Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sunday Broadcasts

We are working to resolve the technical issues with Comcast regarding the Sunday, January 8 service; we appreciate your understanding. In the meantime, the service is now available on the church website at http://www.fpctusc.org/worship/sermons/ and will be rebroadcast Sunday, January 15 at 9:00 a.m. on WVUA 7, Comcast 3, Charter 4, Wireless One 52.

Worship Services Page

Friday, December 30, 2016

Spring Wednesday Evening Programs at First Presbyterian Church

Some exciting Wednesday Evening programs are planned at First Presbyterian Church during Spring 2017! Mark your calendars for these great upcoming events!
Come meet our new pastor Rev. Michael Bailey on January 11, 18, and 25! You are invited to attend the "Pastor Coffee Chats" on February 1, 8, 15, and 22 as well. Take a look at the full line-up of Wednesday Evening Programs planned for Spring. 
Ladies, mark your calendars and please join us for "Craving Time", a four-week study that will transform our perspective on time and help us to discover how to live an abundant and full life!
We hope to see you here!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Alternative Gift Market Update!

Tuscaloosa County Mission Committee reports that Alternative Gift Market donations amounted to over three thousand two hundred dollars with the following donations made to these community partners: 

YMCA $105

The Tuscaloosa County Mission Committee thanks all those who donated to these ministries within our community!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Highlights of Mature Members Christmas Luncheon, December 6 at First Presbyterian Church!

On December 6, a Christmas Luncheon was held in honor of all Mature Members at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Bailey and Rev. Sellers spoke to the Mature Members and wished them a very Merry Christmas! Mature Members were treated to a Holiday meal and great entertainment!
Mature Members had a wonderful time of fun, great fellowship, and good food. The Christmas Luncheon attendees were treated to excellent entertainment by First Presbyterian Organist Jeff Binford. Jeff played a collection of popular Christmas Carols as Mature Members sung along. Everyone had an excellent time!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Letter to the Congregation by Rev. Michael Bailey

Dear friends,

What will it be like when he gets here?  Is he going to fit in around here?  Will he value the things we value?  Is he going to be a progressive or a conservative or will we even be able to tell?  Is he going to emphasize salvation or doing justice?  Will he challenge us?  Will he affirm us?  Is he going to ask us to change a bunch of stuff?   Will we want to hang out with him or have him over to the house?  Will we even like him???!!!

I wonder if any of these questions have been pondered by Presbyterians in Tuscaloosa recently? It would be understandable if you have. It would even be appropriate to have such wonderings.  And I even hope you have been thinking about such things as you anticipate and look forward to the long-awaited arrival.

If you have not yet pondered these and other related questions, this would be a good time to start. In fact, the church has designated this time as a season for pondering this arrival - a season for waiting, reflecting, anticipating, and looking forward to his long awaited arrival. It's called Advent.
I hope you will make the most of the season that is upon us that invites us into the ancient practice of being still and waiting; of hoping and anticipating the fulfillment of all that has been promised; of preparing for the coming of the Lord.  There are many opportunities you can read about in this publication that will help with that aim.  There are many other opportunities out there that won’t help much at all.  I pray you choose wisely and make the most of the opportunities God will provide in this Sacred Season.    

Please know that the Bailey family is so glad to finally be here to enjoy this season (and beyond) with you.  We look forward to meeting you all and joining in ministry with you in the name and for the sake of the One whose coming we celebrate and anticipate. 

With sincere hopes and prayers for Advent blessings for you and yours, I am pleased to now be…

                                                On the Journey with you,
 Rev. Michael R. Bailey

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fifth Sunday Brunch

Mark your calendars for the Fifth Sunday Brunch on Sunday, October 30, 9:30-10:45 
in the Family Life Center! 

This for the whole family! 
There will be a scavenger hunt (with PRIZES!!!) for children and youth! 

Good food and fellowship and lots of information on church groups and ministries!

Get Plugged In!

'Angel Tree 2016' by Becky Compton

Angel Tree 2016

Presbyterian Women will once again provide our congregation with an opportunity to bring joy to those less fortunate this Christmas season with our
Angel Tree Mission Project
Please visit our tables in Warner Hall on Nov. 13th and Nov. 20nd and select your angel.  Make sure to register it with our PW members.  Return your wrapped gifts with the angel tag to the Family Life Center before Noon on December 4th.  Presbyterian Women and Men will deliver your gifts the following day.  We will be serving 150 children this year.
In the spirit of fairness to all of our angels, we are striving to have each child receive gifts with a total value of $75 - $100.  If you prefer to spend less than this, please consider “sharing” an angel with a friend or family member.  If you would like to spend more, please consider adopting more than one angel.  Also for those who would like to participate, but do not want to shop and wrap, monetary donations in any amount are welcomed and a PW member will be happy to shop and wrap for you.  
Deadline for monetary donations is November 20nd with checks payable to PW.
Thank you!
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.