149 Broad Street Tonawanda, NY 14150

(716) 692-1319 • church@firstprestona.org

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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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Upcoming Highlights

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.  
Service Project at Vive:  Janaury 25
The Mission and Outreach Team will be visiting Vive and installing a coat rack and doing other odd jobs to
help support this mission.  This is open to anyone in the church to come and help.  More details to follow.
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.  With the cold weather season here, the schools would appreciate
the warmer clothes suitable for winter months.   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.
Presbyterian Women's Winter Gathering:  Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10am
All women of the church are invited to attend the Presbyterian Women's Winter Gathering at First Presbyterian Church at One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY.  Registration begins at 10am.  The theme  is "Love Thy Neighbor? - Opening our Hearts and Minds to Others" The panel of speakers includes, Rev. Ken Hughes from First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, Dr. Charlene Vetter from the Counseling Center SUC Buffalo, and Andy Cammarata from Journey's End.  Lunch will be served for $7.00.  See Sign-up sheet in the Narthex. You are asked to donate new or gently used winter coats or jackets with hoods for the teenage boys at Journey's End (S or M only).
Soup & Bread Luncheon:  Sunday, February 9 at 12:15pm
Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 9th.  There will be a Soup & Bread Luncheon held right after worship.
Stay tuned for more details.
Adult Bible Study Class: Sunday, February 16 at 12:15pm
The Adult Bible Study Class will not be held in January.  The next class will be held on February 16.  Feel free to bring a lunch or a snack for yourself.   Any questions, contact Nancy Bassett.
Hunger Sunday:  February 16
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.  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 February 18, 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, February 19 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. 
Ash Wednesday Potluck and Worship Service:  Wednesday, February 26
There will be a Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, February 26 at 6pm; so bring a dish to pass and enjoy some
fellowship.  The dinner will be followed by a communion/worship service at 7:15pm.