MLK Day Celebration
First Press Weekly e-News
January 10, 2019
Our weekly e-news is a snapshot of what is happening in the near future here at FPC. If you have any questions please call the church office at  770-786-7321 , or send us an e-mail  HERE .

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ONLINE DIRECTORY  Stay in touch with your FPC family by logging into  REALM  where you will find an online directory and up-to-date records of your giving. If you don't already have a login for the site, contact Peni Kehoe at the church office via e-mail  HERE .  
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Lord's Supper
We will celebrate the Lord's Supper during worship this Sunday, January 13th. Prepare your hearts and minds to participate in this act of divine love.

We trust in God the Holy Spirit . . . who . . . feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation.” (from “A Brief Statement of Faith”)
Session Meeting
The stated meeting of the Session will be held in the fellowship hall this Sunday, January 13th immediately following worship. Session members are encouraged to submit ministry team reports to Clerk of Session John McCarthy in advance of the meeting.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Newton County’s 34th annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is set for Sunday, January 20th at 3:00pm at Newton High School. Superior Court Judge Sammy Ozburn will deliver the keynote address.

2019 Annual Congregational Meeting
Save the Date! Following worship on Sunday, February 3rd, the 2019 Annual Congregational Meeting will take place in the Fellowship Hall in conjunction with a Souper Bowl of Caring lunch provided by our youth group. We will enjoy a meal together and then we will share information from the staff and Session members about the ministries of the church. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Online Giving for 2019
If you give your pledge donations online through REALM, use the fund titled “ 2019 Pledge” or “ non-pledge” if you are giving and have not made a pledge.If you want to give to other funds they are listed alphabetically – for example: Food Pantry, Discretionary Fund, Memorial Fund, etc.

If you need help with the process or the name of an appropriate fund, call the church office and speak with Peni Kehoe at 770-786-7321.

Thank you for your faithful stewardship!
Praise & Prayers
Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:

  • Mindy Forehand - home
  • Angela Gregory - recovering from surgery (sister of Dave Gregory)
  • Catherine Bouchillon - heart issues (friend of Maxine Blankenship)
  • Emalie Barnes - cardiac issues (mother of Steven Barnes)
  • Bill Cobham - home
  • Gene Wallace - Merryvale
  • Agnes Campbell - home
  • Beverly Star Edmonds - cancer (mother of Steve Kapp)
  • Eleanor Scarborough - home recovering from shoulder surgery
  • Emma Bowen - Riverside (sister of Debbie Gossage)
  • Howard Barton - home (step-father of Perri Walden)
  • Williams Reavis - home (father-in-law of Steven Barnes)
  • Anne Adams - multiple surgeries (sister-in-law of Gene Wallace)
  • Diana Bradford - surgery (daughter of Reed Blakeney)
  • Robby Ashworth - brain tumor (son of Joyce Ashworth)
  • Kim Floyd - home (mother of Chelsie Coggins)
  • Matt Cooper - CPD Officer injured in the line of duty; Shepherd Spinal Center
  • Mark Fogarty - cancer
  • Spencer Boyd - cancer
  • Sharon Wallace - back surgery (sister of Debbie Gossage)
  • Sophia Hawley--Cystic Fibrosis (home)
  • Tom Holmes - cancer (friend of Dan Walden)
  • Clynton Byer - heart surgery (friend of the Ardis family)
  • Brandon Massey - blood cancer (grandson of Chuck & Sherry Brasher)
  • Jeanette Davis - hospice care (mother of Maria Davis)
  • Ethan Lassiter - brain tumor (8 y.o. grandson of E.G. and Maryanne Lassiter)
  • Anderson Krieger--chemotherapy at home
  • Carol Baynes--cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Robin McKeown - cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Chuck Hodges--treatment for lymphoma (friend of Patti Lanford)
  • Ron Swatty--heart problems (brother-in-law of Charles Ardis)
  • Mitchell Jessup--cancer (father of Nick Jessup)

Please update your prayer requests this week! 
Email: or call the church office, 770-786-7321.