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Ministry News Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham FPC SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS T-Ball Camp: June 20-23, 10:00am–12:00pm, for ages K4 & K5 rising ($40) Pee Wee Basketball Camp: June 20-23,12:30– 2:30pm, for ages K5, K6, & 1st Grade rising ($40) Visit for details and sign-up forms. Questions? Contact Donna at 672.0372 or Children’s Ministry ADOPT A CHILD IN PRAYER DAY MAY 5 The Children’s Ministry has designated Thursday, May 5, as Adopt a Child in Prayer Day at FPC. To receive a child’s name, call Karen King (672.0337) or pick up a child’s information card in your adult Sunday School class. We ask that you lift up the child in prayer at least three times on May 5. Thank you for your prayers for our children and youth. College and Young Adult Ministry, Phil Hargrove LIFE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY BEGINS MAY 4 Young adult men interested in getting together regularly with some other Life men to encourage each other, read scripture, and pray—this group is for you. Plan to meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 7:00–7:45am, at Atlanta Bread Company on Main Street, beginning Wednesday, May 4. COLLEGE AGE WEEKLY GATHERING Join us for a time of Bible study and communitybuilding on Tuesdays, May 17–August 2, 7:00pm at the Sanders’ home (221 Chapman Road, Greenville 29605, 233.6726). We will dig into God’s word and then spend time together eating, going to a Drive game, whatever! Come hang out with old friends and make some new ones. OTHER UPCOMING AND ONGOING EVENTS • Wednesday Evening Basketball: The FPC gym is open for full-court pick-up basketball on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. Get together for a little friendly competition! • Mulberry May Fair: Join us for this great volunteer service opportunity at the Mulberry Court Apartments through Hands on Greenville Saturday May 7, 11:00am–3:00pm. Help with face-painting, popcorn-making, and increasing awareness of health resources in the community. If you’re available and willing to help, contact Jennifer Parlett at • Dinner with Richard and Ruth: FPC’s Senior Pastor Richard Gibbons and his wife Ruth have invited the Life group to their home on Monday, May 9, at 6:30pm for dinner and discussion. • Life.Community: 6:30–8:30pm on Monday nights is our weekly time of fellowship and Bible study.  • Female “20 Somethings” Bible Study: Gather on Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Diana Orders’ home, 109 Holbrook Trail, Greenville, 29605  • Transitions College/Young Adult Sunday School: Sundays at 9:40am in Room 317, we will be “nested” in the current Prime Time class for a few months. Sundays at 11:00am in Room 317 is a time for Bible study, community-building, and missions/service. Educational Ministries, Tim Leslie WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON BIBLE STUDY During Wednesday Luncheon Bible Study, Richard Gibbons is teaching a 12-week study on the book, The Mystery of God’s Will, by Charles Swindoll. The book is available for purchase in The Vineyard bookstore. Evangelism and Missions, Brian Stewart FIRST LOOK CLASS BEGINS MAY 15 Those interested in learning more about membership at First Presbyterian Church are invited to attend First Look classes on Sundays, May 15, 22, and 29, 9:40–10:50am in the Parlor, with reception into the church on May 29 if desired. Contact Beverley (672.1754 or balberson@ with questions or to register. THREE DAYS THAT LAST A LIFETIME Come share Christ at Presbyterian Pilgrimage #60, May 19-22 at Camp St. Christopher, Seabrook Island, SC. To inquire about registration, contact Stephanie Johnson at 907.1516 or GRAINS OF GRACE KICKOFF LUNCHEON Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 15, 12:15– 1:45pm in Fellowship Hall, when all FPC families

