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Sermon, 6/30/2013, The Marks of a Healthy Church"

"The Marks of a Healthy Church"
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Pastor Chuck Cooper
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Remembering Dave Miller...

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Dave Miller  went to be with the Lord Friday, June 21st, and we rejoice in his Peace with God as we mourn the loss to family, congregation, and community. Our prayers are with Dave's family during this time.

You can read Dave's obituary here, and you are invited to sign an online guest book hosted by Herring-Groseclose Funeral home by clicking here.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Sanctuary Saturday, August 3rd at 2:00 pm.  Gifts and contributions in memory of Mr. Miller may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or at Herring-Groseclose Funeral Home

Newsletter 6/26/13

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Highlights:

All Church Mission Project - My Friend's House
All Church Event - Walla Walla Sweets Ball Game
Summer Children's Ministry Intern
Children's Events This Summer

Sermon, 6/23/2013, "How Can I Unless Someone Tells Me"

"How Can I Unless Someone Tells Me"
Acts 8:26-31; 34-38
Rev. Albert Gillin
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VBS 2013: Athens - Photo and Video

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click here to watch video on YouTube (higher quality)

Browse photos on our church photo site or go to each day directly from here:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Our theme this year was Athens:  Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.


Thanks for spending a week with us (and thank you to all of our volunteers)! See you again next year!

VBS Community BBQ, June 19th

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Children, Teen, Families, and Volunteers of Vacation Bible School gather together for an epic evening of food, folk, and fun! Dinner is served starting at 5:30pm, with hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, side dishes (sides are provided by everyone, so feel free to bring something that serves about 12!), and dessert for all!

Children will have an opportunity to show off their "Oikos" (family) tent as well as what they've been doing and learning during VBS so far. Inflatable Bounce Houses and other games will entertain children of all ages as we just have fun together as neighbors, families, old friends, and new friends!

Join us for this incredible Annual Event, happening rain or shine!
click here for more information about VBS.

Sermon, 6/16/2013, "Making Him Known"

"Making Him Known"
Acts 17:22-25
Rev. Albert Gillin
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Newsletter 06/12/13

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Highlights:

VBS is here & VBS BBQ & Potluck!
Discernment Process Results
New Summer Youth Intern
FPC Outreach Project

Discernment Process Results

We are pleased to pass on to you the results of Sunday's Discernment Vote.
To remind everyone, in order for the vote to be valid we were required to have 50% of the congregation cast ballots and of those who cast votes it was required that 75% of the ballots cast be for dismissal in order for the process to move forward.
The discernment team put three questions on the ballot:  The first was to seek dismissal, the second to recommend ECO as a Reformed body to be dismissed to, and third asked if the voter would remain a member/regular attender if the congregation is dismissed.
We had our membership frozen at the beginning of our Discernment process at 301 members and so the necessary quorum was 151 members.
The results:
Members: We had 183 ballots cast making our participation 61%
Question #1        174 yes (97%)     6 no       180 total votes Question #2        176 yes (98%)     4 no       180 total votes Question #3        175 yes (99%)     1 no       176 total votes
Non-members: We had 22 b…

Sermon, 6/9/2013, "Peter's Sermon, Part 2"

"Peter's Sermon Part 2"
Acts 2:36-40
Rev. Albert Gillin
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