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First Presbyterian Church Marietta

FPC News

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone (770) 427-0293 Fax (770) 427-0295 Editor: Kelly Dewar Email: KellyDewar@fpcmarietta.org

FPC News (USPS 442-780) bi-monthly publication by FPC Marietta

July 15-28, 2018

FPCMarietta. Periodicals Postage Paid @ Marietta, GA.

POSTMASTER: Please Send Address Changes to: FPC News, First Presbyterian Church 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

Visit us at www.fpcmarietta.org

a publication of First Presbyterian Church

“Please tell them, they’re a part of this.” Just minutes before sitting down to write this article, as I was wondering, “What am I going to write about this time?” I received a phone call from a former Associate Pastor of ours, Rev. Keith Gunter. I know that you know him, if not because of his ministry, then because of his parents who worship with us or because of his niece, Brittany, who has helped with our youth group. I know Keith because he served this church as Youth Director when my sister was in the youth group, and because I served a church in the Middle Tennessee Presbytery where Keith became the founding pastor of a very successful new church development. The following is a short history of this new church development that I found on their website:

Worship Schedule JULY 15TH Rev. Joe Brice 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary JULY 22 Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary ND

The 11 a.m. worship service will move back to the Great Hall beginning Sunday, August 5th.

FPC News Gets a New Look!

Beginning August 2018, the FPC News will become a monthly publication. This change will allow us to celebrate past events, and to dig deeper into what we are doing and understand how it connects to how we as a church make an impact through faith, hope, and love. Upcoming events will still be promoted, and biweekly updates will be made available as new events and/or changes to existing events arise. Please be aware that as this will be a larger publication, Publication Request Forms need to be submitted on time (or early!). These forms can be found online, in the officers’ mail room, and in the work room upstairs.

Stewardship: June 2018

Anticipated Tithes/Offerings Actual Monthly Tithes/Offerings Actual Monthly Expenses Overage/ (Deficit) Anticipated YTD Tithes/Offerings Actual YTD Tithes/Offerings Actual YTD Expenses YTD Overage/(Deficit)

$135,970.22 $103, 974.95 $159,763.44 ($55,788.49) $924,370.28 $907,967.23 $896,231.99 $11,735.24

In 2009, Middle Tennessee Presbytery created a New Church Development team to discern the viability of a New Church Development in Hendersonville, TN. First Presbyterian Church of Nashville picked up from the Presbytery's hard work in 2010. With the vision to be the most generous congregation in Nashville and with the help of the Eiken Endowment, First Church took on the leadership and financial responsibilities of planting a church in Hendersonville. By the end of 2011, they called Rev. Keith Gunter to plant a new church in Hendersonville. By the fall of 2012, a small group of diverse families were meeting in Keith's home for worship and study. Today, New Creation Church is entering into a new phase of ministry seeking to connect to the community by strategically locating itself in a storefront in the center of Hendersonville. Now, with two Sunday worship services bursting at the seams, New Creation Church is set to be chartered as an official congregation of the PC(USA). Obviously, Keith is excited to be a part of such a momentous occasion, but he wanted me to tell you: “that when the history of this new church is told, I want the congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, to know that they are just as much a part of it as anyone. Please tell them, they’re a part of this. That by loving me, helping me to learn what it means to be a pastor, and blessing my new call, they are a part of planting this new church.” I hope you will join me in praying for Keith, his family, and this new congregation. And I hope you will join me in humble gratitude, thanking God for all the ways that God is at work in us, changing and transforming lives by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Music Ministry FALL START DATES Wednesday, August 8th Chancel Choir | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as CIS of Marietta/Cobb County hosts Kelley Provence in providing educators the skills to help students learn to read, build fluency, read with speed, accuracy, and expression. July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am First Presbyterian Church of Marietta (189 Church Street, Marietta 30060)

Wednesday, September 5th Sanctuary Singers | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jammin I (PreK - K) | 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Joy Choir (grades 1-2) | 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. NEW! Alleluia Singers (grades 3-5) | 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 9th Jammin II (grades 6-8) | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!

With summer vacation almost over, Club 3:30 is making plans for the new school year. We are in need of volunteers to help with homework Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:00. Volunteers can help once or twice a month, weekly, or whatever fits their schedules. We are also interested in starting a sub list when scheduled volunteers are not available. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact karenstickel1976@gmail.com or call (770) 419-1006. Thanks for your interest and support of Club 3:30!

