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August 6-19, 2017

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

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

FPC News

First Presbyterian Church Marietta

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Sunday School resumes this Sunday, August 6, at 9:45 a.m., and your child’s teachers are expecting you! In your preschool or elementary child’s class each week, a loving and dedicated team of teachers prepares a creatively taught Bible story plus music, games, crafts, and other activities that are designed around the theme of the story. This experiential participation will help your child learn not only the great stories of God’s people in both the Old and New Testaments, but also how those stories teach us about loving God and loving others. Preschoolers through 1st graders enjoy a simple snack each week of butter cookies and water, and 2nd through 5th graders are treated to a piece of candy from the candy box when they bring their Bibles to class. We try to avoid peanut products, but do please let your child’s teacher know if your child has peanut or any other food-related allergies.

Worship Schedule

Middle School and High School students have a choice of attending confirmation class, the regular middle school class, or the regular high school class. The teaching teams in these classes also have a variety of creative lessons and activities planned to keep their students engaged and growing in their faith.

Sunday, August 6th

9:45 Children’s Sunday School class locations: Toddlers & Twos: Room 102

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

(orange nursery room)

Threes & Fours: Room 113 (preschool hall main floor)

Kindergarten-1st Grade: Room 206

Rev. Lisa Majoros 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Holland Hall

(preschool hall upstairs)

2nd-5th Grades: Track 25

(basement level under Holland Hall)

6th-8th grades: Room 211

Sunday, August 13th

(youth room upstairs in preschool building)

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

(youth room upstairs in preschool building)

Mission Celebration Sunday: August 27th

Rev. Joe Brice 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Holland Hall

Kirkin’ of the Tartan Sunday: September 10th

9th-12th grades: Room 213

Rev. Joe Evans’ Installation Service: August 27 Bach Concert: Tuesday, October 3rd Mozart’s Requiem: Sunday, October 22nd

Confirmation Class: Room 216

(youth room upstairs in preschool building) th

Please email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing each one of you on Sunday morning! Peace and blessings, Alesia Jones

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Sundays August 6th & 13th 5-6 p.m. | Track 25

Primarily for families with children below middle school, though all are welcome! 30 minutes of family worship with a short social time and snacks!

a Seat

at the

Table

August 9th Menu: Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean medley, rolls Gluten Free/Vegetarian: Salad bar & eggplant parmesan, baby potatoes, steamed kale medley

Wednesday Night Dinners: 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. | Great Hall


All adult Sunday School classes resume on the 6th, and are located in the basement level under the Great Hall, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Explorers: Discussion class that delves into issues of faith and encourages participation. Room 050 Faith & Family: Geared primarily towards adults with children from pre-school through high school. The class has a discussion format with a focus on topics of interest to parents. Room 053 New Directions: Discussion class that alternates between studies of Christian books and DVD series. Room 051 Faith Seekers: Lecture class that studies the books of the Bible or Christian authors’ studies of particular books of Bible. Room 057 Chapel Class: Discussion class for senior citizens with keen minds and an interest in relating faith to their daily lives; currently reading through the Bible. Library Focus (Beginning September 10 ): A new 30-minutes class with a changing focus on topics like Theology, Bible, Christian Life, Worship, and Missions. Sanctuary th

Coming Up! 410 Youth Youth Kick-Off: August 6th | 6-8 p.m.

Parents are welcome to have dinner, meet with Andrew, and learn about an awesome opportunity for youth this fall!

SharpTop: August 18th-20th

Rising 6th-12th Graders, register at www.SharpTop.today $190 Adults, we need more volunteers for work crew! Contact Becca Yan at BeccaYan@fpcmarietta.org or ext. 260 for more info.

2018 High School Mexico Mission Trip Meeting: August 27th | 6-6:30 p.m.

Please join us on the 27th in the youth room, rm 216, if you’re interested in learning more about the 2018 Mexico Mission Trip. Adults and youth welcome!

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS RESUME ON AUG. 9 August 9th: 33,000 Christian Denominations in One Hour with Howard Kramer. An exploration of why there are so many denominations of Christianity and a look at some lesser known churches. August 16th: The Jewish Diaspora with Howard Kramer August 23rd: The Warrior’s Journey: Exploring Ethics, Morality, & Healing In Military Service & War John Caravella speaks on behalf of Veteran’s Heart Georgia

BEGINS AUGUST 30th | GRADES K-5

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Track 25

New to MPKids? Register online: www.fpcmarietta.org

FPC Staff

The last week of June, almost 100 children filled the halls of FPC for Maker Fun Factory VBS.

