Life on Court Square

Category Archives: People

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 6 Questions for Sunday School Teacher Scott Dove

    Scott Dove is a faithful Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian. We wanted to know why he teaches and why the ministry is so important to him.

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  9. Meet Scott Thayer

    First Presbyterian Church has called Rev. Scott Thayer to be an associate pastor. Scott will begin work in January. The church has been working for several months to find an associate pastor to equip us in the areas of congregational care, discipleship and local mission.

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  10. Meet New Associate Pastor Billy Craig

    Billy Craig’s passion is Jesus. “I want to see people come to trust Him as Lord and Savior, and be a part of bringing His lost children home,” he wrote in the introductory sentence of the resume he sent to First Presbyterian. We’re glad to have Billy’s passion as part of our ministry team. On Sept. 1, he began work as the church’s associate pastor for youth and evangelism.

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