Seasonal Events

Upcoming Events at First Presbyterian Church

2014 Lenten Schedule

March 12, 12:10 PM – Lenten service in Fisher Hall followed by lunch

March 19, 12:10 PM – Lenten service in Fisher Hall followed by lunch

March 26, 12:10 PM – Lenten service in Fisher Hall followed by lunch

April 2, 12:10 PM – Lenten service in Fisher Hall followed by lunch

April 9, 12:10 PM – Lenten service in Fisher Hall followed by lunch

Maundy Thursday, April 17 – Dinner in Fisher Hall at 6:30 PM, followed by worship service at 7:30 PM

Easter Sunday, April 20

Sunrise Service – 7:45 AM, Friendship Park

Easter Breakfast – 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt – 10:10 AM

Easter Sunday worship services will be held at 9:15 and 10:30 AM

Lenten Small Groups

At First Presbyterian, our Lenten Small Groups are coming together to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming Easter holiday.  We encourage all members and friends to participate in a small group and our church-wide book study on Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours that Changed the World.  A list of the small groups may be found here: Small Group List. To sign-up, contact Pastor Zac, or submit this form to the church office: Sign-Up Sheet.

Presby Diners – January, February & March 2014

Open to all, Presby Diners is sponsored by the Membership, Fellowship and Church Growth committees of First Presbyterian.

  • Monthly events will be held in January, February and March.  The “host” will provide the main dish and drinks.  The “guests” will provide appetizer, salad, vegetable, bread or dessert that you and the “host” will agree on.  Yes, you may purchase food.
  • A typical gathering occurs on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening when approximately 8 to 10 people gather and share a meal and fellowship.  It is a great opportunity to meet new people and renew old friendships.  You will eat with a different group each month and it is open to singles, couples, members and non-members.

Jingle Bell Run
In December, First Presbyterian Church will host the annual Jingle Bell Run – a 5k gallop through the streets of downtown Manhattan.  We encourage participants of all ages to get into the holiday spirit with this family-friendly event.  Many even dress up in fun festive attire, with Christmas lights and reindeer antlers, to enjoy the season!

Past Events at First Presbyterian Church

Walk to Jerusalem

As a way to promote health and wellness throughout the Lenten season, our congregation participated in a “Walk to Jerusalem.” Beginning February 2nd and lasting through Easter Sunday, members of First Presbyterian covered 7,466 miles over 84 days. (That’s 89 miles per day as a congregation!)

Family Ski Trip

First Presbyterian hosted a Family Ski Trip at Ski Snow Creek in Weston, MO! A fun-filled day was had by all!

Date Night Challenge

The week before Valentine’s Day, couples of all ages joined together for an evening of relationship building and fun!

Young Adult Lunch

Young singles, couples and families joined together at Powercat Grill following our 10:30 AM worship service for a fun and fellowship filled lunch!

Annual Youth Ski Trip

Each year, the junior high and senior high youth groups travel to a Ski Resort in Colorado to enjoy the winter fun and take in spectacular views of the mountains.  It is a time to refresh, retreat, and enjoy time with friends during a wonderful time of the year. This year, our youth traveled to Ski Cooper in Leadville, CO.

Annual Children’s Christmas Pageant and Deacons’ Dinner

The annual Presby KIDS! Christmas Pageant is held each December, and portrays a musical telling of the nativity story.  The children sing, dance and play instruments, lead by our Directors of Children’s Music, Susan and Steve Maxwell– and Pastor Zac narrates the story from scripture!  A potluck Deacon’s Dinner follows the event.

“Thanks for Giving” Month

Throughout the month of November, First Presbyterian teamed up with Manhattan area churches, along with our Board of Deacons to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  During this time, church members participated in the Presby KIDS! Backsnack Project, Children’s Clothing Drive, and Winter Warmth Drive.

Ladies Night Out

Ladies of all ages enjoyed a fun night of friendship and fellowship with one another!

Concert in Friendship Park

Featuring Joan Nelson and her band.

First Pres Pool Party

Presby KIDS! and their families enjoyed a fun evening at North View community pool.

Women’s Retreat

Life lessons from the Coffee Shop – Amberly Neese, Speaker.

Monday Evening Lecture

A variety of Biblical and theological topics presented in the sanctuary.