August 30: Trivia Night with Howard Kramer

ONGOING WEEKDAY GROUPS Try out a new group this year! To learn more, please visit our website. Weekly Men’s Bible Study - 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month | 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Room 055. This ecumenical group meets for Bible study, mutual encouragement, and prayer. Most, but not all, members are retired. Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study - Resumes September 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Room 053 Women of all ages are welcome to this small group and video study. You don’t have to be a Bible expert to learn from this study. Next Study: Believing God by Beth Moore th

Anna Gray Hart

Anna Gray Hart has served as our Weekday Preschool Director for five years, and has been a teacher/counselor/school administrator for 20 years! With all of her experience, and love and care of children, she ensures that our Preschool is expertly staffed, providing the best environment for early learning. Thank you, Anna Gray, for providing a welcome and nurturing place for children to grow! What/Who inspires you or brings you great joy? The beach - sitting with my husband, watching my kids play in the sand and waves. What makes you really laugh? Old episodes of “Friends,” my son’s made-up jokes, listening to my well-educated husband mispronounce every day words! What would you say is the best part of serving at FPC? Building relationships with colleagues and Preschool families. Seeing the joy in the children’s faces as they come through the doors of FPC.

...Just for fun!

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

What were you like in High School? I was a “good girl” at least most of the time! I studied hard, played lots of sports, was involved in school leardship, and participated in church activities. And I loved spending time with friends. Describe a trait that you have that you or others think is a little quirky. I have an obsession with grammar, especially comma use! What is your favorite sweet treat? Baked goods, especially if they have chocolate! What is your favorite scripture? Proverbs 22:6 What is your favorite type of music? My Nashville roots run deep! I love country, but end up listening to whatever my daughters have on the radio. Where is a place you would like to travel that you haven’t already and why? I would love to go to Hawaii. My kids have all wanted to see an active volcano! What is a truth that you have learned? Be kind. Everyone is fighting a battle.

Intercessory Prayer Group - Tuesdays | 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Library If you love to pray for others, consider joining the Intercessory Prayer Group.

Music Ministry Start Dates

Thursday Moms’ Book Study Group - Resumes August 31st | 9:15-10:30 a.m. | Library Rev. Lisa Majoros will be leading the discussion. Childcare available through FPC Mothers’ Morning Out program.

August 20th: Carillon Ringers (Sundays 6:00-7:00 p.m.)

Thursday Bible Study - Proverbs - Resumes August 10th | 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Holland Hall. Lunch ($4): 11:45 a.m. Study: 12:10 p.m. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, fellowship, prayer time, and a Bible study led by Rev. Pem Cooley. No reservations are required. Book Club at FPC - August 9th | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Glover Room. FPC’s Book Club invites anyone who enjoys reading to come share your love of books and contribute to the club’s monthly book discussions. This month: The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe.

July 26th: Chancel Choir (Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m.) August 21st: Kirk Ringers (Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m.) September 6th: Sanctuary Singers (Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) Joy Choir (K-1st - Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 p.m.) Jammin’ Kids (2nd-4th - Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 p.m.) September 10th: Jammin’ Teens (5th-8th - Sundays 5:00-5:45 p.m.)

Many thanks to everyone who made VBS a fun week! Your efforts serve as an outreach for FPC, since each year over half of our participants come to us from the surrounding community! Whether you served as a volunteer, donated food or supplies, or prayed for us, you were part of an opportunity for kids to learn more about our amazing Creator God, to grow in their relationships with him, and have a blast in a safe and fun-filled environment! We are looking forward to next s u m m e r ’s VBS 2018, which will be June 25-29, so mark your calendars and plan to join in

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, Dillon Bennett, Dianne Brissey, Joyce Bryan, Florrie Corley, Eddie Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, Jeri Field, Harry Flair, Meg Hartin, Nell Hall, Helen Jones, Mary Nell Kerr, Bob Kinyon, Julia Kohler, Betty Kuhnen, Shana Lyman, Betty Lyons, Irene Martin, Don Mills, Lori Richardson, Bob and Vivian Stephens, Karen Stickel, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Gil and Joan Ward, Joyce Whittle, and Leona Wolleson.