will gather after worship for barbecue, music, and the launch of an exciting mission opportunity! JOIN THE FIRST PRES HABITAT TEAM First Presbyterian is helping to build another Habitat house in Travelers Rest. For details on the build schedule and how to volunteer, contact Joe Barron, or 915.3982. Marriage and Family Ministry, Bob Jones CSI:GREENVILLE SINGLES EVENTS The CSI Quarterly luncheon will be Sunday, May 1, at 12:33pm in Fellowship Hall, with Mark Wells speaking on “Finding Life’s Purpose in God’s Will.” Cost is $7 for the fried chicken lunch. RSVP to Jennifer Paramore ( CSI’s Monthly Dinner Night is Friday, May 6, at 6:00pm at Liberty Grill, 941 South Main Street. For questions and to guarantee a spot, email Jennifer Paramore ( FAMILY UNIVERSITY ON MAY 1 Join us in Family U. on May 1 at 9:40am or 11:00am in Harper Chapel to hear Lisa Van Riper on “What a Christian Home Looks Like.” For details, call Bob Jones at 672.0349. Military Ministry, Bob Browning COMBAT CHAPLAINS IN ACTION SPEAKER MAY 8 On Sunday, May 8, in Harper Chapel, 9:45– 10:45am, the Military Ministry is extremely fortunate to have CH (LTC) Gary C. Williams, USAR, visit the church to talk about Combat Chaplains in Action and “Why is it important to ensure that your children are Christ-centered before leaving home.” He will also be available to answer questions. Chaplain Williams, as BG Wayne Brock’s Chaplain for the 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, was supported by First Pres during his recently completed tour in Afghanistan. Please join us in welcoming Chaplain Williams and hearing his message. Mothers’ Morning Out, Tina Jones BRUNCH You’ll enjoy delicious food, fellowship, and encouragement at the next Brunch, Tuesday, May 10, 9:30–11:00am in Fellowship Hall. Call Tina (672.0347) for details. Senior Adult Ministry, Pam Cole PASTORAL VISITATION MINISTRY The FPC Pastoral Visitation Ministry expands this Sunday as a new and dedicated group of PVMs is commissioned on May 1. Please lift up this ministry in prayer as they reach out to the homebound of our congregation. For more details, contact Barbara Brockell, 672.0348 or ELDERBERRIES SENIOR ADULTS MAY 3 The next meeting of Elderberries is Tuesday, May 3, at 11:30am in Fellowship Hall. Everyone age 55 and older is welcome to attend. We welcome Mrs. Shirley Gallamore who will present a program of inspirational music. The program is free; lunch is $7.00. For reservations or information, please contact Pat Browning at 313.8004. Women’s Ministry WOMEN’S MINISTRY ROOM OPEN HOUSE The Women’s Ministry invites you to an “Open House” on Sunday, May 1, 9:30am–12:30pm to view the newly redecorated Women’s Ministry room. After any of the three worship services, please stop by for refreshments in Room 212, located off the main hallway to the Sanctuary.

Announcements MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR FPC has a part-time opening for a Membership Development Director in the Evangelism and Missions Ministry. Responsibilities include connecting with visitors and new members, shepherding these individuals and families into meaningful involvement with FPC, and coordinating various projects, including the First Welcome team. The position requires a Sunday work schedule as well as several hours in the office during the week. Please send your resume to Bonnie Blackman (bblackman@, or call 672.0335 for more information. LOST AND FOUND Check out the Lost and Found table outside the elevator near the reception area. Items not claimed will be given to charity after May 10.

May 1–7, 2011 SANCTUARY FLOWERS To provide flowers for the Sanctuary in memory or honor of loved ones on May 15, contact Barbara Seibel at 235.0496.

Honors & Memorials AGAPE CLASS In loving memory of: John Ayers by Mrs. Dorothy Rollins. CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of: Doris Latham by Richard and Pate Neal. TURNER MEMORIAL FUND In honor of: Cema Powell on her birthday by Mrs. Joan Deifell.

Member News

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: Mr. and Mrs. Buster Kennedy (Sherri), 122 Wrenfield Court, Piedmont 29673, in the death of his father, E. E. “Al” Kennedy, Sr., of Greer, on April 19. Mr. and Mrs. David Coyne (Jennifer), 2036 10th Street Boulevard NW, Hickory, NC 28601, in the death of her grandfather, E. E. “Al” Kennedy, Sr., of Greer, on April 19, and to Meredith, Patrick, and Savannah Coyne in the death of their great-grandfather.

Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, MAY 1 Pastor of the Day: Pam Cole (423-0677) 7:50am • Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) 8:15am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) 8:30am • Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision (Room 314) 9:00am • Women’s Ministry Open House (Room 212) 9:20am • Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40am • Contemporary Worship (Fellowship Hall) • Sunday School A • Family University (Harper Chapel) 11:00am • Worship Service/PVM commissioning (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B • Family University (Harper Chapel) 12:15pm • PVM Reception (Parlor) 12:30pm • CSI Luncheon (Fellowship Hall) 2:00pm • Foothills Presbytery Meeting (FPC Spartanburg) 4:30pm • Resonate! Prime and Resonate! (Choir Room) 6:00pm • Youth House Groups (Off campus) • 10th Grade Boys Small Group (Youth 352) • 11th Grade Boys Small Group (Youth 354) • Men’s Small Group Bible Study (Room 217) • Raising a Modern-Day Knight (Room 301) MONDAY, MAY 2 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423-3455) 12:00pm • Moms’ College-age Prayer Group (Room 212) • Junior High Leaders (Youth 354) 5:00pm • Missions and Outreach Committee (Room 301) 5:30pm • Pastoral Visitation Ministry (Parlor) 6:30pm • Life.Community—Young Adults (Old Centre Stage) 7:00pm • Community Bible Study (Rm 303, Harper Chapel) TUESDAY, MAY 3 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423-2067) 8:30am • Bible Study: To Live is Christ (Room 305) 9:00am • Greenville High Moms In Touch Prayer (Rm 212) • Women’s Ministry Bible Moderators (Room 316) 10:30am • Women’s Ministry Council (Room 212) 11:30am • Elderberries Senior Adults Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 6:15pm • Raising a Modern-Day Knight (Room 301) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) 7:00pm • Healing Prayer (Harper Chapel) • Boy Scout Troop 11 (Scout Hut) WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423-2063) 9:00am • The Academy Moms In Touch Prayer Group (Memorial Dining Room) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) 11:30am • Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 1:30pm • Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision (Room 212) 5:30pm • Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision (Room 309) 6:00pm • Junior High Momentum/$3 Supper (Youth 354) 6:13pm • Men’s Fraternity: Wild at Heart (Corner Pocket) 6:15pm • Cherub, Carol, and Covenant Choirs (Choir Room) 6:30pm • New Officer Training (Room 307) • Pottery Club (Room 242) 7:30pm • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) • Senior High Roots (Youth 352) THURSDAY, MAY 5: ADOPT A CHILD IN PRAYER DAY Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423-2660) 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) • MMO Alpha Class (Room 308) 12:00pm • Retired Men’s Luncheon (Off campus) 12:10pm • Refresh (Room 301/302) 6:30pm • CSI:Greenville Leadership Team (Room 261) FRIDAY, MAY 6 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423-2067) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) SATURDAY, MAY 7 Pastor of the Day: Tim Leslie (423-2063)

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Sunday Worship

Assignments for May 1st

MAY 1, 2011 8:15 and 11:00am Worship 9:40am Contemporary Worship “Conspiracy Theory” – Part 1 Genesis 37:1-11 Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School

Wednesday Lunch MAY 4, 2011 Fried Chicken Brown Rice Breaded Okra Green Beans Vegetable Blend Assorted Desserts

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, Bayne Brown, Jane Anne Bruch, John Bruch, Denton Burnette, Donnie Johnson, Mark Trexler, Steve Thompson (Ushers). 9:20 First Welcome Team: Russell Guest (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, Cody Cobb, Brian Cooke, Kevin Combs, Mark Cooter, Russell Guest, 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 or Boyd Anderson, Steve Alexander, Adam Bach, Bernie Ellis, Walt Fowler, David Gibson, Michael Leverette, Richy Milligan, Caroline Mullen, Wes Plyler, Bob Shell, 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 To join the First Welcome Team: Contact Beth Beutler at or 672.1753. To join the Nursery Team: Contact Evelyn Penkert at or 672.1843.

Prayer List

Tom Brissey Marcia Coggins, John Cole Jean Corbin, Sam Elmore Lewis Frampton Lee Anne Goforth Dr. Johnny Goforth Summer Graham Mary Ann Graves Joel Gray III, Grover Haynes Riley Haskell, Lauren Karrer, Michael Lusk, James Mangum Deryl McKinney, Sandy Mills Lena Perrin, Arthur Phillips John Pine, Bobby Putman Virginia Putman, Anna Reed Bruce Reed, Carol Richman Bertha Mae Sims Charlie Upchurch Ben van Handel Bold = New

Italics = In Hospital

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

May 1–7, 2011

WHAT’S INSIDE: “Conspiracy Theory?” A New Sermon Series begins May 1 200 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

Insert: Easter Honors & Memorials Pastoral Visitation Ministry Commissioning May 1 Women’s Ministry Open House May 1 Adopt a Child in Prayer Day May 5 Brunch May 10 Grains of Grace Kickoff Luncheon May 15 First Look Class begins May 15 For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit

? A New Sermon Series begins May 1 Have you ever felt that life is conspiring against you? Have you been looking for hope and direction? In the Old Testament story of Joseph, we discover a man who is tested in extraordinary ways and is stronger as a result. Yet in the beginning, Joseph’s life showed very little promise: the youngest of thirteen children, a dreamer who was hated by his brothers. So where did Joseph get the qualities of integrity, leadership, and godliness that enabled him to change from being a slave to becoming the Prime Minister of Egypt? Join us each Sunday as we see God conspiring to work in the life of Joseph.

