Congregational Meeting via Zoom

21 members joined Pastor Matthew for our annual congregational meeting.   Committee reports had been emailed and/or mailed to all members in preparation for the meeting.   A change in benefits for Matthew Copple was approved.   We also had the annual meeting of the corporation (a requirement of the State of NC) and adjourned with prayer.

We will have a virtual congregational meeting via Zoom on 2/7/2021 @ 11:30 AM.

You will be able to join the meeting via computer, smart phone or tablet, but you may also dial in from any standard phone. More information will be available soon to help you sign in.


Dec 20-  Virtual Worship & 11 AM Gathered Worship in the garden (weather permitting)
Dec 24-   Virtual Worship & 5:30 PM Gathered Worship at the entrance of the Sanctuary (bring
your own candle)
Dec 27-   Virtual Worship Only
Jan 3-   Virtual Worship & Gathered Worship in the garden (weather permitting) installation/ordination of elders

Dessert Auction

$1,685 raised to use for future mission trip!

Support our mission team and get a great Christmas dessert in the process! Or schedule your dessert for a future date like a birthday or other celebration. Instead of a live auction after a covered dish meal we will be bidding on line. Click on the following link to review the desserts and place your bids.

NOTE: If you would like to donate a dessert, contact Jennifer Honeycutt (252) 432-2910.

Christmas Decorations

Although we cannot worship together in our sanctuary, we have put up a few decorations to be visible in our YouTube worship videos. You may also arrange with the church office to come in and take a picture in front of the Christmon Tree.


In addition to our virtual worship we will also have worship in the Memorial Gardens Sunday at 11:00 AM. If you feel safe and would like to join us we hope to see you there. 

Here are a few things to remember for tomorrow:

1. Please wear a mask.

2. If you have a lawn chair or camping chair available, please bring that as well (there will be socially distanced places marked when you arrive).

3. The Order of Worship for this service is attached to this email.

4. The Fellowship Hall bathrooms will be available for the service.

5. There will be no congregational singing during tomorrow’s service.

6. No offering will be taken during tomorrow’s service, but there will be a reminder to mail your pledges and offerings to the Church P.O. Box.

7. If you prefer, you can park on the street or in the boy scout lot and tune your car radio to listen from your car – tune to 100.5 FM

If you aren’t able to join us in the Memorial Gardens, look for our virtual worship service Sunday morning on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and on our website @

Remembering our facility while we cannot gather there.

Thank you, Scarlett Daeke, for this brief tour and reminder! Click on the link below for a 2 1/2 minute video.

Coffee and Conversation at Sadie’s Coffee with Matthew Copple and Griffin Lamb

Join Matthew and Griffin at Sadie’s at 10:30 am on Wednesdays in March for a cup of coffee and conversation focused on Rowan Williams’ book, Being Christian.

ALL ARE WELCOME – you don’t need to be Presbyterian (or even Christian for that matter) and you can come even if you don’t want to read the book.   Enjoy a cup of coffee and casual conversation at Sadie’ Coffee Corner,  324 S. Garnett Street, Henderson, NC.

Help Wanted: Youth Ministries Director (part time)

First Presbyterian Church of Henderson, North Carolina is seeking an energetic, committed individual to revitalize a coordinated program of service and fellowship which will enable children, youth and their families to experience the power and presence of God.  The inspiration, fellowship and mission of middle and high school aged youth is currently a priority of our congregation. This position coordinates with the Pastor and the church’s governing Session.  Go to for full job description.

*This is a salaried position with paid holidays and vacation

Annual Valentine Steak Dinner — February 21

Choice of Ribeye Steak or Large Grilled Chicken Breast

Baked Potato, Side Salad, Rolls, Beverage and Gourmet Desserts only $20.00

The First Presbyterian Mission Team will prepare and serve a delicious steak dinner with all the trimmings and your choice of gourmet desserts on Friday, February 21.  You may purchase tickets from any mission team member or the church office.  Takeout orders may be picked up at 5:30pm.  Dining in will begin at 6:00pm.  Invite your family, neighbors, co-workers, friends from other churches and reserve your table for a fun evening with all profits going to support mission work.

Thank you for your continued support of our youth and other mission team members as they answer God’s call to go and serve others.