Our Church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need pastorally. We would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship. When you visit our church, you will find a caring congregation that will gladly welcome you, preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God, ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age, and a corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship.
Our mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to be an oasis of God's love.
First Presbyterian Church Sweetwater, Texas
Celebrates 134 Years of Ministry and
Service to Our Lord Jesus Christ
Sunday, August 23, 2015
9:30 AM: Sunday School - Adults, middle school & high school youth in Fellowship Hall, Elliott Powell Ministry.
Pre-school through 5th grade, upstairs.
10:45 AM: Worship, Elliott Powell Ministry
11:45 AM: Celebration Pot Luck Luncheon
This joyous celebration will feature Elliott Powell, a Christian music artist and ordained Presbyterian minister. Elliott travels the world, most recently completing his Holy Land Tour in Jerusalem and Israel. We invite everyone to come enjoy his comforting and powerful music as we celebrate a new school year and 134 years of our church’s existence.
Visit Elliott Powell's website for more information about his ministry.
Listen to the music of Elliott Powell's Ministry.
A huge "THANK YOU" to all the volunteers who helped with Feed the Kids. Our members made cookies, brisket for sandwiches, prepared the meals, helped with crafts, led singing, told Bible stories and were group leaders. Here are pictures of the week.
Vacation Bible School for the children was held Saturday, July 18th at Highland Heights Methodist Church. We had a wonderful time spending "A Day in Galilee" with the children, youth and adults. Thank you to all the volunteers! See all the happenings on the photo page.
Sunday School classes for all ages meet each Sunday. Everyone meets in the fellowship for Fellowship and Doughnuts at 9:30am.
Sunday School will not meet Aug. 2, 9, 16. Sunday School for all ages will begin on Sunday August 23.
We are excited to lead worship every first Sunday of the month at Hoyt Place, from 9:00-9:30 a.m. We will sing, hear the Word of God, and share Communion. Come join us in this wonderful ministry of fellowship!
Ruth Ann Campbell is leading the middle school and high school group. Lou Ann Cumbie works with the IBKs-In Between Kids- 2nd-5th grades, and Little Ones 3yrs-1st Grade. Click here for Schedule of Activities.
Stephanie Wiele will lead Children's Church for ages Preschool-3rd grade the last Sunday of each month. They will meet right after the Noisy Offering.
Be sure to look on the Photo page for pictures of the youth.
Kary Ann's Clan will meet Thursday August 6th at 11:30am at Big Boys.
Presbyterian Women meet the first Wednesday of each month, September-May. There is business meeting at 5:00pm and Bible study at 5:30pm led by Kay Staton.
Committees meetings meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm. Everyone is invited to join a committee. You are needed! The committees are: Christian Education, Congregational Care, Mission and Outreach, Property / House and Grounds and Worship.
Monthly newsletter for August is available.
"Noisy Offering" is collected the last Sunday of the month separate from our regular offering. The youth and children of the church go into the congregation with a can to collect loose change. When they have collected all the change, they return to the front of the church and empty their cans into a large metal pan. This makes a very loud and joyous noise! Currently the Noisy Offering money is helping support The Nolan County Ministerial Alliance.
Collections for the Nolan County Food Pantry are collected through Reverse Offering. Items are provided from the collection plate on the first Sunday of each month. Put in your offering and take out a slip of paper with item needed. Bring your items the next Sunday and place in the grocery basket at the entrance of the church or there is basket in the hallway by the church offices. Food, personal hygiene, gently worn clothes and shoes, or cash donations are always appreciated anytime through out the month. The donations are greatly appreciated.
The children and youth have begun lighting the candles and ringing the church bell each week. If you child would like to volunteer, be at the entrance of the church by 10:35am before worship.