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Ministry News Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham ACTIVITIES TRIP TO BLACK’S SEAFOOD If you enjoy the freshest catch battered in cornmeal and fried golden brown, with sides of hush puppies, fries, coleslaw, and yes, OKRA, then Black’s Seafood in Easley is the place for you! Join us Thursday, July 28, 4:00–7:30pm. Cost is $15. Call Donna in the Activities Office (672.0372) to reserve your seat. 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 and click banner 4 on the home page. Basketball Camp: 2nd–6th July 18-22 Summer Day Camp II: 2nd–6th July 25-28 Children’s Ministry LEADING OUR YOUNG ONES TO JESUS Flexible opportunities to assist in our children’s classes are available during both Sunday School hours (9:40 and 11:00am). Call the Children’s Ministry at 235.0496 to find your place! VBS SLIDESHOW NOW ON WEBSITE Click the PandaMania banner at for exciting views of FPC’s 2011 VBS. 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, and watch for detailed updates by email. Questions? Contact Phil Hargrove at 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 or 672.0336. Evangelism and Missions, Brian Stewart CURSILLO WEEKEND AT CAMP PINNACLE Experience three days that last a lifetime! Join us for the next Cursillo Weekend, Thursday–Sunday, August 18-21, at Camp Pinnacle Conference and Retreat Center in Clayton, GA. Registration deadline is Monday, August 8. To register, contact Beverley Alberson (balberson@firstpresgreenville. org or 672.1754). DHGH PRESENTS MOVIES BY THE LAKE Family Movies by the Lake are shown in the Furman Amphitheater on Tuesdays in July, 8:30–10:30pm. Admission is free. Concessions are available, with proceeds benefiting Diligent Hands...Gracious Hearts, a ministry supported by First Pres. These are great gatherings for community groups, youth, and families. Upcoming movies (all rated PG): • July 19 Letters to God • July 26 Shrek Forever After Call Pam at 608.1958 for more information. GOT BOOKS? First Presbyterian is once again a collection site from now through August 5 for new or used books in good condition for the Greenville Literacy Association’s annual “Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale.” A Collection box is located at the church office. For general questions, please contact Beverley Alberson (balberson@ 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, Kris 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. DROP OF A HAT Want to be some of the first to know about unique opportunities to help at the “Drop of a Hat?” Sign up for this list by emailing Chuck Emory at Simply put “drop of a hat” in the subject line and you’ll be added to the list! Marriage and Family Ministry, Bob Jones CSI:GREENVILLE SINGLES EVENT 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 Prayer Ministry, George Moore EXPLORING THE POWER OF HEALING PRAYER On Saturday, September 24, Dr. John Rice, nationally recognized teacher and mentor in the field of prayer ministry, will lead a workshop here. Join us for “Exploring the Power of Healing Prayer” in Fellowship Hall, 8:30am–3:30pm. Watch for more details coming soon. ELDERS OFFER PRAYERS Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:14). FPC Elders are available to pray with and anoint with oil those who are experiencing illness or other similar family crises, or those who are preparing to undergo medical or surgical procedures. Please contact Tammy Burkhalter at 672.0327 to schedule a prayer session, or use the Prayer Request Form located in the pew racks. Strict confidentiality will be observed. 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. Youth Ministry, Robbie Kropiwnicki PRAYER FOR MISSION TRIP TO APPALACHIA On July 17-23, 72 students and 13 leaders will travel to the Appalachian Region of Tennessee for a mission trip. Please pray for them as they minister to the needs of hurting people there. Pray, too, that students will look for ways to serve locally when they return.

Member News CONGRATULATIONS The Pastors and Congregation extend blessings to: Mr. and Mrs. Matt Vogt (Maria), on the birth of a son, Mateo Walker Vogt, on June 23, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dean (Mary), on the birth of a son, Parker McPherson Dean, on April 15. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Trytten (Beverly), on the birth of a grandson, Arlo John Trytten, on June 13. Arlo’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dana Trytten (Becky) of Arlington, VA. Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander “Alex” Hamilton III (Kristin Annette Larson), who were married in the Sanctuary on July 9. CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Larsson (Dawna), 12 Harrington Avenue, Greenville 29607, in the death of his mother, Verda Marie Lopez of Somerset, PA, on June 2. Mr. and Mrs. Angie Orfanedes (Karol), 104 Antiqua Way, Greer 29650, in the death of his sister, Maria Orfanedes Skaperdas of Manchester, NH, on July 7. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Caudel (Nancy), 111 Pentland Court, Greer 29651, in the death of her mother, Mary Marshall Young of Charlotte, NC, on July 9.

July 17–23, 2011

Honors & Memorials AGAPE CLASS In loving memory of: Lewis Frampton by Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Floyd. CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: Les McCraw by Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. West. El Wright by Mr. and Mrs. George Short. MUSIC FUND In loving memory of: El Wright by Mrs. Betty T. Parker.

Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, JULY 17 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 • First Look Class (Parlor) • Contemporary Worship (Fellowship Hall) • Sunday School A • Guest Speaker: Kris Knowles (Harper Chapel) 11:00am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B • Guest Speaker: Kris Knowles (Harper Chapel) • Stephen Ministry Continuing Ed (Room 210) 1:00pm • Youth Mission Trip: Appalachia – Tennessee 5:00pm • Denominational Concerns Committee (Rm 261) MONDAY, JULY 18 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 9:00am • Basketball Camp (Gym) 11:00am • Abiding Prayer Ministry Training (Parlor) • Route 56 (Room 323) 12:00pm • Moms’ College-age Prayer Group (Room 212) • Marriage and Family Committee (Room 261) 5:30pm • Finance & Stewardship Committee (Room 261) 6:30pm • Life.Community—Young Adults (Off campus) 7:30pm • Piedmont Men’s Chorale Rehearsal (Choir Room) TUESDAY, JULY 19 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423.2063) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) • Basketball Camp (Gym) 9:30am • Full Staff Meeting (Memorial Dining Room) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) 7:00pm • College Age Bible Study (Off campus) • Healing Prayer (Harper Chapel) WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 Pastor of the Day: Pam Cole (423.0677) 7:20am • Life Men’s Bible Study (Off campus) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) • Basketball Camp (Gym) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) 11:30am • Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 12:00pm • Senior High Lunch and Grafting (Youth 352) 1:30pm • Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision (Room 212) 5:00pm • Strategic Planning Meeting (Room 261) 5:30pm • Junior High Summer Momentum (Youth 354) 6:30pm • Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision (Room 309) 7:00pm • Life Female 20-somethings Bible Study (Off campus) THURSDAY, JULY 21 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455) 7:00am • Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Memorial Dining Rm) 8:00am • Women’s Prayer Group (Room 212) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) • Basketball Camp (Gym) 9:30pm • Women’s Study: Holiness (Room 308) 12:00pm • Retired Men’s Luncheon (Off campus) FRIDAY, JULY 22 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 9:00am • Basketball Camp (Gym) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) SATURDAY, JULY 23 Pastor of the Day: Bob Jones (313.5869)

Looking Ahead Mark your calendars now, and watch for details. Wednesday, July 27 Last Wednesday Luncheon Bible Study Sunday, August 21 Day of Prayer and Fasting and Solemn Assembly Sunday, August 28 Grains of Grace “Family Funraiser”

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Sunday Worship

Assignments for July 17th

JULY 17, 2011

8:00 First Welcome Team: Jonathan Philipsen (DC); Carol Loyless (P); Mozelle Moore (MH); Nancy King (WCN); Jim Williams (RW); Alan Austin, John Baldwin, Wells Black, Hunter Garrett, Scott Melzer, Jerry Murdock, Michael Pace, Jeff Paxton, Jonathan Philipsen, Mack Ward, Billy White (Ushers). 9:20 First Welcome Team: Glenn Batson (DC); Rich Maris (FH); Marshall and Liza Barron (GE); Darst Guest (P) Patti Martin (CY); Lauren Thomas (WCFH); Mark Martin (UPL); Will Sykes (CR); John Stelling (WCFH); Tony Greene (WSL); Glenn Batson, Pat McNamara. (Ushers). 10:40 First Welcome Team: Bryan Garrison (DC); Heather Tapp, (P); Suzanne Rivet (CR); Beth Wallace (RW); Gary Wallace (RSMH); Charlotte Watson, Mozelle Moore (MH); Barbara Franklin (WCUN); Andy Anderson, Ted Blackston, Jamie Daniel, David Dykes, Bryan Garrison, Bobby Hoffman, Don Kiser, Bob Knight (sub), Jennifer Paramore, Jim Privette, Richard Rabb, Jim Rivet, Doug Stokes, John Taylor (Ushers) Nursery Team: (8:00am) Angela Brown; (9:25am) Grace Abrams, Mary Lang Edwards, Shauna Waddell, Kim Day, April Garrison, Hannah Taylor, Hope and Curtis Taylor; (10:45am) Susan Batson, Rita Brigham, Grace Trail, Betsy Bloodworth, Gaynelle Rabb, Lisa Hall. 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 Contemporary Worship “PLAN B” “Conspiracy Theory?” – Part 11 Genesis 47:13-26 Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School

Wednesday Lunch JULY 20, 2011 Chef’s Choice

Prayer List Helen Arthur, Sam Bentley Joan Binson, Martha Boyd Ray Denny, Gayle Duggan Marilyn Fain, Julie George Lee Anne Goforth Lynn Gray, Doris Greene John Harper Jay Huff Joe James John R. Maddox Tommy Mills Nora McElveen William Patrick, Sr. Virginia Putman Gene Rishel Bertha Mae Sims Sherry Thackston Bold = New Italics = In Hospital

Prayer Request Lines Prayer Requests: 672.1838 Prayer Appointments: 672.1848 Congregational Care Assistant Tammy Burkhalter: 672.0327

July 17–23, 2011

WHAT’S INSIDE: Hollis Academy 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

Prayer for Mission Trip to Appalachia DHGH Movies by the Lake Activities Trip to Black’s Seafood Cursillo Weekend at Camp Pinnacle Elders Offer Prayers Save the Date for Bible Alive Support Groups begin September 11 Drop of a Hat For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit

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FPC is stepping out to get involved in Hollis Academy, one of our local schools. Hollis is located 2.5 miles from our church campus, with approximately 540 students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Of these 540 students, over 90% are living at or below the poverty level. By volunteering to help in this neighborhood school, we can make a difference and show the love of God to a community in need. We are looking for volunteers who want to help in these areas: Tutoring • Reading to students • Helping in the Library Baking for class parties/events • Praying for individual students/teachers Serving as room parent for a classroom To volunteer, contact Beth Simmons (232.4510 or or click on the “missions and outreach” ministries page at

“One way every church can touch its community is by volunteering at a neighborhood school”. —Reggie McNeal, Missional Renaissance

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Honors & Memorials Volume 8, No. 29 July 17–23, 2011 A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENVILLE, SC Mark your calendar...