“This is the day that the
       LORD has made;
          let us rejoice and
            be glad in it.”
 - Psalm 118:24
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Summer Worship 

June 15 through August 31:
8:30 am (outdoors)
10:00 am (Sanctuary)
August 3, Bix Sunday services:
8:30 & 10:30 am (Sanctuary)

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Welcome! You can find First Presbyterian Church
at the
corner of Kirkwood Boulevard and Iowa Streets,
located in the heart of the city of Davenport, Iowa.
You're always invited to worship with us! A place to
belong! Where faith is nurtured, curiosity is encouraged,
diversity is welcomed, and all are loved.
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Find First Presbyterian Church on FACEBOOK, then “like us!”
That’s right! Find out all the latest FPC news on the church’s Facebook page.  Check out some
of the photo albums posted of the life of First Presbyterian Church.
You do not need to be a Facebook member to view the church’s Facebook page.  
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Vacation Bible Camp was Awesome!
Thank to everyone that made donations and volunteered to make VBC week so very special.  Your
committment to the youth in our community reflects
First Presbyterian Church’s mission and vision. To see
all of the pictures of VBC week, be sure to check out the
church’s Facebook page.
Join Musikgarten - Sunday mornings in August
Musikgarten classes (for infants, babies, and toddlers with a parent) will be offered on
Sunday mornings in August from 9:15 to 9:45 am on the third floor of the Christian
Education building.  This sacred music education for our very youngest Presbyterians is a
holistic program that develops the whole child - physically, emotionally, socially,
cognitively, spiritually, and of course, musically!  All welcome – invite a friend or neighbor!  
Please register your child with Music Minister
Steve Jobman.
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FPC  Worship  Survey
Tell us what  you think...
The FPC Worship Survey is intended to help the Worship and Music Committee of Session discern
how the congregation views worship opportunities at First Presbyterian Church (whether you’re a
regular attendee or not).  What opportunities would you like available to grow, explore, and nurture
your faith, and to help build a community of believers who worship together?  Everyone is encouraged
to complete the survey; once only, please.
First Presbyterian Church is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving
online is easy and allows you to make a one-time contribtution or set up automatic recurring
contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the
Internet. Simply follow these easy steps:
1) Click on the [Give Now] button,
2) Click on the Create Profile button, then
3) Follow the instructions to create an online profile and to make your one-time contribution or to
   schedule your recurring contributions.
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Join us on Bix Sunday!  Sunday, August 3, Services at 8:30 & 10:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, Davenport, was the church home for the Beiderbecke family. This is the
fifteenth year that First Church has hosted the official Bix Jazz Liturgy services. Music is being provided
The Dave Bennett Quartet, and First Church’s own Sanctuary Choir and Vesper Bells. The Dave
Bennett Quartet,
from Detroit, Michigan, have a zealous bevy of fans of all ages.  Backed by their full
repertoire of swing, dixieland and Benny Goodman standards, this versatile quartet often showcases
Dave’s vocal ability, as well as his famous “rockabilly” guitar.  
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Beiderbecke Special Collection Display
Ever since First Presbyterian began hosting the Bix Liturgy service in 1999, Beiderbecke family members and jazz historians
have conducted research in our church Heritage Collection.  In 2003, on the 100
th  anniversary of Bix Beiderbecke’s birth,
scores of Beiderbecke descendants worshiped at First Presbyterian as a part of their family reunion.  The family was so
impressed with our Beiderbecke Collection that they donated cherished original family photos to be preserved at the
Beiderbecke Home Church.
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Bix on his father’s lap
On Sunday, August 3, be sure to come downstairs to Fellowship Hall to view the newest Heritage
display in the glass case which features  Beiderbecke family history, family ties with First Presbyterian
Church, and the lasting legacy.  Special items on display will be Agatha Hilton Beiderbecke’s
membership record, Beiderbecke family signatures in the Book of Remembrances of the Christian
Education Building construction, Bix’s brother’s and sister’s baptismal records, Bix’s funeral record, and
Beiderbecke family photos from our Special Collection.