World Communion Sunday Worldwide Communion Sunday is October 1, and we will distribute the elements using the method we used on Maundy Thursday. Instead of taking communion by intinction, we will serve one another as we will gather around the table in groups of 8 to 12. The Peace & Global Witness Offering will be received that day as well.
Starting Wednesday night September 20, Mike Shelton will offer a six-week class on forgiveness, and his lessons include the following: What Forgiveness Is, What It is Not, and Who Needs It? How God Views Forgiveness The Journey from Being Forgiven to Forgiving When it is Hard to Forgive October 18 No Bible Study – Care Ministry Dinner The Stages of Forgiveness Learning How to Forgive
Youth Group ~ Sunday, September 173:45-5:00pm ~ ALL youth Clothes Closet Mission ProjectSnacks and drinks All-Church Picnic at Allandale Pavilion ~ Sunday, September 24Fellowship at 5 p.m. ~ Dinner served at 6 p.m.Menu: fried chicken, pulled pork, mac and cheese, green beans and slaw. Cobbler for dessert! The cost is $10 for adults; – $5 for children ages 6-10; and free for children under 6 with a $35 family max. Make reservations online at www.firstpreskingsport.org, call the church office at (243) 245-0104, or…
Youth Group Sunday, September 10Middle School 3:30-4:30pmHigh School 4:30-5:30pmSnacks and drinks New Church Directory The church is doing an updated photo directory. Photos will be taken by our own Don Thompson on several Sunday mornings beginning this Sunday. Don will take photos before and after each worship service on: September 10, September 17, September 24 and October 1.
Holiday Schedule No Youth Group on Sunday. The church office will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 for Labor Day. The Clothes Closet will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
FPC volunteers will gather for another day of service at Second Harvest Food Bank on September 20. There will be two options for this date: morning between 10 and noon and afternoon between 1 and 3:00 p.m. Check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you’d like to help at either or both of these times (call or text 423-782-6280).
Friends in Faith Class Begins New Series“Into All the World: Participating in God’s Mission” The Friends in Faith Sunday School Class will begin a new 6-week series on August 20 entitled “Into All the World: Participating in God’s Mission.” Usually when we think of God’s mission or “missional vocation” we don’t think of ourselves but those who serve around the world that we never see (missionaries). When we think about “missional vocation” is when we begin to see ourselves differently. Our service…
Request from the Nominating Committee The Elder/Deacon Nominating Committee is working through the process of identifying next year’s class of Elders and Deacons. If you have any members of the congregation that you would like to nominate for consideration, please send those to Tim Arrowsmith at email@example.com by Tuesday August 15. Sunday School Kickoff We will kick off another Sunday school season on Sunday, August 13. All children and youth will meet in the Old Fellowship Hall downstairs at 9:45 a.m. for their program. Russ will lead the program…
FPC volunteers will gather for another day of service at Second Harvest Food Bank on August 16. There will be two options for this date; morning between 10 and noon, and afternoon between one and 3 PM. Check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you’d like to help at either or both of these times (call or text 423–782–6280).
With Love from Paul…this Summer Dr. Shelton will continue his sermon series on Paul’s letter to his favorite church: the Church at Philippi. From the start, it is personal in tone; it conveys the warmth of a relationship; and it is filled with lessons on what mature Christianity looks like. It is the only letter where he isn’t putting out fires, rebuking bad behavior, or correcting false teaching. Come join us in worship or watch the series online.