UPCOMING SCHEDULE for CHRISTMAS EVE AND DECEMBER SUNDAYS:
ADVENT Sunday, December 22 – Two Worship Services (8:30, 11:00 a.m.)
8:30 a.m. Advent Worship Service
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall Gathering – with Birthday Cake for Jesus (Thank You to Beverly Jones & Our Fellowship Team!)
11:00 a.m. Advent Worship Service
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 5:00 p.m. [Childcare available, beginning 4:45 p.m.]
CHRISTMAS Sunday, December 29 – TWO Worship Services (8:30, 11:00 a.m.)
8:30 a.m. Christmas Worship Service
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Fellowship Gathering (Fellowship Hall)
11:00 a.m. Christmas Worship Service
TODAY, Dec. 15, 4:30 pm- A Star(k) Filled Christmas
FPC Children’s & Adult choirs will sing – at Main Street at City Hall Plaza.
Join Us NEXT SUNDAY, Dec. 22, for our Fellowship Hall Gathering – which will include a Birthday Cake for Jesus (Thank You to Beverly Jones & Our Fellowship Team!) … and singing “Happy Birthday!” to Jesus.
UPCOMING YOUTH MINISTRY FELLOWSHIP:
THIS 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 Ministry’s New Year’s Eve Celebration!!!
This Youth Fellowship will be at Robinson Lake (weather permitting).
Come enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate & fireworks, 8-10 p.m.
Please join our church family in continuing to express condolences to – and to pray seeking God's comfort for – Emily Ferguson, the Ferguson family, and the Barksdale family, following the death of Emily's father, William (Bill) Barksdale last Sunday, December 8. While we seek God's comfort for Emily, we also rejoice with Emily, trusting in God’s gift of eternal life to all who die in the Lord.
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
John Clark Packer
Billy and Brenda Harrington
William (Bill) Barksdale, Brookhaven, MS (Emily Ferguson’s father)
Mae Glass (Vivien Miller’s mother)
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)
Sherry Siler (BrynTaylor’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)
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
NOTICE for VIP CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP
(“VIPs” = FPC’s Senior Fellowship for Members, Visitors & Other Friends Who are Age 65+)
VIP Christmas Party
This Thursday, Dec 19, at 11:30 a.m.
J-3 Ranch for lunch, dessert and a short Christmas program.
If you would prefer to carpool, we will meet at the church parking lot at 11 a.m. and take a church van.
Please call the church office 662-323-1994, Amy Aarhus 662-722-2309 or Peggy Branch 662-418-1310 to RSVP as soon as possible.
First Presbyterian Church, Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry –Janice Kinard, Moderator
To Live Is Christ by Beth Moore is an in-depth study of the life and ministry of Paul. Exploring the life of Paul will, among other things: deepen our understanding of God’s grace; demonstrate God’s ability to use anyone who is willing to serve Him; demonstrate the impact one surrendered life can have; encourage us to remain strong and steadfast during times of suffering; and most of all, increase our passion to know Christ!
This 11-session Women’s Bible Study will begin on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. The study guide costs approximately $16.00. Please contact the church office to order your guide, or contact Susan after December 25. Her contact information is or 662- 312-6052.
FPC Starkville (EPC) Men’s Ministry
Will Rackley, President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer