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2017 Church News

What an amazing week! It took an unbelievable amount of talent, time and energy...not to mention a great many volunteers to make VBS 2017 such a wonderful week.  "Maker Fun Factory" was a great way to explore God's creation.  We are looking forward to 2018!

Summer Stone Soup
It was decided to offer Stone Soup dinners this summer.  The July meal was a summer time feast of hot dogs, beans, salads, chips and dessert while in August the crew offered a different approach with a drive up, bag dinner of sandwiches, fruit, chips, and water bottle.

Summer Taize Worship
Four Taize worship services were held in July and August offering a quiet, meditative time of song and prayer.

Flat Jesus
During the summer folks shared their adventures away from church by capturing Flat Jesus in a picture, which are on display in the Fellowship Hall.  Awards were presented on September 10 for different categories at which time the Psalm sermon series concluded.

New Changes
By the beginning of summer we had new carpet installed in the church dining room.  And we now have a brand new North State Street entrance which allows for covered steps leading into the church. 

Recognition Day!
June 18 was a busy day! At our Sunday school recognition time we acknowledged our Sunday school children and teacher.  Then we had some fun with Crazy Hat Day with Phyllis Rohr taking the hat! And then we ended our time together with our annual ice cream social.

Summer Sermon Series on Psalms
This summer we enjoyed a sermon series on the Psalms.  We explored how the Psalms draw in the natural world and the depth of emotions we experience as humans.  Each week our sanctuary provided us with a visual and physical representation of the Psalms. 

Summer Sunday School
Our Sunday school continued through the summer allowing our children to learn and explore their faith.

On June 4 we celebrated the birthday of the church with kites that we each decorated. 

Meditation Wellness Retreat
A Meditation Wellness Retreat was held at church on May 20 which brought lite relaxation exercises into the meditation process. 

Spring Clean Up Day
On May 13 a major Spring Clean Up Day was held helping us get our "houses in order".

Holy Humor Sunday Service
The Sunday following Easter we enjoyed worship by having Holy Humor Sunday. This special service was enjoyed by many. A special treat was the sermon which was delivered by Pastor Laurie and her sister, Rev. Dr. Cindy Parker.

Installation of Pastor
The Installation of the 31st. pastor at First Presbyterian Church was celebrated on April 23.  Rev. Laurie Sponaugle officially became our pastor, although she has been serving us since the beginning on December.  This special time in the life of our church concluded with a fellowship time.

One Great Hour of Sharing
On Palm Sunday we finished receiving donations toward the One Great Hour of Sharing.  Our children participated by collecting a noisy offering on Sundays and because the generosity of our congregation we have collected around $1,137.16.  Thank you!

First Presbyterian Church of Lowville • A member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
7707 N. State Street, Lowville, New York 13367 • officepreslow@gmail • 315-376-3631