Worship and Music

Hey Folks! Welcome to installment number two in our worship blog! I hope this week finds you well! This week I’ll be discussing part of my personal journey with music and worship, as well as some paradigms that we can apply to our understanding of worship. When I was young I was absolutely bored to tears with piano lessons. Week after week my parents would drag me to one of my two teachers, Mrs. Teeter or Mrs. Bonk (what names right?). Each week I would complain about how boring it was, and each week my parents would say, “You’ll thank me for this later.” Yeah, right, I thought… Well, Mom and Dad (and Mrs. Teeter and Mrs. Bonk) today is that day-that I put it in writing, anyway. Thank you! I

Small Group FAQ

All you need to know, straight from Pastor Marvin's basement: #FirstPresbyterianChurchColumbiaMO #smallgroupministry #spirituality #SoulFeast

Zip It

Our sermon series Practical Christianity continues this Sunday with some guidelines on how to avoid Twitter mobs and having to eat your own words. Hint: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." #BookofJames #worship #silence #goodcommunication


A few years ago the book "Bowling Alone" was published. It explored the reasons why people in general were not interested in officially joining volunteer organizations including religious entities. Although the book listed several good possibilities as to why people don't join groups like they once did I find myself more interested in why some people still do join and what the benefits might be for doing so. Christian denominations differ in how they approach membership. Some keep official roles and some consider anyone who participates fairly regularly as part of their membership. In the PC(USA) although all people are very welcome to participate in worship and any church activity, off

Ministry for and with Moms

This is the 5th year that First Presbyterian has partnered with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) to minister to moms in Columbia and Boone County. Check out the video for more info. "We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together." #FirstPresbyterianChurchColumbiaMO #MOPS #MothersofPreschoolers

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