You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, October 9th!

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

Upcoming Ministry Opportunities
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October 13th 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!


After reevaluating our needs for Play Café we have updated our job listings for Program Director and Classroom Assistant.

Whoever fills these positions will be integral to making Play Café what it can be!

See the job descriptions below, or at fpccov.org/employment-opportunities and let us know if you know someone you think would be a good fit!

Program Director
Classroom Assistant

Change the World Day is a day of education, service and community and is an uplifting and exciting experience.

Saturday, October 22nd | 10:00am-1:00pm

First United Methodist Church | 1113 Conyers Street SE

The annual community event, Change the World Day, sponsored and hosted by Covington First United Methodist Church will be held on October 22nd from 10:00am–1:00pm. Everyone is welcome. Change the World Day serves our community by providing resources and information to positively influence and change the lives of persons/families throughout our community. Many churches and businesses will have booths to invite the attendees to visit with them and take resource material that would enhance their lives. FUMC Food Pantry Volunteers and volunteers from churches and businesses from across the county take care of distributing groceries and hygiene packs. Change the World Day is an annual event that serves over 500 families by providing community resource information, hygiene packets, diapers, cold weather clothing and blankets, socks, underwear and food boxes. There is also a free Fall Festival on site! Previous Fall Festivals have included activities for the children who attend, a petting zoo, free food from various churches and community businesses and the Oxford College culinary school. This year FPCC will have two booths at the event, one staffed by the youth of our church with “kid-friendly” items and another structured towards adults to provide information about First Presbyterian and about some of the community services that are available around Newton County. Every member and friend of FPCC is invited to help prepare handout bags for this event and to participate in representing First Presbyterian Church Covington at the event. Please contact Curtis Watson at 404-550-1212 or wats1818@bellsouth.net if you are interested in being a part of this vital service to the community.

See what fun the Presbyterian Women of Martha's Circle had this week for their monthly meeting!

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!

FPC Thriving Congregations Cohort

Through our work on our strategic planning team and endorsement of our session, FPC is participating in a two year process funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to explore how the Spirit is moving our church and community to action! 

Our core team includes Dan Walden, Debra Arnold, Pat Harper, Jodi Atkins, Jay Lanners, and our pastors. 

This exploration of Spirit led action discernment is through Montreat Conference Center and Black Mountain School of Theology. 

Soon you will see opportunities to hear about our experience and what is to come!! We are grateful for this opportunity! 

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

"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.

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The children's music ministry has started back! We have had a great first few rehearsals with both of our children's choirs. If you'd still like to join, you can! We would love to see you tonight!

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

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. 

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!
Volunteer information
General Ministry Information

Did you miss Heavenly Prep, our workshop for end of life planning? 

You can still enjoy some of the resources, with our workbook linked below!

Heavenly Prep is not about making sure your loved ones do the right thing when you are gone. It is about ensuring they don't have to worry about what the right thing is.

Click here for the workbook

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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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

People to Think About this Week

October Birthdays

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


  • Jack Wheeler - recovering from hernia surgery
  • Patrick Carmichael - recovering from surgery
  • 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
  • Richard, friend of Miriam and Jack Wheeler - waiting for bone marrow match to treat leukemia
  • Warren Liem - ongoing health issues
  • Bruce Hamilton, brother-in-law of Theodosia Wade - recovering from surgery for cancer
  • 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
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Lonnie Lamb - chemotherapy
  • Tony Taylor, brother of Alicia Taylor - recovering at home from heart attack
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s
  • Martha Young, grandmother of Cotton Young - lung cancer


  • Congratulations to Tom and Erin Stillerman on the birth of their daughter, Nora Brook Stillerman on Monday, October 3, 2022.


  • Our prayers are with Danny and Beth Vining and their family as they mourn the loss of their nephew, Joe Burckel.

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

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.