You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, May 15th!
This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Easter!
Worship begins at 11:00am
in person and on Facebook Live!
This Sunday we are recognizing our graduates, especially our high school seniors Laurel Ardis, Gavin Bates, Noah Hicks, and Raleigh Loftin! Congratulations!
We are also welcoming Erin Morgan on her first Sunday as our Associate Pastor!
Ministry Opportunities
If you didn't get a chance to sign up for tonight,
you can go ahead and sign up to join us next week
Next week's chef is
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.
Today is the last meeting of The Gospel According to Ted Lasso
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 final Joyful Noise for the school year will be on May 18th.
Join us for VBS to make even more noise!
June 1st-3rd from 9:00am-12:00pm
The Carillon Handbell Choir will break for the Summer after a final rehearsal on June 1st.
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 "gift" a handbell to the music ministry, allowing for growth of the bell choir by an additional five ringers!

You may give a bell in honor or in memory of a loved one. The price of each individual bell in the fourth octave is listed below. We will also need additional tables ($300), table foam ($75), foam covers ($30), table coverings ($150), acrylic risers ($60), and music folders ($12). 
Please contact Alicia Taylor at alicia@fpccov.org or 770-656-6848 with any questions. Thank you!

G3 - $1,030    A3 - $990    B3 - $850    D7 - $260    E7 - $260   F#7 - $260
G#3 - $1,030   A#3 - $990   C#7 - $260   D#7 - $260   F7 - $260   G7 - $260
The Chancel Choir will break for the Summer after a final rehearsal on June 8th.
Ways to serve in our community
Looking for a Way to Give to Ukraine?
Donate to Ukrainian relief though Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and serve with the greater Presbyterian community. Funds are being used for emergency humanitarian aid such as food items, shelter, medicines, diapers, hygiene items, and more.

To donate text PDAUKR to 41444
or click below for their website.

If you prefer, you may also write a check to First Presbyterian Church Covington with Ukraine in the memo line, and we will take care of it for you.
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.
Do you have a soon-to-be graduate you'd like to celebrate?
As we come to the end of the school year, we'd like to recognize our FPC graduates as they move into a new chapter of life! Let us know if you or a loved one is graduating by clicking the button below, and look for the list in the worship guide announcements on May 15th. The deadline to have your graduate included is TODAY May 11th by 5:00pm.
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
  • Betty Robinson
  • Guy McGiboney
  • Bob Darby, friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Rick Brown, brother of Sherri Bolton - diagnostic surgery
  • Tootles Tingler
  • Bernice Bailey
  • Barbara Phillips, friend of Alice Walker - cancer
  • Bobby Cocker, nephew of Judy Davis - colon cancer surgery
  • Joe Burckel, nephew of Danny and Beth Vining - brain cancer
  • Kim Bailey, family of Bernice and Betty Bailey - tests
  • Beverly Beasley, friend of Jean Elder - caring for husband who has leukemia
  • Anne Cranford - breast cancer
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julia MacKenzie - home health care
  • Cathy Martin, sister-in-law of Chris Martin - breast cancer
  • Melissa, friend of the congregation - cancer
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s
  • We would like to congratulate Doug Hicks on his new position as President of Davidson College.
Independent and Assisted Living
  • Penny Blakeney - home
  • Julia Brubaker - Benton House
  • Jean Elder - Florida with her daughter
  • Dot Fincher - Merryvale
  • Guy McGiboney - Social Circle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Travis Moss - Westbury, Conyers
  • Betty Robinson - Merryvale
  • Louise White - Merryvale
Military Service
  • Koen Ardis - Navy
  • Billy Scarborough - Marines

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.