Volume 8, No. 11
Ministry News Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham BASKETBALL SUPPER AWARDS
Townes Johnson, Scott Sanders
Clark, Wilder, and Tricey Allen
On March 6, Townes Johnson presented the Jim Johnson Award for Coaching Excellence in memory of his father to Scott Sanders. The Nancy Tollison Scholarship was awarded to Wilder Allen. For a complete list of awards, visit the Activities page of FirstPresGreenville.org. 2011 SUMMER DAY CAMPS Camp Registration Forms are now in the church literature racks and at FirstPresGreenville.org/Activities. Do not delay; the Summer Camps fill quickly. Evangelism and Missions, Brian Stewart FIRST LOOK CLASS BEGINS MARCH 13 Those interested in learning more about membership at First Presbyterian Church are invited to attend First Look classes on Sundays, March 13, 20, and 27, 9:40–10:50am in the Parlor, with reception into the church on March 27 if desired. Contact Charlotte Joye (672.0309 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to register. GLOBAL MINISTRY WORKSHOPS MARCH 13-14 In her position with the Outreach Foundation, Mrs. Marilyn Borst works to connect Presbyterians and their congregations to God’s mission in the world. Marilyn will be our guest on March 13-14 to give us her firsthand account of how God is at work in the world, help us assess our global ministry strategy, challenge us to take the next steps forward, and introduce us to “tools” that are available to help us move to where God wants us to be. Everyone interested in missions is invited to these workshops: • Sunday, March 13, 4:00-6:00pm in the Parlor: “Partnering with the Global Church“ (refreshments; reservations appreciated) • Monday, March 14, 12:00-1:30pm in Room 305: “Being a Missional Church” (light lunch; reservations required) To register, contact Charlotte at email@example.com or 672.0309. Visit TheOutreachFoundation.org for information. CAN YOU INVEST 20 MINUTES? Our First Welcome teams have nearly 10 spots to fill each Sunday. Can you give 20 minutes of your time once a month to warmly greet others? Please contact Beth Beutler at bbeutler@ firstpresgreenville.org. ENTRELEADERSHIP COMING APRIL 1 Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership simulcast is less than a month away! For details or to reserve a spot for you, your coworkers, your friends, or others in leadership, visit FirstPresGreenville.org. We are looking for businesses that would like to sponsor a display table or an item for the goody bags. Proceeds benefit Miracle Hill Ministries, and vendor sponsors are a key to our being able to make a generous donation to Miracle Hill. Contact Beth Beutler for more information: bbeutler@ firstpresgreenville.org or 672-1753. Marriage and Family Ministry, Bob Jones CSI BREAKFAST AND HIKE MARCH 19 All singles are invited on Saturday, March 19, to breakfast at Tommy’s Ham House at 9:00am, followed by a hike at Paris Mountain State Park. Contact Bob Jones at 672.0349 for details. FAMILY UNIVERSITY MARCH 13 Family University holds weekly classes on Sundays at 9:40am and 11:00am in Harper Chapel. On March 13, author Jack Hansen will continue his three-part series entitled, “I’m Getting Older—Am I Ready?” For details, call Bob Jones at 672.0349. Men’s Ministry, Bob Jones RAISING A MODERN-DAY KNIGHT Raising a Modern-Day Knight is a fast-paced seven-session program that introduces dads to an exciting and proven process for leading their sons (ages 5 to 18) to authentic manhood. Our next session begins Tuesday, March 15, 6:15–7:45pm in Room 301. Register with Charlotte at cjoye@ firstpresgreenville.org or 672.0309.
Student Ministry, Robbie Kropiwnicki THIRD ANNUAL FPC PPT MARCH 26 Players of all ages are invited to enter the Third Annual FPC Amateur Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, March 26, 6:00–9:00pm in the First Pres Gym. Doors open at 5:00pm. Admission is $5 for spectators and players (free for child spectators under 10), with an additional Tournament Entry Fee of $5 for players. Proceeds support the Student Ministry 2011 Summer Mission trips. Questions? Call Robbie or Katie at 235.0496.
Announcements MEMORIAL GARDEN COMING SOON You will soon begin noticing some changes in the courtyard outside the Loggia. We are preparing an area for those wishing to memorialize their loved ones. Further information will be coming in the following weeks. UPCOMING BYLAW CHANGES On Sunday, March 13, a proposed new set of bylaws for the First Presbyterian Church corporation will be available. These bylaws update the ones that we currently operate under, which were adopted in 1912. Informational meetings will be held • Sunday, March 20, 9:40am in the Sanctuary; • Sunday, March 27, 11:00am in Fellowship Hall. A membership vote to adopt the new bylaws is planned for Sunday, April 3, at 10:40am. MISS A SUNDAY? Visit FirstPresGreenville.org to view previous television broadcasts or to listen to sermons. Links to both media players are located on the home page of the website. Audio CDs are also available for purchase in the Vineyard bookstore.
