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November 4, 2018 Bulletin

11.02.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

November 4, 2018 Bulletin

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Having trouble hearing the service?  Please see an usher about using one of We have portable units that are connected directly to our sound system for optimum audio.


Deacon of the Month: John Rush

Today’s Ushers: 8:30 – Charlie Weatherly; 11:00 – Tyler Wolfe, Brien Henry

Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Sheree Bouchillon; 11:00 – Katelyn Wolfe, Amanda Henry


The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Roy Scott -- in loving memory of his wife, Jane Angeline Scott, and in honor of his children, John D. Scott, Elizabeth M. Scott and Sarah A. Scott Shindala.


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.


Women’s Fellowship

Tomorrow (Monday) Night, at The Veranda, 5:30 p.m.

All ladies, members and guests (college students and all generations) – Come join us for a fun evening of fellowship and food. Childcare available – Please call Orly Hardin 662-418-3139, Kristen Skinner 662-643-9326, or Nancy Lifer 843-290-8825 if you need childcare.


Join us Tonight at 5 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) for the movie KNOX

The Life and Legacy of Scotland’s Controversial Reformer




Blessed to Bless

Stewardship Dedication Sunday, November 11

The Stewardship and Fellowship Teams hope that you will join them next Sunday for the Dedication Sunday Brunch (10:25-10:50 a.m.), as well as in submitting your commitment cards.



Week of November 4, 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)

                               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.              Men’s and Women’s Bible studies

                               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 6 – Loren Zimmerman   November 8 – Ross Collins


Prayer List

Joe Mobley

Nelson Jones

Allison Jackson

Robert McDavid

Ross Collins

Paula Elliott

Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell

Bob Rogers

Tom King (co-worker of Janice Kinard)

Cindy Stewart (friend of Jane Vemer)

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest) and Butch Guest  (Charlie’s brother)

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

Gerlene Lifer

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)

Hawkins Murdock

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Jane Zitta

Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)

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


Elders Serving on Our Session


Myles Carpenter

Jack Forbus

Randell Foxworth

Allen Johnson

Janice Kinard

Perry Rackley


Dolph Bryan

Harold Clark

Cecelia Cook

Bob Daniels

Orly Hardin

Edward Kemp


Carl Ivey

Jim Beaty

Peggy Johnson

Jeff Foster

Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Bob Daniels, Acting Clerk of Session

The Session’s next Stated Meeting is Sunday, November 18, 12:30 p.m.

Elders-Elect for the Class of 2021: Wallace Cade; Jack Forbus; Will Martin; and Cal Rackley

Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate


Jay Cook

John Rush



Peggy Branch

Vivian Cade

Joel Downey

Jason Ryder


Tabor Mullen

Kristen Skinner

Johnny Fair

Jeremy Murdock


Deacons-Elect for the Class of 2021: Glenda Clark; Jack Cook; Peyton Fandel; and Robby Holditch


FPC Women’s Ministry Janice Kinard, Moderator

Coordinating Team:  Tuesday, November 6 at noon , Church Office, Major Johnson Room

Mission for November:  Chip Bobbitt

Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders

Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)

Lesson:  Week Two – The Patriarchs

11/11/18, Sunday morning @ 8 am, Leader: Lynda Forbus, place: FPC Parlor

11/12/18, Monday afternoon @ 1:30 pm, Leader: Sara Wilson, place: FPC Parlor

11/12/2018, Monday evening @ 7 pm, Leader: Amy Weiskopf, Ashleigh Murdock’s home, 502 Greensboro Street

11/13/18, Tuesday evening @ 6 pm, Leader: Vivian Cade, place: Nancy Lifer’s home, 107 Little John Lane


FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team

Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor                                                                                 

Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary                                                                               

Ben Jackson, Assistant Minister for FPC’s CCO University Ministry            

Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director                                                                          

Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator                                       

Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist                                                             

Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director                                                   

Kirk Kinard, Youth Ministry                                                                                  

Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian                                                                             

Amanda Corley, Child Care Director                                                      


CHURCH DIRECTORIES ARE HERE - for everyone who had pictures made for the directory. Please see Peggy Branch during the Fellowship to get your copy.


Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner

Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. This Wednesday’s Dinner: Fried Catfish, French Fries, Hushpuppies, Cole Slaw, Banana Pudding.  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.



This Friday, November 9, from 11:30-1:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We will be eating a light lunch, listening to a presentation on the Operation Christmas Child ministry through Samaritan’s Purse and packing shoeboxes! (All materials will be provided) Please call the church office to let Rita know if you will be able to join us for this fun event!