September Is Coming
First Press Weekly e-News
September 5, 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 .

To view our weekly worship bulletins and monthly newsletters, click  HERE .
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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Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser
Thursday, September 12 at 5:00-7:30 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd is hosting an ANNUAL SPAGHETTI SUPPER FUNDRAISER on Thursday, September 12, 5:00 - 7:30 pm.

  • 12 years to Adult: $7.00
  • Children 5-11 years: $3.00 / Under 4 - Free
  • Wine available for $4.00 per glass.

Mark your calendars now to help increase the funds for Parish Outreach to support the needs of our community.

A coat drive will also be held. Gently used and clean coats will go to Repairers of the Breach for those in need.
Potluck International Luncheon
September 22, After Sunday Worship
Join us for our annual Potluck International Luncheon on Sunday, September 22 following morning worship in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring your favorite dish to share – the more international flavor the better!  We look forward to having members of our congregation share their special international dishes and speak about their heritage and church origins.

This luncheon will be our opportunity to meet our new Director of Family Ministries, Kimberly Stokesbary Briggs (who goes by Kimmy). We are very excited to have Kimmy join us so mark your calendars – find your favorite international recipe – and help us welcome Kimmy to First Presbyterian!
The Novel Bunch
The Novel Bunch will not meet in September. The book will be used for October. Details to follow on book and location.
Staff Email Addresses
Note the Change!
We are introducing new email addresses for the church office staff that all have the same ending as our church website. Going forward, please use the following emails to contact the pastor(s) and Peni at the church office:
Praise & Prayers
Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:

  • Miriam Witherspoon - shoulder surgery September 5 (daughter of Miriam & Jack Wheeler)
  • Larri Harris - melanoma treatment (friend of Susan Boteler)
  • Laura Green - knee surgery (cousin of Stephanie Scarborough)
  • Patsy Schaal - surgery for hip fracture (co-worker of Stephanie Scarborough)
  • Tommy - heart issues (friend of Warren & Jeanie Liem)
  • Nancy Bowden Wiley - hip replacement complications (friend of Judy Davis)
  • Gene Stillwell - skin cancer surgery (cousin of Mary Ann Boyer)
  • Jessica Couture - skin cancer surgery (daughter of Del & Mary Ann Boyer)
  • Larry Kennon - shoulder surgery 7/24
  • Ronnie Patrick - treatment (son of Jim & Lynda Patrick)
  • Laura Cox - recovering from surgery after dog attack (Randy Layton’s niece)
  • Jane LeMaster - home
  • Bill Cobham - home
  • Robin Valdez - stroke (friend of Steven Barnes)
  • Terry Elder - myasthenia gravis (daughter of Jean Elder)
  • 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
  • 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: or call the church office, 770-786-7321.