In This Edition: Week of March 19-25, 2023
8:30 & 11:00am Sanctuary Worship
10:45am Ignite Worship Fellowship Hall
"Designed for Growth"James 5:7-12Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons
8:30am Nursery9:30am Children's Sunday School9:30am Student Life Groups9:45am Adult Life Groups10:30am Kids Church
The pastors and congregation extend blessings toMr. and Mrs. Jordan Clayton (Bowdre) on the birth of a son, Robert Daniel
Lunsford “Ford” Clayton, on January 7.
The pastors and congregation extend sympathy toMr. and Mrs. Lee Powell IV (Kelly) in the death of her father, Jerry Eugene
Campbell of Greenville, on March 10; and to Austin and Ashlynn Powell in the
death of their grandfather.
CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND
In memory of Pierce McGowan III by Mr. and Mrs. W. Gaines Huguley Jr.; Judy and John Keith; Allison Annand; Marilyn and Stacy Smith; Ann and Bob Brinson; Louise Oxner; Susan Owen; Bill Graham; Martha Wade; Sharmin and John Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Coker Jr.; Geer S. Isdale
TURNER MEMORIAL FUNDIn memory of Jane Brennecke by Reuben Elementary School
TRANSFORMING THE HEART OF THE CITY FUNDIn memory of Todd Taylor by Tom and Lisa Mann; Bobby and Priscilla
Hoffman; Troy and Cynthia Hale; Jim and Deana Hale; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Sowinski; David and Kathleen Hale; Johnny and Rhonda Goforth; Ahmad
and Henrietta Boota; John and Deanna Palmer; Charles M. Timmons, Jr.;
Pete McDonald; Nautic Partners, LLC; John Rakutt and Sandy Payne; Lindsey
Pearce and Robert Barnes; Kindred Partners; Jack Thomson; Jack Masterson;
Roland and Jane Myers; Rodney, Joni, and Sydney Williams; Donnie and
Angela Shaw; David and Susan Wilkins; John and Patsy McAlister
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Bill Anthony, Doane August, Becky Barron, Susan Bennett, Archie Black, Tom Brissey, John Burnett Jr., Les Burns, Becky Carter, Dave Carter, Luke Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Joy Clawson, Annie Cobb, Joe Cole, Charlene Comer, Peggy Denny, Andy Douglas, Tom Drake, Collin Etheridge, Bud Fant, George Freeman, Larry Freeman, Mike Freeman, Nancy Freeman, Becky Garcia, Millie Gedney, Doug Gilstrap, Pam Goldman, Betsy Guffey, Natalie Hall, Sally Hall, T.G. Hanner, Fran Hardin, Jack Hardin, Jim Hastings, Gladys “Hap” Henderson, Dan Hoover, Vicky Hunt, Amy Hunter, Gerald Huskamp, Art Jeffrey, Sherry Jenkins, Ginny Johnson, Craig Jones, Mac Kearse, Mike Kunkle, Bonnie Leonard, Tom Lide, Morn Lindsay, Jennifer Loft, John Loft, Pat Loft, Janet MacCallum, Kenneth MacCallum, Geoff Marsh, Polly Martin, Michelle Massengil, Bennett Massingill, Seth McCullen, Megan McCommons, Barbara McKenzie, Mozelle Moore, Alex Olyarchuk, Jane Petrilli, Joe Petrilli, Becky Powell, Mason Powell, Jim Privette, Ken Rhoden, Bill Rogers, Pete Russell, Fran Sanders, Janice Shartle, Libby Stewart, Cole Swartwood, Carrie Stringer, Shirley Timmerman, Melanie Ann Tinnelly, John Volpe, Don Youatt, Spires Welch, Beryl Wickliffe, Jan Zimmermann
Antwuan Walden recently joined the FPC
Facilities staff as a Sexton. Originally from
New Jersey, he moved with his family to
Greenville and played basketball at Southside
High School. Antwuan previously worked as
a forklift operator for an automotive company.
He says his favorite food is pizza, and he loves the people
and friendly environment at First Pres. Welcome, Antwuan!
