Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Delaware
Exploring FPC online will give you a great sense of what we’re about, but there’s nothing like visiting in person.
We’d love to have you learn, grow, and serve with us as we proclaim the gospel to our community and the world. We’ll look for you this Sunday!
Adult Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM and Children’s Sunday School (preschool-grade 5) meets immediately following the Children’s Moment during worship. Youth grades 6-12 will meet at 9:45 AM in the Youth House. For more information, please check the above links or HERE.
2013 Community Messiah Sing Along
Join us Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary for a Community Messiah Sing Along. Everyone from the community is welcome to sing and hear the Christmas segment of Handel’s Messiah. Our organist, Joe Musser, will accompany. This event is free of charge (freewill offering will be taken to benefit People in Need). Please bring your own sheet music if you are able.
2013 Christmas Caroling and Chili Potluck
Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Sunday, December 22 at 5 p.m. All ages are invited to meet at the church before heading out to share the joy of Christmas with others followed by a delicious chili potluck!
Weekly Worship Service
Join us for for worship for the Third Sunday of Advent at 10:45 AM. Pastor Deb Patterson will preach the sermon “Who are you” with scripture text from Matthew 11:2-11. Carillon and the Chancel Choir will present special music. Nikki Hogarth, Leader of Family Ministry will present the 2013 Bossert Award. The children will be collecting grocery gift cards (or cash donations to purchase gift cards) to share with families during our free Christmas meal. The Hayes Singers, the show choir from Hayes High School, will present special music Children’s Sunday School (preschool-grade 5) will start following the Children’s Moment during worship. Childcare is available during the service in the nursery. Please join us for an Advent Festival in the Social Room immediately following worship.
Candlelight Christmas Eve Services
5:00 p.m.–Musical Prelude by youth
5:30 p.m.–Family Worship with lessons, carols, and pageantry led by youth
9:30 p.m.–Musical Prelude
10:00 p.m.–Traditional Worship (Communion served)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Evening Meal will be served at William Street United Methodist Church, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 28 W. William Street, Fellowship Hall, 740-363-4741
See Delaware Community Free Meals Flyer for information about other local Delaware free meals.
Apostle Build Update
Work has begun on the next Apostle Build Habitat House at 47 High St. FPC is an active member of this endeavor and will be taking a crews to the build for work days. All volunteers must have attended an orientation with Todd Miller at FPC or at Habitat for Humanity. The house is officially “closed up” with doors and windows installed, so work can continue on the inside over the winter.
Adult Bell Choir at Gallant Woods
Join us Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Farmhouse at Gallant Woods Preserve to hear our adult handbell choir perform Christmas carols.