Having trouble hearing the service? We have portable units that are connected directly to our sound system for optimum audio. Please see an usher about using one of these devices during the service.
+Commit in Faith to God for 2019
We are so thankful for the many FPC members who have responded with strong Stewardship commitments for 2019. This helps us plan for everything from ensuring that you are connected with ministry groups to ensuring good stewardship in the church’s budget planning.
Members: If you have not already sent in your 2019 Worship, Giving or Ministry pledges, you may find blank cards at the 2019 Stewardship boxes located around the church. Thank you for your commitment to the Lord and His 2019 mission through FPC.
Deacon of the Week: Johnny Fair
Today’s Ushers: (8:30) – Bob Boyd; (11:00) – Wallace Cade, Loren Zimmerman
Today’s Greeters: (8:30) – Priscilla Boyd; (11:00) – Gloria Cade, Janice Kinard
Visiting with Us?
We warmly welcome you to our worship of God this Lord’s Day.
Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering … or in a FIRSTConnect Box in the entranceways.
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 ( ).
We also hope you will plan to be guests of Pastor and Nancy Lifer, together with other FPC members, for our FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship, Sunday, February 3, 2019, 12:10-1:15, p.m.
This is an excellent opportunity for all currently visiting FPC to learn more about becoming part of our church family and ministries. We can provide childcare and lunch for younger children whose parents attending. Please simply let Pastor Lifer, Nancy, or the Church Office know the ages and needs of any young children joining us for FIRSTConnect.
First Worship – Help Needed!
Please Volunteer to Be an Usher or Greeter on One or More Sundays.
Please access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up, or call Rita at the church office 662-323-1994.
Sign up for the 8:30 a.m. Service: https://tinyurl.com/FPC-830am-U-G-Jan-Jun-2019
Sign up for the 11:00 a.m. Service: https://tinyurl.com/FPC-11am-U-G-Jan-Jun-2019
Fresh Flowers for the Sanctuary
If you would like to provide flowers for our Sanctuary for Lord’s Day worship, please call Rita Usher in the church office for details and/or to reserve a date. You may provide one or two arrangements or contribute smaller amounts to a flower fund.
Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
Friends and Family Dinners and Studies begin NEXT Wednesday, January 16, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
NEXT Wednesday’s Dinner: Shepherd’s Pie, Black Eye Peas, Corn Nuggets, Rolls, Dessert. 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. NOTE: We are using a new caterer. All reservations for January 16 must be turned in by Monday, January 14, at NOON!
Week of January 6, 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 (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: 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.)
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
January 8 – Rebecca Banzhaf January 10 – Ross Collins
Paula and Carl Ivey
Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Ashleigh Murdock and Hawkins Murdock
Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade)
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
Michael Tubb – Anna Ray Gassaway’s nephew
Dan Ryder (Jason Ryder’s father)
David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)
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)
David Sanders (Friend of Loren Zimmerman)
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 – 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
Please pray for our Officers and Officers-Elect as they serve the Lord’s Ministry through FPC. Ask an usher if you’d like a list of current and newly elected Officers and for further information on Leadership and Ministries at FPC.
Enjoy Fellowship & Bible Study Each Sunday Morning!
Visitors and members – If you are not already in a Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group – join us for one of the following:
Adult Bible Study & Fellowship Groups, meeting every Sunday 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Women in the Word Class
(led by Nancy Lifer – in Room S-6, main Sanctuary Floor)
Cordially invites women to join them for the following:
- TODAY – Women in the Word Class Open House Fellowship Brunch 9:45 through 10:30 a.m.
- Then each Sunday morning, beginning next week, January 13, a new study – Faith: A Bible Study on James for Women, by Keri Fulmar
(led by Jack Forbus, Ernie George, and other teachers – in the Fellowship Hall)
Faith for Life Class
(Led by Pastor Lifer, for members and guests not already in another class – in the Chapel, behind the Sanctuary Chancel)
(led by Phil Gruchy – in the Parlor, 1st Floor, Sanctuary Bldg.)
New Covenant Class
(led by Jim Beaty – in the Main Room behind Sanctuary Balcony)
Coming Early this New Year:
For Visitors Interested in Learning More About FPC
and Becoming Involved at FPC – FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship, Sunday, February 3, 2019, 12:10-1:15, p.m.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about becoming part of our church family and ministries. We can provide childcare and lunch food for younger children whose parents want to attend. Please simply let Pastor Lifer, Nancy, or the Church Office know that you are coming and the ages and needs of your children.
Men - Save the Date: Men’s Ministry Weekend Retreat – February 1-2.
FPC Women’s Ministry – Janice Kinard, Moderator
Coordinating Team: Tuesday, January 8 at noon , Church Office, Major Johnson Room
Mission for January: FPC Children’s Ministry, Ashleigh Murdock
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
Lesson: Week Two – Joshua and the Promised Land
Circles meetings & Leaders
01/13/19, Sunday morning @ 8 am, @ FPC Parlor ; Leader: Lynda Forbus,
01/14/19, Monday afternoon @ 1:30 pm @ FPC Parlor: Leader: Sara Wilson
01/15/19, Tuesday evening: @ 6 pm @ home of TBA; Leader: Vivian Cade
01/21/19, Monday evening @ 7 pm @ home of Amy Weiskopf; Leader: Amy Weiskopf