First Press – January 16, 2020

Dear Members and Friends,             I began a series of sermons last Sunday about aging. Here are three references I have found informative. Aging Together: Dimentia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden, 2011.  Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor’s Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a […]

First Press – January 9, 2020

First Press – January 9, 2020 Dear Members and Friends,             Nancy Redmond leaves for several weeks of vacation Monday. Her presence will be missed here at church, in worship leadership, and in her home and hospital visiting. A PLACE FOR YOU TO DO MINISTRY             The next most important item is to emphasize how […]

First Press – January 3, 2020

First Press January 2, 2020   Dear Members and Friends,                  This Sunday will include a Service of Ordination and Installation of deacons and ruling elders. These are the people you have elected to leadership in our congregation.                  We will have a reception to honor deacons and ruling elders whose terms of […]

Weekly Contact – December 19, 2019

Dear Members and Friends,              Christmas does touch different people in different ways. One person may be anticipating reunion and reconciliation with an important person in their life. Another may have a hole in their heart due to the death of someone they dearly treasured. Yet another may have sustained an injury and feel quite […]

Weekly Contact – December 5, 2019

 SUNDAY WORSHIP       The children have been learning about the elements of worship and worship leadership in preparation for worship this Sunday. They will handle everything but playing the organ and delivering the sermon.  Come a few minutes early to hear the Brass Ensemble.        ELECTION OF DEACONS AND ELDERS after worship. And the nominees […]

Weekly Contact–November 27, 2019

Dear Members and Friends,   “Why did you come to Marion?” is a question I have heard many times. I think another question precedes this one. “Why was I interested in having conversation with the interim pastor search committee?”   The answer is “Internally Nurturing – Externally Serving.” So often information about congregations demonstrate such […]

Weekly Contact – November 21, 2019

            This is Christ the King Sunday. Music and a procession will support this special day. As you look forward to worship, remember these six items:             Sign up for the church picture directory at                      https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b2915yly/10             Pancake breakfast served by the youth this Sunday, Nov. 24             Support the Angel Tree (Social Hall) […]

FPCM Poinsettias

As in past years, Christmas poinsettia plants may be purchased in memory or in honor of a loved one.  These will be placed in the sanctuary in mid-December.  The cost of the poinsettias are $11.  You may call the office to place your order, or complete the order form which will appear in the next […]