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.



An Illustrated Lent for Families: This is My Body explores how Jesus lived in his body on earth and invites us to take care of – and embrace the goodness of – our own bodies. Each week highlights a different story from Jesus’ life and connects it to shared human experiences – like growing up, taking naps, or drinking water. By engaging with these stories through a broad lens of embodiment, This is My Body seeks to inspire curiosity, wonder and awe in all ages.


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)

The Personnel Committee is now accepting applications for a part-time position as Program Director for our UKirk Campus Ministry program. If you know someone who:

  • loves working with college students
  • has excellent organizational & communication skills
  • and would enjoy working as a member of the FPC church staff


please share the above job description and encourage them to contact Personnel Committee Chair, Holly Mitchell at hollymitchell@email.com

Second Saturday at the Community Market!

Saturday - MARCH 9 - 9am-12pm


It may be Spring Break but we are still looking forward to serving our friends at the Community Market! Join us from 9am-12pm (or anytime in-between) to help the staff and clients of the Community Market of East Alabama. All ages are welcome - sign up below!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548A8A92CA3FC1-second#/


Please join us for the PRAYER VIGIL - Prayer without ceasing!


We are dedicating a special time, which we call the vigil, to seeking God through prayer. This is a significant event in the life of our church where we take a break for at least an hour to reflect on the working of the spirit, both within and without. It's a time to prepare ourselves for Easter, where we will be nourished together and gain direction for our future work. We strive to have someone sign up to be in prayer for every hour of the vigil. The prayer vigil starts directly after the Good Friday service on March 29, and continues until sunrise, 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31. 


We encourage you to sign up to commit to setting aside one hour to be with God in our Chapel. Groups and families are encouraged to sign up together. A variety of materials will be available to help guide your prayer hour. More than one person can sign up for the same slot. You will be reminded via email or phone a day or two before your time slot. In addition, all are encouraged to join throughout the weekend anywhere - anytime.

During this time, we can share our various celebrations, concerns, and thanksgivings!


Prayer request cards will be available in the Narthex and Chapel. Drop them in the Sunday offering plate or in appropriately marked boxes around the church. 


Sign-up: You can sign up for the chapel hours online at this link, or on a paper signup sheet in the Narthex before and after church. 


For more information or help in signing up contact:  Shane Klugh 334-707-0626

This Week at FPC

Mar. 3-9, 2024


Sunday

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

(No Coffee and Fellowship this Sunday - back Mar. 10)

9:45 AM - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Bulletin for March 3 worship

Sunday Parking Map


Monday

10:00 AM - Sowers & Knitters (3rd floor Work Room)


Happy Spring Break Week!


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 will not meet this Sunday due to Spring Break. Join us next Sunday from 4-5pm and then dinner from 5-5:30. The children will gather in Baird Hall for Easter/Lent crafts, art projects, and a mission project. Then the next 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 not meet this Sunday due to Spring Break. See you next Sunday!
  • Youth Group Dinner Sign Up
  • Confirmation Class will not meet this Sunday. See you Sunday, March 10!



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 

Birthdays 


Mar. 3 - Nathan Steele

Mar. 4 - Allison Moore

Mar. 5 - Alex Moore, Ed Moran, Jim Seroka

Mar. 6 - Chris Greer

Mar. 7 - Rory Greer

Mar. 8 - Margaret Brinkley

Mar. 9 - Joe Garrett

Mar. 10 - Jacqui Barnes


Anniversaries


Mar. 3 - Frank and Dorothy Hinkle Uhlig

Mar. 5 - Leslie Carter and Karen Herring

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations



• 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 Todd White as he prepares for outpatient back surgery this Friday. Prayers for all the doctors and nurses as they tend to him and prayers for Elizabeth as she cares for him.

• Prayers of comfort and wholeness for Carolyn William’s brother-in-law Jack Huey as he receives hospice care. Continued prayers for Carolyn’s sister Beverly Huey as she navigates health issues herself and cares for Jack. Prayers for Carolyn as she cares for her family.

• Prayers of healing for Mary Baird’s brother-in-law Bill as he recovers from successful double by pass surgery. Prayers for Mary’s sister Carol and niece and nephew as they care for Bill.  

• Prayers of healing and wholeness for Becky Buchanan’s family friend Hughes Allen who has been diagnosed with cancer.

• 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 and wholeness for Bob Recknor’s sister-in-law Carol Recknor as she receives Intensive Care in Florida. 

• 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.

• 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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