Volunteer and Learning Opportunities
First Press Weekly e-News
May 30, 2019
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Volunteers Needed!
Family Promise Training and Red Cross Blood Drive
Family Promise training will be held this Saturday, June 8th at 9:00 am at the Conyers First Methodist United Church in old town Conyers. This is a new program our church is supporting to address homelessness in our community.

Our church will also be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 3rd, from 2-7 pm. Volunteers who wish to assist are asked to contact Doug Bolton, 678-858- 2080.
New Adult Sunday School Class
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Cyrus the Great
We are beginning a new Adult Sunday School class for the summer on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Each study will begin with a short video lesson on Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire for cultural context, We will then discuss the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah in the rebuilding of the Second Temple and the walls of Jerusalem. In many ways, these events set the stage for much of what we know about the New Testament. Sunday school begins each Sunday morning at 10:00 am before the worship service.
Men’s Study and Breakfast
RSVP for 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 the church office or Michael Thompson, 518-577-8691, 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. We will be talking about the cross in the Greek and Jewish cultural contexts of the first century. You will still benefit from the discussion. And of course, come even if you are not biologically a "father." This is first a foremost an opportunity to get together as brothers in Christ.
Presbyterian Village Field Trip
RSVP for Thursday, June 27
On Thursday June 27th, 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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Praise & Prayers
Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:

  • Florine Deconinck - pneumonia, Piedmont Rockdale
  • Ruth McDaniel - home
  • 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.