Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 10 - Special Advent Music at First Presbyterian Church

The 10:30 worship service at Athens First Presbyterian Church
on December 10 will feature Special advent music by the children's chime choir,
the Chancel Choir,  the Handbell choir, and organ. All are welcome!

December 10 - Music Sunday

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8.
Sermon - "Expect Something New" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Special music by children's chime choir, chancel choir,
handbell choir and organ.
11:30 - Congregational meeting to elect new officers.
Fellowship and refreshments.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December 2 - First Sunday in Advent. Worship and Communion

9:00 - Advent Breakfast.
9:30 - Adult Sunday School
10:30 - Worship and Communion.
Creche presentation, lighting of
first Advent Candle.  Children's
Church.
Scriptures - Isaiah 64:1-9, Mark 13:24-37.
Sermon - "A Hope That Does Not Disappoint"
by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and refreshments.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November 26 - Worship/100th Year Birthday Celebration

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 100, Matthew 25:31-46.
Sermon - "Christ the King" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Reception to celebrate he 100th Birthday
of Mildred Woodburn.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 19 - Worship/Organ Recital

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - I Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25: 14-30.
Sermon - "Fearful Living" by Rev. Rob Martin
Bell choir will perform.
11:30 - Fellowship and refreshments.
11:45 - Organ recital by Janice Robison of
Thanksgiving and Advent music.

November 19-Organ Recital of Thanksgiving and Advent Music


Janice Robison will play an organ recital at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 19th at 11:45. The program will be music for Thanksgiving and Advent. All are invited

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November 12

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 78:1-7, Matthew 25:1-13.
Sermon - "Crisis Management" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
Children's Craft time.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November 5 - Worship and Communion

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - I Thessalonians 2:9-13, Matthew 23: 1-12.
Sermon - "The Faithful in Every Time and Place"
by Rev. Rob Martin.
Communion.
11:30 - Children's Craft Time.  Fellowship and Refreshments.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

October 29 - Reformation Sunday/Youth Sunday

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - New Members Received, Puppet Ministry,
Children's Church.
Scriptures - Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36.
Sermon - "Semper Reformanda" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Reformation Luncheon and showing of
History Documentary.

October 29 - Reformation Celebration

A Reformation 500th Anniversary Celebration will follow worship on Sunday, October 29.

There will be a meal of German food, vegetarian/vegan options available, and a showing of travel guru Rick Steve’s one-hour documentary on the history and places important in the Reformation.  Reservations made be made by calling the church office. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 22

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church
Scriptures - Psalm 146, Matthew 22:15-22.
Sermon - "Politics in the Church" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Craft Time, Fellowship and
Refreshments.
The elevator is repaired! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 15

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church
Scriptures - Psalm 19, Matthew 22:1-14.
Sermon - "The Invitation" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Craft Time, Chili Cook-off -
Fund Raiser for Mission Trip.
Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October 8

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23.  Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20.
Sermon - "Free to Serve" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Craft Time. Fellowship and Refreshments.
2:00 - CROP Walk for Church World Service

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October 1 - Worship/Communion

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship, Communion, Children's Church.
Sermon - "Thirsting for God" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's crafts.  Fellowship and Coffee.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 24 - Worship, Confirmation Class Benefit Luncheon

ALL are WELCOME!
9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 -  Children's Chime Choir rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Exodus 16:2-15, Matthew 20:1-16.
11:30 - Confirmation Class benefit luncheon.
Donations will go to Athens City School's Food Pantry.
Book Study led by Harold Robison will follow.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September 17 - Worship/Organ Recital

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship, Children's Church.
Scriptures - Exodus 14:19-31, Matthew 18:21-35.
Sermon - "The Numbers Game" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Puppet ministry.
11:30 - Children's crafts, Fellowship and coffee.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 17 - Organ Recital of Music of the British Isles


Janice Robison will play an organ recital at 11:45 AM, on Sunday, September 17th, following the Worship Service at First Presbyterian Church. The program will be music of the British Isles, not church music, but pieces based on folk tunes of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and the more ceremonial music of England, as well as some British musical humor. All are invited.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

September 3 - Worship and Communion

ALL are WELCOME!
9:90 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00- Children's Chime Choir rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21.
Sermon - "Staccato, Legato and Other Things" by
Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Crafts. Fellowship and Coffee.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 27 - RALLY DAY!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
9:30 - Sunday School
10:30 - Worship-Children's Church.
Puppet ministry.  Third Grade Bible Presentation.
Scriptures - Psalm 124, Exodus 1:8-2:10.
Sermon - "Five Women and a Baby" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Crafts.  Fellowship and Coffee.
Free parking - City Garage.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 20

Newcomers WELCOME!