Honors & Memorials THE ACADEMY AT FPC In loving memory of: Robert “Bobby” Nickles by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Huck Simpson; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus May. AGAPE CLASS In loving memory of: John Ayers by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reed; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grier; Mr. and Mrs. Towers Rice; Mr. Stephen H. Mitchell. CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: Stephen B. Finch, Sr., by the Prime Time Sunday School Class. Dr. Lawrence J. Hartley, Sr., by the Prime Time Sunday School Class. Doris Latham by Mr. and Mrs. Ken Herron; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fayssoux. Dorothy P. S. Prevatte by Ms. Alice Cantey. Billie Rutherford by Mr. James B. Senn; Mrs. Joanna B. Stone; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rook. Marion J. “Skip” Young by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rabb; Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Tollison, Jr.; Dr. and Mrs. Ken Nickles. MISSIONS FUND In loving memory of: Dr. John Randall by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Efird; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brown; Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sturgis; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sabino and family; Mrs. Marie Parker; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bohac and family. TURNER MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: John Ayers by Mr. Claire Brittain. VISITATION MINISTRY In loving memory of: Marion J. “Skip” Young by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Watson.
CONGRATULATIONS The Pastors and Congregation extend blessings to: Mr. and Mrs. Roland McKittrick Knight III (Nancy Landrum Johnston), who were married on March 5 in Columbia, SC. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Bridges (Jennifer) on birth of a son, William Dupree Bridges, on February 24. Jennifer is a teacher in our Mothers’ Morning Out. CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Erwin (Ingrid), 411 Hidden Hills Drive, Greenville 29605, in the death of her grandmother, Gertrude Johnston Blackwelder of
March 13–19, 2011 Harrisburg, NC, on February 28, and in the death of his stepfather, W. Carl Smith of Greenville, on March 5. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Martin (Jennifer), 14 Bellows Falls Drive, Greer 29650, in the death of his grandfather, Rev. Lester Robert Burgess of Eastanollee, GA, on February 28, and to Andrew and Lauren Martin in the death of their great-grandfather.
Spring ahead–Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13.
Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, MARCH 13: Daylight Saving Time begins Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423-2660) 7:50am • Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) 8:15am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) 9:20am • Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40am • Contemporary Worship/Stephen Ministry Commissioning (Fellowship Hall) • First Look Class (Parlor) • Sunday School A • Family University (Harper Chapel) 11:00am • Worship Service/Stephen Ministry Commissioning (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B • Family University (Harper Chapel) 4:00pm • Global Missions Workshop (Fellowship Hall) 6:00pm • Youth House Groups (Off campus) • 10th Grade Boys Small Group (Youth 352) • 11th Grade Boys Small Group (Youth 354) • Adult Ed “The Truth Project” (Room 307) • Divorce & Recovery Support Group (Room 308) • Grief Support Group (Room 305) MONDAY, MARCH 14 Pastor of the Day: George Moore (270-8527) 12:00pm • Moms’ College-age Prayer Group (Room 212) • Global Missions Workshop (Room 305) 5:00pm • Abiding Prayer Team (Room 210) 6:30pm • Life.Community—Young Adults (Old Centre Stage) • Diaconate Meeting (Memorial Dining Room) 7:00pm • Community Bible Study (Rm 303, Harper Chapel) TUESDAY, MARCH 15 Pastor of the Day: Bob Jones (313-5869) 8:30am • Bible Study: To Live is Christ (Room 305) 9:00am • Greenville High Moms In Touch Prayer (Rm 212) 9:30am • Full Staff Meeting (Fellowship Hall) 6:15pm • Raising a Modern-Day Knight (Room 301) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) • Circle #16 (Memorial Dining Room) 7:00pm • Healing Prayer (Harper Chapel) • Boy Scout Troop 11 (Scout Hut) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423-2067) 9:00am • The Academy Moms In Touch Prayer Group (MDR) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) • Jesus is Jewish? Bible Study (Room 210) 10:00am • Chosen by God Study (Room 212) 11:30am • Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 1:30pm • Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision (Room 212) 5:30pm • Wednesday Advantage Supper (Fellowship Hall) • Stephen Ministry Training (Room 305) • Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision (Room 309) • Youth Confirmation Class (Room 403) • Missional Ministry Committee (Room 261) 6:00pm • Junior High Momentum/$3 Supper (Youth 354) • Alpha Course (Room 316) 6:13pm • Men’s Fraternity: Winning... (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 • Wednesday Advantage Bible Study: Luke (Fellowship Hall) • Pottery Club (Room 242) • Mothers’ Forum (Room 210) • A Praying Life (Room 212) • The Cost of Commitment (Room 225) • A Look at Islam with the Bible in Mind (Parlor) • Managing Your Time Effectively (Room 401) • Experiencing the Heart of Jesus (Off campus) • Officers’ Meeting (Harper Chapel) 7:00pm • Bible Study–age 4-5 (Room 323) • Carol Choir–grades 1-2 (Room 321) 7:30pm • Senior High Roots (Youth 352) THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423-2063) 7:00am • Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Memorial Dining Room) 8:00am • Women’s Prayer Group (Room 212) 9:00am • Women’s Praise and Worship (Harper Chapel) 9:30pm • Bible Study: The Prophet Jeremiah (Room 301) • A Praying Life (Room 316) • MMO Alpha Class (Room 308) 12:00pm • Here and Now... There and Then (Room 308) • Retired Men’s Luncheon (Off campus) 5:30pm • Worship and Music Committee (Room 261) FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423-3455) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) 3:30pm • Father-Child Camping Trip (Off campus) SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423-2063) 9:00am • CSI Breakfast and Hike (Off campus)
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Sunday Worship MARCH 13, 2011 8:15 and 11:00am Worship 9:40am Contemporary Worship “REDEFINING HOPE” “Wiki-Luke” – Part 13 Luke 15:11-31 Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School
Wednesday Meals MARCH 16, 2011 Garlic Cheddar Chicken Steamed Cabbage Au Gratin Potatoes Green Beans Assorted Desserts
Assignments for March 13th
8:00 First Welcome Team: Marshall Barron (DC); Sally Current (P); Beverly Brown (MH); Ann Crider (RW); George and Lou Creswell (RSMH); Rob Bailey, Joe Barron, Marshall Barron, Bob Browning, Bob Coles, Michael Combs, Kenneth Cosgrove, David Dykes, Lucas Marchant, Sean Sudduth, Michael Waldrop (Ushers). 9:20 First Welcome Team: Scott Stephens (DC); Stella Stall (GE); Grayson Thomas (UPL), Lauren Thomas, Sanford and Heather Ware (P); Tony Greene (WSL); Nancy King, (CY); Edward Stall (FH); Betty Stone (WCUN); Richard Furman, David Maiorana, Gregory Sanders, Kevin Short, Scott Stephens, Paul Swenson (Ushers). 10:40 First Welcome Team: Joel Corley (DC); Chris Buffington (CR); Martha Beth Sturgis (RW); Meredith Rigdon (WCN); Byron Beckham, Craig Bedenbaugh, Sally Bornmueller, Scott Childers, Joel Corley, Tripp Hill, Lee Langston, Jimmy Johnson, Mark Massingill, Hunter Morris, Ben Pangle, Jonathan Philipsen, Mark Schatteman, Jeremy Wright (Ushers). Nursery Workers: (9:25) Barb Fountain, Heather Ware, Nancy Lusk, Bill Norris, Betsy Littlejohn, Jenny Gonzalez, Marina Lewis; (10:45) Joy Gordon, Lynda and Dan Hoover, Carrie Hodge To join the First Welcome Team: Contact Beth Beutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 672.1753. To join the Nursery Team: Contact Evelyn Penkert at email@example.com or 672.1843.
Prayer List Jennifer Bridges Jackie Dyer Cusack Mac Dunbar Crystal Emory Myrtle Hutchinson Yvonne Johnson Sandy Mills Harry New Mike Pate Virginia Putman Anna Reed Bertha Mae Sims Thom Robelot
Bold = New
Italics = In Hospital
Prayer Request Lines Prayer Requests: 672.1838 Prayer Appointments: 672.1848 Congregational Care Assistant Tammy Burkhalter: 672.0327
March 13–19, 2011
WHAT’S INSIDE: Join the First Pres Habitat Team 200 West Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED phone 864.235.0496 fax 864.235.0698 web FirstPresGreenville.org
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
Global Ministry Workshop March 13-14 First Look Class begins March 13 Father-Child Camping Trip March 18 CSI Breakfast and Hike March 19 Ping Pong Tournament March 26 EntreLeadership Seminar April 1 Basketball Awards Memorial Garden Coming Soon For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit FirstPresGreenville.org
Join the First Pres Habitat Team Building a Home for a Family in Travelers Rest First Presbyterian is beginning another exciting venture of building a house with—and for—a family of God’s children in need. This home will be in Travelers Rest near the house we built last year. As you know, Habitat does not “give” houses away; they work with the new owners to reduce the labor costs and offer a scriptural no-interest mortgage to pay back the other costs. These funds then go into the Fund for Humanity to support Habitat and build more houses. We will be teaming with John Knox Presbyterian Church, Brushy Creek Baptist Church, and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Each church will have certain days during which it is responsible for “hosting,” that is, providing the morning devotions, snacks, lunch, and assistance with registering workers. FPC’s “host” days are April 29 & 30 and June 10 & 11. Volunteer builders can pick any weekend from April through early June. For details on the build schedule and how to volunteer, contact Joe Barron, 915.3982 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also contact Joe if your Sunday School class can provide lunches or other refreshments for the volunteers.