EASTER FAMILY PHOTO GALLERY
If your family had a photo taken by Mark Massingill at the flower cross on Easter Sunday, please us this link to view your pictures: https://ernestrawlins.shootproof.com/gallery/4280553. Purchases may be made directly through Ernest Rawlins Photography.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING APRIL 30
The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, April 30, at 10:30am in the Sanctuary, for the purpose of electing Class of 2020 elders, deacons, FPC board members, and Foundation board members. Photos and biographies can be found by Clicking Here. Please make plans to attend this important meeting.
NO PARKING ON WASHINGTON STREET
The city does not allow parking on Washington Street any day of the week. To avoid being ticketed, please use the church lots or the Richardson Street Parking Garage. Handicap Parking will remain available on Richardson Street on Sundays. If you have questions, please contact First Pres Facilities Director Anthony Smith (672.1758 or email@example.com).
WILL YOU SERVE AS AN USHER?
Would you like to be more engaged in worship? Help out by serving as an usher one Sunday a month in the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. Please contact Ken Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more about the Ushers Guild.
If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of loved ones on April 30 or May 14, please contact Joyce Galloway
Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham
FALL TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Save the date and plan to join the Activities Ministry trip to Washington, D.C., September 27-30. Click Here for details.
Children’s Ministry, Tina Jones
SWEETHEART DANCE MAY 5 FOR GIRLS & DADS
All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls are invited to bring Dad or a special someone to the Sweetheart Dance on Friday, May 5, 7:00–9:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Admission is $10 per couple. Reserve your place now at FirstPresGreenville.org or contact Evelyn Penkert (672.1843, email@example.com).
SPECIAL NEEDS DISABILITY MINISTRY TRAINING
Join others from the Upstate as we grow in our knowledge of how to better minister to individuals with disabilities and their families. First Pres is hosting a conference Saturday, May 13, led by Joni & Friends Ministries of Charlotte, NC (visit JoniAndFriends.org to learn more). Check in at 8:30am and enjoy light refreshments, followed by the conference from 9:00am–1:05pm. Cost is $10 and includes a Chick-fil-A lunch. All church and community members interested in this ministry are invited, so register early by Clicking Here.
We are also looking for FPC members to serve on a greeter and hospitality team for the conference. Contact Tina Jones with questions or to sign up to serve (551.1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
ALASKA FAMILY MISSION JULY 30–AUGUST 5
Is your family interested in a Family Mission Trip to Alaska through SEND International July 30–August 5? Space is limited, so please contact Karen King right away (email@example.com, 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 7.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JUNE 25-29
This is an evening family event for children, parents, grandparents, and friends to attend together—6:00–8:00pm with optional dinner from 5:15–6:00pm. Parents can be in the same crew (group) with their children and at the same time be the leader. There’s a place for everyone to find out how we are all “created by God and built for a purpose!” Sign up today by Clicking Here. Sign up to volunteer by Clicking Here. Questions? Contact Evelyn Penkert (672.1843, firstname.lastname@example.org).
VBS DAY MISSIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Day Missions week is June 26-29, 9:00am–12:00noon, for rising 5th–12th grades. We need adults (college age and up) to serve as chaperons; drivers must be 25 or older. Sign up to volunteer by Clicking Here. Questions? Contact Karen King (672.1840, email@example.com).
Educational Ministry, Tim Leslie
CHAPEL EVENT APRIL 30: RAVEN MAGWOOD
Please join us for our next Chapel Series event on Sunday, April 30, 9:45–10:30am in Harper Chapel, to hear Ms. Raven Magwood speak on “Faith Without Works Is Dead.” As a young author, motivational speaker, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, Raven is committed to making an impact on her community and the world. Read more at RavenMagwood.com.
Family Ministries, Phil Hargrove
ALL CHURCH LOW COUNTRY BOIL DINNER
Join us as we give a nod to our coastal neighbors with food that will make them want to move to the mountainous north! Bring your family to our All Church Dinner for low country boil on Wednesday, May 10, 6:00-8:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Meal is $7/adult, $4/child (4-12), $25 max/family. For details and to register, contact Autumn Clark (672.0370, firstname.lastname@example.org).
First Presbyterian Academy, Tom Roe
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS APRIL 24, 25, 27
The Academy Players invite you to their spring production, Meet Me in St. Louis, April 24, 25, and 27 at 7:00pm in Harper Chapel. Tickets ($10/adult, $5/student) are available in the Vineyard bookstore, the Academy office, and at the entrance to the show. Join these talented students for a delightful evening of musical comedy set in 1904 St. Louis!
Membership Development, Claire Ripley
COME TO OUR NEW MEMBER WEEKEND!
Are you exploring membership at First Pres? We invite you to our New Member Weekend to discover more about the vision, discipleship, and outreach of FPC. Sessions are Friday, April 28 (6:00–8:30pm); Saturday, April 29 (8:45am–12:00noon); Sunday, April 30 (3:00–5:30pm). Click Here to register at FirstPresGreenville.org or contact Autumn Clark (email@example.com or 672.0370). We look forward to welcoming you!
Missions & Evangelism, Brian Stewart
HOLLIS ACADEMY SPRING CARNIVAL APRIL 28
Hollis Academy needs volunteers and donations for its annual spring carnival on Friday, April 28, 4:00–7:30pm. This PTA fundraiser encourages Hollis parents and kids to enjoy inflatables, games, food, and fun together. Bring your children (under your supervision), man a station, and interact with the Hollis community. Shifts are 3:00–5:30pm and 5:30–8:00pm. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact SarahLauren Orders (230.5566 or SarahLauren.Orders@gmail.com). This is a wonderful opportunity to minister in the Greenville community!
Prayer Ministry, Stan Johnson
TUESDAY EVENING PRAYER SERVICE
The Tuesday Evening Prayer Service with Communion will be held in the Sanctuary on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00pm. Please note the change of location for this week only.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER MAY 4
Join the Greenville community for the National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 4, in the First Pres Sanctuary. Major James Windley will lead the congregation in prayer at noon and nine church and community leaders will pray individually for our city, state, and nation. Special music—singer-songwriter Stephen Eager and a community choir led by Rev. Tom Barrett—begins at 11:30am, with the service following, 12:00–1:00pm. This year’s theme is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us... Forgive Us... Heal Us! from Daniel 9:19.
Senior Adult Ministry, Stan Johnson
WIT & WISDOM MAY 2
Join us for a special concert by Rev. Tom and Angela Barrett at our Wit & Wisdom Season Finale on Tuesday, May 2, 11:30am in Fellowship Hall. Lunch ($7) will follow at 12:30pm. Please contact Susan Stewart (672.1756, firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your meal by Thursday, April 27.