Welcome

Welcome to Fircrest Presbyterian Church!  We are an inclusive faith community.  Wherever you are on your life's journey, you are welcome here!  We have children's Sunday school, creative worship services, Christian formation programs for all ages, and intentional caring connections to our community.  Our Mission:  To actively bring God's unconditional love to our community.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SUNDAY IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS CURRENTLY PAUSED.  Sunday Worship is at 10:30 am.  Email Pastor Julie for a link to Sunday Zoom Worship.

UPCOMING GATHERINGS AT FPC
 
Saturdays at 9:00 am: Garden Cultivation.  All are welcome!
Tuesday October 27, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: The sanctuary is available for silent prayer. COVID-19 Safety protocols will be followed.
Tuesday October 27, 9:00 am: Bible Study with Pastor Julie.
Monday November 2 at 6:30 pm: Team Meetings.  Please note this meeting is a day earlier than usual.
Tuesday November 17 at 6:30 pm:  Session.  Please note this meeting is one week later than usual.
Thursday November 19 at 6:30 pm: Garden Meeting, via Zoom.
Sunday November 22 at 12:15 pm via Zoom: Gathering to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Thursday December 3, 7:00 pm via Zoom: Worship service of remembrance.
 
COMING UP IN WORSHIP 
 
Our Money Story
Money and possessions are one of the most common topics in scripture, and Jesus talked about money more than faith and prayer. Our money story, therefore, is a spiritual story. The best stories captivate and transform us - they change how we live. This stewardship season, this theme will invite us to remember, release, reimagine, and restore our money stories so that we can write the money story that God invites us to live into.
 
October 11:  Remember
Luke 22:1-23 The Last Supper and Judas' Betrayal
Exodus 16:1-18 Manna in the Desert
October 18:  Release
Matthew 19:16-22 A Wealthy Man Seeks Eternal Life
Deuteronomy 15:1-11 The Year of Canceled Debts

October 25:  Re-Imagine
Mark 12:38-44 The Widow's Mite
Leviticus 19:9-10, 25:8-12 The Year of Jubilee
November 1:  Restore
John 21:1-19 Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Genesis 33:1-17 Esau Forgives Jacob
On November 8 we’ll return to the Revised Common Lectionary in worship, leading us toward the Season of Advent.
November 8: Matthew 25:1-13
November 15: Rev. Melody Young preaching
November 22: Matthew 25:31-46
Advent 2020: Those Who Dream
What does it look like to live as those who dream? The prophets, the psalmists, John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Simeon, Anna, the shepherds and the Magi – they were all dreamers. They received, discovered, and responded to God’s dreams for the world. In Advent, we step into the mystery and awe of God’s dreams and pray they shape our reality.
This theme is for the dreamers in all of us – those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time.  Let us dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Let us seek and sow God’s dreams for our world.
November 29, Advent 1Those Who Dream… Keep Awake  
Mark 13:24-37 | Isaiah 64:1-9 | Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
December 6, Advent 2Those Who Dream… Prepare the Way
Mark 1:1-8 | Isaiah 40:1-11 | Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
December 13, Advent 3Those Who Dream… Sow Joy
Luke 1:46-55 | Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 | Psalm 126
December 20, Advent 4Those Who Dream… Are Not Alone
Luke 1:26-45 | 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 | Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
December 24, Christmas EveThis Night, We Are Those Who Dream
Luke 2:1-20 | Isaiah 9:2-7
December 27: Christmas 1: Those Who Dream… Will Not Keep Silent
Luke 2:22-40 | Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3
January 3: Christmas 2:  Those Who Dream… Persevere
Matthew 2:1-12 | Isaiah 60:1-6