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Easter Services at First Prez

Easter

March 31, Sat, 4 pm
April 1, Sun, 7 am, 9 am, 11 am

 

Invite friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to our worship services celebrating the risen Jesus on Easter weekend! There will be songs, music, and an inspiring message of hope from Pastor Dan Chun that will all point toward the love Jesus offers to all people. There will be baptisms for adults, youth, and children who want to be baptized for the first time, or who want to re-affirm their baptismal vows, during the services.

 

Add the Easter services to your calendar, and start thinking of who you can invite to come with you. 

 

CHILDCARE 

  • Childcare available (EXCEPT at the 7AM service) for children aged 5 or younger.

 

FREE SHUTTLE VAN SERVICE ON EASTER SUNDAY ONLY (no shuttle van service on Saturday):

 

FOR APR 1, SUN, 7 AM SERVICE

  • Pick-up from Ala Moana beach park = 6:10 AM
  • Pick-up from Lincoln Elem School = 6:10 AM
  • Return shuttles leave FPC = 8:25 AM

 

FOR APR 1, SUN, 9 AM SERVICE

  • Pick-up from HI Kai Retirement Community = 7:55 AM
  • Pick-up from Kahala Nui Retirement Community = 8:10 AM
  • Pick-up from Lincoln Elem School = 8:10 AM
  • Pick-up from Arcadia = 8:15 AM
  • Return shuttles leave FPC = 10:25 AM

 

FOR APR 1, SUN, 11 AM SERVICE

  • Pick-up from Ala Moana beach park = 10:10 AM
  • Pick-up from Lincoln Elem School = 10:10 AM
  • Pick-up from Arcadia = 10:15 AM
  • Return shuttles leave FPC = 12:25 PM

ENGAGE MORE WITH GOD: the new First Prez app

First Prez App

Download the NEW First Prez app today! 

 

We have a new First Prez app that will help you engage more with the Lord and the life of the church.

 

Super easy to download it on your phone or tablet:

  1. Text FPCHI APP to 77977
  2. Follow the instructions, and voila! You’ll have the new First Prez app on your phone.
  3. The new app will show up as a blue icon with a cross labeled “My Church.”
  4. If you have the old First Prez app, please delete it. 

 

Thanks for making time to download the app. It’s so much better in so many ways:

  • Watch the sermon videos.
  • Listen to sermon audios.
  • Read and listen to the Bible.
  • Access Bible reading plans.
  • Take notes on the app while listening to a sermon.
  • Stay on top of upcoming First Prez classes and events.
  • Use a much better online giving tool.
  • And much more!

 

Church Work Day

Mahalo to all the volunteers who came for the Work Day!

 

God bless you! 

 

Our next CHURCH WORK DAY is scheduled for June 2erd, Saturday, 8 AM till noon.

Support if You’re Divorced or Grieving

 

 

The weeks leading up to the holidays can be tough when you’re divorced or grieving the loss of a loved one, but we can help. Come to a one-day video seminar designed to provide you with coping strategies and hope for the future.

 

Topics include:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • Helpful tips about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events

 

GRIEFSHARE Surviving the Holidays

  • Nov 12, Sunday, 11 am, Glass Classroom at First Prez
  • Register: griefshare@fpchawaii.org

 

DIVORCECARE Surviving the Holidays:

  • Nov 14, Tues, 6:30 pm, 4th/5th grade classroom at First Prez
  • Register: divorcecare@fpchawaii.org

 

ALPHA

March 7-May 16, Wed, 6:30-8:30 pm

New venue: The Hawaii Voice KTV & Lounge on the 2nd floor of The 808 Center: 808 Sheridan St, HNL 96814

 

ALPHA is a series of sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Expect food, a video teaching, and small group discussions. It’s a safe place to ask and explore those questions you’ve always wanted to ask about God and faith. No pressure, no stress, no judgment.

 

Read more about ALPHA by clicking here.

 

Download the ALPHA brochure here, and forward it to friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers.

 

Register for the ALPHA COURSE on Sunday mornings at First Prez, or ONLINE ANY TIME HERE.

 

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

 

 

 

 

Feb 15-March 31, 2018

 

Fasting is one of the spiritual disciplines we need to develop if we want to grow deeper in our relationship with God. It’s also a way of awakening our spiritual zeal, which we ought to have if we follow the Lord who is alive and always at work around us. 

