Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity running January 21-27, 2019. The theme is: “Justice and only justice you shall pursue” based on Deuteronomy 16:18-20. As always, we will host noonday services (12:00 p.m.) with guest preachers from our community, followed by a sandwich lunch served in the lower hall at 12:35 p.m. A free will offering will be taken at each lunch and the proceeds will go to benefit the Salvation Army in Chatham.
This is our third year of teaming up with Evangel Community Church. Our weekday services will be held as usual at First Presbyterian Church.
We will also be gathering at Council Chambers at City Hall on Friday, Jan 26 at 7:00 p.m. to pray for the well-being of our community, and for unity among Christians. Please use the underground parking lot and take the elevator to the 2nd Floor.
As well, an evening of prayer is being hosted by Evangel Community Church on Saturday, Jan 26 at 7 p.m. Everyone is most welcome to attend.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will wrap up on
Sunday, January 27 with a service at First Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m.
Our guest speaker will be Rev. Bob Beasley.
We hope that many of you will join us at our weekday services at noon and all the other events during the week. This is after all, an event that FPC been hosting for over 90 years. It is important to join together with other Christians, and to set aside our denominational differences for the good of the church, and the world, at large. We would love to see you during this important event.
Schedule of Guest Speakers:
Mon Jan 21: Rev. Nate Van Denend, First Christian Reformed Church
Tues Jan 22: Rev. Carol Ferguson, Sprucedale United Church
Wed Jan 23: Rev. Paul McPhail, Chatham, Christian Centre
Thurs Jan 24: Rev. Mike Maroney - First Presbyterian Church
Fri Jan 25: Deacon Steve Cartier, Chatham Catholic Family of Parishes
Sun Jan 27: Final service at First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Our guest speaker is Rev. Bob Beasley
Other events at WPCU:
Fri., Jan. 25 - Prayer vigil in Council Chambers at City Hall - 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan 26 - Evening of Prayer at Evangel Community Church - 7 p.m.
Sun., Jan 27 - Praise and Worship Concert at Evangel Community Church - 7:00 p.m.