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    Join us in Raising the Roof to help fund a new church roof, replacement of the 14-year-old church van, Christian Education

    here at the church and international missions. See Pages 6 & 12 for

    more information on this campaign and how you

    can help!



    For children who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed 5th grade -

    come explore your faith while you sing, swim,

    boat, hike and do archery.

    Jesus Talks To Us at Camp Covenant Point.

    August 7th-11th. Sign up sheets are available in

    Knox Hall & the Church Office. Register your

    children today!


    Kids will have an awesome adventure

    alongside Bible heroes and discover their

    strength in God! Do Good! Seek Peace and

    Go After It!



    Nine Youth and 4 adults from FPC and sister Missouri Union Presbytery churches will visit the Cistibiscan District of the Reformed Church of Hungary. Watch for more information about this in an upcoming issue

    of The Presbyterian.

    Pastor Dave Henry, Michaela Krause and 4 others are in Peru from now until June 10th. For more

    information about Peru and other International mission trips, see Page 9.




    Starting on June 4th through August 13th, a single Sunday Morning Worship Service will be

    observed at 9:30 am. Sunday Night Live @5 will continue to meet at 5 pm. Come join us for



    In addition to the Youth Trip to Hungary in June/July, the FPC youth will also be attending the REACH Workcamp in Crossville, TN on July 15th-22nd, and the Montreat Conference on July 29th-Aug.5th. To help the youth defray some of the costs, members can help by taking Stock in our Youth with a donation of $25. Stock holders will receive postcards from the youth during the trip, and will be honored at a brunch on Youth Sunday. Contact the Church Office if you would like to invest in our Youth.

    FPC Welcomes Megan Weber as the

    new Part-Time Christian Education


    Megan will begin her new duties on June 1st.

    See Page 8 for more about Megan!


    The children who are part of our Preschool had a very busy year. They learned so many new things from their teachers Mandy Engelbrecht, Kimberly Neubauer and Josee Wilson and assistant, Shannon Evans. Eight of them will be moving on to kindergarten and they are ready for this experience. They visited the kindergarten at Moreau Heights, where they

    loved everything but especially the playground! Almost all the other children will be returning for another year of Preschool, to be joined by new students in the Fall. (All our classes are full for Fall except the 3s there is room for two more there.)

    Some of the things they have done this year include: participated in sanctuary time each week, did a Christmas and Easter pageant, had Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom, learned more academics to get ready for school, went to parks and the Runge Center, had a hayride and hot dog roast, watched chicks hatch, sang for Retired Adults Fellowship and did

    mission work. In November the children and their families donated a huge grocery cart of food for the Samaritan Center, and during Lent the students collected about $500 to help purchase water filtration buckets

    for children in Peru so that they would have clean water. (One family had a lemonade and cookie stand in their neighborhood and collected $300 See Pastor Daves note on Page 8.) They celebrated birthdays and holidays. They grew so much! The staff wishes the very best to the children moving on to kindergarten and will see most of the others in August!


    K+ has had a very busy and productive year. They have had field trips a couple times every week, visited the library every month, had sanctuary time weekly, worked with their Smartboard daily, read with their reading buddies, visited the Runge Center several times, and took ice skating lessons. They had a special Thanksgiving feast and Valentine treat for the staff and a Christmas pageant for their families.

    They have grown so much in their academic learning, their love of God, and how to behave appropriately for school! We are so proud of them and all they have done this year! A special thanks to Kelly Bone, teacher, and Ann Hanson, assistant for their daily love and care for these children.

