First Press | an online newsletter | October 2019
“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
(John 4:24)

Worship is central to our faith. Worship is powerful because it gives us time to be set-apart from the ordinary world. Worship is transforming when it engages the whole person; the intellect, the emotions, the heart, the spirit, the mind, the will, the entire self. Worship is where we do our theology.
In a small but wonderfully insightful book, Worship Come to Its Senses, author Don E. Saliers writes, “The essential components of worship should be awe, delight, truthfulness and hope.” Come and celebrate worship with us; where we find awe in God’s holy mysteries, where we glorify God and delight in him forever, where we learn the truth that God cares for us and where we hope for the future because Christ died for our sins.
The fall season officially began on September 23 rd . Soon temperatures will begin to cool down and many of us will build fires in our fireplaces as winter approaches. I enjoy sitting in front of a crackling fire in the comfort of my home. And that reminds me of a story about worship.
The story is about a new pastor in town. He’s noticed that one of his parishioners was not in church one Sunday. The pastor thought that he should find out what was going on with his parishioner. After church the pastor drove to the parishioner’s house. He walked up to the front door and said a little prayer. He knocked and the parishioner came to the door, opened it and looking somewhat surprised, motioned the pastor to come inside. No words were spoken. The parishioner returned to his easy chair. He continued watching TV.
The pastor sat down on a sofa near him. He noticed a fire in the fireplace. He watched the fire for awhile. He still hadn’t found the right words to say. The parishioner seemed intent on watching his TV. No words had yet been spoken. The silence was beginning to get uncomfortable for the pastor. The pastor continued to look at the fire in the fireplace. After more awkward silence, the pastor slowly got up and walked over to the fireplace. He took one log that was burning intensely out of the fire. He set it down on the hearth. He went back to the sofa and sat down.
The parishioner had watched his pastor. The log on the hearth slowly began losing its intensity and heat. After a while the fire that was once burning so bright all around the log went out. At the same time the fire in the fireplace had also lost some of its intensity when the log was removed. Both men remained silent.
The pastor returned to the hearth, picked up the log that was now out and returned it to the fireplace. Soon the log caught fire again and it was burning bright. The fire in the fireplace seemed to be revived. It too was burning with the intensity it had shown before. The pastor thought it was time to leave. As he began to leave, the parishioner stopped him and said, “I think I understand Pastor. I’ll see you next Sunday in church.”

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,
Pastor Paul
Suggestions Needed for Elder and Deacon Class of 2022
 
Your input is needed by the Officer Nominating Committee as they begin the process of putting together a slate of nominees for the Elder and Deacon Class of 2022 to present to the congregation. Please use this link to find your suggestion form and a list of the church membership or just write down your suggestions and return them to the church office by Monday, November October 14 .

In your consideration of nominees, remember the function of these two offices in the church:

         Deacon
         The ministry of deacon as set forth Scripture is one of compassion,
         witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ
         for the poor, the hungry, the sick….Persons of spiritual character,
         honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere
         compassion and sound judgement should be chosen for this ministry
         ….their ministry is under the supervision and authority of the session.
                                                                             G - 2.02, Book of Order
         
          Elder
          …congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith,
         having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit
         …they are chose by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to
         the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling
         elders, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise
         leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have
         responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church,
         including ecumenical relations.                    G - 2.03, Book of Order

Each new class of elders and deacons is important in the life of the church. In times of transition, it is even more essential to have strong officers who can provide spiritual leadership for the church as it strives to continue doing ministry and serving as Christ’s hands and feet in the world without the leadership of a senior pastor. Consider the names that come to mind. Pray about them. Submit them so that your Officer Nominating Committee can do their work of discernment and present to you a slate of nominees that will lead us into a new era of our church’s life. Along the way, trust that God is part of the process.

Click here to print the suggestion form and list of names.
Financial Summary
Summary of Stated Session Meeting
The Session of First Presbyterian Church held its stated monthly meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

By common consent, the Session approved the following:
  • Celebration of communion at the Called Session meeting on September 16, 2019;
  • Celebration of communion at 10:30 am worship each Sunday until the beginning of Advent;
  • The wedding of Paulette Nieuwenhof and Jim Freeman on January 25, 2020.
 
