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First Presbyterian Church of Boone 

"Called to Grow, Share, Serve"


Our Mission Statement
“A family of faith Called to Grow in the love of Christ,
Share that Good News, and Serve the world.”


Outdoor Worship Starting Mother’s Day
11:00am – Lower Parking Lot
If you haven’t heard, we will begin an outdoor worship service in the lower parking lot, starting on Sunday, May 9 (Mother’s Day) at 11:00am.  This will be in addition to our regularly scheduled YouTube Service that airs at 8:45am on Sundays.  We encourage you to bring your own lawn chair and to wear masks as we physically distance outside for worship.  The service will take place each week, weather permitting.  Should the weather cancel our outdoor service, we will communicate in advance through multiple platforms.  As we prepare for this new venture, we will be reviewing our COVID-19 guidelines and making revisions as necessary.  More information will be shared regarding this once the session has had the opportunity to approve any changes.  Get excited and get ready to join us face to face!


Beginning Monday, April 19th, the church office will be open Monday - Friday from 9am-noon. Phone calls will continue to be forwarded to Jennifer's cell phone.

“The Road Less Traveled” Sermon Series
Last Sunday we kicked off a new sermon series entitled, “The Road Less Traveled.”  Many thanks to Austin Eggers for starting us off by preaching on the wide and narrow roads that Jesus speaks about.  This series is focused on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew’s gospel.  Together, we will be looking at this narrow road that Jesus leads down; the road of obedience, forgiveness, prayer, giving, and love.  If you missed the service due to traveling or conflicts, be sure to check it out on our YouTube page when you’re able.  
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Jeff

Join us Sunday for Worship @  8:45am & 11:00am!

Third Sunday after Easter 

The Road Less Traveled


April 18, 2021


Psalm 127:1
Matthew 7:21-28 or
our YouTube Channel:

This Sunday's worship bulletin:
Let Us Pray Together… Thursdays @ 10:00am
I invite you to join me for prayer on a weekly basis.  I will be hosting a Zoom prayer time on Thursdays at 10:00am.  This will be a time to share joys and concerns and to spend some time praying with one another, even if it’s just wordless groans!  If you are interested in participating please email Steve Marks – and let him know.  We will email you the zoom link information for you to join. 
This is open to anyone and there’s no pressure to pray out loud if you don’t want to.   For those whose schedules limit participation at this time, I encourage you to stop what you’re doing at 10:00am and to offer a prayer with us from where you are.  Let us continue to seek God daily, joining together to pray for one another and for our world.  I look forward to praying with you!
Pastor Jeff

Discovery Class Begins April 18 – May 16
with Joining Sunday May 23

Discovery is an introductory class for friends desiring to join the church or interested in learning more about First Presbyterian Church. The class will be held virtually, at 10:00 am, Sunday mornings, via Zoom. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us.
Thank you,     
Tammi Zaidel, Community Connections Coordinator

Youth Group Activities for April

FPC Youth Open Gym // Thursday (4/15) from 7-8:30 PM
This is an open gym time to play basketball and other games in the FPC gym. Masks are required, and it is recommended that youth bring their own basketballs and water bottles. Equipment for other games will be provided and sanitized. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. No sign-up needed, and youth may be dropped off and picked up whenever convenient between 7-8:30 PM. This open gym might become a weekly event. More information to follow.

FPC Youth Kayak Day @ Price Lake // Saturday (4/24) from 4-5:30 PM
Our youth will meet by the boat rental dock at Price Lake for some time on the water and warmer weather. The cost is $10 per youth. Masks are required while waiting for kayaks but are not required once out on the lake. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. Sign-up is included below and the deadline is April 21st.

FPC Youth Bonfire // Saturday (5/8) from 7-8:30 PM
We will be having another bonfire early next month at FPC. This time, we will will have a scavenger hunt and games to go along with the usual roasting marshmallows and s'mores. There is no cost. Masks are required. We recommend bringing a lawn/camping chair and a flashlight as well. Sign-up is included below and the deadline is May 5th.

Youth Sunday School // Sunday from 9-9:45 AM
We will be continuing our series on I Samuel this week working through the story David and Goliath. We will ask "Who fights our battles?" The Sunday School is available via Zoom. 

If you have any questions or need the Zoom links, feel free to reach out to
Will Sabillo (

April 14, 2021
Volume 29, Issue 14


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First Presbyterian Church
131 Big Valley Street
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-264-3906
Fax:      828-264-9466
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Jeff Smith - Pastor
Jennifer Jones- Office Administrator
Erin Fowler- Children's Director
Steve Marks - Pastoral Associate
Will Sabillo- Interim Youth & College Director
Tammi Zaidel - Community Connection Coordinator
Cindy Clawson - First Light Director
Lisa Combs - Chancel Choir  & Handbell Director 
Brandon Winbush - Pianist
Amber Kanoy - FMO Director

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131 Big Valley Street, Boone, NC 28607

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