Current Newsletter - First Presbyterian Church

Volume 12, No. 6 ˜ February 8–14, 2015
Ministry News
Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham
BASKETBALL SUPPER FEBRUARY 22
The annual Jim Johnson Basketball Supper for
Youth Basketball Team awards (grades 4-12) will
be Sunday, February 22, at 5:00pm in Fellowship
Hall. Questions? Contact Donna Roper (672.0372
or [email protected]).
SUMMER FUN @ FIRST
Registration has begun for 2015 Summer Camps
at First Pres offered by the Activities Ministry, First
Presbyterian Academy, Mother’s Morning Out,
and Children’s Ministry. Campers may participate
in more than one program per week. Pick up a
brochure from the literature racks, and register at
FirstPresGreenville.org.
AMERICA’S CANYONLANDS TOUR NEXT FALL
Come with us to “America’s Canyonlands,”
presented by Tauck Tours, departing October 4,
2015. Details are available at FirstPresGreenville.org
or YoungTravel.com. Space is limited; $350 deposit
holds your spot. Questions? Contact Lindsay
Graham (672.1844) or Donna Roper (672.0372).
Children’s Ministry, Tina Jones
TAKE ME TO THE CROSS
Worship Service on Wednesday, February 18, in
Harper Chapel, 6:20—7:15pm. Students in grades
3-8 (and any parents or other adults) are encouraged
to come and take part is this very special worship
service that leads us into the Season of Lent. Education Ministry, Tim Leslie
10 MARKS OF INCREDIBLE SMALL GROUP LEADERS
All Sunday School, Small Group, and Community
Group Leaders and Participants are invited to a
conference Friday, February 27 (7:00–9:00pm),
and Saturday, February 28 (8:30am–12:00pm),
led by nationwide speaker and prolific author Josh
Hunt. Josh is an energetic speaker and creative
thinker whose passion is seeing people enjoy God
and encouraging groups to double.
Conference cost is $10 each for FPC members,
and $30 each for non-FPC members ($25 each for
groups of three or more). Register with Charlotte
Joye, [email protected] or 672.0309.
Marriage & Family Ministry, Phil Hargrove
CSI SINGLES DINNER OUT FEBRUARY 13
All singles are invited to spend Valentine’s Eve
together enjoying fresh Tex-Mex food. Join us for
dinner on Friday, February 13, at 6:00pm at The
Local Taco (15 Conestee Avenue off Augusta Road).
RSVP to Jennifer Paramore at jparamore1991att.net.
Missions, Brian Stewart
GREAT ALASKA SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC
Save the date for the second annual Great Alaska
Sporting Clay Classic: Friday, March 27, at the
Clinton House in Clinton, SC. This event benefits
the ministry of Steven and Natalie Hall, missionaries
serving with SEND North in Alaska. Cost is $600
per four-shooter team. Several sponsorship levels
are available. Registration begins at 12:00noon, with
Shotgun Start at 1:30pm and Awards at 4:00pm.
Pick up a brochure from the information racks, and
register by Friday, March 13.
APPLY NOW FOR JUNE MISSION TRIP TO THE DR
Our first mission trip of the year just returned from
the Dominican Republic January 31. We are now
planning our next trip, June 20-27, and we invite
YOU to join the mission team! The cost for each
participant is $1,300; deposits are due Sunday,
March 22. Please fill out the application at
RestorationLaRomana.org/trips, or email Joy Sturgis
([email protected]) for a welcome packet.
Leave your $100 deposit (made to FPC, earmarked
“DR trip deposit”) in Brian Stewart’s church mailbox,
or include it with your registration. For more details,
contact Brian Stewart (672.7032) or Joy Sturgis
(423.6798), or visit RestorationLaRomana.org/trips.
Women’s Ministry, Tim Leslie
WOMEN’S MONTHLY CIRCLES
The following circles will meet in homes this week.
Other circles are listed in this week’s Calendar.
02/10: Circle 4 (10:30am) will meet in the home of
Ann McLellan, 49 Churchill Downs (15).
Circle 5 (10:30am) will meet in the home of Gena
McGowan, 925 Cleveland Street, Unit 213 (01).
Circle 7 (10:30am) will meet in the home of June
Anderson, 1 Chanticleer Drive (05).
02/12: Circle 3: Contact Jane Linker, chair, (517.6434)
for time and location.
02/13: Circle 9 (10:00am) will meet at Rolling Green
Village in Palmetto Conf. Room A (15).
