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.

Presbyterian Virtual Coffee Hour to Begin

Get your cup of coffee and goodies and join the Presbyterian Virtual Coffee Hour beginning Sunday, August 9th at 10-11 AM.

Join the Zoom Meeting .
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.


Our Virtual Book Club will begin on Thursday, Oct. 15th on Zoom 10:30 AM to Noon

The virtual book club welcomes readers to our group. We meet the third Thursday of each month, Oct 15th, from 10:30 – 12 Noon.
Each month we select the book for the following month; it gets distributed; and then we discuss the book on Zoom. We have tried to use the library’s book kits, but sometimes we choose a book that is not available through that wonderful community service. This month we purchased the book and if you are interested, please call Ardith Hansel (217-649-54180) or Pat Hyden (360-457-1843) and we will arrange for you to get a copy.
“The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” written by Kim Michele Richardson is the story of Cussy Mary Carter who is a strong, brave woman who has a job to do and we follow along as she does her work. The story takes place in Kentucky, a poor section of the country, whose residents don’t have much in the way of personal or worldly possessions. They have to scrap and fight for all they have, plus they are afflicted with a rare genetic disease, which causes blue skin. Along comes the Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project and the dangers for those who ride the country roads bringing books, human contact and relationships to the lonely residents of the shacks on the route.
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: 828 1546 0430 and Passcode: 721746.

P.S. Are you interested in joining an evening book club? If so, call either Ardith or Pat, and we’ll coordinate!

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!

  • Wild flowers on Hurricane Ridge
  • 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
  • Backyard chats – enjoy the sunshine
  • 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. 



Jennie Wendel, Paul Stutesman, Kaeli (homebuyer), Dan Cobb & Matt Paul put on siding on Saturday, September 26!
Volunteers Needed to Get Kaeli’s House Done by Christmas!
Bob is planning to be there most Thursdays. He would love to work with you!
We can add more Saturdays if you’re interested.
NO Experience/NO Tools Required
Sign up on your own or 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. to coordinate working with other FPCPA volunteers.
Bob is planning to be there on Thursdays and would love to work with you. He would also be happy to join anyone wanting to work on a Saturday. If you can join him, please let him know.
To register and sign-up to volunteer go to (click on Events menu and choose “…2020 Faith Build.”):
Volunteer Information (incl. interview with homebuyer and what to expect at the site):