Volume LXIX, No. 11 | March 17, 2019
Worship at First
Sunday, March 17

Morning Worship
8:30 & 11:15 a.m.
"Famous Last Words"
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson

The Sacrament of Baptism

Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.
"Famous First Words"
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
Sanctuary

Bulletins will be available by noon on Fridays.
Wednesday, March 20

Wednesdays@First
12:00 p.m.
Everyday Sayings that are in the Bible
"By the Skin of My Teeth"
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas
Jackson Hall

Centerpoint
6:00 p.m.
Rev. Leon Brown
Jackson Hall





Summer Choir

Summer is a season for trying new things – camping, waterskiing, CHOIR!  

If you’ve wanted to be a part of the adult choir and it’s been a while since you’ve been in a choir, you haven’t had time, or you feel like you’d need some help with music, then Summer Choir is for you! 

We will rehearse on Sunday afternoons before the evening service in June and July, and then sing at the 6:00 p.m. worship services. Our goal for this summer is simple – to learn how to read music better. 

In Chancel Choir, the men and woman normally divide anywhere from four parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) to eight parts (SSAATTBB). This summer, we will sing predominantly three-part music, Soprano, Alto, and Dudes. The men for this chorus will sing mostly in unison so that our focus can truly be on reading, hearing, and understanding the musical line. This will help simplify the aspects of choral singing and help us focus on the goal at hand, which is to improve our music reading.

These rehearsals will be a structured but fun way to learn how to read and sing notes that are on the page. We will give attention to:
  • Hearing and discerning musical intervals;
  • Learning key signatures and scales; and 
  • Improving speed in sight reading.

This is a fun and relaxed way to try your hand at choral singing, and it is also an opportunity to get to know some of our amazing music team members!
To register, please go online to firstprescolumbia.org/musicministry.  


Daniel Cole
Director of Music Ministry


Sinclair B. Ferguson

Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson’s new book, Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life, is available for purchase with an enclosed payment envelope or on the FPC app for $10.00 from the Book Service. 

Weekly Church-Wide Prayer

The church-wide prayer time is every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Laffitte Parlor in Jackson Hall. Please consider joining us as we praise our heavenly Father and pray for our pastors, ministries, missionaries, members, and other requests.

Blood Drive Results

We received a total of 33 life-saving blood donations during our blood drive on March 6. Our sincere thanks to our faithful donors who gave generously of their time to give blood, as well as the deacons and volunteers who helped to sign up as well as check in donors during the drive.   

Women of the Church Jubilee Luncheon
Tuesday, March 26

11:30 a.m. - Fellowship
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Program
12:45 p.m. - Drawing for birthday cakes

Speaker is Shelia Osbourne

Church Family

Congratulations to:
Mary and Bill Jones on the birth of their grandson, John “Jack” Ward Derrin, born on March 7. Grateful parents are Katie and Matt Derrin. 

Sarah Beth and Tripp Rush on the birth of their son, Robert Harold Rush, born on Tuesday, March 5. Proud grandparents are David and Beth Baxley. 

Christian sympathy is extended to:
Neal and Faith Myers on the death of her brother on March 8.  


Items for Church Family or People for Prayer?
Contact Lisa Eargle at leargle@firstprescolumbia.org 
or 799-9062, Ext. 244.
March Events at Firs t
Committee Meetings this week:
18 Session Meeting - 5:30 p.m. in P402
19      Young Professionals Tuesdays - 6:30 p.m. at Beth & Will McMasters’
24 College Student Luncheon - 12:30 p.m. in Jackson Hall
24 Inquirers Class - 10:00 a.m. in the Small Dining Room. A new seven-week Inquirers Class will begin. For more information, please contact Lisa Eargle at leargle@firstprescolumbia.org
26 Jubilee Birthday Luncheon - 11:30 a.m. in Jackson Hall. Cost is $8.00. Please register on the church website or app. Nursery available by reservation. 
28      Young Professionals Men’s Night - 8:00 p.m. Contact David Henderson for location.

April Events at First
2 WOC Board Meeting - 10:00 a.m. in BR201
2 Young Professionals Tuesdays - 6:30 p.m. 
3 Bible Moderators - 10:30 a.m. in T301
3-7 World Missions Conference - at various sites around the city
5 First Fridays Organ Concert - 12:00 p.m. - Lunch in Jackson Hall, 12:30 p.m. - Organ Concert in the Sanctuary. Cost is $5.00 for lunch.
5-7 Middle School Spring Retreat - at Bonclarken Conference Center Registration deadline is March 18. 
8-12 WOC Circles Meet

For more info on upcoming events, visit us at firstprescolumbia.org or our church app
803-799-9062 | email | website | app