In the season of Advent, Pastors Spencer and Allen preach a sermon series called “Visitations” from the Gospel of Luke.
“Advent means ‘coming.’ Advent is not about one coming; it is about three comings. The great spiritual question the season poses for each of us is, which coming are you and I waiting for now?
At this moment of our lives, at this present stage of our spiritual development, what we’re waiting for surely determines how we will wait for it.”
From The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life by Joan Chittister

Memory Verse:

Memory Verse: “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” (Luke 12: 32)

Connect Throughout this Advent Season

Worship services, family events and parties, small groups, opportunities for sharing gifts, Advent devotionals – it’s all here in our 2022 Advent guide…


Christmas Worship Schedule…
Christmas Eve Eve Worship
Friday, December 23 (please note location change)
  • 3:00 pm Worship, Miller Commons Lobby
  • 7:00 pm Worship, Miller Commons Lobby
Christmas Eve Worship
Saturday, December 24, Sanctuary
  • 4:00 pm Family Service
  • 6:00 pm Lessons and Carols
  • 8:30 pm Communion Service
  • 11:00 pm Lessons and Carols (pre-worship concert by Chapel Choir 10:40 pm)
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25 (Blended Worship)
  • 9:30 am Combined Worship, Sanctuary
No Sunday School, Adult Spiritual Formation, or Nursery Care
Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Jonathan Miller

Holiday Office Hours

The church campus will be CLOSED Monday, December 26, Tuesday, December 27 and Friday, December 30 for the Christmas holiday. The church office will be OPEN December 28 and December 29. We will reopen to regular hours on Monday, January 2, 2023. Warmest wishes for a blessed and peaceful Christmas from the staff at First Presbyterian Church.

Joining Us for Sunday Service?


We offer two services on Sunday

  • 8:30 am Traditional service in the Sanctuary
  • 11:00 am Contemporary service in Miller Commons
  • And on 5th Sundays a special Combined Worship service in the Sanctuary at 9:30 am only
We’ll continue offering our live stream for those who can’t come to church or feel safer watching from home.
Our Thursday Prayer and Praise Service is available online only.

Joining us in person? 

Session has approved the following guidelines:
  1. Mask optional for worship. Those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask are welcomed/encouraged to do so.
  2. Congregational singing has resumed.
  3. Food can be served indoors with appropriate precautions to reduce increased contact.



Our Services

Sunday, December 18, 2022

“Lessons and Carols”

Lessons and Carols
Rev. Stuart Spencer Preaching
Our lessons scripture is: Genesis 2: 4-9, Colossians 1: 15-20, Genesis 7: 1-5; 1 Peter 3: 18-21, II Samuel 7: 10-14, 16, Luke 1: 30-33, 2:4-7, Psalm 23, John 10:11-17
Advent 4
Sunday, December 11, 2022

“What are You Waiting For?”

Scripture Luke 12:22-34
Rev. Wes Allen Preaching
Advent 3, Manager Sunday
Sunday, December 4, 2022

“Now Arriving: the Kingdom”

Scripture Luke 12:22-34
Rev. Stuart Spencer
Advent 2

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 7:00 pm

The Longest Night Service

This unique service provides peace to those dealing with grief, illness, anxiety or depression this holiday season who may not feel the joy or celebration seen in others — for many reasons. 
Sunday, November 27, 2022

“The Visited Planet”

Scripture 2 Corinthians 6:3-10
Rev. Stuart Spencer Preaching
Advent 1, Communion Sunday

Join Us for Sunday School


Two Advent Small Groups

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Sunday November 27 – December 18
9:45-10:45 am in Fellowship Hall A 
Led by Wes Allen
Wednesday November 30 – December 21
7:00-8:30 pm in Room 3-4
Led by Jim Cole and Gayle Payne (see Jim Cole for book copies)
Please come to the first session having read chapters 1-2 of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Weekly Reading Breakdown:
  • Week One: Chapters 1-4
  • Week Two: Chapters 5-8
  • Week Three: Chapters 9-13
  • Week Four: Chapters 14-17

Adult Sunday School

ON HIATUS: Discovery Bible Study Class
Will begin again after The Narnian series concludes.
Come join us this week! We meet at 9:45 in Fellowship Hall AB. Everyone is welcome!

Children’s Sunday School

Join Holly Ascuitto and our wonderful teachers on Sunday mornings!
During Sunday School our children learn all about God’s love through teachings, stories and fun activities. It is a blessed time to share!

Advent Devotional Resources

Give yourself the gift of God’s presence in your life this Advent. The season of Advent prepares us for the coming of Christ. A variety of Advent devotional resources will be used this season and can be ordered from your preferred online retailer or purchased at church.
All devotionals are available to purchase in the Miller Commons lobby. Copies can also be purchased online through your preferred online retailer.

Kindling the Flame of Love: A Celtic Advent Devotional

This 40-day devotional starts on November 15th and goes through Christmas Day. You can download this free resource here: Download Kindling the Flame of Love: A Celtic Advent Devotional

Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season

This book offers 28 daily devotionals and reflections corresponding with CS Lewis’ book The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. To get the most out of this resource plan on reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Purchase your copy on Amazon.

Prophets & Promises

This short devotional offers daily scripture readings combined with short quotes to ponder, reflections and guided prayers.