Sunday Worship Service
The Christian Education Committee develops and supervises the educational programs of our church. This includes selecting curriculum, recruiting volunteers and planning special events like the Senior Breakfast for our graduating seniors and their families.
First Presbyterian Church of Portland, IN has several committees which strive to provide an exceptional place to worship God for everyone. One of these committees is the Worship & Music Committee. The Worship & Music Committee plans regular and special worship services in conjunction with the music staff and pastor. Other responsibilities include arranging substitutes for when the pastor is away, approval of baptisms, scheduling lay readers, ushers, communion servers and other responsibilities also. We members invite you to take part in our worship service every Sunday Morning from 9:30 AM ~ 10:30 AM. The Worship and Music committees welcome your input.
The Shepherding program has been created to establish care teams of one elder and one deacon. The purpose of the care teams is to strengthen member care and help us to stay in touch with our entire church family, allowing us to minister to those who need help spiritually and physically.
The Deacons have various jobs that they are responsible for: The Deacons prepare communion for the First Sunday of each month, and also for special services such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Service and Christmas Eve Service. The Deacons take care of condolence dinners, Ash Wednesday breakfast and provide food for the Senior Breakfast. The Deacons also decorate the sanctuary, maintain the kitchen and organize the church library. The Deacons willingly take charge of memorials, scholarships, visitation of shut-ins, and the ushering schedule.
Our association has existed for over sixty years. Our purpose/mission provides the basis for our yearly programs and budget. The purpose reads as follows.
Forgiven and Freed by God in Jesus Christ...We Commit Ourselves: To Nurture Our Faith Through Prayer and Bible Study.
The Miriam Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month September through June at 1:00 p.m. The Evening Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month September through June at 6:30 p.m. Two Women's Gatherings are held each year and include a program, business meeting, and fellowship.
To Support the Mission of the Church worldwide.
Money from the Angie Wilson Fund is used to support Whitewater Valley Worldwide Missions and Women in the Synod. The members contribute to Least Coin, Thank Offering, and Birthday Offering.
To Work for Justice and Peace; and to Build an Inclusive, Caring Community of Women that Strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Witnesses to the Promise of God's Kingdom
The members support various local missions.
402 North Ship Street
Portland, IN 47371