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Category Archives: People

  1. Meet Michael Bright, our 45 Club student intern

    Michael Bright joined our Wednesday-night ministry team as an intern this fall. He has been working with the 45 Club kids (grades 4 and 5). We asked him some questions so we could get to know him.

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  2. Meet the newest candidates for church leadership

    Meet the elder and trustee nominees who will be elected in August to begin service in 2019.

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  3. 5 new elders being installed in January

    Five new elders will be installed on the church’s session, or governing body, in January.

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  4. Meet Betsy Dishman, our new director of children’s and family ministries

    First Presbyterian Church has hired Betsy Dishman as its new Director of Children and Family Ministries, and she begins work in November.

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  5. 7 new covenant partners join First Presbyterian

    Welcome to our newest covenant partners, who were recently welcomed into our First Presbyterian Church fellowship. We look forward to their partnership with us.

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  6. 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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  7. Meet some of your newly elected church leaders

    Each year, we nominate and elect a new group of people to serve as elders on the Session, which oversees the church. These elders-elect will be trained during the next few months and will be examined by the Session in December. Once approved, the newest additions to Session will then be installed to begin work in January. We have three groups of elders that make up the session, with each group serving three-year terms. Most of these new elders will be part of the Class of 2020.

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  8. Slideshow: Cuba Mission Trip

    In July, 28 youth and adults went to Cuba to explore what God is doing there and to help with various missions. Here are some photos from their trip.

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  9. Fred & Me: How A Retired Missionary is Deepening my Faith

    By Brad Jenkins The first time I met Fred Morris, we shared a meal. It was the smallest meal I had eaten that week, and yet it was more filling than a feast.

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  10. 20 new covenant partners join First Presbyterian

    Welcome to our newest covenant partners, who were recently welcomed into our First Presbyterian Church fellowship. We look forward to their partnership with us.

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