You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, October 30th!

This week is the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost!

Worship begins at 11:00am

in person and on Facebook Live!

Sunday School is at 9:45am

Facebook Link for Worship

This week is Commitment Sunday! Join us as we commit our "every perfect gift" to being Stewards of God's work at FPC!

We have begun receiving your returned Time and Talent forms and Covenant Cards! We are so grateful for all the love and generosity this church family includes with their every perfect gift!

If you haven't already, please remember to turn in your Time and Talent forms and Covenant Cards by Commitment Sunday THIS WEEK on October 30th!

Did you know all our stewardship forms and materials are on our website? You can find it all at fpccov.org/stewardship or by clicking the button below!

Click to visit our Stewardship page

This year we have also made fillable PDFs of the Time and Talent form and the Covenant Card! That means you don't need a printer to fill them out. Just download them, click to check boxes or to type, and save it so you can email it to the office! Fillable forms can be downloaded by clicking the buttons below or by visiting the stewardship page on our website. Printed forms are also available in the narthex!

Time and Talent
Covenant Card
Click to email completed forms to Catherine

We also created a Narrative Budget this year, so you can see the breakdown of where your treasures will go and why they are so important to us! Click below or visit the Stewardship page to see the Narrative Budget.

Narrative Budget

Stories of Stewardship:

Janet Carmichael

I find great joy when given the opportunity to use the skills with which God has blessed me. This includes Singing and Group Leadership.

My membership in Church choirs from the age of nine, in many different places, has also included choral training. Today, at FPC, my main aims are to have the soprano section well represented, (Thankfully, the days are gone when there were just two of us!) and to sing with joy any soprano solo I’m asked to sing.

As moderator of our Presbyterian Women (PW), 2015 – 2017, circles enjoyed our activities and took opportunities to prove how successful a women’s church group can be.

We had:

  1. Retreats
  2. Women’s Day of Worship once a year
  3. “Change the World” involvement  
  4. Opportunities to identify members who qualified for PW awards.
  5. A new banner

Now, as District Five Leader, I try to keep interest alive within other PW groups, which, because of the pandemic have been forced to “pause”. Others have found ways to remain active— FPC is among the latter. 

My recent visit to one Church in District Five was a double success, in that I congratulated PW members in the congregation for starting afresh this year, and then sang their Anthem—breaking a pause of Anthems there.

 May I now close by joyously singing Hymn 700 from our Hymnal—"a hymn of dedication and stewardship”?

I'm gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

Thank you,


Join Janet in giving the gift of music by joining FPC's Chancel Choir! The Chancel Choir has begun rehearsing music for Advent and Christmas, and we would love to have you join us!

Or join Janet in Presbyterian Women! The next meetings are on November 1st. Martha's Circle will be meeting at Day Kennon's house at 10:30am and Elizabeth Ann Circle will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom at 10:00am.

FPCC Kids! Don't forget to fill out your Stewardship Bingo cards by Commitment Sunday on October 30th!

Here is Mary Lindsey crossing off one spot by bringing a box of canned goods to the food pantry! Way to go!

Upcoming Ministry Opportunities

If you would like the name of your loved one included in the list of those whom have passed this year please email their name as you would like it to be printed in the worship guide to Catherine in the church office by November 2nd.

Click to email Catherine

If you are interested in joining an evening Presbyterian Women's Circle, please contact Debi Selin at selin1955@live.com. Our hope is to provide a space of study and fellowship!

Elizabeth Ann Circle will meet on November 1st on Zoom and in the fellowship Hall at 10:00am! Click HERE for the Zoom link!

Martha Circle will be meeting at Day Kennon's home on November 1st at 10:30am. Please contact Day at day.kennon@gmail.com if you can attend. Sheri Bolton will facilitate Lesson #3 Sabbath and Sunday.

Email Catherine to enter or RSVP

November 10th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

Join our new Garden Club: Blossoms and Beans!

