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November 25, 2018 Bulletin

11.21.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

November 25, 2018 Bulletin

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Deacon of the Week: Kristen Skinner

Today’s Ushers: (8:30) – Janice Kinard; (11:00) – Brien Henry, Tyler Wolfe

Today’s Greeters: (8:30) – Janice Kinard; (11:00) – Amanda Henry, Katelyn Wolfe


Please join us as we extend our condolences to – and our prayers for God’s comfort to – the Knight family, following the death on Friday, November 16, of Scottie’s brother, James Ray Wood.


We invite you to place in one of the baskets at the front of the Chancel during the closing hymn or following the service – your FPC Benevolence Missions Support Special Offering for this month. This offering is used to supplement FPC’s local benevolence mission support and mission ministries.




NEXT SUNDAY, December 2 (1st Sunday of Advent), join us for our ONE, UNIFIED 11 a.m. Christmas Mission Blessings Service

 Featuring the FPC Chancel Choir singing Love Came Down at Christmas

(by Joel Raney) Celebrating God’s Hope, Peace, Joy and Love


Please see back of this bulletin for weekly announcements, and see the bulletin insert for a further FPC Advent & Christmas Calendar and a Poinsettia Order form.





Visiting with Us?

We warmly welcome you to our worship of God this Lord’s Day. We hope you can be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays and also connect with other study and fellowship opportunities at FPC.

To learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, as well as about church membership, your spiritual growth, and ways to learn & serve at FPC – please speak to Pastor Lifer following the service, or call him this week at the church office. You may also send a message to him via email ( ).


  FIRSTConnect Cards!

Visitors, … including MSU and other university students …and Membersto update your contact information, prayer requests or ministry questions: Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering … or in a FIRSTConnect Box in the entranceways.



Week of November 25, 2018

SUNDAY:                  8:30 a.m.               Worship Service

                                9:45 a.m.               Sunday School

                              10:30 a.m.               Fellowship Gathering (Fellowship Hall)

                              11:00 a.m.               Worship Service

MONDAY:                7:00 p.m.               Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts Building)

                                8:00 p.m.               Narcotics Anonymous, also on T, W, & F (Ed. Bldg)      

TUESDAY:                7:00 a.m.               Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Parlor)

                                5:15 p.m.               Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                                6:00 p.m.               Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)

WEDNESDAY:          5:15 p.m.               Dinner and visiting in the Fellowship Hall

                                5:50 p.m.               Nursery, Children and Youth programs begin     

                                6:00 p.m.               Plenary Study with FPC Missionaries (Fellowship Hall)

                                6:00 p.m.               HeBrews in Fellowship Hall-coffee, dessert, visiting   

                                7:00 p.m.               Chancel Choir Practice                                                    

THURSDAY:              1:00 p.m.               Women’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                                6:00 p.m.               Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)

SATURDAY:            12:00 pm                 Casserole Kitchen (Episcopal Church)

                                6:00 p.m.               Narcotics Anonymous (Christian Education Bldg.)




November 27 – Rex Buffington        November 29 – Loren Zimmerman


Volunteers Needed Next Week

Help pick up canned goods for Casserole Kitchen from United Way. Thursday, November 29, 10:30 a.m.  Please call Loren Zimmerman for details.


Prayer List

Gary, Janet and Jay Bardwell

Ashleigh Murdock and Hawkins Murdock

Paula Elliott

Nelson Jones

Allison Jackson

Robert McDavid

Ross Collins

Gerlene Lifer

Tom King (co-worker of Janice Kinard)

Cindy Stewart (friend of Jane Vemer)

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest).

Frances Knoll Waltman and Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s sister and mother)

Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware  

Marjorie Malone

Michael Tubb – Anna Ray Gassaway’s nephew

Dan Ryder (Jason Ryder’s father)

David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Jane Zitta

Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister and her brother Leslie’s grandson)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey and Craig D. Campbell  (family friends of Bob & Diane Daniels)

Marie Tubb and John Gassaway (Anna Ray Gassaway’s sister-in-law & brother-in-law)

Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)

Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky); Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson in Birmingham); and Traci Hardin (wife of a manager of the Iveys’ Village Center Cycle)

Danny Carlisle (Loren Zimmerman’s friend)


Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living

Bessie Montgomery – Montgomery Gardens

Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne

Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home

Jane Lusk – The Claiborne

Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia

Frances Oakley – Sunnybrook Estates, Madison

Marie Tramel – Beau Ridge, Ridgeland

Maxine Eastland – Franklin, TN

Elizabeth Duffey – Presbyterian Village, GA

Jewel Jacobs (Cindy Walker’s mother) – Montgomery Garden

Lu Graham (Jane Zitta’s sister) – The Hermitage, Richmond, Virginia


Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner

This will be our Last F&F for the Season;  see you again January 16, 2019!

Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. This Wednesday’s Dinner: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad,Rolls, Chocolate Cake.  Adults may also choose a Chef Salad, … or as always, children may have pizza – just let us know.  Please complete your reservation card and place it in the Offering today, or call or send an email to the Church Office.


A Gift for our Members and Friends!

Get access to over 20,000 Discipleship Videos – including Bible studies, Men’s and Women’s Studies, Teaching on Marriage and Family, and Christian-based Youth and Children’s Videos. Watch content on any of your devices, or together for a group study!

You can sign up through an invitation in your email or through the link on our website. 

Call Rita in the church office if you have any questions.



HELP Decorate FPC for Advent and Christmas this WEDNESDAY MORNING!

Join us this Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. to help us get the church ready for the Holy Advent & Christmas season!


Starkville Christmas Parade – Tomorrow (Monday), November 26, 5:00 p.m.

Help Us Decorate the FPC Float THIS AFTERNOON!

Join us TODAY, 2:30 p.m., the west-side church parking lot to decorate our float for the Christmas parade. Please call Ashleigh Murdock or the church office, if you would like more information.


University Students!

Join Ben and Allison Jackson tomorrow afternoon and evening for pizza and to watch the Starkville Christmas Parade from the FPC front lawn. Invite your friends! Gather 5:00 p.m.; Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. (Rain cancels.)



BE AN ANGEL THIS CHRISTMAS!  Buy gifts for our FPC Child Care Center workers’ dependent children.  Tags with suggested gifts and sizes are on the Angel Christmas Tree in the Fellowship Hall.  Please take one or more of these tags from the tree, buy and wrap the gifts, and then bring the wrapped gifts (tags attached) to the church office by Wednesday, December 19


Help us Ring the Red Kettle Christmas Bell to Raise Funds for the Salvation Army Mission Campaign!

FPC has committed to “Ring the Bell” outside the Starkville Kroger Pharmacy entrance Saturday, December 22 (noon-7 pm) Pleaseindividually or with family members or friendssign up for open one-hour slots on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall, or sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/FPC-2018-Red-Kettle Please call Joel Downey if you have questions.


Christmas Co-op Toy Drive for Starkville Poverty Coalition

FPC is a drop-off location for a Toy Drive sponsored by Starkville Poverty Coalition.

Donations of new toys for children ages 12 and younger are being collected for the first annual Starkville Christmas Co-Op, designed to address the needs of those living in chronic poverty in our community. Please be sure to include all parts for the gift (e.g., crayons for a coloring book).

The collection box is under the stairs near the Parlor. Please see details on the box if you’d like to participate.  Deadline to donate is December 9.