Join us as we participate with Auburn's First Friday at the P.E.R.C... March 1 from 5pm-8pm... There will be tours of the Case Mansion -- great way to check out the retreat rooms... Taste a sampling from our High Tea menus with our tea blends... Visit First Presbyterian Women's Association pop-up store of hats, scarves and other hand-made items... Learn about upcoming events and activities... image from

out of the depths on the longest night

“Out of the depths to Thee I raise the voice of lamentation / Lord, turn a gracious ear to me and hear my supplication.”

Not all Christmases are white…  some are blue…

Blue christmas

When it seems like the whole world is awash in lights, celebration, friends, and family, many among us feel a sense of loss, grief, and disconnect.  Join us as we reflect on the meaning of living through dark times, holding out for healing and hope.

At 7pm on Friday, December 21st at the PERC, we will have a meditative service on the longest night, the night of the winter solstice.  We will remind each other of Jesus’ promise, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

“What though I wait the live-long night, and till the dawn appeareth / My heart still trusteth in God’s might; it doubteth not nor feareth.”


Monday at the Market

For those who are already participating in the Market, we are looking forward to seeing you there on Monday, June 25.

For those who have expressed interest we hope you would join us. We are here to support all farmers and artisans in creative and collaborative ways.

Feel free to visit our new Facebook page to check out upcoming events and Market details. For more information, you can reach us at 315-406-5820.

This week we will be grilling for dinner from 5pm-6pm with side dishes featuring herbs from our garden... Our first batch of radishes are ready for a yummy salad... For dessert we will have our freshly baked scones served with jams featuring Jammin' With Pat...


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Farmers and Artisans Market in full motion...

PERC Farmers and Artisans Market has officially opened its doors this Monday, June 11. Interested farmers and artisans are invited to join us every Monday 3pm to 6pm until the end of October. Several special events are planned throughout the summer.

Our Market’s mission is to provide space to access locally grown and/or produced food and other products while promoting and supporting local farmers, small businesses and artisans located around Auburn and surrounding areas.

Our highly visible location on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church complex on South Street offers participating vendors  terrific opportunity to promote your business, sell your products and connect with others in community.

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Expressing one of the great themes of the Reformed tradition of "a faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God’s creation", the Center supports a variety activities in building community through arts, care of the environment, local farming and solar energy. [Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) F-2.05]

In fulfilling this mission, we offer a $15.00 daily market vendor rate. Initial provided space is 15’x15’. You will be able to park your vehicles on the PERC grounds.

Please contact us at 315.406.5820 or by email at