Welcome to First Presbyterian Church
Worship with Us!
9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
10:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
Nursery: Birth through Kindergarten available for all activities.
201 Kanawha Terrace
St. Albans, WV 25177
Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans;
Phone 304 727-2241
First Presbyterian is an active church that helps individuals and families grow in the grace and love of Jesus Christ.
We offer a variety of programs for individuals and families and are large enough to offer an array of activities and ministries, but small enough to know each of our members personally. We would love for you to call our church "home."
This website only covers selected highlights so we encourage you to contact the church office at 304 727-2241, stop by, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or particular areas of interest. Our main message to you is...WELCOME!
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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FEAST
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 6:00 PM
Turkey, rolls and gravy will be provided.
Plan on celebrating with us and giving thanks for our fellowship with each other.
Bring a covered dish to share.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME - BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Davis Stuart is Celebrating 100 Years
Thanksgiving Offering for Davis Stuart
A tradition of First Presbyterian Church
October 2019 marked 100 years of serving West Virginia's children and their families. What began as a Presbyterian orphanage has transitioned over the years to a therapeutic residential treatment facility.
Today, Davis Stuart has the capacity to serve 68 teens through four treatment locations. Davis Stuart operates as a private, non-profit organization providing services for vulnerable youth, ages 12-18, recovering from abuse, neglect, or behavioral issues.
In showing the Spirit of Christ, Davis Stuart is committed to helping children and their families find the spiritual, emotional, and physical wholeness for which they have been created.
SHARING GOD'S LOVE
“Sharing God’s Love” are action ideas on relating to children. You will be seeing them here in the Presby Record, in weekly emails, and in the Sunday bulletins. For me, sharing God’s love is essential. If you have any ideas for future Sharing God’s Love, please let me know.
Have you met someone new? Sharing God’s love is easy with new friends. While your friendship is forming, all the positive feelings you share and the needs you meet are reflections of God’s love. Taking a selfie with your new friend will indicate that you really do like them. Share God’s love this week.
Do you like to post on Facebook? Look for ways to share God’s love. Post positive statements and positive news. Remember the “Good News”? Add words to your photos that remind us of
God’s vision and good news for all. Share God’s love!
I read the phrase “heart open” in the writings of Mattie Stepanick. As you share God’s love, your
heart will fill up and you will want to be “heart open” everyday. The more you share, the more you will have. Try putting on the heart open attitude today and Share God’s love.
Sharing God’s Love on Thanksgiving: Jesus sure did enjoy a meal with his friends. Is our vision
for our holiday meal similar to Jesus’ get togethers? Or will we be hungry and cranky as we wait for the meal? We will argue with each other and drive home mad? Will we ignore the bounty of blessings we have, and think only of football? We will exhaust ourselves attempting the perfect decor, food, and family event, only to feel unappreciated? What do you think Jesus had to let go of, and what did he hold on to, during those mealtimes? Remember to share God’s love this Thanksgiving day.
A Note About Christmas Baskets!
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that on Christmas morning the shelves would not be bare.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of a Christmas dinner danced in their heads…..
We are halfway through our period to collect funds for the annual Christmas Food Basket Program which extends through December 1. The money collected during this period will determine the contents and amount of food in the baskets.
In recent years First Presby has been assigned 48 families who make application to, and are screened by, the St. Albans Food Pantry. Each basket historically costs $65 to $70 and provides enough food for a Christmas meal and staples to help with meals for about a week. Based on our history, we will need to collect between $3,100 – $3,400 to provide the same type of basket we have provided in the past.
We have collected $610.00 to date. First Presbyterian has a notable history of being generous, and all donations, regardless of amount, are appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help and support in this very important program. It brings nourishment, festivity and cheer to people who otherwise may go hungry on Christmas Day.
If you have questions or wish to volunteer for the planning committee, the basket filling or on delivery/pickup day, please contact Jennifer Burgess at 304-421-3780 or email@example.com
Choir @ 5:00pm
Dinner @ 5:45pm
Activities @ 6:30
Bell Choir @ 7:30
BUILDING IMPROVEMENT FUND
$10,000 Funds are needed to cover unexpected and on-going future capital improvements. We are also bringing our building into the latest century by replacing many of the first floor light bulbs and fixtures used daily from incandescent or florescent to LED. This should give an immediate cost decrease in our electric bill because LED lights are more efficient. If you wish to donate to the Building Fund, please indicate this on your check. Any amount will be appreciated. Our goal is to reach $10,000.00 by June 2020. Thank you. -- Building and Grounds Committee
UKirk is Back on Campus
This is a ministry we offer on the campus of WV State University every Thursday afternoon. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ina Armstrong or the church office!
Let’s Meet Our Neighbors!
How can we get to know our immediate neighbors around our church? How can we reach out to our community? Let's build some community ties. Let's invite them to come eat with us or just stop by to know who we are.
Clendenin, West Virginia
10:30am – 11:15 am
Infants – 5 Years Old
(with a parent or guardian)
Meet Our Interim Pastor - We welcome Rev. Jenkins to our pulpit on Easter Sunday, April 1. Rev. Doug Jenkins is an Interim Minister, primarily in that capacity since ordination in 1986. He has served in churches (often with his wife, Rev. Jan Jenkins) from Oakland CA to Freeport Bahamas, but mostly in east-central OH and Northwest PA. The Revs. Jenkins h...as served three interims in WV since 2006, Doug served most recently as Interim Associate at First, Charleston. Doug’s home is wherever he lives, but was born in London, Ohio; the eldest son of five boys of Herman and Joan Jenkins. Jan and Doug have a home in Scott Depot; have two sons, five grandchildren and 2 great-grands!
Do you need prayers, but don't belong to a church? This prayer box at 1st Presbyterian Church in St. Albans has cards you can fill out and leave, anonymously if you wish, and we will pray for your needs every Sunday 201 Kanawha Terrace.
Community Prayer Request Box Ministry
Nursery provided for all activities.
All are welcome!!