  • 3 A Note From the Pastor Dear Partners in Mission and Ministry,

    June is a time of robust worship, hands on learning and exciting mission for First Presbyterian Church. We will move to a single morning worship service at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings and continue our 5:00 pm Sunday Night Live worship services each Sunday evening. Summer is a great time to get reacquainted with your friends in faith who worship in the other morning service, as we combine the worship services. It is also a time to pray for the mission and ministry of Christ at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City. This June we will be acting out the words of Jesus to Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you to the close of the age. (Matt 28: 19-20)

    We will be sending out several mission teams this summer, as well as engaging in mission right here at First Presbyterian Church. Dave Henry and Michaela Krause will be heading to Peru to continue our mission partnership with the church in Tamshiyacu. On June 4th, Pentecost, we will commission Megan Weber as our new Christian Education Director. We will be saying thank you to Joan Erickson who served as our Interim Christian Education Director during the past year as Megan and Joan lead our Vacation Bible School Heroes from June 5th through June 9th. On June 6th many of us will be going to another mission outpost, Covenant Point Camp for a Presbytery meeting. We will be celebrating the ministry and mission contributions of Carolyn Becker, Susie Jones and Lou Brydon as they receive the Evelyn Bedell Award from our Presbytery. We will be welcoming the Bike and Build Riders to our church on June 18th and our own Josh Hickman will be part of the ride across America to build houses for people in need. They will share in our Sunday Night Live meal with us. On June 27th we will be sending our youth off for a mission trip to Hungary. Zac Wolfe, Dan Carr, Megan Weber and Siri Kemp will be chaperoning the group of 10 youth from Missouri Union Presbytery (Seven of the Youth are from First Presbyterian Jefferson City.). At the end of June we will be kicking off our Food-4-Kids program. Please see Shelley Swoyer to sign up for this wonderful way to follow Jesus command Feed my sheep. It is an exciting time for worship, education and mission this summer.

    Blessings and peace,

    Pastor Rob


    On May 11th, we honored our graduating High School seniors with a dinner and a roast. Congratulations to Cole Ahrens, George Burson, Rachel Holt, Elizabeth Lehmen and Patrick Rogers. They also were recognized at the May 14th 10:45 morning worship service and at a reception following.

  • JUNE Birthdays 1 - Michaela Krause 2 - Jean Reed 2 - Tom Ault 4 - Asenath Pack 7 - Lily Engle 8 - Rich Denning 8 - Michelle Jansen 8 - Meredith Wilson 9 - Don Wolf 9 - Nathan Gray 11 - Wynette Wolf 11 - Amy Rogers 12 - Will Holloway 13 - Teresa Terry 13 - Libby Dodson 14 - Sue Gray 14 - Paulette Ault 15 - Carl Klamm 15 - Betsy Sisson 16 - Rev. Cecil Culverhouse

    16 - Roxanne Mason 17 - Samuel Licklider 17 - John Smallwood 17 - Brody Glazebrook 18 - Kent Lowry 18 - Ryan Denning 19 - Bob Farrar 19 - Lorna Wilson 20 - Nathan Weinert 23 - Elena Myers 24 - Florene Heineman 24 - Mary Ellen Schmid 24 - Cindy Larrick 25 - Kent Burson 28 - Roy Sone 29 - Sharon Busch 30 - Margaret Coplen 30 - Karen Larvick 30 - Calvin Call

    4 Congratulations to

    Steve & Carla Ahrens, as they welcome Adalyn Ahren Mills, their new granddaughter. Adalyn was born on April 13, 2017 and is the

    daughter of Stephanie (Ahrens) & Jerry Mills.

    Scott & Christa Johnston, as they welcome Evelyn Rae Stotler, their

    new granddaughter, born on April 25, 2017. Evelyn is the daughter of Abby

    (Johnston) & Kevin Stotler.

    Bob Watson and Kathleen & Tom Werdehausen, as they welcome their

    new grandson, Xaiden William Patton, born on April 29, 2017. Xaiden

    is the son of Elizabeth (Watson) & Chris Patton.

    Karen & Kevin Myers, as they welcome their new granddaughter,

    Rayelyn Jennings Cole, born on May 11, 2017. Rayelyn is the daughter of

    Kayla (Myers) & Jared Cole.


