun, food and fellowship at this event every year. It's held at beautiful Gooseberry Beach and we've been blessed with great weather in recent years, even though there's a spacious indoor area as well!

Adult Spiritual Retreat
Our annual October Adult Spiritual Retreat is held at Sachuest Wildlife Refuge. Attendees are always renewed spiritually while enjoying the beauty of a southern New England fall day and beautiful views of the ocean. Please Join us this year. 20160724 enews p 4 of 4
Coffee Hour

This special time of fellowship following Sunday morning worship relies on volunteers to host a few Sundays during the year. It’s a great opportunity to be involved without a weekly commitment and it means a lot to congregation members who look forward to meeting new people.

Pot Luck Suppers and Hymn Sings
Bring your favorite dish, enjoy a great meal, and then sing your favorite hymns. Watch for announcements about this popular event, especially the Christmas carol evening and the night before Palm Sunday, when we make palm crosses in addition to the supper and singing.

Annual Congregational Meeting and Lunch
At our annual soup and salad lunch and congregational meeting (after church the last Sunday in January), we celebrate together and give thanks that God has blessed and guided this congregation for 128 years. This is a time to review the accomplishments of the previous year, and look forward to the promises and challenges of the new year.

Looking for a Spiritual Lift?
Our Lord Jesus prayed in the Garden “Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.” (John 17:11) Our Advent and Lenten Guide devotionals help us to share with one another in a united way. Another way we can increase our bonds of Christian love and unity at FPC is to unite in reading the same devotional, Our Daily Bread. By using the same devotional together, in addition to whatever other devotionals you choose to use, we can share His Word and respond to His Word with one another. Of course, this is entirely voluntary. But we ask you to prayerfully consider joining other brothers and sisters in Christ here at First Presbyterian as we seek to draw closer to Him throughout this coming year.