First Presbyterian Church

ACTIVITIES

We believe that Christ wants us to have and live the "abundant life." He wants us to enjoy life in an atmosphere where Christians can fellowship and make wholesome leisure choices. Our Activities Ministry is not separate from the church, but an integral part of our total. We hope that you will see our programs in their relationship to Jesus Christ and His church.

The programs listed below are just some of the many offered throughout the year. Lindsay Graham, Activities Minister, is eager to help you and your family with your recreational needs.

Questions? Call Lindsay Graham at 672.1844 or Donna Roper at 672.0372.

Sports for All Ages

Men's Basketball, Softball
Youth Basketball:
Ages K5-Grade 12 learn teamwork, discipline, and basketball skills playing on a First Pres team through Church League Basketball for Youth in Greenville. Registration occurs during August and September each year for the November-February playing season.  Pick up a form from the church literature racks.
Kids’ Baseball: Ages 3-7 can play on teams organized by Christian Sports Network Baseball for Tee Ball (3–5 year-olds) and Coaches Pitch (6–7 year-olds). Registration takes place in February. Games begin in late March and April. Pick up a form from the church literature racks.

Summer Camps for Children

We offer several week-long camps for sports and fun activities each June-July for ages K4-grade 6. Camps include Tee Ball Camp, Basketball Camp, Sports Camp, and Day Camp. Registration begins each spring.

Summer@1st Brochure

 

Travel with First Pres

The Activities Ministry leads several DAY TRIPS each season. These include visits by bus to upstate restaurants, theaters, sports events, museums, lakes, and other interesting sites. Here are the trips planned for this season.

 

Pisgah Inn at the Peak of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Thursday, April 27 • Depart 9:15am • Return 3:30pm

Cost $10 • Lunch is Dutch Treat
From the 5,000-foot elevation, you will marvel at the view - forest-clad mountain peaks, mist-filled coves, and slopes covered with balsams and rhododendrons.

 

Dinner on the Square in Pendleton, SC

Thursday, June 22 • Depart 4:30pm • Return 7:30pm

Cost $10 • Dinner is Dutch Treat
This stately building on the Square in Pendleton is the oldest farmer's hall in continuous use in the U.S. Farmer's Hall Restaurant offers a dish for everyone's taste - true southern home cooking.

 

Atlanta Braves Baseball at the new SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, June 24 • Depart 10:30am • Return 10:30pm

Cost $60 (includes ticket and transportation) 
The Atlanta Braves' new SunTrust Park is the perfect marriage of classic ballpark feel and modern amenities, creating an unrivaled fan experience. Come with s to see the Braves play the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

Flat Rock Playhouse in Flat Rock, NC

Thursday, July 20 • Depart 10:45am • Return 4:00pm

Cost $40 • Lunch is Dutch Treat at Cracker Barrel in Hendersonville, NC
Designing Women, Golden Girls, Steel Magnolias - make room for the Dixie Swim Club, a hilarious, touching comedy about five Southern women who prove that friendships can last forever. 

  

Lake Lure Cruise in Lake Lure, NC

Thursday, September 21 • Depart 9:30am • Return 3:30pm

Cost $30 • Lunch is Dutch Treat at La Strada Grill
Lake Lure Tours provides a relaxing boat cruise around Lake Lure as our tour guide gives information and history of the area. We'll see the Dirty Dancing filming spots, along with beautiful homes and scenery.


The Activities Ministry usually leads LONGER TRIPS each year to exciting national and international destinations. We currently have these trips planned:

 

The Wonders of Peru
May 15-23, 2017

Cost $3,950 (double) includes airfare and transfers, direct 7-hour flight from Atlanta, seven nights accommodations (4 star), all breakfasts, two dinners, guides, and entrance fees..
Enjoy sightseeing in Lima, Cusco, and experience the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Feel the magic and mysterious splendor of one of the world's most famous manmade wonders, Machu Picchu…the breathtaking Inca city atop the Andes Mountains. Your hosts are Lindsay Graham and Richard Gibbons.

 

Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon
September 27-30, 2017

*Cost $695 (single), $575 (double), $525 (triple), $475 (quad), includes deluxe motor coach, two nights lodging at Comfort Inn, Falls Church, VA, dinner at Gatsby's Tavern, Alexandria, VA, and all admissions and tours.
Step into history and explore our nation's capitol! Our trip will include the Monuments and Memorials, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, Arlington Cemetery and JFK Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums, and Mount Vernon. White House and Capitol tours are pending approval. Our hosts will be Activities Minister Lindsay Graham and Senior Pastor Dr. Richard Gibbons. *$100 deposit with balance due August 15.

 

For more information, please contact Activities Assistant Donna Roper 672.0372 or droper@firstpresgreenville.org.

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