Volume 8, No. 35
Ministry News Activities Ministry, Lindsay Graham REGISTER NOW FOR FPC YOUTH BASKETBALL Basketball registration has begun for the 20112012 season. The season begins and ends one month earlier this year. Be sure to register by the deadline of September 12. Forms are available in the church literature racks. Questions? Contact Donna Roper at firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATE FOR GOLF! Mark your calendars now for the Men’s Golf Tournament on Friday, September 9, at 1:30pm at Green Valley. The tournament will be Captain’s Choice. Contact Lindsay Graham at lgraham@ firstpresgreenville.org or 672.1844 for details. Children’s Ministry COMING SOON: NEW CHECK-IN SYSTEM Because the safety of FPC children is so important, we are installing a Sunday School check-in system for Nursery through 5th grade. Watch for more details coming soon. Congregational Care, Stan Johnson SUPPORT GROUPS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 11 Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Do you have questions about death, dying, your own mortality, and eternal life? Join us for Grief Share. Are you divorced and seeking answers to difficult questions? Do you ever wonder if anyone really understands just how lonely you are? Join us for Divorce and Recovery. These new Support Groups will begin Sunday, September 11, 5:00–7:00pm, and meet for 13 weeks. To register, contact Tammy Burkhalter (672.0327 or email@example.com). Educational Ministries, Tim Leslie WEDNESDAY ADVANTAGE KICK-OFF On Wednesday, September 7, at lunch and dinner, our Fall Wednesday Advantage Semester kicks off with Speaker Doug Greenwold, of “Preserving Bible Times.” Classes begin September 14. THE TRUTH PROJECT SMALL GROUPS FORMING To teach the relevance of living the Christian worldview in all aspects of daily life, Focus on the Family developed The Truth Project, a 12part DVD series for small groups taught by Dr. Del Tackett. Contact Tim Leslie at 672.0336 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Small Groups are now forming (limited to 12 participants). All groups will begin the week of September 11. Contact Charlotte Joye (cjoye@ firstpresgreenville.org or 672.0309) to join a group. • Sunday Evening: At FPC, 6:00–8:00pm: Leader Josh Tew At FPC, 7:00–9:00pm: Leader Valerie Cooke In Home, time tba: Leader Suzanne Dekock • Monday Evening: Initial meeting 7:00–8:30pm At FPC: Leader Joe Barron • Wednesday Morning: 9:30–11:00am At FPC: Leader Cema Powell • Wednesday Evening: 6:00–7:30pm At FPC: Leader Dixon Cunningham • Friday Evening: Initial meeting 6:00–8:00pm In Home: Leader Billie Skinner BIBLE ALIVE COMING SEPTEMBER 9–10 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. Sessions are 7:00–9:45pm Friday and 9:00am–12:15pm Saturday. Cost is $10 per session for adults, $5 per session for students. Register online at FirstPresGreenville.org; click on the Bible Alive banner. For more details, visit PreservingBibleTimes.org, look for literature rack fliers, or contact Charlotte Joye (cjoye@ firstpresgreenville.org, 672.0309) or Tim Leslie (email@example.com, 672.0336). COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY BEGINS SOON First Pres hosts Community Bible Study, an interdenominational Bible study for community men and women. On Monday, September 12, CBS begins a new 30-week in-depth study of Deuteronomy, Job, and Daniel. Join us each week, 7:00– 8:30pm in Room 303. For details, contact dheitz@ geosyntec.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Evangelism and Missions, Brian Stewart THE ALPHA COURSE BEGINS AUGUST 31 Explore the meaning of life on Wednesdays, 6:00–