April 2011

Easter Memorials & Honors

The lilies are given to the glory of God by the following.

In Loving Memory Gene and Perry Aiken by Mary Lane, Jimmy, Sherry, and Rhett Mr. and Mrs. John O. Alexander by Joyce Alexander Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Alford by Dr. and Mrs. Tommy Gailey, Kathryn and Tamara Gailey My parents, Margie and Howard Arledge, by Sandra Arledge Barbara Attaway, an angel, by Ben Attaway My parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Attaway, by Ben Attaway Bobby’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Austell, and brother, Mr. Ned Austell, by Bobby and Marion Austell Amy Law Banks by Charles E. Banks family Mrs. Gladys Talbert Barron by Bernie and Susan Ellis and Frances Elliott My precious mom, Sylvia Benjamin, by Catherine Flagg Rev. and Mrs. Alfred L. Bixler by Linda and Bruce Whitley My loving parents by Phil Bradley C. Frank Brasington by Barbara Brasington My loving parents, Jesse and Paige Brightwell, and my loving brother, Jesse Brightwell, Jr., by Buddy and Barbara Brightwell Smith Margaret Upchurch Brissey by her family William R. Brownlee by Luke and Ben Brownlee My stepfather, James DeMarco Burgess, and my aunt, Sylvia Frierson Washington, by Tony Terrell Greene Sandra Chambers by Dick and Elizabeth Whitney Janice Chandler by John and Tina Jones Lang Cheves, Boo Cheves, and Ed Olechovsky, our beloved parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, by Gordon and Ann Sherard; Cheves, Garrett, Garrrett, Jr., and Lang Steck; Gordon III, Molly, and the Misses Sherards – Curry, Molly McCuen, and Birney; Reid and Carrie Sherard Jack Hendrix Clark, Joy’s father, by Rick and Joy Sturgis Edward Wimberly “Wim” Clay by Edward, Austin, Kathryn, and Wim Clay Natalie Hudson Coble by Sally and Joe Coble Jim Collins, my brother-in-law, by Priscilla Ogata Braxton B. Comer, Jr., by Charlene H. Comer and family My sister, Colleen G. Crayne, by Betty G. Coffey Janie Crawford and Randy Poe by Becky and Jimmy Johnson Eleanor Davis by Lee Langston Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Dell by Dr. and Mrs. Tommy Gailey, Kathryn and Tamara Gailey Our parents by Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Dr. and Mrs. Walter G. Dixon, Dannelle’s parents, by Larry and Dannelle Bloomer Our parents by Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dunlap Rosemary Bulling Dykes by Nancy and David Dykes My dad, Harry L. Edwards, by Margaret E. Dixon John Bradford “Brad” Edwards by Janet, Tom, Benjamin, Parks, and David Edwards My parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. T. Edwards, by Brenda McMinn William Keith Ellis, my precious earthly father, by Evelyn Ellis Smith My parents by Dave Erwin

