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Online Worship

Date
Feb 5
Time
8:30 AM
Location
Online
Summary
Worship with us online anytime at http://www.bit.ly.com/firstpresyoutube or on our website or Facebook page. Services are at 8:30 AM (Traditional), 10:45 AM (Ignite/Contemporary) and 11:00 AM (Traditional).

Traditional Worship Service

Date
Feb 5
Time
8:30 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Join us for a traditional worship service in the Sanctuary each Sunday at 8:30am.

The Vineyard Bookstore Hours

Date
Feb 5
Time
9:00 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Come by The Vineyard Bookstore in the Christian Life Center, sit a spell, and brush up on what’s new in Christian literature. We look forward to seeing you! We offer resource materials relating to Wednesday Advantage classes and other items such as devotional books, Bibles, gifts, children’s books, books on parenting and the family, grief, and much more.

Children's Sunday School

Date
Feb 5
Time
9:30 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Sundays, 9:30am - 10:30am

Sundays for Children

Date
Feb 5
Time
9:30 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Children's Sunday School (birth-5th grade) meets 9:30-10:30am, followed by Kids Church (birth-1st grade), 10:30am-12:10pm.

Youth Sunday Life Groups

Date
Feb 5
Time
9:30 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Junior High and Senior High combined Sunday Life Group will begin Sunday, September 6, 9:45-10:45am in Room 354. Strict social distancing guidelines will be implemented; see the full list of guidelines on FirstPresGreenville.org.

Youth Sunday Life Groups - Jr & Sr High

Date
Feb 5
Time
9:30 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Sundays, 9:30am - 10:30am

Adult Sunday Life Groups

Date
Feb 5
Time
9:45 AM
Location
Main
Summary
The primary focus of Sunday Life Groups is to help Christians learn how to live with God’s Word shaping everything they think and accomplish in every aspect of life, enabling them to grow into maturity as disciples. Some groups are meeting on campus and others are currently meeting via Zoom. For questions please contact Dr. Claire Ripley by email cripley@firstpresgreenville.org or call 864.565.0974.

IGNITE Contemporary Worship

Date
Feb 5
Time
10:45 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Join us for Ignite, our worship service that has a more informal setting and modern worship style, while still honoring our timeless traditions.

Traditional Worship Service

Date
Feb 5
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Join us for a traditional worship service in the Sanctuary each Sunday at 11:00am.
Date
Feb 5
Time
4:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Resonate Worship (6th–12th grade) – Music and other Performing Arts Resumes January 8–April 30 Rehearsal: Sunday • 4:00–5:00pm • Harper Chapel Contact: Lori Shelton • LShelton@firstpresgreenville.org

Covenant Choir (3rd-5th Grades)

Date
Feb 5
Time
4:30 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Sundays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067)

Date
Feb 6
Time
12:01 AM
Location
Off
Summary
One of our pastors is on call every day, 24 hours a day. After hours contact can be made by calling the Church main number, 235.0496, and then pressing "2" for Pastor of the Day information. Pastors are generally available for short term counseling on an individual basis by contacting the Pastors individually.

The Vineyard Bookstore Hours

Date
Feb 6
Time
9:00 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Come by The Vineyard Bookstore in the Christian Life Center, sit a spell, and brush up on what’s new in Christian literature. We look forward to seeing you! We offer resource materials relating to Wednesday Advantage classes and other items such as devotional books, Bibles, gifts, children’s books, books on parenting and the family, grief, and much more.

Community Bible Study (CBS) - Chapel

Date
Feb 6
Time
6:30 PM
Location
Main
Summary

Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067)

Date
Feb 7
Time
12:01 AM
Location
Off
Summary
One of our pastors is on call every day, 24 hours a day. After hours contact can be made by calling the Church main number, 235.0496, and then pressing "2" for Pastor of the Day information. Pastors are generally available for short term counseling on an individual basis by contacting the Pastors individually.

Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me - Kohler

Date
Feb 7
Time
8:45 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Women’s Study: Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me, by Jennifer Rothschild January 10–May 2 Tuesdays • 8:45–10:00am • Formal Dining Room Contact: Gloria Kohler • bordeaux301@gmail.com • 642.7042 Gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate love, while debunking the myth of self-reliance. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life.

The Vineyard Bookstore Hours

Date
Feb 7
Time
9:00 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Come by The Vineyard Bookstore in the Christian Life Center, sit a spell, and brush up on what’s new in Christian literature. We look forward to seeing you! We offer resource materials relating to Wednesday Advantage classes and other items such as devotional books, Bibles, gifts, children’s books, books on parenting and the family, grief, and much more.

