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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”


Reach Wednesday: Spring 2020
Registration for Reach Wednesday is now underway! We will Reach Up and Reach Out and Reach In as we come together to grow, share, serve and worship in our community of faith. Our programming will be offered in a two 4-week blocks separated mid-way by our Ash Wednesday Worship service to include dinner each night. We will offer a variety of classes and an opportunity for you to serve by helping with our activities. Again this year, we will kick-off our Reach Wednesday with a Chili Cook-Off… and this year with a little something extra. Come learn how you can get plugged in to a variety of church activities. Come hungry to explore and bring a friend!
  • Chili Cook-Off: Get Plugged In! on Wednesday, January 22
  • Reach Wednesday programming begins on January 29 and meets through March 25
  • Ash Wednesday Worship: Wednesday, February 26
  • Dinner will be served from 5:15 pm through 6:05 pm
  • Childcare (so parents can eat and fellowship) will be available beginning at 5:30 pm
  • Classes and children’s activities will be offered from 6:15 pm through 7:30 pm
Please sign-up for Reach Wednesday in the Gathering Space or on-line. A list of the class descriptions and respective sign-up sheets will be included in our Church Bulletin, placed on tables in the Gathering Space and posted on-line at our website You may also contact Steve Marks or any member of our Planning Team with questions or for any assistance.
Adult Class Offerings:
Knarthex Knitters (Knitting Ministry Team, 8 weeks)
Adult Teacher Training (Herb Hash, 8 weeks)
Women’s Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God (Krystal Wilson, 8 weeks)
Discipleship (Will & Maggie Sabillo, 8 weeks)
Handbells (Lisa Combs, 8 weeks)
Bible Stories for Adults (Jeff Smith, first 4 weeks)
Exploring Pastoral Care (Steve Marks & Melanie Childers, second 4 weeks)
Youth Offering:
High school and middle school students will come together to view Marvel movie characters and explore analogies to Scripture. Please contact Mary Beth Walker with any questions.
Children’s Offerings:
Programming will include age specific bible stories, music, recreation time, and mission emphasis activities. Please contact Erin Fowler with any questions.
Special thanks to our Reach Wednesday Planning Team for all of the efforts preparing for this ministry! Members include Sue Newell, Jo & Stephen Sorrell, Erin Fowler, Mary Beth Walker, Tammi Zaidel and Steve Marks. If you would like to join our planning team or help in any way, please contact any of our members.


Congregational Meeting / Meeting of the Corporation
Sunday, January 26th - 10:15 am

Session has called for the
Annual Meeting of the Congregation and the
Meeting of the Corporation

Sunday, January 26th at 10:15 am in the sanctuary.

No Youth Discipleship this Sunday, January 19th
for the Martin Luther King holiday.

Email Caution: Jesus makes us fishers of people … but unfortunately there are less-than-Christian folks who are "phishing" for you, your info ... and your money. If you get an email that purports to be from church staff but doesn't come from their normal email address, be wary! If it sounds "phishy" … make a phone call to confirm. It's always best to check!

The Gathering… a 2-DAY WOMEN’S EVENT, January 17 & 18 at the Harvest House, is an opportunity to come together for two powerful sessions of worship, teaching, testimony, and ministry time with women who want to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. Gracie O’Loughlin will teach from Psalm 37:4 what it means to delight in the Lord ---reflecting on His goodness and standing on His promises.

Space is limited… register at

This Week at FPC...

Wednesday, January 15
  6:15 pm   Handbell Practice
  7:30 pm   Chancel Choir Practice

Thursday, January 16
6:30 pm   First Light Practice

Sunday, January 19
8:45 am     First Light
10:00 am   Sunday School 
11:00 am   Traditional Service

Monday, January 20   
         Church Office Closed - Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday, January 21
6:00 pm    Property / Personnel Committee


Second Sunday after Epiphany
January 19, 2020

Our Mission: "Family"

Hebrews 2:10-11
Ephesians 3:14-21

First Light Service - 8:45am
Sunday School - 10:00am
Traditional Service - 11:00am

January 14, 2020
Volume XXVIll, Issue 2

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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
Mary Beth Walker - Interim Youth & College Director
Tammi Zaidel - Community Connection Coordinator
Cindy Clawson - First Light Director
Lisa Combs - Chancel Choir  & Handbell Director 
Brandon Winbush - Pianist
Rebecca Pitts - First Morning Out Director
Amber Kanoy - FMO Finance Director

Our mailing address is:
131 Big Valley Street, Boone, NC 28607

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