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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

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

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

FPCMarietta. Periodicals Postage Paid @ Marietta, GA.

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

FPC News

February 5-18, 2017 a publication of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Ga

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So that You May Know the Hope from the Painted PrayerBook by Jan Richardson Valentine’s Day is coming soon. So here is my love note to FPCM… I have now served as your Interim Pastor for one year. Except for negotiating traffic to and from home, it has been a great year and a great blessing to me to be your Interim Pastor. I say that for many reasons, including: • You are a loving and lovable congregation. Your smiles, hugs, and kind words make me feel like part of the family in a deep way. Easy to love, that’s YOU. • You encourage me and each other. There is not a critical spirit in this congregation. There IS an encouraging spirit. I feel it; your officers feel it; your staff feels it. This is a spiritual gift. • Your worship is excellent, especially the music. What a joy to be ministered to on Sundays by our choirs, Jeffrey, hand bells, Cal at the organ, and more home grown talent than you can shake a stick at. I have never been in a church with more heavenly music. • You are a generous congregation. Our finances finished in the black last year –we did not have to lay off any more staff or make other cuts. Plus the Lift-off effort raised $140,000 to use for projects that will help us grow and be vital into the future. Who would have thought!

Worship Schedule

• You are a church in mission. The list is too long to print here, but just think about MUST summer lunches, mission work in Mexico, Club 3:30 and so on and so on.

Sunday, February 5

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• You are a caring congregation. The level of kindness is high. Bill and I especially felt it when we went through his back surgery ordeal last August. Your Deacons, Shepherds, and Stephen Ministers lead the way and work hard to keep people from falling through the cracks. You also put on great funeral receptions which minister to families in deep need. (Love those cheese wafers!!)

The Light Shines through the Reality of Death, Joan Gray 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary

Youth Sunday Service

11:15 a.m. Combined, Great Hall

Friendship Pad Record Keeping A volunteer is needed the first week of each month to mark attendance from Sunday’s friendship pads. This can be done from home at any time during the week! Please email KellyDewar@fpcmarietta.org.

Wednesday Night Dishwasher Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen dishroom on Wednesday th nights from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Training is provided. Please email The Light Shines through Our Hopeless Causes, Joan Gray jillbillfogarty@bellsouth.net or MelissaRicketts@fpcmarietta.org. 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary Audio Visual Needs Join the AV team on Sunday mornings in either the 8:30 or 11:15 Scout Sunday Service Traditional Services or the 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service. Help with 11:15 a.m. Traditional, Great Hall visuals, cameras, or sound. No experience necessary. Commit at the 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary, Pem Cooley 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.

Sunday, February 12

• You have a great staff and I get to work with them. Thanks for the privilege of being your interim pastor during this season. Your Pastor Nominating Committee is hard at work, and I look forward to handing you over to your new installed Pastor before too long. Whoever they are, they are in for a treat.

Joan

of the congregation Wednesday, February 8th 6:15 p.m., Great Hall


A NOTE ABOUT at FPC

Dinner, Entertainment, and Speaker Thursday, Feb. 16th | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Great Hall

Hospitality for people with children and for those with mobility difficulties, helping them feel wanted and cared for, starts in our parking lots. We are hearing from younger members that it is difficult and often unsafe to get their children across Kennesaw Avenue on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings when the parking lot in front of the Great Hall is full. How hospitable it would be if all able-bodied members would park in the other parking lots! How hospitable it would be to leave the non-handicap spots in front of the Great Hall on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings for those who have children or mobility issues without a handicap sticker! Join us in making sure those in need get the most accessible spaces. The exercise will be good for us!

with Rev. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counseling at Peachtree Road Methodist

Rev. Greer is author of Now that They Are Grown: Successfully Parenting Your Adult Children, If You Know Who You Are, You’ll Know What to Do: Living with Integrity, and Markings on the Windowsill: A Book About Grief that’s Really about Hope.

$15/person or $115/table of 8 (Purchase tickets in the Gathering Space or online!) The nursery is available by reservation: $5/child or $8/family Contact Mary Anne Lanier (404) 771-7712 or 17Lanier@gmail.com with questions or to reserve a ticket or table!

Following our Youth Sunday service on February 5th, youth will collect donations in soup pots for MUST Ministries.

still want a cookbook?

11:15 COMBINED WORSHIP Communion will be served.

