130th Anniversary CelebrationWe're planning a lot of events to celebrate our 130th anniversary this year. Come join us in our celebration - all are welcome here!
List of Celebration Events
Serving 130 Hours
for 130 Years
When FPC-SSP was established in 1893, the organizers intended for the church to not only be a place of worship, but to serve others both inside and outside the community through their financial giving and hands-on service. One hundred and thirty years later we are still faithfully following their vision.
The Church is hoping that together we can give a 130 hours of community service either as a part of an organized church event or as individuals during 2023. Forms to track service hours will be available soon and a graphic of some sort will help us track our collective hours. Volunteer opportunities will be offered in future church communications.
Commemorative Worship Service
Our Sunday morning worship service on December 17, 2023 will commemorate our 130th anniversary through music and word.
1893 – 2023
We strive to be a vibrant Christian community that is loving, nurturing, open, sustainable and renewing, and one that inspires people of all ages to live in the Christian faith and serve the world.
FPCSSP is holding a summer raffle! Members have begun selling tickets and will continue up until the drawing at 11:50 am on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Tickets are $10 each with the chance to win several cash prizes with a grand prize of $1,000!
Community Book Sale
The church will be hosting a book and vinyl record sale the first weekend in May down in Fellowship Hall. Hundreds of books, both fiction and non-fictions, in all genres, will be will be available. Stock up for your summer reading!
All books will be $1 and vinyl records will be $5.
Food Truck Community Event
Mark your calendars for July 22 and join us at the West St Paul Sports Complex on Wentworth Ave. This fundraising event will feature several food trucks and will be an opportunity for the community to get to know FPC-SSP and the local agencies we support. All proceeds will be used to help support the work of the First Presbyterian Church.
River Dinner Cruise
We have established a 130th Anniversary Fund to supplement our operating budget. Those donating at least $75 will receive a ticket for a cruise on the St Croix River on October 7, 2023. A buffet meal will be available and you will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for some great items. Please consider a donation and join together to celebrate 130 years of service and community.