First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette

A Place to Experience, Explore, and Express the Love of God

New Music Director!

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Matt Steinbron to our church family!

Matt will be our new organist and choir director. Matt studied at the University of Wisconsin and earned his PhD at LSU. Matt is currently the Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He has extensive experience in playing the piano and organ and in accompanying children's and adult choirs.

The Search Committee was very impressed with his musical intelligence, his professionalism, and his mastery of the piano and organ. Matt grew up in the Presbyterian church but has also played for Lutheran and Roman Catholic congregations. He and his family are excited to reconnect with his heritage through a PC(USA) congregation, and so are we! 

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Ho, Ho, Hold the phone!  Christmas in July?  Yep, take a break from the heat and come celebrate with us at First Presbyterian Church.

Join us next Sunday for a celebration of the birth of Jesus! There are no sales or gimmicks. We are simply taking time to celebrate the gift that is Jesus. We'll be singing some beloved carols and considering the peace that Jesus brings into our lives.

After worship, stick around for our Express Lunch! We will express God's love through a shared meal, by learning about the C.U.P.S. Gift Basket ministry, and by sorting, stuffing, and shredding supplies for the 1,000+ baskets they produce for needy families and individuals in our community.

Get up and get outta bed like it's Christmas morning and head on over to worship, celebrate and have some food and fellowship!

YOUTH & FAMILY GAME NIGHT!

Got a favorite game you and your family like to play?  What about your favorite "game food"?Families with Youth and Children of all ages are invited to bring a dish to share and a game to play this Wednesday from 6-8pm!  Load up the vehicle and head to church this Wednesday for some INCREDIBLE food, fun, and fellowship with the church family as we celebrate Youth & Family Game Night!!

Emergency Food Bags

One of FPC’s missions involves emergency food bags given out as people stop by looking for help.  These bags are very basic and are designed to meet the specific need of a transient person or family.

It’s time to replenish our supply of bags so we’re asking for your help.  Food items needed are listed below and may be brought to church by May 17th.  Collection boxes are available in the Narthex and outside the parlor.

·        Small boxes of raisins

·        Individual servings of tuna or chicken

·        Small packs of crackers

·        Granola Bars

Please check all expiration dates.  Thank you!

SOLES 4 SOULS - UPDATE

The Soles 4 Souls project in conjunction with Jerusalem Christian Church is off and running!  In our first month of collection, we collected 102 pairs of shoes for pick-up.  Currently, we're working on filling the box again so when the truck arrives to pick them up at the end of June. Thank you to all of you who have donated and let's keep up the good work.  While this is going to be an ongoing joint project with Jerusalem Christian Church, let's double our giving from 100 to 200 more pairs of shoes by the end of April (okay, maybe the end of May).  You can check out the organization at www.soles4souls.org to learn more and see where all they're working to end poverty both here and around the world.

 

One Great Hour of Sharing

FPC will collect the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering on Easter Sunday.

In Mark 12, Jesus explains that the two most important commandments are to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) responds to these commandments by helping our neighbors in their time of greatest need. Whether we’re offering relief in the wake of a devastating storm, providing food or access to clean water, or assisting in the empowerment of our oppressed and marginalized brothers and sisters, One Great Hour of Sharing is an annual opportunity for us to show our love globally to our neighbors in a very tangible way.

Thank you for joining Presbyterians across the country as we share our love with our neighbors through the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People ministries.
 
Sam Locke
Director

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