Ministry Teams reported as follows:           

Finance
  • August was an improved month with approximately $4,200 over budgeted income. We remain ahead of the predicted shortfall, year to date. Expenses are still under budget.  There is strong unpledged giving. We have collected 95% of pledged giving. 
  • Finance will look at the budget draft for the coming year. Stewardship Sunday will be November 10th. Leaders of the church will be asked to commit pledges prior to the launch of the Stewardship Campaign. Further plans for the stewardship season will be shared at the special Called Session Meeting on September 16th, dedicated to finance and stewardship.
  • Audit report –The session reviewed and approved the 2018 audit letter as submitted.
 
Adult Faith Formation:  Plans are coming together FPC’s first Common Read, Wonder on Sunday, September 22. 
 
Children and Youth Faith Formation:   Elder Ruth O’Dell reported that teacher training and Rally Day went extremely well. Part-time youth directors are in place and starting to work with Youth.
 
Membership & Hospitality:   The lunch for Joseph Garrison went very well.  The church picnic is upcoming October 13 th . The ministry team along with our Communications Director are exploring options for an online directory.
 
Mission:  The Mission Ministry Team is planning a workday for October 26th. Harry Alexander is planning for a team interested in emergency response to get certified.  
 
PNC update: The Ministry Information Form is operational online and the PNC is actively looking through applicants. 
 
New Business:
  1. The Session agreed that elders will rotate responsibility for leading the Worship Ministry Team as a temporary solution to the lack of an elder on that ministry team. Ann DeVoe will meet with them on October 7.
  2. The current Nominating Committee will be meeting to come up with a slate of nominees to form the Music Director/Organist Search Committee as well as the 2019-2020 Officer Nominating Committee.
  3. A congregational meeting was called for Sunday, October 6 immediately following the 10:30 worship service for the purpose of electing the 2019-2020 Officer Nominating Committee.
  4. Pastor Paul will be attending the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Discernment event in Minneapolis, October 8-11,2019. Expenses are paid by PDA.    
  5. Two Elder Commissioners are needed for the October 8 presbytery meeting at FPC, Greenville, MS.
  6. The Session endorsed Gracyn Ashmore as Young Adult Advisory Delegate to the 224th General Assembly.
  7. A Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan is scheduled during worship on Sunday, October 27 (Reformation Sunday) to celebrate our Reformation heritage.

General Announcements:  Blessing of the Pets will be held October 6 th on the front lawn of the church.
Worship Hours:

10:30 am - Worship with communion
9:30 am - Sunday School
Nursery Weekly: 9:15-11:45 am
Upcoming worship schedule:

Sunday, October 6, 2019
9:30-10:15 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship (communion)
World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 13, 2019
9:30-10:15 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship (communion)

Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:30-10:15 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship (communion)

Sunday, October 27, 2019
9:30-10:15 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship (communion)
Lectionary texts for October

October 6 - Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10
October 13 - Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19
October 20 - Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8
October 27 - Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14
Blessing of the Pets!

All are invited to join the pastoral staff for a blessing of the animals on Sunday afternoon, October 6. The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated on or near October 4, which is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty, his love for all creatures and his special connection to animals, among many other things.

A Blessing of Animals witnesses to God’s and the Church’s love, care, and concern for creation. As we recognize our mutual interdependence with God’s creatures, the Church’s witness of stewardship of creation is strengthened. FPC’s Blessing of the Animals service will be held in the sanctuary courtyard and front lawn on Sunday, October 6 th , beginning at 4:00 pm. If you are not able to bring an animal, you may bring a picture of an animal you love or of an endangered species in the wild. For more information, please contact the church office.   
FPC Members: Tommy Patrick; Walter Nance; Mary Kay McDowell; Family of Bennett Zinn; Sue Treas; Family of Dora Leache; Max Williams; Joe Burnett; Fannie Elliott; Pierce Buford; Debbie McElreath; Marleah Hobbs; PNC Committee
 
