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Volume 8, No. 43

Ministry News The Academy, Michael Everhart Academy Fall Festival OCTOBER 22 Bring your family to the 5th Annual Academy Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, 10:00am12:00pm in the Academy area and Gym. Admission is free for adults, $10 for children. You’ll find activities for children ages 2 years–4th grade, prizes, games, inflatable fun, a casserole and bake sale, food, and lots of fun! Children’s Ministry OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES The Children’s Ministry is accepting filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. For a shoe box container and list of items to include, stop by the Children’s Ministry area or email Austin at Return your shoe box by Sunday, November 13th. Help share the gospel with children around the world! Evangelism and Missions, Brian Stewart CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP AT FIRST PRES? The next First Look new member class series will be held Sundays, November 6, 13, and 20, 9:40– 10:50am in the Parlor. Contact Chuck Emory, New Member Coordinator, for more details (cemory@ or 672.1753). Contact Beverley Alberson (balberson@firstpresgreenville. org) to register by Wednesday, October 26. HOLLIS ACADEMY ITEM OF THE MONTH FPC is praying for the students at Hollis Academy and providing them with needed supplies. The October Item of the Month is new children’s and ladies’ socks; please place them in the Hollis bins around the church. “JESUS LOVES KOOL-ADE” AT MATTOON The Mattoon Players’ production of “Jesus Loves Kool-Ade” will be performed at the Old Centre Stage Theater (West Washington Street) on Saturday, October 22, at 4:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday, October 23, at 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Joining the drama and musical group will be Todd Bridges, an actor who performed in the TV series Diff’rent Strokes. For tickets ($15), call 416.1651. Proceeds support Mattoon’s ministries. Marriage and Family Ministry, Bob Jones CSI:GREENVILLE SINGLES ANNUAL PLANNING The annual planning session for CSI (Christian Singles Interacting) will be Saturday, October 22, beginning with breakfast at Camille’s at 8:30am, and moving to Room 301 at the church 9:30am– 12:00pm. Join us as we evaluate CSI’s vision and plan the program for the year. RSVP to Charlotte Joye at CSI SINGLES BREAKFAST AND HIKE On Saturday, October 29, join CSI:Greenville (Christian Singles Interacting) for breakfast at Tommy’s Ham House at 9:00am, followed by a hike at Furman University. Questions? Email Jennifer Paramore at CSI SINGLES DINNER AT THE BOHEMIAN CSI’s Monthly Dinner night will be Friday, November 4, 6:00pm at the Bohemian Cafe (2B West Stone Avenue). Come enjoy some tunes and a good dinner. RSVP to Jennifer Paramore, Military Ministry, Stan Johnson HONORING OUR VETERANS The Military Ministry desires to honor all FPC members who are veterans by publishing their names in the church bulletin on Sunday, November 13. The current list can be accessed from the Military Ministry page of the church website. If you would like to be added, please fill out a form at the Receptionist Desk or at html; or contact Tammy Burkhalter (672.0327 or by October 31. Music & Arts, John Gentry UPCOMING MUSICAL EVENTS On November 13, we will welcome the Winthrop University Chorale to our 11:00am Service. Under the direction of Katherine Kinsey, this 55-voice choir will share several numbers with us during worship. At 3:00pm on the 13th, join us in the Sanctuary for the fall concert of the Carolina Chamber Singers. Under the direction of John Gentry, the 20-voice group will perform a number

of beautiful Christmas choral pieces and other music. They will be joined by soprano Sarah Reese. Admission is $5 at the door. Rounding out the month will be our sparkling new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, November 18-20 in Harper Chapel. See page 2 for more details. Prayer Ministry PRAYER AND COMMUNION OCTOBER 25 The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (gluten-free) will be observed this Tuesday evening, October 25, at 7:00pm in Harper Chapel during the Tuesday evening prayer service. Abiding Prayer for Wholeness, Healing, and Intercession is held every Tuesday at 7:00pm in Harper Chapel. ELDERS OFFER PRAYERS On Sunday mornings, teams of Elders are available for brief times of personal prayer following each worship service; meet them near the front of the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. You may also contact Tammy Burkhalter at 672.0327 to schedule a prayer session, or use the Prayer Request Form located in the pew racks. Strict confidentiality is observed. Scouting, Joe Barron CARRY OUT BBQ LUNCH NOVEMBER 6 Troop 11 will hold its 100th Anniversary of Scouting at First Presbyterian on Sunday, November 6. You can support the troop by purchasing a great BBQ chicken dinner following services (10:45am - 12:30pm). Purchase advance tickets for $8 at the church by October 30 or pay $10/plate at pick-up on November 6. Questions? Call Scoutmaster Mark Elliott at 230.0464. Young Adults, Phil Hargrove LIFE RETREAT NOVEMBER 4-6 Join the Young Adults as we “Tune Out the Noise” at our annual fall retreat November 4–6. Enjoy some silence and solitude with us at Camp Rockmont in beautiful Black Mountain, NC. Register now by contacting Phil Hargrove at 423.3455 or