Wendy Elaine Fairchild by Bob and Mary Ann Fairchild Judd Farr by Gena, Corbin, Riley, and Langdon Haskell Judd Farr by his family Walter A. Fowler, Jr., by Sara Fowler Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Gailey by Dr. and Mrs. Tommy Gailey, Kathryn and Tamara Gailey Harry Garrison by Brian and April Garrison Sallie Murdock Glass by Mary G. Seiley Our beloved parents by Robert and Annette Glass Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Goodwin by Judy Meadors William Hall Grey by Motte J. Grey Marjorie Hayward Davis Grier by Paul, Susan, Hayward, and Elizabeth Grier Nelle and Walter Griffin by Nelle and Bruce McPherson Nelle and Walter Griffin by all the Sherards and Steck family Rose Hammond by Kelly, Lee, Austin, and Ashlyn Powell Baby John Robert “Rip” Harris, God’s Littlest Angel, by all the Sherards and Steck family Georgie D. Holloway by Charlene H. Comer and family Mary Ross Huneycutt by Betty H. Huneycutt and family Vance E. Huneycutt by Betty H. Huneycutt and family David’s father and Matt and Cate’s grandfather, Robert Husman, by the Husman family Dr. J. Hal Jameson and Sue Jameson by Charlotte and Michael Watson My son, Robert Lake Jameson, by Christine C. Jameson Sylvia Ward Juraschek by Nancy and David Dykes Julie Grey Kernodle by Motte J. Grey Diane Kerrick by Laura Kerrick Don and Eleanor Kilmer by Joanne and David Forry Helen D. Knox by Mr. Harry Knox My husband, Hugh, who passed away on February 17, 2003, by Lib Lanford Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lanier, Jr., by Lottie Smith and family My sister, Nita G. Leatherwood, by Betty G. Coffey Elizabeth Little by Lee Langston Brock Madden by Fred and Sara Morris, grandparents Brock Madden by Eddie and Cricket Terrell Tom Mahaffey by Bonell and Kelly Mahaffey Nancy Mallia, Janet’s sister, by Janet, Tom, Benjamin, Parks, and David Edwards Frank McGuiness by Roger and Connie Stoddard Gary T. McMinn, loving husband, father, and grandfather, by Brenda McMinn Gary McMinn by Jonathan, Suzanne, Gray, and Ava Philipsen Elizabeth and Bruce McPherson by Nelle and Bruce McPherson Babe and Bruce McPherson by all the Sherards and Steck family My mother, Sunny Merrell, by James Mangum Our parents, Walter and Melba Miller and Hank and Edna Hunter, by Lee and Lindy Miller Anne Moore by Joyce Alexander Our parents, Harvey and Hester Murdock and John and Frances Werner, by Jerry and Joan Murdock Rosa and Walker Murray by Clare, Al, and Kate Phinney Elizabeth Isabella Newman by Greg and Barbara Brockell Sandra Nichols by Kelly, Lee, Austin, and Ashlyn Powell Paul Nipper, Jr., by Betty Nipper James B. Orders, Jr., by Jimmy and Diana Orders My dear husband, Lester, by Charlotte Parr Mrs. Peggy Patrick, Pam Cole’s mother, by all the Sherards and Steck family Walter L. Patton by Marilyn W. Patton Vince Perone by Joyce Perone My husband, parents, and sisters by Helen F. Perry Our son, Jody, by Arthur and Myra Phillips George Phinney by Clare, Al, and Kate Phinney Rodney M. Piper, Sr., by Dettie Piper and family Thomas McConnell Poe, Jr., by Ann Poe Russell Powell by Kelly, Lee, Austin, and Ashlyn Powell

Our beloved son, Richard Avery Rabb, by Richard and Gaynelle Rabb Grace and Charles Rambler by Ray and Joyce Rambler Vardry D. Ramseur III by the Ramseur family John Justin Randall by Angela Randall My husband, Thomas, and my daughter, Nancy, by the Regan family William E. Reid, Jr., beloved father and grandfather, by Will and Melody Reid Rachel Robinson by her family Vera and Walter Schliffka by Ray and Joyce Rambler Mark Seward and Jim Seward by Betty Seward Jim and Mark Seward by Johnny, Lisa, and Matthew Whitted Alexander Edwin Shaw III by Mr. and Mrs. Gene Abrams and Alex Abrams Marilyn Ruth Shiffler by Laura Kerrick Lowell Shive by Susan and Raoul Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Simpson by Carrie, Ben, Jay, and Agatha Dickert Charles H. Smith II by Lottie Smith and family Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Smith by Lottie Smith and family Charlie Smith by all the Sherards and Steck family Jim and Camilla Smith by Mr. and Mrs. James O. Smith, Jr. Our mother and grandmother, Pat C. Spearman, by Buddy, Kathi, Erin, and Andrew Daniel Marty Stover by Bill and Sue Stover, Molly LaHay, and Elizabeth Rogers Max Stringer by Tommy and Carrie Stringer Amy Kay Stubbs, a loving wife, mother, and friend, by Ginger and Rob Carlon All of our family that has gone before us by Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sturgis Jane Wall Sykes by the Highlights Sunday School Class Jane Wall Sykes by Jane and Bill Sykes W. Frank Taylor by the Frank Taylor family Ronald G. “Ronny� Thompson by his wife, Sandra Thompson, and his family Joe A. Timmerman and Doris Cowan by Eben and Jo Cowan Robert W. Tinsley by the Flock Sunday School Class Our son, David, by John and Max Trexler Carmen Upchurch by Charles, Mary Ellen, Ben, Merritt, Zach, Leslie, Jeff, and Ryan Sara Frances Wallace and James Bethel Orders, Jr., by Jay and Sarah Lauren Orders Bryan Walton III by Brian and April Garrison Pansy and Charles Watson by Charlotte and Michael Watson Our parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shirley West, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Tillman Madison Dix, by Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. West Pat White by Luke and Ben Brownlee Mr. and Mrs. James Whitmire by Carrie, Ben, Jay, and Agatha Dickert Polly and Jackie Whitted by Johnny, Lisa, and Matthew Whitted Grandy and Amy Williams by Bart, Suszanne, Amy Kate, Davis, and Colin Williams Jerry Williamson by Jessica Brooks Mark Waddell Winburn by John, Susan, David, Katie, Mac, and Sam James H. and Maurine Woodside by Marilyn W. Patton Our father, Steve Wynkoop, by Griffin and Will Wynkoop Skip Young, my husband, by Kitty Young David Young, our son, by Kitty Young Skip Young by Susan and Raoul Glenn