Register with Will Myers at WillMyers@fpcmarietta.org

FREE and open to the public Questions? contact Laura Rutland lrutland@cismcc.org

Marietta/Cobb County

offering lessons to all ages! FALL TERM DATES: Aug. 6 – Dec. 21st for Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn) Email WillMyers@fpcmarietta.org to register! th

Congregational Care FPC serves the local special needs community by offering a Saturday morning of fun for kids and respite for their caregivers once a month during the school year. Volunteers are called “Buddies,” and no previous special needs experience is necessary. You only need a heart for Jesus and a heart for kids, and to attend a Buddy Training 101 session before you begin. The next Buddy Training is Sunday, July 29th from 12:15-2:15 p.m. in Track 25. Register at BuddyBreak@ fpcmarietta.org or call Alesia Jones at (770) 427-0293, ext. 249.

6th - 12th Graders, sign up at SharpTop.today Adults, sign up for Work Crew. Contact Martie Moore at mlovvornm@yahoo.com.

August 17th - 19th

We are thankful for our Stephen Ministers who visit our members in hospitals and rehab facilities. Please keep in your prayers these members who are hospitalized, recently hospitalized, under hospice care, or in the process of ongoing illness and/or recovery: Margaret Adam, Denise Beltzner, David Blake, Frances Bogle, Dianne Brissey, Bob Brown, George Brown, Florrie Corley, Peggy Chesney, Turner Cockrell, Dee Cobb, Mike Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, Sharon Dickson, Steve Everett, Jeri Field, Bill Fogarty, Ray Fountain, Danny Hankey, Nell Hall, Laura Holcomb, Angela Howard, Helen Jones, Anna Kells, Julia Kohler, Betty Kuhnen, Perry Lamb, Jackie Lautenschlager, Betty Lyons, Rod Martin, Gail Meacham, Don Mills, Vera Penny, Buni Ricketts, Bob & Vivian Stephens, Cindy Storey, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Sue Velardi, Gil and Joan Ward, Wanda Reese, Joyce Whittle, Rose Wing, and Leona Wolleson. Congratulations to: Joanne and Jim MacDonald on the birth of their granddaughter,Vivian Rose MacDonald.


Music Ministry FALL START DATES Wednesday, August 8th Chancel Choir | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as CIS of Marietta/Cobb County hosts Kelley Provence in providing educators the skills to help students learn to read, build fluency, read with speed, accuracy, and expression. July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am First Presbyterian Church of Marietta (189 Church Street, Marietta 30060)

Wednesday, September 5th Sanctuary Singers | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jammin I (PreK - K) | 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Joy Choir (grades 1-2) | 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. NEW! Alleluia Singers (grades 3-5) | 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 9th Jammin II (grades 6-8) | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!

With summer vacation almost over, Club 3:30 is making plans for the new school year. We are in need of volunteers to help with homework Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:00. Volunteers can help once or twice a month, weekly, or whatever fits their schedules. We are also interested in starting a sub list when scheduled volunteers are not available. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact karenstickel1976@gmail.com or call (770) 419-1006. Thanks for your interest and support of Club 3:30!

Register with Will Myers at WillMyers@fpcmarietta.org

FREE and open to the public Questions? contact Laura Rutland lrutland@cismcc.org

Marietta/Cobb County

offering lessons to all ages! FALL TERM DATES: Aug. 6 – Dec. 21st for Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn) Email WillMyers@fpcmarietta.org to register! th

Congregational Care FPC serves the local special needs community by offering a Saturday morning of fun for kids and respite for their caregivers once a month during the school year. Volunteers are called “Buddies,” and no previous special needs experience is necessary. You only need a heart for Jesus and a heart for kids, and to attend a Buddy Training 101 session before you begin. The next Buddy Training is Sunday, July 29th from 12:15-2:15 p.m. in Track 25. Register at BuddyBreak@ fpcmarietta.org or call Alesia Jones at (770) 427-0293, ext. 249.

6th - 12th Graders, sign up at SharpTop.today Adults, sign up for Work Crew. Contact Martie Moore at mlovvornm@yahoo.com.

