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Ministry News Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham BASKETBALL BANQUET Mark your calendars for the Jim Johnson Basketball Banquet, Sunday, February 12, at 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall. FORT HILL TRIP FEBRUARY 2 Visit Fort Hill, historic 1825 plantation home of John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson, on Thursday, February 2, 9:20am–3:00pm. Lunch is included at Pixie & Bill’s in Clemson. Cost is $30. Call Donna Roper (672.0372) to reserve a place. TURNER MEMORIAL PRAYER BREAKFAST Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney will speak at FPC’s 35th Annual Turner Memorial Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, February 23. Stay tuned for details. Congregational Care Ministry, Stan Johnson SUPPORT GROUPS BEGIN JANUARY 22 Three Support Groups will begin this Sunday, January 22, 5:00–7:00pm: • Grief Share (Room 305), for those grieving the loss of a loved one • Divorce Care (Room 308), for those who are going through a divorce or are already divorced and seeking hope and healing • Divorce Care for Kids (Room 309), for children ages 5-12 who are hurting because of divorce. To register, call Tammy Burkhalter (672.0327) or pick up a form from the literature racks and return it to Congregational Care. Evangelism and Missions, Brian Stewart FIRST WELCOME The goal of First Welcome, the greeting ministry of First Pres, is to demonstrate the love of Christ to guests and members alike through warm hospitality and helpful service. If you would like to join the First Welcome team, contact Chuck Emory ( or 672.1753) for details. Ignite Worship, Graydon Tomlinson IGNITE THE RESPONSE WORSHIP GATHERING On Friday, February 10, the Ignite Worship Band will celebrate the release of THE RESPONSE album with a worship gathering for the whole community at The Channel (221 N. Main Street, Greenville), a family-friendly, faith-based music venue. Doors open at 7:30pm. Frances Reid will open the evening at 8:00pm, followed by the Ignite Worship Band. Enjoy dinner beforehand at Grille 33, The Channel’s award-winning restaurant. Concert cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under. Reserve your spot at Life.Community, Phil Hargrove LIFE COMMUNITY WEEKLY EVENTS All 20- to 30-somethings are invited to these weekly Life.Community gatherings: • Life@The Block, Mondays at 6:30pm: Weekly Bible study. • Men’s morning Bible study, Wednesdays 7:007:45am: Chick-fil-a on Haywood Rd. • Female “20-Somethings” Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:00pm: Diana Orders’ home (109 Holbrook Trail 29605) Visit for more details or contact Phil Hargrove, 672.1847 or Marriage & Family and Men’s Ministry, Phil Hargrove FAMILIES FOREVER FAIR JANUARY 28 A Families Forever Fair will be held Saturday, January 28, 10:00am–1:30pm at the YMCA of Greenville (700 Augusta Street). This free seminar on the “how to” of the foster care and adoption process (domestic and international) is hosted by the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division and the SC Adoption Coalition for Education and Support. For details, contact Tamika Cannon (699.0309) or Denise Hoppenhauer (322.2495), or visit MEN’S IMPACT WEEKEND—REGISTER NOW! Registration has begun for the Men’s Impact Weekend March 2-3. Sign up at FirstPresGreenville. org/mensweekend.html. Prayer Ministry PRAYER AND COMMUNION JANUARY 24 The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (gluten-free) will be observed this Tuesday evening, January 24, at 7:00pm in Harper Chapel during the Tuesday evening prayer service.

Singles Ministry, Phil Hargrove CSI SINGLES QUARTERLY LUNCHEON The next CSI:Greenville quarterly luncheon for singles will be Sunday, February 12, at 12:32pm in Memorial Dining Room. Dr. Roger Rhoades will speak on “How to Stay Sane in a Single World.” Cost is $7. RSVP to Jennifer Paramore ( by Monday, February 6. Youth Ministry, Charlie B. and Robbie K. EVOLVE PARENTS’ NIGHT JANUARY 25 Wednesday, January 25, 7:30–9:00pm, is Parents’ Night at Senior High youth. This will be an opportunity for parents to engage with the idea of how families are constantly changing and growing by joining in on the last night of our Evolve Series. Please come out and support your youth! Questions? Contact Robbie Kropiwnicki at 672.7031 or YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIPS Register now for a Summer Mission Trip: JUNIOR HIGH (completed grades 7-8): July 15-20 in Charleston, SC; cost: $310 SENIOR HIGH (completed grades 9-12): July 23-28 in Cranks Creek, KY; cost: $445 For registration forms, visit FirstPresGreenville. org/youthministries.htm or pick up a form on the Youth floor. Questions? Contact Katie Graham at or 672.1757.

