Volume 8, No. 27
Ministry News Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham SPACE AVAILABLE FOR FPC SUMMER CAMPS These camps for rising 2nd–6th grade range from $80-$90 per child. Forms are in the literature racks and on the website—visit FirstPresGreenville.org and click banner 4 on the home page. Summer Day Camp I: 2nd–6th July 11-14 Basketball Camp: 2nd–6th July 18-22 Summer Day Camp II: 2nd–6th July 25-28 College and Young Adult Ministry, Phil Hargrove SUMMERTIME LIFE Summertime Life for Young Adults continues biweekly meetings, as well as men’s and women’s weekly gatherings. For a general schedule, visit FirstPresGreenville.org/contempministries.html, and watch for detailed updates by email. Questions? Contact Phil Hargrove at email@example.com or 672.1847. Congregational Care, Stan Johnson SUPPORT GROUPS: DIVORCE CARE, DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS, AND GRIEF SHARE First Presbyterian will be hosting these three support groups, which will meet on Sunday evenings beginning September 11. To register, call Congregational Care Assistant Tammy Burkhalter at 672.0327. There is no cost to enroll. Educational Ministries, Tim Leslie SAVE THE DATE FOR BIBLE ALIVE Are you ready for a 3-D view of the Bible? Mark September 9-10 on your calendar for “Bible Alive,” a multimedia immersion experience in understanding God’s Word in its original historical, cultural, geographical, literary, and visual context. This conference will give you tools, resources, and frameworks to forever change the way you read and understand the Bible. For more details, contact Tim Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 672.0336. Evangelism and Missions, Brian Stewart MISSIONS SPEAKER KRIS KNOWLES Kris Knowles served for several years as a missionary focused on spiritual needs and opportunities in Portugal. Now back in the U.S. and working through Reformed University Fellowship International at the University of Georgia, she befriends International students, answers their questions about Christianity, and helps them network with American Christian professionals in their fields of study. Kris, a former FPC member, receives support from our Missions and Outreach funds. Join Kris on Sunday, July 17, at 9:40 or 11:00am in Harper Chapel as she shares about her mission. FIRST LOOK CLASS BEGINS JULY 10 Those interested in learning more about membership at First Presbyterian Church are invited to attend First Look classes on Sundays, July 10, 17, and 24, 9:40–10:50am in the Parlor, with reception into the church on July 24 if desired. Contact Beverley Alberson (672.1754 or email@example.com) with questions or to register. Please register by Wednesday, July 6. WANTED: CHRISTIAN FOSTER PARENTS Miracle Hill Ministries is recruiting Christian foster parents to care for foster children of all ages on a full-time or a respite basis. Any adult (single or married) who has a heart for working with needy children is welcome to apply. Miracle Hill works with DSS to place children from the Upstate in foster homes throughout the community. Background checks, training classes, paperwork, and a home study are required. Contact Brenda Mansel or Sharon Betts at 864.878.9987 to begin the licensing process or for more information. GREENVILLE LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Most schools are out for the summer, but Greenville Literacy’s five learning centers are open and looking for volunteers to help other adults improve their reading, writing, or math skills, prepare for the GED, or learn to speak English. No prior teaching experience is required. Greenville Literacy provides training; summer
