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Congregational Meeting, Sunday, April 29

There will be a Congregational Meeting, Sunday, April 29, in the Sanctuary after the 11:00 a.m. service. Laura Schuetz with the National Fund for Sacred Places will make a presentation about NFSP and FPC’s participation in the 2018 Cohort.

Laura is also meeting with Session and attending the CDC Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, April 26. She will conduct a seminar for FPC on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to explain the grant process and the long-term benefits of the grant to FPC, and to answer questions. If you plan to attend the seminar, please let Anne Maglisceau or Judi Haines know by April 26.

The National Fund for Sacred Places, last October, selected FPC to participate in their national historic grant-making program that supports capital building projects.  A complete questions and answers document about this grant is available in the Church lobby, or may be downloaded here.

Acts II New Apostles Lay Seminary Series

Sunday, April 29, will begin our next series “Prayer for the Journey.”  The class will be based on 50 Ways to Pray by Theresa Blythe.  You can purchase it online at, if you want to have it for your own reference, but having the book is not necessary for participation in the class.

We will be meeting in the chapel all four Sundays:  April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20.  We hope to see you there!  Come for one, two, or all four classes.  Bring your journal, your thoughts, and your ideas.  We will be sharing our journeys in prayer as we continue our spiritual formation. For more information contact Jeannie Bowman or Christine Vogel.

Architecture as Art

Back Pew Gallery will be accepting works for a juried show, “Architecture as Art” on Sunday, May 13, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. Artists whose work is accepted for display are asked to attend the opening on Friday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m., following the TGIF concert. Artists whose work is displayed are also asked to serve as docents while the exhibit is open and can choose dates when they deliver their work. Those who wish to display work that is not for sale are requested to provide a donation of $10 per piece to help support the gallery. Artists whose work is not accepted for this show will be notified when to pick up their artwork.

Young artists are invited to display their work in the Back Pew Gallery show from July 13th to July 29th. Art pieces will be accepted on Sunday, July 8th. Now is the time to begin working on projects to submit for this show dedicated to children’s art.

We have the perfect volunteer spot for YOU!

Whether you have only 15 minutes or four hours to give to the church once a week.  Isn’t it your turn to take on a “bite-sized” task for First Pres? Contact

If you enjoy reading about the news of our GLOBAL MISSION, we invite you to take up the task of writing a weekly paragraph about our Mission Co-Workers. This is your chance to inform and inspire your Sisters Brothers at First Pres Santa Fe, about MISSION near and far. You will be trained in the resources and can work from your home. Contact

Are you Tech Savvy with audio-visual equipment?  If not, would you like to learn? Our TECH TEAM is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help maintain our LOBBY VIDEO MONITOR. You would be trained, and after that, it is NOT a time-consuming job. Step up! And be a bigger part of our church! We have some fun around here! Contact

Healthy Snacks Needed

Please sign up to bring healthy snacks to be enjoyed in-between services.  The sign up sheet is on the table where coffee is served in the Lobby along with instructions. Nothing fancy.  Suggestions include cheese and crackers, fruit tray, vegetables and dip. Sweets are fine as well but the focus is on healthy! Thank you all in advance!  Karin Lerew