Join us for Worship  8:45 AM and 11:00 AM
Adding New Chapters to an Old Story

Spring Steeplechase 2017

Saturday, March 25

12:00 Noon

Aiken Horse Park


Tailgate at the races with your church family at Infield Railside #806*.  (Enter through Blue Gate, cross track, and turn left.)


Please bring food to share and don't forget your lawn chairs!  The Congregational Life Committee will provide ice, water, and paper goods.


*You need to purchase your general admission tickets in advance at advertised ticket outlets.

Lenten Devotionals

Lenten devotionals are available in the Narthex and office hallway for all ages:

For our families with children (preschool - 5th grade) we have Journey ‘Round Jerusalem where we will take a tour of Jerusalem throughout the season of Lent as we follow Jesus on his Holy Week journey to the cross with daily devotions and stickers in the days of Lent. Be sure to pick up a booklet and centerpiece for each child.

For youth and adults we have Meeting Jesus - a daily devotional that invites us to join 47 different biblical figures who encounter Jesus during his earthly life and ministry - one for every day of Lent.


Lenten Lunches

Lenten lunches this year will be held at First Baptist Church. Join other Aiken churches during the season of Lent on Wednesdays at noon. Our church will provide the meal on April 5. For more information on that, please see page 14.


One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. Since the 1990s, receipts have exceeded $20 million annually. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Great Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid, and more.


The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be received on Easter Sunday, April 16.

Thank you for prayerfully considering your contribution to this life-giving offering.

Contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church with the notation: OGHS.



Easter Breakfast

Join us for our Easter Breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 16, in the Family Life Center at 9:45 a.m. Please bring a dish to share (breakfast casseroles, fruit, sweet rolls, etc.)! We will also have an Easter Egg Hunt, Flowering of the Cross, and a collection of the One Great Hour of Sharing Fish Banks.


Memorials and Gifts

Our Sanctuary will be decorated with lilies during Easter. The money generated from Easter memorials will be used to purchase lilies and other enhancements for the Sanctuary. Donors will be listed on an insert to be placed in the worship bulletin on Easter The suggested minimum for each memorial or gift is $20.

Please fill out a form with your check by April 10.

Passion/Palm Sunday

April 9

8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship

First Presbyterian Church


Maundy Thursday

April 13

7:00 p.m. Worship

First Presbyterian Church


Good Friday

April 14

7:00 p.m. Worship

South Aiken Presbyterian Church

Easter Sunday

April 16

8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship

9:45 a.m.

Congregational Breakfast -

Family Life Center

Easter Egg Hunt


March 15

"Some Thoughts About Lent"

with Martha Ebel

Menu:  enchiladas, Mexican salad, dessert


March 22

"The Story of One Family's Fight with Pediatric Cancer"

with Turner Simkins

Menu:  ham, squash casserole, salad, dessert


March 29

"The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017"

with Darlene Smalley

Menu:  chicken  broccoli casserole, rice, salad, dessert


(meatless option available each week)

While parents are participating in Wednesday activities, children, ages 5th grade and under, will have a supervised place in Room 3 to play, do homework, watch videos, etc.

Adult Registration

Student Registration


 For more information please contact Cindy Ploeger or Holly Shoaf-O’Kula  or contact the church office, 803.648.2662.


Intergenerational Mission Trip

in Appalachia

Sunday, July 23rd – Saturday, July 29th

Rising 9th Grade - Adult

IGM 2017 Quick Facts


Ages:  Rising 9th Graders – Adults


Sponsor: Sunset Gap in Cosby, Tennessee


Dates: Sunday, July 23  – Saturday, July 29


Cost:  $375 per person

  Assistance for Youth through Fundraising

  and Endowment (contact Cindy Ploeger)

  Adult assistance also available, if

  needed (contact Holly Shoaf-O’Kula)


Deadlines: April 23 – Non-refundable deposit of $100.00 + Registration Form

May 14  –  $150.00

June 30 – $125.00


Maximum Number: 32 (16 spaces reserved for youth)

Join us the second Sunday of April- 8:20 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

Show your identity and love for First Pres by purchasing your t-shirts, hat, Tervis tumbler, car magnets, and more.


 Items are available through the church office,

Monday-Friday 9:00 - 4:00.

OR  -  place your order online with payment and we will have your items waiting for you to pick up on Sunday.

Men's Basketball:  This is time devoted to basketball just for guys!  (No Kids)  Come and bring your friends Sundays @ 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.


Book Group: This group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Parlor.  (Some modifications in the schedule are made during months with holidays.)  Our next meeting will be March 27th , 2017. March's book is "America's First Daughter" by Laura Kamoie & Stephanie Dray

We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation.

First Presbyterian Church

224 Barnwell Avenue NW

Aiken, SC  29801