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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.
“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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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.
Prayer Vigil for Victims of Violence - Sunday, April 30, 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 gun violence. Let us
pray for God’s healing for victims, and let us bear witness to the senseless violence in our country.
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
► “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).
FPC Welcomes Bryan Miller - Sunday, April 23, 9:00 & 11:00 am services
Bryan Miller is Executive Director of Heeding God’s Call, the faith-based and grassroots movement to prevent gun violence. He will be
guest on Sunday, April 23, and provide worship leadership with the sermon message “The Scourge of Gun Violence: Where Does Christian
Responsibility Lie?” and lead the ACE class discussion. Bryan left a 25 year career in
international business to devote his life to gun violence prevention after his brother
was one of three law enforcement officers killed in a massacre at Washington, D.C.,
police headquarters by a lone gunman wielding a concealed assault pistol. Bryan
was Executive Director of New Jersey’s leading organization devoted to reducing gun
violence, Ceasefire NJ, for fifteen years, during which tenure the state gained one of
the country’s most effective systems of gun regulation and become one of the safest
from gun violence. Bryan chaired the Presbyterian Church USA Study Team that
drafted and promoted the Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in Response to
God’s Call overture adopted unanimously at the 2010 PC(USA) General Assembly.
Under Bryan’s leadership, Heeding God’s Call was instrumental in the shuttering of a
notorious Philadelphia gun shop by federal authorities and has established volunteer
chapters in Philadelphia and environs, Harrisburg, Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Heeding God's Call seeks to get people of faith out of the pews and into 'living their faith on their feet' through gun
violence prevention activism.
Bryan worships at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in the Philadelphia suburbs. www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/images/gun_violence/
Franks for the Memories! Sunday, April 30, 12:00 pm
The CDF committee will coordinate with CEFY to host a “Franks for the Memories” cook-out to celebrate the end of the
2016-17 Sunday School year. The celebration will be held in the parking lot and side yard of FPC (weather permitting)
following the worship services on Youth Sunday, April 30. Grills, hot dogs and buns, condiments and beverages will be
provided. We will ask that the Sunday School families provide side dishes and desserts. If it is raining, the celebration will
be held in Fellowship Hall. More details in future publications.
Confirmation - Sunday, May 7
Our Late-In for Confirmation is Saturday, April 22 from 6:00-11:00 pm and Confirmation Sunday is set for Sunday, May 7 with a reception in
Fellowship Hall to follow.
Senior Recognition - Sunday, May 14
We will recognize our graduating high school and college seniors on Sunday, May
14 at both services, with a reception between services in
Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am.
Ahreum Han Congdon, Organist
Internationally Renowned Organist Principal Organist and Artist in Residence of First
Presbyterian Church, Davenport!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Reserved Seating: Adults $15 Students $10
“Absolutely thrilling recital…elegance, and exuberant joy…energetic performance…
rewarding a fabulous performance with shouts of ‘Brava’ and enthusiastic applause.” -
American Guild of Organists
Organist Ahreum Han Congdon’s imaginative, powerful, and extraordinary performances have thrilled audiences
throughout the United States,
Asia, and Europe. Ahreum was a featured soloist at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Nashville, Tennessee in
2012. She was a featured artist at the Regional Convention of the AGO held in New Haven, Connecticut (2015), Atlanta, Georgia (2007), the
Winter Conclave of the AGO held in Sarasota, Florida, (2010); the Young Virtuosi Festival held at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, Colorado
State University, Colorado, and the White Mountain Musical Arts Bach Festival in New Hampshire. She was asked to play at the International
Organ Festival in Arbon, Switzerland.