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First Press Weekly e-News
November 30, 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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Opportunities for Giving
Angel and Salvation Army Tree gifts for children and nursing home residents:   To give, choose a name from one or both of the trees in the narthex, register the name of person you have chosen on the sheet provided, and bring wrapped and tagged gift to the church by December 10th.  For more information contact Jean Elder.    

Pastor's Discretionary Fund:   Each year we have last minute requests from families who are not covered by the Salvation Army but cannot afford Christmas gifts for their children.   After investigating the request, church staff give the family a gift certificate to one of the local stores.  If you would like to contribute to this fund, make your check out to the church and designate "Pastor's Discretionary Fund".  The Discretionary Fund is used throughout the year to help local folks with various needs.   

The Hudson/Chandler Bike Fund supplies bicycles for children under the care of DFACS. To give, make a check out to the church and designate "Bike Fund".  Deadline for giving is 12/10.
A Ceremony of Carols
Join us this Sunday, December 3rd at 11:00am for a special worship service of music. The combined choirs of FPC and Epiphany Lutheran Church of Conyers will be presenting Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.

The choirs will be accompanied by harpist Dania Lane who has performed for such ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Ballet, Macon Symphony, and Knoxville Symphony.

Silver Saints Luncheon
Christmas Party
The Silver Saints and the Ambassador Choir will have their annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 7th in the fellowship hall. The holiday meal will be served at 11:30am. and the much anticipated gift exchange will follow. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, the gift value should be $10.

All are invited, but please make a reservation by calling the church office at 770-786-7321.

** Drivers Needed **
Some of our members would like to come to church but have no transportation. The Congregational Life and Care Team would like to form a group of 8 that could rotate this responsibility. To bring a member to church one Sunday out of 8 would be greatly appreciated. Please call Jean Wolverton (678-342-3463) to volunteer.

Praise & Prayers

We celebrate the healthy birth of Rowan Elliot Anderson on November 23rd. Rowan is the son of Heaven Stephenson and Thorne Anderson, and the grandson of Scarlett & Tommy McCurry
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tim McNally who died last week. Mr. McNally is the nephew of Danny & Beth Vining.
Adriane Ivey  had major surgery last week and is resting at home where she will have a lengthy recovery. If you are able to help out by providing a meal for Adriane, her husband Brad and their two teenagers, sign up on  CareCalendar . The  log in ID for Adriane is  258295    and the Code is  Healthy.

Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:
  • Bryant Family - friends of Jeanie & Warren Liem
  • Steve Bozarth - ill (father of Debra Arnold)
  • Jeanette Davis - hospice care (mother of Maria Davis)
  • Danny Vining - skin cancer surgery 12/4
  • Ethan Lassiter - brain tumor (8 y.o. grandson of E.G. and Maryanne Lassiter)
  • Pat Patrick - back surgery (Emory Rehab Hospital)
  • Nat Allen Long - surgery (step-son of Alice Walker)
  • J.L. Johnson - fall, broken arm (Dogwood Forest Alpharetta)
  • Louise Strickland - home
  • Rick Gunter - Glory Personal Care Home (Covington)
  • Adriane Ivey - surgery
  • Teresa McCurry - tests
  • Matthew Howell - motorcycle wreck, home
  • David Cooper - lung cancer (father of Rebecca Bates)
  • Anderson Krieger--chemotherapy at home
  • Debi (Dee) Selin - home
  • 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
  • Roger Gossage--awaiting transplant
  • Jan Coulon--home

Please update your prayer requests this week!
Email: or call the church office, 770-786-7321.