May 2021 Newsletter
Happy May! The flowers and trees are all in bloom! Spring has Sprung!

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 with any questions or concerns.

Have a great month! Happy Mother's Day!

Caroline Smith
Church Administrator
Tidings Editor
Worship Opportunities
Sunday Morning Worship

10:30 a.m.
Livestream Worship
on Facebook and YouTube

CLICK HERE for May 2021
scripture readings and
sermon titles
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 Service
  • 10:00 a.m. Livestream - only service from the Sanctuary (just like now, but a little earlier!)

CLICK HERE for details!
Preparing for Coming Back Together

Click on the above links to find ways you can help the WAM Ministry Area prepare for returning to
in-person worship later this year!

Let's Gather Outdoors!
Click on the Events below for details!
Saturday, May 1

Saturday, May 8

Wednesdays, May 12 & 28

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16

Outdoor Summer Worship at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 6

Being the Church!
Opportunities for Learning
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Continuing to explore texts in the Gospel of John where Jesus says: I Am...

Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
Choose from...Bible in Depth; Environmental Stuff is Hard; Conversations on Race Book Discussion...

Sundays through May 23 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
We will discuss two books: The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph and Long Time Coming by Michael Eric Dyson.

Sundays at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Last day of Church School is May 23
Mission Opportunities
5K Family Run for Coffee - Saturday, May 15, 2021
Get ready for some exercise and fellowship, in support of a great cause, as beautiful warm weather returns to our community!

Pentecost Offering - Sunday, May 23, 2021
The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.  

The Peacemaking and Social Justice Committee is looking for a few VOLUNTEERS to help plan FPCHC’s celebration of PRIDE month in June. 
Fellowship Opportunities
Family Wheel Day - Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Kids of all ages and their parents are invited to attend the first annual Family Wheel Day! 

Presbyterian Women Tea - Saturday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Tea and refreshments on the front lawn - time for fellowship!

Presby Fellowship/Pub - Thursday, May 13 & 27
at 4:30 p.m.
Fellowship for First Presbyterian congregants and friends.

Outdoor Youth Gatherings - Wednesday, May 12 & 28
at 7:00 p.m.
All mid and senior high youth are invited for a socially distanced gathering.

due Saturday, May 15
Mid-highs - be sure to register for the Middle School Conference!

Circles of Care - Sunday, May 23 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,, or Pastor Sue,
Caring for Others
The Deacons Mission Projects this month include:

Our special request for May is cleaning items. Food stamps do not cover these items.
Care of Creation
Electric Utility Companies and Climate Change
Graduating Students
High School Graduates will be honored during worship on Sunday, May 9, 2021
Join us for livestream worship!
Dates to Remember
for Newly Elected Officers
Are you a newly elected Elder or Deacon?
CLICK HERE for important dates!
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Geraniums for Pentecost!

Pentecost is Sunday, May 23, 2021
Help decorate the sanctuary with red geraniums!
Deadline to order is Sunday, May 9.

CLICK HERE to order geraniums today!
Memorial Day
Monday, May 31

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

Decorate the sanctuary with flowers.

Questions? Contact Church Administrator,
Caroline Smith, 
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