Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 14 - Worship - Chili Cook Off

9:00 - Women of Faith Book Study.
10:00 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Hebrews 4:12-16, Mark 10:17-31.
Sermon - "What Must We Do?" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Bell Choir will perform.
11:30 - Children's Crafts, Chili Cook off and Fellowship.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October 7 - Worship/Communion

9:00 - Women of Faith Book Study.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Communion.
Scriptures - Hebrews 1:1-4, Mark 10:2-16.
Sermon - "Let the Little Children Come to Me"
by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Crafts. Fellowship and Refreshments.
Thursday - 11:30-1:00 - Free College Lunch and Fellowship.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 30 -Worship/Luncheon/Program

9:00 - Women of Faith Book Study.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 124, James 3:13-4:8.
Sermon - "Words of Wisdom" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 -Luncheon followed by a program given by
Dr. Steve Hays on the Apostle Paul's use of the
Greek Language.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 23

9:00 - Women of Faith Bible Study.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 19, James 3:1-12.
Sermon -  "Watch Your Words" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Puppet Ministry.
11:30 - Children's Crafts.  Fellowship and Refreshments.
Thursday - 11:30-1:00 - Free College Lunch and Fellowship.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 16

All are Welcome!
9:00 - Women of Faith Book Study.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 19, Mark 8:27-38.
Sermon - "Leaking Hope" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Crafts.
Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday - 11:30 - 1:00 - Free College
Lunch and Fellowship.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 9

9:00 -  Women of Faith Book Study.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures -  Psalm 125, Mark 7:24-37.
Sermon -   "A Tenacious Witness" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's Crafts.
Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

September 2 - Worship, Communion and Baptism

Welcome One and All!
10:30 - Worship, Communion and Baptism.
Scriptures - Psalm 15, James 1:17-27.
Sermon - "The Power of Words" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Children's crafts.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
Elevator available and free parking in the city garage.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

August 26 - Rally Sunday

Welcome Back OU Faculty and Students!
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 84, Ephesians 6:10-20'
Sermon - "Strengthen the Lord" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Puppet Ministry.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
Free parking in the City Garage.
Child care,  elevator available.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 12

Visitors and Newcomers Welcome!
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 130, John 6:35, 41-59.
Sermon - "The Body and the Blood" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Friday, August 3, 2018

August 5 - Worship and Communion

Newcomers and Visitors Welcome!
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6 24-36.
Sermon - "Spiritual Hunger" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Communion.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
Free parking in City Garage.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

July 29 - Youth Sunday

Newcomers Welcome!
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 14, Ephesians 3:14-21.
Sermon - "Rooted and Grounded in Love" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July 15 - ALL Are Welcome!

10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Ephesians 1:3-14, II Samuel 6: 1-11.
Sermon - "That Was Certainly Unexpected" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and refreshments.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

July 1- Worship and Communion

Newcomers Welcome!
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - II Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43.
Sermon - "Two Stories" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Communion during the service.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
Free parking in the City Garage.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 24

Welcome One and All!
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 133, Mark 4:35-41.
Sermon - "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat"
by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 -Fellowship and Refreshments.

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 17

10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Ezekiel 17:22-24, Mark 4:26-34.
Sermon - "Seeds of Life" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June 10 - Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic


10:30 - The Annual Outdoor service and All-Church Potluck Picnic will 
be held Sunday, May 10 at Strouds Run State Park. Those attending are 
asked to bring a dish to share, their own table service and lawn chairs.
Drinks, cold cuts, cheeses, bread and buns will be provided.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

June 3 - Worship and Communion

10:30 - Worship and Communion. Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 138, Mark 3:2035.
Sermon - "Family Values" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 27

10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 29, John 3:1-17.
Sermon - "A Trinitarian Treatise" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
11:45 - Organ Recital by Janice Robison of music
commemorating Memorial Day.

Organ Recital

Janice Robison will play an organ recital at 11:45 AM, 
Sunday, May 27 at Athens First Presbyterian Church.  
The program will be music in commemoration of Memorial 
Day. All are invited to attend. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 20 - Pentecost

Day of Pentecost/Confirmation/Commissioning of the Mission Group.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Acts 2:1-21 and 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13.
Sermon - "For the Common Good" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Puppet Ministry.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Friday, May 11, 2018

May 13

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 and John 17:6-19.
Sermon - "Jesus Prays for Us" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 6 - Communion

9:00 - Adult Sunday School
10:00 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 98, John 15:9-17.
Sermon - "An Abiding Presence" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Music by Children's Chime Choir.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 29 - Youth Sunday, Recognition Sunday

