Ephesians Tag

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4 NIV)...

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)...

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others op according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Ephesians 4:29...

Our passage for this morning is also about change but it is all about positive change for the better. It s about a transformation that occurs in the life of every Christian by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit change that is gradual, but permanent; slow, but steady; in degrees, but life-long. It s summarized for us in the last verse of our passage for this morning: "And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."...

It happens every year on the first Sunday in January you can expect it! I m not talking about Holy Communion although I could, as we have Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month. But what I m talking about here is the ordination and installation of new church officers. It s such a special time in the life of our church, as ordained ministry is critically important ...

Lighting of the Advent Wreath by FPC families and friends
Lighting of the Advent Wreath by FPC families and friends
Lighting of the Advent Wreath by FPC families and friends
A discussion on 1 John to parallel Pastor Mike's sermon series will be facilitated by John Wick.  Join this in depth discussion in the Lynch Room, upstairs off of the Fellowship Hall.
A study on the New Testament book of Philippians will focus on the joy found in the Christian life.  Taught by Don Estes, the class meets in the Hometime Room, on the main level off of the Fellowship Hall.

Beginning Sunday, February 9, 2020 through Palm Sunday, from 9:30 am to 10:15 am, instead of a regular Sunday School class, Pastor Herring and Rosanne Franco will be preparing our fourth through ninth graders for this by studying the Westminster Shorter Catechism.  On Palm Sunday, those students who would like to join the First Presbyterian Church as members will meet with the Elders.  Following this time, they will join the church during the worship service.  Pastor Mike and Rosanne will turn something that may sound boring into something fun and interesting!  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Herring or the Christian Education Elders Mikyong Kim and Daryl Kolator. 

Join us Palm Sunday as our FPC kids will sing, and Pastor Mike preaches on The March from Matthew 21:1-11.  Palm Sunday at FPC Newport will be a morning of celebration and praise and fellowship.  We want you to feel safe, so safety precautions are implemented including social distancing and readily available disposable masks and hand sanitizer.  Last year, our doors were closed.  This year, we are open and invite you to join us for this joyous day.
Easter Worship at 10:30 am promises to be a morning of rejoicing and celebration.  We celebrate our Risen Savior.  We celebrate joining together in person.  Come worship with us!  FPC Kids will be singing.  Pastor Mike will preach a message of hope.  We want you to feel safe, so we implement precautions such as social distancing and the availability of hand sanitizer and disposable masks. We can't wait to see you.  (There will be no Sunday School on Easter.)
September 1 at 7 pm, come pray for Afghanistan at FPC.  We will pray for its people, our veterans and military.  We will pray with burdened hearts for so many affected by recent events.  Join us on the lower level (basement) of FPC.  For more information and for those who are more comfortable attending virtually, please contact Charlotte Ricci at 401-662-3424 or charlottekinder3@gmail.com.
Right after church, join us for an FPC Family Event at Escobar Farms, 255 Middle Road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island! Navigate the corn maze, enjoy delicious snacks and have fun in the beautiful outdoors!  Enjoy a farm setting with all that our beautiful island has to offer.  The cost is $10 for ages 12 and up, $8 for ages 5-11.  4 and under get in free!