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Philadelphia, PA 19144

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A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance

Posted on 04 Oct 2017. By

This fall the Woodmere Art Museum will present a large-scale exhibition of the work of Violet Oakley (1874-1961), the first in more three decades. The exhibition will focus on the artist’s public commissions, which are rarely seen because of their fixed locations in civic buildings, churches, schools, and private residences. Studies for commissions that span Oakley’s fifty-year career will include her work at the Pennsylvania State Capitol and the Great Women of the Bible series here at First Church. Join art historians and guests from Woodmere on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 2-4 p.m. in the Jennings Room. The exhibition runs September 30, 2017-January 21, 2018. For more information, visit woodmereartmuseum.org or call 215-247-0476. Visit Woodmere for free on Sundays.

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Messiah rehearsals begin Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on 04 Oct 2017. By

The Germantown Oratorio Choir will perform Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. in the church Sanctuary, beginning Oct. 31. Members and friends of First Church, neighboring choirs, and musicians from the greater Germantown community are invited to participate. There is no audition required, but the ability to read music, the talent to sing in tune and in time, and the commitment to be faithful to the rehearsal schedule are expected. For more information or to participate, phone 215-843-8811 or  e-mail [email protected]

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Song Recital, Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4

Posted on 13 Sep 2017. By

Please join us on Sunday, October 1 at 4 p.m. for a Song Recital to inaugurate the Barbara Russell Memorial Piano in the Jennings Room.  Evelyn Santiago, soprano; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo soprano; and Ted W. Barr, piano, will present a program of sacred songs, opera, and musical theater. The performance is free and open to the public. A free-will offering is requested.

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All-Church Picnic

Posted on 13 Sep 2017. By

The annual First Presbyterian Church in Germantown picnic/barbecue sponsored by the Congregational Development and Fellowship Committee (CDFC) will take place, rain or shine, after worship on Sunday, September 24. Members and friends of First Church are invited to contribute a side dish, salad or another choice, fruit, and/or dessert item, ready for serving for this event. The Christian Education Committee will again provide the fun activities. Please see Delores Solomon, Chair of CDFC, or any member of the committee to volunteer. Especially needed are volunteers to grill hot dogs (beef) and burgers (beef, turkey and vegan).

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FPCG Choir Season Has Begun

Posted on 13 Sep 2017. By

We are excited to announce expanded opportunities for youth and adults to participate in the music ministry of First Church. Sing to the Lord a new song!

The Gospel Choir, led by Sara Carter-Blanford, rehearses on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, and sings during worship on the first Sunday of each month. For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].

A new Children’s Choir, led by Evelyn Santiago, rehearses on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room, beginning Sept. 14. For information or to participate, please e-mail [email protected].

Voices in Bronze, our handbell choir led by Evelyn Santiago, rehearses on Thursdays at 7:45 p.m. in the Choir Room, beginning Sept. 14. For information or to participate, please e-mail [email protected].

The Chancel Choir meets on Sundays at 9 a.m. to warm up and rehearses following worship from 11:30-12:30 in the Choir Room. For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].

The Germantown Oratorio Choir, our community concert choir, will rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the Sanctuary from 7:30-9 p.m., beginning Oct. 31. The first concert will be Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. A second concert, the Brahms Requiem, is planned for Sunday, March 18, 2018. For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].

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Messiah Rehearsals Have Begun

Posted on 08 Nov 2016. By

Weekly rehearsals for the Messiah concert are underway. Please view our Messiah Concert page for more information. This concert is sponsored, in part, by:

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Piano Dedication

Posted on 04 Oct 2016. By

The Linda Leube Memorial Concert Piano will be dedicated during worship on Sunday, October 23. An inaugural piano recital will be planned in the spring.

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All-Church Barbecue

Posted on 05 Sep 2016. By

The annual FPCG barbecue sponsored by the Congregational Development and Fellowship Committee (CDFC) will take place, rain or shine, after worship on next Sunday, September 11th. Members and friends of First Church are invited to contribute a side dish, salad or another choice, fruit, and/or dessert item, ready for serving for this event. The Christian Education Committee will again provide the fun activities. Please see Delores Solomon, Chair of CDFC or any member of the Committee for help.

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FPCG Choir Season Opens

Posted on 25 Aug 2016. By

The 2016-2017 FPCG choir season begins in September. If you would like to express your faith through music, please think about finding a place for yourself in one of our choirs.

The FPCG Gospel Choir, led by Sara Carter-Branford, will resume Thursday evening rehearsals on August 25 at 6:30. The choir will sing in worship on Sunday, September 4, and on the first Sunday of each month thereafter through June. For information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].

The Chancel Choir will have a special rehearsal on Saturday, September 10, from 1-3 p.m., and will return to singing weekly in worship on Sunday, September 11. The Chancel Choir will meet at 9 a.m. on Sundays mornings and will rehearse from 11:30-12:30 following worship. The Oratorio Choir will rehearse on Wednesday evenings in November from 7:30-9 p.m. in preparation for the Messiah concert on Sunday, December 4. For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected].

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2016 Crossroads Concert Series

Posted on 19 Feb 2016. By

First Pres is excited to announce our new Crossroads Concert Series. Concerts are FREE with free will offering taken. Performances begin at 3pm. We hope you will join us!

Vocal Concert with Delaware Valley Opera Company- March 13, 2016

Jazz Concert- April 10, 2016

Gospel Choir Sing-Off- May 22, 12016

2016 Crossroads Concert Series

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