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December 1, 2019 Bulletin

11.27.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

December 1, 2019 Bulletin

Upcoming Schedule for Worship During Advent & Christmas:

Next Week - Sunday, Dec. 8 – ONE SERVICE at 11 a.m.

No 8:30 a.m. Service. Sunday School 9:45-10:30 a.m., followed by ONE Lord’s Day Service at 11 a.m., our Christmas Mission Blessing Service, featuring the Chancel Choir’s singing of God Is With Us, by Tom Fettke.

Sunday, Dec. 15 – ONE SERVICE at 10 a.m.

No Sunday School, and ONE Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m.,featuring the Annual Children’s Ministry & Children’s Choir’s Christmas Program, together with Youth assisting in worship and a Good News message from Pastor Lifer, … followed by the

Youth Ministry Fundraiser Brunch, 11:15 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)

Sundays, Dec. 22 & 29 – Regular Sunday Schedule, with Sunday School and with 8:30 Service and 11 a.m. Service

Also Note: Christmas Eve – Candlelight Communion Service, 5 p.m.


Week of December 1, 2019

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 (120 Jackson St.)

TUESDAY:               7:00 a.m.          Men’s Bible Study (Parlor)

                               6:00 p.m.         Chancel Choir Practice

WEDNESDAY:         5:30 p.m.         Family Advent Night (Advent Crafts and Children’s Ministry Fellowship)

                               7:00 p.m.         Chancel Choir & Orchestra Practice for  (Sanctuary)

THURSDAY:            5:00 p.m.         Meet at Church for Evening of Christmas Caroling


Prayer List

Boswell Kennard

Greta Bryan

Paula Elliott

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

John Clark Packer

Mae Glass (Vivien Miller’s mother)

Jimmie Brown

Betty Latimer

Roxene Atkinson

Randell Foxworth

Marjorie Malone

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Scott Guest and Thomas Guest (son & grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)

Joe and Carol Mobley

Sean and Morgan Clark Schnurr & Family

Bruce Leopold, Danielle Gregory (friend of Bruce Leopold)

Sylvia Love

Sherry Siler (Bryn Taylor’s sister)

Ross Collins, Madison Collins (son of Ross and Margaret Collins)

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Cindy Stewart (friend of George and Jane Vemer)

Aspen Reynolds (Anita Reynold’s granddaughter)

Teresa Miller (Amy Harrison’s mom)

Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky), Michael Belcher (friend of the Iveys)

Bob and Dot Forbus, and Staci Moak (brother, sister-in-law, and daughter of Jack Forbus)

Gerlene Lifer

Leslie Drane, Frances Ellis (Ellen Mauldin’s brother and sister)

Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade), and Hazel Davis (Wallace Cade’s aunt)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, Sarah Helen McCloskey and Craig D. Campbell (family

friends of Bob & Diane Daniels)

John Gassaway and Michael Tubb (Anna Ray Gassaway’s brother-in-law and nephew)

David Henderson, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepbrother & sister)

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


Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living

Bessie Montgomery – Montgomery Gardens

Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville

Jane Lusk – The Claiborne

Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia

Frances Oakley – Sunnybrook Estates, Madison

Marie Tramel – Plain View, Richland

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

Mary Jo Wallace – The Blake at Flowood

Carolyn Wofford – Heritage at Irene Wood, Memphis, Tennessee



FPC Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry –

December 2019 Special Events Schedule

Today, Dec. 1, 3:00 p.m. – Float Decorating

Children, Students and Adults –

Join us for our Christmas Float Decorating – at the Bell Building Supply warehouse (402 E. Lampkin Street, downtown Starkville).


Monday, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m.Board the Float!

Children & Youth and Parents - Meet at the FPC Float to prepare for the Starkville Christmas Parade, Downtown Starkville.


Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 p.m. –

Family Advent Night.

Join us in the FPC Fellowship Hall for food and Advent & Christmas Crafts.


Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:00 p.m. – Christmas Caroling

Everyone is welcome to join us for an early evening of Christmas Caroling. Meet at the Church Offices/ Johnson Room on Thursday night 5:00-5:15 p.m. We will travel in the church vans to The Claiborne and to several church members’ homes.


Wednesday, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m. – Rehearsal, Children’s Christmas Program -- in the Sanctuary.


Sunday, Dec. 15, 10:00 a.m.- Children’s Christmas Program featured in our single worship service, 10:00 a.m., followed by Youth Ministry Fundraiser Brunch (Fellowship Hall).


Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:30 pm- A Star(k) Filled Christmas

FPC Children’s & Adult choirs will sing. Main Street at City Hall Plaza.


Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m. –

Youth Ministry Progressive Dinner

We will meet at the youth room to be at the first house by 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, Dec. 31st, 8 p.m. –

FPC Youth New Year’s Eve Celebration

Robinson Lake.  Come enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate & fireworks, 8-10 p.m.


Nursery Care schedule for special services this December

- On December 8, we will have only one service beginning at 11 a.m. We will have nursery available, and TLC will be as usual for children 3 years old through first grade.

- December 15, we will also have one service, beginning at 10 a.m.

- On Christmas Eve, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (for our 5:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Communion Service), we will also have nursery care available at FPC for children.  There will be no TLC this day, but there will be nursery available for our youngest children – 2-years-old and younger.

Contact Ashleigh Murdock with any questions or for more info!