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Sarah Lien Finnerty

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Director of Children's Ministries

First Presbyterian Church
120 W Hargett St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States

Company Description: Since 1816, First Presbyterian Church has served God and God's people from the center of Raleigh. The congregation's ongoing mission is stated in this description...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • bachelor's degree , theatre
    Austin College
  • Masters , Christian Education
    Presbyterian School of Christian Education
  • Masters , Christian Education
    Union Theological Seminary
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Volunteer Opportunities | First Presbyterian Church
www.fpcraleigh.org, 14 Dec 2013 [cached]
Sarah Lien Finnerty, our Director of Children's Ministries, coordinates the nursery volunteer schedule. You can email her if you'd like to start volunteering. She also keeps a list of those willing to substitute occasionally.
Sarah Lien ...
www.fpcraleigh.org, 15 Nov 2012 [cached]
Sarah Lien Finnerty
Director of Children's Ministries
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Sarah joined our staff in a new position, Director of Children's Ministry, in August 2008. She came to us by way of New York City and has served churches in Memphis and Ft. Worth. She brings energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and great passion to this new calling. Sarah will be involved with children from age 0 through 5th grade in Church School, Children's Church, the nursery, Pathfinders, and other programs for kids.
As an educator and teacher, she strives to proclaim the gospel by helping children explore faith, look with new eyes at the present, and grasp hope for the future. Her ministry relies on an understanding of God's love for all people and the church's responsibility to nurture its children in faith and in life. Her background in Christian Education provides an awareness of new and effective methods for teaching and learning. Her background in theatre, music, and the arts has inspired her with new ways to get people involved in creative education, worship and mission that are both exciting and rewarding for the congregation as a whole.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church | Pastors & Staff
www.mapc.com, 18 Jan 2008 [cached]
Sarah L. FinnertyMadison Avenue Presbyterian Church | Pastors & Staff
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Sarah Lien Finnerty
Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries
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Sarah L. FinnertySarah Lien Finnerty, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries comes to MAPC from Texas by way of Augusta, Georgia.As a preacher's kid, she has lived in many places around the United States, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas.Having spent most of her youth in Texas, she considers it home.Sarah earned her bachelor's degree in theatre from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.She received her Masters in Christian Education from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia.While in seminary, she was awarded a Friends Fellowship for her academic achievements and contributions to the church, receiving the highest monetary award available.Sarah also served as President of the Christian Education student body.
Her first call out of seminary was at Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas where she served as Director of Christian Education.There she designed and implemented their new workshop rotation Sunday school model, including an extensive room remodeling project.She has also served churches in Dallas and Memphis.
One of Sarah's gifts is creating opportunities for theatre in the church.She has directed many children and youthproductions throughout the years and enjoys any opportunity to flex her theatrical muscles.
Sarah and her husband, Craig, a graphic designer, live on the tenth floor with their four cats, Madeleine, Emily, Penelope and Mo.She is an avid photographer, cook and pop culture whiz.You may even see her knitting, her newfound hobby.Sarah and Craig enjoy spending their time at the movies, seeing theatre, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.
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Sarah L. Finnerty, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries
First Presbyterian Church, Staff
www.fpcraleigh.org, 17 April 2012 [cached]
Sarah Lien Finnerty top > Director of Children's Ministries
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Sarah joined our staff in a new position, Director of Children's Ministry, in August 2008. She came to us by way of New York City and has served churches in Memphis and Ft. Worth. She brings energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and great passion to this new calling. Sarah will be involved with children from age 0 through 5th grade in Church School, Children's Church, the nursery, Pathfinders, and other programs for kids.
As an educator and teacher, she strives to proclaim the gospel by helping children explore faith, look with new eyes at the present, and grasp hope for the future. Her ministry relies on an understanding of God's love for all people and the church's responsibility to nurture its children in faith and in life. Her background in Christian Education provides an awareness of new and effective methods for teaching and learning. Her background in theatre, music, and the arts has inspired her with new ways to get people involved in creative education, worship and mission that are both exciting and rewarding for the congregation as a whole.
Sarah Lien Finnerty, our ...
www.fpcraleigh.org, 15 Nov 2012 [cached]
Sarah Lien Finnerty, our Director of Children's Ministries, coordinates the nursery volunteer schedule. Click here for the current volunteer schedule for the nursery. Or send email to Sarah if you'd like to start volunteering. She also keeps a list of those willing to substitute occasionally.
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