November 2, 2018
Weekly News and Announcements
Sunday Morning Worship
This Sunday, First Presbyterian Church will remember those beloved members who have gone before us to the Church Triumphant.

All Saints' Sunday
November 4, 2018
8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Old Testament Lesson: 
Isaiah 25:6-9

New Testament Lesson: 
John 11:32-44

"Together: Unbinding Lagrange "
Rev. James Goodlet

Rev. James Goodlet
Rev. Jan Stewart-Tolbert
Fall Back: Daylight Savings Time: Don't forget to move clocks back one hour this Sunday morning.

Reception for Rev. James Goodlet: First Presbyterian Church "WELCOMES" Rev. James Goodlet this Sunday with a Reception immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship in the Fellowship Hall.

Stewardship Update:  Thank you to all of you who have already made a financial commitment for 2019. It has been a wonderful season for FPC to remember all the ways OUR DOORS ARE OPEN , and to be reminded that, OUR TIME IS NOW! As of Wednesday, October 31, 95 pledges have been received totaling $535,000. If you have not turned in your pledge card, it is not too late. You can return it to the church office or drop it in the offering plate. Please help us conclude this Stewardship Season in such a strong way that ALL of the ministry we are called to do can faithfully happen in 2019. WE can do this together!
 “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9:7

Christmas Dinner Event:  Ladies, “Save the Date” for the 2nd annual Christmas dinner event, “Everlasting Light,” on Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. Beth Duttera Newman will be our guest speaker. 
For reservations, contact Jill Henderson,,   or Lennice Parker,   .
  The PYC 45   is working with Lagrange College to stock their Panther Christmas Store for parents to purchase toys for their children. Suggested donations: Books, Puzzles, Arts and craft kits, Play dough kits, Sports equipment, Multicultural dolls, Doll strollers , Play make up, Toy trucks and cards, Building blocks.  These are just some of the ideas that would work as gifts. Please place in bins by Emily Parrish’s office or in the PYC 45 room on the third floor. For more information, please contact Deb Sargent at 706-333-8647.
The Council Draft  is a meeting of council chairs who choose new members for 2019. The Draft this year is on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:15 PM in the second floor  meeting room.
Berta Weathersbee:   Thanks to everyone for their help in providing lunch for teachers and staff at Berta Weathersbee school on Friday, October 26th. Please give your thanks to: Pat Valykeo, Janet Clark, Anita Holle, Suzi Goldston, Judy Lawrence, Ellen Butts, Connor and Marian Smith, Gail Hunnicut, Lynda Brock, Margee Keeble, Fran Nichols, Deb Sargent, Debbie Burdette, Zelda Jones
Wednesday Night Supper Menu:  “ Down by the Riverside” Fried Cat Fish, Fish Tacos, Pizza, Slaw, French Fries, Hush Puppies, Salad Bar, and Banana Pudding.


Coming to First Presbyterian Church

Permission to Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Retreat from the world for an hour. Nurture yourself as we explore the nature of grief, engage in caring for ourselves and learn to hold sacred space for our grief over the holidays.

On Monday, November 12, 6-7pm , First Presbyterian Church and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host a program on grief. The program will be held at First Presbyterian Church and will be led by Susan Marshall, LPC. Susan is a psychotherapist and the founder of The Center for Mindful Exploration. We will explore what we need during times of grief and learn to honor this painful, but important process.

This program is free but requires a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (706) 884-4064.

Silent Retreat
On Saturday, November 10th, 10am – 3pm, The Center for Mindful Exploration will hold their Fall Silent Retreat at Camp Lumpkin. The cost is $30 and includes lunch. You can see their website for more information or to register.
(Or call Susan Marshall at 706-333-2879)

Longing for Light in the Darkness
On Wednesday, December 19, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host an ecumenical service for those who struggle with the holidays. That struggle could be about missing a loved one, either through death or geographic distance, or that struggle could simply be about the demands and expectations of the holidays. The service begins at 5:30pm and is an hour in length.  Call St. Mark’s at 706-884-8911 for more information.
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First Presbyterian Church-LaGrange
Remember in Prayer
Members : Lou & Elfreida Harvath, Deb Parker, Terry Harrison, Elise Musick, Tom Westbrook, Bob Yates, Charles White, Getta Headrick, Clayton Fulks & Family, Jenny Copeland, Emily Morton, Joyce Tilley, Dr. Julian Duttera, Kathy  Conine, Barbara Kaplan, Herb & Julia Hammett, Anne Beach, Alane Thompson
Friends & Family : Cynthia O’Neal (daughter of Anne Pope Seay), Caroline Moore (Friend of Tori Willis), Bryant Smith (Samantha & Brad Stitcher’s grandson) Sara Gross ( Peggy Pulver’s
brother-in-laws sister), Betty Knight & Ned Daniel (Cacky McKenzie’s parents), Janet Wyche , Erin White (Sheila White’s granddaughter), Gail Shriver (Sheila White’s family), Janice Conway (Catherine Conway’s mother)

Community News
 October 24-27 at 7 p.m. and October 28 at 2:30 p.m.
"Crazy for You" The New Gershwin Musical, Price Theater on Panther Way. For information contact the box office or 706.880.8080.
Toy Possibilities for Panther Toy Store!
Anything helps, but if you have the means to purchase a few things, here are some ideas:
Deck of cards
Children’s Books
Coloring Books
Toy Trucks
Building Blocks
Multicultural Dolls
Musical Toys
Play dough Sets
Large Piece Puzzles
Doll Strollers
Sports Equipment
Arts & Crafts Materials
Little Purses
Play Make-Up
Drawing Sets
Board Games
Educational Games
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