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!
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
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.
Hoop It Up Basketball Clinic: A community wide basketball clinic for kids ages 4-6. Hoop It Up is held at First Presbyterian Church’s recreation center in February, March, and April. The clinic is a way to familiarize young kids to the game of basketball. Boys and girls will learn the basics of basketball while having fun!
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.
Vacation Bible School: Join us for a fun week of VBS! We will have a lot of fun learning about Jesus and the bible!
Ladies Night Out Ladies of all ages enjoy a fun night of friendship and fellowship with one another!
Concert in Friendship Park Series
Featuring musicians and groups from the area, this is a great time for friends and neighbors to gather in Friendship Park for great music and fun fellowship. Each concert also features a different, local food truck!
Men’s and Women’s Retreats
We enjoy inviting guests to speak about faith and the importance their beliefs have played in their lives. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and are given time to discuss the presentation and grow in their own spirituality. The 2016 retreat featured Hannah Rockey presenting “Walk in Our Shoes”.
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.
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!)
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!
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!
“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.
Monday Evening Lecture
A variety of Biblical and theological topics presented in the sanctuary.