• Maundy Thursday Zoom

    Dear FPC of Bandon and Friends, I pray that this finds you in good spirits and looking forward to a new style of worship. Many of you have already Zoomed around, but many more may never have heard of Zoom. Well, Zoom is a Computer Program (capitalized to show respect)...

  • From Session – March 19, 2020

    First Presbyterian Church, Bandon From Session – March 19, 2020 Dear Friends, These are challenging and unsettling times for all of us. Not only are we in the transition from one Pastor to another, we are now facing an international health crisis. Session met today and after careful discernment and...

  • December 24: Jesus, Luke 2.1 – 20

    December 24: Jesus, Luke 2.1 – 20 Where around you has the heavenly touched down and come into being? It is there you will find Christmas. It is there you shall no longer wait. It is to that place that light comes in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome...

  • December 23: Nativity, Luke 2.1 – 20

    December 23: Nativity, Luke 2.1 – 20 Finally gathered all together are Joseph and Mary and all the animals of the manger. The angels will proclaim to shepherds and the wisemen are on their way. All is ready, they wait in hope for the nativity to be complete. Where have...

  • December 22: Manger, Luke 2.1 – 20

    December 22: Manger, Luke 2.1 – 20 A manger is a trough used to feed livestock. Mary and Joseph created a crib for Jesus out of a manger and in so doing they prepared a place for hope and love to rest. Where have you prepared a space for hope...

  • December 21: Candle, John 1.5 | Isaiah 9.2 | Isaiah 35.1 – 10

    December 21: Candle, John 1.5 | Isaiah 9.2 | Isaiah 35.1 – 10 Longest Night is observed by many congregations in recognition that Christmas can also be a time of grief for many whose lives do not reflect the common depictions of a family gathered round in harmony. On this...

  • December 20: Sheep, Luke 2.8 – 20

    December 20: Sheep, Luke 2.8 – 20 The shepherds are watching their flock by night and must bring the sheep with them to the manger. What are the practicalities of your life that come with you as you seek the sacred? “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little...

  • December 19: Shepherds, Luke 2.8 – 20

    December 19: Shepherds, Luke 2.8 – 20 When the angels appear to the shepherds, the shepherds go saying, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” Likewise, who can you count on to be there to...

  • December 18: Dove,Genesis 8.11 | Isaiah 52.7-10 | Isaiah 11.1-10 | Matthew 3.16

    December 18: Dove, Genesis 8.11 | Isaiah 52.7-10 | Isaiah 11.1-10 | Matthew 3.16 A dove is often seen as an image of peace, both from the story of Noah and the Flood, and Christ’s baptism. Jesus is often called the Prince of Peace. Where do you find peace? (post...

  • December 17: Heavenly Hosts,Luke 2.8 – 14

    December 17: Heavenly Hosts, Luke 2.8 – 14 A multitude of heavenly hosts, or angels, proclaim Jesus’s birth with exaltations and singing ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace!’ What do you find glorious? “Hark the herald angels sing, Glory to the newborn King! Peace on...