Announcements!  What's Happening at First Pres!


Summer Sing-a-Long

Sarai will lead a Sing-a-Long in the sanctuary before the 10:30 a.m. service. This will be a time of Praise when we can learn new songs from the hymnal and you’ll have a chance to choose favorites as well. Let Sarai know which hymns bring you joy and she will incorporate them during the summer months. Let’s enjoy singing together at 10:20 a.m. Sunday mornings.




                                          ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017 at 4PM


Meet at the church parking lot at 2pm to carpool to Culver Military Academy. Please join us.  It’s a great afternoon!!! 


Community Connection Picnic

                          At 12:30 p.m.
                      on the following


                                                   June 25—Art Event

                                                   July 9—Burger Day

                                                   July 23—Art Event

                                                   August 6—Ice Cream

                                                   August 20—Art Event

          At the Cherry Street Park on the corner of Cherry Street and Fifth Street.

                                                  JOIN US!




Keurig Coffee - Grab a Cup Before a Meeting!

EPIC would like to thank the Presbyterian Preschool for their Keurig maker donation!  We thought others might like to make a cup of coffee or tea on their way to a meeting.  We’ll keep this in the Parlor area for a while and see how much use it gets.  Directions are on the counter if you have never used a single serving machine.  Please donate K-cups, foil tea bags and Styrofoam coffee cups with lids!  Simply place them in the counter drawers below.  Thank you! 


Chrismons “Christ Monograms”

Check out the Chrismons on the Parlor hallway bulletin board.

We need your help! 


When:  Second Friday of every month at 10 a.m.

Where:  The spare office at the end of the north hallway



The Making of the New Testament

In April the adult Sunday school class spent one Sunday talking about the New Testament as part of the From Jesus to Constantine study.  With this short taste of how the New Testament was formed, the decision was made to begin an in-depth study of the New Testament as soon as the current study was finished.

            On June 11th the class began this study.  We will talk about the literature of early Christians, examine each of the Gospel writers and his writing;  take a look at writings that were used at the time but not included in the final canon; spend several Sundays with the writings of Paul and of those who imitated Paul; do the Book of Revelation; and end the course with a discussion of how much of the original New Testament we have.

            The class begins at 9:15 in the Chapel each Sunday; however, coffee and conversation begin at 9:00.  A written outline is provided each week both to assist with discussion and to make it possible to be absent some weeks and still keep up with the study. All are welcome.  Come and join us as we learn more about the Making of the New Testament.


Kids Closet

at Ellis House





Tuesday 10 a.m. - Noon

Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.





Just a reminder

This year’s Deacon’s project for the Domestic Violence Shelter and homeless Shelter in Berrien County will be ongoing. The Deacons wish to encourage your continued support for this very worthy cause. Because of you, our mission is being very successful! Thank You!! Consider yourself hugged by the many people you helping!



Do you still receive US Mail?  Your used postage stamps can be turned into necessities for Christian missions world-wide.  A local woman will collect our stamps hanging in a bag on the bulletin board.  If you can contribute any stamps, please leave a 1/2 inch margin around each one (or the whole envelope).

                                                            Thank you from Missions and Outreach




Arm your Shopping TRIP with SCRIP!!!  Special order your SCRIP now.  We have great vendors to order from with great refund percentages: Aeropostale 7%, Applebee’s 8%, Bath and Body Works 13%, Bonefish Grill 8%, Build-a-Bear 8%, Family Video 12%, Golfsmith 8%, Gordman’s 7%, 7%, Great Clips 8%.  Support the EPIC Mission Trip 2015.  Place your order today.  We also have many restaurant and miscellaneous gift cards on hand, including Martin’s, Meijer and Wal-Mart. See Arlene or Tom Richardson outside the parlor or call 684-2858. 


Ushers Wanted

First Presbyterian Church of Niles, Michigan, is looking for volunteers to serve as ushers for the 10:30 am church service.  The job includes greeting worshipers, handing out bulletins, and passing the offering plates.  The rewards are not monetary but are personally gratifying and volunteers receive the satisfaction of helping further the mission of the church.

Anyone interested in this service opportunity is asked to sign up for specific dates on the chart in the parlor hallway.


Bridge Fun Night

Bridge Fun Night every third Saturday from 7 – 10 p.m. in the Parlor and is open to all. Please bring a snack to share.