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Prayer Focus: Father's Day

On this Father’s Day, we give our thanks for the fathers in our lives. Bless these men for their hard work, their caring, their generosity and their loyalty to their families. Fatherhood does not come with a manual and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ...

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Roots and Wings Covered Dish Celebration

Come celebrate with us as the Joldersma family pulls up ROOTS and takes WING to South Carolina! June 26, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall we will have a Roots and Wings Covered Dish Celebration in their honor. Matt, Candy and the children will be leaving soon for their ...

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Summer Choir and Art Camp 2016

Children ages 7-14 are invited to participate in our annual Summer Choir and Art Camp this season, June 27-July 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 daily, with an optional Art Class from 12:00-1:00! The theme this year will be “Be Strong!” using songs and narrations that will encourage the kids ...

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The vision of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales is to be a Christ-centered fellowship of believers, devoted to glorifying God through true worship, personal evangelism, discipleship, and servanthood.

First Pres News

  • Don’t Forget – Roots and Wings June 23, 2016 Don’t forget to join us this Sunday, June 26, 2016 immediately following worship for the Roots and Wings Covered Dish Dinner and First Annual Wing Cook-Off! We are saying goodbye to the Joldersma family and sending them off to their new church at Neely’s Creek, SC. Please bring a covered dish (meat, side, veggie or dessert) ...
  • Next Week’s Sermon June 23, 2016 The sermon on June 26, 2016 will be “Faith, Active and Completed” based on James 2:14-26.
  • Students of Theology: Micah Burklin and Shane Miller June 12, 2016 Please join me and the elders in joyfully praying for Micah Burklin and Shane Miller. Micah and Shane both came under the care of the Florida Presbytery, at its April 2016 meeting, as Students of Theology. Both of these men have sensed a call from the Lord to serve Him in full-time ministry of the ...
  • Next Week’s Sermon June 12, 2016 The sermon on June 19, 2016 will be “The Impartial Gospel” based on James 2:1-13.
  • Father’s Day Bottle Collection June 8, 2016 As we celebrate fathers next week, please remember that it is also the Baby Bottle Fund-raiser pick-up day! Just bring your full (or partly full) bottles for collection. Your donations will be used to help women in crisis pregnancies and their unborn babies. Every bottle brought back allows us to reuse them for future fund-raisers. ...
  • Burklin Wedding Reception June 8, 2016 Heiko and Kay Burklin are happy to announce the marriage of their son,Yannick Sebastian, to Julia Rose Swanson on Sunday, June 5, 2016. The happy occasion took place in Minneapolis, MN and the couple will reside in Lake Wales. Please SAVE-THE-DATE for an afternoon cake reception (complete with wedding gown) at First Pres for the happy ...
  • Work To Be Done June 8, 2016 Over the next two weeks some long needed repairs will be done to the Park Avenue face of the Vintage Building, the bell tower and the back/south peak of the Sanctuary.  Small portions of Park Avenue or North 3rd will be temporarily closed off (as needed for the 100-foot lift) so please be aware of ...
  • Roots and Wings Covered Dish Celebration June 8, 2016 Come celebrate with us as the Joldersma family pulls up ROOTS and takes WING to South Carolina! June 26, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall we will have a Roots and Wings Covered Dish Celebration in their honor. Matt, Candy and the children will be leaving soon for their new ministry at Neely’s Creek ...
  • Congregational Meeting June 8, 2016 The Session of First Presbyterian Church has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10:45 am (or, immediately following the 9:30 am worship service). There are two items of business to be considered: 1) Pending his reception by the Catawba Presbytery on June 7, the Session recommends that the congregation approve the dissolution ...
  • Ekklesia Meal May 29, 2016 Our Wednesday night Ekklesia program is over for the year. Please join us in the Fall for new classes, good food and lots of fellowship.

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The vision of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales is to be a Christ-centered fellowship of believers, devoted to glorifying God through true worship, personal evangelism, discipleship, and servanthood.