Christmas Cantata Rehearsals September 12th 6:30pm

The Mystery and the Majesty
The Christmas Cantata at First Presbyterian has and is a fun time for singers to gather for 12 weeks to prepare for sharing the Good News through music. The Christmas Cantata being planned for this year is “the Mystery and the Majesty” by Joseph M. Martin. From the jubilant glories to gentle manger lullabies, this inspirational cantata celebrates the wonder and splendor of Christmas! Traditional carols and newly composed seasonal anthems blend with thoughtful narration to help create a meaningful experience for our community of faith. Titles include: A Christmas Flourish; Carol of Longing; Advent Jubilation; The Coming Joy; Upon a Midnight Clear; A Call to Christmas Joy; Journey to Bethlehem; The Beautiful Impossible and A Noel Proclamation. Rehearsals are scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30pm. It is a SATB so we will need lots
of voices particularly tenor and basses. We will have professionally made CDs available for learning parts. Sign up sheet is in the music room or email Kris at

Cantata rehearsals: Wed evenings Sept. 12th through Dec. 12th
Dress rehearsal Sat., Dec. 15th at 10:30am
Performance Sun., Dec. 16th during 10:30am worship service

Kris Bartelt
Worship Coordinator, First Presbyterian

Breeze-First Presbyterian Fond du Lac’s Network

Welcome to First Pres. FDL’s Network   Breeze is a password protected, member’s only resource that allows members to access a directory of the church members, to upload photos of themselves and family for the directory, and for people to access their own giving information.  No one else can access that information and any who wish not to have their contact information visible can request to be blocked.  But for most of us it is a handy way to be in contact with one another and access information about events, and activities.

We hope that you will find this a helpful resource for building our relationships as Christ’s community together.

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What is Per Capita?

Per capita is an amount of money per member (this year, $35.33) that our congregation pays to our larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). read on

Creative Arts-February Mtg

Creative Arts February 8, 2018

Pastor Jack opened the meeting with prayer.

Ash Wednesday February 14th — connecting item: hearts –

Topic of reconciliation
God’s Progressive Covenants
1. God will practice self-restraint, sign rainbow (Noah)
Rainbows will arrive on February 14th
     February 18th connecting item: rainbow
What are you letting go of?
Name of the table–Place for change. Rainbow, laminate of heart image. Basket for the cards.
Plastic stand with instructions.

  1. God is asking for a willingness to take steps (Abram and Sarai)
    February 25th connecting item: cross
    3. Gift of a higher law 12 tribes that do not get along with each (Moses)
    March 4th connecting item: 3 x 5 cards rainbow 
    4. Gift of grace. (Jesus)
         March 11th connecting item: square head nails are here
    5. Law of God written on our hearts
         March 18th connecting item: a mustard seed, etched stones
    6. Palm Sunday – Christ offering peace in Jerusalem?
         March 25th connecting item: Palm branches

Brainstorming for Summer:
Anxiety: Being isolated, disconnected, situations in China/Korea, health care
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – bridge over denial?
Giant Jack -in- the – Box – What anxiety will pop up this week?
Seems like more people are looking out for number 1 and a level of compassion is lost.

Assignment: visual focal point for anxiousness?

Next meeting March 22, 2018

Alternative Gift Fair 2017

This year the Christian Education Team hosted the Alternative Gift Fair from November 26-December 24.  The Alternative Gift Fair is an easy and meaningful way to honor friends and relatives with donations while sharing the love of Christ.   read on

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