Men's Breakfast
First Press Weekly e-News
March 14, 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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Lenten Sunday School Study
Sundays @ 10:00am
Join us for a special Lenten study entitled Seven Days to Glory led by our pastor the Rev. Steven Barnes. “The last week of Jesus' life encompassed some of Christianity's most significant events. Based on the Gospel of Mark, this study looks at each of these days to describe the importance of Jesus' actions at the time, and what they mean for Christian living today.”

Download last week's lesson HERE if you missed it.
Lenten Sermon Series
Sundays during Lent
The Rev. Steven Barnes is preparing a Lenten Sermon Series called “What Led to the Cross?” and it will explore the following characters of the Holy Week drama:
  • Judas - 3/10 Listen HERE; download document HERE
  • Caiaphas - 3/17
  • Pontius Pilate - 3/24
  • the Trial & Crucifixion of Christ - 3/31
  • Jesus of Nazareth - 4/14, Palm Sunday
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, March 16th @ 8:00am
The Men's Bible Study will meet this month on Saturday morning, March 16, at 8:00 am in the fellowship hall. We will begin studying The Day the Revolution Began, by N.T. Wright.

A free study guide is available for download HERE. The book is available in Audible and Kindle formats. We have copies of the book and study guide available on Saturday morning.

Bring your breakfast and bring a friend!
The Wiz - Oxford Youth Singers
Sunday, March 17th @ 3:00pm
The Oxford Youth Singers (including our own Gracie Kate Bates!) will be featured in a musical theater presentation of THE WIZ at Porter Performing Arts Center. Come out and support the arts and artists in our community! For tickets or information, go to, or call 770-786-8188.

Youth Connection will be attending the matinee performance on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Arts Center at 2:45pm to get your tickets from Dan Walden.
Spring Family Festival @ Art Affair
Friday, March 22nd @ 6:30pm
First Presbyterian Early Learning Center is planning a family festival filled with live music and fun of all kinds. We will have live and silent auctions of art created by the children of the FPELC, local artists, and friends of FPELC, and raffle baskets with all kinds of local goods and services. Come out and enjoy the auctions, raffles, games, music, refreshments, and fun! The musical highlight will be a concert by Ty Rumble & Co.!

Advance purchase tickets are $15 each, 2 for $25, or buy 4 and get the 5th ticket FREE! 
Supper Club
Saturday, March 23rd
FPC has scheduled a “Supper Club” dinner on Saturday, March 23, 2019 for all adults. This is a fun time for fellowship, and a great way to get to know each other better by meeting for dinner at designated homes.
Please sign up on this form to attend the dinner as a guest or as a host/hostess. You can place this form in the offering during church, or deliver it to Peni at the church office no later than March 17.

As a Host/Hostess you would plan the menu and provide the entree, set the time of the dinner and then call the guests on your list to ask them to bring a side dish. As a Guest you would bring a side dish suggested by the Host/Hostess.
Celebrating the Gifts of Women
Sunday, April 7th
If you are a woman and a member of First Presbyterian Church, you are automatically a member of Presbyterian Women and April 7th is YOUR day!

Please plan to be a part of the Women’s Choir under the direction of Janet Carmichael. Join us for rehearsals on Sunday, March 24 and on Sunday, March 31, in the Choir Room immediately following worship. 
Praise & Prayers
We celebrate the birth of Zaylann Burtts, son of Antonio Burtts, grandson of Janet Burtts, and great-grandson of Bill & Diane Loeble.

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

  • Joe Schell - heart surgery (father of Krissy Jones)
  • Abby Sugg - tests (daughter of Kara & Mike Sugg)
  • Anna Dennis - tumor (sister of Chuck Brasher)
  • Ashley Wheeler - surgery 3/18 (granddaughter of Jack & Miriam Wheeler)
  • Dick Wilson - cancer (brother of Michael Wilson)
  • Gene Mann - kidney failure/dialysis (father of Renee Shelnutt)
  • Ellen Clary - cancer (ex-wife of Bill Clary)
  • Steve Bozarth - cancer treatment (father of Debra Arnold)
  • Angela Gregory - recovering from surgery (sister of Dave Gregory)
  • Gene Wallace - Merryvale for rehab
  • Ruth McDaniel - home, back problems
  • Agnes Campbell - home
  • Beverly Star Edmonds - cancer (mother of Steve Kapp)
  • Anne Adams - multiple surgeries (sister-in-law of Gene Wallace)
  • Robby Ashworth - brain tumor (son of Joyce Ashworth)
  • Matt Cooper - CPD Officer injured in the line of duty; home
  • Spencer Boyd - cancer
  • Sophia Hawley--Cystic Fibrosis (home)
  • Tom Holmes - cancer (friend of Dan Walden)
  • 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)
  • Carol Baynes--cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Robin McKeown - cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Mitchell Jessup--cancer (father of Nick Jessup)

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.