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NEW SERMON SERIES ON ACTS 11-20
This Sunday, August 19, Dr. Richard Gibbons begins a new fall sermon series entitled “Transforming the Heart of the City.” The lessons pick up in chapter 11 of the Book of Acts, where last fall’s series ended. We will look at the way the gospel transformed cities in the days of the early church, and consider why the vital principles contained within the gospel are still transforming lives today. Please pray for our entire church as we immerse ourselves in this most exciting of biblical books.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of loved ones on September 23, please contact Joyce Galloway (jgalloway@firstpresgreenville.org, 235.0496).


Children’s Ministry, Tina Jones
CHILDREN’S MEMORY VERSES

If you have a child in completed K3, K5, 1st grade, or 4th grade, remember to be working on your memory passage for Sunday, August 26. Also, Promotion Sunday is August 26.


STEWARDS OF CHILDREN TRAINING

At First Presbyterian Church we take the safety of all who worship with us very seriously. In accordance with our security policies, all volunteers who work with children or youth are encouraged to complete Stewards of Children training before their next scheduled Sunday.  Go to D2L.org/get-trained to take the two-hour course online. (Click “Online Training,” then “Individual,” make an account, and follow the prompts to check out. Use code FLIPTHESWITCH in the coupon box at checkout to receive FREE training.) Questions? Contact Heather Tomlinson (htomlinson@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.0337.)

Congregational Care Ministry, Stan Johnson

SUPPORT GROUPS BEGIN THIS FALL AT FPC

Open to both our congregation and our community, these ministries provide compassion and spiritual comfort to those who are hurting.
DIVORCE CARE: Receive help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Divorce Care support groups at First Pres are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Learn how to heal. Discover hope for your future. Rebuild your life through the power of Jesus Christ! The next session, led by Judy Outlaw and Laura Beauvais, begins with Wednesday Advantage on September 12, 6:00–8:00pm in Room 261 (childcare available).
GRIEF SHARE: First Pres offers Grief Share, a support group that provides understanding and promotes healing after the death of a loved one. You will be encouraged as you work through the grieving process with others who share your pain. The next session, led by Dana Thomason, begins Sunday, October 7, 3:00–5:00pm in Room 261 (no childcare available).
Advance registration is required for these groups. There is no charge to attend; workbooks are $15. Contact Susan Stewart for details and to register (sstewart@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.1756).

Membership Ministry, Claire Ripley

NEW MEMBER WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 7-9

Are you interested in making First Presbyterian your church home? We invite you to attend our next New Member Weekend Friday-Sunday, September 7-9. Come discover more about the vision, discipleship, and outreach of FPC!

September 7, 6:00–8:30pm: Your Identity in Christ

September 8, 8:45am–12:00pm: What We Believe

September 9, 3:00–5:30pm: Join the Journey

Childcare is available upon request. To register or for more information, email Autumn Clark, aclark@firstpresgreenville.org, or Rev. Claire Ripley, cripley@firstpresgreenville.org.

Missions, Brian Stewart

SAVE THE DATE! MISSIONS CONFERENCE SUNDAY

On Missions Conference Sunday, September 23, our Sunday morning preacher will be Dr. Sasan Tavassoli, Director of Iranian Ministries for the Outreach Foundation.
During the Sunday Life Group hour (9:45–10:30) in Fellowship Hall, we will hear a presentation from the Pars Theological Centre in London, England, on how they are training leaders for the underground church in Iran (ParsTheology.com).
That evening at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall, the Maranatha Band, our friends from the Good Samaritan Hospital in La Romana, Dominican Republic, will lead us in a worship concert. Come join us at 5:30pm for a dinner catered by Tropical Grille ($5 per person suggested donation). For more details, contact Autumn Clark (aclark@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.0370).


NEIGHBORHOOD FOCUS BENEFIT SHOOT

Join us Thursday, September 20, 12:00–2:00pm at The Clinton House Plantation for a great afternoon of Christian fellowship and shooting sporting clays to support the 2018-2019 school year operating needs of Neighborhood Focus. Multiple levels of participation are available, from sponsorship to individual. Contact Keith Groce (kgroce@neighborhoodfocus.org) for event details and registration.


Mother’s Morning Out Ministry, Beth Plyler

MOTHER’S MORNING OUT SUBS NEEDED

The First Pres Mother’s Morning Out program is currently hiring substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested, please send your resume to Beth Plyler (bplyler@firstpresgreenville.org).


Music & Arts Ministry, Tom Barrett

CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP, PRAYER, & PRAISE
Let’s come together after a busy summer and turn our hearts and minds towards God. A Congregational Worship, Prayer, & Praise Service will be held in the Sanctuary on Wednesday evening, September 5, 6:30–7:30pm. Family members of all ages are encouraged to attend this multi-generational service. Dinner will be served in Fellowship Hall 5:15–6:15pm; light refreshments will be served in Memorial Hall following the service. For childcare (up to age 5) during the service, please contact Evelyn Penkert (epenkert@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.1843).


Prayer Ministry, Stan Johnson

CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP, PRAYER, & PRAISE

Let’s come together after a busy summer and turn our hearts and minds towards God. A Congregational Worship, Prayer, & Praise Service will be held in the Sanctuary on Wednesday evening, September 5, 6:30–7:30pm. Family members of all ages are encouraged to attend this multi-generational service. Dinner will be served in Fellowship Hall 5:15–6:15pm; light refreshments will be served in Memorial Hall following the service. For childcare (up to age 5) during the service, please contact Evelyn Penkert (epenkert@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.1843).


Senior Adult Ministry, Stan Johnson

WIT & WISDOM KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 4
Join us on Tuesday, September 4, as Wit & Wisdom kicks off a new year of fabulous entertainment and delicious lunches!
Hear the Vocal Matrix Chorus, a member of Sweet Adelines, International, in Fellowship Hall at 11:30am, followed by lunch at 12:30pm. There is no charge for the program; lunch is $7. Please reserve your lunch by contacting Susan Stewart (sstewart@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.1756) no later than Thursday, August 30. Wear your favorite team colors and bring a friend!


Singles Ministry

SINGLES RETREAT LABOR DAY WEEKEND

This year’s Singles retreat, “Mission Possible: The Power of One,” is sponsored by the Singles Network Ministries, August 31–September 3 at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. Register today at LaborDaySingles.org.
Leaders and pastors, be sure to join us August 30 for our leaders/pastors retreat, Navigate. Questions? Contact Missy Honeycutt, at 864.270.9901 or singleslabordayexperience@gmail.com.


Women’s Ministry, Claire Ripley

WOMEN’S FALL LUNCHEON SEPTEMBER 6

Join us Thursday, September 6, at 12:00noon in Fellowship Hall, as guest speaker Kelly Kannwischer encourages us to be “Available for God to Surprise Us.” Kelly, a gifted speaker, is married to Rev. Dr. Rich Kannwischer, Senior Pastor of Peachtree Pres in Atlanta. She has spent her vocational life as a not-for-profit executive, consultant, and development professional. Come learn about the Bible Studies offered this fall, and enjoy food, fellowship, and encouragement!

Cost for lunch $7, payable at the door. Reserve your lunch with Charlotte Joye by Thursday, August 30 (672.0309,

cjoye@firstpresgreenville.org).

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