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SUNDAY – Worship @ 10 a.m.
Join us for the SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT on December 4! Pastor Laurie Hartzell leads us in worship and preaches on “Waiting,” with the story of the Parable of the Ten Virgins from Matthew 25. As we continue to strengthen our “spiritual waiting muscles.” Come join us!  Absolutely everyone is welcome! Really!

“We are wise if we can hold onto the faith deep into the night, and even if we see no bridegroom coming, wait for the promised victory of God.” —Rev. Thomas Long

 This week’s  BULLETIN is Right Here.

NEW! Weekly Announcements now on the web site! Check them out HERE.

Upcoming Events? We got those right HERE on the Calendar.

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Please join us Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Or come to enjoy a community supper Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. We are a small but strong group of believers who are committed to spreading the Word and Deed of Christ in our neighborhoods, both near the church building and near our homes. We hold strongly to the commandments
of Jesus to Love the Lord with All Our Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength…and to Love Our Neighbor as Ourself. Worship with us, Neighbor.

475 Green Street
P.O. Box 186
Benton Harbor, MI 49023

Phone: (269) 925-7075
Email: firstpresBH@gmail.com

Worship Time: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mornings
Pastor:  Rev. Laurie Hartzell
Musician: Susan Burkholz
Choir Director: Nancy Thompson
Mission Resident/Youth Leader: Julie Brien
Church Secretary:  OPEN
Education Director: Jennifer Van Beek
Clerk of Session: Jeannette Holton
Board of Trustees President: Daniel Van Beek

Church Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday & Friday – Office closed

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Our Mission Statement (adopted 1993, reaffirmed 2011):
We of First Presbyterian Church are a small family of believers committed to bridging the gulf of racial and class separation. As part of the Body of Christ in Benton Harobr and acknowledging Christ’s claims on our lives, our congregation is called to proclaim the gospel and witness Christ’s love, both within the community of faith and in our larger community. In doing this, we will share our faith with openness, love, warmth, and respect for the dignity and individuality of all people; we willl welcome and value diversity; we will strive to meet the needs of people in our community for sustenance and nurturing; and we will seek to deepen and broaden our own faith as we journey.

Roots Down, Branches Out