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Because God's
love is for all

Everyone is always welcome.
We pray that God may bless you with
peace, inspiration, and strength. We are a community, seeking to learn what it means
to follow Jesus. No matter what you may
be going through no matter where
you may be on your faith journey,

you are most welcome here!

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EFFECTIVE 3/15/2020, ALL EVENTS AT THE CHURCH
HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Palm Sunday 4/5/2020 - Combined Online Worship​
Upcoming Highlights  -  All Have Been Cancelled at this time.

Church Parking Lot
Please, if you are able to walk, we would appreciate if you would park on the surrounding streets near the church
and leave the spaces in our parking lot for our folks who need them most.  Thanks very much.  
Morning Prayers and Communion Service:  Sunday mornings at 8:30am
Sunday mornings during Lent, Pastor Leslie will hold a worship service with communion beginning on
March 1st at 8:30am in the parlor.  All are invited.  (March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5.
Deacons Tonawanda School Mission Project
The Deacons are continuing to partner with the the Tonawanda Elementary Schools to provide much needed clothing items to needy children.  This is an ongoing mission project and the Deacons would like to thank the people who have donated so generously.  The schools have expressed an urgent need for underwear in the 
following sizes:  Boys and Girls underwear size 6 and size 8 at one school and Boys underwear sizes 6-8, 
10-12, and 14-16 at a second school.  Either a monetary donation or clothing donation is acceptable.   See Jane Crossan or Leslie Dugan for more details on how you can donate and what items are needed.  There is also a designated tote in the Narthex to place your donations.
Hunger Sunday:  March 15
Don't forget that the third Sunday of the month is Hunger Sunday.  Food and cash donations are welcome
and proceeds are donated to the Twin Cities Community Outreach.  There is a list posted in the Narthex
of the items that the food pantry is in need of most; please check the list.  There is a drop box is in the Narthex.  Thank you for your continued support.  
Memory Lane Respite Program:  Attention Family Caregivers
Do you care for a family member with a memory impairment at home?  Would you like a break to do errands,
attend YOUR doctor appointments, go to lunch with a friend or just relax? First Presbyterian Church will begin our Memory Lane Respite Program on the third Tuesday of each month, next one is on March 17, 2020 from
10:30-2:30 at the church at 149 Broad Street, City of Tonawanda.  Trained volunteers will provide supervised fun activities, crafts, music/singing for your loved one - all at NO CHARGE.  A nutritious hot lunch will also be served.  All are welcome at the Memory Lane Respite Program.  Please contact our church at (716)692-1319 for more information or to sign up.  You can also stop in at the church office for more information. 
Memory Lane Respite Program:  Volunteers Needed
Our church offers a respite program for family caregivers of people with memory impairment (dementia, Alzheimer's) to get a much needed break.  Our program runs once a month, (the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30am-2:30pm) and we are looking for dedicated volunteers to help out in various ways: 1 on 1 companion for guests, setup/cleanup, crafts, food preparation, food service, games, music, making phone calls, etc.  You do not have to volunteer every month; we will have sign-up sheets ahead of time.  More information is on the table in the Narthex and any questions can be directed to the team:  Mike Donovan, Marilee Mathias, Janet Haacker, Judy Winters, and Pastor Leslie Latham.  Why not consider helping out with this exciting ministry?
Service of Blessing and Healing:  Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30pm
First Presbyterian Church will hold an evening service devoted to healing and wholeness. This is a "come as you are" service, open and welcoming to all who seek wholeness for their lives, Presbyterian or otherwise.  Please join us in the sanctuary. 
Service Trip To VIVE:  Saturday, March 28 at 9:30am
The Mission and Outreach Team will be visiting VIVE and doing odd jobs to help support this mission.
Everyone is invited to come along and help.  Meet in the church parking lot.  For more details, contact
Betsy Crocker.  
Circle II "Welcome Spring Sale" - Wednesday, April 1 from 10am-1pm
Come to the first sale of the year on Wednesday, April 1 from 10am-1pm.  Lunch will be served from
11am-12:30pm featuring Sloppy Joe, fresh baked pie, and a beverage for $6.00.  Take-out is available
for $6.50.  Come and shop the Mini-Boutique, Thrift Shop, and Plant Place.  Proceeds to benefit local
charities.  
Worship Circle:  Sunday, April 5 at 9:30am
All the Sunday School kids are invited to attend the Worship Circle.  Meet in the parlor at 9:30am with
Nancy Bassett; we'll celebrate Palm Sunday!

Maundy Thursday Potluck and Worship:  Thursday, April 9
Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm for Potluck Dinner.  A worship service with
communion will follow the potluck at 7:15pm.  
Easter Sunday Worship:  Sunday, April 12 at 10am
Please join us for our Easter morning worship service with communion.  Please note that the service will
begin at 10am.  There will be no Sunday School that day.  
Easter Eggstravaganza:  Sunday, April 26 from 9am-10:30am
Come to this inter-generational event in Fellowship Hall.  We will explore the symbols of Easter, make some
crafts, have refreshments, play games, and sing songs.  This event is for all ages, so everyone in the church is
invited!