Christian Education

Tall Timber

Many of our youth are familiar with TALL TIMBER CAMPS. We encourage children and youth of our church family to experience a highlight to their summer by paying two thirds of the total cost for their time at Tall Timber. These camp experiences provide an environment where kids are able to disconnect from the noise and distractions of their daily lives and reconnect with themselves, their friends and God. There are a wide variety of experiences from river rafting, rock climbing, campfire times and classes.

There is also CAMPBELL FARM which hosts groups for learning and service along with a youth program during the summer. A great opportunity for cross cultural mission work for service and learning. SLAM TRIPS with MENDING WINGS on the Yakama Reservation are for youth groups, college groups and families. All details are planned, resources provided and help to prepare for our visit. A SLAM experience provides learning indigenous culture with service projects, spiritual formation and cultural immersion. For more information contact Mollie George, SLAM TRIPS director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (509)-930-7558.

Check all these out on line at Northwest Coast Presbytery This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you need to plan way ahead make contact and gather information for summer 2020.

Opportunities for Youth

Scholarships Available for Graduating Seniors
We have three youth graduating this year. Each will be invited to apply for our two scholarships (the Presbyterian Youth Scholarship and the Wilma and Boyd Turner Memorial Scholarship) to pursue his/her post-high school education. In January the applications and criteria for each scholarship will be mailed, and youth are encouraged to apply for either or both depending upon their qualifications. Unlike academic scholarships these awards are based on the individual’s participation in church life.

Ongoing Opportunities for Public Profession of Faith (Confirmation)
Youth 12 and older are invited to examine their faith and, if they chose, make a public profession by joining the church. Typically, confirmation classes are offered to a group every two or three years. This year Session has approved a study titled “I Believe” that is designed for each participant to work individually with a Mentor through an eightsession course on Christian formation and instruction. This allows more flexibility in arranging meeting times to fit an individual’s schedule.

In January letters of invitation to participate in this new study program will be sent to youth 12 years of age and older who are not already church members. Once the youth who are interested in participating are identified, each will be matched with an approved Mentor. In consultation with parents, and appropriate meeting place and time will be arranged.

Christian Education Committee: Rainy Birch, Wayne Brown, Loretta Chapman Rosalie Doty and Ardith Hansel, co-chair

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

The Wednesday morning Bible study is about "Women of the Bible" and begins at 8:00 am.  Our next lady will be Esther.  All women are invited. We will have coffee and tea and sometimes snacks.  We start with prayer requests and end with prayer. If you have any questions you can call Loretta Chapman at 360-457-6397 or Pat Graham 360-460-7178.

Fish Company

Tuesdays, 7:30 am, Men’s breakfast and Bible study at Traylor’s restaurant. Phone Tom McCulloch for in-formation, 360-417-8869

Childcare All Year

CHILDCARE - during the worship services our children from infancy to kindergarten are given attention and care. They have an opportunity for play and a story from the Bible. The theme this year is “God Loves Me”. Dolly Hutchings coordi-nates the volunteers sharing this joyful responsibility in the Nursery at the far end of the east hall on the main floor.

Naomi Circle

ALL ladies are invited and welcome to join us. Church membership and/or attendance is not required. Naomi Circle is a long-standing bible study group of our church. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at the church or in homes.
This year's study is: "God's Promise: I Am with You." Taking on a nine-lesson journey through scripture to consider how God's promise ("I will be with you"/"I am with you") speaks to our circumstances, as individuals and a community. We will also consider Jesus' own promise of presence to his followers as he sends us into this world. As we explore the many facets of this most profound gift, we will ask, how does God's promise of presence change us and the way we live?
To sign up or for more information, call Bridget Edgington at 360-775-0401.


A NEW CLASS STARTING Thursday, April 25 at 7:00pm,

The following thoughts are from Dr. Charles Stanley in his devotional writings in “INTOUCH.ORG” “The consequences of accumulating debt reach beyond monetary issues. In fact financial problems are one of the leading causes of divorce. True freedom comes to those who rely on the Lords provision instead of their credit cards.” “The abundance of Bible verses that speak about money prove that God cares about our personal finances. Because it is an essential element of our lives, money can train us in stewardship, teach us self-control, and strengthen our obedience to the Lord. In Mal.3:10 God invites us to test Him in this to see if He will prove faithful.” Nine (9) weekly classes will be here at First Presbyterian, Thursday, April 25th at 7pm to 9pm. Dave Ramsey teaches each lesson on DVD. There is discussion time at each class, and homework. Those who take the classes seriously find their lives changed. Check our class website at: to sign up and purchase your kit. For more information contact Rosalie Doty at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesdays, 10:00 am, Bible study at church, all are welcome. Phone Elsie Oliver for information, 907-841-2329