You are invited to worship with us!

Sunday, February 11th

Transfiguration of the Lord


Wednesday, February 14th

Ash Wednesday

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

Join us at 9:45am for Sunday School!

Worship with us and FUMC for our Community Ash Wednesday Service at 6:00pm in the FPC Sanctuary and on Facebook Live!

Childcare provided for Sunday School and for Worship.

Facebook Link for Worship
Upcoming Ministry Opportunities


For over 30 years, the Souper Bowl of Caring movement has been inspiring people across the nation to tackle hunger in their local communities. Please bring canned goods or make a monetary donation. Proceeds will go to the Community Food Pantry. Checks may be made out to First Presbyterian Church, memo-Souper Bowl.

Youth and children will help collect donations on Feb. 11 after church. We will also go to the Food Pantry at 2 pm to help sort donated items.

Join us THIS Sunday, February 11th for Jammies & Jesus!

Visit Zoom Links to join!
Click HERE to learn more about the Retreat!

Note about Giving through

Realm on-line and Text to give: 

Our on-line software is set up to receive gifts for different funds for various purposes. If you PLEDGED (a stated amount for the current year using a pledge card or Realm) you are asked to choose the fund:  2024 Pledge; If you did not make a stated gift, but are giving for the support of the church you should choose the fund non-pledge. If you set up a recurring pledge gift using Realm or Text to Give in a prior year, you should reset the Fund for the current year to 2024 Pledge. For other funds you can search alphabetically for the one you want; if you don’t find one that is appropriate use “Other-Specify” and put the reason in the memo space.

If you would like to set up a 2024 pledge, you may do so on Realm or you can email me at: [email protected], telling me how much you want to pledge per week/month/year and I will set it up for you!

We give thanks for all who support with their treasure to FPC!

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RSVP to Neeley

February Sunday School for our Foundations Class!

David H. Jensen’s Living Hope offers a brighter perspective on the end-time as a time of hope when we will see the full glory of the Kingdom of God and Christ's promised return.

All are invited to join us Sundays in February at 9:45am. You don't need to read the book to join the discussion!

Neeley's Nook - Leadership Book Club

Learning the Practice of Discernment

Book Resource: Pursuing God's Will Together by Ruth Haley Barton

6 Sessions, 1 a month 

Book study with Neeley and our church officers.

ALL are welcome to join us! 

Tuesdays 6pm-7pm on Zoom

Feb. 20, March 12, April 23, May 15, June 11, July 23


Lent 2024 Theme

Wandering Heart: Figuring out faith with Peter

This Lent, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.

This Lent, we will look for ourselves in the stepping stones of Peter’s story. We will reflect on the stages of our own faith journeys as well as who and what has shaped us along the way. As we wander, let us tune our hearts to sing God’s grace. May we rest in streams of mercy, never ceasing.

Visit our Lent page!

Weekly Activities to Try

REMINDER: There will be NO CHOIR next Wednesday, February 14th for Ash Wednesday. Children, Handbell, and Chancel Choirs will not meet.

Childcare is provided weekly for FPC's Music Ministry.

Become a Singing Ambassador!
About one/half of this multi-denominational choir are members of First Presbyterian Church Covington.
The choir meets regularly to practice on Thursdays at 2:00 PM, currently at Covington First Presbyterian Church.
Non-auditioned membership is open to anyone over fifty, and regular programs are presented at churches, assisted living centers and community organizations. Monthly socials are held throughout the year. 
To join the choir, please contact Co-Directors Alice Walker (770) 787-6915 or Becky Ramsey, (770) 786-4916. New members are welcome! 

Friends of FPC

Covington FUMC Food Ministry

Volunteers Needed to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community!

Click the link 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.

Our finance team is working hard to finalize our 2024 Operating Budget but it’s not too late to make your commitment by offering your Time, Talent, and Treasures! Submit your Pledge Card today to be included in our 2024 Operating Budget!

Visit the Stewardship page of our Website!

Reminder that Midweek First Press will now be sent out on Thursdays!

People to Think About this Week

We had a great time at Soul Feast least night making Pal-entine cards for our home-bound friends! Thank you to everyone who came out for the fellowship and fun! 

February Birthdays

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

Illness and Strife

  • Beth Vining - diabetes & Afib
  • Terry Smith, friend of Denny Dobbs - pneumonia with respiratory rehab
  • Memama, great-grandma of Paisley Lane
  • Alex Martin, son of Chris and Barbara Martin - hand surgery
  • Jana Carter, aunt of Luke Usry - cancer
  • Norman Wheeler & Bob Wheeler - bothers of Jack Wheeler
  • Katherine Carey, mother of Erin Stillerman
  • Patsy Freeman, sister of Judy Davis
  • Bernice Bailey
  • Brenda Buckelew, mother of Jennifer Buckelew
  • Larry Cox, brother-in-law of Randy Layton - cancer
  • Bob Darby, friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Randy Jones, nephew of Faye Kitchens - lung cancer
  • Joyce, sister of Faye Kitchens
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Rosalia Meadors, friend of Tom Crews - three year old with bone marrow failure
  • Grant Moss & Chris Mattice, family of Louly Fowler Hay - cancer and care
  • Meredith Nash, friend of Barbara Martin - four year old with stage IV kidney cancer
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - vision loss
  • Carolyn Watson
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Rick Gunter as they mourn his passing on January 24, 2024. No service arrangements have been made at this time.

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
  • Clint Williams - Army
  • Daryl Williams - Army

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