First Presbyterian Church rejoices that our physical plant and finances are solid. The fairly recent purchase of an adjacent lot has given us a wonderful, smooth and shady space for outside worship on Sunday afternoons during this time of COVID-19.
- Members of the Pastor Nominating Committee, under very challenging conditions, are actively seeking a new pastor for the congregation.
- The congregation said goodbye this summer to their children and youth minister who served for seven years and resigned this summer to move to Kentucky, and is seeking a replacement for their office manager.
- The nominating committee seeks candidates to fill five of the nine ruling elder positions on the 2021 Session.
The vision of this congregation — which truly has been internalized by most of its members — is “Roots Down, Branches Out.”
This vision describes the congregation both spiritually and ministerially.
The members of this congregation desire to go more deeply into God spiritually so that they might blossom for God in all aspects of their lives.
The service orientation of the congregation is decidedly local with roots deep in the community’s needs. Its programs include a food pantry, a weekly community supper served to all, Pub Theology gatherings, bi-monthly ArtsBridge programs, and summer programs for children and youth. (Pandemic conditions mean all these programs have been limited or suspended for now.)
As a truly integrated congregation, we strive daily to live into the beautiful diversity of God.
Keep in touch with us!
475 Green Avenue,
Benton Harbor MI 49022
PO Box 186,
Benton Harbor, MI 49023
Phone: (269) 925-7075
Interim Pastor: Rev. Scott Paul Bonham
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