Meets on the second Thursday of the month

7:00pm-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall

Ask Jeff MacKenzie for details. Questions about plant problems, seedlings, compost issues, and all things botanical are welcome!

Join us before we finish for 2022 on November 6th!

Click here for the Jammies and Jesus Zoom link!
Music Ministry News and Notes

The Chancel Choir has begun rehearsing music for Advent and Christmas, and we would love to have you join us! For the next couple of months, a portion of the rehearsal from 7:20 to 7:50 is dedicated to rehearsing Lessons & Carols, which will be accompanied by a string quartet and percussion on Sunday, December 11th. 

"Grace Notes & Gospel Gab" is a new email offering from our Director of Music and Worship Arts, Alicia Taylor. Subscribe to learn about FPC’s music ministry and the history behind special worship services. Read an excerpt from October's issue below!

Rejoice in the knowledge that God has called us to this place at this time! Each of us has a very special purpose in this body. Our gifts are many and varied, but it is the same Spirit working in all things for the good of those who love the Lord! By grace alone, we will unite in accomplishing the good works established for us according to the will of Lord God, the Almighty. [ ... ]

If God has given you the gift of singing, please consider joining our Chancel Choir. We’re a friendly bunch, and we have a chair with your name on it! Let’s chat over a cup of coffee or tea (on me!) about your musical gifts and how you feel you can best serve in our music ministry!

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Children 3 years old through 1st grade are invited to Joyful Noise at 4:30pm to ring bells, sing praise, participate in a rhythm band, and puppetry arts.

Hallelujah Kids! meets at 5:00pm for 2nd through 8th graders to learn to ring tone chimes and handbells, sing praise, participate in a drumming circle, and puppetry arts.

Childcare will be available from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM each Wednesday at the church for parents who are involved in the church music ministry.

Please contact Alicia Taylor at 770-656-6848 or at alicia@fpccov.org with any questions

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!
Volunteer information
General Ministry Information

Neeley’s Notions is an 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.

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We have started a "Children's Church" monthly email offering!
Click HERE or the button below to subscribe and stay up to date on all of our children's ministry at FPC!
Greetings in the name of the Lord! What a joy it is to serve in ministry with you! As we walk on this journey of faith together, we will begin sending out a monthly newsletter with ministry opportunities for Children and Families. Be on the lookout for ways to connect with one another! 
With joy,
Rev. Erin Morgan
Associate Pastor for Faith Formation
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People to Think About this Week

PDA is working with affected presbyteries and international partners to assess the aftermath of Hurricane Ian and offer resources and support. emergency grants have been disbursed and National Response Team members are deployed. 

As people of faith, we stand ready to partner with presbyteries, congregations and communities to meet the immediate and long-term needs.

If you'd like to contribute to PDA's disaster response, please visit


October Birthdays

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


  • Patrick Carmichael
  • Tony Taylor, brother of Alicia Taylor - gradually gaining strength with physical therapy
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - vision loss
  • Mike Crews, son-in-law of Jack Wheeler - awaiting results of bladder cancer treatment
  • Gary Lott, brother of Tricia Hinton - recovering at home following two brain surgeries
  • Linea Lott, niece of Tricia Hinton - leukemia
  • Beverly Beasley, friend of Jean Elder - caring for husband who has leukemia
  • Larry Cox, brother-in-law of Randy Layton - cancer
  • Bob Darby, friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Bruce Hamilton, brother-in-law of Theodosia Wade - cancer
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Lonnie Lamb - chemotherapy
  • Richard, friend of Miriam and Jack Wheeler - cell mutation
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s
  • Martha Young, grandmother of Cotton Young - lung cancer


  • Dr. Tom Crews is turning 90! His family invites you to join them for a celebration in the FPC Fellowship Hall THIS Sunday, October 30th between 4:00pm-6:00pm.
  • Please no gifts!
  • RSVP to JoEllen Crews Little at joellenlittle923@gmail.com

Independent and Assisted Living

  • Penny Blakeney - The Oaks Assisted Living
  • 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

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