June 2021 Newsletter
Hello Church Family!

With the arrival of June we have the start of the Summer Worship Schedule on Sunday, June 6, 2021. There is a 9:00 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service and a 10:00 a.m. Livestream Worship Service from the sanctuary. See the details below!

First Presbyterian Church of Howard County is bursting with activities.

Click on underlined links or buttons for more details about the events listed below.

Contact fpcadmin@firstpreshc.org with any questions or concerns.

Have a great month! Happy Father's Day!

Caroline Smith
Church Administrator
Tidings Editor
Worship Opportunities
Sunday Morning Worship

10:00 a.m. beginning June 6
Livestream Worship
on Facebook and YouTube
Summer Worship Schedule

On Sunday, June 6 we begin our Summer Worship Schedule which includes a new outdoor service...

9:00 a.m.
In-person Outside Worship Service
on the front lawn

10:00 a.m.
Livestream-only Worship Service
from the Sanctuary
(just like now, but a little earlier!)
Mission News & Opportunities
The Mission Ministry Area is Busy!
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the 12th annual Run for Coffee on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The results were outstanding!

This is Part One of a summer series. This month’s article focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the scholarship program.

The Mission Unit is creating a list of First Pres members and friends who want to volunteer with local mission efforts. The LOV List offers a new way to learn about local outreach volunteering opportunities. 

It's a Time to Dance! What does one celebrate in dance?

Being the Church!
Opportunities for Learning
Saturday, June 12
between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Children and their adults are invited to the church grounds for a morning of outdoor fun and learning followed by a birthday celebration for everyone.

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Resuming June 16 looking at the sermon texts for June!
Fellowship Opportunities
Outdoor Youth Gatherings - Wednesday, June 9 & 23
at 7:00 p.m.
All mid and senior high youth are invited for a socially distanced gathering.

Presby Fellowship/Pub - Thursday, June 10 & 24
at 4:30 p.m.
Fellowship for First Presbyterian congregants and friends.

Circles of Care - Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m.
We are joyously continuing to connect with one another in small groups and invite you to join the fun and fellowship!

If you’d like to join, please be in touch with either Pastor Morton, mharris@firstpreshc.org, or Pastor Sue, sharris@firstpreshc.org
Caring for Others
The Deacons Mission Project this month include:

Our special request for June is to restock the shelves! Can you help?
Care of Creation
The “Green Page” will look at one sustainability topic each month, with ideas to consider and steps to use individually and as a congregation to care for and honor God’s amazing creation.
This month the topic is: Ecosystem-Based Adaption
Graduating Students
Congratulations to our high school and college graduates. Your families are proud of you and sent in your information!
CLICK HERE to see who they are!
Meet Your Newly Elected Officers
New Elders and Deacons will be ordained and installed on Sunday, June 13, 2021 during the 10:00 a.m. livestream worship service.
CLICK HERE to meet them!
2021-2022 Church Calendar
It's that time of year for planning the calendar for the 2021-2022 Program Year. CLICK HERE for all the details!
Reminders
Father's Day is
Sunday, June 20

Enjoy the day!
Independence Day
Monday, July 5

HOLIDAY FOR CHURCH STAFF

Even though the Church Office and Building are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic,
the church staff will be off on Monday for the holiday.
Sign up for Flowers!

Decorate the sanctuary with flowers.
These dates are available:
June 13, 27; July 4, 11, 18; August 8, 15, 22, 29;
September 12, 26.

Questions?
Contact Church Administrator,
Caroline Smith
Tidings Deadline
Tidings July/August 2021 Issue 7
 is Thursday, June 10
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