The Life of the First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville
This Week in the Life of the Church
Wednesday, December 10
- Sacred Movement Group rehearsal, 7:00 PM (sanctuary)
- Handbell Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM (choir room)
Thursday, December 11
- Praise Team rehearsal, 6:30 PM (sanctuary)
- Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM (sanctuary)
Friday, December 12
- Mom's House Christmas Celebration & Play, 4:00 PM (fellowship hall)
Sunday, December 14
- Children's Sunday School, 9:00 AM (2nd floor classrooms)
- Topics in Life Today (TILT), 9:00 AM (parlor) - Liz Remelius (DCE) teaching "The Frozen Chosen: Presbyterian History in One Hour"
- Bible Study, 9:00 AM (library) - Advent study
- Special Worship Service, 10:30 AM - The Magnificent Magnificat, a worship featuring the Choir, Sacred Movement Group, and guest soloists; Rev. Doug Hagler, preaching
- Presbyterian Foundation program & lunch, following worship (fellowship hall)
Advent Devotional Series: Mary in the Gospel of Luke
To complement the Advent season and the unique Bible Study happening during the week, Rev. Hagler and Liz Remelius, DCE, have chosen to provide a short series of Advent reflections and devotions based on the Gospel of Luke’s nativity story, focusing specifically on the presence and role of Mary. We hope that our thoughts and words provide constructive substance for your personal or family devotionals as we wait together for the birth of Jesus.
The devotionals will be sent via email, available in print in the church Narthex, and uploaded to our new blog. Click here to read the devotionals online!
Throughout this short series we will be looking at the Nativity from Mary's point of view. We encourage you to read these passages with open eyes and experience the story of the Holy Family anew. Beginning with the Annunciation and ending with infant Jesus' presentation to Simeon, we will follow Mary and her small family through this miraculous period of their lives that changed the world.
This week's devotion is written by Rev. Hagler and focuses on Luke 1:46-55.
Adult Sunday School Class Opportunity
If you weren't able to join us for Rev. Hagler's talk on the "Bible 101" but want to know what we covered, email Liz for the class outline!
This week, we're talking history! Join TILT (Topics in Life Today) in the parlor to talk with Liz about all things Reformed!
Sunday, December 14th: Liz Remelius, the Director of Christian Education, will be leading "The Frozen Chosen: Presbyterian History in an Hour." She describes this class as including "the briefest timelines about Christianity, followed by a conversation about the development of Presbyterianism out of the Reformation and into today, looking specifically at the American Church." A sense of humor and curiosity are all that is required!
If either of these classes interest you, or you would simply like to blow away the next Bible related category on Jeopardy!, join us in the Parlor on December 7th and 14th at 9:00AM!
We want to provide you with the programming and faith-related topics YOU are interested in! Please email Liz with any topics you are interested in so we can plan events or Sunday School series!
Sunday School Help
Teach a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Prov. 22:6)
We are looking for another volunteer to work with our 4th-6th grade children beginning in January! Being a Sunday School teacher takes only a small amount of planning time during the week and an hour on Sunday spent with our wonderful children!
We hope to see you there as we continue to shape the future of our church!
Gift Card Orders
Thank you for supporting this program throughout the year!
Thanksgiving Dinner Thank You!
Many thanks to our tireless volunteers who helped make this wonderful event a success!
Thursday, Dec. 25th, 12pm
145 S Main St
Dinner will be served at 12:00 noon on Christmas day. For reservations, please call the church office (610-933-8816) before Monday, December 22nd. There is no charge for this dinner, so we hope you will join us!
*When arriving, please use the Jackson Street entrance.*
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Presbyterian Foundation Informational Meeting
A light lunch will be served prior to the meeting.
Dinner for Eight
Groups of eight people are randomly assigned to meet for dinner in January, February, and March! You can hold your meal in your host's home or you can opt to dine out - the choice is yours!
This is a time to socialize with people in our church family whom you may or may not know. We are looking at a few untried ideas to make this event more flexible for our groups, so please sign up and help us make these dinners a success!
Mom's House Play
Friday, Dec. 12th, 4pm
145 S Main St
Alternative Gift Greeting Cards
Cards will be available beginning on November 23rd. You can get them after church on Sundays in the Narthex or in the church office throughout the week.
Christmas in the Woods: a Live Nativity at Camp Donegal
Sunday, Dec. 14th, 5-8pm
303 E Telegraph Rd
Dinner is available for a small fee. Cookies will be for sale by the dozen. Ornaments by Poppy's Woodcrafts will be available for purchase!
There are 4 Nativity times for your convenience: 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, and 7:30.
Musical presentations will begin at: 5:35, 6:20, 7:05, and 7:50.
Bring the whole family to this special event!
Things Around Town
The Phoenixville Federal Bank is sponsoring a concert featuring the Chesco Pops! The concert will beheld on Sunday, December 14th at 3:00 PM in the Phoenixville Area Middle School auditorium. The concert is free, however, they are asking attendees to bring a canned good to benefit PACS. There are 12 tickets available in the church office and additional tickets can be picked up at the bank.
The Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce updates their events calendar regularly. Click HERE to see what new events have been added!
Events In Our Schools
Looking for concerts, theater, or college sports? Check out these event calendars to find local collegiate events!