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Summer Worship/Picnic

Sunday, August 11

10:30 a.m. Worship

Potluck Lunch Following

In the Parlor and Church Yard 

Meat, Beverages and Table Service Provided 

A—G            Dessert

H—N            Salad

O—Z  Vegetable



Coffee Cans Needed

The Deacons are in need of empty 1lb coffee cans for flower delivery on Sundays. Please leave them in the office. Your help is greatly appreciated.




READERS NEEDED - Discernment resources are available for check out on the hallway display. The library committee welcomes reader comments as we get ready to purge some books for our annual book sale in SeptemberThanks!


Community Connection at Cherry Street 2019

June means the start of another Cherry Street ministry. As we have for the past few years, First Presbyterian will be partnering again with the First Church of Christ to provide food, fun, games, and fellowship to our neighbors at the Cherry Street Park.  Dates for this year’s picnics are: June 9th and 23rd, July 7th and 21st, and August 4th and 18th.  Please share with others the plans for this summer and please come and join us.  We begin eating around 12:30 each Sunday. Come take a look and get to know some of our neighbors. 


Creating a Healthier Church

Starting June 2nd Pastor Bob will lead a study in the Adult Sunday School class in the Chapel using the book: Creating a Healthier Church by Ronald W. Richardson.  All members of the church are urged to attend the study/discussion sessions beginning at 9 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the Parlor Hallway counter for those who want a copy of the book.

Please Note: There will not be classes on June 23, 25, 30 and July 2.




The Deacons are gathering items for Domestic Violence Shelter and Homeless Shelter in Berrien County. Here is what they have requested:

cereals, juice boxes, granola bars, snacks for kids, canned goods (corned beef, hash, spaghetti, tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage) bleach wipes, dryer sheets, Kleenex, laundry soap, liquid dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, bath towels, face towels and kitchen towels.

Lists are also available in the usual places around Church, so you can take one home. Please return your goodies to the appropriate big box at the church.


                          Deacons sincerely thank you for your help!!



Food Pantry

Due to the cancellation of CROP WALK this year, this means our church’s food pantry will not receive the percentage of funds allocated to our community. Mission and Outreach would like to suggest that those in our congregation, who have supported CROP WALK, give that amount directly to our food pantry.



Wild and Wacky Wednesdays will start back up on September 20th. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6:00 PM. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to come and learn Bible stories, make crafts, play games and more.

Youth Outreach
is a ministry for youth 11-16 years of age. Every other week, games, a meal, worship and a biblical story are shared from 6:30-8:00 PM. This is in collaboration with Calvary Road Community Church.


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! 


Kids Closet

at Ellis House


 Open Houres

Tuesday 10 a.m. - Noon

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






Just a reminder

The Deacons are gathering items for the Domestic Violence Shelter and Homeless Shelter in Berrien County. Please find copies of their wish list available in the usual places around Church, so you can take one home. Please return your goodies to the appropriate big box in our church hallway. The Deacons sincerely thank you for your help!!



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.