Celebrating Betty Wood’s 90th Birthday
with her family, friends and fellow Presbyterians

that gathered on her front lawn Friday, July 17, 2020, at 7 pm. 

Jersey Ridge Road, Maysville, KY to sing happy birthday as she 

celebrated her 90th birthday


A socially distanced visit at Kenton Pointe with Jackie Zweigart.  
Good to see our friend with her smile. 

The members of the Spiritual Development Committee, who put together the VBS in a Bag.


Vacation Bible School in a Bag-Marti Insko, Kate Zweigart and Karen Wood have created a VBS to Go. It will be delivered to nine children and contains lessons and supporting materials for five days of fun and instruction. Thank you Marti, Kate and Karen for producing and delivering Vacation Bible School in a Bag!

July 5, 2020 there was in person worship service in the sanctuary

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper this Sunday. First Presbyterian Church celebrates the Lord's Supper every three months. This Sunday we celebrated in person and on-line.  

Worship service during Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic
The service was held in the chapel on Sunday morning via Facebook Live.






Delphiniums, a couple of roses, 

some Gerber daisies, irises, 

some of those little white wispy flowers, 

a few carnations and

some spectacular greenery.

Choir, Pastor, organists & pianist on Christmas Eve preparing to enter worship service.

Thanks to everyone who made our annual ladies' Angel Tea such a success last weekend!    We love hosting the community in our fellowship hall, and appreciate the many hands who put together so many lovely events throughout the year!

A rainbow appears at the dedication of the water purification plant.

The water purification plant in Tikinmul. System installation underway. David Harnish, Alan Harnish, Doug Depies, Philip Lotspeich.






The Education Team got underway in Tikinmul this morning.


 Bill Reed, Phillip Yunker and Jennifer Smith




Our pastor, Jim Dougans, and several members of our congregation are on a mission trip to Yucatán, Mexico. They will be working with Living Waters for the World to bring clean water to a small village.

Here they are enjoying breakfast in Campeche before church in Tikinmul. Vaya con Dios!





The Presbyterian church in Tikimul, Campeche as the water team from First, Maysville, prepares for a LWW water installation next day.

Do you recognize the pastor?

Jennifer Q. Smith

The TV crew from Journey Indiana - WTIU- came to Avant Garb a few weeks ago. Take a peek into mascotland and see how we make the magic!

We draft the patterns, sculpt the heads, pick out the furs, fabric and foams, then we stitch it all together. That’s what makes us professional mascot makers. We know how to bring all of the parts together to make a dynamic, compelling mascot.


AvantGarb began life in 1986 in Jennifer Q Smith’s Berkeley, California garage.

The first mascot we made was a giant Chocolate Chip Cookie for a teensy cookie company in Berkeley. The second mascot we made was an astronaut for Hewlett-Packard. a giant tech company.  We still make mascots for giant, worldwide companies and teensy regional ones.


Jennifer Q. Smith’s business card lists her job title as “Queen of Fuzz” at Avant Garb Inc .

It’s an offbeat job title, but it fits. Avant Garb, which Smith founded in 1986, designs and creates mascot costumes of all sorts. She’s created the current or former costumes for the Indiana Pacers’ Boomer, the Indianapolis Public Library’s Booker (a smiling oversized book), IUPUI’s Jawz and Jazzy jaguars, and many others for organizations around the country.


Some photos of the new building going up that will house 

the water purification system, 

sent to our Mexico Mission Team by the head of the 

water committee at the church in Tikinmul.

FOR A LARGER VIEW OF EACH PHOTO CLICK ON IT AND THEN SCROLL OVER TO SEE ALL.

Presbyterian Peacemaker Lucy Awate Dabi and her toddler, Raphael visited our church this week. 


Presbyterian Mission Agency advocates for peace and justice in cultures of violence through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.


Lucy is a social worker by profession and works with RECONCILE International, "the resource center for civil Leadership," in Yei, South Sudan. She shared her experience peacebuilding in a country that has been torn by civil war and political unrest.


Lucy and her colleagues do amazing work to build trust, "heal the sounds of trauma," and promote reconciliation among the many different tribes and ethnic groups living in their regions. 

                                                                  You can learn more or donate at pcusa.org/peace-global.







 The First Presbyterian was formed on June 14, 1817


 This picture was taken way after 1817.

Photos from our beautiful sanctuary.