First on Faith – Wed, 2/24/21

Please take a moment to watch this “First on Faith” video message. This is the third video out of six for this special series of our Church members sharing their personal faith testimonies. This video message is presented by Kim Mitchell called “Jesus Loves Me” with Jackie Hails, Director of Music, Organist, and Pianist playing the Song: Jesus Loves Me.  

We hope you have a blessed day!

You may watch this First on Faith video message by clicking the play button below from the First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Fort Walton Beach (FWB) YouTube Channel link:

Lent Devotionals

The six-week Lenten journey is an opportunity to take on a new spiritual discipline. This year, congregations are invited to pray with Scripture as a way of discerning God’s movement in our personal lives and in the life of the world around us.

Below are the Lent Devotionals 2021 by weeks. Please click on the link to download and view the Devotionals.

Printed with permission due to COVID-19 by Presbyterian Outlook.

Fasting

The practices of fasting and feasting are ancient expressions of  lament and celebration. The festivals and seasons of the Christian year provide rhythms of fasting and feasting centered on the life of Christ and the events of salvation history. The discipline of self-offering is a grateful response to God’s love for the world and self-giving in Jesus Christ. As Christians we are called to lives of simplicity, generosity, hospitality, compassion, and care for creation. We are accountable to God for how we use our material goods, spiritual gifts, and time in God’s service.                   (Book of Order W-5.0103, p.110)

Season of Lent (40 Days – Forty Items)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Part of the discipline observed during those 40 days leading up to Easter is focused on reflection, selflessness, and simplicity. Here is a challenge for you! Each day of Lent, remove one item from your closet or cabinets that you no longer wear or use or need, and place it in a trash bag. At the end of the 40 days, donate these items to a place that can share them with someone who can really use them! Remember, if the item is stained, torn, or broken, no one else would want it either!

SUPER CHALLENGE If you really want to simplify your life & declutter your home:

40 BAGS (any size) IN 40 DAYS!

Remember in Prayer – Updated: 02/08/21

Recent Requests: The Brister Family, Diane Lambert, Pastor Schuler, Eugene Daughtry, Leon Haynes, Donnette Hughes, Clark Petteway, John Weaver, Todd Messiner, Nathaniel, Audrey, and Christopher Moran, Julie Noffsinger Andrews, Grace Moran, Garrick Huggins, Pastor Schuler, Dennis Giltner, Quinn Robinson, Renken Family, Lauren White Noffsinger, Doris Williamson, Jennifer Pruitt, Laura Asher, Jennifer Cross, JoAnne Hardy, Stephanie Shaw, Marsha Dale, Terry Mitchell, and Irene Hoff

Give Now

Please continue to give tithes and offerings. There is still a need to keep facilities running, bills paid, and staff compensation as they work from home and the Church Office.

We encourage everyone to give using the online giving option. To learn more about online giving please click on the Give Now from the above menu or by clicking on the the following link: Give Now

Monthly Events

1st Sunday:

  • Worship with The Lord’s Supper
  • Collection of Non-Perishable Food Items for Sharing and Caring Food Bank

1st Tuesday:

Joy Circle Meets at 9:45 a.m.

1st Tuesday / Thursday (September – May):

  • Presbyterian Women’s (PW) Circles (see calender for specific times and meeting places)

1st Thursday:

  • Fellowship Committee meets from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Shalom meets from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

3rd Tuesday:

PW Birthday Luncheon: Monthly birthday’s are celebrated together at different local restaurants

Weekly Events

Sunday:

  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (Christian Education Building “F1”)
  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. – Adult Choir Practice (Holbrook Hall “H2,3”)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary “S1)
  • 11:15 a.m. – Friendship Time with light refreshments (“F1,2”)

Wednesday:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Cookie Bakers (Kitchen, “F2”)
  • 1:00 p.m.– Prayer Group (Parlor, “F2”)

Thursday:

7:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast (Neighborhood Cafe)

Upcoming Events

What’s Coming Soon!

  • Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 – Ash Wednesday Drive-Thru Service
  • Sunday, February 21st, 2021 – In-Person Sunday Worship Services Begin

The “Willing Wall” is located at the rear entrance of the Sanctuary. It provides an opportunity for those interested in particular activities in the Church to sign-up if they are “willing” to participate!