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January 7, 2018 Bulletin

01.05.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

January 7, 2018 Bulletin

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Deacon of the Month: Joel Downey

Today’s Ushers: 8:30 – Charlie Weatherly; 11:00 – Scotty Crawford; Wallace Cade

Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Bill Crumpton; 11:00 – Amy Crawford; Gloria Cade


The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Roy V. and Jane A. Scott in honor of their children, John D. Scott, Elizabeth M. Scott and Sarah A. Scott Shindala.

The rose and cradle cross are placed on the pulpit today in thanksgiving for the birth on Thursday, January 4, 2018, of Everett Young Kemp to Edward and Leah Kemp.

Visiting with Us?

We warmly welcome you to our worship of God.  We hope you can visit our other ministries and be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays.  Please speak to Pastor Martin Lifer following today’s service (outside the front entrance), … or contact him at the church office or via email ( ). Let us know of any special prayer requests, and learn more about growing in your faith or, specifically, about joining our church family.


Church Pictorial Directory Coming Soon!

We are pleased to announce that our church will begin the process of putting together a beautiful, full-color, cutting edge digital directory.  This directory will be professionally produced and will include full-color family portraits with names, addresses and telephone numbers of everyone who participates.  It is very important that every family and/or member be included to assure a complete up-to-date directory.

A professional photographer will be taking professional portraits for the directory on March 1-3, at our church. We need volunteers to help in planning and preparation, and to act as Hosts/Hostesses when the families come to be photographed.  To sign up as a volunteer, please call Rita Usher in the church office, 323-1994.



Friends & Family Wednesday Dinners resume January 17. Make your reservations today with the Friends & Family Meal Reservation Card,


Tired of Chasing Perfection? Turn to Jesus!

We Saved You a Seat.

An Invitation for Women: Join us beginning January 17, 2018, on Wednesday nights after Friends and Family dinner in the Parlor for a 7-session DVD driven women’s Bible study focused on increasing our capacity for meaningful friendships with other women. We Saved You a Seat is a study by Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage, that explores our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend - it's how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect. To sign up and order a workbook, please contact Orly Hardin 


Enjoy Friend-making Fellowship & Bible Study

Each Sunday Morning!

Guests and members – If you are not already in a Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group – join us for one of the following:

Adult Sunday School Fellowship Groups, 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Crusader Class - (led by Jack Forbus, Ernie George, and other teachers – in the Fellowship Hall)

Discovery & Young Adult Joint Class - (led by Bob Daniels - in the Johnson Room of the Church Office Bldg.)

Faith for Life - (A newly-forming group, currently led by Pastor Lifer, for members and guests not already in another class – in the Chapel , behind the Sanctuary Chancel)

Joy Class - (led by Phil Gruchy – in the Parlor, 1st Floor, Sanctuary Bldg.)

New Covenant Class - (led by Jim Beatyin the Main Room behind Sanctuary Balcony)

Women in the Word - (led by Nancy Lifer – in Room S-6, main Sanctuary Floor)



Women’s Monthly Bible Studies

Women of the church if you are not a member of one of our Bible Study groups, we would love to have you join us to study God's word.  We meet the second week of each month and there are four groups, so hopefully one will fit into your schedule.  We are presently studying PROVEN, a study through the Gospel of John by Jennie Allen.  In addition to studying the Bible it is a great way to meet and make new friends!  Any questions just call the leader of the group you are interested in attending.

Dates, times, places and contacts of Women’s Bible Studies for January:

January 7 8:00 AM Sunday Morning - Church Parlor - Lynda Forbus - 601-416-2536

January 8 1:30 PM  Monday Daytime - Church Parlor - Kay McReynolds - 662-418-4694

January 8 7:00 PM  Monday Evening - TBA - Amy Aarhus - 662-722-2304

January 9 6:00 PM  Tuesday Evening - Ashley Myers' Home  1005 Yorkshire Rd. - Orly Hardin - 662-418-3139



MISSION Opportunities:

TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)

If you would like to sponsor a Tejeras Meal in 2018, please send a check for $80 made out to Honduras Agape Foundation to Michele Rackley, PO Box 826, Starkville, MS 39760, or in the church office, or you may place your check in the Offering.


Jan 9 – Caitlin Rackley   Jan 11 – Ross Collins


Week of January 7, 2018

SUNDAY:      8:30a.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)

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

WEDNESDAY: 7:30 a.m.  No Friends & Family until Jan 17, 2018

THURSDAY: 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.)


Prayer List

Robert McDavid

Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)

Mary Jo Wallace and Family

Rusty Bouchillon

Rev. Scott Griffin’s father, Rev. Griffin

Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey  (Daniels’ family friend) -PA

Jane Zitta

Sylvia Love

Marjorie Malone

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

Eleisha G. Reynolds (Anita Reynolds’ daughter-in-law) Montrose, CO

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

Dawn Allen (Nell Hartness’ granddaughter) - Starkville

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Cattie Taylor

Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)

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

Bessie Montgomery

Mae Glass (Vivien Miller’s mother)

Carl Ivey, Sr. – Dukedom, Kentucky

Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson) – Birmingham, Alabama

Marshall McReynolds (Sherylan Webb’s nephew) – Tupelo

Craig Wolf (Paula Elliott’s son-in-law) – Huntsville, Alabama

Danny Carlisle (Loren Zimmerman’s friend)

Frances Ellis, Christopher A. Cook, and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister, grandson – U.S. Army-Poland – and her brother Leslie’s grandson)

Billy Ray Ball (Dolph Bryan’s Uncle) – Tuscaloosa

Madeline Bell (Greta Bryan’s great niece) – Vienna, Virginia

Jack Boren & family, Ryan Carrithers, Tonia McLendon, and Sue Salley (friends of Dolph & Greta Bryan)


Health Care / Assisted Living Prayer List

Jane Lusk – The Claiborne

Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia

Kathleen Smithson Lawson – Vicker’s Personal Care Home

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

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

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home