Monday, November 28, 2016

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday puts the global spotlight on charitable giving, especially on-line giving. The Presbyterian Mission Exchange provides an online giving portal for all Presbyterian congregations and mission causes. Learn more at

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November 29 Men's Breakfast Fellowship

Join us in Swain Hall at 8:00 am on Tuesday, November 29, for a hot breakfast and good fellowship! The program will be “The Star of Bethlehem,” a scholars' debate on whether the Star of Bethlehem is a legend created by the early church or a miracle that marked the advent of Christ.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Photos from the November Fellowship Dinner

The food was great, the fellowship was fantastic, and the freewill offering raised $955 for Community Health Evangelism. Now that was a Thanksgiving party!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Celebration

We will be celebrating our veterans this Sunday, November 13, during Fellowship Hour after worship services. If you have service memorabilia that you would like to display, call Tina Porter at 623.910.4231.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Bells are Back!

Our director is back, so The Great Bells of Fire will be practicing on Thursdays at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary! Contact Mary Lou Klatte at 623.398.8132 or for details.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hart Pantry Quilt Raffle

This Sunday, November 6, a representative from the Hart Pantry will bring an antique quilt to Swain Hall during Fellowship Hour and sell raffle tickets for it for $5. The quilt was donated, so all funds will go to support the Hart Pantry, which provides food, toiletries, and Christmas gifts to homeless and at-risk teens from 7 schools in the Peoria school district. If you would prefer to donate a Christmas gift, they are accepting hoodies (medium, large, and extra large); throws; $25 gift cards to Payless Shoe Store; and cash. Donation boxes may be found in Swain Hall, the church office, and the courtyard entrance to the Sanctuary.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 2 Reformation worship service

“Write the Vision—Reclaim the Call” is the theme of a church-wide Reformation worship service being led by the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, on November 2 at the Presbyterian Center and live-streamed to the public.

“This is an opportunity in this Reformation season to call for a reform within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A),” said Nelson, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. “It is my hope that we, as a denomination, can embrace a spiritual reformation that breaks down the walls that separate us within the national church and those that divide us from the communities where God has placed us.”

Worship will begin at 10:45 a.m. (Eastern Time) and can be viewed live at A video of the service also will be posted for later viewing.

The service coincides with Reformation Sunday, which is October 30. Also significant is the fact that 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which is being celebrated in various ways and across denominations.

Nelson will draw from scriptures in Habakkuk and Luke as he calls the church to proclaim a new vision through prayer, reconciliation, and recommitment to Jesus Christ. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be served during the worship service. Congregations are encouraged to consider meeting in a common space to view the worship service and discuss possibilities for the future of their ministries. The worship service will be held in the chapel of the PC(USA) national headquarters (100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, Kentucky).

The liturgy will be available at for viewing or download.