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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.
Copyright © 2016 First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, Iowa. All Rights Reserved.
“What does the LORD require of
you but to do justice, and to love
kindness, and to
walk humbly with
- Micah 6:8
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Engage! This year, we have taken a journey through the themes in the First Press. At the beginning of the
year, we were challenged to Discover God around us and within ourselves. This summer, we were challenged
to Renew Ourselves in God’s Word. This fall, we are again challenged, but this time, to take what we have
Discovered about God and Ourselves, Renewed by our Covenants with God and Ourselves, and now to
Engage Others through God. Any time we commit to embark upon a journey, we are consciously choosing
growth over remaining stagnant. Those journeys, that choice to Listen and Go, can often be painful as
God works to grow us into the servants and children God requires us to be. Take time to engage by reading
the fall issue of FIRST PRESS -- a publication promoting all of the programming of First Presbyterian Church.
Initiating the Congregational Dream of Envisioning 20/20
Listening for God when we Pray - Join in the Daily Unity Prayer
Follow this link to opt-in to receive the daily Unity Prayer email message. The prayer will also be on the church’s
Facebook page, so “like” and “share” with others. We encourage all members and friends to take a moment to pray
around noon every day. Listen to God when you pray. This is a time when all members and friends ask of themselves:
“Am I living as a Disciple of Christ?” This dream is drawn from our congregation conversations on Spiritual
Development and Discipleship. This traditional of praying at fixed times thoughtout the day was practiced by Jesus
himself. FPC is a community in which all are invited to join in the journey of learning to love and be loved by God.
“Homework Helpers” is here for YOU!
Are you searching for purpose in your life? Maybe you have former work hours you need to fill with other productive
activities? Or maybe your last child just left for college and you are adjusting to being an empty nest-er. No more
school committees and fundraisers in your life? Whatever your situation, Homework Helpers is here to assist you with
that nagging feeling of lost purpose! If you can read at a second grade level and do very basic math, you can qualify
for a rich and rewarding “career” as a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club’s Homework Helper program. We are a
team of mostly First Presbyterian members who carve out from 1-2 hours a week or a month on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 pm. We meet in FPC’s Fireplace Room to listen to children read, to assist with
addition/subtraction homework, or to support elementary learning in other ways like flash cards, board games, library
books and puzzles. The students are eager for mentors’ interest in their education. And you’ll be rewarded knowing
that your gift of time filled a void in a child’s life. Let Homework Helpers help YOU find purpose and meaning in your
life. Please contact Nancy Foster or Beth Tinsman for more information.
Prayer Vigil for Victims of Violence - Sunday, October 25, 7:00 pm
Join with fellow Christians for a prayer vigil at FPC. Please meet by the porte cochere entrance along Kirkwood
Boulevard. We will pray for people in our country, and for families and friends who are victims of gun violence. Let us
pray for God’s healing for victims, and let us bear witness to the senseless violence in our country. Prayer Vigils are
planned for the last Sunday evening of each month. For more information about the Prayer Vigil for Victims of
Violence, please contact the Rev. Dr. Richard Miller.
Join us for Breakfast at Manna and More - Sunday, October 9, 8:30-10:30 am
You are invited to share a delightful breakfast and fellowship time with your
family and friends before and after the 9:00 am service. We will be
serving pumpkin pancakes, plain pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and assorted beverages. This is also the perfect time to make a new friend.
Please mark your calendar to join us the second Sunday of each month. Cost is $3 adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. We look forward
to seeing you there!
Soon, you will start seeing stewardship stories from members talking about why
they turn to FPC in times of joy and
sorrow and why they feel that here they truly belong to the body of Christ. As you see these Stewardship Stories,
please think about your own, then prayerfully consider pledging 10 percent or more in 2017 than in 2016. If you can
do more, please do so; and if you want to start early, please do so -- you may pledge online. If you are a long-time
or a first-time pledger, Stewardship Pledge Sunday will be November 6.
Young Adults Pumpkin Patch Outing with FPC Friends
Saturday, October 22, 6:00 pm, Pride of the Wapsi
Come join us for a bonfire, hot dog roast, smores, a corn maze, a petting zoo
and trip to the
pumpkin patch at the Pride of the Wapsi on Saturday, October 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm. KIDS ARE
WELCOME! RSVPs are needed for this—please let Tiffany(email@example.com) know if
you can make it by Monday, October 12. This event is $10 per person (kids under 2 are free) BUT
our budget will cover half of this—so you only pay $5 per person! Come along for an evening of
family fun picking out pumpkins and enjoying friendship with FPC peeps!
Travel Fellowship follows the Iowa Wine Trail - Saturday, November 5, 7:00 am
Enjoy late fall colors while touring the Iowa countryside along the Iowa Wine
Trail. We’ll get an early start at
7:00 am to head north to Marquette, Iowa to Eagle’s Landing Winery followed by Park Farm Winery in
Bankston for our lunch and shopping break. We want to make the best use of our daylight. Be prepared for
some breathtaking scenery! In Baldwin, Iowa we will visit with Paul Tabor, PhD at Tabor Home Winery. Our
last stop will be at the newest winery on the trail, Tycoga Vineyard & Winery in DeWitt before returning back
to the church for coffee and dessert. We need to have at least 20 participants, so early registration is
necessary. If we do not meet our minimum number by October 3, your tour registration is refundable.
The Iowa Wine Trail Tour, includes foods paired with wine, our private coach,
and dessert at the church for only $75 per person (21 and older).
When placing your ticket order, be sure to provide names of each participant, your address for the confirmation letter, and a phone number. For
more information, contact Marilyn Jorgeson (563-391-2737). The group will make four to five stops at small wineries while traversing Iowa’s
scenic byways and small town charm on a full-day outing. Your excursion will end back at the church with coffee and dessert in Fellowship Hall.
Register online or by stopping in the church office.