Event:  Wednesday Evening Programming-Small Groups/AWANA
Date:  Wed, September 06, 2017 - Wed, April 25, 2018 (Recurs Weekly)
Time:  5:45 p.m.
Place:  Westminster Presbyterian Church; 401 W. 13th St.

The Awana/Wednesday evening programming is gearing up for another year! We will continue our very successful collaboration with First United Methodist and Westminster Presbyterian Churches. Awana registration forms are available in the Church office and on our website, Tentative start-up date is Wednesday, September 6th. ALL Wednesday evening programming will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 401 W. 13th Street this school year. PLEASE CONSIDER BEING A PART OF THE AWANA MINISTRY: A volunteer rally will be held August 20th & 27th at 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. in the Education Building, Rm. 107. Please try to attend at least one of these meetings. WE NEED YOU! Watch upcoming bulletins and the September newsletter for more information about the Awana program as well as Small Group offerings.

Event:  Ottawa Community Youth Group (CYG)
Date:  Sun, September 10, 2017 - Sun, May 06, 2018 (Recurs Weekly)
Time:  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place:  Westminster Presbyterian Church (Fall 2017)

On Sunday evenings, First Baptist Youth continue to be a part ofthe Community Youth Group (CYG), an Ottawa Community Youth Group. CYG will begin meeting again Sunday, September 10th. During the fall they will meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. A CYG t-shirt is in development. Watch for updates regarding design and cost. To receive updates about CYG, please text @ CYG 247 to 81010 or call Youth Director Angela Audiss, 418-7597

Event:  Christmas Program-"An Out-of-the Box Christmas"
Date:  Wed, December 20, 2017 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Place:  Westminster Presbyterian Church


The Wednesday evening programming will provide our Christmas program, An Out-of-the Box Christmas, this year. It is at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20th at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  With gratitude and humble hearts, the three leaders from First United Methodist, Westminster Presbyterian and First Baptist are excited to share this story about the simplicity and truth of child-like faith. Come celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior through the talents and gifts of our children.

Event:  Samaritan ABW Circle
Date:  Wed, December 20, 2017 - Wed, December 20, 2017
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Place:  Parlor

The Samaritan Circle will meet Wednesday, December 20th in the Parlor at 9:30 a.m. Angela Audiss will provide the program. The project will be Christmas cards to our shut-ins.

Event:  Sr. Adult Luncheon
Date:  Thu, December 21, 2017 - Thu, December 21, 2017
Time:  Noon
Place:  Sanctuary Parlor

The Senior Adult Luncheon is December 21st. The program and menu will be announced in the December 17th bulletin.

Event:  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Date:  Sun, December 24, 2017 - Sun, December 24, 2017
Time:  4:30 p.m.
Place:  Sanctuary
Making all the preparations for Christmas can be overwhelming at times. Somehow, without even realizing it, we lose the real reason behind this beautiful time of year!  Jesus Christ, who came to earth as a human child to forgive mankind of its sins, is why we gather on this holiest of nights.  We will celebrate the birth of our Savior and light candles symbolizing Jesus as the Light of the World.  Attending this service each year is a tradition for many people – make it yours this year! The Service will begin at 4:30 p.m. Please plan to join us for this special service celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Event:  New Year's Eve Watch Party
Date:  Sun, December 31, 2017 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Time:  6:00-9:00 pm
Place:  Parlor

The Fellowship Committee will again sponsor a New Year’s Eve Watch Party Pot-luck in the Parlor, Dec. 31st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite board game to play following dinner. Come enjoy welcoming in 2018 with great food, fun and Christian fellowship. Children are WELCOME to join in the fun.

Event:  Community Youth Group New Year's Eve Party
Date:  Sun, December 31, 2017 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Time:  7:00 pm - 12:30 am
Place:  Ottawa Bible Church

Community Youth Group will celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ottawa Bible Church. A fun evening of games, learning and food will help launch in 2018! The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. and will end 12:30 a.m. Watch for further updates for details on what to bring.

To receive updates about CYG, please text @ CYG 247 to 81010 or call Youth Director Angela Audiss, 418-7597.

Event:  Winter Weekend for Mid-High Youth
Date:  Fri, January 26, 2018 - Sun, January 28, 2018
Place:  Crosswind Camp

Our Mid-High are invited to participate in the Winter Weekend (formerly known as Jr. High Jamboree) January 26-28, 2018 at Crosswind Camp. The cost of the weekend is $85. Commitment forms can be found in the Church office or by contacting Angela Audiss. Forms and fees are due December 15, 2017.