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First Presbyterian Church Marietta 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

Visit us at www.fpcmarietta.org

FPC News

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

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

Feb 19 - March 4, 2017

FPCMarietta. Periodicals Postage Paid @ Marietta, GA.

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

a publication of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Ga

Scan here to subscribe to any FPC email communications.

Upcoming Sunday Opportunities at FPC!

Fiesta Fundraiser

See you at the fiesta! Grab th a Mexican breakfast in the morning, then join the party at 12:15 p.m. in Holland Hall for food, live mariachi band, and crafts for the kids - all to support youth missions in Mexico!

February 26

Worship Schedule Sunday, February 19

Andrew McIntosh 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary

Sunday, February 26th

Rev. Joe Brice 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary Andrew McIntosh 11:15 a.m. Combined, Great Hall Fiesta Fundraiser following worship!

Ash Wednesday

March 1st, 6:45 p.m., Sanctuary

Palm Sunday April 9th 8:30, 11:00, & 11:15 a.m.

Hymn Festival

Sunday, April 9th, 7 p.m. An evening of music and singing

th

Rev. Joe Brice 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary 11:15 a.m. Traditional, Great Hall

Lent & Easter at FPC

Holy Week Morning Devotionals

URGENT NEED! Wednesday Night Dishwasher Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen dishroom on Wednesday nights from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Training is provided. Please email jillbillfogarty@bellsouth.net or MelissaRicketts@fpcmarietta.org. Audio Visual Needs Join the AV team on Sunday mornings in either the 8:30 or 11:15 Traditional Services or the 11:00 Contemporary Service. Help with visuals, cameras, or sound. No experience necessary. Commit at the service level and frequency you are comfortable with. Contact Melissa Ricketts at MelissaRicketts@fpcmarietta.org or (770) 427-0293, ext. 248. Videographers and video editors in high demand! Help create our very own FPC Highlights Reel. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Melissa Ricketts. Greeter Ministry We need Sunday morning greeters! Sign up online at www.fpcmarietta.org Shepherding the Flock We are in need of 3 new shepherds! Please email KellyDewar@fpcmarietta.org or Kay Vaughn at kay.kyv@gmail.com.

Mon., April 10th - Fri., April 14th 7:00-7:20 a.m., Sanctuary SUNDAY, MARCH 15th

ALL MOTORCYCLES ARE WELCOME Designated bike parking in West Lot between Kennesaw Ave. and Locust St. near Maple Ave. 10:00 a.m. Blessing of each bike under the portico (bikes line up in West Lot) 12:00 -1:30 p.m. Lunch at Hellbender HD‌. Followed by a day ride north. Blessing of the Bikes is originally a Milwaukee tradition that dates back to 1986 and is typically done near the beginning of the riding season in the hopes of bringing safety for the coming season. FPC Marietta is honored to sponsor this first blessing here and hopes to start a Marietta tradition.

Maundy Thursday

April 13th, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Good Friday

April 14th, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Easter Sunday April 16th

6:30, 8:30, 11:00, & 11:15 a.m.


5:00-6:30 p.m. | Great Hall February 22nd: No Wednesday Night Dinner this night due to Winter Break.

Wednesday, March 15th | 5:45 p.m.

Missy Owens, director of the Davis Direction Foundation, a resource for addiction and recovery, will speak to Stephen Ministers and everyone is invited to attend (Room 055). The Owens family lost their son Davis, a promising student and leader, to a heroin overdose on March 4, 2014. They established the Davis Direction Foundation, and as part of their effort, created a special facility, The Zone, a safe haven for anyone in any stage or recovery.

February 27th: Salad bar and Broccoli and potato soup with ham and swiss sliders, rolls, dessert

MPKids Mission Possible Kids are collecting travel/ hotel bath soaps for March mission. Please send donations to MPKids or leave them at the Front Desk labled MPKids by Sunday, March 5th.