7:45pm in Room 316, August 31–November 16. The Alpha class is part of the Wednesday Advantage semester, and childcare is provided. Alpha is for everyone, from the skeptical to the faithful. Register NOW! Contact Beverley Alberson at email@example.com or 672.1754. For more details, visit FirstPresGreenville.org/ evangelism.html or Alpha.org. CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP AT FIRST PRES? Pastor Brian Stewart leads the First Look new member class six times per year. The next First Look class series will be held Sundays, September 11, 18, and 25, 9:40–10:50am in the Parlor. Contact Chuck Emory, New Member Coordinator, for more details (cemory@firstpresgreenville. org or 672.1753). Contact Beverley Alberson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register by Tuesday, September 6. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ARRANGE FLOWERS A new volunteer opportunity, helping to share our Sanctuary flowers with members and friends in hospitals and retirement communities, will begin in October. You don’t need to be a florist or have a green thumb, just a willingness to help. Please call Kim Cotty (234.6456) for more details; or if you would like to help on a one-time basis in September, call Jane Anne Bruch at 271.7454. Marriage and Family Ministry, Bob Jones RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON If you are interested in joining other retired men for lunch, call Bob Jones (672.0349) for information about the Coffee Underground luncheon on the first and third Thursdays each month at noon. “MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT GOD GIVES ME” The Empty Nest and Grandparenting Committees are offering a small group study by Rick Warren beginning September 27. The study, entitled “Making the Most of what God Gives Me,” will be offered in homes of church members. To learn more, call Laura-Ann Ellison (288.8890) or Susan Glenn (297.0242). CSI:GREENVILLE SINGLES LUNCHEON CSI:Greenville will hold a quarterly luncheon this Sunday, August 28, in Fellowship Hall at 12:33. Join other singles for great food, good fellowship, and a short talk from Scott Sprouse, speaking on “Not Without A Purpose.” Cost is $7. RSVP to Jennifer Paramore, email@example.com. “LIFE RULES” BEGINS IN OCTOBER CSI:Greenville will begin a weekly class for singles in October. “Life Rules,” by Andy Stanley, will meet Sunday afternoons at 1:30pm during October and November. Call Bob Jones, 672.0349, for more information. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Consider this statement from Dennis Rainey, founder of Family Life: “A real man rejects passivity, accepts responsibility, leads courageously, and expects God’s greater reward.” Men’s Ministry, Bob Jones MEN’S FRATERNITY: “FATHERED BY GOD” The Men’s Fraternity under the leadership of Eddie Lathan will begin Wednesday, September 14, 6:13pm in Room 301. This semester the class will be a nine-week study by John Eldredge called “Fathered by God,” which looks at the stages of maturity in a man’s life. To register, contact Charlotte Joye (cjoye@firstpresgreenville. org or 672.0309). “RAISING A MODERN-DAY KNIGHT” At 6:15pm on Tuesday evenings beginning September 13, Lee Shelton will lead “Raising a Modern-day Knight,” a seven-week course for fathers who desire to help their sons grow. For registration and details, contact Charlotte Joye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 672.0309. Senior Adult Ministry, Pam Cole ELDERBERRIES SENIOR ADULTS SEPTEMBER 6 The Elderberries will meet Tuesday, September 6, at 11:30am in Fellowship Hall. We welcome Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, President of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, speaking on “The background and history of the Westminster Standards.” Everyone 55 and older is welcome to attend. The program is free; lunch is $7.00. For information, please call Pat Browning, 313.8004. Women’s Ministry WOMEN’S KICK-OFF LUNCHEON & STUDIES For details, see the insert in this GrapeVine.
August 28–September 3, 2011
Announcements October 7 & 8, 2011
God is great. God is good. Let us thank him for our food! Thanks to your incredible response and generosity, we raised $50,780 for Grains of Grace, surpassing our goal of $50,000. This allows us to increase participation to 1,000 volunteers and prepare 200,000 life-saving meals for starving children in the developing world. We are now in the process of updating the Grains of Grace packing schedule to account for the additional capacity. Watch for more details telling how to sign up to pack meals on October 7-8 or manage your original registration. OPENINGS FOR SANCTUARY FLOWERS Sanctuary flowers are needed for September 4 and 25. Please call Barbara Seibel at 235.0496 if you are interested in providing flowers in honor or memory of a loved one.
