Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Moultrie

We are a congregation of Christians of all ages actively engaged in our faith through worship, service, discipleship and study. 

The mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Moultrie, Georgia is to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to serve Christ by loving all.  We strive to help others experience the love and joy of Jesus Christ through faithful worship, study of His inspired Word, fellowship and giving away to the world what God has so graciously and undeservedly given to us.

Come join us as we seek to share the love of God throughout Colquitt County and the world.



Special Notice concerning March 22nd morning worship service

Moultrie First Presbyterian is honoring and exercising "social distancing" as our participation in our nation's and community's effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  Therefore, the only people allowed in the sanctuary will be those necessary to assist in the broadcast of the service.  Doors to the sanctuary will be closed and locked during the service.  The live stream of the service can be found by clicking on the link below.  Thanks to all for your understanding, support and cooperation with this effort on the part of MFPC to stem the spread of Coronavirus throughout the nation.

Blessings to all,

Richard

Sunday, March 22, 2020

UPDATE

We experienced internet connection problems this morning as we tried to live stream the worship service.  The service is being taped and will be posted on the YouTube page as soon as possible.  You will still use the links below for access to the video.  Notices will be placed on the FaceBook page, this site, and sent by email when it is ready to view.


Join us in worship from your home as we hold a special online service this Sunday, March 22 at 11:00 am.

Click here for the order of worship and click this link for 3 hymns to sing with us.  You may want to print these in preparation for Sunday.


How to join from home:

Sunday (a little before 11 am) click here for Moultrie First Presbyterian Church LIVE.  Be sure to subscribe and bookmark so you can easily find future services.



“Living Faithfully Through the COVID-19 Shutdown”

 

Sisters and Brothers of Moultrie First Presbyterian Church:

“Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was,

and who is to come.  (Revelation 1:4)

 

After these verses, the witness of Revelation proceeds to open for our review God’s divine plan for creation, and for us.  The greeting above, to us as well as to the seven churches in Asia Minor, comes to us from the future God has prepared for us in Jesus Christ.  Realization of this has always intrigued me, filling me with tremendous hope for God’s promise of what lies ahead for us, the great Church Triumphant, beyond what Revelation calls “the Great Ordeal.”

 

The world is indeed passing through a challenging time in the Great Ordeal.  The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the entire world in ways just now beginning to dawn upon us.  When conditions, such as we are now entering, set upon us, anxiety and fear of the unknown becomes an epidemic of its own.  Our sure defense in the face of this threat is two-pronged: 1) Gain as much knowledge and information about the disease as we can, including being tested when available, and prepare for the worst; and 2) Lean on our faith in Jesus Christ, holding firm to our Lord’s promise to be with us in all circumstances, even should we be struck with illness, or worse. 

 

This is a time for us to take extreme care for ourselves, our families, our neighbors, following all the recommendations given by the CDC, Federal, State and local governments until the crisis for infection passes.   

 

As our congregation moves forward through this ordeal, here are some things you should know:

 

  • Worship Services, Sunday School, Choir, WATCH, Confirmation Sunday, Youth-led Worship and any other group activities are postponed until further notice.
  • Session and Diaconate will not meet until further notice.
  • All Committee Meetings are postponed until further notice.
  • Church Staff met Tuesday, March 17th, to make adjustments to the church calendar for the rest of our Lenten and Easter seasons.  Dr. G., Penny and Susan P. will continue to keep office hours. The Church Staff plans to meet Tuesday, March 31st, to evaluate where we are at that time.
  • Our Congregational Care Committee is staying in touch with our elderly members.  We have food available as needed by anyone.  In order to serve those who should need help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, being served a meal, we need to know who those people are.  Call the church and we will pass the concern along to Congregational Care, which will respond appropriately.
  • Session had called a Congregational Meeting for this coming Sunday to elect 4 at-large members to the 2020 Nominating Committee.  Session will reschedule that meeting.
  • In the meantime, Dr. G. will arrange for a live streamed internet Service of Worship for Sunday mornings, 11:00 a.m., until we resume normal worship together.  The Service will be broadcast live from the sanctuary by way of YouTube.  To tune in, go to YouTube through your internet browser. At the YouTube site, search for “moultrie first presbyterian live.”  If you see a place to subscribe to this site, do so.  It will be easier to find in the future. 
  • Please check daily your email, our MFPC Face Book page, the church web site, and especially the church calendar on the website for any updates amidst these rapidly changing circumstances.  We are keeping these channels of communication updated for you.
  • If you have any questions, or wish to make contact with us at the church during weekly office hours, do not hesitate to call.  We are here!

 

As we struggle to adjust to this new normal of isolating, frequently washing and sanitizing hands, let it also become habit to pray for one another, to pray for the world, and to pray for God’s will to be done in all things.  I have been trying to think of different songs to sing as I wash my hands.  I found the following verse from “Amazing Grace” to be most comforting:

 

“Through many dangers, toils and snares

We have already come;

‘Tis grace has brought us safe thus far

And grace will lead us home.”

 

Dr. G.

 

 

Aerial footage of the campus of Moultrie First Presbyterian Church


W.A.T.C.H. 

"Wednesdays At The Church"

Join us Wednesday evenings for WATCH!


Dinner begins at 5:30, followed by programming for all ages at 6:20.


Shuttle available for those with limited mobility. Contact the church office to reserve a seat on the bus.

What's new on the website

The report for the 2020 Stewardship Campaign is available on the website.  Go to the Learn tab on the main menu bar.  The report is under the Resources tab or click here


Job Opening

Moultrie First Presbyterian Church is currently seeking applicants for the position of

Director of Christian Education.

Interested applicants should send their resume and a cover letter addressed to the Personnel Committee at

fpcdir31768@gmail.com 

Click here for a description of qualifications and responsibilities for the position.


Dogwood Acres Summer Camp

Registration for June 21-27 summer camp is open for children and youth.  Click here for more information and online registration.


Pastor Nominating Committee Report

Read the latest report from the PNC here.