All adult Sunday School classes resume on the 6th, and are located in the basement level under the Great Hall, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Explorers: Discussion class that delves into issues of faith and encourages participation. Room 050 Faith & Family: Geared primarily towards adults with children from pre-school through high school. The class has a discussion format with a focus on topics of interest to parents. Room 053 New Directions: Discussion class that alternates between studies of Christian books and DVD series. Room 051 Faith Seekers: Lecture class that studies the books of the Bible or Christian authors’ studies of particular books of Bible. Room 057 Chapel Class: Discussion class for senior citizens with keen minds and an interest in relating faith to their daily lives; currently reading through the Bible. Library Focus (Beginning September 10 ): A new 30-minutes class with a changing focus on topics like Theology, Bible, Christian Life, Worship, and Missions. Sanctuary th

Coming Up! 410 Youth Youth Kick-Off: August 6th | 6-8 p.m.

Parents are welcome to have dinner, meet with Andrew, and learn about an awesome opportunity for youth this fall!

SharpTop: August 18th-20th

Rising 6th-12th Graders, register at www.SharpTop.today $190 Adults, we need more volunteers for work crew! Contact Becca Yan at BeccaYan@fpcmarietta.org or ext. 260 for more info.

2018 High School Mexico Mission Trip Meeting: August 27th | 6-6:30 p.m.

Please join us on the 27th in the youth room, rm 216, if you’re interested in learning more about the 2018 Mexico Mission Trip. Adults and youth welcome!

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS RESUME ON AUG. 9 August 9th: 33,000 Christian Denominations in One Hour with Howard Kramer. An exploration of why there are so many denominations of Christianity and a look at some lesser known churches. August 16th: The Jewish Diaspora with Howard Kramer August 23rd: The Warrior’s Journey: Exploring Ethics, Morality, & Healing In Military Service & War John Caravella speaks on behalf of Veteran’s Heart Georgia

BEGINS AUGUST 30th | GRADES K-5

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Track 25

New to MPKids? Register online: www.fpcmarietta.org

FPC Staff

The last week of June, almost 100 children filled the halls of FPC for Maker Fun Factory VBS.

August 30: Trivia Night with Howard Kramer

ONGOING WEEKDAY GROUPS Try out a new group this year! To learn more, please visit our website. Weekly Men’s Bible Study - 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month | 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Room 055. This ecumenical group meets for Bible study, mutual encouragement, and prayer. Most, but not all, members are retired. Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study - Resumes September 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Room 053 Women of all ages are welcome to this small group and video study. You don’t have to be a Bible expert to learn from this study. Next Study: Believing God by Beth Moore th

Anna Gray Hart

Anna Gray Hart has served as our Weekday Preschool Director for five years, and has been a teacher/counselor/school administrator for 20 years! With all of her experience, and love and care of children, she ensures that our Preschool is expertly staffed, providing the best environment for early learning. Thank you, Anna Gray, for providing a welcome and nurturing place for children to grow! What/Who inspires you or brings you great joy? The beach - sitting with my husband, watching my kids play in the sand and waves. What makes you really laugh? Old episodes of “Friends,” my son’s made-up jokes, listening to my well-educated husband mispronounce every day words! What would you say is the best part of serving at FPC? Building relationships with colleagues and Preschool families. Seeing the joy in the children’s faces as they come through the doors of FPC.

...Just for fun!

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

What were you like in High School? I was a “good girl” at least most of the time! I studied hard, played lots of sports, was involved in school leardship, and participated in church activities. And I loved spending time with friends. Describe a trait that you have that you or others think is a little quirky. I have an obsession with grammar, especially comma use! What is your favorite sweet treat? Baked goods, especially if they have chocolate! What is your favorite scripture? Proverbs 22:6 What is your favorite type of music? My Nashville roots run deep! I love country, but end up listening to whatever my daughters have on the radio. Where is a place you would like to travel that you haven’t already and why? I would love to go to Hawaii. My kids have all wanted to see an active volcano! What is a truth that you have learned? Be kind. Everyone is fighting a battle.

Intercessory Prayer Group - Tuesdays | 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Library If you love to pray for others, consider joining the Intercessory Prayer Group.

Music Ministry Start Dates

Thursday Moms’ Book Study Group - Resumes August 31st | 9:15-10:30 a.m. | Library Rev. Lisa Majoros will be leading the discussion. Childcare available through FPC Mothers’ Morning Out program.

August 20th: Carillon Ringers (Sundays 6:00-7:00 p.m.)

