The Book Club of First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor is excited to announce its upcoming book: Searching for Sunday, by Rachel Held Evans.

Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn’t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals–to her, it was beginning to feel like church culture was too far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing Evans back to church.

Evans found herself wanting to better understand the church and find her place within it, so she set out on a new adventure. Within the pages of Searching for Sunday, Evans catalogs her journey as she loves, leaves, and finds the church once again.  

Evans tells the story of her faith through the lens of seven sacraments of the Catholic church–baptism, confession, holy orders, communion, confirmation, the anointing of the sick, and marriage–to teach us the essential truths about what she’s learned along the way.

Discussion of this book will be June 12 at noon at the church. A light lunch will be provided. Join us!

If you are interested in joining our Book Club, please let Pastor Sheth or Jan Ackerson know. If you need a book, please let Jan know that as well ASAP so she can order you one.

Hope to see you on June 12!

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday services will take place on April 6th at 6:30 p.m. at Fairplain Presbyterian Church. We hope you can make some room in your schedule for this special service.


Every Sunday
Choir practice 9:15 a.m.
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

Every Monday
Pastor Sheth office hours 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Church office hours 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Every Tuesday 
Bible Study 10:00 a.m. @ the church
Pastor Sheth office hours 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Pub Theology 7:30 @The Livery

Every Wednesday
Pastor Sheth office hours by appointment
Church office hours 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Every Thursday 
Pastor Sheth office hours by appointment
Church office hours 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Every Friday
Pastor Sheth’s Sabbath–please contact only for emergencies

3rd Wednesday of each month
Session meeting 6:30 p.m. @ the church