    Is sponsoring two trips to Springfield Cardinals games this summer, one on Saturday, June 24th (game time is 6:10 pm so we will leave the church at 3:30 pm) and Saturday, July 8th (also 6:10 game time). Tickets are $10 per person with a $30 maximum per family and can be reserved through the Church Office or with Elder Carol Scott or Pastor Dave.

    The Family Life Committee is sponsoring two Beginners Fused Glass Classes for our families taught by Elder Andy Cleeton. The cost will be $25 per person and includes all materials and one kiln firing. Participants can make a night light or a sun catcher to hang in a window. The classes will be offered on Thursday, July 6th at 2pm and on Saturday, August 5th at 6pm. Each class will be approximately 2 hours and the finished project can be picked up the next day. Ages 6-100! Children 6-12 should be accompanied by adult. See Andy or call the Church Office to sign up.

    The Annual Church Family Picnic at Camp Covenant Point will be held on Sunday, afternoon, August 13th beginning with swimming and other activities at 3:00 pm. More details about these activities in upcoming newsletters, or speak with Elders Gene Reed or John Howland or Pastor Dave. The Family Life Committee will meet on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 pm in the Church Library.

    In Christian Sympathy to

    The family & friends of Francis Frank Nesmeyer, who joined the

    church triumphant on April 30, 2017.

    The family and friends of Gordon Osterhage, who joined the church

    triumphant on May 23, 2017.


    Douglas Snodgrass See Pastor Dave for Dougs address.

    Nathan Gray Unit 100329 Box 1 USS MESA VERDE FPO, AE 09578-1702

    These young men would love to hear from you as they serve and protect us. Your prayers are also encouraged for them and their families and all who serve.

  • 5 Presbyterian Women Calendar of Events

    June 4 Reservations due for Mama Mia! June 25 Orange Day ( June 28 10:30 am, Kaffee Klatsch, Hyvee Dining Room June 29 7:00 pm, Dessert on the Deck at Barb Brennamans, 522 Boonville July 6-8 Big Tent in St. Louis (PCUSA Mission Agencies) July 15 9:00 am Bible Study Workshop at Village Presbyterian Church July 22 2:00 pm Mama Mia! (Alt. Date is July 23) Mission Opportunity: Support RACS and HALO PWs local mission collection of paper products for RACS and HALO ran through the end of May, after this newsletter was prepared well report on total donations in the next newsletter! Thanks to everyone who provided paper towels, toilet paper and tissues!

    Join PW in attending Mamma Mia on Saturday, July 22nd at the Lyceum Theater! We must have your order by June 4th checks should be made to Presbyterian Women for $37; if we

    qualify for the group rate of $27, well refund the difference. Depending on seating availability, our alternative date is the matinee on Sunday, June 23rd. Get your reservation to Jan Haviland or Anne Schneider or Barb Slevin. Join us for a fun ABBA revival! Dessert on the Deck: June 29th Join us for fun conversation over some sweets and even a glass of wine at Barb Brennamans house at 522 Boonville, overlooking the Missouri River on Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. Come casual and enjoy an hour (or so) of visiting with new and old friends! (Please note that you can only park on the south side of Boonville; Barbs house is about halfway between Livingston and Anderson.) All women in the congregation are invited!

    2017-2018 Bible Study: All women are invited to join a PW Bible Study next September as we explore the Book of Hebrews in Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews. Our Afternoon and Evening Circles will be using this Bible study as will Pastor Dave Henry on our First Wednesday Morning study. We have books available for $10. Pick

    one up from Anne Schneider over the summer and join us whenever you can over this next year.

    (Several women will be attending the Bible Study Workshop at Village Presbyterian on July 15th. If youd like to do that, please talk to Anne Schneider; reservations required by July 1st ) Planning for Next Year: Well be kicking off our 2017-2018 program year with our Annual Kit Party in the morning of Saturday, August 26th. The Kit ingredients will be in the next newsletter. Mark the Date!



    They include:

    Kurtis Brickey (son of Keith and Jeannine Brickey) who graduated from State Technology College of Missouri on May 6th with an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering Technology. He will be working at Central Missouri Professional Services. He plans on completing his land surveying classes and begin working on his Bachelors degree this fall.

