Seasonal Events

Upcoming Events at First Presbyterian Church

Open Table

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, October 5th.

View Lyrics for Open Table Worship here.

Small Groups

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 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

Rummage Sale

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.

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.