Once again this year we are glad to be able to offer meaningful opportunities for prayer, worship, service, and study during the season of Lent.

If you are interested in having a copy of our devotional guide, The Poetry of Lent: A Lenten Companion to Mary Oliver's Devotions, you may download a digital copy for your tablet or e-reader here. A copy of the companion poems are available as a PDF download here.

Or, if you would like a copy printed for you at the church, please fill out this google form and someone will follow up with you when your printed copy is available.

This year's Children, Youth, and Families Lenten Devotion, "This is My Body," will be emailed next week to families on the Children and Youth mailing list.

If you'd like a printed copy, please email Chris Sarkowski to have one printed for you to pick up.

Throughout the season of Lent we will have ongoing faith formation opportunities for all ages! If you have questions about any of the offerings please reach out to the appropriate staff member: 

Children and Youth - Chris Sarkowski (csarkowski@fpcauburn.org

Adult Education - Kathy Reed (kreed@fpcauburn.org)

PCM Annual Luncheon

Presbyterian Community Ministry will hold its Annual Luncheon on February 19 from 11:45 to 1 p.m. in Baird Hall. There will be a delicious lunch and Fred Bennett will be speaking. No reservations are necessary – everyone is welcome.

Congratulations, Elder Deborah Thomas!

At the stated February meeting of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, held on Thursday the 15th at Northern Heights Presbyterian Church in Selma, FPC Auburn Elder Deborah Thomas was installed as the Moderator of the Presbytery.

Please join us in celebrating Deborah and thanking her for her service to God in and through the ministries of our presbytery! 

Sign up here to provide a meal for our college students during the 2024 spring semester. You may join together with friends to cook something for the students, drop off a meal you've prepared ahead of time, or simply donate money to cover the costs of a Sunday evening meal. 

Our students are always grateful for the hospitality they receive at the table from their FPC family. Thank you for supporting campus ministry!

This Week at FPC

Feb. 18-24, 2024


9:00 AM - Worship Service with Weekly Communion (Chapel)

9:30 AM - Coffee and Fellowship (Baird)

9:45 AM - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Bulletin for February 18 worship

Sunday Parking Map

4:00 PM - Children Fellowship & Dinner

4:00 PM - Confirmation Class

5:00 PM - Youth Dinner & Fellowship

5:30 PM - Stated Session Meeting (Library/Zoom)

7:00 PM - UKirk Dinner & Bible Study


11:45 AM - PCM Annual Luncheon (Baird)


6:00 PM - Adult Choir Rehearsal

Children and Youth News

Children Pre-K through 5th grade

  • Acolytes! 3rd – 5th grade parents, click the link to sign your child up!
  • Children's Church during 11 a.m. worship
  • Worship bags are available for all children during worship.
  • Godly Play: After the Word to Grow By (at 11 a.m. worship), children ages 4 to 2nd grade will go to the Godly Play room to worship together for the remainder of the worship service.
  • Children's Fellowship/Choir begins this Sunday from 4-5pm and then dinner from 5-5:30. The first three Sundays (2/18, 2/25, and 3/10) the children will gather in Baird Hall for Easter/Lent crafts, art projects, and a mission project. Then the last three Sundays (3/17, 3/24, 4/7) the children will have a brief time of recreation in Baird Hall and then head down to Conway Hall for choir rehearsal in preparation for Children's Sunday.

Jr. and Sr. High Youth

  • Jr. and Sr. High Youth will meet Sunday for dinner in Baird Hall at 5 p.m. and Youth Group in the Youth Lounge from 5:30-6:30.
  • Youth Group Dinner Sign Up
  • Confirmation Class meets at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Youth Lounge on the 3rd floor.
  • Jr./Sr. High Presbytery Retreat to Living River - Feb. 23-25: The registration link for the Living River retreat has now been posted on the Presbytery website!!! Please follow the link below to register your child for the retreat:


-Cost is $40 per youth (paid to the church) and includes transportation, 4 meals, two nights lodging, and retreat programming. 

-When registering, please click Bill the Church under the payment section.

-We will leave no later than 5 pm on Friday, Feb. 23 and return no later than 2pm on Sunday, Feb 25. I will send a packing list and any other details closer to the retreat.

Save the Date

Youth Sunday - April 7

Children's Sunday - April 14

Summer Mission Trip and Conference Dates for Jr. and Sr. High Youth

Charleston Youth Mission - June 2-7, 2024

Montreat Youth Conference - July 7-13, 2024

Montreat Middle School Conference - July 17-21, 2024 


Feb. 19 - Quincy Hochard

Feb. 21 - Merrijo Tamblyn

Feb. 22 - Mitchell Lane


Feb. 18 - Kyle and Katie Lindsey

Feb. 23 - Quincy and Kim Hochard

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

• Prayers of comfort for Elizabeth White and all the White and Harrison family as they grieve the death of her brother Joe Harrison. 

• Continued prayers for Edmund Holman who is now home after receiving inpatient mental health for the last few weeks. Prayers for all of the Holman family as they care for Edmund.

• Prayers of joy and thanksgiving for Deborah Thomas who installed Thursday as the moderator of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley. So grateful for Deborah and they ways she shares her gifts in ministry.

• Continued prayers of comfort for Peggy Johnson and all the Johnson family as they grieve the death of Charlie Johnson. There will be a memorial service for Charlie on Saturday, February 17 at 11:00am at Embrace Church in Auburn.

• Prayers of healing for Kay Recknor as she recovers from a significant leg injury. Prayers for Bob, Karen, Bob, and all her family as they care for her.

• Prayers of healing for Clay Price’s mother, Faye Price, as she navigates significant health issues. Prayers for Clay as he cares for his mother.

• Please continue to pray for many members of our church who are dealing with illness, significant health issues, grief, and difficult circumstances but at this time do not wish to be mentioned by name. Prayers of healing, wholeness, and comfort for many in our congregation.

• Prayers for Amy Kilner (daughter in law of Dorothy Moran) as she recovers from a kidney transplant.

• Prayers of healing for Donine Cooper as she continues to recover at home from surgery. Prayers for Doug as he cares for her.

• Prayers for Jim Foil and his family as they continue to manage Jim’s health.

• Prayers of healing for Todd Jolly’s brother Robby as he awaits test for a cancer diagnosis. Prayers for Todd as he cares for his brother from a far.

• Prayers for Catherine Wolfe Riley’s father, Ned. Ned has a recurrence of cancer and will be undergoing treatment over the next few months. Prayers for Catherine as she cares for her father..

• Prayers of healing and rest for Donna Yeager’s mother, Patsy Yeager, as she navigates health issues.

• Prayers healing and comfort for Sarah Wolak’s mother, Susan French. Prayers of comfort and strength for Sarah and all her family as they care for her mother.

• Continued prayers of healing for Chris Greer. We especially pray for good healing and rest as Chris recovers from successful treatments. We continue to rejoice with Chris because the latest scans show no sign of cancer. We are so grateful the chemotherapy treatments have been successful.

• Prayers for Brooke Myers as she cares for her father, Charlie Myers. Charlie is recovering from a fall and has moved to Morningside.

• Prayers of healing for Debbie Duin’s friend Ann Suttles who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

• Prayers of healing for Carolyn William’s sister Beverly Huey as she navigates health issues. Prayers for Carolyn as she cares for her sister.

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