Announcements
STAFF NEWS: NEW MEDIA ASSISTANT
Media Assistant Randy Best joined
our staff January 28 as a part-time
member of the Communications
team. Randy will assist Media
Director Daniel McKinney with audio
needs, especially on Wednesdays
and Sundays. Randy has many years of experience
in the audio field and worked in the music industry
in Nashville for 30 years. His son, Landon Best, sings
in the Resonate youth choir and Landon’s mom, Lori
Sharp, and grandparents, Ken and Maxine Sharp,
are members at First Presbyterian. Please welcome
Randy to the FPC family!
STAFF NEWS: NEW ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/BILLING
We wish Dana Smith well as she
leaves our staff to work in accounting
at a medical supplies company
in town. Montez Miller joined us
January 29 to handle Accounts
Payable and Billing. Montez comes
with a broad level of experience, including many
years in accounting for a local company and work
as a youth director in a local congregation. She
has two adult children. She and her husband live
in Simpsonville. We welcome Montez to our staff!
LAST CALL FOR OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS
To submit recommendations for Class of 2018
Elders, Deacons, FPC Board, and Foundation
Board, go to FirstPresGreenville.org and click on
the NOMINATE CHURCH OFFICERS icon; fill out
the form in your Sunday bulletin and drop it in the
offering plate; or fill out a form from the literature
racks and leave it at the Reception Desk. Please
submit recommendations by Sunday, February 8.
GALLIVAN-MILLS SCHOLARSHIP
The Gallivan-Mills Scholarship is granted each year
to college undergraduate and seminary students
who are FPC members. Academic merit, Christian
commitment, Christian service work, and personal
testimony are all key elements of the application.
Financial need is considered, but not required.
Applications are available at the FPC Reception
Desk and online at FirstPresGreenville.org/
gmscholarshipapp.pdf. Submit a fully completed
scholarship application, three letters of reference,
and academic transcripts to the Gallivan-Mills
Scholarship Committee (drop off at the Reception
Desk) no later than Friday, March 13. Questions?
Contact Doug Stokes at [email protected]
UPSTATE HEART BALL ON VALENTINE’S DAY
Pastor Gibbons is one of this year’s Heart Ball
Honorees and will be recognized by the American
Heart Association on Valentine’s Day, February
14. For more information about this event and for
tickets, visit upstatescheartball.heart.org.
SANCTUARY FLOWERS
If you would like to provide Sanctuary flowers
in memory or honor of a loved one for Sunday,
March 1 or 8, please call Karen Franzen, 235.0496.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE
At the First Pres Blood Drive on January 25, 19
participants donated blood, which will help up to
57 patients in area hospitals. Thank you!
Member News
BAPTISM (February 1, 2015)
Dorothy Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Taylor Thomas (Elizabeth).
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY
The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to:
Mr. and Mrs. Les Burns, Jr., (Pat) in the death of her
mother, Katherine Virginia Cruikshank Carroll of
White Sulpher Springs, WV, on January 23.
Mrs. Tommie Cash in the death of her husband,
Hugh Cash, on January 24.
Ms. Liz Philpot in the death of her grandmother,
Martha Elizabeth Henderson Smith of Greenville,
on January 24.
Mr. John Richey (Terry) in the death of his mother,
Thelma Pinson Richey of Greenville, on January 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lanz (Claire) in the deaths of her
grandmother, Patsy Starnes Richey of Greenville,
and her great-grandmother, Thelma Pinson Richey
of Greenville, on January 30; and to Hannah Lanz
in the deaths of her great-grandmother and greatgreat-grandmother.
Mrs. Robbie Rishel in the death of her husband, Gene
Rishel, on January 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rishel (Shelia) in the death of
his father, Gene Rishel, on January 30, and to
Todd, Zach, and Cas Rishel in the death of their
grandfather.
