Eat, Read, Love
First Press Weekly e-News
June 13, 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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Men’s Study and Breakfast
RSVP for THIS Saturday, June 15
We will meet at 8:00 am on June 15th for a special breakfast in honor of Father’s Day. Please call or email Michael Thompson, 518-577-8691 or mkthompson96@gmail.com, to make reservations so we will have enough food on hand.

Please feel free to come, even if you have not read the book T he Day the Revolution Began. You will still benefit from the discussion. We will be talking about the cross in the Greek and Jewish cultural contexts of the first century. All men are welcome to attend!
Adult Sunday School Class
Preview of Lesson for This Sunday
Our Adult Sunday School class is studying the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. This week's video will be about worship in the Persian Empire. We will then look at the worship of the Jewish people, as the new altar is built in the story of Ezra 3. We will also have a handout available with important fact learned over the first few weeks. Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 10:00 am before the worship service.
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Red Cross Blood Drive
Volunteer and/or Donate
Our church will also be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 3, from 2:00-7:00 pm. Volunteers who wish to assist are asked to contact Doug Bolton, 678-858- 2080.

You may sign up to donate blood on the Red Cross website HERE .
Sweet Spirit of Salem Trail Race!
Registration is Open
Registration is OPEN for the Sweet Spirit of Salem Trail Race! Join us on Saturday, July 13, for the annual running of the Sweet Spirit of Salem 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run! Runners and walkers are welcome. Please see the registration link ( www.ultrasignup.com) or please feel free to contact Maria Davis at 770-710-7975 with any questions.
Presbyterian Village Field Trip
RSVP for Thursday, June 27
On Thursday, June 27, let's go on a field trip to Presbyterian Village Austell! We will depart the church at 9:30 am by church bus, tour on foot or with their bus, have lunch as guests, and hear from Gwen Hardy, Chief Operating Officer of PHGA, Inc. We will return to the church about 2:30 pm. If needed, wheelchairs will be available. Kindly respond by June 20 in person or by email or cell phone to Louly Hay. LFHAY@charter.net or 770-656-0694. 
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A Novel Bunch Book Club
August Book has Changed
The August book has changed for “A Novel Bunch” book club, which will resume meeting on August 27 at 1:00 pm to discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. We decided Stephen King’s “11.22.63” was too long. We will meet at the home of Chris and Barbara Martin, 650 Mason Drive. All are welcome.
Praise & Prayers
Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:

  • Bill Cobham - dialysis, St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Sandy Peterson - health issues
  • Robin Valdez - stroke (friend of Steven Barnes)
  • Terry Elder - vision problems (daughter of Jean Elder)
  • Joe Schell - home (father of Krissy Jones)
  • Dick Wilson - ancer (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 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
  • Spencer Boyd - lung cancer
  • Tom Holmes - cancer (friend of Dan Walden)
  • Brandon Massey - blood cancer (grand- son of Chuck and 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: penihaug@gmail.com or call the church office, 770-786-7321.