In Loving Honor Joyce Alexander, my best friend, by Ben Attaway Ed and Louise Barnes by Bernie and Susan Ellis and Frances Elliott Lois Barnhill by Morgan Barnhill Rae Bateman by Shane, Caroline, Victoria and Margaret Mullen Jennie and Ernie Branch by Lynn Jeffcoat Lauren Brown, our wonderful mother, by Heyward, Thomas, Mary Evelyn, and Margeret Ann Brown My mother, Annette Greene Burgess and my sister, Amber Danielle Burgess, by Tony Terrell Greene Our parents, Vic and Carol Burrell and Jack and Dot Whitesides, by Brian and Karen Burrell Our parents, Bob and Esther Burroughs and Kay Reid, by Will and Melody Reid Our grandchildren, Mary Margaret Carter, 2011 Greenville High graduate, and Carter Schaff, 2011 Clemson University graduate, by Becky and Bob Carter Nancy Caudel, for her faithfulness to our Savior and Lord, by the Thursday Girls’ Bible Study The Church’s Pastors and Staff by the Flock Sunday School Class Dr. Pam Cole by Luke and Ben Brownlee Pam Cole by Holmes and Ellis Trail Ray and Peggy Denny by Robbie Edwards My grandparents by Maddux Doll Travis and Laura-Ann Ellison, for 32 years of friendship to our family, by Susan and Raoul Glenn Sam and Doris Elmore by Roy and Vickie Elmore My buddy, Dave, by Mickey Erwin My family and my brother by Dave Erwin My seven children, 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild by Betty Farr Betty Farr by Gena, Corbin, Riley, and Langdon Haskell All the children I teach in Sunday School by Betty Farr Norma Floyd by Malcolm Floyd Mrs. Phil Gallagher by Ruth, Richard, and Michael Gibbons Catherine Gaw, for her friendship to our family, by Susan and Raoul Glenn John and Sarah Gentry by the Grier family Our children, Tripp and Meredith Glenn, Lee and Christy Glenn, and Will Glenn, and our three grandchildren, by Susan and Raoul Glenn Janice M. Grey by Motte J. Grey Julianna Grey by Motte J. Grey Hayward and Elizabeth Grier by Paul and Susan Grier Dr. and Mrs. John Miller Grier by Paul, Susan, Hayward, and Elizabeth Grier My amazing wife, Elizabeth, and my three remarkable and beautiful daughters, Emily, Mary Brandon, and Olivia, by Keith Groce Mr. and Mrs. David Guritz by Paul, Susan, Hayward, and Elizabeth Grier Joann’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hampton, and brother, Harold Hampton, by Ed and Joann Reed My beautiful mother, Bernice R. Hardin, by Carol H. Payne The Highlights Class by Jane and Bill Sykes Our children, Brent, Leslie, and Blake, by Bobby and Priscilla Hoffman Dan and Lynda Hoover by Tyler Hoover Our parents and grandparents, Dale and Sally Tompkins and Martha Husman, by Husman family Myrtle “Mom H.” Hutchinson by Stan and Stephanie Johnson Christine C. Jameson by Charlotte and Michael Watson “My Heart” Alana Jenkins by James Mangum Bob and Priscilla Jones by John and Tina Jones Paul and Diane Langley by Ruth, Richard, and Michael Gibbons Our granddaughters, Julianne, Lauren, Kristen, and Elizabeth, by Joan and Bob LeClerc Our precious grandchildren, Avery, Kennedy, Mary Michael, and James Madden, by Richard and Gaynelle Rabb Bruce McPherson, with all my love, by Nelle McPherson Our sons, Hank and Chris, and our daughter-in-law, Robin, by Lee and Lindy Miller Our Ministers, Staff, and their families by the Bruch family George and Mozelle Moore by the Bruch family Julia M. Moore by George and Mozelle Moore