Our “Fresh Prayers for Lent” daily prayer calendar for
February 22–April 6 is available in the church literature
racks and online by clicking here.
The Gallivan-Mills Scholarship is granted each year to college undergraduate and seminary students who are FPC members. Applications are available at the FPC Reception Desk and by clicking here. Submit your completed scholarship application, with all attachments, to the Gallivan-Mills Scholarship Committee no later than 2:00pm on Friday, March 31. Questions? Contact Steven Harvin (SLHarvin@gmail.com, 803.477.8123).
First Pres Academy is hiring several teachers (including an Art/STEM teacher), teacher assistants, and substitutes for the 2023-2024 school year. Part-time (M/W/F) and full-time (M-F) openings are in Downtown campus preschool grade levels K2, K3, and K4. Contact Vicky Burr, email@example.com or 864.565.0991.
Summer@1st Nursery School is hiring for positions with First Pres for seven weeks this summer. We are looking for energetic, responsible, loving staff to work with children age 3 months–4 years old. Please contact Beth Plyler, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details. For Sports Camp positions to work
with K5–8th grade students, contact Caleb McKisic at
Are you interested in making First Presbyterian your church
home? We invite you to attend our next Discover First New
Member Weekend Friday−Saturday, April 21-22. Come
discover more about the vision, discipleship, and outreach of
FPC! Childcare is available for children age 5 and under. For details, contact Linda Sholtis (email@example.com) or Rev. Dr. Claire Ripley (firstname.lastname@example.org). Register by clicking here.
Confirmation 2023 will take place the weekend of April 14-16 for students 7th grade or older who wish to become Covenant Partners of First Presbyterian Church. Throughout the weekend we will address core beliefs, what it means to be a part of the church, and how the gospel affects our everyday life. Click here to signup. Contact Autumn Clark, email@example.com, for details.
Save the date for Acts the 3-Man Show at First Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 14. Armed with one
of the great dramatic narratives in the Bible, three men take
the stage to play all the roles—Peter, Paul, Stephen, Herod,
Nero, and dozens of others. Come and experience the story
of the early church as you’ve never seen it before! Purchase
tickets ($17 including fees) by clicking here. Parental discretion advised.
Looking for fun activities for your K5–8th graders this summer? We are offering six weeks of Youth Camp and Junior Camp, June 5–July 28. Daily activities include Bible study, sports, outside play, and crafts. Register by clicking here.
40 Days for Life, February 25–April 2, is an internationally
coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion
locally. Please consider signing up to pray with other
Christians. Call Carolyn Watson (864.477.0359) or click here.
This year’s PURSUIT Men’s Discipleship Weekend is April 21-23 at Awanita Valley Christian Camp & Retreat Center in partnership with 3GEN Ministries. Register by clicking here. The first 50 men who register from FPC can enter “FPC50” at checkout for a $50 discount. Questions? Contact Michael Trotter (firstname.lastname@example.org, 803.984.5242) or Russell Guest (email@example.com, 864.380.4185).
The 10th Annual Great Alaska Sporting Clay Classic will be held on Friday morning, April 14, at The Clinton House in Clinton, SC, to support the ministry of Steven and Natalie Hall with SEND. Register for teams, individuals, and sponsorships by clicking here. Questions? Contact Steven Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907.320.0158.
All those age 55 and up are invited to the Wit & Wisdom Spring Gathering on Tuesday, April 4, in Fellowship Hall. Back by popular demand, Rick Davis as the Apostle John will share a Palm Sunday through Easter monologue. The program begins at 11:30am, followed by lunch ($8) at 12:30pm. RSVP by March 27 to Leslie Warner (email@example.com, 864.565.0966).
We need individuals to provide a welcoming experience
to those attending events at FPC. Opportunities in Event
and Guest Services include Hosts, Ticket takers, Ushers,
Merchandise, and Trained Crowd Managers. If you are
interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also serve in creating an exciting production
experience for our guests. Opportunities in Production
Services include Audio Technician, Lighting Technician,
Camera Operator, and Video Playback. No experience
is required. Training will be provided by our Event
Operations Coordinator. If you are interested, please email
email@example.com. Further details will be
sent regarding scheduling and training.
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