10:30 A.M. - Worship, Sanctuary.
Scriptures - Psalm 133, Genesis 45:1-15.
Sermon - "Letting the Tears Flow" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Following Children’s Moment - Children’s Church.
11:30 A.M. - Children’s crafts.
11:30 A.M. - Fellowship and Refreshments.
1:00-5:00 P.M. - Celebration of Life for Ruth Nostrant
at the Ohio University Inn.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August 13

Visitors and Newcomers are welcome!
10:30 - Worship, Children's Moment, Children's Church.
Scriptures - Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-28.
Sermon - "Dreamers" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 6 - Worship and Communion

Welcome - Newcomers and Visitors!
10:30 - Worship and Communion
Scriptures - Romans 9:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31.
Sermon - "Wrestling in the Dark" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 23

ALL are welcome!
10:30 - Worship, Communion, and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 139:1-12, Romans 8:12-25.
Sermon - "Groaning in Labor Pains" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 9 Worship and Communion

10:30 - Worship, Communion, and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 46, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
Sermon - "Try a Little Tenderness" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

July 2 - Guest preacher-Rev. Bethany Fulton

10:30-Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures-Psalm 13, Jeremiah 28:5-9.
Sermon'"Steadfast Perfection" by Rev. Bethany Fulton.
11:30-Fellowship and Refreshments.
11:45-Organ Recital of patriotic music.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

July 2 - Organ Recital of Patriotic Music

ORGAN RECITAL OF PATRIOTIC MUSIC
Janice Robison will present a recital at 11:45AM
on Sunday,  July 2 at Athens First Presbyterian Church.  
The program will be music in celebration of the 4th of July.  
All are invited to this thirty minute recital.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 25

10:30 - Worship, Children's Moment and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 86:1-10, Genesis 21:8-21. 
Sermon - "The Gift of Family" by Rev. Rob Martin. 
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 18 - Father's Day

10:30 - Worship, Children's Moment and Children's Church
Scriptures - Psalm 100, Genesis 18:1-15.
Sermon - "The Gift of Hospitality" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FPC-June 11-Outdoor Service and Picnic

Annual Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic
Bulldog Shelter at Strouds Run.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 104, 1-13, Genesis 1:2-4a.
Sermon - "The Gift of Creation" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Picnic:  Bring a dish to share, table service and lawn chairs.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 4 - Pentecost Sunday- Worship, Communion, Baptism

9:30 - Adult Sunday School
10:30 - Worship with Communion and Baptism.
Children's Moment and Church.
Scriptures - Acts2:1-20, Genesis 11:1-9.
Sermon - "The Gift of Diversity" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and refreshments.

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 21 - Worship

9:30 - Adult Sunday School
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church
Scriptures - Psalm 66:8-20, John 15-17.
Sermon - "A Simple Preposition" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Commissioning of the Mission Work Team.
Fellowship and refreshments.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 14 - Mothers' Day

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; i Peter 2:1-15.
Sermon - "A Sacrifice Remembered" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 7 - Worship and Communion

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 23, John 10:1-10.
Sermon - "Abundance" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Craft Time, Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 30 - Youth Sunday

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - 1 Peter 1:17-23, Luke 24:13-36.
Sermon - "But We Had Hoped" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Youth Chi me Choir will perform and Youth
will assist with the service.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 23 - Earth Day Sunday, Recognition Sunday

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b.
Sermon - ".....who Created Heaven and Earth" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Puppet Ministry.
Recognition of Sunday School Workers, Musicians and Graduating Students.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Celebrate Easter with First Presbyterian!

April 13 - 7:00 - MAUNDY THURSDAY Service.
Communion.  Music by Chancel Choir.