Family and Friends: Pat Gillenwater; Family of Owen Stumpf; Family of Rev. Shep Crigler; Angel Thompson; Family of Reynolds Boykin; Ted Stocker; Joan Connell; Tom Callery; Idalia Balcazar; Tom Mullen; Ruth Ellen Duvall Kuhnel; Family of Helen Barkley; Linda Chavers; Family of Amy Tidwell; Family of Merline & Tommy Nix; Family of Jarrod Holloway; Suzanne & Tony Spruill & family; Mark Barnes; Don Gleason; Joe Houston; Matt Branch; Erica Baggett; Mackenzie Stetz; Betty Hoar; Mike Smith; Parchman Prison inmates; Haven House residents; Our Haiti partners; Oxford Police Department
 
U. S. Military: A1C Jason Freeland, USAF 4th Air Support Operation

Please pray, too, for those with unspecified needs.

If you wish to have a name removed or added to this list, please contact the church office.
We will celebrate Reformation Sunday, October 27 th with a Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan worship service. The ceremony of Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans is American in origin, though based on Scottish history and legend. Scottish forces were defeated by the English in 1746, and Scotland was again under British rule. An Act was passed that forbade carrying arms and the wearing of kilts or tartans which represented Scottish heritage. Please join us for a traditional worship service with special music provided by Wolf River Pipes & Drums, a bagpipe and drum band.
Faith Formation
David Freeman Lecture Series!

All are invited to the David Freeman Lecture Series presented by First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 3th, as we are joined by the Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Dr. Van Dyk will lead worship at 10:30 am and will offer a Sunday school lesson at 9:30 am during a congregational brunch. Dr. Van Dyk’s lecture will be from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Our nursery ministry will be available for worship and for the evening's lecture. All are welcome to this event!
The following day on Monday November 4 th , the Presbytery of St. Andrew in partnership with First Presbyterian will be offering a continuing education event with Rev. Dr. Tim Hartman, Assistant Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. In the spirit of the David Freeman Lecture Series, this is a great opportunity to continue that theological conversation with leaders across the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Hartman’s class is titled, “ Reformed Theology in Global Perspective: What we can learn from the worldwide Church for our contemporary challenges .” This continuing education event will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It includes a catered lunch and does require a registration fee. Contact David Randolph for more details about either of these events. 
The Congregational Bible Study continues about Amy Jill-Levine's book, "Short Stories by Jesus, The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi." Classes meet in the Session Room and are offered three times a week: 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Wednesdays and noon on Thursdays. This month’s chapters are: 

Oct 2 nd & 3 rd : Chapter 4 “The Pearl of Great Price”
Oct 9 th & 10 th : Chapter 5 “The Mustard Seed”
Oct 16 th & 17 th : Chapter 6 “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector”
Oct 23 rd & 24 th :Chapter 7 “The Laborers in the Vineyard”
Oct 30 th & 31 st : Chapter 8 “The Widow and Judge”
YOU ARE ALL WONDERS!!

Thank you to the children, youth and adults who participated in FPC’s first Common Read of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. There was great intergenerational conversation about kindness to others and God’s loving-kindness ( HESED) toward us. We created banners displaying places we had experienced and shared kindness, wrote postcards to members of the church who have been unable to attend church and the children painted kindness rocks and hid them all over the front courtyard and lawn of the church as a way of sharing loving-kindness with others. A lot of hard work went into this event and it was well worth it! Kudos to the Adult Faith Formation Ministry Team and all the volunteers who helped to make this a special event for all ages!
Interested in joining a Small Group or Fellowship Group?  These 2 ministries will begin on a rolling basis based on interest. With two or three more people, the first Fellowship group can begin soon. Contact David Randolph at  drandolphfpc@gmail.com   if you have any questions or would like to join. 
PYF is off to a great start with the help of lots of volunteers! Thank you to Allyson and Darren Ashmore for leading the whole group of youth and their adult leaders and chaperones in team building exercises to get things started on the right foot. The group enjoyed the movie Wonder in preparation for the Common Read the following week. Allison Wehrung helped facilitate some art projects while Lindsay and Anthony led a reflection on community. Our faithful chaperones have helped out each week and the youth are having a great time being together.