Boy Scout Troup 11

Date
Feb 7
Time
7:00 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Boy Scout Troup 11 meets each Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM in the Scout Hut.

Tuesday Evening Healing & Prayer

Date
Feb 7
Time
7:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Communion and prayers for healing. Come and receive God's love, peace, hope, and healing through prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit. Prayers are kept strictly confidential. There will be no service on: Tuesday November 22 (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving) Tuesday December 20 (the Tuesday before Christmas) Tuesday December 27 (the Tuesday after Christmas)

Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067)

Date
Feb 8
Time
12:01 AM
Location
Off
Summary
One of our pastors is on call every day, 24 hours a day. After hours contact can be made by calling the Church main number, 235.0496, and then pressing "2" for Pastor of the Day information. Pastors are generally available for short term counseling on an individual basis by contacting the Pastors individually.

The Vineyard Bookstore Hours

Date
Feb 8
Time
9:00 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Come by The Vineyard Bookstore in the Christian Life Center, sit a spell, and brush up on what’s new in Christian literature. We look forward to seeing you! We offer resource materials relating to Wednesday Advantage classes and other items such as devotional books, Bibles, gifts, children’s books, books on parenting and the family, grief, and much more.

Grief Share

Date
Feb 8
Time
10:00 AM
Location
Off
Summary
Grief Share Support Group: The Journey from Mourning to Joy Begins January 25 Wednesday • 10:00am–12:00pm • Maple Brook Terrace Facilitator: Debbie Davidson Register by January 18 at GriefShare.org; enter “Greenville, SC” and click “Find a group”; then click on the First Presbyterian Church listing. Once you register online, you’ll need to order your participant’s manual through that registration portal. The cost is $20. For more information, contact Leslie Warner: LWarner@firstpresgreenville.org • 565-0966 GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This support group will be facilitated by someone who genuinely understands what you are going through and wants to help. You’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Above All - Katie Mitchell

Date
Feb 8
Time
12:00 PM
Location
Main
Summary
ABOVE ALL Women’s Bible Study: The Running Father, by Kristi McLelland Wednesdays • January 25–March 15 Kickoff Wednesday, January 18 • 9:00am • Fellowship Hall To ask questions or make childcare reservations, contact: Katie Mitchell • AboveAllMinistries1@gmail.com Through The Running Father, we find that Jesus often “ate with tax collectors and sinners.” The religious leaders of the day grumbled and muttered—they did not approve of Jesus’ actions. What was Jesus up to then... and still up to now? In Luke 15, Jesus responds to the grumbling of the religious leaders with a trilogy of parables. Westerners know them as the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin, and lost (“prodigal”) son. In the Middle East, God is the focus of each biblical story—a lens which uniquely shapes Middle Easterners’ understanding of these parables. Luke 15 is embedded within a section known as The Jerusalem Travel Narrative. From Luke 9-19, Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem and the cross. He knows it. Luke 9-19 can be seen in light of Jesus’ last teachings on His way to the cross. Knowing this, we lean in with heightened awareness and intentionality. If Jesus knew these were some of His last words to His disciples, we need to learn to hear them with that kind of intensity. View these parables, as well as how Jesus defined “repentance,” in a new light in The Running Father. Join us on Wednesdays.

Wednesday Night Supper

Date
Feb 8
Time
5:15 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Served in Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening beginning at 5:15pm before Wednesday Discipleship programming.

Children's Choirs

Date
Feb 8
Time
5:30 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Covenant Choir (3rd-5th grade), Cherub and Carol Choirs (K4-2nd grade)

Jr High Roots

Date
Feb 8
Time
5:45 PM
Location
Main
Summary
During this time each week, all of our middle schoolers come together to eat dinner, hang out, and play all sorts of games before beginning our worship time. You can expect there to be high energy games, engaging teaching, and an emphasis on conversation with students rather than lecture.

Divorce Care

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:00 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Divorce Care Support Group: Help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce Begins January 25 Wednesday • 6:00–8:00 pm • Formal Dining Room Register by January 18 at DivorceCare.org; enter “Greenville, SC” and click “Find a group”; then click on the First Presbyterian Church listing. Once you register online, you’ll need to order your participant’s manual through that registration portal. The cost is $20. For more information, contact Leslie Warner: LWarner@firstpresgreenville.org • 565-0966 DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. During this 13-week video-based support group program, you will learn tools to help you with your pain and look forward to rebuilding your life. Our facilitators have a heart to help people in the same way they’ve been helped.

Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:00 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Amateur, professional, and semi-professional instrumentalists support worship through small ensemble and orchestral presentation. We encourage a variety of ages and abilities to participate. Meets all year, with rehearsal schedule dependent on performance commitments, which are quite flexible.

Blended Families

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:15 PM
Location
Main
Summary
January 4–March 29 Thursdays • 6:15–7:15pm • Room B306 Contact: Leigh Johnstone • leighmjohnstone@gmail.com Blended families can provide lots of joy and love, and they can also have some unique hurdles along the journey. Join us as we work through some of Ron Deal’s curriculum for remarried couples. We will strive to draw closer to Christ, our spouses, and our families, while supporting each other and our blended families.

Exodus - Stokes

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:15 PM
Location
Main
Summary
EXODUS: Let my people go! video series by Tom Bradford Begins January 11 Wednesdays • 6:15–7:15pm • Room B314 Contact: Mary Stokes • dbsgcs12@gmail.com • 864.380.5633 Join us for our video series led by Tom Bradford, who teaches the Old Testament from a Hebraic heritage perspective, and applies that understanding to the work of Christ in the New Testament. We will resume our study of Exodus with Chapter 18, and plan to complete the book of Exodus in May.

Parenting

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:15 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Wednesdays • 6:15–7:15pm • Room B304 Contact: Rev. Charlie Buchanan • cbuchanan@firstpresgreenville.org This Wednesday night group seeks to provide community for young adults as we investigate our Christian faith together. We will focus primarily on parenting and marriage, but will take time to discuss Christian discipleship and hot topics. Each month we will look at a new video series from RightNowMedia.org and discuss it together, drawing out the practical implications for our life in Christ as we seek to raise Godly children and maintain a Christ-centered marriage.

Revive,Corinthians - Leah Cloud

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:15 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

The Kingdom of Heaven - Gill Robison

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:15 PM
Location
Main
Summary
January 4–March 29 Wednesdays • 6:15–7:15pm • Room B303 Contact: Gill Robison • 864.275.7112 What we believe about the Kingdom of Heaven has many implications for how we live our lives today. In this study, we will take a biblical look at the Kingdom of Heaven throughout the Old and New Testaments and see how important our understanding of this topic really is. As we discover the significant differences between the eternal and the temporal, the heavenly and the earthly, we will be challenged about our priorities and mission now, as well as about our expectations and anticipations for the future.

Pastor's Bible Study: Psalms and Proverbs for Today

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:30 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Join Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons at 12:30pm or 6:30pm on Wednesdays as he teaches on the Psalms and Proverbs for today. Come enjoy good food, fellowship, and practical lessons to help you grow in your faith. Live streaming is available at 6:30pm on FirstPresGreenville.org (Media menu), Facebook, and YouTube.

Radiance Bible Study (Women, 20s to early 30s)

Date
Feb 8
Time
6:30 PM
Location
Off
Summary
RADIANCE Bible Study (Women, 20s to early 30s): January 18–March 29 Wednesdays • 6:30–8:00pm • Leaders’ homes throughout downtown Greenville; FPC • Dinner & Bible study Register Online: FirstPresGreenville.org/ministries/ adult-ministries/radiance-bible-study Contact: Diana Orders • dianaorders@charter.net • 630.1525 for more information or to be placed in a small group Radiance Small Groups, for young women in their early twenties to mid-thirties, meet each week in homes on Wednesday evenings, 6:30–8:00pm, for dinner and Bible study.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Date
Feb 8
Time
7:30 PM
Location
Main
Summary
Ringers celebrate the opportunity to worship God in choreographed sound with a 5-octave handbell set and choir chimes. The handbell choir rehearses September through April, and offers music to worship God through Sanctuary worship and musical events multiple times during the year.

Senior High Roots

Date
Feb 8
Time
7:30 PM
Location
Main
Summary
When: Wed, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Senior High Roots

Date
Feb 8
Time
7:30 PM
Location
Main
Summary
During this time each week, all of our high schoolers come together and eat dinner ($3) together before beginning our worship time at 8:00pm. You can expect games, worship, and practical teaching that will engage your student wherever they are.

Pastor of the Day: Stan Johnson (423.2067)

Date
Feb 9
Time
12:01 AM
Location
Off
Summary
One of our pastors is on call every day, 24 hours a day. After hours contact can be made by calling the Church main number, 235.0496, and then pressing "2" for Pastor of the Day information. Pastors are generally available for short term counseling on an individual basis by contacting the Pastors individually.

Men's Bible Fellowship

Date
Feb 9
Time
7:30 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Men of all ages are invited to join us as we study the Bible one book at a time, Genesis through Revelation.

