Church World Service: Blankets+ ProgramPlease contact Fran Hoffman if you wish to make a group contribution through the church. You may also go to the Church World Service website by clicking the LOGO above to read more about the program.
2013 Commitment Card: PLEASE COMPLETE!We serve our congregation as well as the community and its non-profit organizations. Completing the commitment card every year helps us estimate what needs to be done, and we need your help! Click the banner above to download the card.
Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12th: Vacation Bible SchoolWe’re bringing a global fair where your children will become neighbors at Everywhere Fun Fair as they explore God’s welcoming love and discover how Jesus teaches us to be great neighbors. To register, download the appropriate forms (see Vacation Bible School 2013 on the right), complete the forms, and submit them to the Church Office with payment and immunization forms before June 24, 2013.
May 2013 Tower TieThe latest Tower Tie has been posted online. Download the Acrobat file to your tablet or personal computer by clicking the image above.
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen is a More Light congregration...As a More Light congregation, the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen welcomes all who would freely serve our Lord.
Sock DriveEmily Enright, who is a State Department worker based in Afghanistan (and daughter of Susan Pierce), is asking our congregation for socks to help out the shelters and orphanages she visits. Please check your sock drawer for socks you no longer wear. We will have a laundry basket in the narthex for you to place your sock donations. Thank you!
Trip to Nicaragua to Help Build Low Income Housing: Summer 2013In Nicaragua, the second most impoverished nation in our hemisphere, there are no safety nets. When hurricanes hit this country, there is no money from the government to help their people out of the disaster. We are looking forward to helping people this summer who absolutely do not have the means to help themselves. Please HELP SUPPORT OUR GROUP from First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, who will head south this summer, and know that you will be helping a needy family put a substantial roof over their heads and a home in which to raise their family.
Rummage Sale: Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25The Annual Spring Rummage Sale will take place Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25. Click on the rustic image above to download the April 2013 Tower Tie (PAGE 8) for more information.
All Are Welcome!Have you been attending First Presbyterian Church and would like to learn more or join our congregation? We would like to hear from you! Drop by for Sunday service or send us an e-mail at email@example.com
What We Believe
(All Are Welcome!)
We are a congregation of all ages and diverse gifts, united by faith in Jesus Christ and committed to living out the Good News of his love in word and action.
[What to expect when you come to our church...]
The center and core of our faith is our commitment to God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Our faith is based on our belief that in Jesus Christ, God has good news for the world, and that our best way of living out that good news is in loving one another as Christ has loved us. Confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we shall seek to use our gifts through worship, ministry, and mission, to gather the Church in from the world, to continue to nurture one another, to serve a world still broken, and to exemplify through common values and purposes Christian discipleship to the greater glory of God.
In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expresses the faith of the Reformed tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the majesty, holiness, and providence of God, who creates, sustains, rules, and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this central affirmation of God’s sovereignty are other great themes of the Reformed tradition:
+ The election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation;
+ Covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the church according to the Word of God;
+ A faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God’s creation;
+ The recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God.
Our goal is to be a distinctly Christian, warmly loving, caringly involved, and welcoming family of faith! As a More Light congregation, the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen welcomes all who would freely serve our Lord.
In 1620, as he sent the Pilgrims on their way, Pastor John Robinson said, “We limit not the truth of God to our poor reach of mind-crude, partial, and confined. No let a new and better hope within our hearts be stirred, for God hath yet more light and truth to break forth from the Word.”
If you have any additions, questions, recommendations, or edits to this website, please e-mail Pastor Kingsley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!