August 17th - 19th

We are thankful for our Stephen Ministers who visit our members in hospitals and rehab facilities. Please keep in your prayers these members who are hospitalized, recently hospitalized, under hospice care, or in the process of ongoing illness and/or recovery: Margaret Adam, Denise Beltzner, David Blake, Frances Bogle, Dianne Brissey, Bob Brown, George Brown, Florrie Corley, Peggy Chesney, Turner Cockrell, Dee Cobb, Mike Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, Sharon Dickson, Steve Everett, Jeri Field, Bill Fogarty, Ray Fountain, Danny Hankey, Nell Hall, Laura Holcomb, Angela Howard, Helen Jones, Anna Kells, Julia Kohler, Betty Kuhnen, Perry Lamb, Jackie Lautenschlager, Betty Lyons, Rod Martin, Gail Meacham, Don Mills, Vera Penny, Buni Ricketts, Bob & Vivian Stephens, Cindy Storey, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Sue Velardi, Gil and Joan Ward, Wanda Reese, Joyce Whittle, Rose Wing, and Leona Wolleson. Congratulations to: Joanne and Jim MacDonald on the birth of their granddaughter,Vivian Rose MacDonald.


First Presbyterian Church Marietta

FPC News

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone (770) 427-0293 Fax (770) 427-0295 Editor: Kelly Dewar Email: KellyDewar@fpcmarietta.org

FPC News (USPS 442-780) bi-monthly publication by FPC Marietta

July 15-28, 2018

FPCMarietta. Periodicals Postage Paid @ Marietta, GA.

POSTMASTER: Please Send Address Changes to: FPC News, First Presbyterian Church 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

Visit us at www.fpcmarietta.org

a publication of First Presbyterian Church

“Please tell them, they’re a part of this.” Just minutes before sitting down to write this article, as I was wondering, “What am I going to write about this time?” I received a phone call from a former Associate Pastor of ours, Rev. Keith Gunter. I know that you know him, if not because of his ministry, then because of his parents who worship with us or because of his niece, Brittany, who has helped with our youth group. I know Keith because he served this church as Youth Director when my sister was in the youth group, and because I served a church in the Middle Tennessee Presbytery where Keith became the founding pastor of a very successful new church development. The following is a short history of this new church development that I found on their website:

Worship Schedule JULY 15TH Rev. Joe Brice 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary JULY 22 Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary ND

The 11 a.m. worship service will move back to the Great Hall beginning Sunday, August 5th.

FPC News Gets a New Look!

Beginning August 2018, the FPC News will become a monthly publication. This change will allow us to celebrate past events, and to dig deeper into what we are doing and understand how it connects to how we as a church make an impact through faith, hope, and love. Upcoming events will still be promoted, and biweekly updates will be made available as new events and/or changes to existing events arise. Please be aware that as this will be a larger publication, Publication Request Forms need to be submitted on time (or early!). These forms can be found online, in the officers’ mail room, and in the work room upstairs.

Stewardship: June 2018

Anticipated Tithes/Offerings Actual Monthly Tithes/Offerings Actual Monthly Expenses Overage/ (Deficit) Anticipated YTD Tithes/Offerings Actual YTD Tithes/Offerings Actual YTD Expenses YTD Overage/(Deficit)

$135,970.22 $103, 974.95 $159,763.44 ($55,788.49) $924,370.28 $907,967.23 $896,231.99 $11,735.24

In 2009, Middle Tennessee Presbytery created a New Church Development team to discern the viability of a New Church Development in Hendersonville, TN. First Presbyterian Church of Nashville picked up from the Presbytery's hard work in 2010. With the vision to be the most generous congregation in Nashville and with the help of the Eiken Endowment, First Church took on the leadership and financial responsibilities of planting a church in Hendersonville. By the end of 2011, they called Rev. Keith Gunter to plant a new church in Hendersonville. By the fall of 2012, a small group of diverse families were meeting in Keith's home for worship and study. Today, New Creation Church is entering into a new phase of ministry seeking to connect to the community by strategically locating itself in a storefront in the center of Hendersonville. Now, with two Sunday worship services bursting at the seams, New Creation Church is set to be chartered as an official congregation of the PC(USA). Obviously, Keith is excited to be a part of such a momentous occasion, but he wanted me to tell you: “that when the history of this new church is told, I want the congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, to know that they are just as much a part of it as anyone. Please tell them, they’re a part of this. That by loving me, helping me to learn what it means to be a pastor, and blessing my new call, they are a part of planting this new church.” I hope you will join me in praying for Keith, his family, and this new congregation. And I hope you will join me in humble gratitude, thanking God for all the ways that God is at work in us, changing and transforming lives by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

FPCNews  

Bi-Monthly Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

FPCNews  

Bi-Monthly Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church