training workshops are scheduled for July 16 and July 30. For more information, please call 467.3456 or visit GreenvilleLiteracy.org. Marriage and Family Ministry, Bob Jones CSI:GREENVILLE SINGLES EVENTS Relax and cool down at CSI:Greenville’s Summer Ice Cream Social, Tuesday, July 26, at 7:00pm in Memorial Dining Room. Donations accepted. RSVP for this time of fellowship to Jennifer Paramore at firstname.lastname@example.org. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK John Wooden, a great basketball coach whose UCLA team won nine NCCA Championships, is a greater teacher/leader. He writes in his latest book, Game Book for Life, that his father gave him seven rules to live by: 1. Be true to yourself. 2. Make each day your masterpiece. 3. Help others. 4. Drink deeply from good books. 5. Make friendship a fine art. 6. Build a shelter against a rainy day. 7. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day. Youth Ministry, Robbie Kropiwnicki SUMMERTIME YOUTH ACTIVITIES Youth activities are in full swing for the summer. Join us each week for these times of fun and fellowship! Tuesdays, 1:00–4:00pm Junior High activities Wednesdays, 12:00–2:00pm, Youth floor Junior & Senior High Lunch & Bible Study Wednesdays, 5:30–7:00pm, Youth floor Junior High Momentum Thursdays, 1:00–4:00pm Senior High activities Watch emails for details each week. MISSION TRIPS Please be in prayer for our Student Mission trips: July 2-10: Freeport, Bahamas July 17-23: Appalachian Region, Tennessee
Member News CONGRATULATIONS The Pastors and Congregation extend blessings to: Mr. and Mrs. William Pence (April), on the birth of a daughter, Mia Frances Pence, on October 21, 2010. Dr. and Mrs. David Yoder (Kat), on the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth “Betsy” Ready Yoder, on June 17. Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Mclure Owen (Caroline Henley Cheves), who were married on Amelia Island, FL, on May 14. Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Reid Martin (Kathryn Allen Craig), who were married in Pickens, SC, on June 11. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Norman Atkinson, Jr. (Kristin Samuelson), who were married in the Sanctuary on June 25. CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Garrison (April), 702 Botany Road, Greenville 29615, in the death of his mother, Betty Jean Jordan Garrison of Rock Hill, SC, on June 21, and to Walt and Jack Garrison in the death of their grandmother.
Announcements OPENINGS FOR SANCTUARY FLOWERS If you would like to provide flowers for the Sanctuary on July 31, September 4, or September 25 in honor or memory of a loved one, please call Barbara Seibel at 235.0496. STAFF NEWS First Presbyterian welcomes to its staff Mr. Chuck Emory as our New Member Coordinator. Chuck and his wife Crystal, along with their two young daughters, Molly and Eve, have been members of First
July 3–9, 2011 Presbyterian for three years. Chuck will be working in the Evangelism and Missions Department, principally to help assimilate new members into the life of FPC. In addition to beginning his service on our staff, Chuck is transitioning from his law practice to seminary in the fall. It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Mrs. Beth Beutler as our Ministry Placement Director. Beth has served faithfully for the last six years as a teacher and coach to new and long-time members. Her giftedness in writing and project development have truly been instrumental in the growth of our church. Please wish her well as she pursues new endeavors.
Honors & Memorials CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: Lewis Frampton by Mr. and Mrs. George Holzberger; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. John Metzger. Les McCraw by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Bauknight. El Wright by Dr. and Mrs. Tom Lybrand; Princa Wright; Ferrisa Crocker. Marion J. “Skip” Young by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dickey. MUSIC FUND In loving memory of: Doris Latham by Mr. and Mrs. Wynn Gibbs. Doris Miller by Mr. and Mrs. Wynn Gibbs. PRAYER MINISTRY In loving memory of: Fred Afman by Ms. Barbara Franklin. VISITATION MINISTRY In loving memory of: Fred Afman by the Adventurers Sunday School Class; Colin, Ann, Foster, and Linda Radford.
Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, JULY 3 Pastor of the Day: Pam Cole (423.0677) 7:50am • Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) 8:15am • Patriotic Worship Service (Sanctuary) 9:20am • Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40am • Contemporary Worship (Fellowship Hall) • Sunday School A 11:00am • Patriotic Worship Service (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B INDEPENDENCE DAY, MONDAY, JULY 4 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063) Church Office closed – Independence Day holiday TUESDAY, JULY 5 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) 11:00am • Route 56 (Room 323) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) 7:00pm • College Age Bible Study (Off campus) • Healing Prayer (Harper Chapel) WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) 11:30am • Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 12:00pm • Senior High Lunch and Grafting (Youth 352) 5:30pm • Junior High Summer Momentum (Youth 354) 7:00pm • Life Female 20-somethings Bible Study (Off campus) THURSDAY, JULY 7 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 7:00am • Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Memorial Dining Rm) 8:00am • Women’s Prayer Group (Room 212) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) 9:30pm • Women’s Study: Holiness (Room 308) 12:00pm • Retired Men’s Luncheon (Off campus) 6:30pm • CSI:Greenville Leadership Team (Room 261) FRIDAY, JULY 8 Pastor of the Day: Bob Jones (313.5869) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) 5:00pm • Wedding Rehearsal (Sanctuary) SATURDAY, JULY 9 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660) 6:00pm • Wedding: Larson/Hamilton (Sanctuary)
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Assignments for July 3rd
JULY 3, 2011
8:00 First Welcome Team: Donnie Johnson (DC); Mary Seiley; Aileen Clay (P); Mozelle Moore (MH); David Yoder (CR); Michael Combs (RW); Mary Gladys Gilstrap (RSMH); Dave Anderson, Archie Black, Tam Boggs, Bayne Brown, Jane Anne Bruch, John Bruch, Donnie Johnson, Van Merchant, Robert Thompson, Steve Thompson (Ushers). 9:20 First Welcome Team: Pat McNamara, Dave Forry, Russell Guest, Will Sykes (DC); Jane Anne Bruch; Richard Furman (P); Ryan and Grace Trail (GE); Drew Scott (CY); Billie Skinner (UPL); Brian Cooke (WSL); Mikel-Ann Scott (WCFH); Betty Cady (WCUN); Don Childers (FH); Cody Cobb, Brian Cooke, Brooks Dixon, Dave Forry, Russell Guest, Pat McNamara, Tim Sisk, Will Sykes (Ushers). 10:40 First Welcome Team: Adam Bach (DC); Mozelle Moore; Malcolm Floyd (MH); Glenn Batson (CR); Rob Hassold (RW); Ben Lanz (WCUN); Jamie Daniel, Ben Pangle (RSMH); Jay and Sarah-Lauren Orders (P); John Alexander, Steve Alexander, Boyd Anderson, Adam Bach, David Dykes, Bernie Ellis, Walt Fowler, David Gibson, Michael Leverette, Richy Milligan, Caroline Mullen, Bob Shell, Cathy Tabor, Jimmy Von Hollen (Ushers). Nursery Workers: (9:25) Tom Angermeier, Jane Anne Bruch, Allison Stapleton, Chris and LeAnn Garrett, Bonnie Combs, Caroline Mullen; (10:45) Cathy and Bruce Stephens, Jamie Bach, Susan Simpson, Catherine Koysza, Sangita Shirley
8:15 and 11:00am Patriotic Worship 9:40am Contemporary Worship “Conspiracy Theory?” – Part 9 Genesis 46:1 – 47:11 Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School
Wednesday Lunch JULY 6, 2011 BBQ Pork on Bun Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs Baked Beans, Chips Cole Slaw, Potato Salad Assorted Desserts
To join the First Welcome Team: Contact Beth Beutler at email@example.com or 672.1753. To join the Nursery Team: Contact Evelyn Penkert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 672.1843.
Prayer List Helen Arthur Sam Bentley, Ruth Bryant Hugh Cash, Ray Denny Eloise “Deddie” Drummond Julie George, Lee Anne Goforth Doris Greene Jay Huff, Joe James John Maddox, Nora McElveen William Patrick, Sr. Virginia Putman Anna Reed, Pat Rhoden Gene Rishel, Clara Lee Shive Bertha Mae Sims, Tyler Sinclair Laura Jane Sloan Reagan Stelling Sherry Thackston Robert Vaughn, Maria Watson J. Mark Wells, Sr. Bold = New Italics = In Hospital
Prayer Request Lines Prayer Requests: 672.1838 Prayer Appointments: 672.1848 Congregational Care Assistant Tammy Burkhalter: 672.0327
July 3–9, 2011
WHAT’S INSIDE: Patriotic Worship July 3 First Look Class begins July 10
200 West Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED phone 864.235.0496 fax 864.235.0698 web FirstPresGreenville.org
Missions Speaker Kris Knowles July 17 Summertime Youth Activities Space Available for FPC Summer Camps
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
Save the Date for Bible Alive Support Groups begin September 11 Staff News For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit FirstPresGreenville.org
WORSHIP with us on Sunday, JULY 3 Patriotic Worship
8:15am and 11:00am in the Sanctuary with brass ensemble, color guard, and special music by the Sanctuary Choir
9:40am in Fellowship Hall with special music
Sunday School 9:40am and 11:00am