FPC Staff

DONATE LEGOS

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks, beginning Feb. 21st 9:30-11:30 a.m. small group discussion & video A STUDY OF 2 ND CORINTHIANS Child care available by reservation with Mother's Morning Out (770) 427-0293 x 229 Questions ~ Jennifer Davis (770) 421-0190 Kathy Swinford (770) 590-1861

Call for Artists! FPC would like to offer artists in our congregation the opportunity to worship using your talents for the upcoming Lent season. Artists’ works will be displayed during Lent, from March 12th - April 16th. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of Lent and/or Christ’s resurrection. Email Laura Surace by Feburary 28th at lauradewberrysurace@gmail.com to participate. Entry requirements available at www.fpcmarietta.org.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: 1. Mission Council is working towards building up our relationship with Habitat for Humanity. 2. A group is working on enhancing the 11 a.m. Contemporary Service, which will move to Holland Hall in March. 3. Our Annual Congregational Meeting was held on February 8th. Council reports can be found in the Gathering Space.

PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE UPDATE: Greetings from your PNC! For the past several weeks, your PNC has been hard at work and reviewing information from potential pastoral candidates. Many hours go into candidate review, and our committee is working tirelessly to find the person who God is calling to serve as the next Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Marietta. Continue to lift up the PNC in your prayers as we approach a busy springtime of hope and discernment. Additionally, the Ministry Information Form, the Mission Study, and the Congregational Survey can be found on the PNC page of the church website. - Mary Margaret Doyle, Pastor Nominating Committee Member PNC email: fpcmariettapnc@gmail.com

Joan Gray

February is marked as the month of love and it is with a great deal of love and appreciation that we celebrate our Interim Pastor Joan Gray’s year of leadership, service, prayer, and wisdom with First Presbyterian Church of Marietta. She has guided us through healing and celebration; she has taught the word in an accessible and God-centered way, lifted and encouraged the leadership to dream and go beyond the status quo, maintained the highest level of effectiveness relating to staff while offering true wisdom and prayerfullness as a model for our church family. Joan has captured our hearts and inspired us to keep God at the center, working together as a family united with the only goal of praising God and sharing the good news that God is our strength, our salvation, our friend, our counselor. She is preparing a solid foundation for our work yet ahead. Thank you, Joan.

What brings you great joy? I love the beauty of nature, especially watching the sun rise from our 16th floor apartment. I also love holding babies. What were you like in high school? I felt like a lonely outcast because I was from the “wrong side of the tracks.” Church was my refuge. Describe a trait you have that you or others think is a little quirky. My husband and I quit watching TV about thirty years ago, and never turn it on unless the Braves are in the playoffs or there is a weather emergency. What would you say is the best part of working at FPC? The sweet people and my fabulous coworkers. What do you do to relax or have fun outside of work? Take & edit photos, cook, read, travel, take walks, make jewelry, knit What is your favorite savory food? I cannot resist French fries or cheese straws, or deviled eggs, either. What is your favorite scripture? Luke 11:13 What is a place you would like to travel to that you haven’t already and why? New Zealand - I hear it is amazingly beautiful What is a truth that you have learned to pass along to others? Start your day with 30 minutes or an hour of spiritual reading and prayer. You will find that you and God come closer and things go better. It is transforming.

...Just for fun!

Women of all ages are welcome. You don't have to be a Bible expert! We will explore the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Join us and bring a friend! $14 workbook | Room 055

Save the Date! VBS registration begins April 1st!

TO CHILDREN’s CHURCH Place donations in the LEGO collection box at the Front Desk.

Congregational Care 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, Frances Bogle, Dianne Brissey, Joyce Bryan, Florrie and Jim Corley, Eddie Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, Jeri Field, Harry Flair, Dick and Helen Jones, Bob Kinyon, Julia Kohler, Betty Lyons, Irene Martin, Don Mills, Pat Pearson, Lori Richardson, Buni Ricketts, Bob and Vivian Stephens, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Gil and Joan Ward, Joyce Whittle, and Leona Wolleson. Our condolences to: Cathy Iachino on the death of her husband, and Nick and Alyssa Iachino on the death of their father, Michael. Congratulations to: Ashley and Billy Witcher on the birth of their son Jackson Tucker Witcher on January 25th. Proud grandparents are Ben and Anne Witcher, and great grandmothers are Caroline L. Witcher and Sarah Mathis.


