Moms are theologians. Every time your child asks you a question that starts with "Why?" your answer is theological. "Why is the sky blue?" "Why did grandpa die?" "Why is that kid mean to me?" At their core, these are theological questions. Come discover a love for theology that will shape how you answer even the toughest questions.
For more than 3 years, our church has been exploring the intersection between faith and work. This Fall, we'll launch our newest ministry effort to equip you in one of the places you spend the most time: your work.
Micah 6:8 tells us to act justly and to love mercy. What does that look like in our broken world? In this class led by Carol Hafer and local experts, we will look at some real world issues of justice and mercy and how we can respond as Christians. We will have guest speakers to touch on areas such as human trafficking, race relations, and poverty.
Come meet our friends from Madagascar! Join us for lunch, and a brief presentation and discussion about our cross-cultural partnership. Learn more about the country of Madagascar, the Malagasy people, the FJKM Church, our partnership, and how we are working together to use Business to bring transformation to this African Island. Some of our Malagasy Biblical Entrepreneurs will be here to share their personal stories. All are welcome. For details or to reserve your spot, please email Katherine Johnson or call her at 407.423.3441 x1459.
The Christ School is proud to host IROC2's (The Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication) program, "Public and Permanent." Learn about how to keep your family safe online and gain knowledge to promote the responsible use of digital tools.
A session for all parents and community members will take place on Monday, October 3, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, in Lee Fellowship Hall, at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.
October 6, 6pm-8pm
Facilitator: Carol Hafer and community mission leaders
An introduction to First Pres’ initiative in the Mercy Drive Community. Topics include: Scriptural overview for serving those in poverty, avoiding toxic charity, an overview of the Mercy Drive Community, and specific strategies for working with children and teens in this community. This course is required for those serving in the FOUR12 Student Mentoring Program or Oasis elementary program. Three different orientations are offered.
Location: Northwest Community Center
Registration: email Jenny Arrison.
How do we engage our cultural moment?
First Pres will be the downtown Orlando host for Q Commons, a two-hour live event where attendees hear fast-paced national and local talks educating them on how to thoughtfully engage their city and cultural moment.
Young At Heart continues Friday, October 14, and as we hear from Senior Pastor, Dr. David Swanson. Fellowship begins at 10:30am, and lunch is served at noon. Lunch is $8 (reservation is required). RSVP by Friday, October 7. Call Maddy Vilar at 407.423.3441 x1159. Bus transportation is provided to Westminster Towers’ residents with pick up time at 10:15am.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Hear from last year's talked-about featured speaker, musician Allen Levi and enjoy a time of fellowship that will give you a taste for what our LifeFest church family retreat is like. If you've never been to our LifeFest all-church retreat, this will be a fun way to preview the experience and make new friends. If you've been every year and can't wait to go back, this is a great opportunity to reunite and reinforce what you've learned previously.
Doors open at 6PM for our Blueberry Social; the Session kicks off at 6:30pm with the LifeFest band, the Bullfighters and Jimmy the Bull, and featuring Allen Levi.
All ages welcome; kids activities included and care for birth - 5th grade.
Cost: Free, no RSVP needed
Come share the love of Christ by serving our city! ServeDay is an opportunity for you, your family, or your small group to make a difference in our community alongside others from the First Pres community. There are a variety of projects to choose and ways to serve.
This course is presented as a two-day workshop. The Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Course is a three-part comprehensive Christian business training and discipleship curriculum for Christian business owners, entrepreneurs, and potential entrepreneurs. This course provides a strong mix of core business concepts and Christian business principles. Students learn how to identify opportunities, take calculated risks, solve problems. exercise stewardship over a business for biblical profit while developing a Christ-centered character and attitude.
Dr. Case Thorp and Carol Hafer will be taking a group to see the amazing work of the FJKM church and spend time with our Malagasy partners. This trip will focus on encouraging our Malagasy Biblical Entrepreneurs and learning about their businesses. We will also visit other ministries such as Topaza orphanage, Berhorika girls school, Ivato Seminary, and the work of our missionaries, Dan and Elizabeth Turk. (Our visit wouldn't be complete without seeing Madagascar's world-famous lemurs.)
November 1 is The Christ School Kindergarten Chat, a chance for parents to ask questions and learn more about transitioning and kindergarten readiness.
This course, led by Barbara Francis, takes a deeper look at God's redemption plan through the eyes of the Old Testament people who lived it, like Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Joshua, Rahab, David, Esther, and more. Discover the Old Testament as God's plan of redemption through history, one personal story at a time.
In a world saturated with media, how should we as Christians approach the overwhelming array of videos, music, and books that flood our senses? In this class, led by PJ Wehry, we'll examine how a theological view of history, stretching from Eden to the New Jerusalem, gives us several simple-yet-helpful ways to navigate our everyday choices to watch, listen, and create.
November 15 is The Christ School Open House, an opportunity for parents to learn more about the school and how to enroll.
First Moms is a ministry of Women Engaged, designed to equip women to live out their faith through motherhood. Join us this Fall at Winter Park's Alfond Inn for brunch and a chance to fellowship with other moms.
This course is presented as a two-day workshop. This is a Christian business training course designed to develop an understanding of practical "Mini MBA" principles as they relate to the Word of God. Topics include: Biblical Economics, Costs of Starting and Operating a Business, Business Plans, Financial Statements, Marketing and Sales, Meeting Market Need, Performing Market Research, Organizing and Registering Your Business, Biblical Management, and Financing a Kingdom Business.
Prerequisite BE I (Principles)
Celebrate the birth of Jesus and welcome women who have joined First Pres in the past year. Enjoy coffee, pastries and holiday music and hear some ways to share the good news of the season with joy. Get a preview of the upcoming Women Engaged study What Love Is, by Kelly Minter.
This is an overnight workshop for married couples. All marriages experience challenges: money concerns, family dynamics, parenting styles, and busy schedules take their toll on something that is supposed to feel like a blessed union. Even great marriages need care. They need the time, energy and grace to remember what is truly important.
This is an overnight retreat for anyone in the church. The purpose of LifeFest is to be together as a church family, be encouraged in our faith, and to retreat together! There will be fun, laughter, worship, fellowship, adventure, and teaching.
This is a week-long mission trip designed for families. The purpose of the trip is to provide a way for families to serve together for a week with our mission partner in the Dominican Republic, Mission Emanuel, and better understand God's Kingdom purpose for the church. And, to have fun together!