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Ministry Opportunities TODAY’S WORSHIP SERVICE (6/30/19): Combined Service in King Hall (10:30 am): Rev. Bill Pardue preaching Matthew 15:1-20 NEXT SUNDAY’S WORSHIP SERVICE (7/7/19): Combined Service in King Hall (10:30 am): Dr. Jonathan Schwartz preaching THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Friday, July 5 to observe the Fourth of July holiday. FINANCIAL REMINDER – Vacation season is upon us and while you are making your list of must haves for your vacation, please remember to include sending your tithe to the church. Unfortunately, the church’s bills do not take a vacation! Thank you for your faithfulness to the finances of First Presbyterian Church. SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES WILL BE COMBINED THROUGH THE END OF JULY – Today and during the full month of July, we will combine our worship services to emphasize our unity as a church family. The Sunday morning schedule will be: 9:15 am: Sunday School for all ages 10:30 am: - Combined Worship Service TODAY, July 7, July14, July 21 in King Hall - Combined Worship Service July 28 in the Sanctuary VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT/SPECIAL THANKS – Our Children’s Ministry Director, Mrs. Andrea and our VBS Directors, mom and daughter, Mrs. Joan and Mrs. Natalie are most grateful for what God did in the lives of 256 children and 170 plus volunteers and Nursery workers at ROAR! Life is wild, God is Good VBS. We are grateful for our church family coming together and showing Jesus to His children this week. We want to extend a special thank you to our amazing directors for a fabulous job! We were able to raise $577.18 to support the Tijuana Mission trip and $577.18 to support Blue Sky Kenya Missions. In addition, our 4th,5th and 6th graders, led by Amy Fulton, packed 480 food bags for Backpack Buddies of Rome Action Ministries. Our leader books, CDs and King Hall decorations were donated to Radio Springs Baptist Church, a small local congregation! Praise Jesus for a glorious week! Please see Mrs. Andrea if you want to know more about the last glorious weeks! SUMMER BETHEL STUDY “Listening to and Learning from the Prayers of Jesus” – “Jesus’ ministry on earth as a human was marked by a devotion to prayer. Through his prayer life, we see what it means to truly depend upon God.” As we read and ponder the prayers of Christ as recorded in the New Testament; we can learn to “imitate his example as we commune with our heavenly Father as adopted sons and daughters in Christ.” (The Prayers of Jesus, Mark Jones) Join us for five weeks this summer as we meditate on and learn from the prayers of Christ. We will meet on Wednesday mornings, 10:00 am til 12:00 noon on the following dates: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31st, August 7. PRAYER REQUESTS – If you have a prayer request, the Prayer Team meets every Thursday to pray for this church body. Please let us know through the church website or by email at [email protected] if we may pray for you. Be assured that all requests will be held in confidence. CHILDREN TO WORSHIP WITH CHURCH FAMILY – Children’s Worship will be combined through the end of July. What a great opportunity for our children to worship together with the Body of Christ! In an effort to have our children be a part of the service, we are providing a Children’s Bulletin for them! Our Deacons will have them ready as your family walks into the service. Please remind your child to get one. Children’s Worship will resume in August.

SEND OFF FOR SONNY AND MORGAN WALKER – Join us Sunday, July 14, immediately after the worship service, for cake and refreshments to show our gratitude for Sonny and Morgan’s service and discipleship to our students. Let’s send them off with hugs and well wishes as God leads them in their future ministries. MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST – All the men are invited to breakfast every Thursday at 6:55 am in Hardy Classroom #1. We’re always done by 8:00 am. Please join us for great food, fellowship and prayer. ADULT SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTINUES – Each summer we gather as a collective body in King Hall, rather than in our Sunday Morning Communities. This summer we will explore the parables, the stories that Jesus told. Jesus was a master story teller and his stories have captured the imagination of hearers since he first told them almost two thousand years ago. We will explore the parables found in Luke’s Gospel which contains some of Jesus’ most memorable stories. This series will give vlarity to the Gospel as Jesus explained it in his parables.

June 30 – The Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24) led by Rusty Chadwick July 7 – The Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin (Luke 15:1-10) Jonathan Whitley July 14 – The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) led by Dr. Jonathan Schwartz July 21 – The Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-13) led by Rev. Jeff Chadwick July 28 – The Parable of the Obedient Servant (Luke 17:7-10) led by Dathan Sorrow August 4 – The Parable of he Judge and the Widow (Luke 18:1-8) led by Dave Abernathy August 11 – The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) led by Hollis Reese CHILDREN’S SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTINUES FOR 2 YEARS OLD-5TH GRADE – Our Children’s Sunday School will be combined for the summer in the Education Building. - 2-3 year olds in Room 207 – Lesson “God’s People”


4-5 year olds in Room 206 – Lesson “Serving the Savior”


1st through 5th grades in Room 201 – Lesson “JUMP-Putting Our Faith in Motion and Living In Christ!”

MISSION TRIP TO KENYA – Ten women from FPC are heading to Kenya to minister to our Missionaries in Nairobi, and they need your support! Ways you can help: • CLOTHES FOR A CAUSE - DONATE your gently used women’s clothing (on hangers with the hanger positioned like a question mark), accessories, jewelry, and shoes! o Collection boxes will be available in King Hall and at the reception desk of the Education Building through August 30 o We will also have designated drop-off times in King Hall: § July 24 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM § August 24 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM • SHOP at our Clothes for a Cause resale event at FPC on September 12! Entry is $10 and includes light

snacks, beverages, and a delightful shopping experience. •

BUY A T-SHIRT – Pick up an order form in the atrium outside of King Hall or visit the front page of to purchase a t-shirt. Deadline to order is July 21

Donations are tax deductible, and all proceeds will benefit the financial needs of this ministry trip. Questions? Contact Amy Davis at 706-512-6555. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FAMILY GATHERINGS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER – Take some time on Wednesday nights to gather with friends, spend time with family, and we’ll look forward to seeing you again in early September.

Our worship service is broadcast weekly at 11 am on WLAQ FM 96.9 and AM 1410. (There is a 30-minute time delay from the actual time of our service.)

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