Articles About First Presbyterian Church

  • Presbyterians, Methodists celebrate — Spirit of collaboration for Easter

    Celebrating the joining of their churches in worship during the upcoming Holy Week is the Reverend Aaron Maurice Saari of the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs and the Reverend Sherri Blackwell of the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church. Joint activities, which are open to the public, are a “Jesus Christ Superstar” sing-a-long on Palm Sunday, a ritual Agape meal on Maundy Thursday and a candlelight service on Good Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Only in Yellow Springs will this year’s Holy Week observance include a sing-along to “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

  • New First Presbyterian Church pastor preaches ‘radical love’

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    Take a closer look at the new pastor at the First Presbyterian Church and you’ll see that the man wearing the clerical collar also wears earrings, long hair, tattoos and combat boots.

  • New pastor preaches ‘radical love’

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    The new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church is a hometown man who preaches about “radical love” and progressive Christianity.

  • Vigil over vigilantism

    White and black neighbors came together for a silent candlelight vigil on Sunday night for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African-American victim of a fatal shooting in Florida.

  • Pastor Derrick Weston to leave— Social justice voice to move on

    For the last year Derrick Weston has been the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and director of Antioch’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. Weston leaves next month to return to his hometown of Pittsburgh, where he will work for a faith-based organization that empowers inner-city youth. In light of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Weston said his work with young African Americans will be even more critical. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Pastor Derrick Weston will soon leave the First Presbyterian Church, which he has led since January 2012, to work towards just that cause as he becomes the director of a non-profit community development organization that empowers inner-city youth in Pittsburgh.

  • New pastor leads King center

    errick Weston was recently named the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    This month in separate but coordinated moves, Derrick Weston was hired as the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as the new director of Antioch College’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom.

  • Of sharing food and company

    Ruth Bent and Al Denman want to keep the local potluck tradition going by throwing community feasts on March 14, April 11 and May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall, 314 Xenia Avenue. All villagers are invited and should bring a dish to share and their own service. Here Antioch College students dine with villagers Tony Bent and Bev Price at weekly potlucks held last fall. (Submitted photo by Dennie Eagleson)

    At three upcoming potlucks, starting next week, villagers can share their cooking and enjoy the “luck of the pot.”

  • Minister passionate about justice

    Joe Hinds was chosen as the First Presbyterian Church’s new part-time pastor in January. The church will welcome Hinds and celebrate its recent sanctuary renovations at a worship service on Sunday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Now preaching from the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church, new pastor Joe Hinds has a Southern accent and a passion for social justice.

  • Youth linen drive aids women’s shelter

    Theresa Mayer, Libby Rudolf, Lilli Rudolf, Hilary Smith, Angelina Smith and David Walker help collect items in the linen drive.  Not pictured are Juanita Johnson, Kay Reimers and Elizabeth Smith, who are also helping. (Submitted photo)

    The youth of First Presbyterian Church are holding a linen drive throughout the month of November, collecting new, white linens for the Family Violence Protection Center of Greene County.

  • Shower of Stoles to exhibit at Presbyterian church

    This weekend the First Presbyterian Church will display 50 liturgial stoles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clergy members from around the country, many of whom have been kept from serving due to their sexual orientation. (Submitted photo from a 2007 exhibit in in Chicago)

    Drawing attention to the plight of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender people of faith around the country, next weekend the Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church will host a national exhibit of liturgical stoles representing 1,000 homosexual clergy members of 32 religious denominations, many who have been excluded from serving in their church due to their sexual orientation.

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