Coming up in October …

         October 6             No PYF because of Fall Break
         October 13           Youth will participate in the Church Picnic together…
                                               games, assembly of Clean Up buckets,
                                               good food and fellowship
         October 20           PYF Split
         October 27           Youth will decorate a car(s) for Trunk or Treat and
                                               have dinner together

PYF Parent Meeting

There will be a PYF parent meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, October 13 from 11:30 until 12:15. Please make every effort to attend!
Young Adult News
Bibles & Brews, a bible study held on the first Wednesday of each month, continues on October 2 nd at the Growler from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Join in this conversation as we bring and share different scripture passages about a topic picked by the group. This month’s topic is “Wrestling with Demons” all are welcome!
Mission
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Peace & Global Witness Offering
Sunday, October 6

Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, invites us to the table — the table we share all who suffer, as he suffered, to be nourished by his compassion. Christ invites, and our doors open to all who work actively for reconciliation and advocate for God’s justice, which makes for peace.

The Peace & Global Witness Offering draws Presbyterians together as active peacemakers, providing education and exposure to those who show us how to do this work well. It allows us to create resources for dealing with conflict and nurturing reconciliation, and stand in support of our global sisters and brothers, because the peace of Christ belongs to people everywhere.

Your gift will join with others as the Church works for peace. The PC(USA) responds by supporting partners in places like Guatemala and the Congo working to address the trauma of gender-based violence and advocate for changed hearts and minds. Your gifts help congregations respond to this need in their context.

By giving to the Peace & Global Witness Offering, we work to share Christ’s peace with one another, beyond our doors, beyond our community and across boundaries.       
•   25% of this Offering stays with our congregation to support peacemaking and reconciliation in our own community.
•   25% of this Offering will go to our mid-council, joining with other congregations in our area to support peacemaking work in our region.
•   50% of this Offering supports the work for peace and reconciliation being done by Presbyterians around the globe.

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY
If we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.
BABIES AND BUCKETS!!
Two easy ways to love your neighbor

1. The Presbytery of St. Andrew invites your participation in a BABY SHOWER for families caught in the ICE operations in South Mississippi earlier this year. The Presbytery’s Mission Committee will be collecting diapers, wipes, formula and financial contributions at the upcoming presbytery meeting on Tuesday, October 8. Please have all donations into the church office by Friday, October 4 at 12:00 pm .
2. The Mission Ministry Team is asking for your help to purchase and pack Clean-Up Buckets for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. The severe flooding in Mississippi and Louisiana have left countless families trying to recover from disaster. You can help by purchasing a clean-up bucket or making a donation toward a clean-up bucket through the church office or through Sneed’s Hardware. Sneed’s will deliver our buckets and the items to fill it to Camp Hopewell in time for our church picnic on Sunday, October 13. We will pack the buckets and dedicate them in a simple service of worship at the end of our picnic. Please help in whatever way you can. Our neighbors are in need.
Help the Food Pantry

Remember Old Mother Hubbard who went to the cupboard…and when she got there the cupboard was bare? The Food Pantry is experiencing a similar crisis with bare shelves. Resources from the Memphis Food Bank and Jackson are not available at this time which means that the Pantry board has had to buy resources to stock the shelves at retail prices. You can help with gifts of canned goods and money immediately. Just bring your canned goods to the church office or the front porch of the Pantry OR mail a check directly to the Pantry at P.O. Box 588, Oxford, MS 38655. Some of the items needed include: Macaroni and cheese, canned meat, pork and beans, canned soups and canned vegetables (excluding green beans). Your help is greatly appreciated.
Lovepacks  donations are an easy way to help relieve hunger among Oxford and Lafayette County school children. If you'll bring your donations with you to church and deposit them in the church office or the narthex, volunteers will get them to the Lovepacks office for you. Items needed are:

·     10-18 oz Pop-Top Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soups
·     Pop-Top Ravioli
·     Snack Pack Pudding Cups
·     Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers
·     16 oz. Jars of Peanut Butter
·     Pop Top Beanie Weenies
·     Granola Bars
·     Pop Top Canned Fruit (Please, No Fruit Cups) 
LOVEPACKS MISSION STATEMENT
We can beat hunger! In the future, we hope to be able to help as many children as are in real distress. We can do this if the community, the churches, and the civic organizations support the Lovepacks program. The possibilities are only limited by our compassion. If everyone who has a little to give will do what they can, we can see that no child in the Oxford community has to go hungry!
Etcetera...
October 6, 2020

