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CHURCH WEBSITE REDEVELOPMENT
In the coming weeks you may notice a different look to our church website, FirstPresGreenville.org, as we implement a temporary design in conjunction with changes to the church database system. Over the next few months, a brand new website will be under development, to be revealed in the fall. Please be patient during this process, and look forward to site improvements soon!

DATA ENTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Do you enjoy deciphering handwriting and checking boxes on a computer screen? Are you available on Monday mornings around 9:30am for about two plus hours? If so, you may be suited to be a Worship Data Entry Volunteer! Please contact Barbara Seibel for more information at 672.1754 or bseibel@firstpresgreenville.org.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS

If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of loved ones on June 9, contact Joyce Galloway at 235.0496.

Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham
SEE SOUTH PACIFIC AT FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE
Join us Thursday, June 27, 11:15am–5:30pm, to see South Pacific, the classic 1949 musical. Cost is $45 (ticket and transportation). Lunch (Dutch treat) is at the Cracker Barrel in Hendersonville. Payment is due with reservation to droper@firstpresgreenville.org.

Children’s Ministry, Tina Jones
CHILDREN, YOUTH, PARENTS, & VOLUNTEERS: REGISTER NOW FOR VBS & DAY MISSIONS!
Monday, June 24–Thursday, June 27
9:00am–12:00noon
VBS: Rising K5–4th grade
Roar! Vacation Bible School participants learn about God through amazing experiments, creative games, fun snacks, surprising adventures, and incredible music! 
DAY MISSIONS: Rising 5th grade–College & up 
Day Missions students serve underprivileged children, elderly, and homebound folks in the local community. 
Teen and Adult Volunteers are needed for both. Find more details and register at FirstPresGreenville.org (click EVENTS). Questions? VBS: Evelyn Penkert, epenkert@firstpresgreenville.orgDay Missions: Karen King, kking@firstpresgreenville.org.

College Ministry, Tim Leslie
THE TABLE: FIVE SUMMER NIGHTS
All college-age young adults & high school grads are invited to cultivate rich community, experience worship and prayer, and grow together as followers of Jesus. Join us for five summer nights at The Tableon Thursdays, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, and July 25, at 7:00pm at the home of Christine and Terry Bruner (15 McDaniel Court, 29605; 907.4170). Dessert & coffee provided! 

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR FPC STUDENTS AT PC
There is a scholarship available to FPC students at Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC) called the First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC, Scholarship Fund. It was endowed in the late 1980s by one of our Ruling Elders and his wife. The scholarship is need-based. If you are interested, you may contact the PC office of Financial Aid and inform them that you are a member of FPC and would like to apply.

Educational Ministries, Tim Leslie
THE GATHERING SUNDAY MORNING LIFE GROUP
College student or young adult? Join The Gathering on Sunday mornings, 9:45–10:30am in Room 305. Lee and Margaret Dixon lead this life group with biblical teaching on life topics. Questions? Contact Margaret Dixon (mdixon21@charter.net, 678.0212). 

Missions, Brian Stewart
MOTHER’S DAY OFFERING FOR PCSC
Thank you for contributing $5,517 to the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina in honor of Mother’s Day. Your donations help residents remain in their retirement homes. 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON C.S. LEWIS
Come to the International Symposium on C.S. Lewis at the Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat November 6-8. Along with a team of scholars from around the world, the conference will feature Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis’s adopted son. Pick up a brochure from the literature racks; for more information and to register go to Montreat.org/events/cslewis. Early rates are available. Questions? Contact Pastor Brian Stewart (bstewart@firstpresgreenville.org).

GLORY RIDGE HOMECOMING
Mozelle Moore and the Glory Ridge Board of Directors invite you to “come home” to Glory Ridge for a reunion potluck picnic, a celebration of the newly restored Dining Pavilion, and a Community Worship Service on Saturday, June 8. Come at 3:00pm to explore and fellowship; 4:00pm, potluck picnic and blessing of the Dining Pavilion; 6:00pm, Community Worship Service. RSVP to gloryridge@gmail.com. Glory Ridge is a Christian camp in Madison County, NC; see GloryRidge.org

NEIGHBORHOOD FOCUS SUMMER ENRICHMENT
Help Neighborhood Focus Power Up! This summer they will share the hope of Jesus Christ with up to 150 children and help these students avoid the summer academic slide with Summer Reading Challenge and STEAM learning activities. Please prayerfully consider supporting the needs of their 16th annual program by sending a kid to camp ($500) or helping sponsor a camp expense ($250–$1,000). For details, contact Keith Groce (704.7848, kgroce@neighborhoodfocus.org).

OUTREACH FOUNDATION TRIP TO EGYPT
October 31–November 11, 2019, join Pastor Brian and other ECO Presbyterians to visit our two sister churches and the Cairo Theological Seminary. The trip will also feature side trips to the Pyramids of Giza, the Cairo Museum, and Luxor, the location of the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Karnak. For details, visit TheOutreachFoundation.org/trips-list/2019/10/31/a-mission-vision-trip-to-egyptQuestions? Contact Brian Stewart (bstewart@firstpresgreenville.org).

Women’s Ministry, Claire Ripley
WOMEN’S MINISTRY SUMMER BIBLE STUDIES
• Lemonade and Learning • 2 Peter: The Gift of Grace, led by Rev. Claire Ripley (cripley@firstpresgreenville.org)
Second Tuesdays, June 11, July 9, August 13 10:00am • Parlor
• The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, by Kathie Lee Gifford, led by Nina Williams (cdavid3rd@hotmail.com, 630.3307)
Mondays • 8:30am • Formal Dining Room
Devotional Classics, edited by Foster & Smith, led by Barbara Seibel (bseibel@firstpresgreenville.org, 672.1754)
Thursdays, June 13, 20; July 11, 18, 25; Aug 1 9:30am–11:00am • Formal Dining Room

Student Ministries, Charlie Buchanan
YOUTH ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER UPDATE
Thank you for contributing $19,641.25 to help support this summer’s Senior High mission trip to the Dominican Republic! Each student must raise $1,300. If you would like to fund the cost of a student’s entire trip, contact Kate Fagan (kfagan@firstpresgreenville.org). 

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