Nick Denham entertaining at the 

Old Washington’s Annual

Frontier Christmas

Dec. 4, 2021

Maysville Twilight Christmas parade  Friday, Dec. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. to officially start the holiday season downtown. A highlight of this year’s parade was the appearance of a Multitude of Angels, from some nearly 12 feet tall to others of more conventional heights. The heavenly hosts are the brainchild of professional mascot designer Jennifer Smith, the founder of Avant Garb, which makes mascot costumes. Smith is also the wife of Jim Dougans, minister at Maysville’s First Presbyterian Church.

Video of our angels in the parade. 

Here’s one of the big angels we’re making for the Holiday parade in Maysville, KY, under the directions of  Jennifer Lee Smith .

 The Twilight Parade. December 3rd - gathering at Rotary park at 6:30.

Nick Denham playing bagpipes during morning worship service, Oct. 17, 2021!

Pet Blessing

Sunday, October 3, 2021

This date draws its inspiration from World Animal Day on October 4. That date is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.

Blessing of Mike & Marsha Franklin's pet.

David Harnish and Kate Zweigart having their pets blessed.



Big things are happening in Maysville and Mason County Ky! We want to welcome Avant Garb Mascots & Costumes to Maysville and Mason County as the first small business in the First Presbyterian Church, Maysville, KY’s Entrepreneurial Incubator. Avant Garb is the premiere big mascot, costume and puppet manufacturer in the US with offices in Indianapolis as well.

JenniferQ Smith is the president of the National Mascot Association as well as on the executive committee for the Mascot Hall of Fame. Jennifer and Yingvild Poe work in the Maysville office.

Avant Garb has produced mascots for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Hewlett Packard and the majority of college and university sports programs, all after starting in a garage in Berkley Ca in 1986.  Check out their fantastic website at www.avantgarb.com.  The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in Maysville and Mason County and we’re looking forward to additional entrepreneurs growing from the Presbyterian Church’s Entrepreneurial Incubator, a visionary program launched by Pastor Jim Dougans, with assistance from the Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Authority(MMCIDA). With three commercial/professional/business spaces remaining in the Church’s Educational Wing, we’re excited to see additional businesses thrive. Previously, the church has housed MCTC, The Downing Academy and several other startups.

Choir finally got to sing during worship service, June 20, 2021!!


So good to see our friend Jackie with a smile on her face.


Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community



Pet therapy with the 4 legged friends and their wonderful owners!!


Jackie must have been laughing about whatever the “friends” were talking about. 




The Older Youth Group of First Presbyterian Church opened April 25, 2021 gathering 

by writing messages of hope on the sidewalk in front of the church. 

The occasion? Chalk the Walk. 

The purpose? To raise awareness of sexual assault and spread sexual assault prevention messages.

Thanks to Dr. Craig Denham for sharing some of his Saturday morning visiting Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community.  All enjoyed seeing him and Diego!

Dr. Denham went out and rode his mule around the building to share some time with the residents. Helped a dreary day.

The new "Limelight" Hydrangea Trees planted out 

front today by Croppers Nursery

Photos from our beautiful sanctuary.