    Abiathar Nabos who graduated on May 6th from William Woods University with a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree.

    Audrey Shinkle (daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Shinkle) who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Truman State University on May 13th. Audrey is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and plans to live in St. Louis. She is currently looking for health related jobs there.

    Mallory Sone (granddaughter of Roy and Joyce Sone) who graduated Cum Laude from Truman State University on December 12, 2016 with a BS degree in Accounting. Mallory will return to Truman this Fall to begin working on her Masters in Accounting.

    Corey Burkhardt (daughter of Larry and Pattie Burkhardt) who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri - Columbia on May 13th with a Bachelors of Health Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Science with an emphasis in Medical Laboratory Science with minors in Black Studies and Social Justice. Corey will be working as a medical scientist at the Harry S. Truman VA in Columbia and will be taking classes toward a B.S. in Biology.

    Alex Denning (son of Richard and Debbie Denning) who graduated from Washington University with a Masters in Business Administration. Alex will continue to work at ECG Management Consultants.


    On the last weekend of April, following a torrential rain storm, a new leak in the mezzanine ceiling above Knox Hall was discovered. With recent sequential weekends of rain, many think our Raise the Roof Capital Campaign is quite timely. The Capital Campaign Committee is looking forward to having the funds to replace that roof!

    But the Campaign will do more than provide the much-needed roof replacement. It will touch many other ministries both in our building and around the world.

    For example, our youth are looking forward to having a reliable church bus. As Liz Lehmen describes, It really exciting knowing we are raising funds for a new bus. Our busses contribute so much, from taking us on our summer trips, to taking our younger youth to camp. It's important to have nice working busses and it's so exciting knowing we are raising money for that!

    Also, the members of our congregation who volunteer for Habitat are looking forward to sponsoring another Presbyterian Habitat House. So says Tom Carr: I'm pleased that the "Raise the Roof" campaign includes continuing FPC's 35 year commitment to River City Habitat for Humanity's home building ministry.

    But all of this takes the support of our entire congregation. If youve not yet made a pledge or gift, there is still time. Large or small, every contribution will help us meet our full goal of $240,000. Were all in this together!

    The Capital Campaign Committee: Jim McAdams (Chair), Sharon Keating, Walt Vandelicht, Anne Schneider, Steve Brennaman, Holly Nunn, Todd Larivee and Jennifer Hickman.

    First Presbyterian is again hosting the Food 4 Kids program this summer. Every day from June 26th to August 16th, teams from seven local churches and Scholastic, Inc., will be in the kitchen making sandwiches, filling lunch bags and preparing lunches for delivery to four sites in low income neighborhoods. Member of First Presbyterian serve as weekly coordinators, organizing the volunteers, directing the activities, and ensuring all Food Bank requirements are met. Several area businesses and agencies also help provide teams for delivering the lunches. The Food Bank of Central Missouri, with the support of the United Way and local donations, provides the funding for food and supplies for 120 lunches each day. A free lunch is available to anyone under 18 who comes to a site.

    First Presbyterian will be packing and delivering lunches the week of August 7th to 11th from approximately 10:30 to 11:45 for packers and 11:45 to 12:45 for deliverers. Sue Gray will be the weekly coordinator and Anne Schneider the coordinator for finding and scheduling our volunteers. Check your calendars and plan to schedule some time to help support this great local mission. Bring along your kids or grandkids to help too. Its a fun intergenerational service activity. Watch for sign up posters in Knox Hall and bulletin announcements in late June.

