You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, July 10th!
This week is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost!
Worship begins at 11:00am
in person and on Facebook Live!

New worship series starting this week!
Water, water everywhere! Summer evokes special memories of water - afternoons at the pool, splashing and floating in the cool, relaxing water on a hot day - trips to the local river, beach, or lake to seek relief and refreshment from the summer heat. The Bible shares so many stories of water as well - waters of creation, waters of baptism, living-water and more. Come to the Water this summer with First Presbyterian Church as we spend three weeks focusing in on some special stories about water from scripture. Join us as we gather to sing, play and wonder together. Come on in! The water is warm!
Upcoming Ministry Opportunities
Creative Praise is starting this afternoon!
Reserve your spot by clicking HERE to email Alicia Taylor!
Senior Pastor Neeley Rentz Lane, and Director of Music and Worship Arts Alicia Taylor will be holding a worship service at Presbyterian Village Athens!
Anyone is welcome to join them this Sunday, June 10th at 3:00pm at PVA!
Presbyterian Heritage Sunday Kirkin' o' the Tartan

On Sunday, September 25th, we will commemorate the rich history of the Presbyterian Church with origins deeply rooted in the Church of Scotland. Our worship service will open with a processional of bagpipes and field drum, combined with our beautiful pipe organ, to the magnificent tune "Highland Cathedral". As part of the service, we will present and bless the tartans.
Over the course of the next two months, you have the opportunity to purchase a tartan in your family name (ancient or modern). A member of your family will get to participate in the processional, carrying your family tartan, and will then be a part of the presentation and blessing, as well as the recessional at the conclusion of the service. Tartans can also be purchased for any branch of the military, as well as the United States Tartan. The St. Andrews Cross flag is also part of the service.

Please contact Alicia Taylor at alicia@fpccov.org or 770-656-6848 for pricing, questions, and to order a tartan. If you email, please provide the tartan family name, the name of the individual ordering the tartan, phone number, and email address, as well as whether you will be paying by cash or check. You can do a search for your family tartan HERE.

An Extra Connection to FPC Covington!
The Saint Andrews Society of Washington, D.C. held the first Kirkin' during the early years of World War II. Former pastor of FPC Covington, Dr. Peter Marshall, an eloquent Scot, and then Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, led the service in 1943, choosing "Kirkin' o' the Tartan" for the title of his sermon. His sermons were so popular that a request was made for their publication, with the proceeds designated for war relief programs. As the war continued, the D.C. Saint Andrews Society continued to hold prayer services for the British subjects. These became known as Kirkin's.
Music Ministry News and Notes
FPC at Salem Camp Meeting!
The 194th annual interdenominational Salem Camp Meeting at the Salem Camp Ground starts next week on Friday, July 15th with worship services each day at 11:00am and 7:30pm through Friday, July 22nd.
Services will be accompanied by our own Alice Walker with her sister Becky Ramsey on duo-pianos.
On Monday, July 18th, Neeley Rentz Lane will be providing prayer for both services! That day the Singing Ambassadors will be singing at the 11:00am service, and our Chancel Choir will be singing at the 7:30pm service. On Thursday, July 21st, the 11:00am service will include a musical offering by Dan and Perri Walden, as well as a quartet of ladies who will sing "Witness" by Jack Halloran.
Give-A-Bell Program
  For continued growth of our Carillon Bell Choir, we need more handbells - a terrific challenge to have and to meet! We are incredibly blessed as a church to have the original gift of three octaves of handbells, and now we need to add a fourth.
   Our Give-A-Bell fundraising effort provides an opportunity for ALL in our congregation to give to a handbell fund for the music ministry. Our goal to is raise enough for an octave of handbells, making room in the bell choir for an additional five ringers!
   If you would like to make a contribution to the Give-A-Bell program, please click HERE to fill out the form and attach cash or a check made out to FPC and place it in the offering plate this Sunday or drop it off at the church office. Please put “Give-A-Bell” or “Handbells” in the memo space on your check or envelope.
   Donations can also be made via Text to Give, by texting FPCCOV to: 73256 
   Please email catherine@fpccov.org with your listing details if you use Text to Give.
   Contributors will be acknowledged in the worship guide by the name(s) given when the new handbells are dedicated. Thank you!
Any questions about the Carillon Bell Choir?
Email Alicia Taylor at alicia@fpccov.org to learn more.
Liturgical Arts Guild
Want to try your hand at creating paper lace cut banners, peace crane origami models, worship banners, and other types of sacred art? The arts are a vital and growing part of our worship at First Presbyterian Church of Covington! If you have a creative mind and love to craft, sew, cross-stitch, needlepoint, quilt, draw, paint, or any other type of art, please email Alicia Taylor at alicia@fpccov.org or call her at 770-656-6848 to express your interest in joining our newly forming Liturgical Arts Guild. Let's get started over a cup of coffee!
Ways to serve in our community
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
Neeley’s Notions is a new email offering that gives Neeley the chance to start a conversation about the inspirations and influences she thinks about while writing her weekly sermon. The email will be sent on Friday mornings when the Spirit leads, and you can reply to the email with your thoughts and stories for Neeley to read.
Click the button below to subscribe.
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 involved 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

Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers this week:

  • Caroline Harper, daughter of Pat Harper - upcoming surgery
  • David Pittman, father-in-law of Courtney Pittman - upcoming bypass surgery
  • Emalee Green, granddaughter of Roger and Tootles Tingler - tubing accident
  • Tony Taylor, brother of Alicia Taylor - heart attack
  • Betty Harvey, sister of Jack Wheeler - pancreatitis
  • Kim Bailey, family of Bernice and Betty Bailey
  • Beverly Beasley, friend of Jean Elder - caring for husband who has leukemia
  • Joe Burckel, nephew of Danny and Beth Vining - brain cancer
  • Larry Cox, brother-in-law of Randy Layton - cancer
  • Anne Cranford - breast cancer
  • Mike Crews, son-in-law of Jack Wheeler - bladder cancer
  • Bob Darby, friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Cathy Martin, sister-in-law of Chris Martin - breast cancer
  • Melissa, friend of the congregation - cancer
  • Barbara Phillips, friend of Alice Walker - cancer
  • Tootles Tingler
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - lung cancer
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s
Independent and Assisted Living
  • Penny Blakeney - home
  • Julia Brubaker - Benton House
  • Jean Elder - Florida with her daughter
  • Dot Fincher - Merryvale
  • Travis Moss - Westbury, Conyers
  • Louise White - Merryvale
Military Service
  • Billy Scarborough - Marines
  • Koen Ardis - Navy

Please click HERE to update your prayer requests or send new prayer requests.
You will be sent a check-in after three weeks.
In your email please indicate if you would like your request to be confidential or added to our prayer list.