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The Chimes Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

SUNDAY Schedule Sunday, July 3 Independence day sunday • Prayer breakfast for Homeless persons - 6:30 am, Fifield Hall • Communion Service 8:30 am, Winship Chapel • The Mustard Seed Bookstore 9:00 am - 12:00 pm • Sunday School for all ages 9:00 am • All-Church Hymn Sing - 9:00 am • Worship Service - 10:15 am, Sanctuary • Fellowship Hour - 11:15 pm, Fifield Hall

Sunday, July 10 • Prayer breakfast for Homeless persons - 6:30 am, Fifield Hall • Communion Service 8:30 am, Winship Chapel • The Mustard Seed Bookstore 9:00 am - 12:00 pm • Sunday School for all ages 9:00 am • Worship Service - 10:15 am, Sanctuary • Fellowship Hour - 11:15 pm, Fifield Hall

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July 3 & 10, 2011 Christ at the Center


s we prepared to celebrate the 235th birthday of our nation on July 4, 2011, what continues to inspire you about America? These days I find myself reflecting hard and long on this question. Yet I July 3 - Rev. Charles Black know with in my heart of to preach hearts there is still much for which I am thankful and grateful. And yet there is something unsettled within me. Maybe it has something to do with the work load and seeing people struggling day and day out just to make ends meets. It seems like we as a nation are just not able to get the wheels rolling again so that people can pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We continue to bounce from one extreme to the other, and there is no balance or medium. There is a lot of rhetoric and opinions from all sides but nothing that provide a resolution, rather endless debate. How will history judge us as a nation? It seems to me that we are going to have to make some hard and difficult decisions regarding the future of this beloved county. My eternal hope is that history will judge us as a Nation that continued to welcome the strangers who are different from us and that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. My hope is that you and your families will have a great 235th birthday, Happy 4th of July.

Charles Black


t is again a great honor to w elcome Rev. Alastair Symington and his lovely wife Eileen to First July 10 - Rev. Alastair Presbyterian Symington to preach Church. Senior Minister at Troon Old Parish Church since 1998, Rev. Symington also serves as Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland, a position that he has held since 1996. Prior to his present dual roles, he had served as Assistant Minister at Wellington Church in Glasgow, as a Royal Air Force Chaplain, as Minister at Craiglockhart Parish Church in Edinburgh, and as Senior Minister at New Kilpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden, the largest Presbyterian congregation in all of Scotland. In addition, he is a frequently soughtafter guest preacher in the USA, Canada, Norway and Hungary, and has just served as Chaplain at Chautauqua Institution for June 26 - July 1. Please join us July 10 as we welcome Rev. and Mrs. Symington to our church.

Faithfully yours,

Dr. George B. Wirth

The Chimes Care, Growth & Events

Prayers for THOSE IN MILITARY SERVICE This is a list of known servicemen/women in our Church family. To add names, please call 404.228.7719.

Pray for: Chaplain Capt. Jamison Bowman ABE3 Gregory Bridges Sgt. Isaiah Bridges Lt. Col. Bradford W. Cousar LCPL Austin W.P. Eskew First Airman Kevin Lee Captain Alexandria Victoria Miller Captain John Warren Robey Captain Gabriel Rulewicz Ensign David B. Sibley USN Commander Ryan Tewell Col. Roderick G. Turner III MC2 Tyler Wilson

Are YOU TRAVELING THIS SUMMER? Don’t forget to take us along. Worship with us live from any place in the world. or Sundays 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. this summer


July 3 & 10

Pastoral Care Report (As of June 22, 2011)

Recuperating: Mike Russ, Betty Miller, Bobby Candler, John Beard, Brenda Wallace

Births: We send our congratulations and wish many blessings upon: Kate and Ned Morgens following the birth of Drew Maxwell Morgens on May 24th; proud grandparents are Jim and Sally Morgens; proud grandmother Martha Massey, following the birth of Zachry David Massey III on June 2nd to Sara and David Massey; big sister is Maisy; Erin and Michael Demo who welcomed Katherine Gibbs Demo on June 3rd;Gwyn and Tim Schneider following the birth of Timothy Porter Schneider, on June 6th; proud grandparents are John and Jane Huffard.

Deaths: We extend our deepest sympathy and lift up in prayer: Kelly Williams & family following the death of her uncle, Sam Oliver on May 24th; Leigh and Jeff Juliano & family following the death of Jeff’s father, Patrick Thomas Juliano, on June 5th in NY; John & Libby Baum & family following the death of Libby’s grandmother, Barbara Gustafson, who died June 5th; Karl and Mary Dannehl & family upon the death of Karl’s mother, Ruth Dannehl, on June 7th in Illinois.

