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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 1- 14, 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

Watching the Parade with My Mom As a child I remember my mother getting me up early on the 4th of July so that we could get to the library early and put up our chairs in a good place to watch the parade go by. According to my memory, this is a tradition that she instated the first year we lived in Marietta, and she kept it going until she moved to North Carolina. Now, she celebrates the 4th on the lake watching the boat parade instead.

Worship Schedule JULY 1ST Communion Sunday

Prepare your hearts to celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary JULY 8TH Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary

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.

Need a Notary? FPC now has 3 new notary publics! Contact Kelly Dewar, Will Myers, and Melissa Ricketts. CHURCH HOURS UPDATE: The church will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd.

This is our first 4th of July back in Marietta, so I’ve been thinking about watching the parade with my mom and watching the fireworks sitting on the back of a car parked in our church parking lot. It amazes me how deeply ingrained traditions like these can be. I assume such traditions are deeply ingrained because a child watched his parent do them year after year. We do learn by example, so this week Alesia Jones had to emphasize to her Vacation Bible School leaders the importance of doing the motions and singing all the Vacation Bible School songs, even if doing so makes them feel a little silly. If the leaders don’t do it, neither will the kids, and if the kids don’t take part in Vacation Bible School, how will they learn the message of the Gospel that will change their lives? Whether it’s the 4th of July or VBS, we learn by example. But sometimes I worry about what kids are learning by the example set by adults today. You might have heard about the pool party that was canceled in Cherokee County this week. A crowd of 700 attendees were dispersed by armed police and dogs. According to the event organizer, the residents of the neighborhood around the pool called the police concerned after seeing that party attendees were African-American. The worst part was how the event organizer described the reaction of neighborhood residents as the crowd left: “The neighborhood was driving through in a circle calling us the n-word, monkeys, apes, saying go back to the ghetto. It’s really sad they did that in front of their own children, so they are teaching their children to be just as racist as they were.” The Proverb is often quoted because it’s true: “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” As a church, we must take such an admonition seriously, because whether we mean to or not, we are all leading today’s children by our example.

Aiyana Cristal, CBS46 Reporter, “party Attendees say racism caused cancellation of pool party,” June 25, 2018


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

FIREWORKS TABLE SALE

$50/reservation in the Polk Street Lot includes 1 table, 8 chairs, & 1 parking spot (additional parking - $10/spot) Contact Becca Yan: BeccaYan@fpcmarietta.org or (770) 427-0293, ext. 260.

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YOUTH FUNDRAISER

Help the youth raise funds for missions and volunteer to help with their parking lot sales! Reserved Parking for $15/spot (Reserved parking spots available beginning at 5 p.m.) Contact Becca Yan: BeccaYan@fpcmarietta.org or (770) 427-0293, ext. 260.

OPEN HOUSE HOSPITALITY

The Gathering Space will be open from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to come in, rest up, and cool off with a cold bottle of water! Restrooms will be available. If you’d like to sign up for an hour to greet visitors, please contact Lucy Cooley at lucycooley@gmail.com.

June 10-July 15

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Our 5th summer as host site for the MUST Summer Lunch program is underway. Join in the fun! Sign up at fpcmarietta.org!

BACKPACKS! Marietta School Backpack Project gets kids ready for back –to-school!

Donate in honor of your children or grandchildren (or other favorite kids)!

FPC is joining forces with other local churches to provide new backpacks and school supplies to children in need. Recipients will be identified by MUST Ministries and Marietta City Schools and in grades K-12. See the collection bin in the Gathering Space or the FPC website for a list of acceptable donations.

The VBS Hospitality Committee would like to thank the many members who were so generous with their donations of food and beverages to the VBS Hospitality Room for the volunteers and helpers. We would also like to thank Anne and Kirk Maassen and Cindy and Charlie Etheridge for donating the table decorations for the Hospitality Room. Thanks to all who put out food and manned the Hospitality Room all week. A job well done!

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

August 17th - 19th

More details to come!

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, Kati Arias, Denise Beltzner, David Blake, Frances Bogle, Dianne Brissey, Bob Brown, George Brown, Florrie Corley, Peggy Chesney, Turner Cockrell, Dee Cobb, Mike Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, 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, Buni Ricketts, Bob & Vivian Stephens, Cindy Storey, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Sue Velardi, Gil and Joan Ward, Joyce Whittle, Rose Wing, and Leona Wolleson. Our Condolences to: Linda Bush and family on the loss of her brother-inlaw, David Ruth.


