240 East Washington Street

Martinsville, Indiana


  • Finding Our Lives in Christ22:48
First Presbyterian Church





FPCM is entering an exciting chapter in its continuing ministry in the Martinsville community. Our Session, with the help of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley, has retained the services of the Reverend Robert “Bob” Hunter to lead the Session and congregation in a process of examining and clarifying its mission, vision and goals moving forward. Rev. Hunter has been a consultant to clergy, congregations and other organizations for more than 20 years, and he is supremely equipped to guide us in this process. The outcome, God willing, will be the eventual calling of a full-time pastor. Rev. Hunter and Session, as soon as this fall, will be setting dates for at least two congregational meetings for the purpose of getting feedback from members regarding the future direction of the church. The Session and I urge each one of you to consider participating in these important conversations.

To assist in this process, I attended a Transitional Ministry Workshop at Montreat Conference Center, in North Carolina thelast week of August. This will help me understand my role in this visioning process as we proceed ahead. I strongly believe that God is calling our church to be a uniquely progressive Christian
voice in the Martinsville community in the service of Christ.

Be well and do good,

John VanderZee


November 2018



Along the Way  

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