First Presbyterian Church –  Perry, Florida 
 
On Sunday, Nov. 17, the First Presbyterian Church of Perry will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Natasha Sudderth-Davis, to the pulpit during the 11 a.m. worship service.  The Rev. Sudderth-Davis will be the first female pastor of this church which has a 114-year history.  Founded in 1905 by a small group who located to Perry because of sawmill and turpentine business interests, the church has seen much change and growth in its rich history. Members believe this new pastor will continue that tradition.
 
The Rev. Sudderth-Davis is a native of Blowing Rock, N.C., a small town in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is married to Edward Davis, who is from Indiatlantic, Fla.  Her daughter Belicia is 12 years old and her son Noah is 16. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and fine arts from Greensboro College in North Carolina and her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. The Rev. Sudderth-Davis has also studied internationally at the University of Nicosia in Cypress, traveling to historic Christian sites across the Mediterranean. Prior to her call into the ministry, she served in the U.S. Army for 10 years driving trucks. The last 13 months of that time she was deployed to Iraq, where she encountered “a very loving and persistent God calling her into ministry.”  

To celebrate this new chapter in church history, the congregation encourages friends in the community, or those seeking a new church home, to join in worship on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m.   

 
Sunday Mornings
9:30 Coffee and Treats
9:45 Assembly
10:00 Small Groups
11:00 Worship Service
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Some of Our Ministries

 

Rooms To Grow Preschool

The Rooms To Grow preschool program has been a ministry of our church for over 30 years. Rooms To Grow provides an educational (using A Beka material), spiritual, and recreational program for children 2 to kindergarten age. A 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day program is licensed by the State of Florida and seeks to maintain the highest education standards within a loving Christian environment. Rooms To Grow is a VPK provider for children 4 years old who will be entering Kindergarten the following year. Contact the Director, Diane Kane, by calling (850) 584 – 4269.
 

Wednesday Night Suppers

First Supper of the Season August 14th
The community is invited to join the church family for meals on Wednesday nights at 5:45 p.m. Cook teams volunteer and provide the meals each week, except the FIRST Wednesday of each month is POTLUCK – everyone brings a dish to share.
 
Following the meal there is a time of announcements, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and time to share prayer concerns. Reservations are not necessary and dress is casual. 
 
Meal costs are: 6 grade – adult, $3.50, and children $2.00.  The maximum charge for a family with children is $10.00.  

Caring Through Cancer

Are you or is someone you know suffering through cancer?

Join us for a fellowship gathering
the 2nd Sunday of each month.
 
Fellowship with others during the trials of the disease, knowing you are not alone. Find peace and courage through God’s Word and the shelter of His promises. Hear from “survivors” as they tell of their journey, giving hope and strength to those “still in the fight”. 
 
Not able to come, call and we will assist you personally. For information call 850-371-5152.
 

Perry Caregiver Group

4th Thursdays 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church – Perry
 
A group hosted by the Alzheimer’s Project, meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the needs of those caring for loved ones. The group discusses the needs of any long-term care-giving situation and is not limited just to Alzheimer families. For more information contact 850-386-2778.
 

Youth Group

Youth in 6th – 12th grade gather most Sunday nights during the school year for a time of food, fun, and fellowship.
 
The activities begin at 6:00 p.m with a meal followed by Bible study and games and “go home” time is 7:30 p.m. Check with the church office for more details. 

Community Outreach

The congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Perry has had a long history of meeting the needs in our community through the gifts of funds, but also through the gift of time and talents. Feeding the hungry, helping the lonely, repairing homes, providing clothing, visiting those in prison, helping with bills.
 
There are many opportunities to serve Christ through the work of the local church.
 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Church Location: 310 Plantation Road, Perry, FL 32348 
Church Mailing Address: P.O. Box 837, Perry, FL  32348 Telephone: (850) 584-3826
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