If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of loved ones on February 19 or 26, please contact Joyce Galloway (email@example.com, 235.0496).
COMMITMENTS FOR 2017
Have you turned in your 2017 financial commitment to FPC? We encourage you to do so by Clicking Here or by filling out a Commitment Card from the literature or pew racks. Questions? Contact Terri James in the Finance Office at 864.672.0374.
Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham
HURRY AND RESERVE YOUR SEAT!
A few spaces remain on these outstanding trips! Registration deadline is Monday, February 13.
Ark Encounter & Creation Museum • March 16-18
4 spaces remain
Wonders of Peru • May 15-23
Hosts Dr. Richard Gibbons and Lindsay Graham
2 spaces remain
Questions? Contact Lindsay Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 672.1844.
YOUTH BASKETBALL AWARDS SUPPER
Youth Basketball Teams (grades 4-12) and their parents are invited to the Jim Johnson Basketball Supper on Sunday, February 26, 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Watch your mailbox for details.
Congregational Care Ministry, Stan Johnson
ABORTION RECOVERY ASSISTANCE BIBLE STUDIES
If you have emotional wounds such as grief, guilt, and depression from a past abortion, there is hope. Abortion Recovery Assistance, a ministry of Piedmont Women’s Center, offers the confidential, loving help you need in two Bible study support groups: Forgiven and Set Free for women and Healing a Father’s Heart for men. Groups are forming now to begin February 20. Please contact Piedmont Women’s Center at 244.1434, or visit PiedmontWomensCenter.org/assessment to begin your recovery.
Educational Ministry, Tim Leslie
SEMINARY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Seminary Student Scholarship Applications will be available through April. Our Session desires to encourage our Covenant Partners (members) and staff to pursue graduate degrees (Masters or Doctorate) in pursuit of the calling to God’s ministry. The Seminary Student Scholarship is funded at the Session’s discretion on an annual basis. As limited funds are available, first priority is given to Covenant Partners (members) and staff pursuing a Master’s degree leading to either ordination to ministry in the church or full-time Christian service in a related field. Second priority is given to Covenant Partners (members) and staff who desire to further their usefulness to the church through pursuit of advanced doctoral degrees in ministry or a related field. The application is available at the Church Reception Desk and is due by Sunday, May 7, for consideration for the next academic year.
Family Ministries, Phil Hargrove
CSI SINGLES DINNER FEBRUARY 10
The next CSI dinner will be Friday, February 10, 6:00pm at Tipsy Taco (215 Pelham Road near Publix). All singles are welcome. Contact Dave Preuninger at email@example.com to reserve your place at the table.
Men’s Ministry, Phil Hargrove
CHRISTIAN MEN’S FELLOWSHIP EACH THURSDAY
The Christian Men’s Fellowship, a group of retired and nearly retired men, invites you join them 12:00–1:15pm every Thursday in the Formal Dining Room near Fellowship Hall. They enjoy lunch together, followed by discussion. On February 16, Don Nickell will share the First Pres Strategic Vision Plan. On February 23, Rev. Tom Barrett will lead the program. For more details, please contact Rev. Bob Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org, 234.1001).
Missions & Evangelism, Brian Stewart
RETURN YOUR YELLOW BAGS THIS SUNDAY!
Remember to fill your yellow bags about half full with gently used items and return them to church on Sunday, February 12, when a large Miracle Hill Ministries truck will be on campus to collect bags. For every 100 pounds of donations collected, FPC will receive a $10 gift card to Miracle Hill Thrift Stores to be given to those in need.
A PENNY & A PRAYER: BAKED GOODS NEEDED
The 4th and 5th grade girls basketball team will set up shop outside of Hollis Elementary and Judson YMCA on Saturday, February 11, with packaged homemade baked goods for sale for “a Penny & a Prayer.” If you can contribute homemade cookies, cake, cupcakes, or brownies, please contact Lisa Anderson (email@example.com, 569.5949).
REGISTER NOW FOR JUNE DR MISSION TRIP
Join this family-style mission trip to the Dominican Republic June 3-10. The team will offer a medical clinic and continued care for the needy families in the DR. No medical training is necessary to participate. Ages 10 and up are welcome to join the team with a parent. For details, please contact Autumn Clark by February 26 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 672.0370).
LOVING GREENVILLE WITH THE GOSPEL
“Loving Greenville with the Gospel” is a one-day seminar on Wednesday, March 1, sponsored by our congregation and hosted by Greenville ARP Church. The purpose of this event is to gather evangelical leaders to proactively engage in a dialogue about unity in our city. The need for this conversation has been heightened by the civic unrest that many cities across our country have experienced. Keynote speaker will be Dr. David Swanson, who led his downtown Orlando church with gospel responses to the terrorist attacks and race riots the city has faced over the last few years. To register for all or parts of the event, go to LovingGreenville.org. Contact Brian Stewart (email@example.com) for more details.
GREAT ALASKA SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC
Join us on Friday, March 31, for the 4th annual Great Alaska Sporting Clay Classic at the Clinton House in Clinton, SC. This year will feature two levels of competition: the new Palmetto Church Challenge (with a special Clergy Bonus) and the Team and Individual Challenge. This event supports the ministry of Steven and Natalie Hall, serving with SEND North in Alaska. Register online at GASCCSC.eventbrite.com. Questions? Contact Drew Brown (242.3491, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steven Hall (907.320.0158, email@example.com).
WANTED: MISSIONARIES FOR APARTMENT LIFE
FPC has partnered with Apartment Life, an outreach organization that interviews, trains, and places CARES Teams (two friends, couples, or families) into a local apartment community to engage residents through monthly events, visits, and practical expressions of Christian love. If you or someone you know is passionate about building community and living a missional life right here in downtown Greenville, and could benefit from a reduced-rent apartment, please check out ApartmentLife.org or email Jackie Ratzlaff (jRatzlaff@apartmentlife.org).
Mother’s Morning Out Ministry, Beth Plyler
2017-2018 MMO REGISTRATION
Mother’s Morning Out registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now available for existing MMO and Academy families as well as FPC members. Registration will open to the public on February 15. For MMO details, contact Beth Plyler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Click Here.
Stewardship Ministries, Andy Douglas
IS YOUR FINANCIAL HOUSE IN ORDER?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11
Is your financial house in order? Do you spend more time planning your vacation than you spend planning your financial future?
On Thursday, March 23, at 12:00noon or 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall, join us as we begin the process of fulfilling our scriptural obligation to be good stewards of God’s gifts to us.
Save the date and stay tuned for details!