ADULT EDUCATION AT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ITHACA:
Our services and Adult Education classes are now in person. Classes will follow fellowship time, starting around 11:15 a.m. and running for about 50 minutes. Classes will be held in Dodds Hall on the ground floor. We will practice mask wearing and spacing. We hope you will join us! If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday. Worship service will be with AME Zion of Ithaca. Please visit our YouTube channel to watch the service.
Glenn Dowell is member of FPCI and will report on the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Glenn Dowell is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Johnson Graduate School of Management and Area Coordinator for the M&O Area at the SC Johnson College of Business. He researches in the area of corporate sustainability, with a focus on firm environmental performance. Find out more at https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/faculty-research/faculty/gwd39/
Sylvia Reeves recently joined FPCI when she moved here for work, as the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Coordinator with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). Learn more about what NIDIS does, as well as Ms. Reeves role at https://cpo.noaa.gov
Jurg Spaak is visiting Ithaca, NY from Sweden, while he is working on his PhD at Cornell University. He will speak about, the relationship between the old and the new testaments.
Lorraine Maxwell has been a member of FPCI for over 20 years. She grew up in the church with a father who was a minister in Harlem, NY. She will be leading the adult Sunday School in the conversation around the "Danger of the single story and the connection with MLK"
A panel will be sharing about, "What is a Religious Experience" and what does it look like in other cultures.
Susan Multer, a member of FPCI and a person who has dedicated her life to being an activist, currently she is a member of the committee of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) of the church. She will share on behalf of the group, Interfaith Advocates of Fair Law Enforcement (the outgrowth of the JPIC campaign on the interrogation bill during 2021). There are about the 3 parole reform bills that
almost passed last year and could pass in 2022. This group consists of about 20 people and several faith bodies to put pressure on legislatures.
Ash Wednesday, on March 2nd, starts the season of Lent. We will explore the topic of forgiveness (asking for forgiveness, forgiving ourselves, forgiving God) during the time of Lent.