Mid-Week Messenger

Apr 11, 2024

Greetings Everyone

Dear Whitefish Presbyterian Church Community,

We are thrilled to share  some exciting news with you! After a thorough and diligent search process spanning over a year and a half, we are delighted to introduce our new Pastor, Raully Donahue, who will be joining us from Michigan. This marks a significant milestone for our community, and we can’t wait for you to meet him and his family.

To celebrate this special occasion, we cordially invite you to two important events:

1. Meet and Greet with Pastor Raully Donahue and his family

Date: Friday, April 19th

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Fellowship Hall

2. Sermon by Pastor Candidate and Congregational Meeting

Date: Sunday, April 21st

Time: During regular Worship Service

Following the service, stay for a congregational meeting to apporve the “terms of call” for Pastor Donahue. This includes details such as salary, housing allowance, pension, and insurance. Your participation in this meeting is greatly valued as we embark on this new chapter together.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your prayers and patience throughout this process. Your support has been invaluable, and we are confident that Pastor Donahue will be a wonderful addition to our church family.

We sincerely hope to see as many of you as possible at these events on April 19th and 21st as we celebrate this exciting milestone together.

Warm regards,

FPC Pastor Nominating Committee



News & Events



Sunday, April 14th 

10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service with Jack Brown and Dan Vogel

Monday, April 15th 

5:30 p.m. Bell Choir Practice

7:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Tuesday, April 16th 

7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study and breakfast

Wednesday, April 17th 

10:00 a.m. Ladies AM Bible Study (L.A.M.B.S)

6:00 p.m. FPC Youth Meet Up

Thursday, April 18th 

10:00 a.m. Bible Babes bible study

Friday, April 19th 

6:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with Pastor Raully and Family

Sunday, April 21st 

11:00 a.m. Congregational Meeting following Worship Service with Pastor Raully




Check out the Events Calendar for more upcoming events.


Please note that the Church office will be closed Friday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 16th.  We will resume normal office hours Wednesday, April 17th.


Pastor Paul and Terri are enjoying time with their Granddaughter, Kendall Joy, their son James and daughter in law, Jasmine. Pastor Paul will be back for worship service on Sunday, April 21st.

If you enjoyed the sampling of the Flathead Valleyaires Barbershop Harmony last summer, you’ll really enjoy their upcoming FREE concert!

Saturday, April 20th @ 7:32 p.m. in the Flathead High School Auditorium

2nd Sunday Food Drive – Fill the Basket!

It’s “2nd Sunday Food Drive” time again this Sunday, April 14th.

Last month, we donated a total of 63 pounds of food to the North Valley Food Bank. Thank you church!

Currently, the food bank serves about 450 households a week with an average household size of 2.5 people. As a result, the food bank serves approximately 1,125 individuals a week.

The mission of North Valley Food Bank is to “Build food security and strengthen our community.” Let’s help them achieve their mission!

This month, the food bank is in need of shelf-stable food items such as canned vegetables, canned beans, canned fruit, canned meat (chicken, tuna), oatmeal, peanut butter, and cereal.

Thank you in advance for your donation.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat . . . “
(Matthew 25:35)

Mission Flower Sales

Pre Orders for Flats of Annuals and Perennials and Hanging Baskets will begin next week!
Orders are due by Monday, May 6th at midnight!!

We are thrilled to bring this sale back with a big amount of flowers that can be preordered.

Flowers are available for pick up on Friday and Saturday, May 17th 10am – 5pm & 18th 9am – 4pm

As always, you can’t beat the prices of these flowers, you won’t find them less expensive anywhere in the valley! More than price, people keep coming back because of the quality of the plants. People comment each year that these are the best flowers they’ve ever had!

Best of all, the profits from flower sales go directly toward helping with Mission Projects!

PS – if you have a request for any annual or perennial not on the order form, let us know and we’ll see if we can bring it back for you from the nursery!

Watch for sign up forms to help with the sale! No experience necessary — we need everyone to help bring amazing color and joy to our homes and our community!

Annual Pork BBQ

Our annual BBQ potluck dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall after the church service on Sunday, April 28th. The Fellowship Committee will be furnishing the smoked (11 hours), pulled BBQ pork entre. You can either have a pulled pork sandwich or pork plate. We are asking the congregation to signup and prepare your favorite side dish or dessert to compliment the meal. A signup sheet will be attached to the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

Thank You,

The Fellowship Committee

Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women will meet next Tuesday,  April 16 in the fellowship hall at 1:00. Willo Harris and Betty Monzingo will be the hostesses and Lynda Nelson will do the program and devotions. Please join us.


Susan Tate 


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