SCOUT SUNDAY February 12th 11:15 a.m. Worship

A minimum order of 100 cookbooks is required to place a new order and we want to know if we can fill this supply! If you are interested in ordering a cookbook, please email becky.mckee-waddle@ emoryhealthcare.org or go online and submit a pre-order form! February 8th: Salad bar & meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls February 15th: Divine Dishes Night Salad bar and White Cheese & Chicken Lasagna, vegetable medley, rolls

Join us for dinner! 5:00-6:30 p.m. Great Hall

Every 3rd Wednesday, beginning, February 15th, we will spotlight a recipe from our new cookbook, Divine Dishes! We’re excited to celebrate the gifts of our members to this time of food and fellowship.

FPC Staff Jonathan Campos Jonathan Campos has served as the Facility Care Manager for two years with a total of seven years on the FPC Facility Care Staff. Jonathan is responsible for all setups and cleaning for worship services, ministry events and activities, and all outside guest events and happenings. From changing lightbulbs to decorations, to cleaning and ordering supplies, Jonathan is attentive and always eager to help make our church presentable to members and visitors. A great deal of his work is behind the scenes but integral to the smooth operation and daily care and setup needs for FPC.

...Just for fun!

FEB 5

What were you like in high school? In the beginning of high school I would say I was shy and quiet, but later on, after playing soccer in school, I was more talkative. What would you say is the best part of working at FPC? The people I work with and members of the church. What do you do to relax or have fun outside of work? Usually the only time I have to relax is the weekend, so I try and be active and play basketball or soccer, or just go to the gym. What is your favorite music? Hip hop, rap, and alternative rock. What is your favorite scripture? For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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, Eleanor McLean, Don Mills, Lori Richardson, Buni Ricketts, Bob and Vivian Stephens, George & Joan Suhr, Penny Sullivan, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Gil Ward, Joyce Whittle, and Leona Wolleson. Our condolences to: The family of Bobby Thomas who passed away on January 25th. Jim Ray and family on the loss of his mother. John Pratt and family on the loss of his daughter’s father-in-law.


A NOTE ABOUT at FPC

Dinner, Entertainment, and Speaker Thursday, Feb. 16th | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Great Hall

Hospitality for people with children and for those with mobility difficulties, helping them feel wanted and cared for, starts in our parking lots. We are hearing from younger members that it is difficult and often unsafe to get their children across Kennesaw Avenue on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings when the parking lot in front of the Great Hall is full. How hospitable it would be if all able-bodied members would park in the other parking lots! How hospitable it would be to leave the non-handicap spots in front of the Great Hall on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings for those who have children or mobility issues without a handicap sticker! Join us in making sure those in need get the most accessible spaces. The exercise will be good for us!

with Rev. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counseling at Peachtree Road Methodist

Rev. Greer is author of Now that They Are Grown: Successfully Parenting Your Adult Children, If You Know Who You Are, You’ll Know What to Do: Living with Integrity, and Markings on the Windowsill: A Book About Grief that’s Really about Hope.

$15/person or $115/table of 8 (Purchase tickets in the Gathering Space or online!) The nursery is available by reservation: $5/child or $8/family Contact Mary Anne Lanier (404) 771-7712 or 17Lanier@gmail.com with questions or to reserve a ticket or table!

Following our Youth Sunday service on February 5th, youth will collect donations in soup pots for MUST Ministries.

still want a cookbook?

11:15 COMBINED WORSHIP Communion will be served.

SCOUT SUNDAY February 12th 11:15 a.m. Worship

A minimum order of 100 cookbooks is required to place a new order and we want to know if we can fill this supply! If you are interested in ordering a cookbook, please email becky.mckee-waddle@ emoryhealthcare.org or go online and submit a pre-order form! February 8th: Salad bar & meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls February 15th: Divine Dishes Night Salad bar and White Cheese & Chicken Lasagna, vegetable medley, rolls

Join us for dinner! 5:00-6:30 p.m. Great Hall

Every 3rd Wednesday, beginning, February 15th, we will spotlight a recipe from our new cookbook, Divine Dishes! We’re excited to celebrate the gifts of our members to this time of food and fellowship.

