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FPC newsletter Marketplace Wednesday Prayer Wednesdays at Noon October 12-November 23 The Armstrong Chapel Our city and our nation are in the midst of a financial meltdown and high unemployment. We all have family members or friends or neighbors who are struggling to survive this economic disaster. This is an invitation for the people of God to come together and pray. All Christian business people are most especially urged to join us every Wednesday at 12 noon through November 23rd. We will be led by the Lord as we seek His intervention in our community, in our businesses, in our government, and in our nation.

Pra•x•is: The Experiment

“Journeys of Paul” Pilgrimage through Turkey & Greece

Oct. 16: Send Yourself to the Nation(s) Isaiah 66:18-24; Matthew 25:31-46

April 26-May 6, 2012

Oct. 23: The Goal of Prayer: Glorify God Exodus 33:18-34:8; John 17:1-5 Oct. 30: To Know and Be Known Exodus 3:1-15; John 17:6-13

Pra•x•is initial Survey

Led by Jim Wood, we will explore the world at the time the Gospel began to spread through Asia and Europe. If you are interested in finding out more about the itinerary, cost of the trip, or how to make a reservation, contact Becky Lyle Pinkard,

Online spiritual assessment tool. Take it online today!


the arts Writers’ Symposium

Wednesday Bible Study

Inspiration, Flow & Publication with author Cindy Peak Informal symposium: Movement from your heart to your pen, from your pen to publication. Sunday, October 30, 5-6:30 p.m.

Open to women of all ages! 9:30-11:30 a.m. Child care provided. Breakfast & Teaching October 25, 7:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in First Hall

Advent Choir Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:30-8:00 p.m. Beautiful arrangements of Christmas Carols to be sung with instrumental accompaniment Sunday, December 11. All singers are welcome!

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Thursday Evening Bible Study: Book of Ruth

October 20-November 17 7:00-9:00 p.m. Center for Prayer & Spiritual Growth

Youth & Young adults ATTENTION: Parents of College Students 85% of students that grow up in the church graduate from their faith when they graduate High School. To combat this, we are starting a ministry that will send care packages, birthday cards, emails and letters of encouragement to our youth in college. To help us, please send the following info for your child to Josh Whitaker, Name/Email/School Attending/Student’s College Address/ Anticipated Graduation Date/Major/Food Allergies/Birthdate

Mission Market Dinner 2011


It’s time to put the fabulous Mission Market on your calendar for November 20, 2011 at 5 o’clock.

GAM Coat Drive Kicks Off October 30

Once again we are collecting coats for those in our midst who cannot afford to keep warm. There will be a crate in The Common where you may drop off your donation.

English as a Second Language

A big thank you to Ray Moran who runs our English as a Second Language program. If you would like to help or get more info, contact Sheryl Wood,

This is a very special evening that helps bring in the holiday season for families. There are wonderful gifts that have been made by our very own First Presbyterian hand and there are also gifts from around the world. What a great time to do some of your Christmas shopping.

There are fun and exciting crafts to be made, beautiful Christmas carols to be sung, and of course delicious lasagna to eat. Please make sure to register early as First Hall really does fill up for this night. In order to start preparing yourself for the evening, get a box and put it in your family room. Try and figure out what will happen with the box! For more information contact or

children & families Family Fun Night! October 21, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” Movie Screening Remember to read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe before Family Fun Night and your hot dog, soda & popcorn are free! Everyone else pays $2.00.

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Movie starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Children’s Sunday School needs a few more good men and women. 3-year-old 9:30 Class: A team of 4 teachers is needed for the 3-year-old 9:30 class. One team of two will teach the 1st and 3rd Sunday and one team of two will teach the 2nd and 4th Sunday. 3-year olds need consistency in their Sunday school class; can you give them that gift?

Dinner 5:30-6:15 p.m. Children $5.00 - Adults $7.00 - Family Max $20.00

9:30 Worship First (K-2nd grade): 2-3 more teachers for the 2nd and 4th Sundays. This is a large, fun, spiritually hungry group of children. Please consider stepping up and providing them leadership 2 Sundays a month.

Adult Class: Imagination & Faith- 6:15-7:15 p.m. Core: Middle School Arts Program - Session 1: Drawing - 6:00 7:00 p.m. Creative Kids for Christ (CKC): K-5 Arts Program 4:30 - 7:15 p.m. Drumming, art, singing and more!

Contact Lucy Gates;

Wednesday Night I.D. Classes for all ages!

Make reservations online or at the Welcome Center.

Open Position: Communications Coordinator - Strong sense of graphic design, excellent writing/editing skills. 25-30 hours week. Send cover letter and resume to Valena Hoy,

prayer concerns Our Missionaries: Dana & Brandi Bates/Romania; Jeff & Marilyn Greenway/Nicaragua; Brandi Hammock/Uganda; Chuck & Antoinette Smiley/Cambodia; Tim & Gloria Wheeler/Honduras Prayer Requests: Prayer requests can be made through our parish visitor, Grace Weedman, Pastors on Call: M-W-F-Jim Gates-625-1697(O); 615-1799(C) T-Th-Weekend-Valena Hoy-625-1697(O); 627-0810(H); 287-0812(C) Parish Visitation: Contact the church office (625-1697) if you desire a visit or pastoral care or are homebound and would like to receive communion. Sanctuary Flowers: October 16 - In loving memory of Helen Thomas Collings Massey, James Buckner Massey Jr. and Dr. George Barksdale Craddock, given by their grandchildren, Alice Ashley and Helen Price Massey. October 23 - Given by Ginger and White Matthews III, in loving memory of their parents, Virginia and White Matthews.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 820 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23507 757.625.1697


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Go 2 Blocks! 1 Block Sunday School + 1 Block Worship Please park 2 blocks away to make room for visitors!

stewardship: Commitment Sunday Sunday, October 30 Please be in prayerful consideration as you seek God’s guidance in your stewardship and participation in God’s work through the ministries of First. You may turn in your commitment cards at the end of all three services on Sunday, October 30. You may also make your commitment online at the church website or mail your commitment card to the church.

Live Simply Love Generously Devotional October 1-31 Join us in this 30-day devotional that will teach us to apply biblical principles of giving. The devotional will be posted on the FPC website daily by 2:00 p.m. or download it at

2012 Economic Forecast Seminar: What’s Headed Our Way - Sunday, November 6 at 12:15 p.m. Save the date.

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