Seasonal Events

First Sunday Brunches

Following the 10:30 service, the First Presbyterian congregation, friends, and family are invited to gather in Fisher Hall for a potluck brunch!

Church Picnic

Each September, First Presbyterian family and friends gather to share a meal, games and fellowship! Sides and deserts are potluck and the main course is provided. Details start coming around late July so keep an out on our website and Facebook page!

Jingle Bell Run
In December, First Presbyterian Church hosts the 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!


Presby Diners – January, February & March

Presby Diners is an annual event sponsored by the Membership, Fellowship and Church Growth committees of First Presbyterian designed to connect people in the church who never would have met otherwise!

-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.

Father’s Day Retreat: Fathers and children are invited to a Father’s Day retreat! Invite your father, grandfather, uncle, or a father figure from your life to participate in this retreat with you. Held in June.

Ladies Night Out Ladies of all ages enjoy a fun night of friendship and fellowship with one another!

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 last 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.  Last year’s mission trip was held in South Dakota where the team helped the Oglala Lakota tribe by building porches and stairs for two houses. The group had a great time learning about tribal history, traditions and native outlooks on faith and life!

Annual Children’s Christmas Program and Deacons’ Dinner

The annual Presby KIDS! Christmas Program is held each December, and portrays a musical celebration of the Christmas season.  The children sing, dance and play instruments!  A potluck Deacon’s Dinner follows the event.