Volume LXX, No. 42 | October 18, 2020
Worship at First
Sunday, October 18

Morning Worship
8:30 & 11:15 a.m.
"Let Us Make Tents"
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.
Thy Kingdom Come
“Speech Therapy”
Dr. Gabriel N.E. Fluhrer

We will be live-streaming our services on Sunday
at 8:30, 11:15 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.
For those who do not have internet capabilities, the morning sermon is also broadcast on 1320 AM radio at 11:00 a.m.

Bulletins will be available by noon on Fridays.

2020 Women’s Conference

Spent. Anxious. Over it. Concerned. Ready for Jesus to return. Do these feelings sound familiar? These were responses from friends to my question, “How do you think women are doing right now?” It is easy to feel depleted these days. Whether you are working from home, looking for a job that is hard to find, trying to figure out how to educate your children in a pandemic, or concerned for the future of our country, the cares of the world loom large.
Ladies, let me invite you to join us for a time of refreshment. Coming up on November 6 and 7, Abby Hutto, the Director of Spiritual Formation at Story Presbyterian Church in Westerville, Ohio, will be teaching us about three different women in the Bible who went through hard times. She will show us how God met these women and how their lives changed because of their relationships with Him. We will meet Friday evening (with dessert following the teaching) and Saturday morning. The conference will also be live-streamed for those who prefer to attend virtually.

Abby is also the author of God for Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son, and her book is available at The Bridge if you would like to read it in advance of the conference. Registration is available on the church app and the website or click on the graphic below; please register regardless of your plans to attend in person or virtually. Cost of the conference is $5.00, and scholarships are available. I hope you will join us!

Marie Louise Bowers
Coordinator of Women’s Discipleship
Thanksgiving for Missions

All women are invited to the 2020 Thanksgiving for Missions event, He Will Be Exalted Among the Nations, to be held on Tuesday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This will be both a socially distanced in-person and virtual event. The speaker will be our own Maxine Gross with Global Network International.

Come fellowship with your sisters, enjoy international flavors, and learn what the Lord is doing around the world! An offering will be collected for gifts for our missionaries. The cost is $10.00.

If you would like to join virtually but not miss out on the food, please indicate on your registration form. Details will be sent to you.

Sign up on the church app, website, or at your circle. Sign-up deadline is Friday, October 16.
CIA Autumn on the Farm

On October 31, Couples in Action (CIA) will gather at 5:00 p.m. for Autumn on the Farm at the home of Bill and Donna Resseguie (659 Wood Branch Ln., Ridgeway, SC 29130).  

Chef Rich will provide supper followed by s’mores and singin' 'round the fire. Bring jackets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. 

Please make reservations by October 27, via the app or by calling (803) 799-9062, Ext. 550. Cost is $16.00 per couple and can be paid through the app by selecting the CIA fund and including "Autumn on the Farm" in the memo line.

Father/Son Campout

The Children’s Outreach Committee of the Diaconate is sponsoring a Father/Son Campout the night of October 30. The campout will be held at Margaret and Carl Cease’s farm in Cameron. This will be a great time of fellowship for fathers and sons in the wide-open spaces of Calhoun County. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Lisa Eargle at leargle@firstprescolumbia.org.
Mark Your Calendars

Digital Recital Series: Bach, Cantata 150
Cantata Choir and Chamber Orchestra
Friday, October 30 - Online Video Release


First Fridays Organ Concert
Organ Scholars
Friday, November 6 - 12:30 p.m.
In-Person Attendance and Live-Stream Options

The Flowers in the Sanctuary 

The flowers in the Sanctuary are given to the glory of God and to Mr. and Mrs. Carl DuBose in honor of their 66th wedding anniversary with love and thankfulness by their four daughters and their families.
Church Family

Congratulations to:
Lorraine and Eddie Wells on the birth of their granddaughter, Emma Grace Wells, on September 23. Grateful parents are Itsumi and Jonathan Wells.

Gloria and John Barrett on the birth of their granddaughter, Winifred Carolyn Joye, on October 12. Grateful parents are Kathleen and Carson Joye.

Items for Church Family?
Contact Lisa Eargle at leargle@firstprescolumbia.org.
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