It has been an exciting year here at First Presbyterian Church. While important changes are on the horizon, 2018 promises to be an exciting one. Be in the know by joining us for our Annual Congregational Meeting. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to review 2017, elect members to the Pastor Nominating Committee, elect Bill Struer as an Elder to fill a vacancy and some business matters.
Please plan on attending. There will be just one service at 10:00 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will follow worship service and concluded with lunch. This is Christ's Church but each of us is essential to its health, vitality, and future.

In July 2012, First Presbyterian began recording our church services and transferring them to CD’s. If you miss a service, you can borrow a copy from the church office. Deacons also take CD’s to various shut-ins. Recordings have been made of most memorial services with the CD’s of these services given to family members. The CD’s are usually available within a week of the service, sometimes a little longer due to a busy schedule or vacation. They are FREE. I mentioned the delay due to vacations, and this is the motivation for this notice. I anticipate taking some vacation time and am looking for a volunteer to substitute when I’m unavailable. It would take one to two hours of your time each week. If you have an interest in helping with this service, contact me, John Taylor (360) 477-4062.

Are you interested in helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity at N & 16th Street? Or are you interested in being a volunteer on one of the committees? Interested in working at the Habitat store located on Front Street? Interested in helping with a special event? Or are you interested in helping with a Neighborhood Revitalization project?
There are many ways that you can help Habitat for Humanity other than these and even from your armchair. Check out These individuals will also answer your questions as best as they can or help you get in touch with the right people: Karen Kremkau, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-477-1051), Anna Nichols (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-477-2203), Vee Canning (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-457-6675), or Tom McCulloch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-417-8869).

A Nine (9) week class will start Tuesday January 16 promptly at 7 pm. The classes are a good two hours long with DVD by Dave Ramsey and discussion time. We have a few kits at a reduced price of $90.00. These kits will be available to the first ones who request them. Everything needed is in the kit, from the workbook that you bring to each class to a pencil and sharpener. Only one kit is needed for each family. For more information, contact Rosalie at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rosalie Doty and Marlene Lewis are co-coordinators for this class.

Please help us in this important calling. This is a very important ministry which is open to all who wish to serve. If you can turn on your home computer, we can teach you how to be a sound technician, or how to present slides on the screen at our worship services. There are two primary positions in this ministry. 1. Sound technicians – run the sound portion of the service. You will learn how to operate the sound board, help set up microphones for singers and pastor, come to the 8 a.m. and/or 10:30 a.m. worship team warm-ups to get the mix and volume correctly set up, and generally work to help the worship service run smoothly, and make the pastor and singers sound good. Training is offered before you begin. Then you will shadow an experienced sound technician until you are comfortable being on your own. 2. Slide operator (power point) – operates a computer which has slides set up in proper order with the elements of the worship service. You will be expected to be present at 8 a.m. and/or 10:30 a.m., to run the slides for the worship team warm-up so they can be sure the words are in proper order, and you will have a chance to rehearse your role. The slide operator’s job a very important element in our worship services. It does not require special talent, but it does need some training and knowledge of certain techniques which are easily learned. Training is offered before you begin and we will have you work with an experienced operator until you feel comfortable doing it on your own.