Weekly Happenings

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

We have a church member in need of a washing machine! If you have access to a used washer that you would be willing to donate, please contact the church office (610-933-8816).

Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thursday, November 27th, the MAC Committee will be serving a Thanksgiving meal at noon in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend!

Anyone who would like to help with set up, serving or delivering meals, or clean up can contact the church office!

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

The Star Tree in the narthex has stars waiting to fall! Each start represents a child or family who may not have a merry Christmas without our help. The "Wish List" items on the star are suggestions - do not feel you need to purchase everything listed, unless your star says clothing or PJs!

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!

Join us on Sunday, December 7th at 5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall for an intergenerational look at the Magnificat (The Song of Mary)- through drama!

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

Phoenixville, PA

The Bel Canto Children's Chorus will be holding a concert on Sunday, November 23rd at 4:00 PM in the sanctuary. The Bel Canto Choir is an exceptionally talented group of young singers - this is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy a concert together!

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)
  • Wipes
  • 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

Phoenixville, PA

The children of Mom's House have been working very hard and are excited to perform their program "The Littlest Christmas Tree" for their family and friends. Please join them on Friday, December 12th at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship hall for this wonderful play! Refreshments will be served and rumor has it Santa Claus will be there too!

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

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, music departments will hold their winter concerts! Keep an eye on local schools like Spring-Ford, Phoenixville, Upper Merion, Great Valley, Tredyffrin-Eastown, OJR, Pottsgrove, and Pottstown - these concerts are always free and a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit!

Collegiate Events

Looking for concerts, theater, or college sports? Check out these event calendars to find local collegiate events!

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First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville

The First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville is a PC(USA) Church. Located near the center of beautiful Phoenixville, the church is less than an hour from Philadelphia and King of Prussia. Join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday School and Worship!