In This Edition: Week of March 23-29, 2023
8:30 & 11:00am Sanctuary Worship
10:45am Ignite Worship Fellowship Hall
"Designed for Growth"James 5:13-20Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons
8:30am Nursery9:30am Children's Sunday School9:30am Student Life Groups9:45am Adult Life Groups10:30am Kids Church
March 19, 2023Theodore Ridgeway McClain, son of Dr. Elizabeth and Mr. Caleb Mark McClain.
The pastors and congregation extend sympathy toThe family of Joy Ayers-Clawson. Mrs. Ayers-Clawson died on March 7.
Mr. Herb Lindsay Jr. in the death of his wife, Morn Lindsay, on March 14.
The family of Ann McLellan. Mrs. McLellan died on March 18.Mrs. Sibyl Thomas in the death of her husband, Bill Thomas, on March 21; to Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas (Lisa) in the death of his father; and to Abi Thomas in the death of her grandfather.
Joy Ann Karolyi Ayers-Clawson • March 22, 1928 – March 7, 2023
Morn Elizabeth McKoy Lindsay • June 4, 1934 – March 14, 2023Ann Rogers McLellan • December 7, 1933 – March 18, 2023William H. Thomas • August 7, 1927 – March 21, 2023
CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In memory of Rutledge Galloway by Dr. and Mrs. Tommy Hearon III; the
Gospel Partners Class
In memory of Pierce McGowan III by Fran and Stewart Anderson; Jean
and Julian Dority
TURNER MEMORIAL FUNDIn memory of Jane Brennecke by Mr. and Mrs. Tom BanksIn memory of Pierce McGowan III by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Banks
TRANSFORMING THE HEART OF THE CITY FUNDIn memory of Todd Taylor by Stephanie Stephenson; William Bonner; Tom
and Eva-Maria Fox; Dr. and Mrs. L. Breeden Hollis; Miriam Norman; Don
and Jean Nickell; Tom and Sheri Ledbetter; Falfurrias Capital; The Nick
Theodore Family; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Einstein; Dottie and Charlie Bryan;
John and Michelle York; Cherry Bekaert CPAs & Advisors; David Poole;
Caron and David Strickland; Bob and Christie Nachman; Cathy Petropoulos;
Robert Ingram; the Kiriakides family; Peggy and Craig Carver
TURNER MEMORIAL FUNDIn memory of Rutledge Galloway by Kathi and Buddy Daniel
Bold = New Italics = In Hospital
Bill Anthony, Doane August, Becky Barron, Susan Bennett, Archie Black, Tom Brissey, John Burnett Jr., Les Burns, Becky Carter, Dave Carter, Luke Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Joy Clawson, Annie Cobb, Joe Cole, Charlene Comer, Peggy Denny, Tom Drake, Collin Etheridge, Bud Fant, George Freeman, Larry Freeman, Mike Freeman, Nancy Freeman, Becky Garcia, Millie Gedney, Doug Gilstrap, Pam Goldman, Betsy Guffey, Natalie Hall, Sally Hall, T.G. Hanner, Fran Hardin, Jack Hardin, Jim Hastings, Gladys “Hap” Henderson, Dan Hoover, Vicky Hunt, Amy Hunter, Gerald Huskamp, Art Jeffrey, Sherry Jenkins, Ginny Johnson, Craig Jones, Mac Kearse, Mike Kunkle, Bonnie Leonard, Tom Lide, Jennifer Loft, John Loft, Pat Loft, Janet MacCallum, Kenneth MacCallum, Geoff Marsh, Polly Martin, Seth McCullen, Megan McCommons, Barbara McKenzie, Mozelle Moore, Alex Olyarchuk, Jane Petrilli, Joe Petrilli, Becky Powell, Mason Powell, Jim Privette, Ken Rhoden, Bill Rogers, Robyn Rush, Pete Russell, Fran Sanders, Janice Shartle, Libby Stewart, Cole Swartwood, Carrie Stringer, Shirley Timmerman, Melanie Ann Tinnelly, John Volpe, Don Youatt, Spires Welch, Beryl Wickliffe, Jan Zimmermann
Our “Fresh Prayers for Lent” daily prayer calendar for
February 22–April 6 is available in the church literature
racks and online by clicking here.
The Gallivan-Mills Scholarship is granted each year to college undergraduate and seminary students who are FPC members. Applications are available at the FPC Reception Desk and by clicking here. Submit your completed scholarship application, with all attachments, to the Gallivan-Mills Scholarship Committee no later than 2:00pm on Friday, March 31. Questions? Contact Steven Harvin (SLHarvin@gmail.com, 803.477.8123).
First Pres Academy is hiring several teachers (including an Art/STEM teacher), teacher assistants, and substitutes for the 2023-2024 school year. Part-time (M/W/F) and full-time (M-F) openings are in Downtown campus preschool grade levels K2, K3, and K4. Contact Vicky Burr, email@example.com or 864.565.0991.
