Cornerstone Update 5/7/2019

May is here, and we are 95% finished with the new Mary Jay Patten Center! Recent work includes a finished deck and handicap ramp and sidewalk, interior carpet, sinks, and toilets. Next we will install the deck railing, elevator, switch plate and outlet covers, and entry sidewalk. Our hope is for construction to be all wrapped up by the first of June.

Want to help us celebrate? Come to dinner at the church on June 5 at 6:30 p.m., and give online to show your support for the Cornerstone Campaign!

Cornerstone Update 4/23/2019

We are nearing the end of construction on our new Mary Jay Patten Activity Center! Recent work has included lights, trim, and refinished hardwood floors on the inside, and steps, corbels, brickwork, and a cross on the outside. Soon we will add carpet and an elevator to the inside, and sidewalks and landscaping to the outside. Stay tuned for more updates, and click here to support this campaign.

Cornerstone Update 3/19/2019

Lent is here, spring is right around the corner, and we are making good progress with our Cornerstone project! The Mary Jay Patten Center continues to change, with finished siding, insulation and drywall, and a new entryway. Next we will see paint on the outside and inside of the building, light fixtures, and carpet.

Have you given to support this campaign? If so — thank you! If not, we still need your help to reach our final goal. Please click the button above to give online, and visit for even more information. And check out the most recent pictures below.

Cornerstone Update 2/5/2019

We are over a month into the construction phase of our Cornerstone Campaign building project. James and his crew continue to work hard on renovating and expanding the Mary Jay Patten Center. We now have a second floor! Once finished, this building will house all staff offices and serve as the administrative hub of the church. We will also have more meeting space for Sunday School and youth classes.

Why is this project called the Cornerstone Campaign? Because Jesus is at the foundation. Ephesians 2:19-22 tells us that Jesus has built his church on the apostles and prophets of old, and that he himself is the cornerstone holding everything together. Grounded in him, the church can grow and flourish as a dwelling place for the Lord. And that’s how we imagine ourselves at First Presbyterian Church.

Take a look a look at the pictures below, and learn more about the Cornerstone Campaign by clicking here.

Cornerstone Update 1/22/2019

Construction continues on the Mary Jay Patten Center at First Presbyterian Church. James and his crew are hard at work renovating this building to be ready by summertime. When finished, the MJPC will house our new staff offices — including a reception area in the center — to create a new administrative hub for the church. In addition, a second floor with several new rooms will be added to allow for more meeting space to accommodate Sunday School classes and other groups. We will also install an elevator, so everyone can have access.

Take a look at the photos below, and read more about the Cornerstone Campaign by clicking here.

Cornerstone Update 1/8/2019

Construction has begun at First Presbyterian Church!

A new bathroom was recently installed upstairs in the main building, which will benefit our children and balcony-users for years to come.  In addition, work has started on the Mary Jay Patten Activity Center next door to build an addition and to create new office space.  Due to this, all classes and programs that typically take place in the MJPC will be relocated to the main church building, and the MJPC will be closed.

Check out the photos below, and read more about the Cornerstone Campaign by clicking here.

Photos will be posted here on the church blog, so check back soon for more updates.