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

FIREWORKS TABLE SALE

$50/reservation in the Polk Street Lot includes 1 table, 8 chairs, & 1 parking spot (additional parking - $10/spot) Contact Becca Yan: BeccaYan@fpcmarietta.org or (770) 427-0293, ext. 260.

ITED!

YOUTH FUNDRAISER

Help the youth raise funds for missions and volunteer to help with their parking lot sales! Reserved Parking for $15/spot (Reserved parking spots available beginning at 5 p.m.) Contact Becca Yan: BeccaYan@fpcmarietta.org or (770) 427-0293, ext. 260.

OPEN HOUSE HOSPITALITY

The Gathering Space will be open from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to come in, rest up, and cool off with a cold bottle of water! Restrooms will be available. If you’d like to sign up for an hour to greet visitors, please contact Lucy Cooley at lucycooley@gmail.com.

June 10-July 15

*

Our 5th summer as host site for the MUST Summer Lunch program is underway. Join in the fun! Sign up at fpcmarietta.org!

BACKPACKS! Marietta School Backpack Project gets kids ready for back –to-school!

Donate in honor of your children or grandchildren (or other favorite kids)!

FPC is joining forces with other local churches to provide new backpacks and school supplies to children in need. Recipients will be identified by MUST Ministries and Marietta City Schools and in grades K-12. See the collection bin in the Gathering Space or the FPC website for a list of acceptable donations.

The VBS Hospitality Committee would like to thank the many members who were so generous with their donations of food and beverages to the VBS Hospitality Room for the volunteers and helpers. We would also like to thank Anne and Kirk Maassen and Cindy and Charlie Etheridge for donating the table decorations for the Hospitality Room. Thanks to all who put out food and manned the Hospitality Room all week. A job well done!

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

August 17th - 19th

More details to come!

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, Kati Arias, Denise Beltzner, David Blake, Frances Bogle, Dianne Brissey, Bob Brown, George Brown, Florrie Corley, Peggy Chesney, Turner Cockrell, Dee Cobb, Mike Crolley, Elizabeth Dennis, 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, Buni Ricketts, Bob & Vivian Stephens, Cindy Storey, George & Joan Suhr, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Sue Velardi, Gil and Joan Ward, Joyce Whittle, Rose Wing, and Leona Wolleson. Our Condolences to: Linda Bush and family on the loss of her brother-inlaw, David Ruth.


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 1- 14, 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

Watching the Parade with My Mom As a child I remember my mother getting me up early on the 4th of July so that we could get to the library early and put up our chairs in a good place to watch the parade go by. According to my memory, this is a tradition that she instated the first year we lived in Marietta, and she kept it going until she moved to North Carolina. Now, she celebrates the 4th on the lake watching the boat parade instead.

Worship Schedule JULY 1ST Communion Sunday

Prepare your hearts to celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary JULY 8TH Rev. Joe Evans 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary

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.

Need a Notary? FPC now has 3 new notary publics! Contact Kelly Dewar, Will Myers, and Melissa Ricketts. CHURCH HOURS UPDATE: The church will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd.

This is our first 4th of July back in Marietta, so I’ve been thinking about watching the parade with my mom and watching the fireworks sitting on the back of a car parked in our church parking lot. It amazes me how deeply ingrained traditions like these can be. I assume such traditions are deeply ingrained because a child watched his parent do them year after year. We do learn by example, so this week Alesia Jones had to emphasize to her Vacation Bible School leaders the importance of doing the motions and singing all the Vacation Bible School songs, even if doing so makes them feel a little silly. If the leaders don’t do it, neither will the kids, and if the kids don’t take part in Vacation Bible School, how will they learn the message of the Gospel that will change their lives? Whether it’s the 4th of July or VBS, we learn by example. But sometimes I worry about what kids are learning by the example set by adults today. You might have heard about the pool party that was canceled in Cherokee County this week. A crowd of 700 attendees were dispersed by armed police and dogs. According to the event organizer, the residents of the neighborhood around the pool called the police concerned after seeing that party attendees were African-American. The worst part was how the event organizer described the reaction of neighborhood residents as the crowd left: “The neighborhood was driving through in a circle calling us the n-word, monkeys, apes, saying go back to the ghetto. It’s really sad they did that in front of their own children, so they are teaching their children to be just as racist as they were.” The Proverb is often quoted because it’s true: “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” As a church, we must take such an admonition seriously, because whether we mean to or not, we are all leading today’s children by our example.

Aiyana Cristal, CBS46 Reporter, “party Attendees say racism caused cancellation of pool party,” June 25, 2018

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