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Articles About First Presbyterian Church

  • ‘Fefu’ fun and thought-provoking

    Amy Taint and Sommer McGuire rehearse a scene from the play “Fefu and Her Friends." (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    “Fefu and Her Friends” production opens this weekend at First Presbyterian Church with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Sept. 28–30 and Oct. 5–7. Tickets are $10 at the door.

  • BLOG–Enacting MLK’s Beloved Community: Yellow Springs Edition

    What began with a community meeting in 2015 is culminating in a six-week journey this fall. Do we have the communal will to be in significant relationships with refugees and Muslims in the greater-Dayton area? 

  • BLOG — After the Story: The Grannies of Waitaha

    The balance between being a pastor and a reporter is sometimes difficult for me, in that I bring Pastor Aaron to interviews and stories where I should be looking with the eyes of a journalist.

  • Beloved Community aim is inclusion

    The Beloved Community Project seeks to address issues of poverty, hunger, racism, discrimination, inclusion, justice and peace within Yellow Springs. The next community event is planned Wednesday, April 19, beginning at 6 p.m. with a free meal, at the Presbyterian Church. Pictured at a recent gathering are Miriam Eckenrode Saari, Sommer McGuire and Beloved Community organizer the Rev. Aaron Saari. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A group of Yellow Springs residents have launched The Beloved Community Project, with which they hope to address issues of poverty, hunger, racism, discrimination, inclusion, justice and peace within the village.

  • ‘Blue Christmas’ honors complexities of season

    First Presbyterian Church is offering a “Blue Christmas” service this Friday, Dec. 23, to acknowledge the darker side of the season of light.

  • Fighting cancer, but not alone

    Kelley Fox was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer, in August. The Yellow Springs native retired from the Village in 2014 after 30 years of service, most recently as superintendent of electric and water distribution. He also served as an MTFR firefighter for 17 years. Here, he’s pictured with his wife, Christina, outside Tom’s Market, one of Kelley’s favorite local people-watching spots. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    The outpouring of support for Kelly Fox and his family has been extraordinary, the Foxes said. People have offered to cook meals, take the family’s trash cans to the curb and pitch in to keep the family business, Fox Trot Services, up and running.

  • In harmony

    From left, Lori Askeland, Amy Magnus and Jennifer Gilchrist, performing as Fire Horse Trio, harmonized to a packed house at WinterSong Encore at First Presbyterian last Saturday. Emceed by “Elder Felder” Jim Felder, who also thrilled audiences with several songs, the event featured more than 20 local musicians and singers, and included a stirring version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” sung by David Walker, with Brian Walker on keyboard and Jeanna GunderKline on backup vocals. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    WinterSong Encore played to full house at First Presbyterian last Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • A feast with friends

    Michael Harrod, left, and John Fudge, right, were two of the many villagers, families and friends who took part in last Thursday’s Community Thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    Many villagers, families and friends who took part in last Thursday’s Community Thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • WinterSong Encore at First Presbyterian

    Enjoy the high-volume, high-spirits musical talent of more than 20 local singers and musicians at WinterSong Encore, this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.

  • 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.”

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