5:00-6:30 p.m. | Great Hall February 22nd: No Wednesday Night Dinner this night due to Winter Break.

Wednesday, March 15th | 5:45 p.m.

Missy Owens, director of the Davis Direction Foundation, a resource for addiction and recovery, will speak to Stephen Ministers and everyone is invited to attend (Room 055). The Owens family lost their son Davis, a promising student and leader, to a heroin overdose on March 4, 2014. They established the Davis Direction Foundation, and as part of their effort, created a special facility, The Zone, a safe haven for anyone in any stage or recovery.

February 27th: Salad bar and Broccoli and potato soup with ham and swiss sliders, rolls, dessert

MPKids Mission Possible Kids are collecting travel/ hotel bath soaps for March mission. Please send donations to MPKids or leave them at the Front Desk labled MPKids by Sunday, March 5th.

FPC Staff

DONATE LEGOS

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks, beginning Feb. 21st 9:30-11:30 a.m. small group discussion & video A STUDY OF 2 ND CORINTHIANS Child care available by reservation with Mother's Morning Out (770) 427-0293 x 229 Questions ~ Jennifer Davis (770) 421-0190 Kathy Swinford (770) 590-1861

Call for Artists! FPC would like to offer artists in our congregation the opportunity to worship using your talents for the upcoming Lent season. Artists’ works will be displayed during Lent, from March 12th - April 16th. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of Lent and/or Christ’s resurrection. Email Laura Surace by Feburary 28th at lauradewberrysurace@gmail.com to participate. Entry requirements available at www.fpcmarietta.org.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: 1. Mission Council is working towards building up our relationship with Habitat for Humanity. 2. A group is working on enhancing the 11 a.m. Contemporary Service, which will move to Holland Hall in March. 3. Our Annual Congregational Meeting was held on February 8th. Council reports can be found in the Gathering Space.

PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE UPDATE: Greetings from your PNC! For the past several weeks, your PNC has been hard at work and reviewing information from potential pastoral candidates. Many hours go into candidate review, and our committee is working tirelessly to find the person who God is calling to serve as the next Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Marietta. Continue to lift up the PNC in your prayers as we approach a busy springtime of hope and discernment. Additionally, the Ministry Information Form, the Mission Study, and the Congregational Survey can be found on the PNC page of the church website. - Mary Margaret Doyle, Pastor Nominating Committee Member PNC email: fpcmariettapnc@gmail.com

Joan Gray

February is marked as the month of love and it is with a great deal of love and appreciation that we celebrate our Interim Pastor Joan Gray’s year of leadership, service, prayer, and wisdom with First Presbyterian Church of Marietta. She has guided us through healing and celebration; she has taught the word in an accessible and God-centered way, lifted and encouraged the leadership to dream and go beyond the status quo, maintained the highest level of effectiveness relating to staff while offering true wisdom and prayerfullness as a model for our church family. Joan has captured our hearts and inspired us to keep God at the center, working together as a family united with the only goal of praising God and sharing the good news that God is our strength, our salvation, our friend, our counselor. She is preparing a solid foundation for our work yet ahead. Thank you, Joan.

What brings you great joy? I love the beauty of nature, especially watching the sun rise from our 16th floor apartment. I also love holding babies. What were you like in high school? I felt like a lonely outcast because I was from the “wrong side of the tracks.” Church was my refuge. Describe a trait you have that you or others think is a little quirky. My husband and I quit watching TV about thirty years ago, and never turn it on unless the Braves are in the playoffs or there is a weather emergency. What would you say is the best part of working at FPC? The sweet people and my fabulous coworkers. What do you do to relax or have fun outside of work? Take & edit photos, cook, read, travel, take walks, make jewelry, knit What is your favorite savory food? I cannot resist French fries or cheese straws, or deviled eggs, either. What is your favorite scripture? Luke 11:13 What is a place you would like to travel to that you haven’t already and why? New Zealand - I hear it is amazingly beautiful What is a truth that you have learned to pass along to others? Start your day with 30 minutes or an hour of spiritual reading and prayer. You will find that you and God come closer and things go better. It is transforming.

...Just for fun!