The Vineyard Bookstore Hours

Date
Feb 9
Time
9:00 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Come by The Vineyard Bookstore in the Christian Life Center, sit a spell, and brush up on what’s new in Christian literature. We look forward to seeing you! We offer resource materials relating to Wednesday Advantage classes and other items such as devotional books, Bibles, gifts, children’s books, books on parenting and the family, grief, and much more.

Anxious For Nothing/Colossians - Tina Jones

Date
Feb 9
Time
9:30 AM
Location
Main
Summary
January 5–February 2 Thursdays • 9:30–10:45am • Room B311 Contact: Tina Jones for more information • tjones@firstpresgreenville.org • 565.0921 Do you feel weighed down with worry? Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Could you use some calm? In this five-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores God’s treatment plan for anxiety found in Philippians 4:4-8. As you follow this prescription, you will experience God’s peace—the peace that “transcends all understanding” and will help you reframe the way you look at your fears. While anxiety is a part of life, it doesn’t have to dominate your life. You can discover a life of calm and develop tools for combating the onslaught of anxiety.

Blessed - Nancy Caudel's study

Date
Feb 9
Time
9:30 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Begins January 12 Thursdays • 9:30-11:30am • Room B301 Contact: Nancy Caudel • nancycaudel@att.net • 286.1101 Revelation is a challenging book, but it is not an indiscernible book. It is an important book, a book that warns as well as comforts. It’s a book that confronts our apathy, infuses us with conviction and courage, unveils for us the true nature of things in this world and assures us that evil will be dealt with and eradicated. It stirs all who are in Christ to anticipate being welcomed into the new creation to live in the presence of God forever.

The Book of Romans - Daniel/Humphreys

Date
Feb 9
Time
9:30 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Women’s Study: The Book of Romans video study, by Dr. Michael Kruger January 19–April 6 Thursdays • 9:30-11:30am • Room B315 Contact: Kathi Daniel • kathi.daniel531@gmail.com • 630.2416 Susan Humphreys • slh109@aol.com • 905.6530 “Books of the Bible are like rooms in a house—some let in more light than others.” This statement by Dr. Kruger certainly applies to the book of Romans. This study leads us through Paul’s practical and very relevant teachings, which have had profound impact on our understanding of the gospel of grace and how we are to live. Dr. Kruger’s teaching portion is clear and engaging and is followed by group discussion of the material. Note: Even though this is a continuing study of Romans, new members are welcome and encouraged. We will briefly recap previously studied chapters at the first meeting.

Romans VIII / Thur CBS

Date
Feb 9
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Main
Summary
Women’s Study: Thursday Community Bible Study Group Romans VIII—The Greatest Chapter in the Bible, by David Jeremiah Begins January 12 Thursdays • 11:00am–1:00pm • Room B303 Contact: Charlotte Watson • candmwatson@charter.net •859.9189 Joanne Quantz • jmquantz@gmail.com • 509.0453 If you could read only one book in the Bible, the book to read (because of the brilliant depth of its teaching) would be the book bf Romans. And if you could only read one chapter in the book of Romans, it would be the crown jewel of the Christian teaching: chapter 8. Be prepared to be challenged, transformed, and encouraged by the life-changing truths found in this cohesive study from God’s Word in Romans VIII——The Greatest Chapter in the Bible. Invite a friend! Books available at the first session.

Christian Men's Fellowship

Date
Feb 9
Time
12:00 PM
Location
Main
Summary
The Christian Men’s Fellowship is made up of a group of retired, or nearly retired, men of First Pres. Join us weekly for lunch and an informative, interesting, and inspirational program. Our goal is to share, learn, challenge, and build relationships so that we may become examples of the biblical Jesus. If you wish to reserve a lunch ($8), contact Charlotte Joye (cjoye@firstpresgreenville.org or 565.0956).

Pastor of the Day: Claire Ripley (423.2064)

Date
Feb 10
Time
12:05 AM
Location
Main
Summary
One of our pastors is on call every day, 24 hours a day. After hours contact can be made by calling the Church main number, 235.0496, and then pressing "2" for Pastor of the Day information. Pastors are generally available for short term counseling on an individual basis by contacting the Pastors individually.

Pastor of the Day: Claire Ripley (423.2064)

Date
Feb 11
Time
12:05 AM
Location
Main
Summary
One of our pastors is on call every day, 24 hours a day. After hours contact can be made by calling the Church main number, 235.0496, and then pressing "2" for Pastor of the Day information. Pastors are generally available for short term counseling on an individual basis by contacting the Pastors individually.