Worship with us!
You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, March 6th!
This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent!
Worship begins at 11:00 am
in-person and on Facebook Live!
Welcome, Catherine Laseter to our Church Staff! Catherine is our new Director of Communications and Operations!
Stop by the church office today to meet Catherine!
We ask that you use Catherine's email for all church communications!

Special Edition Prayers from the Pews:
Prayers for Ukraine
(pre-recorded with Pastor Neeley)

Faith Formation Winter 2022
Beginning March 13 all Sunday School Classes will meet at 9:45 am!
"Women On-The-Go"
Monthly Book Study
MARCH 21st
5:45 pm-7:15 pm @ Church Parlor
Childcare Provided
Next Book: Brene Brown's Daring Greatly Cost $12 per book.
Email catherine@fpccov.org

Lent / Easter 2022
New Book Study
this LENT!
Book: Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, by Anne Lamott

When: Wednesday evenings during Lent beginning March 9

Where: On Zoom!

To order a book email catherine@fpccov.org! Cost $12
Poetry and Prayer
Every Monday morning in March
8:00am on Zoom!
Gather with church family for a time of reflection and a shared cup of coffee to begin each week this Lent! Begins March 7th
March 24 Labyrinth Field Trip

Meet at the First Presbyterian Church at 10am.
Tour at St. Philip's Outdoor Labyrinth at 11am.
Labyrinth Cost: $5
Lunch to Follow
Sign up by emailing catherine@fpccov.org!
Music Ministry News and Notes

Joyful Noise Choir / Handbells / Drumming (Children)
Rehearsals are at 4:00 PM on Wednesdays (beginning March 9th)

A Child Shall Lead: Children in Worship! All school-age children are invited to come and see, come and do, come and learn. We will sing, ring, drum, and dance our way through an hour of fun each week. All are welcome!

For more questions involving FPC Music Ministry contact alicia@fpccov.org.
Montreat Worship & Music Informational Meeting
Wednesday, March 9
 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Dinner will be served!
All in the congregation are invited to attend this informational meeting. Montreat Worship and Music Conference, June 19-25, 2022, is for everyone! Not a musician - no worries! You can experience daily worship and evening concerts, try your hand at pottery, venture into Black Mountain for an ice cream cone, take a walk around or paddle boat on Lake Susan, and simply enjoy the beauty of God's creation! The Friday evening concert is not to be missed! 

If you are interested in attending this informational meeting, please RSVP to Alicia Taylor at alicia@fpccov.org or 770-656-6848 (cell).
Ways to serve in our community
Sock it to 'em!
One of the items most requested at Homeless Shelters and Warming Centers is clean/new socks. First Presbyterian Church can make a big positive impact in this area with purchases and/or donations of socks. At only $1.00 per pair (Walmart & Amazon), a purchase of a 12 pack of socks or a donation for a 12 pack of socks goes a long way. Please help “sock it to” the needs of the homeless in Covington/Newton County by participating in our “Sock It to ‘em” drive on Sunday, March 13th. On Sunday, March 13th, a large basket will be placed in the narthex for packages of socks and for monetary donations.  Please help fill up our basket and “sock it to” cold feet.
Join us as we partner with Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and Oxford College in caring for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

Want to donate supplies and snacks?
Visit the Amazon Wish list! Click Here!

We are partnering with Good Shepherd Episopal Church and Oxford College to provide meals the week of March 25-March 31 for the Warming Center! Please sign up for ways to serve by clicking HERE!
Snack Basket for the Staff of Fairview Elementary!

It is a joy to care for our School Community Partner: Fairview Elementary! You are invited to donate individually wrapped snacks to our Teacher basket! The basket is located in the entrance to the Sanctuary!
Covington FUMC Food Ministry
Volunteers Needed to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community!
Click the link below for ways to serve!
General Ministry Information
FPC Office Hours
The Church office is open
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Lunch hour Noon - 1pm
Fridays - Neeley's Sabbath.

If the church office is closed and/or a staff member is away we will post this information on our church calendar and in the bulletin.

Beginning May 2022, the church office will close at noon on Fridays
Time and Talent Form

We need YOU!

Our Elders and Deacons are working on forming our church committee teams! This is an opportunity to get invovled in the life of the church and meet new people!

If you have not turned in your Time and Talent Form (A form with a variety of needs for our church), please do so as soon as possible.

Click HERE for Time and Talent Form
Usher Sign up
All are invited to serve as Ushers at FPC! One goal of our strategic plan is to equip the saints for ministry! Yes, that is you! Our hope is to have all members and active visitors participating in servant leadership through a variety of ministry opportunities!

What is an usher? An usher is a person who shares gifts of hospitality. Ushers are responsible for greeting worship attendees, passing out bulletins, collecting offering, etc. A current elder serves as the Usher chair ensuring all who have signed up to serve are well prepared. We need three ushers every Sunday. Being an usher is a great way to meet our church family!
If you are interested in signing up for a Sunday or two to be an usher email catherine@fpccov.org or click HERE for the direct link!
Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers this week:

  • Longleaf Hospice Care Teams
  • John Burns - Hospital and on a ventilator (Brother of Cathy Dobbs)
  • Bobbie Vining – recovering from back surgery (sister in law of Danny & Beth Vining)
  • Tom Boutelle - pancreatic cancer (Friend of Jeff Mackenzie)
  • Audrey Arwood - recovering from spine surgery
  • Gladys Phillips- eye surgery (Mother of Brad Phillips)
  • William Stark (Friend of Brad Phillips)
  • Bernice Bailey- Recent fall
  • Kim Bailey - Hospital and testing (Family of Betty and Bernice Bailey)
  • Melissa - cancer (Friend of the congregation)
  • Denny Dobbs - recovering from surgery
  • Fred Calalay - Friend of Angela Gilmer
  • Saba Turner-cancer treatment (friend of Warren & Jeanie Liem)
  • Jennifer Magnan-stillborn child (niece of Barbara Martin)
  • Jean Wolverton
  • Cathy Martin - Chemo (Sister-in-law of Chris Martin)
  • Anne Cranford - treatment for breast cancer
  • Lynn Lanier- Amyloidosis (Friend of Chris Martin)
  • Doug Bolton - Burn Injury
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Sarita Pope - breast cancer (mother-in-law of Elizabeth Martin Pope)
  • Beverly Beasley - husband has leukemia (friend of Jean Elder)
  • Karen Lein Kaasa - home health care (sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie)
  • Karen Moss - treatment for breast cancer
  • Wilford Reed - daughter was in a car accident; his brother has age-related issues (friend of Jeff MacKenzie)
  • Bob Darby - kidney problems (friend of Jeff MacKenzie)
  • Sharon Beasley Strickland - tests for oral cancer (a classmate of Jeff MacKenzie)
  • Joyce Williams - breast cancer treatment and Alzheimer's Disease (Danny Vining's sister)

Military Service
  • Koen Ardis - Navy
  • Lee Scarborough - Army
  • Billy Scarborough - Marines

Independent Living and Assisted Living:
  • Penny Blakeney (home)
  • Julia Brubaker (Benton House)
  • Jean Elder (in FL with her daughter)
  • Dot Fincher (Merryvale)
  • Guy McGiboney (Merryvale)
  • Travis Moss (Westbury Nursing Home, Conyers)
  • Betty Robinson (Merryvale)
  • Louise White (Merryvale)

Please click HERE to update your prayer requests or send new prayer requests. In your email please indicate if you would like your request to be confidential or added to our prayer list.