About Us

Members
Our vital congregation is the core of our church. Our members work together for the greater good. We invite you to join us in our common ministry.


Music

Music is important in the life of the church. Our musicians, choir, and choir director serve to provide a wide range of music from classical to contemporary.


Library

Our library provides a number of serious, scholarly books available to our members. The resources of the library are always current and available, thanks to the untiring efforts of our church librarian, Gladys Taylor.


Pastor

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Staff / Volunteers / Officers

The minister, staff, volunteers, and officers of the church work together to be of service to the congregation and to the community. They give unstintingly of their time and talents. We hope this page will help you get to know them better. Also, here are the names of our officers along with the year when their term of service will end.

Session
Elder Class
Joan Drake 2017
Mike Grantham
2017
Joanne Flanders 2018
Bennie Drake
2018
Caron Hawkins 2019
Vicki Zimmerman 2019
Diaconate
Deacon
Class
Nancy Grantham 2017
Mike Stiel 2017
Margo Jones 2018
Coy Elliot 2018
Glennis Wilson 2019
Tim Burns 2019

Clerk of Session: Joan Drake
Treasurer: Bennie Drake
Assistant Treasurer: Mike Grantham
Committees
Our committees are as follows:
  • Executive and Personnel  
  • Worship Arts and Spiritual Development  
  • Property Administration and Capital Improvements  
  • Finance and Stewardship  
  • Communications and Technology  
  • Mission and Discipleship  
  • Care and Nurture 
  • Christian Education  
  • Health and Wellness
  • Nominating 

    SESSION COMMITTEES 2017

    Executive and Personnel The oversight of all church staff in coordination with pastor including hiring and termination of employees, conducting annual reviews of paid staff, hearing and responding to grievances and needs of staff. Act as liaison between congregation and staff and the presbytery. By appointment, Joan Drake, Moderator

    Worship Arts and Spiritual Development Provide high quality celebrations of worship in the reformed tradition that stimulate the desire of members and visitors to communicate with God through Jesus Christ, to facilitate that communication and to encourage those without a church affiliation to make a commitment to Jesus Christ and the Membership of First Presbyterian Church. Seek varied means of communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ through the spoken word, in music and other artistic expressions of faith. Provide opportunities for disciples of all ages to study scripture, further members/visitors’ understanding of issues of Christian life and faith and to tend to one another’s spiritual needs through a ministry of support and compassion. Contact : Jo Flanders

    Property Administration and Capital Improvements Ensure that the buildings and grounds are maintained in a manner that the ministry of FPC will be enhanced. Create and implement a regular maintenance schedule of buildings, grounds and equipment. Create and implement plans for making capital improvements to the properties to secure the future possibilities of FPC. Contact: Mike Grantham

    Finance and Stewardship Educate the FPC family concerning the joys and responsibilities of ongoing stewardship and to ensure that all monies received and invested are accurately accounted for and distributed according to the mission and goals of FPC. Provide consistent and accurate communications concerning the finances of FPC. Make decisions as a committee relative to investment of funds as well as funds development to further the cause of Christ today into tomorrow. Create and conduct the annual stewardship campaign and ingathering. Contact: Bennie Drake

    Communications and Technology Communicate and promote FPC mission and ministry within and outside the church community, Facilitate internal communication to encourage greater participation in church life. Research and utilize new technologies for enhancement of worship and spiritual development, community formation, membership building and awareness of opportunities for social interaction and spiritual growth. Maintain website, Facebook page and other social media as arising. Contact:  Caron Hawkins and Venessa Swanson

    Missions and Discipleship Share what we have with the wider community, meet the needs of the congregation, help people with their brokenness and facilitate healing. Develop and grow disciples. Contact: Vicki Zimmerman

Beliefs
Our beliefs are the fundamental foundation upon which all else is built. They provide inspiration and guidance for us as we walk in our faith journey. And all our beliefs begin with a central one: God knows us, and loves us still.Our motto is: God's people doing God's work in God's world.

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