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Articles About First Presbyterian Church

  • ‘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.”

  • New First Presbyterian Church pastor preaches ‘radical love’

    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’

    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. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    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.

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