Eastern Farmworkers Association is looking for some BOOKSHELVES AND SOME FILE CABINETS - if you have any and would like to donate you can either bring to church or, if needed, Donna Volz can pick up and deliver to EFWA...
Just let the church office know.
Marcellus Book Study starting May 14th
IMMORTAL DIAMOND: THE SEARCH FOR OUR TRUE SELF
by Richard Rohr
A book discussion led by Dr. Ginny Smith
at Marcellus First Presbyterian Church – Fireside Room
Tuesdays, May 14, 28, June 18, July 2, 16, 30, August 6, 20, September 10
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Is the “you” that others see the real you or someone you’ve created yourself to be and not who God created you to be? In reading and discussing Fr. Richard Rohr’s book, Immortal Diamond: The Search for the True Self, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this question and mine for the True Self that has been there all along, hidden under the trappings of ego and the False Self.
Simply put, the True Self is the diamond buried deep within you, formed under the intense pressure of your life, that must be searched for, uncovered, and separated from the ego and False Self that surrounds it. In a sense the True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, not by resuscitation, but by a process of transformation.
Hopefully, you can join us on the journey. Let your friends know about it. They might be interested as well. It is highly recommended that you have a copy of the book so you can participate fully in the conversation.
In the words of Richard Rohr, “I promise you that the discovery of your True Self will feel like a thousand pounds of weight have fallen from your back. You will no longer have to build, protect, or promote any idealized self-image. Living in the True Self is quite simply a much happier existence.” And isn’t that how God wants us to live?
Please let Ginny know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan on attending.
Plant Sale May 12th
The Manor currently has two openings. Please help spread the word!
New Interim Pastor Announced
We have the pleasure to announce the selection and acceptance of our new Interim Pastor, Rev. Monica Styron!
She is a native Californian raised in San Diego while spending her summers in Northern Wisconsin. She graduated from Monmouth College, Illinois with a year at Schiller University in Ingersheim, Germany. Rev. Styron graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity and was ordained by the United Presbyterian Church USA in Washington DC (now Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.).
Her service in the church has included a variety of ministries - as pastor, pastoral counselor, hospital chaplain, mission supply in East Jerusalem, executive director of an interfaith organization, and 10 years’ experience serving five congregations as an Interim pastor. Rev. Styron has lived and worked in Washington, DC, Massachusetts, Upstate New York, Maine, California and Florida. Her interests focus on nurturing spiritual development, organizational integrity, education, interfaith relations, social justice issues, and Palestine/Israel.
The Session of First Presbyterian Church has entered into a covenant agreement with the Rev. Monica Styron to serve as our interim pastor from June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020. This covenant may be renewed for an additional year.