First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette

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

BECOME AN ELF FOR A DAY!

Communities Uniting in Prayer and Service (C.U.P.S.) is our partner in ministry that helps us care for those needs that others neglect. One of our mutual ministries is the production of 2k+ gift baskets for children and families at Christmas, Easter and for certain birthdays in partnership with tutoring and special needs groups. Gift Baskets are distributed through C.U.P.S. (298-9968).  

All of this is made possible through the work of many people, and we lovingly call them our C.U.P.S. Elves. The tasks are many as we prepare for our upcoming Christmas distribution. Helper "Elves" are needed Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-12 and Sundays from 2-5.

MONDAY STUDY GROUP - The Covenant Bible Study

The Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth study of the Bible as a covenant between God and God's people, meets on Mondays at 1pm. Each session includes a 20 minute video conversation with Biblical scholars followed by small group conversation to encouarge a deeper experinece of community and transformation.  Contact the church office (234-5182) for more details.

FPC Welcomes Eric Wowoh

Eric Wowoh is the Executive Director of Change Agent Network, a local non-profit that seeks to "develop and nourish a global network of like-minded individuals and organizations committed to facilitating positive change in our world."

Presently the C.A.N. is working to combat Ebola in Liberia, although they have previously worked to distribute used computers as a means of developing and supporting schools in Liberia.

F.P.C. will partner with C.A.N. over the next two weeks (October 6-19) to collect gallons of bleach to distribute in Liberia. Bring your donation to 1130 Johnston St on Sunday mornings or M-F 8:30a-12:30p.

Click here to read more about the faith of this amazing man who was beaten and left for dead as a child of the Liberian Civil War. Better still, come meet him and hear his story for yourself this Sunday, October 5 in worship at 11:00 a.m.

Click here to donate to the Peace and Global Witness Offering (25% will go directly to C.A.N. 75% will support initiatives through the PCUSA such as the Self Development of People).

PEACE AND GLOBAL OUTREACH

FPC Supports Efforts to combat Ebola in Liberea as an expression of Peace and Global Outreach on World Communion Sunday!

World Communion Sunday is a tradition begun by the PC(USA) and adopted by the National Council of Churches to encourage our experience of being the body of Christ together and members of it individually. It is traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday in October. That is also the day we collect the Peace and Global Witness offering. A portion of this offering is combined accross the PC(USA) to support local and global initiatives of peacemaking. FPC will retain 25% of what we collect and will use it to support the Change Agent Network's efforts of collecting and distributing supplies to combat the Ebola virus in Liberea. 

 

LAITY SUNDAY & BBQ LUNCH

Break out your Blue Jeans and head to First Presbyterian on Sunday, October 12!

"Laity Sunday" celebrates the richness of diversity in the membership of this congregation. Church members will share in the leadership of worship, and then we'll enjoy some great BBQ! Lunch is $7 for adults, and children 12 and under eat for FREE. Call the church (234-5182) to reserve a spot, or just come on down - we'll have plenty!

Choir Director/Organist Position Available

 

First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette is seeking a Choir Director/Organist

FPC is a small congregation with a strong choir supported by a custom built Tracker organ with a unique and warm sound.

We are looking for someone who loves to glorify God through traditional hymnody, choral music, and congregational singing.

The position description is listed below.  If you feel that God is calling you to serve with us, please contact the chair of our Search Committee, Wendy Mayfield (wendynmayfield@gmail.com), with your resume and links to any video or audio content that you have produced.

CHOIR DIRECTOR/ORGANIST POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Duties:

  • Responsible for music for church services both on Sundays and special occasions such as Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, etc.

  • Selects organ/piano music, choir anthems, and hymns (in consultation with Pastor).

  • Music should be appropriate to liturgical season, lectionary readings, etc.

  • Responsible for rehearsing and directing Chancel Choir

  • Responsible for hiring and rehearsing with musicians needed for special services and substitutions

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