WORSHIP WITH US!

You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, September 18th!

This week is the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost!

Worship begins at 11:00am

in person and on Facebook Live!

Sunday School is at 9:45am

This week we are finishing our sermon series inspired by YOU, "People's Potluck of Ideas"

This week's idea: How do we lean into Psalm 46?

 

Facebook Link for Worship
Upcoming Ministry Opportunities

Be sure to invite your friends to church on September 25th for the Kirkin' o' the Tartan Service! They won't want to miss it!

Parent Meeting hosted by

Faith Formation Committee

Come to hear about ministry and fellowship opportunities for your children and family!

Share your ideas with us!

Childcare will be provided.

 

Wednesday,

September 21

5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

World Communion Sunday

October 2nd

The first Sunday in October is designated as World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. Paul tells us that we are to “discern the body” when we partake of Holy Communion, mindful that we note our relationship to all our brothers and sisters in Christ in the celebration.

—PCUSA.org

Stillman College Choir will be joining us on Oct. 2 in worship! We are excited to welcome them to worship leadership on World Communion Sunday! 

Women-on-the-Go Book Club will meet on September 21st at 5:00pm in the Parlor to discuss Adam Grant's Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

Childcare is available.

Hiring!

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

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

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'll be happy to see you next Wednesday!

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.

Our new children’s choir Hallelujah Kids will meet 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

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 give to a handbell fund for the music ministry. Our goal to is raise enough for an octave of handbells, making room in the bell choir for an additional five ringers!

   If you would like to make a contribution to the Give-A-Bell program, please click HERE to fill out the form and attach cash or a check made out to FPC and place it in the offering plate this Sunday or drop it off at the church office. Please put “Give-A-Bell” or “Handbells” in the memo space on your check or envelope.

   Donations can also be made via Text to Give, by texting FPCCOV to: 73256 

   Please email catherine@fpccov.org with your listing details if you use Text to Give.

   Contributors will be acknowledged in the worship guide by the name(s) given when the new handbells are dedicated. Thank you!

Any questions about the Carillon Bell Choir?

Email Alicia Taylor at alicia@fpccov.org to learn more.

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

Sandwich Ministry!

You are invited to join us for a new ministry September 20th at 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall, we will be making sandwiches for our neighbors in Christ experiencing homelessness in collaboration with Street Outreach!

At our first meeting in August we made 50 sandwich meals and helped better the days of those who received the fruit of our efforts.

Sandwich Ministry will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:00am for the rest of the year! If you are not able to participate on Tuesdays but would like to be a part of operation sandwich please contact Curtis Watson. 

Current Food Pantry Needs:

16oz peanut butter

16oz spaghetti noodles

16oz white rice

Donations can be dropped off in the narthex on Sunday or in the church office during the week!

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

August Birthdays


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


Prayers:

  • Jack Wheeler - upcoming hernia surgery
  • 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 - upcoming surgery for cancer
  • Mike Crews, son-in-law of Jack Wheeler - bladder cancer treatment
  • Tony Taylor, brother of Alicia Taylor - recovering at home from heart attack
  • Martha Young, grandmother of Cotton Young - lung cancer
  • Beverly Beasley, friend of Jean Elder - caring for husband who has leukemia
  • Joe Burckel, nephew of Danny and Beth Vining - brain cancer
  • 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
  • Melissa, friend of the congregation - cancer
  • Barbara Phillips, friend of Alice Walker - cancer
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - lung cancer
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s

Celebrations

  • Congratulations to Jay and Buncie Lanners on the birth of their grandchild on September 8th!

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.