Honors & Memorials ACTIVITIES MINISTRY In loving memory of: Russell Powell by Dr. and Mrs. Ottis Ballenger. CHURCH HONORS FUND In honor of: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bolick by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chapman. Rev. Dr. Pam Cole by Dr. and Mrs. Ottis Ballenger. Our Pastoral staff by Ms. Bettie Landreth. CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: Jean Buurman by Dr. and Mrs. Ottis Ballenger. Jane Wall Sykes Dr. and Mrs. Ottis Ballenger. ELDERBERRIES FUND In loving memory of: Sam Elmore by Dr. and Mrs. Tom Lybrand; Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Grover Haynes; Mrs. Betty Parker; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lenz. JOHN BRADFORD EDWARDS MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: John Bradford Edwards by Mr. and Mrs. John F. Roberts.

Member News

CONGRATULATIONS The Pastors and Congregation extend blessings to: Mr. and Mrs. David Koysza (Catherine) on the birth of a daughter, Sadie Hill Koysza, on January 12, and to grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Archie Black (Carol). Mr. and Mrs. Sean Sudduth (Melanie) on the birth of a daughter, Madeline Grace Sudduth, on January 14. CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Parsons (Megan) in the death of her grandmother, Mary Kate Payne of Marshall, NC, on January 11. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Graham (Judy) in the death of her father, Falconer Marion (F. M.) Campbell of Greenville, on January 12, and to Mark and Todd Graham in the death of their grandfather.

Announcements OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS To submit recommendations for Class of 2015 Elders and Deacons, visit and click on the home page banner; email Lynn Johnson at; or fill out and turn in the form found in the literature racks. Recommendations are due January 29. STEWARDSHIP UPDATE Through Sunday, January 8, we have received 554 commitments for a total of $3,013,527, which represents 65 percent of our total budget for 2012. It’s not too late to turn in your commitment card! If you have questions about

January 22–28, 2012 your giving for 2011, please contact Cheryl Craig at 672.0374. LOST AND FOUND Please check the Lost and Found table located at the elevator near the reception area. Any items not claimed by January 30 will be donated to charity. SANCTUARY FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE The following dates are available for providing Sanctuary flowers in honor or memory of a loved one: January 29; February 5; March 4, 11, 18, 25. Call Barbara Seibel (235.0496) to reserve a date.

Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 7:50am • Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) 8:15am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) 9:20am • Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40am • Ignite Worship (Fellowship Hall) • Sunday School A • First Look Class (Parlor) 11:00am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B 4:00pm • Resonate! Prime High School Choir (Choir Room) 5:00pm • Resonate! MS Middle School Choir (Choir Room) • Denominational Concerns Committee (Rm 261) • Support Group: Grief Share (Room 305) • Support Group: Divorce Care (Room 308) • Support Group: Divorce Care for Kids (Rm 307) 6:00pm • Youth House Groups (Off campus) • 12th Grade Boys Small Group (Youth 354) 6:30pm • Carolina Chamber Singers Rehearsal (Choir Rm) MONDAY, JANUARY 23 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 10:00am • Women’s Bible Study: David (Room 212) 12:00pm • Moms’ College-age Prayer Group (Room 212) 4:30pm • Staff Committee (Room 261) 6:00pm • Session Meeting (Memorial Dining Room) 6:30pm • Life.Community (The Block) • Healing Prayer Training (Room 308) 7:00pm • Community Bible Study (Room 303) TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455) 8:30am • Women’s Bible Study: Revelation (Room 308) 9:30am • Prayer Shawl Ministry (Parlor) • Full Staff Meeting (Fellowship Hall) 5:30pm • Board of Directors (Room 316) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) 7:00pm • Healing Prayer/Communion (Harper Chapel) • Boy Scout Troop 11 (Scout Hut) WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 Pastor of the Day: Pam Cole (423.0677) 7:00am • Life Men’s Bible Study (Off campus) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) • The Truth Project (Room 308) 10:00am • Women’s Study: Mercy Triumphs (Room 212) 11:30am • Luncheon Bible Study: 1 Samuel (Fellowship Hall) 5:15pm • Wednesday Advantage Supper (Fellowship Hall) 5:30pm • Stephen Ministry Training (Room 305) • Confirmation Class (Room 403) 6:00pm • Junior High Roots/$3 Supper (Youth 354) • Alpha (Room 316) • The Truth Project (Room 303) • Financial Peace University (Room 401) • Family University (Harper Chapel) 6:13pm • Men’s Fraternity (Room 404) 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: 1 Samuel (Fellowship Hall) • In Christ Together (Room 403) • Smart Stepfamilies (Room 301) • Women’s Study: Sermon on the Mount (Rm 212) • Pottery Club (Room 242) 7:00pm • Bible Study–age 4-5 (Room 323) • Carol Choir–grades 1-2 (Room 321) • Life 20-somethings Ladies Bible Study (Off Campus) 7:30pm • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) • Senior High Roots (Youth 352) 7:45pm • Young Adults Pick-up Basketball THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063) 7:00am • Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Fellowship Hall) 8:00am • Women’s Prayer Group (Room 212) 9:00am • Women’s Praise and Worship (Harper Chapel) 9:30am • Rebuilding Jerusalem (Room 301) • The Promised One—Jesus in Genesis (Room 317) • Am I Messing Up My Kids? (Room 308) 12:00pm • Women’s Study: Mercy Triumphs (Room 308) 12:15pm • Academy PTO Board (Memorial Dining Room) 6:00pm • NAMI Support Group (Room 254) • Fourth Grade Family Night (Memorial Dining Rm) 6:30pm • Boy Scout Banquet (Fellowship Hall) FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660) 9:00am • Greenville High Moms In Prayer (Room 352) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660)

