UPDATE:  First Presbyterian Church is now open  for services in the sanctuary.  We will also be streaming live on Facebook Live each Sunday at 10:55 AM for those who are not able to join us in person.  





Clergy Appreciation Day on the second Sunday in October reminds us to recognize the work of ministers, pastors, and priests in the United States. This national day also falls in National Clergy Month, which is observed each October.

Some congregations use the entire month of October to find different means to bless the leaders with meals, gifts, etc.  As an individual, there are several ways to show your clergy appreciation.

  • Tell others – Tell them how much your church leader does for the congregation – and let your pastor overhear you.

  • Volunteer – churches offer more opportunities for volunteering than just about anywhere. Don’t wait to be voluntold.

  • Pray for your clergy – It should probably be in the first slot, but it seemed so obvious.

  • Write a note – Thank your minister for being an excellent leader, for his or her compassion or even something specific.

  • Ask – Find out where you can help. Some clergy don’t delegate enough or (see volunteer) so few people volunteer, they’ve taken all the burdens upon themselves.


Join your congregation in celebrating your clergy. Recognize them for their leadership, compassion, stewardship, and faith.

HOW TO OBSERVE Clergy Appreciation Day

Thank your clergy for the work they do. Give them a shout out using the hashtag #ClergyAppreciationDay and post to your social media accounts. Encourage others to do the same. Being a pastor or other clergy member has its good days, and bad. Yet all leaders need to be recognized for the work and efforts.  Be sure you also personally thank them for all they do to help you and your family!


Hallmark Cards first started Clergy Appreciation National Day of Honor in 1992. The day later changed to Clergy Appreciation Day and is sometimes referred to as Pastor Appreciation Day.


Recently, we have partnered with Presbyterian Foundation and are now able to offer online giving.  Just click on the button on the top right corner of this page to set up an account.  You can set it up to give a one time donation or set up recurring donations.  Please call if you have any questions about how any of this works at:  918/423-2186.  

Thank you also for allowing us to continue to bring Christ into your home/lives during this COVID-19 time in our lives.  Remember, nothing can stop the power

of Jesus !!!




Please join us for service on Sunday, October 18th as Pastor Jeannie continues with the new sermon series called "REBOOT". Sundays sermon is titled "REBOOT Part 3: The Gift of Wisdom".

The scripture comes from 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 

(2nd reading is from Psalm 99)

We are taking all COVID-19 precautions to keep everyone safe by

taking temperatures, using sanitizer and social distancing for

seating. We hope you will join us and Pastor Scott as he teaches

us how to "reboot" our lives during this international pandemic.


Prayers  :  Our pastor has re-tested negative

for COVID-19 and his family has recovered from 

COVID-19 also.  Please continue to pray for all those

who have the virus, and those whom have had the

virus but still have lingering effects.


     *** PIANIST  ***


First Presbyterian Church of McAlester is searching for a pianist and/or organist for Sunday Worship Service.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, choir is not meeting at this time. Practice days will be negotiable when the choir returns. (organ experience is a plus but not required).  If interested, please contact:  Pastor D. Scott Vandenheuvel at:  fpcmcpastor1@gmail.com or call the church office at: 918/423-2186 and leave a message. 


​Weekly Events
 NOTICE.. these events have started back up in the
COVID-19 Phase 2 plan:

Lunch Bunch Bible Study dates in October:

6th  & 13th - Tuesdays at 11:45 AM


Boy Scouts meet on Mondays at 6:30 PM