COMMUNION THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 24
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be observed at all services this Sunday, June 24.
LOST AND FOUND TABLE
Please check the Lost and Found table outside the elevator near the Reception Desk. The table will be set up through Monday, June 25, during office and church hours. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
RICHARDSON STREET PARKING NOTICE
Sunday parking on Richardson Street is prohibited on the east side of the road between the Aloft garage and West Washington Street. Please be advised that your car may be towed if you park on that section of the street.
If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of loved ones on July 8 or August 5, please contact Joyce Galloway (firstname.lastname@example.org, 235.0496).
Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham
WASHINGTON, DC: MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE
Join our October 16-18 trip to the attraction everyone wants to see in DC: The Museum of the Bible. We will also visit the Smithsonian Museums and Holocaust Museum (optional). Cost—$800 (double)/$1100 (single)—includes airfare, transfers, two nights in the Holiday Inn Capitol, admission, and a group dinner. Space is limited. Reserve your seat now with $100 deposit. Contact Donna Roper (672.0372, email@example.com).
Children’s Ministry, Tina Jones
CHILDREN’S CHURCH SURVEY
Over the last few months, we have been considering the possibility of providing a children’s church each Sunday in the Chapel for 1st through 4th grade children. If you feel this ministry would be worth having for our children, please fill out our survey and indicate your willingness to participate. Surveys are available in the Sunday bulletin and by Clicking Here.
THANK YOU FOR DONATING SHOES!
We thank our congregation and the Academy for donating 1600 pairs of shoes during our May shoe drive! The shoes will be redistributed by Funds2Orgs partners throughout the world to help micro-entrepreneurs create and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Funds2Orgs also builds relationships with the people they help so they earn the opportunity to share the gospel with them. Visit Funds2Orgs.com to learn more.
COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES THIS SUMMER
Hang out and enjoy college-age friends!
THE TABLE: Coffee, Dessert, Singing, Fellowship
Wednesday, June 27; Thursdays, July 12, 26
7:30pm • Home of Drs. Terry and Christine Bruner (15 McDaniel Court, Greenville, 29605; 907.4170)
MISSIONAL COMMUNITY: Learning, Community, Mission—includes outreach with Servants for Sight
Every other Thursday June 28; July 12, 26
6:00–8:00pm • Home of Eric and Heather Swofford (12 Crabapple Court, Greenville, 29605); contact Clay Brown (360.2142; firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve supper.
SUNDAY MORNING STUDY & FELLOWSHIP with the GRACE Sunday Life Group
Sundays, 9:45–10:30am • Room 306
Leaders: Bobby and Debbie Martin (419.1188)
Book Study: A Practical Guide to Culture, by Stonestreet and Kunkle.
First Presbyterian Academy, Tom Roe
ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP FUND UPDATE
The First Presbyterian Academy Scholarship Fund has received $10,935 toward our goal of $40,000. Please consider a donation today for the 2018-2019 school year. Questions? Contact Tom Roe at 235.0122 or email@example.com.
IGNITE Worship, Graydon Tomlinson
IGNITE WORSHIP TEAM INTERVIEWS
If you have a passion for worship and a gift for music, we invite you to submit an Ignite Worship Team Interview! Our focus is to identify vocalists, guitar players, piano players, and drummers to be part of the core Ignite Worship Team, but we also need to identify any other instrumentalists who could play a role in the ministry. Musicians of all skill and experience levels are invited to interview! Click Here to find more information.
Membership Ministry, Claire Ripley
NEW MEMBER WEEKEND JULY 13-15
Are you interested in making First Presbyterian your church home? We invite you to attend our next New Member Weekend Friday-Sunday, July 13-15. Come discover more about the vision, discipleship, and outreach of FPC! Schedule:
• July 13, 6:00–8:30pm: Your Identity in Christ
• July 14, 8:45am–12:00noon: What We Believe
• July 15, 3:00–5:30pm: Join the Journey
Childcare is available upon request. To register or for more information, email Autumn Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rev. Claire Ripley, email@example.com.
CHRISTIAN MEN’S FELLOWSHIP ON THURSDAYS
Men of all ages are invited to Christian Men’s Fellowship each Thursday at noon in the Formal Dining Room. The programs consist of optional lunch ($7) at 12:00noon, followed by a presentation that ends at approximately 1:15pm. On June 28, the group will meet in Fellowship Hall to hear Rev. Farouk Hammo from Iraq. Questions? Contact Rev. Bob Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org or 313.5869).
Missions, Brian Stewart
PASTOR FROM BAGHDAD, IRAQ, JUNE 28
Rev. Farouk Hammo, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Baghdad, Iraq, will be in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, June 28, 12:30–1:30pm, to speak about the current realities and opportunities for mission and ministry in Iraq. For the last several years, our church has been partnering through the Outreach Foundation with the Iraqi Presbyterian Church’s relief efforts on behalf of refugees from ISIS. Everyone is invited to come and hear this up-to-date, on-the-ground report from one of our key international partners! Lunch ($7) will be available beginning at 12:00noon.
THANK YOU FOR FILLING BABY BOTTLES!
The First Pres Light and Life Ministry and Piedmont Women’s Center (PWC) would like to thank all those who participated in the Baby Bottle Fundraiser Campaign. Over $5,700 was donated to help PWC continue saving lives by providing free ultrasounds for abortion-vulnerable women.Thank you again and may God richly bless you!
Prayer Ministry, Stan Johnson
NO PRAYER & PRAISE SERVICE JULY 3
Our weekly Prayer & Praise Service, normallyheld every Tuesday at 7:00pm in Harper Prayer Chapel, will not be held on Tuesday, July 3.
The service includes a time of worship and praise, the observance of Holy Communion, and prayers for healing and blessing, with anointing if desired. Come and receive God’s love, peace, hope, and healing through prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit. The prayers for healing are kept strictly confidential.
Women’s Ministry, Claire Ripley
WOMEN’S WEEKLY SUMMER STUDIES
Join us each week for inspiration and fellowship!
• Wednesday evenings through August 29, 6:00–7:30pm in Room 210 (beside the Parlor)—The Armor of God, by Priscilla Shirer. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you, but the enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. This study isan action plan for putting on God’s armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. Contact leader Lysle Wiley (609.4518) for details and to register.
• Thursday mornings through August 16, 9:30–11:00am in Room 210 (beside the Parlor)—We are studying Biographies of Faith: A Look at Extraordinary Men and Women Who Continue to Inspire Us All.