Human Origins Exhibit and Upcoming Meetings
First Press Weekly e-News
November 7, 2019
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Youth and Parent Meeting
November 10
There will be a Youth and Parent Meeting on Sunday, November 10th, immediately following worship in the fellowship hall. Lunch will be served. It's for all youth and their parents. Call or see Kimmy Briggs, Director of Family Ministries, for further information.
Human Origins Exhibit at Columbia
The Smithsonian has a traveling exhibit about Human Origins on display at the John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary. Our own Michael Thompson will be our guide through questions about faith and science. He is scheduling two trips:

  • Friday, November 15--meeting 10:00 am at the church
  • Another for youth and families is to be determined (an evening or weekend time)

If you are interested in either visit, please contact Michael HERE or the church office. For questions, call him at 518-577-8691.
Congregational Meeting
November 17
If the way be clear, to elect elders for the Session Class of 2022 will be held on November 17th, at the conclusion of the worship Service. All members are asked to stay and vote for the proposed slate of candidates.
Congregational Meeting
Stewardship Commitments
Stretch Just a Little Bit
“Commitment Sunday” for the fall stewardship campaign has passed, but there is still time for you to make your commitment of Time, Talent and Treasure for 2020. The  Session will soon prepare the budget for 2020  and needs everyone’s commitment to make a healthy budget for the new year! You may mail your card to the church or put it in the offering plate. If you forgot your card or didn’t receive one, there are extra copies on the round table in the narthex. 
Praise & Prayers
We extend our sympathy and prayers for Jennifer Mask in the death of her mother, Judy Mask , who died last week. The Masks were former members of FPC.

Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:

  • Denise & Phil Vining-Kidney transplant, Denise is receiving a kidney from her husband, Phil, on 11/21 at Emory (he is Danny & Beth Vining’s nephew)
  • Julia Jones - cancer treatment (friend of the Carmichaels and Boltons)
  • Bill Cobham-home
  • Karen Lein Kaasa - cardiac bypass (sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie
  • Bob Darby - kidney problems (friend of Jeff MacKenzie)
  • Jane Watson - kidney problems, shingles, blood cancer (sister-in-law of Curtis Watson)
  • Glenn Watson - dementia, failing health (brother of Curtis Watson)
  • Susie Shiver - Piedmont Atlanta, shingles on the brain (friend of Betty Bailey)
  • Ronnie Patrick - surgery for thyroid cancer (son of Jim and Lynda Patrick)
  • Sharon Beasley Strickland - tests for oral cancer (classmate of Jeff MacKenzie)
  • Bill Miller - vascular dementia (Beth Vining's brother)
  • Joyce Williams - Alzheimer's Disease (Danny Vining's sister)
  • Warren Liem - health concerns
  • Peter Milner - cancer (nephew of Day & Larry Kennon)
  • Larri Harris - melanoma treatment (friend of Susan Boteler)
  • Gene Stillwell - skin cancer surgery (cousin of Mary Ann Boyer)
  • Jessica Couture - skin cancer surgery (daughter of Del & Mary Ann Boyer)
  • Larry Kennon - recovering from shoulder surgery
  • Terry Elder - myasthenia gravis (daughter of Jean Elder)
  • Ellen Clary - cancer (ex-wife of Bill Clary)
  • Angela Gregory - cancer treatment, in Scotland (sister of Dave Gregory)
  • Robby Ashworth - treatment for brain tumor (son of Joyce Ashworth)
  • Matt Cooper - CPD officer at home but still recovering
  • Brandon Massey - blood cancer (grand- son of Chuck & Sherry Brasher)
  • Carol Baynes - cancer (friend of Phyllis Yoder)
  • Robin McKeown - cancer (friend of Phyllis Yoder)

Please keep the Pastor Nominating Committee in your prayers throughout the process of searching for our new pastor. If you would like to see an update on their work, check out their blog HERE .

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