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Fellowship

Sunday Brunch – On the third Sunday of each month a potluck meal is held after the Worship Service. In December, the Sunday Luncheon is replaced by a Dinner.

Men’s Breakfast happens at 7:30 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month.  Men of the Presbyterian, Methodist, First Baptist, Living Word and Trinity Baptist Churches take turns hosting at their respective churches.

Women’s Circle meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in homes at 6:30 pm.

TGIF Fridays we serve a simple meal from noon to 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Contact the church office for more information.

Presbyterian Day School

At Presbyterian Day School, we foster lifelong learning skills in children through our diverse Pre-K-3, Pre-K-4, and Kindergarten programs. Our Pre-K-3 program operates on a three-day schedule, while Pre-K-4 and Kindergarten classes meet four days a week, with all sessions concluding at noon.

We are dedicated to providing a high-quality Christian education at an affordable tuition rate.

If you know someone interested in learning more about our Day School, please encourage them to contact the Director at 361-646-5670.

Check out our Facebook page to learn about our activities.

 

Outreach

We support a variety of outreach and mission efforts.

  • Food Pantry
  • Mariner’s Christmas
  • Presbyterian Aid Fund for community needs
  • Presbyterian Day School
  • Traveler’s Party for all Palacios High School Seniors
  • Pan American School, Kingsville, TX
  • Su Casa de Esperanza, Pharr, TX
  • National and Global Missions – Presbyterian Church USA

Contact us to find out how you can get involved.

Mission Trip Su Casa

 

Once Refugees…

From time to time, members of the Nghinh Ngo family return to First Presbyterian for a visit. In 1975, our church sponsored the Ngo family which had fled the collapse of South Vietnam. They were the first Vietnamese refugee family in Palacios. Nghinh was a lieutenant colonel in the South Vietnamese army.   He and Bach moved to Palacios with their 4 children, ages 4 years to 6 weeks. The congregation provided a place to live, a job, and friendship to the Ngo’s, and in return was enriched by their presence. Among other efforts, women of the church helped Bach, a beautician, with her English, and she enjoyed saying thank you by giving haircuts and wonderful facials! Ngoc, the oldest walked with church members from their apartment on Welch to our Day School.  While here, the family, though Buddist, was in church every Sunday and enriched our lives.

But the Ngo’s were city people, and Mr. Ngo was by trade a mechanic, not a fisherman.  They only lived here for nine months before moving, first to El Campo, then to Houston.  The congregation and in particular John Toellner continued to be friends to the Ngo’s even after they moved.

After leaving Palacios, the family added another daughter.  Mr. Ngo is now retired and Mrs. Ngo died a few years ago. All five children graduated from college and are doing well. Among their occupations are nurse, teacher, missionary, and dentist. During one visit, Ngoc, the oldest, told us that they have met other refugees who did not have such a welcoming experience when they came to the US, and they are very grateful that they landed in Palacios with the Presbyterian church. The children, now grown, are all Christian.

Since 1976 when the Ngo family left Palacios, they continued to visit. Visits have gotten farther apart as family situations have changed, but they still return to say thank you to their Palacios church family for a very welcoming sponsorship when they were refugees. 

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Men’s Breakfast

1st Sunday of each month @ 7:30 am

Men of the Presbyterian, Methodist, First Baptist, Living Water and Trinity Baptist Churches take turns hosting at their respective churches. For information on the next breakfast, call the church office.

TGIF

Fridays we serve a simple meal from noon to 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Women’s Circle

2nd Wednesday of the month

Women’s Circle meets monthly for Bible Study and fellowship at 6:30 pm in members’ homes on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for Bible study and fellowship.

Check with the office for the location.

 

Brunch Sunday

3rd Sunday of each month

On the third Sunday of each month everyone is invited to join us for food and fellowship at a potluck Brunch after the Worship Service. In December, Brunch is replaced by a Dinner.

We are also encouraged to bring canned goods for the Palacios Food Pantry on Brunch Sundays so that others may also be fed.

 

Contact Us

501 3rd St, Palacios, TX 77465
(361) 972-2124
email

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. – noon

Services

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

Adult Bible Study 11:15 a.m.