October 29, 2020
Connect with a Connect Team
We’re developing new resources for church communication, and we ask you to share your time and talents in this vital ministry. Are you interested in helping others in the church stay current and connected? Do you have the skills, gifts, and time to make a quick call once a month to approximately eight members of the church, to see how they are doing and share what’s new at FPC? If so, please let Dave Welch know. Contact him at or 423-764-7176.
rake and leaves
We're Raking Leaves Saturday
We’re getting together for some leaf raking this Saturday, October 31, from 8:00 to noon. If you have a leaf blower, a rake, and a servant heart, then please join FPC’s Deacons, Boy Scouts, and other volunteers to rake leaves for folks who can use the help. If you need help removing leaves from your yard, please contact the church office at 423-764-7176. For more information, contact Dave Welch at
Please Help with AV in Worship
We need you on our audiovisual team! We will train you to control the cameras, modulate the sound, or run the videos and graphics. Just contact the church office to join.
Cheerios for Fairmount Snacks
We are collecting boxes of Multi Grain Cheerios for the students of our neighborhood school. Fairmount teachers use them for math lessons at snack time, and the whole grains are just sweet enough to appeal to the children. Please drop your contributions in the little red house in the Fellowship Hallway or leave them on Dottie Havlik’s porch, only four blocks from the church. For more information, email Dottie at or call her at 423-956-6747.
Pumpkin Palooza: What a Treat!
Our Pumpkin and Pedals Palooza was a lot of fun! Both kids and adults painted some beautiful pumpkins and the kids enjoyed pedaling their bikes around the parking lot on a glorious fall afternoon. Thanks to all who helped set up and clean up and all who attended! /Lilly Osborne
Organist's Footnotes
(George) Calvin Hampton (1938–1984) was a leading American organist and sacred music composer. I will play all of his Suite No. 1 for solo organ on All Saints’ Sunday. This technically challenging work features a brilliant fanfare, a free-style, improvisatory middle movement, and a virtuosic toccata. “Fanfares” will be our prelude, “Antiphon” our communion music, and “Toccata” our postlude.

For two decades, Hampton was organist and choirmaster at Calvary Episcopal Church in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. His Fridays at Midnight series, which ran from 1974 to 1983, was among the most popular organ recital series in American history. He also composed music for the church and the concert stage. Erik Routley, an authority on church music, called him “the greatest living composer of hymn tunes.” His settings of the Episcopal liturgy are also used in Catholic churches, and his sacred choral works are innovative and challenging. In 1974, he composed music for Walter Leyden Brown’s production of Herman Melville’s Pierre, or the Ambiguities, which was produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in Manhattan’s East Village.

Hampton eventually stopped working at the church to concentrate on composition and organ consulting. He contracted AIDS but remained active until the final few weeks of his life, composing the massive Alexander Variations for two pipe organs while almost completely bedridden in 1984.

You can watch the 11:00 service for Stewardship Sunday, October 25, here. You can download pledge cards here.
Gifts to the Church
Memorials and honoraria are published in the newsletter only after the family has been personally notified by our business office. Today we gratefully acknowledge gifts in memory of:

  • Harriette Massengill: to Bristol Faith in Action from Tom & Leigh King

  • Bob Millard: to the Memorial Fund from Bill & Betty Bingham, from Greg & Annette Cochran, from Carol Franklin, from Carl & Marian Galliher, from Marcia & Marvin Gilliam, from Mr. & Mrs. John F Harty, from Amelia Jarrard, from Julie King, from Peggy Nicar, from Jane Nickels, from Harry & Jacquelyn Piper, from anonymous donors; to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund from Tom & Leigh King

  • Virginia Rutherford: to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund from Peggy Nicar
Pray for One Another
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