April 16 - EASTER SUNDAY.
9:00 - All Church Breakfast.
9:30 - Church School.
10:30 - Worship Service.
Sermon- "No One Else Was in the Room Where it Happened"
Special Music by OhioBrass, Organ, Chancel and Handbell Choirs.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 9 - Palm Sunday at First Presbyterian

9:30-Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11.
Sermon - "Two Parades that Day.
Parade of the Palms, Bell Choir.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
 Friday, April 14, noon.  Ecumenical Good Friday Service
at Christ Lutheran Church.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April 2 - Worship, Communion, Lenten Lunch/Movie/Study

ALL are welcome!
9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
9:45 - Children's Pretzel Making
10:30 - Worship with Children's Church
11:45 - Lenten Lunch, Movie "Chocolat" and Study
Free parking in the city parking garage.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 26 Worship, Lenten Lunch, Movie and Study

9:30 - Sunday School Classes.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 23 and John 9:1-41.
Sermon - "A Season of Love" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Puppet's and Children's Chime Choir will part of
the Worship Service.
11:45 - Lenten Lunch, Movie (Ratatouille" and Study.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 19 - Worship, Lenten Lunch, Movie and Study

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Bell Choir will perform during worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 95, John 4:5-29.
Sermon - "The Woman at the Well" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:45 - Lenten Lunch, Movie "Chef", and Study.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 12 - Second Sunday in Lent

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 121, John 3:1-17.
Sermon - "The Language of Poetry" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:45 - Lenten Lunch, Movie "Babette's Feast" and Study.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 5 - First Sunday in Lent, Communion

First Sunday in Lent and Communion.
9:30 - Sunday School Classes.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 32, Matthew 4:1-11.
Sermon - "Not by Bread Alone" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:45 - Lenten Lunch, Movie "Big Night" and Study.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, February 28
5:30 - Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, fellowship hall.

Wednesday, March 1
6:30 - Ash Wednesday service, sanctuary.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

American Guild of Organist February Fest - Feb. 26

February 26, the AGO is sponsoring a February Fest. This program will focus 
partly on the hymn tradition of the participating churches.  It will start at 
First Presbyterian Church at 3:00, proceed to St. Paul Catholic at 3:30, and 
end at Christ Lutheran at  4:00.  At each location will be a 20 minute program 
of organ music , hymn singing and some choir participation.  Refreshments will
follow at Christ Lutheran. 

February 26 - Transfiguration of the Lord

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 2, Matthew 17:1-9.
Sermon - "Transfigured" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
3:00 - American Gild of Organists Event beginning
at  First Presbyterian, then moving to St. Paul's
Christian and to Christ the King Lutheran.

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 19 - Worship and Fundraiser Luncheon

9:30 - Sunday School
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 119:33-40, Matthew 5:38-38.
Sermon - "What Does It Mean To Love Our Enemies"
by Rev. Rob Martin.

11:30 - Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser for Mission Project.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 12

9:00-10:00 -All-Church Valentines Breakfast.
9:30 - Sunday School Classes.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship. Puppet Ministry.
Scriptures - Matthew 5:21-27, Deuteronomy 30:15-20.
Sermon - "The Choices We Make" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 5-Worship/Communion/Congregational Meeting

9:30-Adult Sunday School. Child care available.
10:00-Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30-Worship and Communion.  Children's Church.
11:30-Fellowship and Refreshments.
11:45-Congregational Meeting.

Friday, January 27, 2017

January 29 - Luncheon

Please join us this Sunday, January 29, following worship for a soup and sandwich lunch followed by the move "Zootopia" and discussion.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 29 - Youth Sunday

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship with youth assisting in leading
the service.
Scriptures - Matthew 5:1-12, Micah 6:1-8.
Sermon - "What Does the Lord Require?" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 22

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures Isaiah 9:1-2, Matthew 4:12-23.
Sermon - "Two Words that Changed the World" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 15

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures Isaiah 42:1-9, Matthew 3:13-17.
Sermon - "Sharing in Our Humanity" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Installation and Ordination of New Officers for 2017.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 8 - Epiphany Sunday

9:30 - Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship.
Scriptures - Psalm 147:12-20, John 1: 10-18.
Sermon - "Light for Our Way" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.