“Because conversations are awkward! We all know it but don’t say it. They are awkward because where do we look, what do we say, we stumble on our words, they stumble on their words, we end up repeating ourselves. But most of all it is slow moving, we want the information they have or the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Each year the Session at First Presbyterian Church designates funds to go to local missions. One of those organizations is the BackPack program that is supported by organizations and churches in the Britton Community. The program is run through the Britton-Hecla school district and various local helpers. The program reaches out to 20-25 students from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our church has received a grant from the South Dakota Faith in Public Life. This grant is for the purchase and installment of vinyl banners that will be put around our outside front doors. These banners will quote Jesus’ commandment to love one another and reminds us that no matter who you are you are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On August 12th, at the Annual Britton Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest Days, you will find members of the First Presbyterian Church of Britton handing out free blue reusable water bottles. Why, you ask? Because people are thirsty—thirsty for clean water and spiritually thirsty for living water. On hot August days, like Harvest Days will most […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk For many of us the church has had significant impact on our lives, it raised us up in scripture during Sunday school, it has been there in our time of grief or pain, and it sent us to camp or on that mission trip where we became closer to God. And […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Sometimes we think we need to build walls around our community, that we have to be careful about who and what we let in, less we lose our own faith or become corrupted. I can understand this to a certain extent, but when we do that to our churches or faith communities, we have already […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“This is where we need to begin my friends, we need to open our eyes to the good and evil around us. How technology is both good and evil but not neutral. At the end of our Genesis text Eve blames it all on the snake. The snake tricked her into doing it. And that’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“It’s when we show up for a friend in need. It’s when we give of our time and resources to those in need. It’s when we serve and welcome people. It’s when we forgo our own comfort, to bring comfort to someone who is lonely or grieving. Faith means showing up and knowing God has […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Where were you when we needed you.” Questions like that, questions like where were you, how could you let this happen, why didn’t you do anything. These are questions we sometimes struggle to ask God in prayer. We struggle to do what Mary does. We struggle to be real with Jesus, like we would be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“So, if Christ is our vision, then we as Christians and as a church should not only see people as immigrant, or refugee, or black, or brown, or Muslim, or poor, or rich or drug addict or alcoholic or anything else, but to see everyone regardless of who they are as beloved children of God […]Continue Reading... No Comments.