Sunday School Series on the Trinity
First Press Weekly e-News
May 9, 2019
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Pastor Nominating Committee Update
Listening Sessions
As we move onto the next phase of the search process, we are seeking members of the congregation to sign up for Listening Sessions that will help us hear more from you and delve deeper into the results from the Congregational Assessment Tool!
  • Session #1; Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30 - 7:30pm
  • Session #2: Thursday, May 23rd, 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Session #3: Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30 - 7:30pm

If you are interested, sign-up after worship in the narthex. There will be limited availability for these session so be sure to sign up!
Sunday School Series
For the next two Sundays, Pastor Steven will facilitate a Sunday School series on the " Trinity," an often misunderstood but beautiful part of our theology and beliefs as Presbyterian-flavored Christians. This won't be totally lecture-based as interaction and discussion involving hymns, creeds, scriptures, and more will be shared and enjoyed!

Caring Hands Offering
Mothers' Day - Sunday, May 12th
The offering for Mothers’ Day goes to Presbyterian Homes to assist residents with on-going care. No resident has ever been asked to leave because they live out their financial resources. Envelopes and brochures will be included with the May 12th bulletins.
Lake Jackson Ski Camp for Thornwell
4th Annual Event
We have two groups of students from Thornwell coming to Lake Jackson again this summer for fun in the sun. I hope some or all of you are up for the challenge and joy of feeding a group of 15-20 hungry kids and adults this summer! Here are the dates and groups coming:
  • June 17 - 20 – middle/high school girls
  • July 29 - Aug 1 – high school boys

Want to participate but don’t have time to cook a meal or financially can’t afford to feed the masses….no worries! If you have time to pick up a meal for us from a restaurant in Covington and deliver it to the lake, we would love your help in that way (Susan will place the order and pay). My email is . Home 770-698-0750 and cell 404-234-4113. I’m happy to answer any questions. Thank you so much. Susan Boteler
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, May 18th @ 8:00am
The Men's Breakfast group will meet to continue our discussion of The Day the Revolution Began by N.T. Wright. Download a study guide HERE if you would like. Bring your breakfast and bring a friend!
Praise & Prayers
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Nancy Clark Johnson who died this week in Conyers. Nancy is a friend of Pam & Jim Stillerman.

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

  • Agnes Campbell - Piedmont Newton
  • Amanda Hilton - complications from surgery (niece of Gary & Susan Boteler)
  • Pat Crutchfield - stage 4 cancer (by Sherry Brasher)
  • Bill Cobham - home
  • Ruth McDaniel - home
  • Joe Schell - Piedmont Atlanta (father of Krissy Jones)
  • Brantley Howell - infection (grandson of Brenda Howell)
  • Sandy Peterson - health issues
  • Doug Firkus - home (uncle of Krista Firkus)
  • Marylynne Knuth - knee surgery (grandmother of Krista Firkus)
  • Terry Elder - vision problems (daughter of Jean Elder)
  • Robin Valdez - stroke (friend of Steven Barnes)
  • 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 - cancer (sister of Dave Gregory)
  • Gene Wallace - Merryvale for rehab
  • 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)
  • 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.