Life on Court Square

Category Archives: Local Missions

  1. Advocating for a Summer of Service

    Our mission at First Presbyterian is “Loving Christ Jesus, Boldly Proclaiming Truth, Serving Our Neighbor, Growing God’s Kingdom”. First Presbyterian Local Missions Committee is encouraging everyone to put their faith into action this summer by volunteering with one of our local mission partners.

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  2. Why Session is considering adding deacons to leadership

    The First Pres. elders are considering a proposal that would add the role of deacons to our leadership structure. Following the Biblical model we find in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3, deacons would assist in the church’s care and compassion ministries by working closely with (and being part of) two standing committees – Congregational Care and Local Missions.

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  3. They needed boots, and a mission was born

    What a blessing First Pres has been to our neighbors in need during this winter season!

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  4. Celebrate Christmas on Court Square

    Hope. As we celebrate Christ’s birth this year, we’ll be focusing on the hope that he brings us. During Advent, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, we will worship together each Sunday and focus on a specific aspect of that hope. We also have several special events during the season. Join us as we remember that Christ has come and he is coming again.

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  5. Slideshow: Block Party in the Burg with JMU

    The weekend before classes started at James Madison University, thousands of freshmen headed downtown for Block Party in the Burg. We set up food, activities and information in our parking lot on Court Square. Here are some photos from our time meeting students.

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  6. JMU Students: 3 ways you can “Be the Change”

    Hey Dukes! We’re glad to welcome freshmen and returning students to Harrisonburg and our community. We know that JMU encourages you to “Be the Change,” and we want to help you do just that.

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  7. Help immigrant, refugee families through EPIC

    We are looking for volunteers to participate in a club that will serve immigrant and refugee students ages 11-14 (grades 6 to 8) who are learning English. Volunteers will build relationships with the students, help with homework and spend time in recreation and games.

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  8. Becoming a captivatingly diverse church

    I’ve been writing over the past few months about how the Biblical church in Antioch provides a model for us today. So far we’ve seen how the church was distinctly Christian, radically innovative, a teaching and leadership-developing church, and a church that practiced Spiritual disciplines. Now, let’s look at how the church in Antioch, and the early church in general, was captivatingly diverse.

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  9. We’re helping immigrants and refugees learn English

    First Presbyterian is starting a new project to help the growing number of refugee and immigrant students as they earn English in their new community.

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  10. Here’s a way your small group can serve others

    A couple’s small group has found a way to incorporate service into the life of the group. For eight years, the group has volunteered for Open Doors, a roving homeless shelter than sometimes is located at First Presbyterian.

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