The evening before His crucifixion, Jesus gathered His friends and gave them a new command, 

“Love one another as I have loved you.”

The newness of this command is found not in the command to love, but in the type of love we are to give. We are to love as Jesus loved. As a community of faith, we believe it is imperative that we love one another as Jesus loved. In our life together, we seek to build a community in which we honor one another, encourage one another, forgive one another, and bear one another’s burdens.

At FPC, we believe the church should be a special community of faith where love, mercy, dignity, and grace abound. A place where there are no strangers and everyone feels connected, known, valued, and loved. We are committed to creating and sustaining such a community of faith.

The Deacon Ministry is to nurture and serve the church through such activities as new member assimilation, church social functions, and, in general, being the caregivers of the congregation. At times, the Session may give them special duties that relate to caring for the congregation. First Presbyterian Church has eight Deacons who serve three year terms.  The election of new Deacons occurs in summer so they may be in place when the September programs begin. Deacons meet monthly to plan and pray for the congregation.