Preschool Graduation...International Dinner
First Press Weekly e-News
May 10, 2018

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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Living Covenantally & Sustainably
Saturday, May 12th @ 10:00am - Noon
All women of First Presbyterian Church are invited to a mini-retreat in the fellowship hall . We will have a meditation on Psalms, some light exercises to get us going led by Darcel Tabb, followed by Theodosia Wade speaking on a countywide initiative on making Newton County sustainable. 

Lunch will be served. The cost is free but If you do not attend a Circle and would like to attend, please contact Jan Giles HERE so that we can have enough food for everyone.
Preschool Graduation
Tuesday, May 15th @ 6:30pm 
Celebrate this important milestone in the lives of our young preschool graduates with your presence at their graduation ceremony.   This short program will be held in our fellowship hall.

Everyone is invited!
International Dinner
Sunday, May 20th 
We will celebrate Pentecost with a potluck International Dinner after worship on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the fellowship hall.  Some of our very own international members will be sharing their special dishes and talking about their heritage and church origins.  

Please bring an international main dish or dessert to share.
Awards, Celebration & Graduations
Share your good news!
We are always happy to share in the celebrations of our church and extended family, so please let us know about awards, celebrations or graduations that we can share in upcoming e-new editions. E-mail your good news to Dan Walden HERE.
Farewell Celebration
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Mark your calendars today for our farewell celebration for our dear friend and pastor Billy Wade. A reception with refreshments will be held immediately following worship. 
Praise & Prayers

Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:
  • Tim Blankenship - ICU Clearview (brother of Trent, son of Maxine Blankeship)
  • Harry Hicks - heart surgery 5/1 (father of Doug Hicks)
  • Sam Ramsey - heart procedure
  • Peni Kehoe - sinus surgery 4/26
  • Spencer Boyd - cancer
  • Lewis Bunn - cancer (father of Alan Bunn)
  • Hannah Elledge - Lyme Disease (granddaughter of Judy & Bill Davis)
  • Angela Gregory - cancer (sister of Dave Gregory)
  • Roger Wallace - Rockdale Health Care
  • Sharon Popinski - donating a kidney (niece of Joyce Ashworth)
  • Dewight Wilson - receiving a kidney (nephew of Joyce Ashworth)
  • Lauran Ashworth - surgery 4/3 (daughter-in-law of Joyce Ashworth)
  • Joel Kitchens - eye surgery
  • Kathryn Wallace - broken leg
  • Phyllis Pruner - bronchitis & pleurisy (home)
  • Debi (Dee) Selin - home
  • Larry Kennon - surgery (home)
  • Patti Lanford - broken foot (staying with her sister in Elijay)
  • Sharon Wallace - back surgery (sister of Debbie Gossage)
  • Thomas Stewart - leg amputation (home)
  • Sophia Hawley--Cystic Fibrosis (home)
  • Roger Gossage - home
  • Tom Holmes - cancer (friend of Dan Walden)
  • Clynton Byer - heart surgery (friend of the Ardis family)
  • 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)
  • Rick Gunter - Glory Personal Care Home (Covington)
  • Adriane Ivey - cancer treatment
  • David Cooper - lung cancer (father of Rebecca Bates)
  • Anderson Krieger--chemotherapy at home
  • Carol Baynes--cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Robin McKeown - cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Chuck Hodges--treatment for lymphoma (friend of Patti Lanford)
  • Ron Swatty--heart problems (brother-in-law of Charles Ardis)
  • Mitchell Jessup--cancer (father of Nick Jessup)
  • Jan Coulon--home
Our sympathy and prayers are with the family and friends of Chuck Jones who died Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Mr. Jones is the father of Jason and Krissy Jones and grandfather of Hewitt and Gray Jones.

Our sympathy and prayers are with the family and friends of Bobbie Banks who died last week. Mrs. Banks is the mother of the Rev. Bobbie Wren Banks and the aunt of Day Kennon.

Please update your prayer requests this week! 
Email: or call the church office, 770-786-7321.