Honors & Memorials CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: Jane H. Coleman by Mr. and Mrs. Dean Trytten. Joyce King by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kellett. Rex O’Steen by the Good Neighbor Class. MARRIAGE AND FAMILY MINISTRY In honor of: Will and Melody Reid on their birthdays by David and Bonnie Dixon, John and Karen Heaps, Stephen and Beth Lewis, Art and Sally Seaver. MUSIC FUND In honor of: Jean Corbin on her 90th birthday by her daughters, Cynthia, Aletha, and Beth. PLAYGROUND FUND In loving memory of: Sherry Thackston by Bryan and Marty Garrison; Scott and Jeanette Stribling; David and Susan Leaphart; Robert and Elisa Buresh; Justin and Elliott Grow; Andrew and Mandy Bullock; M. W. and Susan Payne; Art and Sally Seaver. TURNER MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: Ralph F. Schmidt by Mary Jo Schmidt. VISITATION MINISTRY In loving memory of: Jane H. Coleman by Mr. and Mrs. Horace Jones.

Member News CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Efird (Bootsie), 5 Castleton Way, Greenville 29615, in the death of her mother, Frances Tolar Hill of Greenville (formerly of Atlanta, GA), on October 11. Mr. and Mrs. Vince Decabooter (Anne), 100 Barley Mill Drive, Greer 29651, in the death of her grandmother, Frances Tolar Hill of Greenville (formerly of Atlanta, GA), on October 11, and to Claire and Elise Decabooter in the death of their great-grandmother.

October 23–29, 2011 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Martin (Dana), 108 Sun Meadow Road, Greer, 29650, in the death of his father, Kenneth Lee Martin, on October 12, and to Cam, Louden, and Wade in the death of their grandfather.

Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Pastor of the Day: Pam Cole (423.0677) 7:50am • Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) 8:15am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) 9:20am • Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40am • Ignite Worship (Fellowship Hall) • Sunday School A 11:00am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B 12:00pm • Prayer Card Team Luncheon (___) 12:30pm • CSI:Singles “Life Rules” Class (Room 301) 4:00pm • Youth Choir Rehearsals (Choir Room) 5:00pm • Divorce Care Support Group (Room 308) • Grief Share Support Group (Room 305) • Denominational Concerns Committee (Rm 261) 6:00pm • Youth House Groups (Off campus) • 11th Grade Boys Small Group (Youth 352) • The Truth Project (Room 317) 6:15pm • Raising a Modern-Day Knight (Room 301) 6:30pm • Carolina Chamber Singers Rehearsal (Choir Rm) • 12th Grade Boys Small Group (Youth 354) MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 9:00am • Study: Discerning the Voice of God (Room 212) 12:00pm • Moms’ College-age Prayer Group (Room 212) 4:30pm • Staff Committee (Room 261) 6:00pm • 4th Grade Family Night (Room 243) 6:00pm • Session Meeting (Memorial Dining Room) 6:30pm • Life.Community—Young Adults (Old Centre Stage) 7:00pm • The Truth Project (Room 308) • Community Bible Study (Rm 303, Harper Chapel) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Pastor of the Day: Bob Jones (313.5869) 8:30am • Study: Becoming a Woman of Grace (Room 308) 12:00pm • Women’s Fall Luncheon (Fellowship Hall) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) 7:00pm • Healing Prayer (Harper Chapel) • Boy Scout Troop 11 (Scout Hut) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) • The Truth Project (Room 212) 10:30am • A Look at Islam with the Bible in Mind (Parlor) 11:30am • Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 5:15pm • Wednesday Advantage Supper (Fellowship Hall) 5:30pm • Stephen Ministry Training (Room 305) 6:00pm • Junior High Roots/$3 Supper (Youth 354) • Alpha Course (Room 316) • The Truth Project (Room 307) 6:13pm • Men’s Fraternity: Fathered by God (Room 301) 6:15pm • Nursery Care–age 0-2 (Nursery Suite) • Bible Study–age 2-3 (Room 122) • Bible Study–grades 1-2 (Room 323) • Bible Study–grades 3-5 (Room 318) • Cherub Choir–age 4-5 (Room 321) • Covenant Choir–grades 3-5 (Choir Room) • Cathedral Ringers Rehearsal (Room 402) 6:30pm • Bible Study: The Second Coming (Fellowship Hall) • Family U.: Marriage Oneness (Harper Chapel) • Study: Having a Mary Spirit (Room 212) • Pottery Club (Room 242) 7:00pm • Life Female 20-somethings Bible Study (Off campus) • Women’s Study: Living Free (Off campus) • Bible Study–age 4-5 (Room 323) • Carol Choir–grades 1-2 (Room 321) 7:30pm • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) • Senior High Roots (Youth 352) 7:45pm • Young Adults Pick-up Basketball (Gym) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063) No Academy Elementary Classes – ACSI Convention 7:00am • Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Fellowship Hall) 8:00am • Women’s Prayer Group (Room 212) 9:30pm • Bible Study: Becoming a Woman of Grace (Fellowship Hall) 12:00pm • Study: David–Seeking a Heart Like His (Rm 308) • Men’s Ministry Leadership Team (Room 261) 6:30pm • NAMI Support Group (Room 254) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455) No Academy Elementary Classes – ACSI Convention 9:00am • Greenville High Moms In Touch Prayer (Youth 352) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063) 9:00am • CSI Singles Breakfast (Off campus)

