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Joint Congregation Worship Schedule

Join our United Congregations for Worship on Sundays at 10am.

Summer Worship will continue in Miles Hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown at through September 2nd.

Worship will return to the Levittown Sanctuary on September 9th. through the last Sunday in September.

Worship will begin at the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa on

Sunday, October 7th. at 10:00am.

 

Come & Worship

 

Girl’s Night Out – Wed – August 29th. @ 6:00pm

Girl’s Night Out

Wednesday, August 29th @ 6pm

Hosted at the home of Feiona Churaman.  Feiona’s address can be found in the Massapequa directory or call either church office.

The signup sheet is in the Narthex.

World Communion Sunday Worship Service, October 2 at 10am

World_Communion_Sunday 2014World Communion Sunday Worship Service , October 2 at 10am

Please join us for World Communion Sunday.  Our member Linda Downs will make a presentation during the worship service.  Linda will talk about her experiences donating her time and expertise as a surgical nurse for the charity organization “Dream Ministries” in the Dominican Republic. The Joint Mission Team thanks Linda for sharing her life saving experiences.

FPC is hosting a multi cultural  potluck meal following worship in Miles Hall.  Beverages and dessert will be provided. Sign up to bring a cultural themed dish!

 

Ash Wednesday Service, February 10 at 7:00pm

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Please join the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown for Ash Wednesday Worship Service, February 10th. at 7:00pm.  All are welcome to Meet God & Friends Here!

Pastor’s Post for December 2015

Dear friends:

Well, here we go again with this “war on Christmas” thing.  How dare Starbucks change the design of its holiday cups!!  What were those shopping mall managers thinking when they took the Christmas trees out of the backdrop for Santa!  It is easy to make fun of such silly criticisms, but behind these rather extreme points of view about the danger of Christmas slipping away, you can sense an authentic anxiety about growing secularism in the culture.  It’s not so much that we are losing Christmas but that we are losing touch with the sacred.  People are looking for meaning and fulfillment in all the wrong places, while houses of worship gather dust.

There’s that old cliché phrase we use sometimes:  “Is nothing sacred?”  We could ask that again today, in light of the overwhelming commercialization and secularization of holidays in general, Christmas being exhibit numero uno.  Have we abandoned all sense of purpose beyond our own material enrichment?  Is it finally true that he or she who dies with the most toys is the winner?

I’d like us to take a step back this year and re-discover Christmas by studying the sacred texts in which all of our yuletide traditions are rooted.  How did lowly shepherds find their way into the story, along with high born kings, or sages from the East?  What do the Christmas stories tell us about Jesus Christ himself?   What does it mean to “believe” and to “have faith in” these stories today?   And, perhaps most important, what would be an appropriate and meaningful way to observe Christmas that would help us restore its place in our spiritual lives?  Please join me for three evenings of discussion:  Wednesdays, December 2, 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Massapequa Church.

Pastor Lou

Pastor’s Post for November 2015

From the Pastor

Dear friends:

As we look forward to the holidays, the traditional time of generosity and openhandedness, I hope the members of Levittown church will be especially thoughtful in finding ways to share the peace and joy of the season with your new companions on the pilgrim way from Massapequa Church. Advent is the time we celebrate God breaking into history and into our lives in order to begin a wonderful new work in us. So in the spirit of Advent, you should be looking forward to transforming old ways of doing things into new rituals of friendship and new program partnerships.

Between now and Thanksgiving, there are yet four opportunities for small group meetings with me. These “ice cream socials” are listed elsewhere in this issue. They are open to people from both congregations, and I hope they will afford an opportunity to meet not just me but some of your new partners from Massapequa Church. Please sign up for one.

During Advent, I will offer a three-session Bible study series on the different Christmas stories as found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and the “non-Christmas” stories of Mark and John. In the spirit of Christian brothers and sisters coming together, we will see how the two stories of Matthew and Luke each have their own message, and how they have been joined over the centuries by the church into a powerful combined narrative. This synergistic combining of two Biblical traditions may provide insights for us as we begin the process of weaving together the traditions of our two congregations. Each study session will also provide time to pray together.

I am still deciding about when to do the Advent Bible studies: daytime? Evening? Day of the week? Please let me know your personal preferences. If necessary, we will conduct day and evening repeat sessions.

My family and I wish you all a joyous Thanksgiving with your loved ones. – Pastor Lou