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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 © 2017 First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, Iowa. All Rights Reserved.
Sunday Services Times:
9:00 am & 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
- Micah 6:8
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Read the newest issue of First Press today and share with your friends and
neighbors as an invitation to visit the
church. The introductory article, written by Elder Marty Bowles Edwards set the tone for the “Connect” theme.
She writes, “How do we experience our spirit? Spirit seems to be packed into a little box, deep in our hearts,
awaiting our decision to take a peek. Something else, something exciting, something awesome is
experienced if we lift the lid and gaze inside…
When encouraged to “BE” rather than “DO” we experience the Holy Spirit’s presence
in the core of our BEing. Holy Spirit stretches and expands our world and our
awareness. The Holy Spirit connects us to all of creation and invites us to be
a part of the creative process.”
Sunday School at FPC is the Awesome!
10:00 am on the third floor of the Christian Education Building
We have made some important changes this year in regards to our Sunday School
curriculum! We are kicking off the year with a great new, inclusive curriculum called
“Whirl!” which will follow the lectionary calendar and we are REALLY excited about it!
Please, register your child for Sunday School as soon as possible.
How do you register children for Sunday School Classes? You may download
the Sunday School Registration Form and return it to the church office. For more
information, please contact Director of Christian Education Tiffany Horvath.
Thanksgiving Eve Service and Pie Fellowship
Wednesday, November 22, 7:00 pm
The traditional Thanksgiving Eve Service and Pie Fellowship begins at 7:00 pm on
November 22, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. The Cherub Choir and
Cecelian Carolers will provide music leadership. A sharing of homemade pies at a
fellowship get-together after the service is sure to get the Thanksgiving holiday off to
a sweet start. This is a special time to worship and thank God for the abundant
blessings received throughout the year. Everyone is welcomed!
Angel Tree - Gift Tags Available Sunday Mornings
We are teaming up with Bethany for Children & Families to provide Christmas gifts to
Quad City children who receive Bethany family services. Bethany’s social workers
and therapists have submitted over 450 names for gifts so far this year, and are
thrilled that they will have FPC’s help in meeting that need. Gift tags will be available
for pick-up between services in Fellowship Hall on November 19. Each tag will
include the name, age, size, gender and gift suggestions for a child. You can
participate by picking up one or more tags, then returning an unwrapped gift or gifts
to Fellowship Hall by December 10. Total gifts for each child should not exceed $45.
Our gifts will be delivered to Bethany which will wrap and deliver them to each child’s
caregiver in time for Christmas. Because of confidentiality rules, congregational
members cannot be involved in delivering the gifts. If you have any questions, please
contact the church office or Deacon Doug Wells at 563-370-6457.
FPC Handbell Ensembles: An Advent Service of Lessons & Carols
Wednesday, November 29, 6:00 pm, No Ticket Required
Kickoff the liturgical season of Advent with a twist on a traditional Service of
Lessons and Carols. While there will be sung congregational carols, most of the
music will feature FPC’s bell ensembles: Vesper Bells, and the newly formed Matin
Bells (middle-school and high school age youth) and Kildalton Quartet (an auditioned
four-in-hand ensemble). The Lessons and Carols Service is a tradition that
developed in England after WWI as church leaders sought to bring more creative
worship into the Church of England following the war. The service grew in popularity,
and and many major churches throughout America present them each year (most
notably at King’s College at Cambridge, which is broadcast internationally on
Christmas Eve). Modified with Advent readings and carols, this service is an intimate
way to initiate the season of expectancy before the busy month that follows.
Christmas Concert: “And on Earth Peace”
Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 17, 4:00 pm
The Christmas concerts at FPC have become a much anticipated event in the Quad
Cities. This year’s concerts, on the third weekend in December, feature many of the
church’s great ensembles: the Sanctuary Choir, Chamber Chorale, Vesper Bells,
Celebration Singers, and Cecelian Carolers, accompanied by full orchestra and
dancers. Building upon FPC’s role as a leader against violence in our community,
the theme of this year's Christmas concerts is Peace. The concerts feature many
beloved carols based on the central theme of the peace of Christ, as well as some
new works. The centerpiece of the concerts is a gloriously nostalgic work by
twentieth-century English composer Gerald Finzi titled “In Terra Pax,” a rarely
performed masterwork. Be sure to reserve your complimentary tickets in advance!