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - John 15:1-8, Psalm 22:25-31.
Sermon - "An Eastertide Lament" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 22 - Earth Day Sunday

 9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Guest Speaker - Rev. Craig Foster.
11:30 - Fellowship Hour hosted by the Earth
Justice Group.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 15

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
9:45 - Children's Annual Pretzel Making.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Acts 3:12-19, Luke 24:36b-48.
Sermon - "The Hungry Messiah" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Friday, April 6, 2018

April 8

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 133, Acts 4:32-35.
Sermon - "Living as Easter People" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Saturday, April 14 - 2:00PM: Memorial Service for Nick Dinos.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

April 1 - Easter Sunday

9:00 - Easter Breakfast.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Isaiah 25:6-9, Mark 16:1-8.
Sermon - "Everything is Off Balance" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Special Music by Choir, Organ OhioBrass and Bell Choir.
11L30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Holy Week Services - Athens First Presbyterian Church

Tuesday the 27th, 5:30 - Lenten Soup Supper and Program.
Thursday the 29th, 7:00 - Maundy Thursday Service with Communion.
Friday the 30th, noon - Good Friday Community Service.
Sunday, April 1, 9:00 -  Easter Breakfast.  10:30 - Celebration Worship
with music by Choir, Organ, OhioBrass and Bell Choir.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

April 25 - Palm Sunday

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's church.
Scriptures - Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Mark 11:1-11
Sermon - "Save Us, O God" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Children's Procession with Palms.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.
11:45 -  Organ Recital by Jan Robison.  A Musical
Journey Through Holy Week.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March 18

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33.
Sermon - "Seeing Jesus" by Rev. Rob Martin
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"Bach Around the Block"-Celebrating J.S. Bach's Birthday, March 18

"Bach Around the Block" is a progressive concert of all Bach music in celebration of his birthdate.  The event will begin at 3:00 at First Presbyterian Church, continue at Galbreath Chapel at 3:30, and conclude at Good Shepherd Episcopal at 4:00.  The 20 minute programs will consist of organ music as well as other instruments and vocal music.  The program at First Presbyterian will include trumpets and marimba.  All are welcome free of charge.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 11

Welcome ALL!
9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - CHildren's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
11:30 - Children's crafts.  Fellowship and Refreshments.

Tuesday - 5:30 - Lenten Soup and Study.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March 4 - Worship/Communion/Baked Potato Luncheon

All are Welcome!
9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 19, Exodus 20:1-17.
Sermon - "God Speaks" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Bell Choir will perform and Communion will be served.
11:30 - Baked Potato Luncheon, a mission fundraiser.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February 25

9:00 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 22:23-31, Mark 8:31-38.
Sermon - "Change is Hard" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Bells will perform.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 18

10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:00 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 25:1-10, Mark 1:9-15.
Sermon - "Daily Resurrection" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Puppet Ministry.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

5:30 Tuesday- Lenten Soup Supper followed
by Study 6:00-7:00.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Feb. 13/14 - Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday-First Presbyterian

Tuesday, February 13.
5:30 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Wednesday, February 14.
6:60 - Ash Wednesday Service.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 11 - Worship and Valentines' Breakfast

9:30 - Valentines' Breakfast.
9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 50:1-6, Mark 9:2-9.
Sermon - "Changed in an Instant" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February 4 - Worship/Annual Congregational Meeting

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Isaiah 40:21-31, Mark 1:29-39.
Sermon - "A God Beyond Our Control" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Refreshments and Fellowship.
11:45 - Annual Congregational Meeting.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January 28

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship, Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 111, Mark 1:21-28.
Sermon - "As One With Authority" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Bell Choir will play.
11L30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 21

WELCOME BACK O.U. STUDENTS AND FACULTY!
9:30 - Adult Sunday School
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures -Psalm 62:5-12, Jonah 3:1-5,10.
Sermon - "A Whale of a Tale" by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

January 20

A memorial  service will be held for Lyle McGeoch at 2PM on Saturday, January 20.
A reception will follow.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 14 - Worship/Ordination of Officers

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:00 - Children's Chime Choir Rehearsal.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, I Samuel 3:1-20.
Sermon - "Call and Response" by Rev. Rob Martin.
Ordination of Officers for 2018.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.

Friday, January 5, 2018

January 7

9:30 - Adult Sunday School.
10:30 - Worship and Children's Church.
Scriptures - Psalm 29j Mark 1:4-11.
Sermon - "Nothing Will be the Same Again"
by Rev. Rob Martin.
11:30 - Fellowship and Refreshments.