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Fourth of July Books

This Sunday (July 7), in celebration of Independence Day, the FPC Library will be displaying books about America’s history! This includes fiction, biographies, and other similar books. Stop by on Sunday to see these books and check out our online catalog here to see all our books.
 
Don’t forget that the 2019 Summer Reading Program has started! Kids can read books and enter a raffle for a stuffed orca whale toy. You can read more about the program here.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


Library Summer Reading Program Starts This Sunday!

Stop by the FPC Library THIS Sunday (June 30) to start the FPC Library Summer Reading Program! Kids aged four to ninth grade can participate and enter a raffle to win a stuffed orca whale toy. Come by the library or read our earlier post here for more information.
 
This Sunday, the FPC Library will also be displaying a selection of our big biographies collection. You can look at all our biographies in our online catalog here. We will be displaying books for youth and children that they can read for the summer reading program. Browse our online catalog for our books for kids here and our books for youth here to get ideas of what books to check out during the program.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


FPC Library Summer Reading 2019

Everyone ages 4 to 9th grade (as of Fall 2019) can join the FPC Library Summer Reading Program and be entered in a raffle to win a stuffed orca whale toy! The Summer Reading Program starts on Sunday, June 30 and ends on Sunday, September 8.
 
Youth can participate by reading books checked out from the FPC Library. Every time they read one book from the FPC Library they get to pick a small prize. When they read three books they get a raffle ticket for the prize drawing for the stuffed orca whale toy. Come to the FPC Library on Sunday, June 30 to learn more about and start the FPC Library Summer Reading Program!
 
Browse our online catalog for our books for kids here and our books for youth here to get ideas of what books to check out during the program.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


Father’s Day

Stop by the FPC library this Sunday (June 16), for books about fathers for Father’s Day! We’re celebrating fathers by displaying our books that are about fathers and fatherhood.
 
Our books about fathers for Father’s Day can also be found in our online catalog here. Don’t forget to stop by on Sunday and take a look at these books in person or other books and DVDs from our collection.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


FPC 2018-19 Annual Report

If you missed our congregational meeting earlier today and so didn’t get an Annual Report, never fear! You can download it from our website. Learn about all the wonderful things that happened at our church during the past church year.
 


Library Closed This Sunday

The FPC Library will be closed this Sunday (June 9) for the Congregational Meeting after the service. Make sure to read our section in the Annual Report and stop by the next Sunday to check out books or DVDs!
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and usually open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


The Holy Spirit

This Sunday (June 2), in celebration of Pentecost, the FPC Library will be displaying our collection of books about the Holy Spirit! Pentecost is actually on June 9, but the FPC Library will be closed because of the Congregational Meeting after the service. So, we will be displaying our books this Sunday, the week before Pentecost.
 
Our books on the Holy Spirit can be browsed in our online catalog here. We have books for adults and children that allow you to learn more about the Holy Spirit. Our books can also serve as a great way to teach children about the Holy Spirit. Stop by on Sunday to see take a look at our books in person.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. Contact us by email here.


Memorial Day

This Sunday (May 26), in celebration of Memorial Day. the FPC Library will be displaying biographies of American heroes and fiction set during pivotal times in American history.
 
You can take a look at the selected biographies here in our online catalog. Our fiction is also available to be browsed here. If you are looking for some books to read or DVDs to watch over the Memorial Day holiday, you can stop by on Sunday and take a look at our collection!
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open on Sunday mornings before and after the service. You can contact us by email here.


Watch the Lindsey Handbell 50th Anniversary Celebration

Last Sunday (May 19), 570 people filled FPC’s historic sanctuary to hear 37 handbell ringers celebrate the 50th anniversary of our beloved Lindsey Bell Choir along with brass, Chancel Choir, pipe organ and piano. Thanks to FPC member Chip Van Gilder, you can watch the three featured handbell presentations, including the official premiere of a new arrangement of “Come, Christians Join to Sing” by nationally recognized composer and arranger Joel Raney, which received a standing ovation. Enjoy!
 

 

 

 



Handbell Celebration THIS Sunday!

You are invited to a celebration of the 50th anniversary of FPC’s youth handbell program THIS Sunday at 10:30 am during worship. A special anniversary bell choir featuring ringers past and present will lead worship supplemented by brass, pipe organ, piano, and Chancel Choir in a special service you won’t want to miss. The handbell ringers will perform three specially commissioned pieces, “There is a Balm in Gilead,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and the official premiere of a dramatic new setting of “Come, Christians Join to Sing” written by nationally acclaimed composer and arranger Joel Raney, featuring handbells, brass, pipe organ, piano, and Chancel Choir. For a taste of what to expect, watch the performance of “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by our Lindsey Bell Choir.
 




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