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1054 West Clinton St, Elmira NY  14905

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607-734-1614

Email Us! 

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."

Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Adult Sunday School   9:30 a.m.

Children's Sunday School (during worship)

Church Office Hours:

Monday - Friday   9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please visit or call (607) 734-1614

A Word from the Pastor...

Listen to God's Word

October 21, 2018   102118.mp3


VBS 2018 (2)

VBS 2018 (2)

VBS 2018

VBS 2018

Peace Pals

Peace Pals

knitting4peace

knitting4peace

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16

Church at Christmas

Church at Christmas

Upcoming Events!

THANKSGIVING DINNER!

Thursday, November 22nd

2:00 p.m.

You are invited to our Free Thanksgiving Dinner!  Dinner includes the traditional turkey with all the trimmings.  If you are planning on attending the dinner, please RSVP to the church office at 734-1614.  We will need volunteers to help set up, serve and/or clean up for the dinner. If you would like to help, please call the church office at 734-1614.

GRIEFSHARE SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

Sunday, December 2nd

12 noon—2 p.m.

The GriefShare Committee of First Presbyterian is again offering a seminar here at the church , “Surviving the Holidays”, on Sunday, December 2nd, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.. This seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death.  Included are a 40 minute video featuring practical "survival” tips and real-life stories of people who have navigated the season after their loved one’s death. Topics covered include dealing with the emotions during the holidays; traditions and other coming changes; tips for “surviving” social events; and, how to discover hope for your future.  There will also be a discussion period after the video, where participants can hear others explain how they are dealing with the holidays, and share how grief is affecting them (this sharing is optional).  Refreshments will be provided. Registration forms will be available after the remaining church services in November; during the week, forms are available from the church office.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS DINNER!

Thursday, December 6th 

6:00 p.m.

Please join us for our pre-concert Dinner of Chicken and Biscuits with sides, beverages, and dessert.  Dinner tickets are available to be purchased from the church office at $10 per adult and $7 per child under 12 yrs.  Take out is available from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. and must be pre-ordered by calling the church office at 734-1614.

UPCOMING CONCERT!

CORNING AREA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND

Thursday, December 6th

7:30 p.m. ~ in the Sanctuary

No admission cost.  A free-will offering will be accepted.

 FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

The Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, December 14th, from 6-8 pm.  Join us for our monthly Friday Family Fun Night for some old-fashioned games, fun conversation and a couple of videos. Yummy taste treats will be included. And be sure to invite some friends. Family Fun Nights are free and open to the public. The Hospitality Committee hosts a series of Family Fun Nights throughout the year, which will feature food, refreshments and varied activities each month, including games, movies, and fun!  

CHRISTMAS CANTATA!

December 16th 

10:30 a.m.

In the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church

We are excited to announce our 2018 Christmas Cantata will be “Let There Be Christmas” by Joseph M. Martin. This service in song is a joyous celebration of hope and peace for the Christmas season. This Cantata is only three years old. It is complete with carols, narration, congregational participation, original anthems, choir and an eight-piece orchestra. With jubilant songs of praise to reflective carols of peace, this Cantata is sure to bring the true spirit and meaning of Christmas to you. You are invited to sing in the choir for this Cantata. If you are interested, please call the church office at 734-1614. In any event, mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this!

KNITTING4PEACE POD

The Knitting4Peace Pod has meetings on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Genesis Room.  The K4P organization is now asking for baby blankets (at least 24", 27" or 30" square), mittens and peace pal dolls.  We have the yarn, needles and patterns, all we need is you!  Every stitch is a prayer for peace.  Hope to see you at a meeting!

The K4P Pod also sews sleeping mats for the Swaziland Orphan children. Please contact the church office at 734-1614, if you would like a pattern to sew a sleeping mat. We are always in need of supplies to donate:  100% cotton fabric, thin polyester batting and canvas/denim type of fabric for the backing material.  Thank you.

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Children with Sleeping Mats May 2016

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16

Knitting4Peace 3-13-16

knitting4peace

knitting4peace

Peace Pals

Peace Pals

 


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"Pres Clippings" Church Newsletter

Download the latest edition of "Pres Clips," the newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Elmira.

Click here to download:

November 13, 2018 Pres Clips email 2.pdf

Upcoming Events Dec 2018.pdf

Poinsettia Order Form 2018.pdf

Feed My Sheep

Food Pantry Need for this week:

Whole Grain Cereals (all varieties)

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!

Family Scrip Card Orders

On the second and fourth Mondays of the month Scrip Card Order forms are submitted. Do you have a birthday celebration coming up? Will you be making a purchase from Sears, Lowes or one of the many stores on our list? Then please consider paying with a Scrip card. Order forms are in the narthex area. Please give your order form to the church office. When we place an order on Monday, the cards arrive at the church on Friday. We will call or email you when your cards are in. Can’t wait for a card? We have an inventory of cards available now from the following stores and restaurants: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works, Dress Barn, Dunkin Donuts, Family Christian Stores, Panera and Staples. Call the church office to purchase any of the cards that we have in hand right now. Cross shopping off your list! Scrip orders are as easy as 1-2-3!  Family_Scrip_Order_Form_2015.pdf

Amazon Smile!

Did you know that you can earn money for First Presbyterian Church just by shopping?  Amazon.com has a program called Amazon Smile, which donates .5% of customers’ purchases to charitable organizations.  It costs nothing to participate, and all you need to do is go to www.smile.amazon.com, select First Presbyterian Church of Elmira as your charity, and then shop away.  Just be sure to always shop from the smile.amazon homepage.  Refer to the church website for instructions as to how to sign up for Amazon Smile. Thank you in advance for your support!

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.

Scrap Metal Drive

First Pres is doing a Scrap Metal Drive to raise money for our kitchen.  Please think about recycling through the church anything that contains metal. For example, old appliances such as washers, dryers, range/ovens can be recycled. (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 tin/aluminum cans can be recycled, but please clean them out and remove paper labels.

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, we 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.