    We anticipate that there will be more than 120 kids per day needing lunches by the end of the summer. When we run out of lunches we give out snack packs consisting of nonperishable food, so the kids at least have something to eat. Donations of individual size peanut butter crackers, apple sauce, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese mix, pasta in a can, granola bars, pop tarts, cheese crackers, raisins or other dried fruit, single serving cereals, or protein bars in kid friendly flavors will be used for the snack packs. Thank you for the food or monetary donations that enable us to fill the snack packs. --Shelley Swoyer

    FIBER ARTS CAMP JULY 31st - AUGUST 4th AT COMMON GROUND (1015 E. Atchison) For Kids Entering Grades 5-8

    Join Common Ground Community Center for a week-long exploration of the fiber arts, including: Batik Dying, Yarn Arts, Felting and more. There is a $20 fee for supplies, and scholarships are available. Contact Common Ground Community Center at 573-522-4314 to register.

  • 7 Notes From the Session A Summary of May 9, 2017

    Session Meeting Minutes

    A regular meeting of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church was called to order at 6:30 p.m. The Session meeting started with prayers for those in need of healing in the congregation.

    Pastors Report Pastor Rob presented Elder Les Hancock who

    requested Session approval for the baptism of his grandson, John Leslie Martinez, son of Michael & Jessica Martinez on May 28th at the 10:45 am service. This was approved.

    Reported that he met with several committees and he continues to teach a Bible study on Tuesday mornings, a Theology class on Sunday mornings and a Bible study on Monday evenings.

    He introduced Duane Nichols and Karen Brickey from the Safety and Security Task Force to present recommendations to enhance Church safety. Jay Bosch will be available in the Church Library on May 24th at 6:30 pm to answer members questions about the recommendations. The Session will review the information and make a decision on how to proceed at the next Session meeting.

    Associate Pastors Reports Pastor Dave reported on local mission activities and on serving on the lead team for Mission JC on April 30th. He will be leading the Peru Mission trip from May 26th through June 10th. Along with representatives from seven congregations/faith groups, Pastor Dave is exploring how faith communities can respond to the needs of refugees in the area. Pastor Dave is also working with the Capital Area Interfaith Alliance to plan an Interfaith Festival in Jefferson City in April of 2018.

    Pastor Zac reported on past and upcoming youth activities including the Senior Celebration Banquet and Service. He is also working with the Young Adult Ministry Faith Uncorked. Committee Reports Stewardship - Elder Carr presented the stewardship report for receipts and expenses through April 2017

    April Year to Date % of Budget Income $71,017 $259,592 31.35% Expenses $65,967 $256,278 30.95%

    Elder Carr gave an update on the Capital Campaign, noting that pledges sufficient to support 79% of the $240,000 goal has been reached. Facilities - Elder Howland reported on the numerous work items that had been completed in the Church and areas where work may be needed in the future, including the roof. Mission - Elder Johnston reported on the summer mission activities.

    Personnel - Elder Quetsch made a motion to approve Megan Weber as the part-time Christian Educator, starting on June 1st. This was approved.

    Elder Cleeton offered a prayer for the Ministry of Christ.

    Family Life - Elder Reed requested the Session approve Andy Cleetons offer to conduct 2 beginning fused glass classes for families. Andy will donate 15% of all fees to the Churchs Restricted Deacons Fund to be used for local missions. The classes will be held on July 6th at 2 pm and on July 8th at 6 pm. This was approved. Parish Life - Elder Scott reported on the planned Founders Day luncheon on June 11th. She also requested volunteers to host the Sunday morning coffee fellowship and provide cookies.

    Pastor Rob offered a prayer for the committees that hold the Church together.

    Christian Education - Elder Caplinger moved for approval of the teachers for Vacation Bible School and the designation of Food 4 Kids snack packs as the recipient of the Vacation Bible School offering. This was approved. Childrens Weekday Ministry - Elder Beetem reported that the Preschool had full enrollment for next year. Youth Ministry - Elder Hickman reported on recent activities, including the success of the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

    Pastor Zac offered a prayer for the Committees who work with children.

    Pastor Dave presented the Deacons report, noting activities for the past month.

    New Business and Upcoming Events Elders Johnston and Cleeton were approved to

    attend the Presbytery meeting in June. Susie Jones, Lou Brydon and Carolyn Becker will receive the Evelyn Bedell Award at the Presbytery meeting.

