Community Life

The Connection Center

 THE CONNECTION CENTER - the place to seek information:

  • Sign-up sheets for ushers, coffee servers, Communion servers.
  • Sign-up sheets for fellowship activities.
  • Information about Sunday School classes - please see the Christian Education page.
  • General/specific info about First Presbyterian.
  • Directions for the building locations.

Virtual Book Club "The Giver of Stars"

Virtual Book Club meeting on March 18, 2021 at 10:30 am

 giverStarsBook Jojo Moyes is the English author of March’s selection for our virtual book club. “The Giver of Stars” narrates the story of Alice Wright who marries Bennett Can Cleve and moves to America to live in a small town in Kentucky. Her life was not quite as exciting as she had expected so when the call came for women to help with the traveling library, she eagerly signed on, much to the dismay of her father-in-law and her husband. Alice makes friends with her three other librarians and they help change the world for the people of the Kentucky hills and their worlds also undergo major changes.

Everyone is welcome to join as we meet on Zoom the third Thursday monthly at 10:30 AM. The link is published in the Highlights, the weekly e-news, and the Sunday bulletin. For further information call Ardith Hansel  (217-649-5418) or Pat Hyden (360-457-1843).
Join the Zoom meeting at:
If you want to be a part of it but cannot connect by Zoom you can call on the phone at 1-253-215-8782. 
Meeting ID: 819 7030 4154   Passcode: 011913


Reel Reflections: "The Shack"

Tuesday, March 16 - Movie at 6:30 pm*/Discussion at 8:30 pm, all via Zoom

theShackBook One snowy day, a mysterious letter arrives for Mack in the mail. The letter contains an invitation from “Papa” for Mack to return to the place where it all began. Not knowing who Papa is, or what he might find at the place of his greatest loss, Mack decides to take a chance. The experience will transform his life.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Shack (2017) explores some of life’s deepest questions such as the existence of sin and suffering; why bad things happen to good people; where God is in the midst of tragedy; and the nature of the Trinity.

Bring your tissues and join us, via Zoom, for a virtual Reel Reflections on Tuesday, March 16.
Meeting ID: 896 2975 8145
Passcode: 852194
*Note: we will stream the movie via Zoom at 6:30 pm, but we strongly recommend that you contact the church office first to test your system. If you prefer, you may watch the movie on your own and then join us for the discussion at approximately 8:30 pm. 

Faith Build 2020 Habitat for Humanity
Occupancy Permit Issued!
This Yard is Ready for a Shed and Fencing!!

The occupancy permit secured the balance of the matching grant from Thrivent!
We are still looking for Volunteers to help build a fence the first week of March. We have a crew for the shed already!

Watch for updates on the schedule for that work to complete Kaeli’s yard.

Call, text, or email Bob/Barb Pappas: 614-598-0295 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To register and sign-up to volunteer go to (click on Events menu and choose “…2020 Faith Build.”):
Also, watch for the home dedication ceremony coming March 1st.

Social Connection Is Important

Here are some ideas for things to keep you socially connected and active, maybe things you have not included in your summer activities or thought about! These are things you can do as a family or as individuals in small groups – always adhering to the Phase 2 restrictions!

  • Beach walking at mouth of Elwha River
  • Worship together virtually in small group
  • Send special greetings, photos, sayings, etc., to people to cheer
  • Group of up to five in open parking lot – bring chairs or park cars for communication
  • (Church parking lot, Edna’s Place-First St, Shane Park, Crown Park – Look around!)
  • (remember probably no “facilities”) Bring sack lunch and meet with friends
  • Check on Neighbors
  • Share Garden Bounty
  • Be a leader – help others
  • Check out North Olympic Library System programs (on line)
  • Imagine Your Story - schedule set to tour/experience local area – B&B Lavender Farm
  • Baby & Children Story time
  • Special Speaker Series
  • Volunteer to call Home Bound people once or twice a week
  • Safe restaurant eating, especially outdoors
  • For small groups – like Deacon Flocks, Circle, Wed AM Bible Study, Fish Co. – divide group into teams of three who commit to communicate with the other two people in their group at least once a week.

    Pets on Parade Slideshow

    We all love our pets; they give their loyalty to us, joy, laughter, they console us in times of sadness. They are an important part of the family, whether they have been with us for years or are new to us.

    I hope everyone enjoyed our Pets on Parade slideshow! It is not too late if you would still like to contribute towards another one in a few weeks. Please send in pictures of you with your pet companion for a slideshow. Don't forget to include their names.