IN MEMORIAM:
Hugh Irvin Cash
November 14, 1925 – January 24, 2015
Eugene B. Rishel III
February 14, 1933 – January 30, 2015
Calendar for the Week
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660)
8:30am•Worship Service (Sanctuary)
9:30am•Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall)
9:40am•First Look Class (Formal Dining Room)
9:45am•Sunday School
10:45am•Ignite Worship (Fellowship Hall)
11:00am•Worship Service (Sanctuary)
4:15pm•Resonate! Prime (Choir Room)
5:00pm•Resonate! MS (Choir Room)
•GriefShare Support Group (Room 305)
•Divorce Care Support Group (Room 308)
5:30pm•Short-term Mission Comm. (Formal Dining Room)
6:00pm•Youth House Groups (Off campus)
•High School Boys Small Group (Youth 352)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067)
5:30pm•Worship & Music Committee (Room 261)
6:00pm•Diaconate Meeting (Formal Dining Room)
7:00pm•Community Bible Study (Room 304)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455)
7:30am•Senior High Breakfast Club (Youth 352)
10:30am•Circle #4 (Room 305)
•Circle #6 (Parlor)
•Circle #8 (Room 212)
11:00am•Circle #10 (Formal Dining Room)
3:30pm•Covenant Ringers Rehearsal (Room 402)
6:00pm•Pack 11 Webelos (Scout Hut)
6:30pm•Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall)
7:00pm•Healing Prayer (Harper Chapel)
•Boy Scout Troop 11 (Scout Hut)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455)
9:00am•MMO Registration (Nursery Suite)
9:30am•Women’s Study: Purpose of Man (Room 212)
10:00pm•Healing Prayer Leadership (Parlor)
11:30am•Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
4:30pm•Christian Education Committee (Room 308)
5:00pm•Missional Ministry Committee (Room 261)
5:15pm•Wednesday Advantage Supper (Fellowship Hall)
5:30pm•Youth Confirmation Class (Room 316)
5:45pm•Nursery Care–age 0-2 (Nursery Suite)
•Junior High Roots (Youth 354)
6:00pm•Stephen Ministry Training (Room 305)
6:15pm•Bible Study–age 2-3 (Room 215E)
•Bible Study–grades 1-2 (Room 323)
•Bible Study–grades 3-5 (Room 318)
•Cherub Choir–age 4-5 (Room 317)
•Covenant Choir–grades 3-5 (Choir Room)
•Cathedral Ringers Rehearsal (Room 402)
•God Designed Marriage... (Room 210)
•Why Most Christians... (Room 321)
•God’s Holy Days (Formal Dining Room)
•Men’s Fraternity: Navigating Genesis (Room 301)
•Patterns of God (Room 303)
•Crescent vs. Cross (Parlor)
6:30pm•Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
6:45pm•Radiance Young Women’s Study (Off campus)
•Bible Study–age 4-5 (Room 323)
•Carol Choir–grades 1-2 (Room 317)
7:30pm•Senior High Roots (Youth 352)
•Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00pm•Young Adults Pickup Basketball (Gym)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063)
7:00am•Men’s Small Groups (Parlor)
•Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Formal Dining Room)
8:00am•Women’s Prayer Group (Room 212)
8:30am•Women’s Study: Path to the Cross (Room 309)
9:30am•Women’s Study: Genesis (Room 301)
•Women’s Study: James: Mercy Triumphs (Rm 308)
•Women’s Study: Hoping for Something... (Rm 321)
12:00pm•Women’s Study: Children of the Day (Room 316)
6:00pm•Circle #2 (Formal Dining Room)
6:30pm•Pack 11 Tiger, Wolf, Bear Scouts (Scout Hut)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063)
9:00am•High School Moms in Prayer Group (Room 352)
10:00am•Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212)
•Circle #9 (Rolling Green Palmetto Conf Rm A)
6:00pm•CSI Singles Dinner Night (Off campus)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063)
A W E E K LY N E W S L E T T E R O F F I R S T P R E S B Y T E R I A N C H U R C H , G R E E N V I L L E , S C
Worship
Assignments for February 8th
8:30 and 11:00am Worship
10:45am Ignite Worship
8:00 First Welcome Team: Sean Sudduth (DC); Sally Grumbos (P); Beverly Brown
(MH); Ann Crider (WCN); George and Lou Creswell (RSMH); Rob Bailey,
Joe Barron, Marshall Barron, Bob Browning, Bob Coles, David Dykes, Sean
Sudduth, Michael Waldrop, Lucas Marchant, Sam Howard (Ushers).
Romans: Building on a Solid Foundation
Romans 12
Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons
9:20 First Welcome Team: Scott Stephens (DC); Grayson and Laurie Thomas
(UPL); Sanford and Heather Ware (P); Millard and Margaret Goodnough (FH);
Tony Greene (WSL); Stella Stall (GE); Nancy King (CY); Edward Stall (WCFH);
Betty Stone (WCN); Scott Stephens (Usher).
9:30am – Continental Breakfast
10:40 First Welcome Team: Joel Corley (DC); Ann Buchanan (MH); Chris
Buffington (CR); Martha Beth Sturgis (RW); Meredith Rigdon (WCN); Al
Phillips (P); Craig Bedenbaugh, Sally Bornmueller, Scott Childers, Joel Corley,
Walt Fowler, Rosemary Jackson, Lee Langston, Ben Pangle (Ushers).
