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“A reception will follow.”

Worship Schedule Sunday, September 24th

Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary 11:15 a.m. Traditional, Great Hall Rev. Lisa Majoros 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Holland Hall

Sunday, October 1


Stewardship: AUGUST 2017

Anticipated Tithes/Offerings $111,900.63 Actual Monthly Tithes/Offerings $119,871.05 Actual Monthly Expenses $156,338.27 Overage/ (Deficit) ($36,467.22) Anticipated YTD Tithes/Offerings $1,209,949.82 Actual YTD Tithes/Offerings $1,259,642.09 Actual YTD Expenses $1,193,608.67 YTD Overage/(Deficit) $66,033.42

Women’s Survey

Communion Sunday

Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary 11:15 a.m. Traditional, Great Hall Rev. Joe Brice 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Holland Hall

FPC Women! We want to know what kinds of activities or groups you are interested in! Please fill out a survey online or pick up a hard copy at the Front Desk. Due October 15th.

These words that I’m quoting from the invitation to my installation service are an understatement. A “reception” did follow the 4:00 worship service on August 27th, but the word “reception” hardly describes it. If you’ll remember, after the worship service in the Sanctuary, in the Great Hall there was a string quartet, majestic flower arrangements towering over food fitting for a royal banquet, and a cake that looked like a Bible! To call such a thing a “reception” hardly describes it. And for you to create and organize such a grand reception for the occasion of my installation moves me to tears and fills me with gratitude. Truly, I am thankful. With a full heart, I thank you for opening your arms so wide to my family and to me. Thank you for the table cloth that you ironed, the flowers that you arranged, the food that you prepared, the cake that you baked and decorated, the music that you played and sang, and for waiting in line to shake my hand and to tell me that you are glad that we are here. I realize in writing this, that just as a “reception” hardly describes the celebration that followed this installation service, so also the words “thank you” hardly describe my gratitude. Know that I was moved by your welcome, and that I am so truly honored to be your pastor. Rev. Joe Evans

Buddy Break is a free respite program where kids with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, have fun playing games, hear and see great children’s stories, music and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their parents and caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours one Saturday morning a month. Our next Buddy Break is scheduled for October 14.

410Youth Goes to the Fair

October 1 | 5 p.m. FPC picnic dinner 5:30 p.m. leave for the Fair | $20 unlimited rides

Fall Family Olympics

October 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | West Lot Open for Special Needs families at 9:30 a.m.

410Youth Monster Mash October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | FPC

Fall Back - Time Change! November 5 | 2 a.m.

Rise Against Hunger

November 15 | 5:30 p.m. | Great Hall

A Word of Thanks from Essic and Christel Jones

Mission Expo Oct. 8 | 9:00-11:30 am Holland Hall th

We want to take this time out to just thank every member, staff member, and officer for all you do for us and have done for us - all your prayers, cards, phone calls, text messages, dinners, and offerings. Nothing has been forgotten and we appreciate everything from the bottom of our hearts even though we may not say it often enough, but we do and we love everyone of you so much. Words cannot express our feelings, but we want you to know that we have never forgotten anyone, and it would be hard for me to call everyone by name, but you are not forgotten and we want you to know.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Buddy friend (no previous experience necessary), and have not yet gone through Buddy Training 101, the next Buddy training session will be Sunday, October 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Track 25 room. Please RSVP by calling the Buddy Break info line at 770-427-0293 x240 or emailing .

As you may have heard, Randa is no longer our Food October 4th Luke Program: Service Ministry Manager. Wednesdays nights may look a 6:30 -while 7:30|thisRoom 055 little different we adjust change and plan for our dinners and fellowship together. Please hold Randa in your prayers as she makes this6:30-7:30pm, new transition Moms’ Book Study room in 053her life. Dad’s Book Study 6:30-7:30pm, room 046

In the interim, Sandi Campos is stepping up and taking on additional responsibilities along with many volunteers to ensure the success of our Wednesday Night Dinners. We at continue to look forward to our fellowship time together and will see you all back on October our fall the4th, following Wednesday break. Night Dinner:



5:00-6:15 p.m.

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Cost:A$6new | Family Max: $18 30-minutes class with a Children 10 and under: Free changing focus on topics like

FPC Staff

Theology, Bible, Christian Life, th is designed for those Worship, and Missions. This class October 4 Menu: who do not belong to a class already or are in need of a shorter class. This class is held in the Sanctuary September 24: Jim Speed teaches on Philippians 3-4

Antonio Evans We are blessed to have Antonio with us as our Security Associate from IFBA, of which he is Co-CEO. His vast experience in the security and protection field ensures our members and visitors a safe and welcoming environment. Along with this, he brings to FPC an ability to minister to the homeless in our community. Antonio’s calm and kind presence is a welcome joy. We are excited to share that Antonio is expecting his second child at the end of September! Congratulations, Antonio!

What brings you great joy? Being around positive people and helping out people in need brings me joy. Life brings me joy. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? Looking for my FPC work keys and they were around my neck. What would you say is the best part of serving at FPC? FPC makes me feel like I’m part of their family. Everyone is friendly. What were you like in school? I was known for being an entrepreneur. Describe a trait that you or others think is a little quirky. The ability to invent anything with limited supplies. What is your favorite sweet treat? Cake and ice cream What is your favorite scripture? Psalm 133 What is your favorite type of music? I love all types of music. Where is a place you would like to travel that you haven’t already and why? I would love to go to Lagos, Nigeria. What is a truth that you have learned? Treat everyone as you want to be treated.

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Fall 2017

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, Virginia Ashmore, Denise Beltzner, Frances Bogle, Dianne Brissey, Joyce Bryan, Florrie Corley, Eddie and Mike Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, Clem Doxey, Jeri Field, Harry Flair, Meg Hartin, Nell Hall, Helen Jones, Bob Kinyon, Julia Kohler, Betty Kuhnen, Shana Lyman, Betty Lyons, Sue McGee, Don Mills, Lori Richardson, Buni Ricketts, Bob and Vivian Stephens, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Gil and Joan Ward, Joyce Whittle, Rose Wing, and Leona Wolleson. Our condolences to: Nell Hall on the loss of her daughter, Mary.


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