 

Fasting is abstaining from a meal, a specific food, a specific drink, or a specific activity so that we can disconnect from regular patterns or habits for a while and focus more of God. It’s like getting a spiritual reboot!

 

SUGGESTED KINDS OF FASTS:

  • SPECIFIC FOOD FAST: Choosing to abstain from specific foods like meat, processed or fast foods, desserts, coffee, alcohol, and soda to name a few.
  • SPECIFIC ACTIVITY FAST: Choosing to abstain from a regular activity or habit, like engaging in social media and watching TV, and instead devoting the time to prayer, solitude in order to listen to God, and the reading of the Bible and Christian books. 
  • JUICE FAST: Consuming vegetable and fruit juices and water, instead of solid food. Even if you choose not to make your entire fast liquids-only, substituting liquids for one or two meals is another alternative.
  • DANIEL FAST: Consuming only the food that the prophet Daniel (in the Bible) ate while he fasted. According to the book of Daniel chapter 1, Daniel fasted by having only vegetables and water. In another time that he fasted, Daniel abstained from meat, wine, and rich foods, according to Daniel chapter 10.

 

PRAYER:

 

Fasting will lead us closer to the Lord if combined with daily prayer time and the daily reading of the Bible. When praying, let’s make our primary goal to know Jesus more and experience Him more. Simply talk to Him. Choose a place and time where we can seek Him daily. Schedule it in, if that will help.

 

READING THE BIBLE:

 

There are many free tools available to help us get started on reading passages of the Bible every day. Here are a few of them:

 

FASTING TIPS 

 

Here are other ideas that can help make your fasting experience more pleasant and meaningful:

  • Choose a fast that will work for you. The fast will need to present some level of difficulty for you, but be realistic and commit to that fast.
  • If fasting from specific food, please consult with your physician first, especially if you have health concerns, if you’re pregnant, or if you’re nursing a baby.
  • If fasting from specific food or drink, make a fasting calendar that fits your plan so you can see what each day looks like.
  • Stock on items you need so you don’t easily give in to temptation to break your fast.
  • Make it a priority to be around other believers during the fast. This will encourage you to keep on going when the fasting gets difficult.
  • If you mess up, please don’t get discouraged. Just get right back on and continue your fast as planned. The Lord will give you the grace and the strength to finish the fast. 
  • Let’s not let what we’re fasting from be the focus of our fast. The main thing is to draw closer to God while we’re fasting.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenebrae Service on Maundy Thursday

maundy thursday

 

March 29, Thurs, 7:30 PM, Sanctuary

Come to this contemplative Maundy Thursday service called Tenebrae Service. Tenebrae means ”shadows” or “darkness,” where part of the service involves the gradual extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through His burial on Friday.
 
There will be Scripture readings tracing the story of Christ’s sacrifice for us; music that will help us think about His suffering; and meditations through the personal experiences of people from the First Prez ‘ohana that will add meaning to the passages read.
 
Come and bring a friend.
 
Childcare available for children 5 years old or younger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40-Day Fast

Ongoing till March 31

First Prez is on a 40-Day Fast, a period when we make space for God and intentionally allow Him to change us. Fast from a meal, a food item, a beverage, or an activity that, when you skip it, will prompt you to pray, read the Bible, and listen to God. What is it in us that He’s asking us to change?

 

The fast is meant to awaken our hunger for God and help us be more sensitive to His leading and guidance about various aspects of our lives. Fasting is also a way of disconnecting from the distractions of daily life, and making a conscious choice to bring the Lord into greater focus and adjust what needs adjusting in our relationship with Him.

 

Click here to read on the different kinds of fast.

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Outreach at Women’s Way

Women's Way

 


Thanks so much to all volunteers who helped out at the March 24th Easter Outreach at Women’s Way!

 

May the Lord richly bless you back for your gift of time. You blessed many women and their children.

Honoring Beebe Freitas

Beebe

 

Beebe’s Celebration of Life Service
March 10, Sat, 9 am visitation, 10 am service

 

Everyone is welcome at the Celebration of Life Service for our dear and remarkable organist Beebe Freitas on Saturday, March 10th. We love her and we miss her.

 

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Beebe, donations can be made to the family (Roslyn Catracchia) to support the service, or to any of Beebe’s cherished organizations:

  • Hawaii Opera Theater
  • First Presbyterian Church of Hnolulu
  • Punahou School

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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