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:45am – Sunday School
Elder Prayer Team 6:
Worship services: (8:30) Anne Bailey, David Webster (Captain); (10:45) Drew
Brown, Jimmy Orders; (11:00) John Kittredge, Rick Sturgis.
Prayer Center: (9:20–10:00) Larry Hartley, Susan Simmons; (10:00–11:00)
Sandra Beckham, Bob Hoffman; (11:00–12:15) Caroline Brownlee, Scott Taylor
This WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Bible Study (12:30pm & 6:30pm)
Nursery Workers: (8:15) Donna Bright; (9:25) Barb Fountain, Molly and Elijah
Murphy, Barbara Nickles, Brandon Dean, Bill Norris, Elizabeth Suggs, Laura
Vaughn; (10:45) Marty Garrison, Mary Gray Breckenridge, David and Tiffany
Hammett, Brittany Rogers, Dan and Lynda Hoover, Jason Terry, Michael Ann
Pace, Emerson Pace.
Dr. Richard Gibbons — 1 & 2 Peter
Wednesday Meals (11:30am & 5:15pm)
Parmesan Chicken
Beef Tips with Noodles
Assorted Vegetables, Au Gratin Potatoes
Macaroni and Cheese
Seasoned Green Beans
Salad Bar, Assorted Breads and Desserts
To join the First Welcome Team:
Contact Chuck Emory at [email protected] or 672.1753.
To join the Nursery Team:
Contact Evelyn Penkert at [email protected] or 672.1843.
Doane August, Jennie Branch
Ann Broome, Barbara Calmes
Lynn Campbell, Valerie Cooke
John Creech, Jimmy Cubbage
Grace Lynn Curry, Riley Dannelly
Pat Daugherty, Harriett Dempsey
Charmain Dunn, Marilyn Fain
Sarah Fain, Norma Floyd
Louise Gilstrap, Jack Goodwin
Carl Graves, Barbara Griffin
Amelia Huffaker, Amy Hunter
Joe James, Ella Johnson
Engrum Johnson, Mike Johnson
Claire “Cee Cee” Kaylor, Karen King,
Melba Lemley, Amy Lindrum
Janet MacCallum, Drew Martin
Brandi Massey, Judy Meadors, Jane Mills
Janet Nabors, Jim Nabors, Kent New
Anne Parks, Shari Phillips
Ann Marie Poe, Becky Powell
Doris Pratt, Pat Quarles
Jonas Ramirez, Dixon Ramseur
Pat Rhoden, Linda Sanders
Shelton Sanford, Bertha Mae Sims
Betty Spencer, Logan Turk
Mary Lou Vassar
Bold = New
Italics = In Hospital
PRAYER REQUEST LINES
Prayer Requests: 672.1838
Prayer Appointments: 672.1848
Congregational Care Assistant
Tammy Burkhalter: 672.0327
February 8–14, 2015
Contact Us
WHAT’S INSIDE
200 West Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Grains of Grace April 24-25
Fundraising begins February 8
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
phone 864.235.0496
fax 864.235.0698
website FirstPresGreenville.org
email [email protected]
facebook.com/firstpresgreenville
Broadcast
Register for Summer Fun @ First!
Small Group Leaders Conference
February 27-28
Great Alaska Sporting Clay Classic
March 27
Staff News
TELEVISION
First and Foremost Program
on WHNS-TV FOX Carolina
Sundays at 10:30am
February 8–14, 2015
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hunger into hope with your own two hands!
APRIL 24-25, 2015
First Pres Fundraising begins February 8!
2015 FPC Goal
Pack 275,000 meals
Raise $60,000
Recruit 1,360 volunteers
Watch for information about how to sign up in March.
Who is
FMSC?
Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a
Christian nonprofit that provides nutritionally complete
meals for starving, malnourished, and hungry people in
nearly 70 countries. The prepackaged dry meals—costing
22 cents each to make—are funded and assembled
by donor-volunteers in the United States. In-country
partners use the food to prevent starvation and curb
malnourishment in children and families worldwide by
distributing meals in orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee
camps and nutrition programs.
FMSC is 100 percent donor funded and devotes more
than 92 percent of total donations directly to feeding kids.
MannaPackTM Rice:
Original food formula consists of vitamin-packed
flavoring; dried vegetables; soy protein; and rice.