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Congregational Meeting Reminder

This is a reminder that there is a called Congregational Meeting on March 26th 10:45 am (or immediately following the Worship Service). The Search Committee for the Associate Pastor of Discipleship, together with the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, is pleased to present a candidate for your consideration. At the meeting we will: (1) vote to call the candidate as Associate Pastor of Discipleship (2) if the candidate is approved, vote on the terms of his call (3) if (1) and (2) are passed, vote to dissolve the Search Committee. We are not able to announce the candidate's name via the ...

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Prayer Focus: Sanctuary Refresh

THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: Please pray for our time as a congregation in the midst the Sanctuary Refresh work over the coming weeks. This time will include some changes of scenery for our worship and other ministries. Let us pray that these short-term displacements will be opportunities for us to grow in Christ-centered fellowship, worship, discipleship, servanthood, and evangelism. Pray also that the work will be completed with excellence and in as timely a manner as possible.  

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Horizon/Quest Deadlines to keep in mind

Horizon/Quest Deadlines to keep in mind

Scholarship Applications will be due by April 30th; Registration deposits will be due by May 10th; any balances due by May 31st. All forms are available here or from Micah.

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Missions Reflections

Do you have any sense of being on Jesus’ mission?  This is the question Tim Rice asked us at the beginning of this year’s mission festival.  Makes me think.  Makes me think that I definitely should have a sense of being on a mission for Jesus.  Makes me think…Do I? Each year that I’ve been involved with planning the mission festival, the mission committee has trusted that the slate of missionaries and keynote speakers would bring to focus and inspire the sense that we should all be missionaries sharing the Gospel regardless of where we are physically standing.  Although the central ...

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Congregational Meeting this Sunday

Congregational Meeting this Sunday

There will be a called Congregational Meeting on March 26 at 10:45 am (or immediately following the Worship Service). The Search Committee for the Associate Pastor of Discipleship, together with the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, is pleased to present a candidate for your consideration. At the meeting we will: (1) vote to call the candidate as Associate Pastor of Discipleship (2) if the candidate is approved, vote on the terms of his call (3) if (1) and (2) are passed, vote to dissolve the Search Committee. We are not able to announce the candidate's name via the website or social ...

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Kidz News - Save the Date - Easter Celebration at Polk Avenue

Save the date Easter Celebration @ Polk Avenue! Monday, April 10th, First Pres families are invited to join the Polk Avenue Faith Finders Club for a celebration of Easter! Activities include: -Egg hunt with prizes -Free hot-dog dinner -And a take-home to remind us of the true meaning of Easter.

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Empower to Connect Conference Simulcast

Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference Simulcast  — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. The conference features David Cross, Mandy Howard, Daren Jones, Dan and Terri Coley, Ryan and Kayla North, Casey Call, and Cindy Lee and is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those ...

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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

  • Congregational Meeting Reminder March 24, 2017 This is a reminder that there is a called Congregational Meeting on March 26th 10:45 am (or immediately following the Worship Service). The Search Committee for the Associate Pastor of Discipleship, together with the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, is pleased to present a candidate for your consideration. At the meeting we ...
  • Prayer Focus: Sanctuary Refresh March 20, 2017 THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: Please pray for our time as a congregation in the midst the Sanctuary Refresh work over the coming weeks. This time will include some changes of scenery for our worship and other ministries. Let us pray that these short-term displacements will be opportunities for us to grow in Christ-centered fellowship, worship, discipleship, ...
  • Jacob: The LORD Watch Between Me and You March 20, 2017 Genesis 31:22-55 Laban caught word that Jacob, along with his wives and children and servants and livestock, had left Haran and was headed for Canaan. Laban went in pursuit (a la Pharaoh after the Israelites leaving Egypt) and caught up to Jacob in the hill country of Gilead. Old habits die hard. Laban and Jacob had ...
  • Next Week’s Sermon March 20, 2017 Next week’s sermon: The Fear of Restoration based on Genesis 32:1-21
  • Save the Date: Mega Sports Camp June 5-9 March 20, 2017 Save the date for Mega Sports Camp!  June 5th through the 9th, 2017.
  • Horizon/Quest Deadlines to keep in mind March 20, 2017 Scholarship Applications will be due by April 30th; Registration deposits will be due by May 10th; any balances due by May 31st. All forms are available here or from Micah.
  • Missions Reflections March 20, 2017 Do you have any sense of being on Jesus’ mission?  This is the question Tim Rice asked us at the beginning of this year’s mission festival.  Makes me think.  Makes me think that I definitely should have a sense of being on a mission for Jesus.  Makes me think…Do I? Each year that I’ve been involved ...
  • Congregational Meeting this Sunday March 20, 2017 There will be a called Congregational Meeting on March 26 at 10:45 am (or immediately following the Worship Service). The Search Committee for the Associate Pastor of Discipleship, together with the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, is pleased to present a candidate for your consideration. At the meeting we will: (1) vote to ...
  • Thank You from the family of Raymond Di Nunzio March 20, 2017 The family of Raymond Di Nunzio wish to express our sincere thanks to the staff, members and friends who were so generous with their time, cards and phone calls during his illness and passing. Shelly and Family
  • Sanctuary Flowers March 20, 2017 The flowers in the sanctuary display the glory of God in His creation and add beauty to our worship each week. We would welcome live floral donations throughout the year! If you would like to donate flowers for a Sunday service please e-mail John at jcmiii24@hotmail.com.

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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.