    Westminster College has requested that First Presbyterian partner with them in promoting a Bachelors of Arts degree in Leadership, and to permit classes be held in the Chapel one to two evenings per week. This was approved by the Session.

    Elder Schneider announced that there would be an eclipse event on August 21st at Camp Covenant Point.

    Elder Schneider also reported that First Presbyterian would be packing and delivering lunches for Food 4 Kids the week of August 7th - 11th.

    The Session adjourned at 8:30 pm following a prayer by Pastor Dave.


    The Session is happy to introduce Megan Weber as the new part-time Christian Education Director at First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson City starting on June 1st, 2017. Megan has a passion for Christian Education and enriching the lives of our Church family. She has led Vacation Bible School and is actively involved with the youth, the Deacons, and many committees within the church. Megan started the Young Adult Sunday School class that has grown in the past year and her gifts of working with all ages are evident. She has training in early education and she is currently working on her Certification as a Christian Educator in the PCUSA. Megan is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (APCE) and is the POINT person (Presbyterians Organized In Nurture and Teaching) for our Presbytery. Megan is married to Matt Weber and has three children,

    Mason, Eleanor and Vivienne. Megan brings energy, enthusiasm, and excitement to her calling as a Christian Educator. We will be commissioning her at the June 4th worship service at 9:30 am on Pentecost.


    Here is recent news from our Deacons:

    During April & May cards and notes were sent to recent visitors, to those in the hospital, and to the families experiencing the transition of a family member from this life to life eternal with God, including the families of Frank Nesmeyer, and the family of Abiathar Nabos whose brother Joram Nabos made that transition. Baby blankets were given to Ezra Zion Ratcliff (daughter of Melissa Petty and Daniel Ratcliff - through grandparents Kevin and Karen Myers); Adalynn Ahren Mills (daughter of Stephanie and Jerry Mills -through grandparents Steve and Carla Ahrens); Eleanor Rae Stotler (daughter of Abby and Kevin Stotler through grandparents Scott and Crista Johnston), Xaiden William Patton (son of Chris and Elizabeth Patton through grandparents Bob Watson & Kathy and Tom Werdehausen) and Rayelyn Jennings Cole (daughter of Jared and Kayla Myers Cole through grandparents Kevin and Karen Myers.)

    Deacons continued to purchase food items, stock the Food Pantry and fill bags of food to be given to members of our community struggling with food insecurity nearly 50 families each month. We also provided medications and household items and supplies for families in need; assisted with rent for families threatened with eviction and helped with utility bills. We also purchased a washing machine and clothes dryer for a family through the Habitat Restore.

    Our New Members Committee held a New Member Dinner for Friday, April 28th with four new members and several Deacons and our pastors present.

    Our Deacons will not meet in June and will meet next on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel (one week later than normal.) Committees are urged to meet at 6:30 pm that evening if needed. Please pray for our Deacons as they lead us in ministries of service and compassion.


    Our Preschool teachers, Josee Wilson, Kimberly Neubauer, Mandy Englebrecht and Shannon Evans teach our children with love and patience, with words and actions teaching kindness and generosity. This was demonstrated in an amazing way this Spring as they talked to the children about the need for clean drinking water in Peru and the reality that children were drinking dirty, polluted river water. They encouraged the children to bring some coins to help buy a water filtration system for one family (about $45.00 total cost). The children and their families responded by late April they had collected over $100 enough for not just one, but two filtration systems. Then one of the families led by their two children in our Preschool set up a lemonade and cookie stand in their neighborhood and raised nearly $350 for more buckets and more donations came in and currently the total stands at $509.13 enough to purchase clean water for 11 families. God has blessed these children and their families, and they are reaching out to bless others. Praise be to God and thank you Preschool teachers, children and families!

