A Time of Thanksgiving and Grumbling

And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, Matthew 20:11 November is the time we give thanks to God for the gift of our lives. It seems to me that there is much discontent in the land. Grumbling and complaining is way up from where it was last…

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Freedom and Justice for All

Contemplation on a July 4 morning leads to thoughts about our Nation, Justice, and Freedom. It is a blessing given us by the Framers of the U.S. Constitution that we live under the Rule of Law, which ensures Freedom and Justice for all. These two ideas of the USA go…

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Mission Outreach a Success!

    Hello everyone,   Hi. My name is Allan Love and I am an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey. I am also the chairman of the Mission Committee. The mission committee has several programs reaching out to our community with an Emergency Food Pantry for…

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OUR ALLSTAR TEAM: GETTING IT DONE IN CHURCH

  As I write this post, Major League Baseball’s All-star game is being played. It got me to thinking of how often we find ourselves on a team. We may participate in sports, work for a charity or church, join a club, or support a political candidate. In fact, in…

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PCUSA Stated Clerk Issues statement of Supreme Court’s action on marriage

PC(USA) Stated Clerk issues statement on Supreme Court’s action on marriage JUNE 26, 2015 Office of the General Assembly GRADYE PARSONS Stated Clerk of the General Assembly LOUISVILLE The 221st General Assembly (2014) and the presbyteries ratified the following definition of marriage: Marriage is a gift God has given to…

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Food Pantry and Community Family Meal Ministry

OVERVIEW OF OUR MISSION We at First Presbyterian believe that one of our duties as followers of Jesus Christ is to care for our fellow human beings without prejudice of race, creed, color, national origin, ideology, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. As disciples of Jesus Christ we welcome to our…

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Doubt as a sign of Faith

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/opinion/julia-baird-doubt-as-a-sign-of-faith.html?_r=1 Click on the Link above. Do you suppose that people want their clergy to do the work of faith for them? Doubting has always led me to faith, and faith to assurance. Nothing new here. Scriptures attest to faith as the conviction of things not seen. Faith would be…

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Blessing of the Pets

Our first Blessing of the Pets service was a great success, with lots of four-legged furry friends and their owners gathered on a cool day on the front lawn. The SPCA was represented as was Greyhound Rescue of Tampa. We collected a carload of supplies for the SPCA. God was…

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Blessing of the Pets

BLESSING OF THE PETS We will be having a special “Blessing of Pets” worship service on Sunday, Oct 5, at 3:00 p.m. in our parking lot. Please bring Fido and Fluffy (appropriately leashed or confined) to receive a special blessing from our Minister. There will be representatives from the SPCA…

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Emergency Food Pantry: A Life-giving Shopping Experience for Many

Allan Love, the coordinator of the “Shopping Experience” emergency food pantry at the Church has sent along the following article. I commend it to your reading and response. Pastor Jeff. Thank You For Visiting Our Emergency Food Pantry On Our Website. My name is Allan Love and I am an…

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