First Presbyterian Church hosts an annual World Missions Conference each year. Missionaries from around the world come here to share what God is doing through their ministry. As our Church Family becomes better acquainted with our missionaries and the projects they are pursuing, church members are encouraged to be fervent intercessors for these brothers and sisters serving in cross-cultural missions, to sacrificially give financially to their support, and to personally participate.

Upcoming Conference

Conference Speaker

Dr. John Oliver, Professor Emeritus at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina

Conference Dates

Friday, February 23 – Sunday, February 25, 2017

 Missions Week will continue through Sunday, March 4th – with events celebrating the mission of FPC to love God, love others, and serve people. Paul Chinchen from African Bible Colleges will preach our closing message for Missions Week in both morning Worship Services on March 4. 

Schedule:

Friday, February 23

5:30 p.m.            Dinner in the Fellowship Hall

6:15 p.m.            Music || Children dismissed to Cornerstone

6:30 p.m.           Introduction of Mission Partners and Representatives

6:35 p.m.           Mission Partner Testimony || Salinas

Mission Partner Testimony || Bolitho

Mission Partner Testimony || Casa Hogar

7:00 p.m.          Keynote Speaker || Dr.  John Oliver || “A Regular Checkup”

 

Saturday, February 24

5:30 p.m.          Dinner in the Fellowship Hall

6:15 p.m.          Music || Children singing, then dismissed to Cornerstone

6:30 p.m.          Mission Partner Testimony || Lathrop

Mission Partner Testimony || Cozzolino

Mission Partner Testimony || William & Charisa

7:00 p.m.          Keynote Speaker || Dr. John Oliver || “What Is a Heart for Missions?”

 

Sunday, February 25

9:00 a.m.          Morning Worship Service

Introduction & Prayer for Mission Partners

Sermon “On Eagles’ Wings” || Dr. John Oliver || Faith Promise Challenge

9:30 a.m.          Bible Lesson in Cornerstone with Mission Partner

10:10 a.m.         Missionary Breakout Sessions

11:15 a.m.          Morning Worship Service

Introduction & Prayer for Mission Partners

Sermon “On Eagles’ Wings” || Dr. John Oliver || Faith Promise Challenge

11:45 a.m.          Bible Lesson in Cornerstone with Mission Partner

 

Break Out Sessions || Sunday, February 12 at 10:10 AM

African Bible Colleges || Cantebury Class
Casa Hogar || Immanuel Class
Robbie Lathrop || Gathering Place
Guillermo and Jennie Salinas || Logos Class
William and Charisa* || Covenant Class
Bob and MaryLee Bolitho || Connections Class

**Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Registration:

Meal cost: $9 adults | $5 children | $28 family max

Menus:
Friday | Lasagna, Salad, and Bread from Tea Party Time Catering + Desserts provided by FPC Members
Saturday | Barbecue, Slaw, Beans, and Chips from Fresh Air BBQ + Desserts provided by FPC Members

Registration Name(s):

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Which dates will you be attending the conference? (Please mark all that apply)
Friday, February 23rdSaturday, February 24thSunday, February 25th

Please be aware: to register your family for meals during the Missions Conference, payment must be received prior to the conference. We will not be accepting payment or reservations during the conference weekend.

**The deadline to register for meals and childcare is Monday, February 20th

 
MEALS
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CHILDCARE
Childcare is available by registration only, ages infant - 6th grade.

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Payment for conference meals can be made securely online, here – please indicate “Missions Conference” under Registration or Payments. Alternatively, you may submit payment to our church office through the offering plate or during business hours. Payment will also be accepted during conference registration on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 via cash, check, or credit card. 

Project Juembo

Our Children’s Ministry is collecting school supplies for 100 backpacks to go to Malawi this summer with Project Juembo. FPCY and our Young Adults are also collecting shoes to donate. Your help with these needs would be greatly appreciated! Learn more about the project below and contact our church office to get involved!

Missionary Apparel

Missionaries who attend our annual conference or visit throughout the year are given the opportunity to visit our Missionary Apparel Closet. To date, we have served approximately 350 missionary families through the Apparel Closet. This ministry exists to assist with the needs of missionaries and their families. Clothing items are donated by our church members and others in the community year-round and especially before the conference begins. We are pleased to allow our visiting missionaries to select from a variety of styles and types of clothing. Specific apparel sizes and needs for this year’s Missions Conference will be listed below. For more information about the Apparel Closet, click here.

Missionary Sizes:

Ladies
Dress/Pants Sizes: 4-6 and 14
Blouse/ Shirt: Small, Medium (tunic style would be helpful), Large (a winter coat would be appreciated)
Shoes: 6.5, 8.5

Men
Shirt: Large, Extra Large – Tall (a winter coat would be appreciated)
Pants: 30 x 32, 34 x 30, 34 x 32,
Shoes: 8.5, 10

Children
Clothing for ages 6-7 years (boy)
Baby clothes ages 18 months – 2 years

If you would like to donate new or almost new clothing to the Apparel Closet, please bring your items (on hangers if possible) to the Administration Office. Business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Thank you!