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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 Service Times:
9:00 am & 11:00 am in the Sanctuary
Make Your Stewardship Pledge Today
Stewardship helps fill this church with prayers of thanks to God. In this church, we are
surrounded by people who pledge their time, prayers, and money to provide Christian care to
others – to the hungry, the thirsty, and the stranger – to the naked, the sick, and the friendless.
We are surrounded by people who have discovered the great gift of God’s love and Christ’s
teachings: When we give of ourselves and our work, we get far more than we give – and far
more than we can ever repay for the gifts bestowed upon us. Thanks be to God. Pledge cards
can be found in the pew racks. You may bring your pledge forward or place it in the offering
plate during worship. Online pledging and giving can be set up by following this link. Give
Thanks in response to God’s grace and call when making your pledge.
Annual Ugly Sweater Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange
Friday, December 14, 5:30 pm
Calling All Young(ish) Adults (ages 21 to 45-ish) of FPC! Our annual Ugly
Sweater Party is set
for Friday, December 14 from 6:00 -7:30 PM (ish) in Fellowship Hall! Let’s celebrate Christmas
in the ugliest sweaters we can find, and bring your favorite holiday side dish to share plus a
white elephant gift (under $15) to exchange! Tiffany’s making the turkeys and a ham. RSVP to
Tiffany (563-326-1691; email@example.com).
First Presbyterian Church Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 16, 4:00 pm
This year’s Christmas Concerts, “Of the Father’s Heart Begotten: Carols of Hope, Justice, &
Joy,” features the Sanctuary Choir, Chamber Chorale, Vesper Bells, Celebration Singers, and
Cecelian Carolers, accompanied by full orchestra. The concert is centered around our calling to
share our abundant gifts with others, a message conveyed in many beloved Christmas carols.
In addition to some of our favorite carols and hymns of the season, the concert features the
rarely performed Magnificat by Johann Christian Bach. Be sure to reserve your complimentary
tickets in advance.
Hot Cocoa & Glove Giveaway - Tuesday, December 18, 3:00 pm
Join us for the next Hope Project at FPC! We’re giving the gift of warmth with a hot cocoa and
glove giveaway. Meet by the porte cochere entrance along Kirkwood Boulevard, on Tuesday,
December 18, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to participate in providing this gift of
warmth as we extend care, hope, and witness to the community as the heart of the city. Gloves
and mittens may be donated by dropping them off in the back of the sanctuary or in the church
office. This ministry is a form of listening to those in our community and making connections
through Hope Projects. For more information, contact Diane Pumphrey
Hope Projects: Caring and reaching out through visible works of service -- creating hope and
awareness in our community as we put the church’s mission into action.
The season of Advent is a time for us to prepare our hearts and lives for Jesus’ birth. As the beginning of the
church calendar, it marks our time together with anticipation, the knowledge that things will improve. Just as the
faithful used to wait for the birth of Christ the Messiah with hope, we focus this advent on the hope that new life
and a new year brings. Reflect on the theme of Hope this Advent, and let it lighten your steps.
To help us center ourselves during Advent, a multi-church devotional is
available in the church office and
sanctuary narthex. This devotional was written by members of PUNCH churches, including our own
congregation! Pick up your copy or download it now and enjoy these simple prayers and reflections.
The 4:00 pm worship service is particularly for families with young children. Along with
Christian Education Director Tiffany McClure, the Sunday School youth and youth groups will
present “A Christmas Carol…kinda.” The Cherub Choir and Kirkwood Choir will share
special music. We will sing traditional carols and experience the wonder of the candle lit
service. Blessing of the Babies recognizes 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.
Soloists will offer the music for the evening. 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. Several traditional and favorite Christmas carols will be sung during the
distribution of the Sacrament.
At 11:00 pm, a “Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” will herald the welcome of Christmas Day.
The Sanctuary Choir and Cecelian Carolers will provide inspiring music. Of course, 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 and moving
The Christmas Services of
Monday, December 24, 2018
4:00 pm - Children’s Christmas Pageant
9:00 pm - Candlelight Christmas Communion
11:00 pm - Service of Lessons and Carols