Jim and Martha Mullen by Shane, Caroline, Victoria, and Margaret Mullen Fae Nickles by Shane, Caroline, Victoria, and Margaret Mullen Ken and Barbara Nickles by Shane, Caroline, Victoria, and Margaret Mullen Joan Perry by Robbie Edwards Rae Phinney by Clare, Al, and Kate Phinney My grandchildren, Annette, Jay, and Counts Plyler, by Ann Buchanan Barbara W. Poe by Ann Poe Bonnie and Lee Powell, Austin and Ashlynn Powell, and Caroline, Cole, Pitts, and Maddie Powell by Kelly and Lee Powell Ed’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Reed, and brother, Dan Biggers, by Ed and Joann Reed Our family, John and Karen Heaps, Stephen and Beth Lewis, and Carolyn, Patrick, Emsley, Jake, and Graham, by Will and Melody Reid Our precious daughters, Anna, Caroline, and Frances Reid, by Will and Melody Reid Claire Ripley, Pam Cole, and our other ministers by Eben and Jo Cowan Patricia, Brian, and Elizabeth Rudisill, with our love, by Nelle and Bruce McPherson Our Parents by Ray and Joyce Rambler Our Lord and our grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Caroline, Ben, Riley, Gray, and Sam, by Roy and Gloria Seaver My grandchildren, James, Elizabeth, Matthew, Rebecca, and Meredith, by Betty Seward Herb, Jean, and Chandler Sharpe by Malcolm and Norma Floyd Ann and Gordon Sherard, with love, by Nelle and Bruce McPherson Edward and Stella Stall by Holmes and Ellis Trail Our Stephen Ministry Leaders by Janet, Tom, Benjamin, Parks, and David Edwards Tiger and Mama (Bill and Sue Stover) by Bill, Elizabeth, Adam, Mary Catherine, and Marisa Rogers Ken Strategier by Sara and Hunter Morris Montgomery Stringer by Tommy and Carrie Stringer Sidney, Wesley, and Gable Stubbs by Ginger and Rob Carlon Bill and Martha Beth Sturgis by Rick and Joy Sturgis Our twin great-grandsons, Levi and Stone Suarez, born April 14, 2011, and their parents, Natalie and Matt Suarez, by Joe and Betty Stone Our children and grandchildren, Sydney, Will, Barber, Craven, and Remy, by Bama and Papa My wife, Cricket, for 25 years of marriage, by Eddie Terrell Sherry Thackston by Mary Lane Strickland Our families and to God’s glory by Jo and Harry Ussery Our grandchildren, Lillie, Grayson, Anna, and Thomas, by Jim and Agnes Williams Charlie Upchurch by Mary Ellen, Ben, Merritt, Zack, Leslie, Jeff, and Ryan Great Grand “Papa” Upchurch by his great grandchildren My parents, Jo and Harry Ussery, by Bill Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Michael Watson by Christine C. Jameson Family and friends by Pamela Wingerter

First Presbyterian Church

200 West Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601 864.235.0496

Women’s Ministry May 2011

First Presbyterian Church Greenville, South Carolina

Come see our “New” Women’s Ministry Room Everything needs a little sprucing up now and then, and that’s just what’s happened to the Women’s Ministry Room, located near the Sanctuary across from the Nursery and the Flower Room. Taking advantage of unused funds designated for the Women’s Ministry, we were able to give the room a complete makeover, with refreshed and updated paint,

number 212. We also invite you to enjoy the room for meetings, small groups, or just to relax with friends. If you would like to use this space, be sure to reserve your time with Barbara Seibel at the Reception Desk (235.0496) beforehand.

