The session voted to no longer require RSVPs for worship! We are now open to seat 85 people in person! We will continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
We are looking forward to worshipping with you in person and online!
Lemonade on the Lawn
Join us for “Lemonade on the Lawn” after worship on Sunday, May 2nd and May 16th! We’ll enjoy fellowship together in front of the sanctuary and be a chance for you to meet Neeley and the Lane family if you haven’t had an opportunity. It’s great to be in church together again and we’re excited to catch-up on the lawn with cookies and lemonade!
We are excited to begin the discernment process for the 2024 Class of Elders! The Nominating Committee includes Trista Hooten-Wilson, Stan Hall, Day Kennon, Betsy Morehouse, and Carter Gibson. The Congregation is asked to submit names for consideration for elders to the nominating committee by May 17th.
Small Group Ministries
The Acts Bible Study will be on Tuesdays at 7 pm for the months of April and May!
Teachers include Brad Philips, Cheryl Gibson, Trista Hooten-Wilson, and Neeley Lane.
The Lanes want to get to know you! You are invited to sign up for an evening on their patio this May! We will start with three Wednesdays in May hosting up to 6 people. Interested in joining Robert, Neeley, Kately, Paisley, and MaryRentz on their backyard patio? Sign up for a time of fellowship and fun!
May 12, May 19, May 26
Sign up by emailing email@example.com or calling the church office!
Ways to serve in our community
Community Food Pantry
Our Community Food Pantry is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am-11:30am. Donations are welcome.
Contact: Bernice Bailey 770-784-0037
Location: 7125 Turner Lake Cir SW, Covington, GA 30014
Newton Trails and FPC!
We are called to be stewards of creation! We have "Adopted-A-Spot" on Newton Trails! Trail Clean-up will be the FIRST Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am. Next Clean up: May 4. For more information contact John McCarthy or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE The DATE:
Meals on Wheels
Our next opportunity to deliver meals to our neighbors will be May 29th! Mark your calendar now to participate in this food ministry with our Covington community!
Interested in serving? Email email@example.com
Covington FUMC Food Ministry
Volunteers Needed to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community!
Check out their Facebook Page for volunteer updates!
Adult Sunday School is a casual time of conversation and fellowship. Each week is a stand-alone lesson, so if you miss a week, come back the next! Adult Sunday School meets in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom at 10:00am. Please enter through the Sanctuary doors to then proceed to your class.
Youth Sunday School is led by Pam and Jim Stillerman and offers a time of connection and of studying scripture. Youth Sunday will meet in person in the Youth Room beginning March 7th. Please enter through Sanctuary doors to then proceed to your class.
Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School is offered each week by Dan and Perri Walden.
Sunday school are provided in-person at 10:00am in the Green Room! Please enter through the Sanctuary doors.
Calling All Graduates!
Are you or a loved one graduating this May/June? We would love to celebrate with you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and graduation details!
The Connectional Church!
First Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta! Check out upcoming events offered by our Presbytery!
Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers this week:
We rejoice in officially welcoming two new members to our congregation: Jonny Atkins and Robert Lane!
Bernice Bailey - home
Betty Bailey - Recent fall
Teresa Shaffer (Lane Dobbs' Mother-in-law)
Doug Bolton - Burn Injury
Angela Gregory - hospital (Aunt of Sarah Gregory)
Joyce Williams and Delores V. Knox- serious health problems (sisters of Danny Vining)
Steve Jones (Friend of Alice Walker)
Hulda McDonald - health issues (Friend of Judy Davis)
Susan Fiedler - health issues (Friend of Darcel Tabb)
Blair Weaver - health issues
The staff of Piedmont Newton and all frontline workers
Jane Parker - recovering from a fall
Betty Lunsford - recovering at home
Sarita Pope - breast cancer (mother-in-law of Elizabeth Martin Pope)
Nancy Smith - recovering at home (daughter of Betsy and Sandy Morehouse)
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
Carter MacKenzie - neck injury (son of Julie and Jeff MacKenzie)
Tom Bass - bone marrow cancer and dialysis (friend of Beth and Danny Vining)
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)
Brandon Massey - blood cancer (grandson of Chuck & Sherry Brasher)
Carol Baynes - cancer (friend of Phyllis Yoder)
Koen Ardis - Navy
Lee Scarborough - Army
Billy Scarborough - Marines/Basic Training
Independent Living and Assisted Living:
Penny Blakeney (home)
Julia Brubaker (Benton House)
Jean Elder (in FL with her daughter)
Dot Fincher (Merryvale)
Jerry McGaffney (Merryvale)
Guy McGiboney (Merryvale)
Travis Moss (Pruitt)
Betty Robinson (Merryvale)
Louise White (Merryvale)
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