The Life of the First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville
This Week in the Life of the Church
Tuesday, November 18
- Not A Silent Night Advent Study, 10:30 AM (parlor)
- Not A Silent Night Advent Study, 7:30 PM (parlor)
Wednesday, November 19
- Prime Timers Lunch and Tidbits of Phoenixville History, noon (St. John's Lutheran Church); speaker Jack Ertell
- Sacred Movement Group rehearsal, 7:00 PM (sanctuary)
- Handbell Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM (choir room)
Thursday, November 20
- Men's Breakfast, 8:00 AM (O'Grady's Restaurant)
- People to People, 9:00 AM (fellowship hall)
- Men's Bible Study, 9:00 AM (parlor)
- Praise Team (contemporary ensemble) rehearsal, 6:30 PM (sanctuary)
- Choir rehearsal, 7:00 PM (choir room)
Sunday, November 23
- Children's Sunday School, 9:00 AM
- Topics in Life Today (TILT), 9:00 AM (Parlor)
- Adult Bible Study, 9:00 AM (Library)
- Worship, 10:30 AM - Rev. Doug Hagler, preaching
- Bel Canto Children's Chorus Concert, 4:00 PM (sanctuary)
Church Member Assistance
Advent Bible Study
This year's Advent Study will utilize Adam Hamilton's Not A Silent Night. Hamilton's book focuses on the story of Jesus from Mary's point-of view. The book begins at the end of Jesus' life, travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry, and ends at the beginning, with the birth of Christ in the stable.
Peg Russell will be leading and facilitating the group discussion. They will meet on Tuesdays until December 6th (no meeting on November 25) in the sanctuary. In order to accommodate schedules, the group will meet at two different times on Tuesdays: 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM. Both sessions will cover the same material.
If you are interested, hard copies of the books are available in the church office for $12. Kindle users can download the book from Amazon.
Join us for this unique Advent study!
The Star Tree
Please remove all price tags and DO NOT wrap the gift. You can put the gift in a bag (a holiday gift bag would be wonderful, but not necessary) with the star securely attached and return it to the star tree on a Sunday morning or drop it off in the church office throughout the week.
If you take a star, please write your name and phone number next to the star's number on the sheet in the narthex.
Please return your gifts on or before December 7th.
Thank you for helping spread Christmas cheer to those in need!
Add a Little Drama to Your Advent Season!
We will be looking at the message of the Magnificat and then interpreting it in a series of tableaux. We'll end the evening with a presentation of our dramatic portrayals. Photos of the tableaux will be at the heart of a brief video that will be shown in church on December 14th.
We promise: there's no memorization, no stumbling over your lines! Just a chance to pain a picture of a fascinating passage of Scripture!
Pizza and salad will be served.
All ages are encouraged to come! Bring your creativity along and enjoy a fun evening with your church family!
Bel Canto Children's Chorus Concert
Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 4pm
145 S Main St
Childcare will be provided for the youngest attendees.
Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.
On Tuesday, December 2nd, Mom's House will be having an open house to celebrate "Giving Tuesday." "Giving Tuesday" is a nationwide project designed for people to give donations to a program in need. You can follow and tweet your support of this program using #GivingTuesday
Below is a list of items that are needed at Mom's House. Perhaps you can pick up an item or two the next time you're at the store.
- Diapers (size 2, 3, 4)
- Clorox wipes
- Foaming hand soap
- Tall kitchen trash bags
- Paper towels, tissues, small paper plates & bowls, small paper cups
- New clothing (age 24 months - 4 years)
- New toys (for ages 2-4)
- Postage stamps, HP ink #s 22 & 27
- Food items - snacks, baby food, juice, canned fruit, veggies, soups
- Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Staples, etc.)
Donations can be dropped off at Mom's House or in the church office!
Mom's House Play
Friday, Dec. 12th, 4pm
145 S Main St
Things Around Town
The orchestra of St. John's Lutheran Church, The Providence Chamber Orchestra, is holding a concert on Sunday, November 23rd at 4:00 PM. They will be performing Haydn's Symphony No. 104 and other holiday favorites!
Simple Gifts, a two-woman musical ensemble, will be performing at St. John's Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 PM. The concert will take audiences around the globe with Irish jigs, American reels, Gypsy melodies, Scandinavian twin fiddling, and Balkan dance music. Proceeds from the free-will offering will benefit PACS. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items as alternate donations.
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!