Volume 8, No. 30
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. 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! 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 SUMMER LUNCHEON BIBLE STUDY ENDS Join us for the final luncheon Bible Study of the summer on Wednesday, July 27. Wednesday programs will resume on September 7. THE TRUTH PROJECT COMING THIS FALL To teach the relevance of living the Christian worldview in all aspects of daily life, Focus on the Family developed The Truth Project, a 12-part DVD series for small groups taught by Dr. Del Tackett. This fall, you will have the opportunity to explore a life of truth with a small group in this course. Watch for details and plan to join us! Contact Tim Leslie at 672.0336 or tleslie@ firstpresgreenville.org with questions. 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 GET INVOLVED AT HOLLIS ACADEMY FPC is stepping out to get involved in Hollis Academy, a local school just 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. School Supplies for Hollis: Pick up a zip-loc bag in Fellowship Hall or Memorial Hall, fill it with the requested school supplies, and return it by Sunday, July 31, to Fellowship Hall, Memorial Hall, or the Reception Desk. 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, and serving as room parent for a classroom. To volunteer, contact Beth Simmons (232.4510 or email@example.com) or click on the “missions and outreach” ministries page at firstpresgreenville.org. HABITAT HOME DEDICATION AUGUST 14 All are welcome to attend the formal Dedication Ceremony of the Houston Family home on Sunday, August 14, at 2:00pm at 317 Gray Street,
July 24–30, 2011
Member News Travelers Rest, as we extend best wishes to Vanessa Houston, her mother, and her daughter. On Saturday, July 16, construction on Vanessa Houston’s Family Habitat for Humanity house was successfully completed. Sincere thanks goes to all volunteers who participated from April 7 to July 16, contributing approximately 5,680 volunteer hours of effort. The Spring 2011 Church Faith Build was sponsored by Brushy Creek Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, John Knox Presbyterian Church, and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, as well as other Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County volunteers. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK On his Winning At Home website, Dan Seaborn writes, “You can bring stability and security to your family every day just by telling them you love them. Don’t wait until conditions are right. Make that investment now.” Prayer Ministry, George Moore PRAYER AND COMMUNION The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (glutenfree) will be observed this Tuesday evening, July 26, at 7:00pm in Harper Chapel during the Tuesday evening prayer service. Abiding Prayer for Wholeness, Healing, and Intercession is held every Tuesday at 7:00pm in Harper Chapel. Prayer ministers will intercede for you or anyone you are representing, or you may wish to sit quietly in the presence of the Lord with an expectant heart. Communion is observed at the service on every fourth Tuesday evening of the month. 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.
Announcements STAFF NEWS The Youth Search Committee announces with great joy the hiring of Charlie Buchanan as our new Junior High Youth Coordinator. A recent graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary, Charlie brings a wealth of youth and college ministry experience to FPC. Charlie officially assumed his position on July 17, accompanying our youth on the mission trip to Tennessee. Thank you for your patience, support, and prayer throughout our year-long search as God prepared the right person for this important job in His perfect way and timing. Join us in welcoming Charlie and his wife Carrie into our church family.
CONGRATULATIONS The Pastors and Congregation extend blessings to: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Privette (Frances) on the birth of a granddaughter, Sadie Lane Williams, on July 9. Sadie’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. David Williams (Ashton) of Charlotte, NC. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lee Kiser (Katie Lee Whitten), who were married on July 16 at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: Mrs. Roberta Maddox, 10 Brittany Drive, Greenville 29615, in the death of her husband, John Maddox, on July 16. IN MEMORIAM: John R. Maddox June 25, 1928 – July 16, 2011
Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, JULY 24 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 11:00am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B 5:00pm • Denominational Concerns Committee (Rm 261) MONDAY, JULY 25 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660) 10:00am • Day Camp (Gym) 11:00am • Abiding Prayer Ministry Training (Parlor) • Route 56 (Room 323) 12:00pm • Moms’ College-age Prayer Group (Room 212) 4:30pm • Staff Committee (Room 261) 6:00pm • Session Meeting (Memorial Dining Room) TUESDAY, JULY 26 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) 9:30am • Full Staff Meeting (Memorial Dining Room) 10:00am • Day Camp (Gym) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) 7:00pm • College Age Bible Study (Off campus) • CSI Ice Cream Social (Memorial Dining Room) • Healing Prayer/Communion (Harper Chapel) WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 9:00am • Summer Bible Camp (Fellowship Hall) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) 10:00am • Day Camp (Gym) 11:30am • Luncheon Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 12:00pm • Senior High Lunch and Grafting (Youth 352) 5:30pm • Junior High Summer Momentum (Youth 354) 6:30pm • Getting Ready for College (Off Campus) 7:00pm • Life Female 20-somethings Bible Study (Off campus) THURSDAY, JULY 28 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) 10:00am • Day Camp (Gym) 12:00pm • Men’s Ministry Leadership Team (Room 261) 12:10pm • Summer Refresh (Room 301/302) 12:15pm • The Academy PTO Board (Memorial Dining Rm) 5:30pm • Missional Ministry Committee (Room 261) 6:30pm • NAMI Support Group (Room 315) • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) FRIDAY, JULY 29 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) SATURDAY, JULY 30 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455)
Looking Ahead Mark your calendars now, and watch for details. Sunday, August 21 Day of Prayer and Fasting and Solemn Assembly Sunday, August 28 Grains of Grace “Family Funraiser”
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Assignments for July 24th
JULY 24, 2011
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, Scott Clark, Tripp Glenn, Jamie Hunter, Rob Lewis, Ross Plyler, Gary Pouch, John Satterthwaite, Jackie Thompson (Ushers) 9:20 First Welcome Team: Hal Willson (DC); Milt and Caroline Lowder (GE); Drew Brown (FH); Lauren Thomas, (WCFH); Betty Stone (WCUN); Sanford Ware; Ed Shiffler (P); Sherry Davis; (CY); Scott Stewart (UPL); Tony Greene (WSL); Drew Brown, Hal Willson (Ushers) 10:40 First Welcome Team: Dean Livingston (DC); Lee Shelton (P); Tommy Toler (CR); Meredith Rigdon (WCN); Darleene Lathan; Ann Buchanan (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 Vorhees (Ushers) Nursery Workers: (8:00) Donna Bright; (9:25) Ann Templeton, Libby Hall, Jen Pestrak, Suzy Hwang, Robyn Shirley, Barbara Franklin, Laura Vaughn; (10:45) Priss Jones, Kate Hellier, Anna Teasley, Melanie Sudduth, Courtney Plyler, Kathleen White, Connie Stoddard, Emily Smith To join the First Welcome Team: Contact Chuck Emory at email@example.com or 672.1753. To join the Nursery Team: Contact Evelyn Penkert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 672.1843.
8:15am and 11:00am Worship 9:40am Contemporary Worship “Conspiracy Theory?” – Part 12 Genesis 48:1-21 Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School
Wednesday Lunch JULY 27, 2011 Chef’s Choice
Prayer List Helen Arthur, Sam Bentley Joan Binson, Martha Boyd Clarence Buurman, Ray Denny Vicki Dudley, Gayle Duggan Alice G. “Mickey” Erwin Marilyn Fain, Julie George Lee Anne Goforth Lynn Gray, Doris Greene John Harper, Jay Huff Joe James, Tommy Mills Nora McElveen William Patrick, Sr. Virginia Putman Anna Reed, Gene Rishel Mary “Tatti” Samuelson George O. Short, Sr. 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 24–30, 2011
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Presbyterian Cursillo Weekend at Camp Pinnacle Prayer and Communion July 26 Habitat Home Dedication August 14 Get Involved at Hollis Academy Staff News For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit FirstPresGreenville.org
Presbyterian Cursillo Three days that last a lifetime…
Come Share Christ on a Wonderful Weekend Presbyterian Cursillo/Pilgrimage is a purposefully designed method for renewing the faith of individuals and, through the individuals, the environments in which they live and work. “Cursillo” (pronounced kur-see-yo) means a short course in living the Christian faith and is designed to provide a framework for the development of Christians in the local church and in the world. During the three days, participants worship and study together, and communicate with one another to gain a personal, living awareness of their faith and the joys and responsibilities such a faith brings.
Join us for the next Cursillo Weekend
Thursday–Sunday, August 18-21 Camp Pinnacle Conference & Retreat Center, Clayton, GA Registration deadline is Monday, August 8. For information, registration forms, and cost, visit GeorgiaPresbyterianCursillo.com, or contact Beverley Alberson, email@example.com or 672.1754. A testimony from one of our church members who attended a Cursillo: What a joyous time those three days were, an awakening to how deep, how total God’s love is for us, for me. I came to realize that I was chosen, known, and cherished by God. Even more importantly, I realized that I could have a relationship with my Lord and Savior. It was a time of breaking out of my cocoon, of rebirth, of a deeper worship experience with Jesus. Each day I can’t wait to share that love with others, to share His love and His word. J. L., FPC, Cursillo #131