You are invited to worship with us on Sunday, September 25th!

This week is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost!

Worship begins at 11:00am

in person and on Facebook Live!

Sunday School is at 9:45am

This week we are holding a special Kirkin' o' the Tartan service in honor of Presbyterian Heritage Sunday with guest worship leader Rev. C. Anderson James! 

Facebook Link for Worship

Rev. C. Anderson James serves as the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.

In this role, he is the official recordkeeper for the presbytery and advises the presbytery,

its leaders, and its congregations on process and polity. A native of Mississippi, Andy

previously served as pastor of a small church in Queens, New York City, as Stated Clerk

of the Presbytery of New York City, and on the staff of New Hope Presbytery in eastern

North Carolina.

Upcoming Ministry Opportunities


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.



September 21

5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

Click here to email Catherine and RSVP

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.


Stillman College Choir will be joining us in worship on Oct. 2nd! 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.

A Novel Bunch Book Club will meet on September 27 at 1:00pm on Zoom to discuss What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline. Chris Martin will lead our discussion.


Click Here for the Zoom Link
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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

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!

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

Tomorrow you will receive in your inbox the first edition of "Grace Notes & Gospel Gab," 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 the first edition below!

This Sunday, September 25th, we will celebrate our Presbyterian heritage with a Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service, complete with bagpipes, drumming, and a parade of tartans representing the family plaids of Scottish clans. The roots of the Presbyterian Church trace back to John Calvin, a 16th-century French reformer. Calvin trained for the Catholic priesthood, but later converted to the Reformation Movement and became a theologian and minister.

Second in importance to John Calvin in the history of Presbyterianism was John Knox. He lived in Scotland in the mid 1500's. He led the Reformation in Scotland following Calvinistic principles, protesting the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, and Catholic practices. His ideas set the moral tone for the Church of Scotland and shaped its democratic form of government. The Presbyterian form of church government and Reformed theology were formally adopted by the national Church of Scotland in 1690. The Church of Scotland remains Presbyterian today. [ ... ]

Presbyterian Heritage is a day set aside by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to celebrate and learn more about the rich history of Presbyterianism in America. Let us give thanks for all God’s goodness and for all those who came before us in creating the wonderful heritage of our church. Wear your kilts and invite neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends to worship!

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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.

Our new children’s choir 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

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

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

September Birthdays

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


  • Patrick Carmichael - surgery
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - vision loss
  • Jack Wheeler - upcoming hernia surgery
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.