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November is not just the time to get the skis, boards and Christmas decorations ready; It’s the time to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ. Over the next few weeks, worship will center on preparation and hope. In addition to worship, I will be offering two classes after worship on December 3 and 10. Classes will center on advent themes as they connect to First Presbyterian’s  transition between pastors.

Here is a list of events and worship texts

November 12 – Psalm 150   
Operation Christmas Child Gathering
November 19: Give Thanks
November 26: Reason to Rejoice

December 2 – Advent One
Waiting: Isaiah 40:1-5  Luke 3:1-6 and 15-17

Afer worship gathering

December 10 – Advent Two
Mystery: Isaiah 9:2-7,  Luke 1:39-55

After worship gathering

December 17 – Advent Three

Redemption: Isaiah 1:16-18, John 1:1-12

December 24  – Advent 4
Incarnation: Psalm 113, Luke 1:26-33
Lessons and Carols 7:00

December 31 

January 7 

January 14
Baptism of the Lord

Welcome Rev. Whitney Dempsey

We are pleased to welcome Rev. Whitney Dempsey as our Temporary Supply Pastor for our church, beginning Sunday, May 7th.

In this role, Rev. Dempsey will lead us in worship, will be available for pastoral care, and with our help, provide pastoral presence within our community.  Additionally, he will assist us with our transition steps as we move toward a formal search for our next installed pastor.

The Rev. Whitney Dempsey specializes in pastoral education and interim ministry. Working from a family system and other systems’ perspective, Whitney seeks to build and support healthy pastors, chaplains, congregations and organizations.

Rev. Dempsey is a trained interim pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a member of Denver Presbytery. Most recently he served as the Interim Senior Pastor at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colorado. Along with parish ministry, Rev. Dempsey serves on the Highlands Camp and Conference committee and on the Board for the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains.  Rev. Dempsey has served as an ACPE Associate Supervisor, and in that capacity, was responsible for the management and development of clinical sites that included hospitals, congregations, hospice centers, and long-term care facilities.

Before coming to Denver, Rev. Dempsey served pastorates in Northern Nevada and in North East Michigan. Along with congregational ministry, Whitney has served as a chaplain in three Level 1 Trauma Centers, including the St. Anthony Hospitals in Denver, Colorado, where he received his CPE Education Supervisory training.

Along with ministry, Rev. Dempsey is an avid runner and has completed seven marathons. Whitney can also be found in the mountains, skiing in the winters, and fly fishing, hiking and climbing in the summers with his family. Whitney is a certified ski Instructor at Keystone Resort.

Rev. Dempsey received a political science degree from Seattle Pacific University, and a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from the San Francisco Theological Seminary and is currency working on a Doctor of Ministry at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

We are so excited to welcome Rev. Dempsey to our church and for our time ahead together.