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“Christmas in July” The Christmas Pageant Committee is looking for a few seamstresses to help make costumes this summer. If you are interested, please contact Kelly Shea-Miller for more information kshea_miller@yahoo. com (770) 454 8890.

The Chimes PROGRAMS & events

Summer Fellowship FPC EVENTS 2011

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JuNE Sunday, June 5 - 11:15 a.m. Ice Cream Social FPC Preschool playground Contact: Hardy Kim 404-228-7718 Thursday, June 23 - 5:00 p.m. FPC Game Day and Tailgate Party Winn Park Contact: Will Breytspraak 404-228-7772 Sunday, June 26 - 2:00 p.m. Book Club – Outcast Unlimited by Warren St. James Joanne Nurss’s home in Decatur Contact: Connie Lee 404-228-7741 Thursday, June 30 - 6:00 p.m. Date Night on Peachtree Atlanta Botanical Gardens Contact: Kate Breytspraak 404-228-7762

J u LY Sunday, July 3 - 11:15 a.m. Ice Cream Social FPC Preschool playground Contact: Hardy Kim 404-228-7718 Thursday, July 7 - 6:00 p.m. Girls’ Night Out Contact: Katharine Hamer 404-228-7712

Thursday, July 14 - 6:00 p.m. FPC Movie Night Fifield Hall Contact: Hardy Kim 404-228-7718

Will Breytspraak & Sue Mitchell-Wallace Sunday, July 3rd 9:00 am , Fifield Hall

Thursday, July 21 - 6:00 p.m. Capture the Flag TBD Contact: Lindsay Armstrong 404-228-7713 Thursday, July 28 - 6:00 p.m. Holy Rollers Bowling Night Midtown Bowl Contact: Margaret Evans 404-316-9751 Sunday, July 31- 4:00 p.m. FPC Potluck Picnic Piedmont Park - Main Pavilion Contact: Hardy Kim 404-228-7718

AUGUST Saturday, August 6 Whitewater Rafting Trip Contact: Lindsay Armstrong 404-228-7713 Sunday, August 14 - 11:15 a.m. Ice Cream Social FPC Preschool playground Contact: Hardy Kim 404-228-7718 Sunday, August 28 - 4:00 p.m. FPC Potluck Picnic GlenLake Park Pavilion, Decatur Contact: Hardy Kim 404-228-7718

FPC 2010 Annual Report Available for pick-up or view online at Church Members who would like a copy of the 2010 Annual Report, may pick one up at the Reception desk anytime during normal working hours.


July 3 & 10


The Chimes

You are invited to an

Ice Cream Social for all ages July 3, 11:15 Playground

F P C A D U LT M i s s i o n T r i p SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2011

JOIN US FOR A GREAT ADULT M I S S I O N T R I P t o Fo r t a l e z a , Brazil September 21-27, 2011


F o r m o r e i n f o r m at i o n Ca l l : Rose Emily Bermudez 404-228-7733 4

July 3 & 10

Gifted to Care through Stephen Ministry Spiritual gifts are gifts to give away. God gives them to us, and we use them to serve others. How are you using your gifts right now? Are you looking for a new way to use them? Consider Stephen Ministry, our congregation’s one-to-one caregiving ministry. Pat Gordon one of our Stephen Ministers had this to say about using her gifts, “I felt led by God to be a life-line for others, so Stephen Ministry really chose me.” This may be just what you’ve been looking for! Please contact Rev. Chris Moore-Keish at (404)228-7720 to learn more about this ministry.

The Chimes

M EA L S ON WHEE L S has openings! Hours vary depending on the volunteer opportunity. Please call for more information. Regular and substitute volunteers are needed. Our need is great – especially for the summer months! Deliver, pack, coordinate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday For more information please call on Mon, Wed, or Fri between 9 am and 2 pm - Sandi Harsh, 404-228-7726.

New Orleans Mission Trip for new members FPC Atlanta New Member Mission Trip October 2-8, 2011

Join us as we share in the hands-on work of rebuilding homes in New Orleans, learn about the situation in the Gulf Coast, get a taste of bayou cooking, and share in relaxed fellowship with other FPC members and volunteers from around the country. You don’t need to be skilled in construction; Project Homecoming is set up for volunteers of all skill levels. And the cost of everything for this trip is only $300 per person! We really hope that you will consider getting involved in a project that promises to be as fun as it is meaningful. Contact Rose Emily Bermudez, FPC’s Mission Staff Liaison (404.228.7733 or so that we can talk about how you can be a part of this amazing new journey.