Calendar for the Week SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 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 • Contemporary Worship (Fellowship Hall) • Sunday School A 11:00am • Worship Service (Sanctuary) • Sunday School B 12:30pm • Youth House Group Leaders (Youth 352) 12:33pm • CSI:Greenville Luncheon (Fellowship Hall) 3:00pm • Piedmont Men’s Chorale Concert (Sanctuary) • Open House for Charlie Buchanan (Off campus) 4:00pm • Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) MONDAY, AUGUST 29 Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067) 12:00pm • Moms’ College-age Prayer Group (Room 212) 6:30pm • Life.Community—Young Adults (Off campus) TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 Pastor of the Day: Bob Jones (313.5869) 6:00pm • Stewardship Subcommittee (Room 261) 6:30pm • Worship Team Rehearsal (Fellowship Hall) 7:00pm • Healing Prayer (Harper Chapel) • Boy Scout Troop 11 (Scout Hut) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660) 9:30am • Prayer Committee (Room 310) 6:00pm • Junior High Roots/$3 Supper (Youth 354) • Alpha Course (Room 316) 6:30pm • Officer Training (Room 301) 7:00pm • Life Female 20-somethings Bible Study (Off campus) 7:30pm • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) • Senior High Roots (Youth 352) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 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) 12:00pm • Retired Men’s Luncheon (Off campus) • “Seeking a Heart Like His” Study (Room 308) 6:30pm • CSI:Greenville Leadership Team (Room 261) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Pastor of the Day: Phil Hargrove (423.3455) 10:00am • Bulletin Stuffing (Room 212) 5:30pm • Wedding Rehearsal (Harper Chapel) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Pastor of the Day: Brian Stewart (423.2660)
Member News CONGRATULATIONS The Pastors and Congregation extend blessings to: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Binder (Jennifer) on the birth of a daughter, Kathryn Eichel Binder, on June 29. CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY The Pastors and Congregation extend sympathy to: The family of Calvin Parker. Mr. Parker died on August 17. The family of Agnes Brownell. Mrs. Brownell died on August 18. The family of Ralph Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt died on August 21. IN MEMORIAM: Calvin Lee Parker December 12, 1926 – August 17, 2011 Agnes Smith Brownell December 6, 1915 – August 18, 2011 Ralph F. Schmidt June 2, 1923 – August 21, 2011
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Assignments for August 28th
AUGUST 28, 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, Jamie Hunter, Ross Plyler, Gary Pouch, Chris Wright, James Day, B.J. Pate, Sandy Wright, Arik Hempy, Jackie Thompson (Ushers) 9:20 First Welcome Team: Hal Willson (DC); Milt and Caroline Lowder (GE); Drew Brown (FH); Lauren Thomas (WCFH); Betty Stone (WCN); 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 “ABOUNDING LOVE” “Prayers of the Apostle Paul” – Part 4 Philippians 1:7-11 Rev. Stan Johnson 9:20am – Continental Breakfast (Memorial Hall) 9:40 and 11:00am – Sunday School
Wednesday Meals Wednesday Meals and Bible Studies will resume September 7.
August 28–September 3, 2011
WHAT’S INSIDE: Shock & Awe and Marriage Oneness 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
Insert: Women’s 2011-2012 Weekly Bible Studies and Circles CSI:Greenville Luncheon August 28 Alpha Course begins August 31 The Truth Project Small Groups Forming Grains of Grace Update For more information about the ministry of FPC, visit FirstPresGreenville.org
SHOCK & AWE
Marriage Oneness answers...
We are one week closer to the debut of “SHOCK AND AWE,” the short drama to be shown on Sunday, September 11, at the 9:40am service and in some Sunday School classes. It asks the question,
The Family University Night School class, “Marriage Oneness,” analyzes
“What are you doing for your marriage?”
eight areas of marriage.
Workbooks are available in the Vineyard for $40 per couple. Register by contacting Charlotte Joye at cjoye@ firstpresgreenville.org or 672.0309.
Prayer List Ann Angel, Diane Bailey Frank Bobotis, Anna Chandler Jane H. Coleman, Zeddie Collins Jeff Cureton, Caroline M. Crain Dot Dawkins, Robbie Edwards Sam Elmore, Ruby Estes Grace Garduno, Tommy Garrison Lee Anne Goforth, Jenny Gonzalez John Harper, Elizabeth Hogue Jay Huff Suzy Hwang, Joe James Zachary Lovedahl, Deryl McKinney Judy Packard, Donna Patton Ken Patton, Bette Putman Virginia Putman ,Anna Reed Roger Rhoades, Ronnie Salyer Tatti Samuelson, Bertha Mae Sims Sherry Thackston ,Robert Vaughn Richard “Don” Willis Barbara Woodward Drew Yanishak, Jim Yarnell Bold = New Italics = In Hospital
Prayer Request Lines Prayer Requests: 672.1838 Prayer Appointments: 672.1848 Congregational Care Assistant Tammy Burkhalter: 672.0327