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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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Sunday Services:
9:00 & 11:00 am in the Sanctuary

“What does the LORD require of
you but to do justice, and to love
kindness, and to
walk humbly with
your God?”
- Micah 6:8

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  Small Group Connections

        Small groups can have a variety of different focus areas, but ultimately they need to be based in showing
        Christian love to one another.  The focus of a small group can range from Spiritual Development, Christian
          Education & Worship, Support Groups, Education & Training or sharing the love of Christ through
           Fellowship activities. Small groups can be ongoing or have a finite existence ands can be initiated and
           led by
any church member.  They can also be initiated by Staff, Session/Deacon or other FPC
           committees.  To find out what groups are emerging, visit the small groups display board in the back of
         the Sanctuary or visit the small groups webpage for updates.  To express your interest in joining the small
       group, please contact the facilitator.

Check out the small groups connection page for opportunities that may interest you!  Open to everyone!

We Believe

The Season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at
                         Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb,
                           Jonah’s call to Ninevah to repent, and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. (The Sundays in Lent are not counted in this
                                     reckoning of the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, as every Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of
                                    Jesus Christ.)

Lenten Prayer Service - Thursdays, 6:15 pm

Lent is a time to slow down, reflect on our lives and pray more deeply. On five Thursday evenings, beginning March 9, join with other
worshipers in the Donaldson Room for a Lenten prayer service from 6:15 - 7:00 pm. In an informal, candlelit setting with a background of quiet
music, you are invited to “drop in” for a time for silent, contemplative prayer. Pray for yourself and/or others, for healing or understanding, for
gratitude, etc. -- and come when your schedule allows and stay for as long as you wish. Handouts will be provided with scripture and prayer
suggestions. For more information, please contact
Nancy Foster.


Kids Against Hunger at FPC – April 2-5

The annual Kids Against Hunger drive at First Pres. will be held April 2-5, involving an
assembly line to bag a special blend of rice, soy, dried vegetables and vitamins for
delivery to a coordinating organization in a foreign country.  Each bag, when cooked with
boiling water, will provide six servings to a family in need.  Sign-ups for packaging
sessions will be held during March.  This is an ideal opportunity to gather your family or
invite your neighbor to participate in FPC mission.  The cost to participate is $30/person,
but scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee.  And if you are unable
to attend, please consider donating for someone else to participate.  For more
information, contact
Craig Foster or Cindy Schalk.


Prayer Vigil - Sunday, March 26, 7:00 pm

Join with fellow Christians for a prayer vigil at FPC from 7:00 - 7:30 pm. Please meet by the porte cochere entrance
along Kirkwood Boulevard. We will pray for people in our country, and families and victims of violence. Let us pray
for God’s healing for victims, and let us bear witness to the senseless violence in our country.

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Men’s Breakfast, “Experience Alaska with Ron Dalby at First Pres.”

Saturday, April 1, 9:00 am, Fellowship Hall  

Born in Skagway, Alaska, Ron Dalby made his first trip down the Alaska Highway in 1950. His fascination with
the most exotic road continues and his book,
Guide to the Alaska Highway has been in print for 24 years. He
has driven the road himself more  than 40 times since 1972. After a stint as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Ron
served  as an Alaska State Trooper Game Warden, the Editor of
Alaska Magazine, and  publisher of Alaska
Business Monthly.
 He has written about the state in five nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine and  

newspaper articles. In 2015, he published his first fiction work, Pipeline. The breakfast will be in Fellowship Hall and catered by HyVee.
However, in addition to the presentation, Ron will be making his famous Alaskan Sourdough Pancakes! The cost is $5 per person.  To register,
visit the Men’s Breakfast sign-up table in Fellowship Hall on Sundays. For more information, please contact Steve Johnson (563-359-1967).

Grant Funds Available The Deacons’ Endowment Fund

The Deacons’ Endowment Fund (DEF) was established to help groups and organizations within the First Presbyterian Church community that
are developing new mission and outreach programs by providing seed money in the form of matching grants. 

What is the Deacons’ Endowment Fund?  These funds are awarded for the purpose of helping to establish new mission, outreach, pastoral
care, and spiritual development programs within our church community.

What type of grant is available?  The DEF grants are designated to help defray the start-up cost of new projects or programs according to
guidelines established by the Board of Deacons.

 Programs or projects need to be of an ongoing nature rather than a one-time event.

Any money that is awarded is in the form of a matching grant.  In other words, funding from other sources should be part of the initial
planning process.

“Matching funds” need not be interpreted to be only at 50% and matching funds do not necessarily need to be in the form of cash.

The maximum grant that can be awarded is $5,000.

Who can apply?  Grants can provide funding to any organization or group within the FPC community that is trying to start a new mission or
outreach program or project within the church community.

How does one go about applying for a grant?  First each group, individual, or organization should establish a projected budget for the
program, create a description of the program goals as well as an outline of how those goals will be achieved, and an organizational structure.  
These are critical elements of the process.  A grant application form must then be completed and submitted for consideration by the Board of
Deacons. The grant application process will be open for the period March 15 - May 15, 2017.

Follow this link for more infromation and to access the application. If you have additional questions about DEF grants or
applications, please contact  
Brock Earnhardt (563-343-6304).