Women of all ages are welcome. You don't have to be a Bible expert! We will explore the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Join us and bring a friend! $14 workbook | Room 055

Save the Date! VBS registration begins April 1st!

TO CHILDREN’s CHURCH Place donations in the LEGO collection box at the Front Desk.

Congregational Care 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, Frances Bogle, Dianne Brissey, Joyce Bryan, Florrie and Jim Corley, Eddie Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, Jeri Field, Harry Flair, Dick and Helen Jones, Bob Kinyon, Julia Kohler, Betty Lyons, Irene Martin, Don Mills, Pat Pearson, Lori Richardson, Buni Ricketts, Bob and Vivian Stephens, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Gil and Joan Ward, Joyce Whittle, and Leona Wolleson. Our condolences to: Cathy Iachino on the death of her husband, and Nick and Alyssa Iachino on the death of their father, Michael. Congratulations to: Ashley and Billy Witcher on the birth of their son Jackson Tucker Witcher on January 25th. Proud grandparents are Ben and Anne Witcher, and great grandmothers are Caroline L. Witcher and Sarah Mathis.


First Presbyterian Church Marietta 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

Visit us at www.fpcmarietta.org

FPC News

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

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

Feb 19 - March 4, 2017

FPCMarietta. Periodicals Postage Paid @ Marietta, GA.

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

a publication of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Ga

Scan here to subscribe to any FPC email communications.

Upcoming Sunday Opportunities at FPC!

Fiesta Fundraiser

See you at the fiesta! Grab th a Mexican breakfast in the morning, then join the party at 12:15 p.m. in Holland Hall for food, live mariachi band, and crafts for the kids - all to support youth missions in Mexico!

February 26

Worship Schedule Sunday, February 19

Andrew McIntosh 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary

Sunday, February 26th

Rev. Joe Brice 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary Andrew McIntosh 11:15 a.m. Combined, Great Hall Fiesta Fundraiser following worship!

Ash Wednesday

March 1st, 6:45 p.m., Sanctuary

Palm Sunday April 9th 8:30, 11:00, & 11:15 a.m.

Hymn Festival

Sunday, April 9th, 7 p.m. An evening of music and singing

th

Rev. Joe Brice 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary 11:15 a.m. Traditional, Great Hall

Lent & Easter at FPC

Holy Week Morning Devotionals

URGENT NEED! Wednesday Night Dishwasher Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen dishroom on Wednesday nights from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Training is provided. Please email jillbillfogarty@bellsouth.net or MelissaRicketts@fpcmarietta.org. Audio Visual Needs Join the AV team on Sunday mornings in either the 8:30 or 11:15 Traditional Services or the 11:00 Contemporary Service. Help with visuals, cameras, or sound. No experience necessary. Commit at the service level and frequency you are comfortable with. Contact Melissa Ricketts at MelissaRicketts@fpcmarietta.org or (770) 427-0293, ext. 248. Videographers and video editors in high demand! Help create our very own FPC Highlights Reel. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Melissa Ricketts. Greeter Ministry We need Sunday morning greeters! Sign up online at www.fpcmarietta.org Shepherding the Flock We are in need of 3 new shepherds! Please email KellyDewar@fpcmarietta.org or Kay Vaughn at kay.kyv@gmail.com.

Mon., April 10th - Fri., April 14th 7:00-7:20 a.m., Sanctuary SUNDAY, MARCH 15th

ALL MOTORCYCLES ARE WELCOME Designated bike parking in West Lot between Kennesaw Ave. and Locust St. near Maple Ave. 10:00 a.m. Blessing of each bike under the portico (bikes line up in West Lot) 12:00 -1:30 p.m. Lunch at Hellbender HD‌. Followed by a day ride north. Blessing of the Bikes is originally a Milwaukee tradition that dates back to 1986 and is typically done near the beginning of the riding season in the hopes of bringing safety for the coming season. FPC Marietta is honored to sponsor this first blessing here and hopes to start a Marietta tradition.

Maundy Thursday

April 13th, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Good Friday

April 14th, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Easter Sunday April 16th

6:30, 8:30, 11:00, & 11:15 a.m.


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