In This Edition: Week of March 30-April 5, 2023
8:30 & 11:00am Sanctuary Worship
10:45am Ignite Worship Fellowship Hall
Palm Sunday MessageLuke 19:28-38Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons
8:30am Nursery9:30am Children's Sunday School9:30am Student Life Groups9:45am Adult Life Groups10:30am Kids Church
March 26, 2023Geoffrey Hinton Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Austin Johnson (Bettina)Thomas Wayne Potter, son of Ms. Lisa Potter
The pastors and congregation extend sympathy toMr. and Mrs. Greg Smith (Dana) in the death of his mother, Margaret Stenhouse Smith of Greenville, on March 25, and to Cameron and Andrew Smith in the death of their grandmother.Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nickles (Tracy) in the death of her father, Lucian Reeves Dabney of Lexington, SC, on March 25, and to Elizabeth, Laura Coleman, and Wilson Nickles in the death of their grandfather.
CHURCH MEMORIAL FUND In memory of Pierce McGowan III by Mrs. Nancy Jennings
MUSIC MINISTRY FUNDIn memory of Ann McLellan by the Agape-Fellowship Class
TURNER MEMORIAL FUNDIn memory of Rutledge Galloway by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sykes
TRANSFORMING THE HEART OF THE CITY FUNDIn memory of Todd Taylor by Luther and Sally Boliek; Mr. and Mrs. James H.
Watson; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Holmgren; Ginny Weede; Jo and Harry Ussery;
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Townsend; Mary and John McKenzie; First Bank
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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, 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, 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, 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
Submit your completed scholarship application, with all attachments, to the Gallivan-Mills Scholarship Committee no later than 2:00pm on Friday, March 31. Applications are available at the FPC Reception Desk and by clicking here. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 864.565.0991.
If you would like to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor
or memory of a loved one on Sunday, May 14 or 28, call
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, email@example.com, for details. For Sports Camp positions to work
with K5–8th grade students, contact Caleb McKisic at
On Sunday, April 30, at 3:00pm, Hymns@First, a concert
featuring the soloists of our First Presbyterian Church-produced
CD, will premiere many hymns from this new
“Hymns at First” album in our new Worship & Arts
Center. Each soloist will sing a hymn from the album, with
accompaniments performed and arranged by Stephen
Griner, our church pianist. Invite family and friends to
this premiere event! Watch for the release of the album
Two flower-covered crosses will be available on Easter Sunday morning for family photos. Before and after each service, photographers will be at the corner of Washington and Richardson Streets, and in the Washington Street courtyard in front of the new building. We will share a link for you to download your photos the week after Easter.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rev. Dr. Claire Ripley (email@example.com). 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
Acts the 3-Man Show, a full-length action drama based
on the powerful New Testament book, is coming to First
Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 14, at 7:00pm. 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 here for $17 including fees; $20 at the door. Parental discretion advised.
The Baroque paintings in the Ponder Anew exhibit are on loan from the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University. Thanks to the generosity of Jerry and Alice Lenz, we are able to offer a museum-compliant art gallery on the third floor of the new Building A at First Pres. Lenz Gallery Public Hours: Tuesday: 9:30am–1:30pm and Thursday: 9:30 am–1:30pm. Click here for more info.
This exhibition features pieces by local artists who were all influenced by the collection of the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University during their education. These artists are both native Greenvillians and those who have since made the Upstate their home. Located on the 1st & 2nd floor galleries of new Building A. Open during church office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Click here for more info.
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 (email@example.com, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 803.984.5242) or Russell Guest (email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 907.320.0158.
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.
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