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First Press Weekly e-News
February 1, 2018

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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Technology & Us
Make plans to join us for a 3 week Sunday School series addressing the challenges that current and emerging technologies pose to our families and ourselves.  
  • February 4 - Cindy Elrod, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • February 11 - Catherine Bagwell , PhD, Professor of Psychology, Oxford College
  • February 25 - Dan Walden, Director of Youth & Children's Ministries
A reference text that we will be using is " The Tech-Wise Family" by Andy Crouch. Copies will be available for purchase, or can be ordered HERE.
We will meet in the fellowship hall at 9:45 am on each of these Sundays.  
Souper Bowl of Caring

More than 20 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single church youth group in South Carolina: "Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those without even a bowl of soup to eat."

This Sunday, February 4th, our youth will be collecting donations in soup pots as you leave morning worship. Every dollar donated will go to our local Community Food Pantry. Please consider giving generously.
Butter Braids

The families of our Early Learning Center are selling delicious Butter Braids for their winter fundraiser. If you have never tried one of these wonderful treats you owe it to yourself to try one...or more! These pastries come frozen so that they can be baked and enjoyed hot and fresh when you need them. If you would like to order some, contact Dan Walden at the church office.

Orders will be taken until February 4th and product will be delivered on February 15th.
2017 Giving Statements
2017 Year-End Statements of Giving are in the narthex for those who gave identifiable gifts during the year. If you itemize on your taxes, you will need this statement. Save a stamp by picking up your statement from the ushers' table in the narthex. Thanks!
You may also log into REALM and use the following to print your own statement.
  • Sign into Realm. (Your e-mail address and password)*
  • Go to your profile page. 
  • Select "giving" on the main menu, then select "giving" on your profile page.
  • Select the funnel icon to reset the time period to 2017.
  • Select the printer icon and a report will be generated for downloading and printing.

If you don't have a log-in for Realm, call or e-mail the church office and we will send you a link and you can sign up!

Praise & Prayers

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of George Dameron who died this week. Rev. Dameron served as pastor at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Conyers and later served at Porterdale, Pine Grove and Luther Hays churches.

Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:
  • Stephanie Fortson - knee surgery 2/6 at Piedmont Newton
  • Sophia Hawley--Cystic Fibrosis (home)
  • Peggy Capes - surgery (friend of Maxine Blankenship)
  • Jim Elder - moved to Riverside
  • Roger Gossage - dialysis at Piedmont (Atlanta)
  • Bettie Miller - hospital then rehab
  • Bill Shirk - heart attack (Danny Vining's brother-in-law)
  • Marilyn Hall - cancer (TOPS group)
  • Lewis Bunn - hip surgery (Alan Bunn's father)
  • Tom Horton - cancer surgery (nephew of Maxine Blankenship)
  • Tom Holmes - cancer (friend of Dan Walden)
  • Clynton Byer - heart surgery (friend of the Ardis family)
  • Brandon Massey - blood cancer (grandson of Chuck & Sherry Brasher)
  • Bryant Family - friends of Jeanie & Warren Liem
  • Steve Bozarth - ill (father of Debra Arnold)
  • Jeanette Davis - hospice care (mother of Maria Davis)
  • Ethan Lassiter - brain tumor (8 y.o. grandson of E.G. and Maryanne Lassiter)
  • Nat Allen Long - surgery (step-son of Alice Walker)
  • Rick Gunter - Glory Personal Care Home (Covington)
  • Adriane Ivey - cancer treatment
  • Teresa McCurry - tests
  • 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)
  • Jan Coulon--home

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