Sunday Activities

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday school is a wonderful learning opportunity in an informal setting. Pull up an easy chair to listen and discuss.  Lucy Jacob leads discussion on, "David, A Man of Passion and Destiny" by Charles R. Swindoll.  This class meets in the Parlor. 

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School is for children from age five up through the sixth grade. Children Sunday school begins with children participating in the worship service.  After the “Children’s Message” at about 10:50 a.m. they are escourted by their teacher to the Sunday School room.

NURSERY

A nursery, staffed by an adult, is also available during the worship service.  This is located at the northwest corner of the fellowship hall and is for infants and children up to the age of four.

FELLOWSHIP

Snacks and drinks are usually served immediately after the service. It’s a time to relax, recharge, and make and renew friendships. On some special Sundays there are meals following worship. Everyone who worships with us is invited and encouraged to stay after worship to enjoy this time of food and fellowship.

We hope you'll find our Church a warm and friendly place to be. No matter what your reason for visiting, we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed.

Throughout the worship service you'll be able to join with others to share the peace and love of Jesus Christ. At the conclusion of the worship service, please join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

There are events nearly every day of the week we think you'll enjoy. From Sunday morning worship to various Bible study groups and youth and children programs, there is something for everyone. And everyone is welcome.

For more information about these events, see Calendar of Events.

A Warm Welcome to All

  9:00 am - Adult Bible Study in Parlor

10:30 am - Traditional Worship Service

10:50 am - Children's Sunday School

11:30 am - Fellowship Hour

 5:00 pm - Gravity Youth Group(1st & 3rd Sundays)

It is the goal of the Worship Team to make worship a time that will touch all your senses and allow you to begin a new week with your spirit renewed and revitalized.

On Sunday, December 3rd, we are delighted to welcome our new Pastor, Brandan Scott Eddy.

His Sermon Title Is:  "On the Second Week of Advent, My lord Gave to Me....."

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 1:18-25  

   

Sunday's Sermon

The First Presbyterian Church of Monticello is seeking a high energy, creative, faith-driven adult to lead Christian educational and spiritual development opportunities for our youth.  The ideal candidate for this part-time position will have experience and training to coordinate multiple aspects of our Youth Ministry Program, in collaboration with the Pastor and other Youth Team leaders and volunteers. 


The job description for the Director of Youth Ministry may be downloaded from the link below.  If interested in this position, please email your resume' to the following address:

admin@monticellofpc.org 

For questions please call the church office at 574-584-5787. 

Rev. Brandan S. Eddy Called to Monticello Presbyterian Church

By Marilyn Moss 

     

     Monticello Presbyterians will begin a new chapter in their 181-year history Sunday as they welcome their new pastor, the Rev. Brandan S. Eddy.

     The Rev. Tom Albaum served the church six years before his retirement in March 2016.   Following protocol of the Wabash Valley Presbytery, the church has been led the last 15 months by the Rev. Lyle Ewing, a transitional pastor.  He moved on to the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington in early October to minister during its pastoral search.

      Rev. Eddy is new to Indiana, but acclimating to new communities is a given for him.  His mother was serving in the Air Force at Fairchild AFB in Washington state when he

was born.  The next eleven years he and his parents moved from base to base, including

tours of duty in England and Turkey, and finally to Scott AFB in Belleville, IL.

       He received an associate degree from Southwestern Illinois College and graduated from ITT Technical Institute in St. Louis with a B.S. degree in computer technology. 

Rev. Eddy credits his service with the Marine Reserves Funeral Honors and Color Guard during the height of the war in Iraq, for guiding him to ministry. 

        Rev. Eddy, 33, graduated in 2011 from the Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis with a Master of Divinity degree and has kept close civilian ties with the Air Force.    He was a trainee in Clinical Pastoral Education at Veterans Affairs Jefferson Barracks and a computer contractor at Scott Base.

        He was pastor of the Schoharie Presbyterian Church in up-state New York prior to committing to the Presbyterian Church here.

        The pastor and his wife, Lacy, have three daughters, Eliza, Evelyn and Natalie.  They will be settled soon and begin looking for a permanent home.

         Rev. Eddy's belief is family oriented.  “My call is about connecting people to each other and to God through communities of faith,”  he said.  “Only through the interaction of  love between believers and God will we know eternal life.”

         The Presbyterian Pastoral Nominating Committee was comprised of

co-chairpersons Jay Janke and Shelle Hay, and  Marsha Oilar,  Lucy Jacob,  Bob Guy,  De Anna Paschen, Jenelle Foddrill, Betsy Bossaer and Jessica Phillips.

         “The pastor is a man of many interests,” said Janke, “but whether playing the saxophone or chess, he is up-beat and easy to know.  He is eager to meet new friends at this Sunday's 10:30 worship service.”

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TO OFFER DAVE RAMSEY’S FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS TO THE PUBLIC

 

WHAT:  Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

 

WHERE:  First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, 104 N Illinois, Monticello, IN  47960, Phone:  574-583-5787

 

WHEN:  Wednesday Evenings from January 17th through March 21, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (one built in snow/make-up class)

 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of White County, the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Class to the public at half of the regular cost ($45-$55) for the first 20 individuals &/or families who register.  This fee covers the cost of all materials needed for the class. 

 

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson money class that teaches step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future. This is a Biblically based, well-regarded program that has fabulous reviews.  For more information go to: www.daveramsey.com

 

To register:  https://fpu.com/1045665.  It's easy and you don't have to pay to register.  We will contact you after you register and tell you the exact amount.  

Those who register must make payment to First Presbyterian Church by December 15, 2017 to ensure your spot in the class. 

 

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!!  Please call our church office at 574-583-5787 if you have any questions or need help to register.  Remember the deadline to register and pay the fee is Friday, December 15, 2017.