January 4, 2019
Weekly News and Announcements
Sunday Morning Worship
The INSTALLATION OF Rev. James Goodlet will be held this Sunday at the 11:00 a.m. service.   Rev. Neeley Lane of First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama will be preaching.

Baptism of the Lord
January 13, 2019
  8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Psalm 15          

Hebrews 12:1-13

Running Together         
Rev. Neeley Lane
Rev. James Goodlet
Rev. Jan Stewart-Tolbert
Sunday's Installation formally establishing the pastoral relationship between Rev. James Goodlet and First Presbyterian Church is an act of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.  Installations are worship services by which ministers affirm their commitment to congregations, and congregations affirm their commitment to ministers. We welcome all who are visiting Sunday for this special service, including James’ friends, family, and the Installation Commission. 
As this service is an act of the Presbytery, Sunday’s offering at the 11:00 service will support the Presbytery’s Pastor Emergency Fund. This   fund was created for pastors who encounter emergencies for which help is needed.
First Presbyterian Church and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church are co-sponsoring a 4 week session on GRIEF.  This outreach is part of FPC’s ongoing congregational care and there is no fee to participate. 
Susan Marshall, LPC, CPCS, will facilitate this group, offering information, skills, and strategies for grief and loss support on the following
Mondays:   January 14, January 21, January 28.
Topics will include: the stages of grief, what one might experience, what can help one move forward, general topics of grief support, as well as a biblical perspective of grief. Materials will be provided to assist the discussion of the group. The small group will meet at First Presbyterian Church from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The Women of the Church will meet Monday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. on the third floor of the Gallant Building, next to the Choir room.
Stewardship Update:  Thank you to all of you who have already made a financial commitment for 2019. It has been a wonderful season for FPC to remember all the ways OUR DOORS ARE OPEN , and to be reminded that OUR TIME IS NOW! As of Wednesday, January 10, 147 pledges have been received totaling $704,934. Our Finance Committee is in the process of finalizing our budget for 2019. If you have not turned in your pledge and would still like to make one, please let the Church office know as soon as possible this week. Let’s conclude this Stewardship Season in such a strong way that ALL of the ministry we are called to do can faithfully happen in 2019. WE can do this together! “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
—2 Corinthians 9:7.
On January 27, First Presbyterian Church will begin using the PCUSA's congregational hymnal, Glory to God . This hymnal contains 853 hymns, psalms, and songs, 400 of which are carried over from the 1990 blue hymnal that our church currently uses. In addition, there are more than 450 new hymns that come from older Presbyterian hymnals, other songbooks, and individual composers and authors.  Glory to God  includes a complete Psalter of singable Psalms and enough music for a complete Taizé service. There are liturgical texts which serve as a model for Reformed worship, and a brief note is included with each hymn, which provide information about its music, theology, or history.  Glory to God  reflects the diversity of the church, incorporating many different musical styles, including traditional, spirituals, folk, gospel, jazz, contemporary, and global music. The currently-used blue hymnals will be placed for sale, with more information on their price and the purpose of the sale to come. We will also look to donate the blue hymnals to groups or churches in need of them.  

Wednesday Nights at First Presbyterian Church
Supper starts at 4:45 p.m. with Children’s choir beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Activities for children, youth, and adults are from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
All children’s classes are on the third floor of the Gallant Building. 
Youth are in room 307 of the Gallant Building.

Below are the groups open to all adults:

Fresh Air class is with Rev. Jan Tolbert in room 316 of the Broad Street building. They are studying the Epistles.

The JOY group meets with Debbie Burdette in room 317 of the Broad Street building and is studying “One in a Million” by Priscilla Shirer (seven session dvd Bible Study). The book may be ordered through Amazon.com.

The Conine Bible Study meets in Room 201 of the Broad Street building (the session room) and is studying  The First to Follow by John Claypool.

Chancel Choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. in room 310 of the Gallant building.

Rev. James Goodlet will teach “The Acts of the Apostles” in the Parlor. This study runs six weeks until February 20.

Donald Davis will lead us in a storytelling session on February 27 at 6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Ash Wednesday Worship Service is March 6 in the Sanctuary at 6:15 p.m .
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Remember in Prayer
Members: Bruce Smith, Pat Valykeo, Jerry Tolbert, Shelley Chastain , Lou & Elfreida Harvath , Deb Parker , Elise Musick, Bob Yates, Charles White, Getta Headrick, Clayton Fulks & Family, Jenny Copeland, Emily Morton, Joyce Tilley, Dr. Julian Duttera, Kathy Conine, Barbara Kaplan, Herb & Julia Hammett, Anne Beach, Alane Thompson
Friends & Family: Maddie Godfrey (friend of Susan & Gene Martin), Carol Kern (Brenda Lukemire & Mike Kern’s Sister-in-law), Kim Brayboy (Carol Kern’s  daughter), Cynthia O’Neal (daughter of Anne Pope Seay), Caroline Moore (Friend of Tori Willis), Bryant Smith (Samantha & Brad Stitcher’s grandson) Sara Gross ( Peggy Pulver’s brother-in-law's sister), Betty Knight & Ned Daniel (Cacky McKenzie’s parents), Janet Wyche , Erin White (Sheila White’s granddaughter), Gail Shriver (Sheila White’s family), Janice Conway (Catherine Conway’s mother)

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