Summer@1st Nursery School is hiring for positions with First Pres for seven weeks this summer. We are looking for energetic, responsible, loving staff to work with children age 3 months–4 years old. Please contact Beth Plyler, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details. For Sports Camp positions to work
with K5–8th grade students, contact Caleb McKisic at
A collection of favorite hymns sung by our FPC soloists, with original accompaniments by Stephen Griner and edited by Evan Tripp, will be available in a few weeks. On Sunday, April 30, at 3:00 PM, Hymns@First, a concert featuring the soloists of our CD, will premiere many hymns from this new album. Each soloist will sing a hymn from the album, with accompaniments arranged and performed by Stephen Griner, our church pianist. This one-hour concert will be held in our new Worship and Arts Center. Invite your family and friends to this premiere event! Watch for the release of the “Hymns@First” CD soon!
Are you interested in making First Presbyterian your church
home? We invite you to attend our next Discover First New
Member Weekend Friday−Saturday, April 21-22. Come
discover more about the vision, discipleship, and outreach of
FPC! Childcare is available for children age 5 and under. For details, contact Linda Sholtis (email@example.com) or Rev. Dr. Claire Ripley (firstname.lastname@example.org). Register by clicking here.
Confirmation 2023 will take place the weekend of April 14-16 for students 7th grade or older who wish to become Covenant Partners of First Presbyterian Church. Throughout the weekend we will address core beliefs, what it means to be a part of the church, and how the gospel affects our everyday life. Click here to signup. Contact Autumn Clark, email@example.com, for details.
Save the date for Acts the 3-Man Show at First Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 14. Armed with one
of the great dramatic narratives in the Bible, three men take
the stage to play all the roles—Peter, Paul, Stephen, Herod,
Nero, and dozens of others. Come and experience the story
of the early church as you’ve never seen it before! Purchase
tickets ($17 including fees) by clicking here. Parental discretion advised.
Looking for fun activities for your K5–8th graders this summer? We are offering six weeks of Youth Camp and Junior Camp, June 5–July 28. Daily activities include Bible study, sports, outside play, and crafts. Register by clicking here.
First Pres Women’s Ministry invites you to our annual
Spring Tea on Thursday, April 13, at 4:00pm in Fellowship
Hall. Enjoy fellowship, tea and cakes, and guest speaker
Carolyn Rice, who will share stories of how God is working
in central Asia. RSVP by Thursday, April 6, to Charlotte
Joye (firstname.lastname@example.org, 565.0956).
This year’s PURSUIT Men’s Discipleship Weekend is April 21-23 at Awanita Valley Christian Camp & Retreat Center in partnership with 3GEN Ministries. Register by clicking here. The first 50 men who register from FPC can enter “FPC50” at checkout for a $50 discount. Questions? Contact Michael Trotter (email@example.com, 803.984.5242) or Russell Guest (firstname.lastname@example.org, 864.380.4185).
The 10th Annual Great Alaska Sporting Clay Classic will be held on Friday morning, April 14, at The Clinton House in Clinton, SC, to support the ministry of Steven and Natalie Hall with SEND. Register for teams, individuals, and sponsorships by clicking here. Questions? Contact Steven Hall at email@example.com or 907.320.0158.
All those age 55 and up are invited to the Wit & Wisdom Spring Gathering on Tuesday, April 4, in Fellowship Hall. Back by popular demand, Rick Davis as the Apostle John will share a Palm Sunday through Easter monologue. The program begins at 11:30am, followed by lunch ($8) at 12:30pm. Register Here by March 27 to Leslie Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 864.565.0966).
Please donate “necessity items” for Greenville Summit,
Towers East, and Garden Apartments: paper towels, facial
tissue, toilet paper, hand soap, body wash, shampoo,
deodorant, dish detergent, laundry detergent, packaged
snacks, zip-lock bags, 13-gallon trash bags. “Homeless kit”
items needed are: hotel size toiletries, chap stick, toothbrush,
and toothpaste. Bring items to the Children’s Ministry
check-in area by Sunday, June 4. Questions? Contact Karen
King, email@example.com or 864.884.9824.
We need individuals to provide a welcoming experience
to those attending events at FPC. Opportunities in Event
and Guest Services include Hosts, Ticket takers, Ushers,
Merchandise, and Trained Crowd Managers. If you are
interested, click here to signup, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also serve in creating an exciting production
experience for our guests. Opportunities in Production
Services include Audio Technician, Lighting Technician,
Camera Operator, and Video Playback. No experience
is required. Training will be provided by our Event
Operations Coordinator. If you are interested, please email
email@example.com. Further details will be
sent regarding scheduling and training.
View this profile on Instagram First Presbyterian Church (@firstpresgreenville) • Instagram photos and videos
First Presbyterian Church (@firstpresgreenville) • Instagram photos and videos
First Presbyterian Church of Greenville