2024 FPC Directory Updates

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...

Taste and See

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Here's the next installment in our Immeasurably More blog series. BY SUSAN ATCHISON (Author’s note: The story you are about to read happened last summer. I had not thought about it in a long time; but when Pastor Charles preached on Luke 14 a few weeks ago, I opened my Bible to the...

In Memory of Jerry Hilton

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Memorials may be given in memory of Jerry Hilton to First Presbyterian and designated to Water Wells or Dr. Bartha's Cross Clinic. Jerry Hilton, beloved FPC pastor from 1993-2004, passed away earlier this week in Lees Summit, Missouri. As we were remembering Jerry's legacy and looking through...

Not Today, Satan!

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Here's the next installment in our Immeasurably More blog series. BY MEGAN HOWARD There is a funny saying on social media these days, “Not today, Satan, not today!” It always makes me giggle when I see my favorite blogger or comedian on Instagram explain an unfortunate incident...

The Lord’s Baseball Game

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Here's the next installment in our Immeasurably More blog series. BY HILARY MAJORS My dad was an exceptional note writer. He had a way with words from one-liners to the more profound life-lessons... when he wrote, you listened. We lost my dad 12 years ago. At his memorial service, a dear...

Little Big Things

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BY NICOLE BROWN Hey First Pres, Animate is our middle school ministry here at First Presbyterian Church. It has been such a wild ride over the past year in the life and ministry of Animate. Thankfully, since January we have been able to meet consistently each Wednesday night and will continue...

Radical Love

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Here's the next installment in our Immeasurably More blog series. BY CARRIE MCKEAN A couple of weeks ago, I shared a version of this reflection on my personal Instagram page: I've been silent but heavy-hearted this week… listening, pondering, praying, grieving. It started with a...

It Is Well

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Here's the next installment in our Immeasurably More blog series. BY MEGAN HOWARD Recently I found myself on a flight to Louisiana to celebrate the life of my 94-year-old great grandmother, Nanny. We're still in the midst of the Covid pandemic, and our plans for the memorial were further...