Did you know that “World Communion Sunday (originally called World Wide Communion Sunday) is a gift of the Presbyterian Church to the larger ecumenical world”? It was first celebrated at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1933 where Dr. Hugh Thompson Kerr served as pastor. The idea was an attempt to bring churches together in a service of Christian unity — “in which everyone might receive both inspiration and information, and above all, to know how important the Church of Jesus Christ is, and how each congregation is interconnected with another.” According to Kerr’s son, “The concept spread very slowly at the start. People did not give it a whole lot of thought. It was during the Second World War that the spirit caught hold, because we were trying to hold the world together. World Wide Communion symbolized the effort to hold things together, in a spiritual sense. It emphasized that we are one in the Spirit and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Celebration of World Wide Communion Sunday was adopted as a denominational practice in the Presbyterian Church (US) in 1936. Churches in other denominations were invited to celebrate with us from the beginning, but it wasn’t until 1940 that the practice became widespread. Today, World Communion Sunday is celebrated around the world, demonstrating that the church founded on Jesus Christ peacefully shares God-given goods in a world increasingly destabilized by globalization and global market economies based on greed.
As we celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 6, 2019, let us turn our focus outward to our brothers and sisters around the world who share our belief in Jesus Christ and who, along with us, are called to serve the world God has created.
                  - Information about World Communion Sunday comes from pcusa.org
YOU’RE INVITED!!
Annual Church Picnic
Sunday, October 13, 2019
at Camp Hopewell
from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

The deacons of First Presbyterian Church will host a church picnic Sunday, October 13 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm at Camp Hopewell. We encourage members of all ages to join us! There will be games hosted by Young Adults, worship, fellowship, good food in addition to the packing of Clean Up Buckets for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Chicken tenders are the main course and we ask that you provide sides, salads and desserts. The deacons will provide chicken and beverages. This is a true potluck, so bring what you like to prepare and share it with the rest of your church family. Please RSVP to jmcgeefpc@gmail.com and let us know if you plan to attend and the number of kids and adults who are coming with you.

Bring your entire family. Invite friends. Seek out visitors at church and ask them to join you. We look forward to sharing this time with our church family.
From the youngest to the oldest, everyone enjoyed last year’s Trunk or Treat and it’s that time again! Come join the fun on Sunday, October 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the church parking lot. You can participate by dressing up your car and dispensing candy (no peanuts/peanut butter, please) from your trunk or dress up your children for trunk or treating. Either way, it is sure to be a blast! Put on that costume and join us on Sunday, October 27! Contact the church office if you are interested in sponsoring a car.
Upcoming Events for VIPs

The VIPs, those 55 and older, have several things to look forward to in the next few months.


•        A Dutch treat dinner at the Oxford Country Club is on the schedule for Thursday, October 10 at 5:45 pm. Many thanks to Rose and Henry Paris for making this happen.
•        On October 24-27 fourteen VIPs will head to Montreat for a fun weekend of fall color, crafts fairs and fellowship at Montreat. Those going include: Betty and George Abdo, Jean Blackston, Rosie and Robert Cooper, Allison and Jon Crawford, Sally Hines, Anna Ruth Kesler, David Robinson, Polly Taylor, Sandra Webb, Patty and Jerry Wilson.
•        And, the final event of the year is an appetizer supper at the home of Melissa and Matthew Hall on Thursday, December 5 at 5:30.

Mark your calendars now so that you won’t miss the fun and fellowship of VIPs!
October Circle Meetings

Alma Shaw Circle                
*Contact circle chairs about meeting

C arroll Barr Circle               
October 8 @ 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

Esther Ethridge Circle
*Contact circle chairs about meeting

Lula Gregory Circle
October 15 @ 9:45 am in Fellowship Hall

Gerry Duvall Circle
October 15 @ 12:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
PW Council 2019-2020
 
Moderator - Mary Glynn Wright -   mgw0804@yahoo.com
Vice - Moderator - Kathryn Elliott -   kelliottwhnp@yahoo.com
Secretary - Whitney Bolen -   whitneybolen80@yahoo.com  
Treasurer - Margaret Fancher -   fancherm@bellsouth.net
Historian - Marianna Ochs -   mochs360@gmail.com
Ex-Moderator - Mary Haskell -   haskellfam@aol.com
News from the Pews
Memorials and Honorarias

