Volume LXXI, No. 41 | October 10, 2021
Worship at First
Sunday, October 10
Morning Worship
8:30 & 11:15 a.m.
Windows of My Soul
"The Spreading Circle"
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Sunday School for All Ages
10:00 a.m.

Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.
The Gospel According to Luke
"Nunc dimittis"
Mr. David Henderson

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.


Wednesdays@First
Wednesday, October 13
Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., Program begins at 12:15 p.m.
"The Stains in Ephesus Columbia"
Dr. Derek. W.H. Thomas

Wednesday Prayer
Wednesday, October 13
Dinner at 5:00 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Jackson Hall
"When You Don't Have A Prayer"
Rev. David Lauten
Prayer Point: Challenges in Education

Upcoming Lifelong Learning Seminar

July 29, 1991, was my first day of work at Florida Manor, a 420-bed skilled nursing facility in Orlando. I arrived in the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. for my inaugural shift at 8:00 a.m. I had not had time to sit before the Word that morning, and I knew I could not start this new venture without hearing from Jesus, so I had brought along my Bible and 365-day devotional book. For July 29, the author, Sarah Hornsby, wrote, in part, “You can do much more than you ever dreamed…and you have My love to give.” The Scripture that followed was Philippians 3:13-14: “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  

My role at Florida Manor was to be a friend to the 70 residents of the secured memory care unit and find creative ways to settle them when agitation heightened, comfort them when their confusion and fears produced seemingly inconsolable weeping, and bring joy into their lives. I also participated in Care Plan meetings, completed social history assessments for new admissions, administered a quarterly Mini Mental State Exam, and recruited and trained volunteers to visit the residents. Looking back on my time at Florida Manor, I marvel at how much I learned and how many times the Holy Spirit gave me the right words to encourage a resident or their family member.

On Friday, October 15, I will present Dementia 101 as part of our Fall Lifelong Learning Series. The information I will present is drawn from my experience over the past 30 years, 21 of which have been in Columbia. To find out more about upcoming Lifelong Learning seminars, please visit firstprescolumbia.org/events or our church app.

Janet B. Altman
Seniors Ministry Coordinator

Women’s Ministry “Discipleship Together”

All women are invited to Discipleship Together, a one-night event of fellowship, worship, and growth on Thursday, October 21. Doors will be open for registration at 5:30 p.m. in the Atrium. Dinner will be served in Jackson Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m. Afterward, we will move to the Sanctuary for a time of worship and teaching. Kathy Davis will teach on the significance of Jesus being the Lamb of God. After the teaching, all ladies are encouraged to stay for dessert, coffee, and discussion.

Registration is required. There is no cost to register if you register before October 14. After October 14, there is a $10.00 cost for late registration. Registration is available on the church website and app under “Events.” If child care for birth through 5th grade is needed in order for you to attend this event, please register for that as well. 
Fall Golf Tournament 

Friday, October 22, at 11:00 a.m. 
Fort Jackson Golf Club
$44.00 per player or $15 for college students.
A boxed lunch will be provided.
Couples in Action Event

Couples in Action invite couples ages 50+ to the 2021 Autumn on the Farm, Saturday, October 30, at 5:00 p.m. We will be at the home of Bill and Donna Resseguie and have music, food, and a devotional. Please bring jackets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. Cost is $16.00 per couple. Reservations will be accepted through Friday, October 22, on the church website or app.

Church Family

Congratulations to: 
Burton and Madison Fowles on the birth of their daughter, Whaley Ross Fowles, on September 27. Grateful grandparents are Nora and James Fowles.

Items for Church Family
Contact Lisa Eargle at leargle@firstprescolumbia.org.
October Circle Schedule
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