First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Monday, October 28, 2013

Script 167


More opportunities:

1. Pastor David Bateman, who served St. John's UCC so faithfully as an interim, will be ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament(s) on 11/10 at Rollo Congregational UCC in Earlville, Illinois at 3:00 p.m.  David has many friends in our immediate family of faith; and if you would like to be a part of a love gift, please forward a check/cash to us designated to celebrate his ordination and we will make sure that it arrives in Earlville for the blessed moment.  Parenthetically, a member of First's staff, recommended David to Blackhawk Presbytery and he will begin as the interim at Oregon Presbyterian Church in the next few weeks.

2. Don't forget donations to our Compassion Closet!  We praise the Lord for the privilege of this special Matthew 25 partnership with St. James!  More and more and more folks are being blessed daily by the saints at St. James and First.  If you would like more information about our CC's outreach, click on and read the bulletins/newsletters.

3. Just a reminder to check out opportunities 1 and 2 listed below!

4. An interesting employment opportunity has been presented to me by the President of Recon Marketing Group.  If you've ever been to Sam's and, like me, grazed the freebies, RMG handles the hawking and they're looking for new employees.  I was surprised by how much they're paying!  If interested, I have given the P's business cards to Karen and you can pick up one!

5. Our October mission of the month - 5 giving days left - is  Help support great shows by Alexandra, Kathie, Bill, Fred, Scott, Tim, and many other members of our family of faith along with a global/national cast that honors Jesus!  As our government and public schools shut Him out, you can help bring Him back to mind in a 2 Chronicles 7:14 kinda way!

Blessings and Love!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Script #166


Two immediate opportunities:

1. You remember Bob Hecox!  He was a faithful member of our family of faith who has gone home to Jesus.  Well, his granddaughter, Alyrica Hecox, will be going to Peru as part of a mission team from Taylor University in cooperation with Vision Trust and Hogar Casa Luz which is a safe haven for newborns to 12th graders.  The mission team will provide Bible studies, VBS, activities, Biblical purity training for teens, health assessments and hygiene training, work projects, and homestays with church families.  The team of 15 must raise $36,450 for airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals, and ministry supplies.  All funds must be received by December 6, 2013 for the team's missionary journey on January 7-28, 2014.  If the Lord is nudging you to help support this mission effort for the glory of Jesus, please send a tax deductible contribution/check to "First Presbyterian Church" and designate it for "Alyrica Hecox Peru Mission Team" asap.  We will then send one check to Taylor University in the official envelope provided for us. 

2. Commencing 10/9/13, next Wednesday, our family of faith will host Presbyterian Elders in Prayer's Mountaintop Cell(ular) Ministry in our sanctuary from noon - 3:00 p.m. to commune with the Lord with special emphasis on presenting intercessions to Him as introduced to us from around the country along with our family of faith and surrounding target ministry area via prayer requests forwarded to or left on our prayer line at 815-544-3535.  Please do not hit "reply' to this e-mail to leave prayer requests.  The prayer list will be confidential.  The prayer line often includes a very brief salt/light devotional.  While anyone who wants to pray in the sanctuary is welcome, this is an international/national/local/congregational ministry of Presbyterian Elders in Prayer (PEP) hosted by First and led by the Holy Spirit through a board member of PEP and most normally its executive director.

Blessings and Love!