January 26 Sermon by Mark Gosney 

Mark Gosney is a native of South Boston and has lived in the Paces community with his wife Pill for 40 years.  They have two children and four grandchildren all living in Halifax County.  Mark is an Elder at Mercy Seat Presbyterian Church in Sutherlin, Va.  He is the Piping Division manager at Comfort Systems USA MidAtlantic in South Boston and has served as a lay speaker within our Presbytery for over 20 years. 

February 2 Sermon by Ed Lyons

Ed Lyons is the Director of Ministry Advancement & Field Reporting Services for Persecution Project Foundation, a ministry to the persecuted Christians in Sudan, headquartered in Culpeper, Va. Ed has worked for Persecution Project Foundation since 2006.   He travels to Kenya and Sudan three to four times a year and travels the country speaking at churches and other organizations about the work that PPF is doing to advance the kingdom of God in Africa. During Sunday School, Ed will present information about Persecution Project which will be a foundation on which his sermon during worship time will be focused.

February 16 Sermon by Don Cherry

Don and his wife, Dargan, have been members of FPC for over 30 years. He is currently serving as a Ruling Elder.

March 22 Sermon by Mike Rand

He and his wife, Kak, have been members of FPC for 9 years. We enjoyed his past several messages. We are honored to hear from him again. Come out and enjoy his thoughts.

Congregational Mission Study

In preparation for creating our Pastor Nominating Committee we encourage your participation with one of the steps of the required Mission Study.

We are asking that all of you complete a survey attached below. You can download and print a copy of the survey below or you can complete the survey online (preferred method). These surveys need to be completed as soon as possible and returned/submitted no later than January 13 to enable the process to continue.

Survey is complete. Thanks for your participation.

Our Session will continue to keep you informed as we move forward as expeditiously as possible. Remember that the Elders are available to you as you have questions, concerns, and/or suggestions.

Pray daily for God’s guidance of His church, and have a safe and spiritually fulfilling New Year.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

We will gather together for our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight service on Tuesday, December 24 at 7:30 pm.

Rich Henderson will be here to provide the service. Rich is a resident of Buffalo Junction, VA with his wife, Carol. Their home church is Clarksville Presbyterian; Rich is a Missional Commissioned Pastor with the Presbytery of the Peaks. Mark your calendars and plan to welcome Rich and Carol Henderson to our First Presbyterian Church.

Community Thanksgiving Service

Monday, November 25 at 7:00 PM. This year it will be held at Main Street Methodist Church, Sermon will be given by Rev. Garrett Bowman from First Baptist.

This is such a wonderful time of year. We all tend to be more thoughtful and our minds go to our many blessings and ways to show our gratitude. Come join the community at the combined Thanksgiving Service.