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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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Join us for Breakfast at Manna and More - Sunday, December 11, 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 waffles and cherries, sausage, 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. Everyone is welcome to attend, so invited your neighbors too.

Give to Live in Faith and Fellowship

We welcome December with hope, grace and gratitude. We share in the joy of giving our time, gifts and treasure to the
church. Through God’s glory we live out the mission of the church and are blessed to be able to fully give of our
resources. During worship services you may place your pledge in the offering plate.  Prayerfully consider pledging
10 percent or more in 2017 than in 2016. If you can do more, please do so.
You may also pledge online. Give to Live
in Faith and Fellowship at First Presbyterian Church!

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Christmas Eve Services - Saturday, December 24, 4:00, 9:00 & 11:00 pm

The 4:00 pm, Christmas Pageant and worship service is particularly for families with young
children.  We will sing traditional carols and experience the wonder of the candle lit service. The
Blessing of the Babies recognizes all infants born since last Christmas and little ones who are
new to the congregation.  

At 9:00 pm, Holy Communion will be shared in the hushed quietness of the first Christmas
when God “descended the back stairs of Bethlehem” to become one with the human race.  The
Feast of Light will be celebrated as the darkened Sanctuary is transformed by candlelight to
symbolize pilgrims coming to see the Light of the World.

At 11:00 pm, a festive service of carols and candlelighting will herald the welcome of Christmas
Day. Carol singing will abound! The traditional Service of Darkness and Candlelighting during
the singing of “Silent Night” will add a special feeling to the conclusion of this memorable
Christmas celebration.

Irrigation Systems and Seeds for Guatemala - Show Your Support Today!

Give the gift of food! The Mission Connection Committee of Deacons is accepting donations for purchase
of irrigation systems and seeds to assist Guatemalans in food production. The purchases will be
coordinated by Pastors Pilar and Eduardo at ILUGUA (Lutheran Church of Guatemala) as part of its
outreach program to subsistence farmers. Donations will be accepted through Advent between services in
Fellowship Hall or
online, indicate “Seeds for Guatemala”.  Learn more about our Guatemala mission
partnership by following this link and watching the video.
 For more information, contact Craig Foster (563-
391-4622,
cfoster871@mchsi.com).

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2016 Angel Tree Gift Giving

The Angel Tree Project helps local children by purchasing gifts for them, on behalf of their imprisoned parent. For a
child to know that they have not been forgotten may be even more important than the gifts themselves!  For an
incarcerated parent, it allows for restored dignity and hope. You a can help by purchasing gifts and/or by helping
deliver the gifts before Christmas.  Ideas for gifts, sizes and ages of the children will be provided. You may claim
Angels from the tree in Fellowship Hall or to sign up to help deliver presents.  Gifts need to be returned to the church
by December 11. For more information, please ontact Mia Carr (563-529-2492) or Diane Schreiner (563-505-8737).

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Contemplative Prayer Group During the Season of Advent - Wednesdays, December 7 & 21, 6:30 pm

The Contemplative Prayer Group invites you to take time to sit apart during the Season of
Advent. The Donaldson Room will be open from 6:30 to 7:15 pm on Wednesday, December 7
and Wednesday, December 21. You are welcome to come and go during this time as you
choose. Quiet music will be played. A meditative Advent devotion will be provided for you to use
individually, you may pray silently, or you can simply sit in the stillness. Please join us as part of
your preparation for the celebration of Christmas.

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Ugly Sweater Christmas Party (for young adults to age 50)  

Friday, December 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Dinner will be a “Christmas Dinner Sides Favorites” potluck—bring your favorite Christmas dinner side
dish to share. Tiffany will make a turkey and a ham for the group (trust her…really)—so bring what you
love to have as a side or a dessert at Christmas. We will also have a White Elephant Gift Exchange again
so bring a fun gift (or a new re-gift) that’s under $10 and see who wants it (or doesn’t want it…)  For more
information or to arrange for childcare, please contact
Tiffany Horvath .

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              The Performing Arts Series presents the twenty-seventh annual Christmas Concert “Rejoice:
             Christ Was Born to Save!” Many of the church’s music ensembles will be featured including
             the Sanctuary Choir, Chamber Chorale, Celebration Singers, Cecelian Carolers, and Vesper
             Bells -- all accompanied by an orchestra of fabulous musicians from the Quad Cities. The
          concert features arrangements of beloved Christmas carols and hymns, as well as major
       choral-orchestral works by Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Franz Schubert. As
    always, admission is free, but all attendees are requested to obtain a complimentary ticket by
 visiting the church office or by calling (563-326-1691).

The Twenty-seventh Annual Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 17, 2016   7:30 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2016   4:00 pm

Small Group Connections Survey

Friends and Members of First Presbyterian Church, Davenport: Please take this time to answer a few questions about
Small Group Connections as referred to on Sunday, November 27 during the Minute for Mission.  We invite everyone
to participate in this survey to assist us in facilitating this Envisioning 20/20 God-sized Dream.  
Follow this link to
participate in the quick easy survey.
 Thank you!

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