Upcoming Events at First Presbyterian Church
Open Table is a casual, conversational, and interactive worship service for ALL ages, including special worship activities for kids. Come hungry, as the focus of our worship will be a meal, music, and conversation. We will have an alternative offering during the service, which will benefit those in need within our community. Join us on the first Sunday of every month at 5:00 PM. Weather permitting, Open Table will be held outside in Friendship Park. If inclement weather occurs, Open Table will be held in Presby Place. Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, November 2nd.
View Lyrics for Open Table Worship here.
At First Presbyterian Church, we encourage all members and friends to participate in a small group. 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.
Jingle Bell Run
In December, First Presbyterian Church will host the 2014 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! Click here to download the race flyer.
Seasonal Events for Youth
Annual Ski Trip
Each year our youth travels 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. During this year’s Ski Trip, we went to Ski Cooper in Leadville, CO
Annual Mission Trip
Every summer, the youth take a mission trip to various locations in the country. This year’s mission trip was held at the Heifer International Ranch in Arkansas. Additional information on our annual mission trips may be found on our mission trips page.
Past Events at First Presbyterian Church
On Saturday, April 26, First Presbyterian Church hosted a Rummage Sale. All proceeds benefited our Deacons’ Missions and Youth Mission Trip.
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!)
Presby Diners – January, February & March
Open to all, Presby Diners is an annual event sponsored by the Membership, Fellowship and Church Growth committees of First Presbyterian.
- Monthly events are held in January, February and March. The “host” provides the main dish and drinks. The “guests” provide appetizer, salad, vegetable, bread or dessert that you and the “host” 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.
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.
Life lessons from the Coffee Shop – Amberly Neese, Speaker.
Monday Evening Lecture
A variety of Biblical and theological topics presented in the sanctuary.