You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, June 5th!
This Sunday is the Day of Pentecost!
Worship begins at 11:00am
in person and on Facebook Live!
All Ages Sunday School Pentecost Party at 9:45am!
Our worship guide cover this week was painted during our Pentecost Paint Party by our very own Pat Harper! See a variation of it in the header of this e-news and enjoy it during worship this week! Pat's art, and other pieces from the Pentecost Paint Party (including works by Dan Walden, Sherri Bolten, Lindsay Hawkins, and more) will be on display during worship
Ministry Opportunities
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.
VBS has been kicked-off to a great start!
VBS started today and the kids and volunteers alike are already having so much fun! Check out this pictures from this morning!
Music Ministry News and Notes
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!
The Carillon Handbell Choir will break for the Summer after tonight's final rehearsal on June 1st.
The Chancel Choir will break for the Summer after a final rehearsal on June 8th.
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
 Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to build an inclusive, caring Community of Women in the Presbyterian Church.

1.    The PW Circle above represents the Church from which the trio of women emerge.

2.    The uplifted arms of the central figure reach out for justice and peace.

3.    The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, praying and meditating.

4.    The left figure reaches out to care for others as she shares, nurtures and heals.
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.
Peni's New Hours
Peni Kehoe is now officially semi-retired! She still holds the part-time role of financial administrator, so she has new hours.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Additionally, she has changed offices! Her new office is on the opposite side of the hall, between Alicia Taylor and Erin Morgan, right across from the copy room.
Check requests and other billing can be left in her mailbox outside of her office when she is not there. Reminder that her other previous duties including scheduling, changes of address, and general inquiries are now handled by Catherine Laseter as Director of Communications and Operations.
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:

  • Larry Cox, brother-in-law of Randy Layton - cancer
  • Tootles Tingler
  • Bob Darby , friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Rick Brown, brother of Sherri Bolton - bladder surgery
  • 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
  • Bobby Cocker, nephew of Judy Davis - colon cancer surgery
  • Anne Cranford - breast cancer
  • 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
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s
  • Our prayers are with the family and loved ones of Guy McGiboney, husband of Carol McGiboney and father of church member Donna Weesner, as they grieve his passing on the morning of May 26, 2022. Service details are listed below.
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.
Saturday, June 4th at 10:00am the family of Guy McGiboney will be holding a service in witness to the resurrection in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, officiated by Neeley Rentz Lane.
A graveside committal will be held at Lawnwood Memorial Park following the service. The family will then hold a time of remembrance and refreshments in the FPC Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you donate to the FPC Endowment Fund.