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1054 West Clinton St, Elmira NY  14905

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607-734-1614

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onepreselm@firstpreselmira.org

 

Mission Statement

To practice and share our faith together based on the foundation of the Gospel and our relationships with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Church Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm

July & August - office closed on Fridays

Please call or visit (607) 734-1614

Listen to God's Word

June 14, 2015   061415.mp3

May 31, 2015   053115.mp3


Kidshine VBS performance

Kidshine VBS performance

Peace Pals

Peace Pals

knitting4peace

knitting4peace

Church at Christmas 2014

Church at Christmas 2014

flamingos

flamingos

KIDSHINE & VBS CAMPS

REGISTER NOW!

Kidshine and Vacation Bible School camps will take place the week of June 29 – July 3, 2015.  We have an all new Kidshine musical "Storyline!" and the new VBS program is "SonWest Roundup!"   Registration Forms are available for both camps - please see below.  If you would like one mailed to you, please call the church office at 734-1614.  Hope to see you at camp!

Kidshine_Registration_form_2015.doc

VBS_Registration_form_2015.docx

CAMP WHITMAN

Registration Is Now Open

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out the offerings at Camp Whitman!  Camp Whitman is a gem of a children’s summer camp owned and operated by the Presbytery of Geneva in partnership with the Presbytery of Genesee Valley.  There are graded camps, theme camps and specialized programs for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.  You can access the complete summer schedule as well as registration forms by visiting www.campwhitman.org.  Check it out today.

The STOP THE HUNGER TEAM has great news to share with you! There are 6 to 8 volunteer slots to fill on the first Thursday and second Thursday of each month from July through December.  So check the following dates with your availability and sign up quickly! 

Thursday, July 2nd - 9 am to 12 noon

Thursday, July 9th - 6 to 8 pm

Please call the church office (734-1614) to sign up.  The Stop The Hunger Team thanks you for your help to make a positive impact on our community.  All volunteering is done at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

KNITTING4PEACE POD

The Knitting4Peace Pod group will be taking a break for the months of June, July and August.  Please continue to knit or crochet during these months, for this worthy organization.  You are invited to come to the Peace Pod summer get together on Tuesday, July 7th in the Genesis room, tentatively set for 3:00 p.m.  Please bring a snack to share with the group.  We will be talking about when to dedicate our current items, Chautauqua and when to start up meetings for the fall.  Please come and join us!

knitting4peace

knitting4peace

Peace Pals

Peace Pals

knitting4peace 7-14

knitting4peace 7-14

 


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FEED MY SHEEP

June 28th  - Food Pantry Need

PORK-N-BEANS & CANNED PASTA

The Food Pantry at North Presbyterian Church reported that your contributions are making a HUGE difference to people in need in Elmira.   Ramen noodles, toilet paper, travel size soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions given out at hotels are greatly needed and also gently used seasonal clothing in all sizes.  We thank you in advance and remember that generosity is good for your heart!    

TOPS GROCERY GIFT CARDS

Here’s a way you can support the church without taking any extra dollars out of your pocket: Tops grocery gifts cards. All you do is to purchase the gift card for the full face value of the card.  You spend the full face value of the card, but the church receives 5% of the value of your Tops card for having sold it to you.  Cards are available in your choice of “denominations:” $250, $100 or $50. Look for them at the table in the lobby area after worship each Sunday, or stop in the church office any day during the week, Monday -Friday, 9 am - 3 pm.

FAIR TRADE SALE

The Fair Trade kiosk has been completely restocked with many new items, including Café Salvador Coffee, Congo Coffee Project Coffee, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Organic Chocolate Espresso Bean Chocolate Bars, as well as some familiar favorites such as Ethiopian Ground and Whole Bean Coffees, Organic French Roast Coffee, English Breakfast Tea and Organic Green Tea. Stop by and sniff our coffees and we doubt you will walk away without making a purchase! All proceeds benefit the programs and projects of the youth of our church, as well as the farmers who grow the products. That’s what we call win/win/win!

Scrap Metal Drive

First Pres is doing a Scrap Metal Drive to raise money to replace the dishwasher in our kitchen.  We are taking the metal to Shulman’s on Washington Ave. Shulman’s takes any kind of metal. Please think about recycling through the church anything that contains metal. For example, old appliances such as washers, dryers, range/ovens can be recycled at Shulman’s. (Please, no refrigerators unless the refrigeration unit is removed.) Are you replacing the aluminum siding on your house? The old aluminum siding can be turned in for cash. How about the old motors with copper in them that you have lying around? They can be recycled.  Even food cans can be recycled, but please, if recycling tin cans (food cans), they must be cleaned out and labels removed.

We have a bin in the kitchen to collect your cans and smaller metal items, if you want to bring them in to church on a Sunday. There’s just one simple thing that we ask your help on: if you have large items such as appliances or old wood stoves, Norm Schamel will pick them up from your home, but they need to be on the first level of your home. So for example, if you are replacing a washer or dryer in your basement, ask the appliance installers to bring the old one to the first level or put it in your garage or leave it on outside the house. That will help a lot! Thank you!  If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (607) 734-1614.

Flamingo Fundraiser to Fight Famine

The youth of our church will once again be participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to fight hunger across the globe, and is readying our flamingo flock for another successful fundraising year.  Last year our youth raised $1,094 for World Vision in a playful fundraiser that provided entertainment for the community at large. We think we can do even better this year and have set a goal of $1,200, which would feed 40 children for one month.  We are challenging you to think of someone who would enjoy the surprise of waking up to find a dozen, two dozen, three dozen or more pink flamingos in their front yard.  We will swoop in under cover of darkness and place the flamingos per your instructions in exchange for your tax deductible contribution.  Then, after the flamingos have spent a day making people smile, we will collect them and take them on their next mission.  Let the games begin!  The “Flocking Forms” are located as an attachment below, or you can have one sent to you by calling the church office at 734-1614.

Flock-a-Friend.doc