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Sunday Worship

Assignments for January 22nd

JANUARY 22, 2012 8:15am and 11:00am Worship 9:40am Ignite Worship “MADE ALIVE IN CHRIST” “Ephesians” – Part 3 Ephesians 2:1-10 Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School

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, B.J. Pate, Sandy Wright, Arik Hempy, Jackie Thompson (Ushers).

Wednesday Meals January 25, 2012 LUNCH: Hamburger Steak with sautéed onions Steamed Rice, Mashed Potatoes Lima Beans, Vegetable Blend, Dessert DINNER: Pancakes with assorted toppings Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrowns, Grits Sausage and Bacon

Prayer List

9:20 First Welcome Team: Hal Willson (DC); Milt and Caroline Lowder (GE); Drew Brown (FH); Lauren Thomas (WCFH); Betty Stone (WCN); Scott Stewart (P); Sherry Davis; (CY); Tony Greene (WSL); Drew Brown, Hal Willson (Ushers). 10:40 First Welcome Team: Dean Livingston (DC); Ann Buchanan (MH); Lee Shelton (P); Tommy Toler (CR); Meredith Rigdon (WCN); Darleene Lathan (RSMH); B.J. 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 Voorhees (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, Caroline Mullen

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.

Waddy Anderson, Jr. Andy Anderson Julia Moore Bailey Clarence H. Buurman Ann Broome, Bill Caldwell Lucy Cooter, Robbie Edwards Marilyn B. Fain, Shirley Fulmer Walt Gilstrap, Louise Gilstrap Andrew Goodwin Anna Grey, John Kabas Harry Knox, Bettie Landreth Janet MacCallum Lena G. Perrin Mary “Tatti” Samuelson Cate Simkins Bertha Mae Sims Paul Stoddard, Ruth Stoddard Robert Vaughn, Nan Whisman, Sally Windham, 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

January 22–28, 2012

WHAT’S INSIDE: 200 West Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED phone 864.235.0496 fax 864.235.0698 web

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

“Using Kingdom Authority” Prayer Ministry Workshop January 30 Support Groups begin January 22 Ignite Worship Gathering February 10 First Welcome Greeting Ministry Youth Mission Trip Registration For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit

USING KINGDOM AUTHORITY: Foiling Satan’s Plan for Your Life

Monday, January 30 6:30pm in the Parlor A Prayer Ministry Workshop led by counselor and speaker Suzanne De Pree, Ph.D. No charge. For more information, contact Tammy Burkhalter at 672.0327 or

God has a plan for your life: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Satan also has a plan for your life: “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy.” (John 10:10)

Use Kingdom Authority to foil Satan’s plan. Come and consider: • What Kingdom Authority is • Why we have Kingdom Authority • When we use Kingdom Authority • How we use Kingdom Authority Suzanne De Pree, Ph.D., is a retired professional psychologist. She has been involved in the Christian healing ministry for over 20 years; it is now her retirement vocation. She enjoys seeing people live more fully as they grow in using Kingdom authority. Suzanne is Convener of the Mountain Chapter (Asheville, NC) of the Order of St. Luke, an interdenominational healing prayer ministry.


Honors & Memorials Volume 9, No. 4 January 22–28, 2012 A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENVILLE, SC