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Slideshow of FPCG Trip to Puerto Rico

Posted on 04 Oct 2018. By

On 9/23/18, a service of worship was held to share the experiences of the FPCG team that traveled this summer on a mission trip to Puerto Rico.

This slideshow presents the experience in photos. The music that accompanies the video was played during the Offering by Tony Thurman.

 

 

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FPCG Mission Trip to Puerto Rico: July 2018

Posted on 30 Jul 2018. By

On July 21-29th, A team of 22 FPCG church members and friends traveled to the town of Anasco, Puerto Rico.

The purpose of the trip was to work at the Presbyterian Church in Anasco (Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana en Añasco, or PIPA), which has been designated as a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) site following the devastating hurricane Maria which caused major damage throughout Puerto Rico in 2017.  Specifically, the team worked to repair and paint spaces that will be used to provide food, other supplies, and social services to the Anasco community. In addition, part of the team included physicians that worked with the local medical clinic to provide medical support services. FPCG Director of Christian Education Christian Heyer-Rivera and his wife Sheila, who is from Puerto Rico, led the trip. Prior to travel, the team held several fundraising events which were generously supported by the FPCG community.

Through the efforts of the team and the gracious hospitality of PIPA led by Ada Lis Luciano Andújar, the trip was very successful.

This page will be updated with more information and photos.

More information and photos are available on the FPCG Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FPCGermantown/?ref=bookmarks

Here are pictures of some of the team departing PIPA and returning to FPCG. Other team members traveled home separately.

The contributions of ALL are acknowledged with heartfelt thanks.

Translated Caption:  “See you soon!”  “God Bless you all…”

 

 

 

 

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Installation Service For Rev. Rebecca Segers

Posted on 19 Apr 2018. By

On April 29, 2018, The Reverend Rebecca Segers was installed as Pastor behalf of the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown.

The installation was a joint service of the Presbytery of Philadelphia and the Congregation of the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown.

CLICK HERE for the Installation Bulletin

CLICK HERE for VIDEOS from the Installation Service

We were extremely honored to have the The Reverend Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City, preaching the sermon for this service.

CLICK HERE for an audio version of the sermon by the Rev. Dr. James Forbes

The service included joyous music sung by the FPCG Chancel Choir and Gospel Choir, the Keystone State Boychoir and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, and worship through liturgical dance.

A reception followed the worship service.

Congratulations to Rev. Rebecca Segers as she has now officially joined us in ministry !!

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Brahms Festival Concert

Posted on 17 Mar 2018. By

Please join us on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in person of via Internet livestream broadcast of our Brahms Festival Concert presented by the Germantown Oratorio Choir. Click here for complete details.

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FPCG Welcomes New Pastor Rev. Rebecca Segers!!!

Posted on 11 Feb 2018. By

We warmly welcome our new pastor, the Reverend Rebecca Segers. Our congregation is excited and enthusiastic that Rev. Segers will be joining us and leading us in ministry. Rev. Segers starts at FPCG on Thursday, February 15 and her first sermon as Pastor will be on Sunday, February 18.

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Messiah Concert Live Stream

Posted on 26 Nov 2017. By

The Germantown Oratorio Choir & Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. F. Anthony Thurman, will present a concert of excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, an oratorio in three parts, on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. The concert will feature award winning soloists Evelyn Santiago, soprano; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo soprano; David Kellett, tenor; and Robert Phillips, baritone. The concert is open to the public. A free-will offering is requested.

Those unable to attend in person can participate from a distance via Internet livestream. Visit www.fpcgermantown.org/Messiah-2017 for complete concert details.

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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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