FPC Staff Jonathan Campos Jonathan Campos has served as the Facility Care Manager for two years with a total of seven years on the FPC Facility Care Staff. Jonathan is responsible for all setups and cleaning for worship services, ministry events and activities, and all outside guest events and happenings. From changing lightbulbs to decorations, to cleaning and ordering supplies, Jonathan is attentive and always eager to help make our church presentable to members and visitors. A great deal of his work is behind the scenes but integral to the smooth operation and daily care and setup needs for FPC.

...Just for fun!

FEB 5

What were you like in high school? In the beginning of high school I would say I was shy and quiet, but later on, after playing soccer in school, I was more talkative. What would you say is the best part of working at FPC? The people I work with and members of the church. What do you do to relax or have fun outside of work? Usually the only time I have to relax is the weekend, so I try and be active and play basketball or soccer, or just go to the gym. What is your favorite music? Hip hop, rap, and alternative rock. What is your favorite scripture? For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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, Eleanor McLean, Don Mills, Lori Richardson, Buni Ricketts, Bob and Vivian Stephens, George & Joan Suhr, Penny Sullivan, Jackie Vaughan, Bill Vaughn, Gil Ward, Joyce Whittle, and Leona Wolleson. Our condolences to: The family of Bobby Thomas who passed away on January 25th. Jim Ray and family on the loss of his mother. John Pratt and family on the loss of his daughter’s father-in-law.


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

189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060-1629

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

FPCMarietta. Periodicals Postage Paid @ Marietta, GA.

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

FPC News

February 5-18, 2017 a publication of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Ga

Scan here to subscribe to any FPC email communications.

So that You May Know the Hope from the Painted PrayerBook by Jan Richardson Valentine’s Day is coming soon. So here is my love note to FPCM… I have now served as your Interim Pastor for one year. Except for negotiating traffic to and from home, it has been a great year and a great blessing to me to be your Interim Pastor. I say that for many reasons, including: • You are a loving and lovable congregation. Your smiles, hugs, and kind words make me feel like part of the family in a deep way. Easy to love, that’s YOU. • You encourage me and each other. There is not a critical spirit in this congregation. There IS an encouraging spirit. I feel it; your officers feel it; your staff feels it. This is a spiritual gift. • Your worship is excellent, especially the music. What a joy to be ministered to on Sundays by our choirs, Jeffrey, hand bells, Cal at the organ, and more home grown talent than you can shake a stick at. I have never been in a church with more heavenly music. • You are a generous congregation. Our finances finished in the black last year –we did not have to lay off any more staff or make other cuts. Plus the Lift-off effort raised $140,000 to use for projects that will help us grow and be vital into the future. Who would have thought!

Worship Schedule

• You are a church in mission. The list is too long to print here, but just think about MUST summer lunches, mission work in Mexico, Club 3:30 and so on and so on.

Sunday, February 5

th

• You are a caring congregation. The level of kindness is high. Bill and I especially felt it when we went through his back surgery ordeal last August. Your Deacons, Shepherds, and Stephen Ministers lead the way and work hard to keep people from falling through the cracks. You also put on great funeral receptions which minister to families in deep need. (Love those cheese wafers!!)

The Light Shines through the Reality of Death, Joan Gray 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary

Youth Sunday Service

11:15 a.m. Combined, Great Hall

Friendship Pad Record Keeping A volunteer is needed the first week of each month to mark attendance from Sunday’s friendship pads. This can be done from home at any time during the week! Please email KellyDewar@fpcmarietta.org.

Wednesday Night Dishwasher Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen dishroom on Wednesday th nights from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Training is provided. Please email The Light Shines through Our Hopeless Causes, Joan Gray jillbillfogarty@bellsouth.net or MelissaRicketts@fpcmarietta.org. 8:30 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary Audio Visual Needs Join the AV team on Sunday mornings in either the 8:30 or 11:15 Scout Sunday Service Traditional Services or the 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service. Help with 11:15 a.m. Traditional, Great Hall visuals, cameras, or sound. No experience necessary. Commit at the 11:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary, Pem Cooley 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.

Sunday, February 12

• You have a great staff and I get to work with them. Thanks for the privilege of being your interim pastor during this season. Your Pastor Nominating Committee is hard at work, and I look forward to handing you over to your new installed Pastor before too long. Whoever they are, they are in for a treat.

Joan

of the congregation Wednesday, February 8th 6:15 p.m., Great Hall


FPCNews February 5-18, 2016