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Sunday Worship

Assignments for October 23rd

OctOBeR 23, 2011

8:00 First Welcome team: Jackie Thompson (DC); Virginia Hagood (P); Bill and Helen Arthur (MH); Diane Drake (CR); Michael Combs (RW); Tom Drake (RSMH); Chuck Blankenship, Jamie Hunter, Ross Plyler, Gary Pouch, Chris Wright, James Day, BJ Pate, Sandy Wright, Arik Hempy, Jackie Thompson (Ushers) 9:20 First Welcome team: Hal Willson (DC); Milt and Caroline Lowder (GE); Drew Brown (FH); Lauren Thomas (WCFH); Betty Stone (WCN); Sanford Ware, Ed Shiffler (P); Sherry Davis; (CY); Scott Stewart (UPL); Tony Greene (WSL); Drew Brown, Hal Willson (Ushers) 10:40 First Welcome team: Dean Livingston (DC); Lee Shelton (P); Tommy Toler (CR); Meredith Rigdon (WCN); Darleene Lathan, Ann Buchanan (RSMH); BJ Pate (RW); Ken Chapman, Tim Delaney, Don Davidson, Rick Erwin, Hank Faris, Walt Fowler, Brian Garrison, Eddie Lathan, Dean Livingston, Joe Palmer, Mason Powell, Louis Vorhees (Ushers) Nursery Workers: (9:25) Katherine Pate, Ann Templeton, Libby Hall, Tyner and Zeke Lollis, Suzy Hwang, Robyn Shirley, Barbara Franklin; (10:45) Kate Hellier, Priss Jones, David and Tiffany Hammett, Melanie Sudduth, Jennifer and Chris Binder to join the First Welcome team: Contact Chuck Emory at or 672.1753. to join the Nursery team: Contact Evelyn Penkert at or 672.1843.

8:15am and 11:00am Worship 9:40am Ignite Worship “Nehemiah: investing for a Lifetime” Part 2 – Nehemiah 3-4 Rev. dr. Richard Gibbons 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School

Wednesday Meals OctOBeR 26, 2011 Chicken Mushroom Supreme Egg Noodles Squash au Gratin Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Assorted Desserts

October 23–29, 2011

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Broadcasts: RAdiO First and Foremost Radio Program on Shine 96.7 FM Sundays at 10:30am televisiON First and Foremost Television Program on WHNS-TV FOX Carolina Sundays at 10:30am

Academy Fall Festival October 22 “Jesus Loves Kool-Ade” at Mattoon October 22 and 23 Prayer and Communion October 25 Honoring Our Veterans Young Adult Fall Retreat Scouts Anniversary BBQ Lunch For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit

“Strange as it seems, there’s been a run of crazy dreams…” Our youth choirs are hard at work on their second production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which will be presented in Harper Chapel Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 18, 19, and 20. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Thirty-five middle and high schoolers, plus one slightly older grandfather, will gather to tell the story of Joseph and his incredible journey from spoiled bragger to governor of Egypt. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Tickets are now available in The Vineyard bookstore: $15 for Adults, $5 for Students. Come support our Youth Choirs! Proceeds will benefit the FPC Music & Arts Activity Fund.

Prayer List Waddy Anderson, Jr. F.M. Campbell, Andrew cooter James Cummings, Debra Dixon Diane Drake, Robbie Edwards Sam Elmore, Sarah Fowler lynn Gray, Ellis Huguley Mabel Lee Johnson Mary Ellen Keathley Deryl McKinney, Dorcas Lindsay Barbara J. martin Elizabeth B. McCameron Elizabeth “Liz” Philpot Virginia Putman, Anna Reed Richard Robinson Tatti Samuelson Bertha Mae Sims, Nan Whisman Jim Woodside Barbara Woodward Bold = New Italics = In Hospital

PRAyeR ReQUest liNes Prayer Requests: 672.1838 Prayer Appointments: 672.1848 Congregational Care Assistant Tammy Burkhalter: 672.0327


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