As believers we know that we will spend eternity worshiping God. My prayer is that our worship here is practice for that and that we will encounter the Living God in each worship service.
We gather at both traditional and contemporary services to honor and glorify God, hear the Word boldly preached, pray, and join together as one to praise Him in song. That "song" includes congregational singing, worship bands, organ, brass, bells, adult and children's choir, drama and orchestra as we seek to give Him the glory. One day, "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord". Until that day... Soli Deo Gloria! (To God Alone be the Glory!)
Drama Ministry at FPC is led by dedicated volunteers. This group presents short dramas occasionally through-out the year to enhance worship and sermons. Contact Dr. Julie Carter if you are interested in participating in the Drama ministry.
"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising god and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests." Luke 2:13-14.
Choral Music Ministries
Choir is a great entry point for singers seeking to get involved and is open to singers high school age through adult. Lend your voice, talents and time to bless our church and community through song. Rehearsals are 9:40 - 10:50 in the Music Room, September thru May.
We sing music of many styles, learn to improve our singing abilities and we are a warm community of believers who pray for one another regularly. New singers are welcome to join us, and non-church members are welcome. Choose from several short sessions:
- Winter Choir (January 6 - February 24)
- Easter Choir (February 17 - April 21)
- Spring Choir (April 28 - May 26)
Instrumental Music Ministry
Joyful Ringers share Christ through music at First Presbyterian Church and in community events. We learn bell ringing techniques and music fundamentals. The ensemble will resume rehearsals Tuesday, September 4 at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary. For more information call Nancy Holly (559) 285-3993
Brass Ensemble consists of interested trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba players. The players in the ensemble come from the church membership, as well as from the local musical community. We rehearse from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning in the Music Room. We welcome any interested brass players to join us! The brass are directed by Roger Ambriz (209-409-4772). Fall rehearsals begin September 9th.
Children's Music Ministry
Full Court Pres is for children in grades 3-6. They meet on Sunday mornings from approximately 11:15 - 12:15 in the Music Room. Our goal is to worship God through our songs. We emphasize working as a group, proper tone production, and some basic music and rhythm skills. Full Court Pres sings in church 4-5 times a year and presents a musical annually. Full Court Pres is directed by Matthew Scott. Fall rehearsals begin September 9th.
Children begin 2nd service with their parents and are excused at the same time as Kids Alive early in the service.
Create a welcoming environment for bringing people close to the heart of God in worship with your sound, lighting, screen or video skills. We are currently looking for one additional Screen Technician for First Service.
Mission Statement: To serve the ministry and the people of FPC as hosts for our Worship gatherings, creating a welcoming and loving atmosphere where people can connect with Jesus and others in a real and personal way. To love and serve everyone that arrives on our campus, doing whatever is necessary to enhance each person’s worship and fellowship experience.
Purpose of Team Members:
Link Crew Members are the hosts on the sidewalk, lawn, welcome center/coffee cart, patio and sometimes parking lot that welcome, direct, guide and serve those attending, paying special attention to anticipating the needs of guests and newcomers.
Greeters are the hosts at the doors offering a warm and personal greeting, providing a friendly presence and also anticipating the needs of guests and newcomers.
Ushers are the hosts of the worship experience, providing yet another warm and friendly greeting. They also provide direction, information and assistance; insure that guests receive a bulletin; communicate expectations regarding food, beverages, noise & the proper time to enter after the service has started; direct guests to open seating; collect the offering; attend to issues or disruptions during the service such as room temperature, odd behavior and/or medical emergencies; and insure that the Sanctuary is prepared for the service.
For more information on these ministries, please contact:
Link Crew: Terry Jaurena
Greeters: Rosemary Avery
Ushers: Julie Carter