You are invited to worship with us!

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 10th

Worship in person and on Facebook Live at 11:00am!

Join us at 9:45am for Sunday School!

Childcare provided for Sunday School and for Worship.

This week's service will include the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper!

Facebook Link for Worship

Starting THIS Sunday!

If you are having problems signing up, you are welcome to call the church office at 770-786-7321 and Catherine can do it for you.

We are making a new church photo directory! ALL in our FPC family are invited to click the button above to schedule a time slot. Photos will be taken following worship on Sunday, September 10th from 12:30-4:30pm and the next day on Monday, September 11th from 3:30-7:30pm. Each time slot with the photographer is six minutes so be ready to hop in front of the camera when your time comes!

Be part of the wonderful sense of belonging that comes with being able to look through at all the smiling faces of your church family!

If you can’t make it on the 10th or 11th, you can email a photo for the directory to catherine@fpccov.org by September 30th.

If you’d like to help put the directory together (by learning how to add photos or by contacting people to verify their information) talk to Welcome Elder Doug Bolton or contact the office.

Click to email your photo
Upcoming Ministry Opportunities

Dear Church family,

   As you may know, Alicia Taylor has resigned from her position as Director of Music and Worship Arts effective September 17, 2023. We are grateful for the joy, passion, and dedication she has given to our church family.

   Therefore, we want to acknowledge her contributions to our church family on Sunday, September 17, during and following worship. We will share in a reception immediately following worship to offer our gratitude! We would also like to extend to Alicia a “love offering” which we will present to her in worship on September 17.

   Please contribute by September 12 in one of two ways:

  1. Send cash or check to the Church Office at 1169 Clark Street SW, Covington, GA 30014
  2. Text-to-Give* your donation to the phone number 73256 and type FPCCOV as the message or click here. Follow the prompts and label your contribution: “Love Offering” as the fund.

With gratitude,

                        John McCarthy                                 Neeley Lane

                        Clerk of Session                                           Senior Pastor

Click to read the signed love offering letter

*Messages and data rates may apply when using Text-to-Give. Message frequency varies. Text HELP to 73256 for help. Text STOP to 73256 to cancel.

Fuzz Run FPC Kids Cheering Station!

Saturday, September 9th at 7:45am

Our FPC Kids and Youth will set up a cheering and water station outside the church for this year's annual Covington Fuzz Run! Come on out and help us cheer on the racers as they near the first mile of the 5K!

Email to RSVP

After Soul Feast on Sept. 13, join Sustainable Newton and GA Interfaith Power & Light for a presentation about how we as a congregation and you as a homeowner/renter can take advantage of incentives for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits through the Inflation Reduction Act, GIPL grants, tax credits, and utility rebates.

Contact Theodosia Wade for any questions.  twade@emory.edu or 770-317-4862

Click here to read Lopez and Tabor's bio!

The FPC office will close for the day at 12:00pm next week on Tuesday, September 12th, Wednesday the 13th, Thursday the 14th, and will be closed all day on Friday the 15th. If you need to speak to a staff member during that time you will need to contact them directly. An office volunteer will be available in person and by phone in the mornings while Catherine Laseter, Director of Communications and Operations is on vacation.

Contact your circle leader with any questions.

Find the Zoom link on our website!
RSVP for Lunch Bunch

This year we will be collecting for the PCUSA Peace & Global Witness Special Offering on Sunday, September 17th!

The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our God's mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world.

Click HERE to learn more about PCUSA's Peace & Global Witness Special Offering.

Childcare is provided weekly for FPC's Music Ministry.

The Witness Committee is looking into the possibility of starting a new ministry to visit seniors in local nursing homes. The visits would be to interact with the residents, many of whom have few visitors. If you are interested in helping us start this ministry and feel that you could commit a couple of hours a month to visiting seniors, please contact Curtis Watson.

Visit fpccov.org/zoom-links and click Jammies & Jesus to join!

Friends of FPC

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

Our WiredWORD class meets in the Gathering Room which is on the upper floor, through the Fireplace Room and near the restrooms. This room is sometimes referred to as "the old choir room" or "the old sanctuary" by long-time members. This class explores current events and discusses how our faith intersects and informs our response. 

Our Foundations Sunday School meets in the Adult Classroom which is on lower floor classroom wing at the end of the hall way on the left. This class explores the lectionary scriptures each week, taught by a rotation of teachers. 

Youth Sunday School meets in the Youth Classroom which is on the lower floor classroom wing. It is the first classroom on the left, past the restrooms. The class explores the lectionary scriptures each week, often as they relate to the weekly sermon.

Children's Sunday School meets in the Children's Classroom which is the second door on the right of the lower floor classroom wing. Children learn about God's love through the bible, play, and song.

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 below to subscribe if you haven't already!

Subscribe to Neeley's Notions
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!
Subscribe to Children's Church

Even though our Finance Team has finalized our 2023 budget, you are always welcome to make a pledge or to volunteer your time and talents to serve!

Covenant Card
Time & Talent
Visit our Stewardship page

People to Think About this Week

This week we'd like to keep our Thriving Congregations team in our prayers as they prepare to host representatives from the larger Thriving Congregations organization this Sunday for a site visit.

Click to learn more about our Thriving Congregations mission
September Birthdays

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


  • Marcia McGowan-Thurman, mother of Alicia Taylor - inoperable brain tumor
  • Bobbie Vining, sister-in-law of Danny and Beth Vining - in the hospital with pancreatitis
  • Ken Walker - upcoming surgery postponed
  • Wayne Scarborough, Jr., son of Wayne and Eleanor Scarborough - recovering from hip replacement surgery
  • Brenda Howell - rehab from car accident
  • Gabby Daugherty
  • Rosalia Meadors, friend of Tom Crews - three year old with bone marrow failure
  • Caroline Harper, daughter of Pat Harper - cervical cancer
  • Doris Deadwyler, friend of Judy Davis - hip replacement
  • Meredith Nash, friend of Barbara Martin - four year old with stage IV kidney cancer
  • Bob and Beverly Beasley, friends of Jean Elder - health concerns and care
  • Brenda Buckelew, mother of Jennifer Buckelew
  • Patrick Carmichael
  • Larry Cox, brother-in-law of Randy Layton - cancer
  • Bob Darby, friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Patsy Freeman, sister of Judy Davis - dementia
  • Bruce Hamilton, brother of Theodosia Wade - immunotherapy cancer treatment
  • Randy Jones, nephew of Faye Kitchens - lung cancer
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Lee Morris, friend of Donna Weesner - meningitis
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - vision loss
  • Taylor Waters, great niece of Gene Wallace
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s

Independent and Assisted Living

  • Penny Blakeney - The Oaks Assisted Living
  • Homer Borders - Presbyterian Village Athens
  • Jean Elder - Florida with her daughter
  • Dot Fincher - Merryvale
  • Louly Hay - Presbyterian Village Athens
  • 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.