~ With gratitude for contributions to First Presbyterian Church ~

Shep Crigler

J. J. Jones

Jimmy Garrison

J. J. Jones
Kay & Larry Tyler
October Birthdays:

2 Mary Ann Cropp, Richard DeVoe, Owen Wilkinson, Emma Williams
3 Leon McCullouch
4 Anne Lowry Hardin, Bailey Mize, Don Newcomb, JoAnn O'Quin
5 Heather Harris, Evie Logan
6 Julia Lewis, Charles Wilkerson
7 Amy Lewis
10 Sally Booke, Lizzy Kelly
12 Michele Howie, Avery Lewis, Christina Torbert, Dana Williams
13 Bob Westmoreland
15 Wyles Floyd, Julia Jimenez, Daniel Kelly, Nancy Warner
16 Harleigh Huggins, Max Williams
17 Anna Claire Floyd, Betsy Holcomb
18 Cheryl Hayward, Howard Hyneman
19 Brett Rosson
20 Beth Andrews, Will Westmoreland, Madeline Williams
21 Bo Elliott, Catie Hester, Glo Mauldin, Elliott Mayo, Haley Scot Spragins
22 Francis Boateng, Ferriday McClatchy, Catherine Mize
23 Marshal Williams
24 Charly McClatchy, Anne Margaret Wilkinson
25 Jack Abraham, Charles Byars, David Flautt, Sr., Anastasia Jenkins
27 Scottye Boone, Slade Lewis, Emily Newcomb
28 Sarah Hollis, Mary Liles, Paul Manley
29 Patty Abbott, Barbara Chase-Googe, Greg Goodwiller, Joe Murphey, Meredith Rawl
30 Beth Kennedy
31 Brum Elliott, Laura Montgomery, Monte Wood

October Anniversaries :

1 Susan & Bob Joiner
4 Ingrid & Peter Kondos
9 Anita & Scott Drury
13 Corey & Drew Mauldin, Catherine & Tony Mize, Kay & Larry Tyler
27 LeAnne & Chase Neal
First Dates

The Diaconate will meet Tuesday, October 1 at 5:30 pm in the Session Room.
The Children's and Youth Faith Formation Ministry Team will meet Wednesday, October 2 at 5:45 pm in Room 101.
The Membership & Hospitality Ministry Team will meet Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 pm in Room 101.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet Monday, October 7 at 1:00 pm in Room 101.
The FPC Book Club will meet to discuss A Personal History by Katherine Graham in Room 101.
The Property Ministry Team will meet Tuesday, October 8 at 5:15 pm in Room 101.
The Adult Faith Formation Ministry Team will meet Tuesday, October 8 at 5:30 pm in the Session Room.
The Finance Ministry Team will meet Monday, October 14 at 4:30 pm in Room 101.
The Session will meet Monday, October 14 at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.
The Mission Ministry Team will meet Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 in Room 101.
The Session
 
  CLASS of 2019
Trey Cobb, Jon Crawford, Margie McLeod, 
Karen Stockton, Dana Williams
 
  CLASS of 2020
Ashley Callery, Ann DeVoe, Ben Griffith,
Matthew Hall, Monte Wood
 
CLASS of 2021
Hayden Alexander, Pete Boone, Julie Field, 
Carmille Hovious, Ruth O'Dell
 
The Diaconate

CLASS of 2019
Lee Borden, Kristina Carlson, Dean Chow,
Pick Scruggs, Amy Wilkes
 
CLASS of 2020
Todd Abbott, Rosie Cooper, Ed Croom,
Lisa Hickman-Tollison, John Schuesselin
 
CLASS of 2021
Thelma Curry, Karen Elliott, Luke Harris,
Brian Hyneman, Niles Lovelady
Your Church Staff
 
The Congregation
Ministers
 
Interim Pastor
 
Interim Associate Pastor
 
Associate Pastor
 
Pastor, UKirk Ministry
 
Director of Elementary Music
 
Office Administrator
 
Director of Communications
 
Property Manager
 
Nursery Director