Jean Nickell furnishings, window treatments, and decorations. The overall effect is calm, peaceful, warm, and inviting. This room is used for Women’s Circle meetings, small group Bible studies, planning and leadership meetings, and various prayer groups. We would love for you to stop by and see your “new” room—it is Room

Summer and Fall Bible Studies

Monthly: The Cross

by John Stott Three lessons on “The Cross,” a study by John Stott, will be taught by our own Nancy Caudel on the second Tuesday of each month this summer. Books are available in The Vineyard bookstore. Working ladies, bring your lunch; we’ll provide coffee, tea, and orange water. Moms, a nursery will be provided. Bring your friends, meet some new sisters in Christ, and enjoy this indepth look at the impact of the cross on our daily living in the modern world. Tuesdays, June 14, July 12, August 9 10:30am–12:00pm in the Parlor Contact: Evelyn Smith, 244.7045 or

Weekly: Holiness

by J. C. Ryle J. C. Ryle, a Bishop of the Church of England in the 1800s, had a deep conviction for many years that practical holiness and entire self-consecration to God were not sufficiently attended to by Christians. Ryle says, “The immense importance of ‘adorning the doctrine of God our Saviour’ (Titus 2:10), and making it lovely and beautiful by our daily habits and tempers, has been far too much overlooked. Sound Protestant and Evangelical doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless: it does positive harm.” It is his firm impression that we need a thorough revival about Scriptural holiness, which is what this study is all about. Thursdays, June 2–August 25 (except June 16) 9:30–11:00am in Room 308 Contacts: Cema Powell (292.6650), Kate Hellier (801.3189).

FALL: A Woman of Grace

by Richard Gibbons and Associates The Women of our church are in for a big treat next fall—Pastor Gibbons and two associate pastors will lead us in a weekly Bible Study of the book of Ephesians, entitled “Becoming a Woman of Grace.” Each week we will begin with a 45-minute teaching time by Dr. Gibbons or one of the other pastors; we will then break into small groups to discuss the lecture and review homework. (Homework is always optional.) Please plan to join us in the fall for a wonderful time in God’s Word as we enjoy the fellowship of other women! Thursdays, September 15– November 17 9:30–11:15am in the Parlor Contact: Susan Humphreys, 905.6530 or

Women’s Ministry 2011 Kickoff Luncheon Thursday, September 8

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW for our annual Women’s Ministry Kickoff Luncheon, Thursday, September 8, 12:00–1:15pm in Fellowship Hall. We will be blessed by an inspirational speaker and a lovely luncheon. Representatives from all of the weekly and monthly Bible studies and volunteer opportunities will be available with their study materials for you to peruse and consider how you might want to participate in one or more offerings for the year. Plan to invite your friends and enjoy a delightful time together with other women from our church.

Spotlight on Circle #4

Through the years, about 15 loyal members of Circle #4 have been meeting each month in homes for coffee, treats, inspiring Bible study, and precious fellowship. The group, which began meeting about 30 years ago, is especially devoted to praying and caring for each other, supporting each other through life’s challenges. This circle also faithfully supports its global missionaries, Alex and Jamie Pettet, and its local mission agency, Generation Group Home. In past years, the members have visited their local mission agencies and continue to be closely involved in their community commitment. Jo Ussery, the Circle Chair, summed up the group well when she said, “We definitely feel the Lord’s presence each month when we are together, and we are grateful!”

Making a Difference:

A First Pres “Hands-on” Mission Opportunity

Can you believe that First Church is planning an incredibly large and generous mission outreach to pack and send over 100,000 meals to starving children in developing countries? And we want YOU to experience the joy of joining hands with hundreds of fellow church members to help minister to those in need. This is a wonderful family mission project called Grains of Grace. The church will need over 500 volunteers to commit two hours of time on Friday, October 7 (1:00pm–8:00pm), and Saturday, October 8 (8:00am–1:00pm), and we’re trying to get as many people as possible to sign up before May 15. If you can offer two hours of your time, or would like more information, please contact Carol Loyless, 244.0364 or

Mission Outreach: Item of the Month

Each month the Women’s Ministry collects an “Item of the Month” for one of the mission outreaches we support. We encourage all members of the church to participate in this opportunity to serve our community. The May Item of the Month is Preschool Art Supplies for A Child’s Haven. The art supplies include construction paper, glue sticks, simple paint or crayon sets, crayons, stickers, colored pencils, markers, coloring books, etc. Take the items to the Women’s Ministry Room (Room 212) and leave them in the gray box in the closet.


Flower Arranging May 2011: Circle #3

Contact Information Women’s Ministry Web Page: Women’s Ministry Email: Women’s Ministry Chair: Jean Nickell (297.9355 or

GrapeVine from the week of May 1, 2011  

GrapeVine from the week of May 1, 2011

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