    --Pastor Dave Henry


    We now have three additional Handicap Parking spaces available on Sunday mornings through the collaboration of the Facilities Committee and Deacons. Each Sunday morning our Deacon Usher for 8:30 worship (9:30 in the

    summer) will place handicap parking bags over the meters for three parking spaces on Madison Street two north of the alley and one south of the alley between the church and Hawthorn Bank. We hope this will provide the additional handicap parking we need to accommodate all who gather to worship God.

  • 9 Missions & Ministries OUR SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY TEAM

    Along with the Capital Area Interfaith Alliance and the Clergy Caucus of Faith Voices for Jefferson City our Social Justice Ministry Team is seeking to form a coalition to collaboratively support refugee/immigrant families in our community. Elder Sharon Busch and Pastor Dave recently met with a family from Eritrea. See Elders Scott Johnston, Anne Schneider and Kyle Kittrell, or Pastor Dave for more information.

    OUR SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY TEAM will not meet in June or July. Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 7th at 5:30 pm in the McAfee Room. As issues arise this summer, we will communicate via email.


    Hungary, Ukraine, Malawi, Nepal and Peru as we seek to be faithful to Gods call to go out into all the world. We have members going on trips this year to Peru, Hungary/Ukraine and Nepal. Michaela Krause and Pastor Dave will be going to Peru May 26th-June 10th (four others will be joining them.); Elder Kyle Kittrell, George Burson and Pastor Dave will be going to Hungary/Ukraine July 7th-22nd for a Habitat International Build and to visit with our mission partners; and Dr. Jackie and Pastor Dave will travel to Nepal in September to continue our work with the children and families of Ripple-Nepal. We appreciate the prayers and support of our church family as we continue to share in partnership with our sisters and brothers in these nations.


    Will hold its monthly Assembly Meeting on Monday, June 26th at 6:30 pm at Quinn Chapel.


    At the Downtown Diner on High Street is Monday, June 19 at 7:00 am. Come

    check us out and enjoy fellowship and prayer as we share a meal together.


    THANKS to all who participated in MISSION JC on April 30th. It was a wonderful day of taking our faith out into the community in service to others!

    FAIR TRADE AND MISSION SALES One of the ways we support Common Ground and our International Missions and the craftspeople with whom we work in our International Mission Partnerships is through the sale of Fair Trade and Mission items. We keep some items in stock near Pastor Daves office upstairs in Knox Hall and will hold another three-day Sale in Knox Hall/in front of the church on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, July 2nd-4th. We will have some new items for sale. See Vicki Schildmeyer or Pastor Dave to see items or make a purchase. We currently have a good supply of Fair Trade Chocolate Candy and Fruit & Nut Bars for sale.


    Our 2017 Peru Crew will leave on Friday, May 26th for two weeks in the Amazon, working with Medical Missions, Inc., Amazon Missions Fellowship and our sister congregation in Tamshiyacu. In addition to worshipping and fellowshipping with our partners there, we will be distributing anti-parasite medicines to those who are suffering with intestinal illness due to unclean drinking water, building some play equipment for the children of SCOTA (school for Children with special needs), planting ficus trees along the steep river bank near the church to prevent erosion, enhancing the water system for the church and school, and distributing water filtration systems. We will report via email throughout our trip.

    THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00 pm in the Church Library.


    We will host a Bike and Build group here at First Presbyterian on Sunday evening/night June 18th. This group includes one of

    our members, Josh Hickman, as they ride their bikes from the east coast to the west coast of the United States this summer! As they ride they also help build homes, and raise funds for affordable housing. For more information or to help with this mission, see Elders Tom and Jennifer Hickman or Pastor Dave.