Thursday Bible Study - Proverbs - Resumes August 10th | 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Holland Hall. Lunch ($4): 11:45 a.m. Study: 12:10 p.m. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, fellowship, prayer time, and a Bible study led by Rev. Pem Cooley. No reservations are required. Book Club at FPC - August 9th | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Glover Room. FPC’s Book Club invites anyone who enjoys reading to come share your love of books and contribute to the club’s monthly book discussions. This month: The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe.

July 26th: Chancel Choir (Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m.) August 21st: Kirk Ringers (Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m.) September 6th: Sanctuary Singers (Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) Joy Choir (K-1st - Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 p.m.) Jammin’ Kids (2nd-4th - Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 p.m.) September 10th: Jammin’ Teens (5th-8th - Sundays 5:00-5:45 p.m.)

Many thanks to everyone who made VBS a fun week! Your efforts serve as an outreach for FPC, since each year over half of our participants come to us from the surrounding community! Whether you served as a volunteer, donated food or supplies, or prayed for us, you were part of an opportunity for kids to learn more about our amazing Creator God, to grow in their relationships with him, and have a blast in a safe and fun-filled environment! We are looking forward to next s u m m e r ’s VBS 2018, which will be June 25-29, so mark your calendars and plan to join in

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, Dillon Bennett, Dianne Brissey, Joyce Bryan, Florrie Corley, Eddie Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, Jeri Field, Harry Flair, Meg Hartin, Nell Hall, Helen Jones, Mary Nell Kerr, Bob Kinyon, Julia Kohler, Betty Kuhnen, Shana Lyman, Betty Lyons, Irene Martin, Don Mills, Lori Richardson, Bob and Vivian Stephens, Karen Stickel, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Gil and Joan Ward, Joyce Whittle, and Leona Wolleson.


FPCMarietta. Periodicals Postage Paid @ Marietta, GA.

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

August 6-19, 2017

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

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

FPC News

First Presbyterian Church Marietta

th

6 t s Augu

Sunday School resumes this Sunday, August 6, at 9:45 a.m., and your child’s teachers are expecting you! In your preschool or elementary child’s class each week, a loving and dedicated team of teachers prepares a creatively taught Bible story plus music, games, crafts, and other activities that are designed around the theme of the story. This experiential participation will help your child learn not only the great stories of God’s people in both the Old and New Testaments, but also how those stories teach us about loving God and loving others. Preschoolers through 1st graders enjoy a simple snack each week of butter cookies and water, and 2nd through 5th graders are treated to a piece of candy from the candy box when they bring their Bibles to class. We try to avoid peanut products, but do please let your child’s teacher know if your child has peanut or any other food-related allergies.

Worship Schedule

Middle School and High School students have a choice of attending confirmation class, the regular middle school class, or the regular high school class. The teaching teams in these classes also have a variety of creative lessons and activities planned to keep their students engaged and growing in their faith.

Sunday, August 6th

9:45 Children’s Sunday School class locations: Toddlers & Twos: Room 102

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

(orange nursery room)

Threes & Fours: Room 113 (preschool hall main floor)

Kindergarten-1st Grade: Room 206

Rev. Lisa Majoros 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Holland Hall

(preschool hall upstairs)

2nd-5th Grades: Track 25

(basement level under Holland Hall)

6th-8th grades: Room 211

Sunday, August 13th

(youth room upstairs in preschool building)

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

(youth room upstairs in preschool building)

Mission Celebration Sunday: August 27th

Rev. Joe Brice 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Holland Hall

Kirkin’ of the Tartan Sunday: September 10th

9th-12th grades: Room 213

Rev. Joe Evans’ Installation Service: August 27 Bach Concert: Tuesday, October 3rd Mozart’s Requiem: Sunday, October 22nd

Confirmation Class: Room 216

(youth room upstairs in preschool building) th

Please email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing each one of you on Sunday morning! Peace and blessings, Alesia Jones

g n i n e v E y l i m p i a h s F ellow F

Sundays August 6th & 13th 5-6 p.m. | Track 25

Primarily for families with children below middle school, though all are welcome! 30 minutes of family worship with a short social time and snacks!

a Seat

at the

Table

August 9th Menu: Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean medley, rolls Gluten Free/Vegetarian: Salad bar & eggplant parmesan, baby potatoes, steamed kale medley

Wednesday Night Dinners: 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. | Great Hall

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