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September 24, 2023






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Shaker Village (Things to Know Before You Go)

FPC is going to Shaker Village on Saturday, September 9. For the details of the trip, see a second article in this newsletter. My Pastor’s Column this month will be about the Shakers and Shaker Village.


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a living history museum located in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, about two hours drive from Maysville. It was founded in 1805 by a group of Shakers, a religious group that originated in England in the 17th century. The Shakers believed in simplicity, equality, and celibacy. They lived communally and worked together to support themselves.

The village was once home to over 600 Shakers, but the community declined in the late 19th cen-tury. The last Shaker died in 1923, and the village was abandoned. In 1961, the village was pur-chased by the state of Kentucky and opened to the public as a museum.

Today, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can tour the village, learn about Shaker history and culture, and participate in hands-on activities. The village is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year. We have timed our church visit to miss the Jazz Festival the following weekend. We don’t want to compete with all those extra visi-tors.

As a pastor, I believe that Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a place of spiritual significance. The Shakers were a deeply religious people who dedicated their lives to serving God and humankind. Their simple way of life and commitment to equality and community are an inspiration. I hope you can visit Shaker Village on September 9. If you need transportation, please let me know.

Here are some additional details about the Shakers:

• The Shakers were known for their simple lifestyle, plain dress, and celibacy.

• They believed in equality for all, regardless of race, gender, or social status.

• They were also known for their craftsmanship and their innovative furniture designs.

• The Shakers declined in the late 19th century due to a number of factors, including declining membership and the rise of other religious movements.

• Today, there are only a few Shakers left in the world. However, their legacy lives on in the form of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and other historical sites.



Pastor Jim


Who: Volunteers interested in helping struggling readers.

Where: Straub Elementary

When: An hour a week during the school day

A short optional training will be offered to new tutors. If you are interested

please contact First Presbyterian Church at 606-564-3639 or

Kate Zweigart at 606-584-2915 and we will get a volunteer application to you.

A fee of $15 is charged for the required background check.

Pet Blessing

Sunday, October 1, 2023

3:00 pm


The tradition continues. Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 3 pm is the time and date. This date draws its inspiration from World Animal Day on October 4. That date is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.

All animals are welcome as long as they are either on a leash or caged. You do not need to be a member of First Presbyterian Church to attend, so invite your neighbors and friends the next time you are out walking your dog!

We understand some pets are not comfortable in a group setting with other animals, but you can still participate by bringing a picture of your pet with you to the Pet Blessing. We also encourage those families who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet to bring a photo to be honored during the ceremony.

We will have treats for your pet, and refreshments for you. See you at the church 21, W. Third Street. We will gather on the Court Street side of the church.




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Prayer List

Dr. LeRoy Gallenstein

Merele Norman cosmetics studio

Paulette Gallagher

Terry Bevins

Jimmy Jordan

Darlene Wireman & Family

Residents of Stoneleigh Apts

Betty Wood

Wilma Erwin

Added in July:

Pat Webb

Jimmy Powell

Winston Morris

Jack Haydon

Cheryl Davis

Viola Snapp

Jim Fant

Mike Franklin

Claude Commodore

Marla Wilcox

Jan Smothers

Roger Hendrickson

Jim Clarke

George Preyor

Cathy Denham

Kate Smith

Chase Holt

Alex Holt

Jim Fant

Mike Franklin

Claude Commodore

Marla Wilcox

Jan Smothers

Roger Hendrickson

Chyliegh Cropper Rose

Katie Flora

Nancy Sellers

John Kennan

Shirely Sames

Alice Jones

Frank Day

Licking Valley Senior Center

Carol Heflin Larry Kenny Agatha Russell Joyce Truesdell

Penny Sellers Analee Gilbert Barbara and Steve Ritchie

David Fishter Leah Greene Charlene Chinn Carol Brunell

Daryl Bussell Larry Risdon Wilma Day Carl Swim

Danny & Betty Clark


Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

All Residents

Hilda Hord Kevin McCoy Zora Myers Margaret Vance Steve Hafer

Dana Matthews Terry Reed Joanne Clinger Anita Wilson

Sandra Brown Judith Greene Michael Richey Don Lanthorn


Family of:

James Scott Jones



CASA Children

Limestone Ministerial Assoc. and CCMA

Our military

People of Ukraine & Russia

Maysville Police Department Officers





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Book Club

We will be meeting at the First Presbyterian Church September 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm. We will discuss the First 7 chapters of the book, “A Light in the Window”


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Gospel Group, Satisfied, will be performing

at First Presbyterian Church on October 8, 2023 at 4:00 P.M.

Satisfied is a Christian singing group from Aberdeen, Ohio. The family is made up of April Baldwin, her brother Brad Renchen, and sister-in-law Jamie

Renchen. Our ministry consists of both southern gospel and contemporary music. With over two

decades of singing for Jesus, the group also shares inspiring testimonies of God’s great love. Brad

Renchen has composed many original songs with one traveling to over 800 radio stations across the nation. The song, Satisfied, truly describes God’s love and grace for His children.

Our family gives God all of the glory for everything He has done.


Presented by Coral Losh Music Series at no cost to attend.


Carl & Liz Berry

Maysville Nursing & Rehab

620 Parker Rd

Maysville, KY 41056

Jackie Zweigart

Maysville Extended Care

Room #115

620 Parker Rd.

Maysville, KY 41056

Gwen Tuel

5013 Parry Lane

Maysville, KY 40156



Session Meeting will be held on Monday,

September 25 at 5:30 p.m.


If you would like a copy of the church's wedding policy please

email the office at or click on

wedding button on the left to take you directly to email.


Maysville Presbyterian 
  21 W 3rd St.
Maysville, KY 41056

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