Spring Opportunities

Father Daughter Dance

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We had such a great time laughing and dancing the night away at our Father Daughter Dance... we already can't wait for next year! Here are a few pictures, but you can check out more by clicking the buttons below! Photo Album Photo Booth Gallery

Animate Lock In: 5 Years Running

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This year is our fifth lock-in, can you believe it? Five years ago we began this tradition and it has been a blast ever since. That first lock-in may still be my favorite. It was small, but it was fun! We even ventured all the way to the Odessa mall to play broom ball at the ice skating rink...

Hospitality in the Desert Places

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We invited Elizabeth to share the story behind her involvement in helping to found the Teacher Adoption Program for MISD. It's more than a call to help support MISD teachers (though it is that as well). It's a story of how Elizabeth's personal discipleship journey led her to explore what...

FPC + Disaster Relief

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Dear FPC Family, Greetings in Jesus' name to all of you. I wanted to write to you today with a request for donations to assist in disaster relief around our broken world. We have all watched reports from various places over the last several weeks where disasters, both natural and human-made...

Back to School Event

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BY NICOLE BROWN A few weeks ago, our middle school and high school ministries teamed up with Christ Church Anglican and Renew Life Church youth for our big back-to-school party! Renew Life Church hosted this fantastic event for our churches. Our night began with FUN! We started with games and...

2021 Confirmation

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BY GRACE BALMET Confirmation is underway! This year feels so special in the midst of what feels like a new season in First Pres and the world. This year, there are 10 Confirmands and 4 leaders who are already well underway in learning how to do life together while asking deep, formative...

2021 Lynn Scholarship Recipients

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The Matthew and Tommy Lynn Scholarship Fund is dedicated to helping qualified students acquire a college education by providing financial assistance. This year, our committee met and distributed $15,000 in scholarship funds to the following students. We'll be recognizing our scholarship...

Caring for Aging Parents

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BY BECKY HOLMES Being in charge of parents’ care as they age is hard. It brings up all kinds of feelings and emotions, and nothing can really prepare you for this, especially if you have had very few conversations about your parents’ wishes and expectations. This was the situation...

Hope Springs Eternal

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Here's the final  installment in our spring Immeasurably More blog series. BY SALLY GREEN As we end our season together, I’m prompted to speak about something to carry us through till we meet again and I couldn’t think of better words to send us forth than St. Paul’s...

Parenting in an Age of Perfection

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Parenting in an Age of Perfection is a five-part video series addressing the pressures facing young parents today. Our Director of Children's Ministries Debbie Gainer is joined by clinical psychologist Dr. David Koch as well as covenant partners John Granaghan and Elizabeth Sollee. The...