You are invited to worship with us!

Sunday, November 19th

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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 Sunday we will continue our sermon series "Asking for a friend..."

Facebook Link for Worship

We may have had Commitment Sunday, 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!

Click to pledge your treasures for 2024!

Completed Pledge Cards can be...

  • Emailed to peni@fpccov.org
  • Brought/mailed to the Church office
  • 1169 Clark Street SW, Covington, GA 30014
  • Placed in the offering plate during worship
Pledge Card - fillable PDF

Click to fill out your Time & Talent survey!

Completed forms can be...

  • Emailed to catherine@fpccov.org
  • Brought/mailed to the Church office
  • 1169 Clark Street SW, Covington, GA 30014
  • Placed in the offering plate during worship
  • OR you can fill out the Google form edition to submit it with no downloading required!
Time & Talent - fillable PDF
Time & Talent - Google form
Upcoming Ministry Opportunities


We are joining other churches in our community to put together a Community Friendsgiving on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00pm held at the Church of the Good Shepherd! All are invited to join!

You do not need to RSVP!

This is a free event and includes dinner!

Donations collected will go to support Faithworks.

Join the FB Event!
RSVP to Neeley

Advent Theme for 2023

Christ was born into a weary world. King Herod ruled the land with a legacy of ruthlessness. The Romans treated the people of Israel with contempt, imposing harsh taxes and land seizures that forced many into subsistence farming. Poverty and destitution were pervasive. And yet, Christ was born, bringing good news of great joy for all people.

As Advent comes again to a weary world, we ask, “How does a weary world rejoice?” This year, we will follow the stories in the opening chapters of Luke’s Gospel. As we hold space for our weariness and our joy, we will seek a “thrill of hope” in our hurting world. This Advent, may we find many ways to rejoice.

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We will be passing out doughnuts for the Lions Club Christmas Parade on December 2nd!

We will have a table in front of the church and will meet at 9:15am to set up before the parade starts at 10:00am. Please contact Curtis Watson if you are interested in helping out!

Come help decorate the church!

We'll be decorating for Advent and Christmas on Saturday, December 2nd starting at 1:00pm!

Contact Pat Harper with any questions!

Third Quarter 2023 Pledged Income Update

The last quarter of the year is a very important time for churches.  It’s an opportunity for members to catch up with their annual pledge.  Time has a way of marching on faster and faster and with the holiday season coming, time seems to move even faster.

First Presbyterian’s actual pledged income through September is $273,637.  We are $16,595 behind what we had budgeted for the period.  We are confident that we will catch up by the year’s end, but we need your help to finish the year in a positive position.  If you are not sure where your pledge commitment stands, please contact Peni Kehoe, our finance administrator to check your status.  You can also go on the church website and click on Realm to see how you are doing. 


Thank you for your financial support of our church!

Blessings to you this season!

From the Finance Committee Team,

Bob Tabb

Elder, Finance Chair

Email Peni for your statement

Contact Peni Kehoe at peni@fpccov.org or by calling the church office at 770-786-7321 to ask about your 2023 pledge! Peni works Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Weekly Activities to Try

Childcare is provided weekly for FPC's Music Ministry.

Music Ministry will continue without interruption while we search for our new Director of Music and Worship Arts. We will have interim leaders for both the children's choirs and the adult choirs. Contact Neeley with questions about Children's Choir, or contact Krista Firkus with questions about Carillon Handbell Choir and Chancel Choir.

Email Neeley
Email Krista

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!

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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!
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People to Think About this Week

November Birthdays

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

Illness and Strife

  • Ken Fullerton, father of Scott Fullerton - recovering from illness at Westbury rehab
  • Patsy Freeman, sister of Judy Davis
  • Grant Moss & Chris Mattice, family of Louly Fowler Hay - cancer and care
  • Joyce, sister of Faye Kitchens
  • Shelvie Belser, grandmother of Neeley Rentz Lane
  • Carolyn Watson - cancer treatment
  • Bernice Bailey - cancer treatment
  • Karla Ensminger, sister of Perri Walden
  • 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
  • Randy Jones, nephew of Faye Kitchens - lung cancer
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Marcia McGowan-Thurman, mother of Alicia Taylor - inoperable brain tumor
  • Rosalia Meadors, friend of Tom Crews - three year old with bone marrow failure
  • Meredith Nash, friend of Barbara Martin - four year old with stage IV kidney cancer
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - vision loss
  • 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
  • Clint Williams - Army
  • Daryl Williams - Army

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.