First Presbyterian Church
 

 



FIRST PRES PARKING STICKERS
To help our security officers, please display a church parking sticker on your car when it is on church property. You may pick up a sticker at the Reception Desk.

2017 GRADUATES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE

FPC members and family members who are 2017 (or December 2016) graduates of High School, College, Graduate School, and Seminary will be announced in early June. To be included, Click Here, or fill out the form from the literature racks or Sunday bulletins (place it in the offering plate or at the reception desk), by Sunday, May 28.

VOLUNTEER AS A BULLETIN STUFFER!

Each Friday morning, volunteers gather to place the Prayer Page and any other inserts into the bulletins for Sunday. This behind-the-scenes service opportunity needs more volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact Joyce Galloway (jgalloway@firstpresgreenville.org, 235.0496).

SANCTUARY FLOWERS

If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of loved ones, please contact Joyce Galloway (jgalloway@firstpresgreenville.org, 235.0496).

Children’s Ministry, Tina Jones
FINAL CALL FOR ALASKA FAMILY MISSION TRIP!

Is your family interested in a Family Mission Trip to Alaska through SEND International July 30–August 5? Please contact Karen King right away (kking@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.1840) to discuss details and cost. All participating children must be 6th grade or older. Non-refundable deposit of $100 per person is due Sunday, May 28.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AND DAY MISSIONS
This summer, VBS on June 25-29 is an evening family event for children, parents, grandparents, and friends to attend together—6:00–8:00pm with optional dinner 5:15–6:00pm. Parents can be in the same crew (group) with their children and at the same time be the leader. Day Missions week is June 26-29, 9:00am–12:00noon, for rising 5th–12th grades. To sign up for VBS and/or Day Missions, Click Here.
We need volunteers for both VBS and Day Missions (college age and up). Sign up to volunteer by Clicking Here. Questions? Contact Evelyn Penkert for VBS (672.1843, epenkert@firstpresgreenville.org); Karen King for Day Missions (672.1840, kking@firstpresgreenville.org).


Congregational Care Ministry, Stan Johnson

PASTORAL VISITATION
FPC’s Pastoral Visitation Ministry provides a team equipped to assist the pastors in shepherding the flock, bringing presence and prayer into homes, and sharing God’s love, comfort, and hope with our members who have recently been discharged from the hospital, are homebound, or reside at an assisted living facility. We give great thanks for our faithful PVMs:


Marion Austell

Phyllis Keeney Elizabeth Suggs

Ann Ballenger

Judy Makosiej A.B. Stewart

Martha Boling

Darleene Martin Jan Suitt

Anne Boroughs*

Judy McAlister Jane Sykes

Sandi Catanzano

Jennifer Paramore Michelle Ward*

Phyllis Crist

Joan Perry Charlotte Watson*

Dody Cunningham

Cindy Phillips Jud Wiley*

Gayle Duggan

Frances Privette Susan Wilkins
Brenda Evans Susie Roberts Agnes Williams
Carl Evans Kyle Robinson* Jim Williams
Sylvia Evette Vicki Sowinski Kitty Young
Kate Hellier Stella Stall * newly commissioned


For information about serving as or being served by a PVM, please contact Visitation Pastor Doug Gilstrap (672.1841, dgilstrap@firstpresgreenville.org).


First Presbyterian Academy, Tom Roe
PARTNER WITH THE ACADEMY TO HELP KIDS!
Your support of the First Pres Academy scholarship fund helps provide a high-quality Christian education to more Greenville children. We have received $18,680 so far toward our goal of $30,000. Scholarship Fund forms are available in the church literature racks. Find out more at https://vimeo.com/upstatevideo/review/128815009/adba01de66. Every gift touches the heart of a child!

Missions and Outreach Ministry, Brian Stewart
MOTHER’S DAY OFFERING THANK YOU!
Thank you for your generous Mother’s Day gifts of $6,280.50 to help those needing financial assistance in the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina. Visit PresCommunities.org or pick up a flier from the literature racks for more information.


REGISTER NOW FOR OCTOBER DR MISSION TRIP
Join in missions with a trip to the Dominican Republic October 8-14. The team will offer a medical clinic and continued care for needy families in the DR. No medical training is necessary to participate. For information on joining the team, please contact Autumn Clark (aclark@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.0370) by May 28.

MISSION TEAM TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

On Sunday, May 28, 21 persons will be commissioned at our Ignite service to go to the Dominican Republic for our church’s annual Family Mission Trip June 3-10. The team will be working in tandem with a Dominican congregation to provide Vacation Bible School, a medical/eye clinic, and evangelism in a barrio named “Brizas del Mar” outside the city of LaRomana. Participants are:

Emma Batson Alex Patrick
Clay and Adelaide Brown Brian Stewart
Terry, Christine, and Kate Bruner Rick, Joy, and Clark Sturgis
Jay Harmstad Eric and Lydia Swofford
Jill Hutchinson Bart, Suszanne, Amy Kate, Davis, and Colin Williams
Rosemary Jackson  


MIRACLE HILL MINISTRIES FOSTER CARE

May is National Foster Care Awarerness Month. Let’s celebrate by helping 500 children in the Upstate find a loving foster home! Miracle Hill Ministries recruits Christian foster families—both single and married—and provides vital support throughout the process. Experience the blessing! Find out more at MiracleHill.org/foster-care.

Music & Worship Arts Ministry, Tom Barrett
MUSIC & ARTS FOLLIES
Our long-anticipated Music & Arts Follies is coming up this Friday night, May 26, at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Join us for brownies, ice cream, and some amazing entertainment from our talented children and youth. We know you’ll be glad you came! Admission is only $5.



 

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