All Are Welcome!

The Partnership Ministry’s Refugee Resettlement Committee works with Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) to help resettle arriving immigrant families every year. RRISA has asked for our help in collecting items related to newborns and their care as they are expecting a lot of new babies this summer among their families. They are requesting donations of the following:

Cribs, car seats, high chairs, pack n plays, umbrella strollers, infant tubs, and financial contributions. For safety reasons, they ask that items be new or gently used and manufactured in the last 5 years. Please drop off your donations at RRISA by July 30. Donations will be received Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm, at 4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 205D, Decatur, 30032. Their contact is 404-622-2235, ext. 233 or If you have items to donate and cannot make it to Decatur, please contact the Partnership Ministry at 404228-7741 or email to

July 3 & 10


The Chimes nursery/preschool & elementary

youth PATH OFFERING JULY 3, 2011 We need 12 youth to take up the Presbyterian Answer To Hunger (PATH) Offering on Sunday, July 3 at 10:15 AM. Please contact Allison to sign up at aper-lee@ or 404-228-7751. YOUTH FELLOWSHIP EVENTS IN JULY LUNCH AND A MOVIE JULY 3 – 11:30-4:00 PM

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Summer at FPC means MISSION TRIPS

All youth are invited to join us after church to grab lunch and see a movie. Bring money for both and plan to catch up with those youth who are in town.

BRAVES GAME JULY 17 – 11:30-4:30 PM

All youth are invited to join us and go to the Braves vs. Nationals Game on Sunday, July 17. Bring money for lunch and the game. We will sit in the cheap seats. So bring about $25.00. Friends are always welcome! “FAITH IN FILMS” SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTINUES THROUGH JULY Youth Sunday School meets at 9:00 AM in B111. July 3 – Allison Per-Lee teaches

Calling All Volunteers!! Both the elementary and nursery/preschool ministries need volunteers for the summer and the 2010-2011 program year. If you are interested in teaching Sunday school, volunteering with LOGOS on Wednesday nights, participating as part of the committees, or rotating on the halls please contact Katharine Hamer at khamer@firstpresatl. org for Nursery/Preschool positions or Morgan Moore at or Joel Moore at

July 10 – Laura Clappier teaches

We look forward to seeing you at the FPC summer fellowship opportunities! Be sure to check out the schedule on page 3 of this Chimes for upcoming events!!

Honduras Youth Family Mission Trip – July 23-30, 2011


July 3 & 10

July 17 – Harry Sibley teaches July 24 – TBA July 31 – TBA JULY YOUTH MISSION TRIPS Please continue to pray for us as we complete our summer 2011 mission trips! Youth Passport to Missouri - July 10-16, 2011

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Sunday, July 3rd 9:00 am in Fifield Hall Christian Views on the News (New Series July 10 - August 7)

Sunday, July 10th Led by

Rev. Alastair Symington

Senior Minister of Troon Old Parish Church, Troon, Scotland Chaplin to the Queen in Scotland

9:00 am in Fifield Hall

“NEW” SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS Come join us on Sunday mornings for prayer, scripture reading, and sharing of personal experience. We especially welcome visitors who have never had a home Bible class - We Welcome You!

Sundays, 11:25 am to 12:25 pm Room #323

The Internationals Class July 3: Class member Yuriy Davydenko from the Ukraine will discuss and show a film: “Ukraine in World War II: The Untold Story.” July10: Jim Munson, president of Munson International, will speak to the class about “Moving People around the World.”

Sundays, Room 327 9:00 – 10:00 am

July 3 & 10


The Chimes

Music for July 3

“Without music, life is a journey through a desert” Prelude Anthem Solo Postlude

The FPC School of Performing Arts would like to thank the Fine Arts Committee for its generous donation to our scholarship fund. Both need and talent based scholarships are available. If you are interested in our music lessons or classes, please contact Kate Breytspraak, Director (404) 228-7762

Music for July 10 Prelude Anthem Solo                        Postlude

The Mustard Seed will be closed from June 27 - Aug 16 for inventory and restocking.

The Mustard Seed

Wednesdays 9-12, Sundays 9-12 (404) 201-6442

Variations on “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” – Max Reger Battle Hymn of the Republic – Howe/Steffe How Can I Keep from Singing – Lowry, Renée Boone, soprano Toccata “The Star Spangled Banner” - Sue Mitchell-Wallace

Partita on St. Anne – Paul Manz The Prayer of Saint Francis – Clausen Simple Song – Bornstein Jonathan Pilkington, tenor Finale on St. Anne – Alfred Fedak

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