  • EVERY WEEK 5:15 pm Monday - Bible Study - Pastor Rob Office 7:00 pm Monday Boy Scouts - Troop 2 9:30 am Tuesday - Bible Study in McAfee Room 1:30 pm Tuesday - Staff Meeting


    9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am Coffee Fellowship in Knox Hall 5:00 pm Sunday Night Live @5 Worship Service 5:45 pm Shared Meal in Knox Hall

    Thursday, June 1 5:15 pm Paint & Pizza Church re-painting party Sunday, June 4


    10:45 am REACH/Montreat Meeting - Chapel 2:00 pm Worship at Primrose Retirement Community Monday, June 5


    5:00 pm Facilities Committee - Library 6:30 pm Stephen Ministers - Parlor Tuesday, June 6 10:00 am Missouri Union Presbytery Meeting - Camp Covenant Point Wednesday, June 7 4:30 pm Stewardship Committee 6:30 pm Youth Ministry Team Meeting Thursday, June 8 12:15 pm Youth Ice Cream Event Friday, June 9 10:15 am Meals on Wheels Saturday, June 10 11:30 am Serve Lunch at Ken Locke Apartments Sunday, June 11

    FOUNDERS DAY 11:00 am Founders Day Brunch - Knox Hall Monday, June 12 4:30 pm Serve Supper at Salvation Army Tuesday, June 13 4:30 pm Serve Supper at Salvation Army 6:30 pm Session Meets Wednesday, June 14 4:30 pm Serve Supper at Salvation Army Thursday, June 15 10:30 am Retired Adults Fellowship - Knox Hall 6:30 pm Family Life - Library Friday, June 16 7:30 am Youth Trip to Six Flags Sunday, June 18 5:00 pm Bike & Build Monday, June 19 7:00 am Mens Prayer Breakfast - Downtown Diner 4:30 pm Serve Supper at Salvation Army 6:30 pm Stephen Ministers - Parlor Tuesday, June 20 6:00 pm Missions Committee - Library

    Thursday, June 22 9:00 am Church Libraries Work Day Saturday, June 24 11:30 am Serve Lunch at Ken Locke Apartments 3:30 pm Leave for Springfield Cardinals Game Sunday, June 25 2:00 pm Worship at The Timbers Monday, June 26

    FOOD 4 KIDS BEGINS 6:30 pm Faith Voices - Quinn Chapel 7:00 pm Overnight in Knox Hall for Hungarian Youth Trip Wednesday, June 28

    YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO HUNGARY 10:30 am Ladies Kaffee Klatsch - HyVee 4:30 pm Serve Supper at Salvation Army Thursday, June 29 7:00 pm Presbyterian Women Dessert on the Deck - the Brennamans Home


    CHANGE Is a Conference at the Montreat Conference Center, October 9th 12th. Pastor Dave will be leading a group to this Conference. If you are interested in attending (you can check out details at the Montreat Conference Center website) see Elder Anne Schneider or Pastor Dave. Reservations must be made by July 15.


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    On the web at Also follow us on: 12 RAISE THE ROOF CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

    The response from the congregation for the Capital Campaign to Raise the Roof has been nothing short of amazing and as we are enthused by the Spirit to make the goals of the campaign and the church a reality. Thank you so much for all who have already contributed to the Capital Campaign. We are over 87% of the way there but now comes the hard part and that is closing the deal to get to 100%. The recent heavy rains served to highlight the need for the new roof as some

    small leaks reappeared in Knox Hall. While these are minor and did no significant damage, it all goes to remind us of the major damage that can occur with a protracted heavy downpour with wind and hail. Ideally, we would not want to start the roof replacement until we have the entire allocation in cash, so we are appealing to the congregation to help us get to the fill $240,000 goal. Your continued support and prayers will help us get to our goal of 100% of the campaign goal pledged by 1 July so we can replace our roof, enhance our educational technology, replace our 14 year old church van, support the Habitat for Humanity and continue to support our foreign mission work through helping our partner congregations meet their transportation needs. You can find pledge cards in the pews each service on Sundays, in the church office and at selected locations in Knox Hall. If you have not pledged a contribution to the campaign please pray and reflect on how important the items included in the campaign to the future of our congregation and the mission, both local and internationally. All gifts are welcome and will help us reach our goals together. We want to invite everyone to participate in the campaign to ensure the future mission and ministry of Christ at First Presbyterian.

    Steve Brennaman & Jim McAdams, Capital Campaign Committee

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    June 4th - August 13th