Congregational Meeting...PHGA Luncheon...NAMI 5K Walk
First Press Weekly e-Newsletter  
October 5, 2017

Our weekly e-news is a snapshot of what is happening in the near future here at FPC. If you have any questions please call the church office at 770-786-7321, or send us an e-mail HERE.

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Congregational Meeting
Congregational Meeting
We will hold a Congregational Meeting immediately following worship on  Sunday, October 8th for the purpose of hearing a report from the Nominating Committee and electing elders for the class of 2020 and youth elders for the class of 2018.  The nominees that will be presented by the committee are: Doug Bolton, Stan Hall, Cindy Moon, Bob Tabb, Michael Thompson, Koen Ardis (youth) and Sophia Hawley (youth).

The Stated Session Meeting for October will follow this meeting on Sunday. We will be receiving new members at this meeting.
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Luncheon
You are invited to join us for a catered luncheon immediately following worship on Sunday, October 15th to hear about the exciting plans for the new Presbyterian Village Athens. A flyer for this event can be downloaded HERE to post and share.

For reservations for the complimentary lunch, please call the church office at 770-786-7321, or e-mail HERE by Monday, October 9th.
Through NAMIWalks' public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view persons with a mental illness. Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time. 

Our Youth Connection will meet at the church at 8:30am on Saturday, October 7th then head to Grant Park for this 5K fun walk/run. We'll go to the Varsity for lunch afterward, then head back to the church. Pickup time is 2:00pm at the church. There will be no Youth Connection on Sunday, 10/8.

If you wish to make a donation, you may support our own Michael Thompson who serves as the team captain for Newton and Rockdale Counties online HERE.  Much of the money raised will support our local efforts!

Presbyterian 101
Each fall we offer a 4-week class on "What it Means to Be a Presbyterian" for our newly elected class of elders as well as for anyone else who is interested in the theology (beliefs), polity (government), and history of the Presbyterian church. Classes will be taught by our pastor Billy Wade and other church elders on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the fellowship hall, October 22 and 29, November 5 and 12. Everyone is invited!
FPC Website Renovation
We have completed a complete overhaul of our website at and we hope that you will take a few minutes to go a check it out and let us know what you think. The main objective of this update was to create a website that is easily viewable on all computers and portable devices. 

Check out the new calendar, sermon audio recordings and bulletin archives. Send your feedback to Dan Walden at
Praise & Prayers

Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:
  • Jenifer Vegas - surgery 9/25 (niece of Sheri Bolton)
  • Gene Wallace - home
  • Teresa McCurry - tests
  • Rick Gunter - with his children
  • Matthew Howell - motorcycle wreck, home
  • Becky Ramsey - home
  • Krissy Jones - complications from appendicitis, home
  • David Cooper - lung cancer (father of Rebecca Bates)
  • Anderson Krieger--chemotherapy at home
  • Carol Capell - recovering from back surgery at home 
  • Heaven Stephenson - healthy pregnancy
  • Louise Strickland - cancer
  • Adriane Ivey - surgery 11/17
  • Donald Vining - back surgery (brother of Danny Vining)
  • Debi (Dee) Selin - home
  • Charlie Ann Cooley--chemotherapy & radiation (great-niece of Sallie Paschal)
  • Jeanette Davis--kidney failure (mother of Maria Davis)
  • Carol Baynes--cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Robin McKeown - cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Chuck Hodges--treatment for lymphoma (friend of Patti Lanford)
  • Ron Swatty--heart problems (brother-in-law of Charles Ardis)
  • Mitchell Jessup--cancer (father of Nick Jessup)
  • Sophia Hawley--Cystic Fibrosis
  • John Fish--cancer (Bryson Wade's uncle)
  • Roger Gossage--awaiting transplant
  • Jan Coulon--home
Please update your prayer requests this week!
Email: or call the church office, 770-786-7321.