Come dressed in your work boots and bring your gardening gloves! 

Join us at 4 p.m. on February 27 at the Auburn University Community Garden (1161 W Samford Ave.) for a dedication service of our church's garden plot. We will learn about plans for the garden, plant some seeds, create our sign, and have a short dedication service to pray for the hands that will tend this soil and the clients of the Community Market who will receive our harvest. 

If the rain gets in the way of our plans we will reschedule, but we hope to see you there!

Join us this Wednesday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary for worship, prayer, and the imposition of ashes. "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Congregational Meeting

Save the date! The FPC Session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, March 13, following the 11 a.m. worship service for the purpose of approving the pastors' terms of call for 2022.
The Season of Lent Begins Ash Wednesday, March 2

The season of Lent is quickly approaching. This year's theme, "Grounded," will weave together our congregation's recent Mission commitments to food insecurity, a Lenten Sunday School Series focusing on God's creation, and (linked here), a daily devotional calendar that will ground us in God's Word through scripture and prayer. Printed copies of this calendar will be available in worship beginning February 20.
Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women Circles will meet on Tuesday, March 8.
  • Circle 1 will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Barbara Dunham’s home at 1199 Town Creek Dr., Auburn. 
  • Circle 2 will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Joan Duffett’s home at 1601 Professional Pkwy 316, Auburn. 
  • Circle 3 will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the church library. If you are not already in a PW Circle and would like to join, you are most welcome.
Circle leaders are Barbara Dunham #1 (229.881.2957), Susan Stanley #2 (334.203.1951), and Barbara Fletcher #3 (334.203.1484).
Ushers Needed for 2022

Earlier this month, per the recommendation of the COVID Task Force, the session approved a motion to begin resuming some of the worship practices that had been suspended throughout the course of the pandemic. One such practice is the regular rotation of volunteer ushers. Below we have provided sign up genius links for both head ushers and ushering teams. If you have never served as head usher before, there is a newly edited guide and plenty of volunteers and staff that will be happy to walk you through the process. This commitment is for the 11am service only.

(This person coordinates the ushering team, manages the offering, and closes up the sanctuary at the end of the service. These volunteers typically sign up for a month at a time, but you can split your month with another individual if that works better for your schedule.)

(Beginning in March we will resume the passing of the offering plate. In addition to other duties, these are the ushers who pass the plate during the service. These volunteers typically sign up for a week at a time. This is a great opportunity for youth to be involved in worship!)

If you have any questions you'd like to ask before signing up, please do not hesitate to contact our current Head Usher Coordinator, Tripp Hinkle at
Alabama Arise will have a rally to support untaxing groceries Tuesday, March 15, at noon, in front of the Statehouse, 11 S Union St., Montgomery. Harriette Huggins is planning to attend and can take up to three comfortably in her car. Contact her if you are interested in attending. 334-332-0427.
This Week at FPC

Sunday, February 27
9 a.m. - Worship with communion in the sanctuary
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School
11 a.m. - Worship in the sanctuary

Update from Session on COVID-19 Precautions

On January 3, the FPC Session approved the following recommendation from our COVID Task Force:
  • Masks will remain required in all worship services.
  • We will discontinue the use of sign up genius and remove pew numbers in the sanctuary.
  • We will continue to socially distance in the pews and will rely on the pad and paper friendship registers for contact tracing.
  • We will return to passing offering plates during worship and including an offertory in the order of worship (11am service only).
  • We will recruit acolytes and ushers to resume a regular rotation of duties.

As a result of this new policy, here is what you can expect over the next several weeks in worship:
  • Effective immediately, you do not need to sign up to reserve a pew in worship.
  • When you arrive for worship, please pay close attention to the sections of each pew that have been blocked off. This will help us continue proper social distancing.
  • Upon arrival, please fill out the friendship register located in each pew. This will help us maintain a record of who was present in worship should the need for contact tracing arise. If you would rather register your presence through a touchless option, there is a QR code available on the back of the bulletin.
  • In the weeks ahead, we will begin to resume the passing of the offering plate and the participation of acolytes in the service. 

Many thanks to our COVID Task Force and Session members for continuing to discern measures for our congregation that will do our best to ensure the health and safety of our members, friends, and visitors.

All updates on our current COVID policies can be found at
Sanctuary Flower Sign-up

We are returning to a physical, in-person sign-up sheet for Sanctuary flowers! The sign-up sheet is located outside of the receptionist’s office in the main church office building. If you had previously signed up for a date using the SignUp Genius webpage, your name has already been transferred to the new paper sign-up sheet on the appropriate date.

If you are unable to sign up in person, you may also contact Sarah Wolak at 334-728-7853 to sign up for a date. You are welcome to split the cost with another family-- just be sure to write both names on the line. The cost of the flowers has been increased to $50 per arrangement, not including tax and delivery fee. As before, you are welcome to bring the arrangements home after the service, or to leave them to be delivered to other members of the congregation.
Children and Youth News

Children Pre-K through 5th grade
•   Parents of 2nd through 5th graders: Acolytes are coming back the first Sunday of Lent! Beginning March 6, our 2nd through 5th graders will be lighting the candles at the beginning of the 11 a.m. worship service.
•   VBS will be June 20-23. More details to come!!!
•   The nursery is available from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday mornings for children birth to age 3.
•   Godly Play: After the Word to Grow By (at 11 a.m. worship), children ages 4 to 1st Grade will go to the Godly Play room to worship together for the remainder of the worship service.
•   Children’s Sunday school meets Sunday from 9:45 – 10:45 upstairs in the children’s classrooms.
•   Worship bags are also available for all children during worship.
•   Masks are required indoors for children 3 & over and youth, as well as all adults working with them.

Jr. and Sr. High Youth
•   Mark your calendars!
- the Montreat Youth Conference for rising 9th graders through graduated seniors will be July 10-16, 2022
- the Montreat Middle School Conference for rising 6th through rising 8th graders will be July 20-24, 2022 (this is a new conference, more info to come)
- the Charleston Youth Mission Trip for Jr. and Sr. High Youth will be June 5-10, 2022 (this is a new retreat, more info to come)
•   Jr. and Sr. High Sunday school meets Sunday from 9:45-10:45 in the Sr. High room.
•   No youth meetings this Sunday evening due to the Living River Retreat.

Feb. 27 - David Carter, Charlie Reed, Anna Wohleb
Feb. 28 - Nicole Boswell
Feb. 29 - Kathy Tamblyn
Mar. 4 - Allison Moore
Mar. 5 - Alex Moore, Ed Moran, Jim Seroka


Mar. 1 - Debbie and Evert Duin (25th!)
Mar. 2 - Donine and Doug Cooper (20th!)
Mar. 3 - Frank and Dorothy Hinkle Uhlig
Mar. 5 - Leslie Carter and Karen Herring
Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

For the time period in which our church family is worshiping virtually, our pastors have decided that prayer concerns will be shared via weekly email. These individuals will most certainly be prayed for during our Sunday worship service, but their names and specific concerns will not be shared via broadcast.

  • Prayers of comfort and strength for Phil and Marilyn Garrett as they grieve the sudden death of their son Mike Garrett. Mike passed away suddenly this week at their home.
  • Prayers of comfort and strength for Shirley and Henry Helmke as they grieve the death of their daughter Marilyn Helmke Horsefield. Please keep all of their family in your prayers during this extremely difficult time.
  • Prayers of comfort and strength for the family of Catherine Vandegrift, who passed away last week in South Carolina.
  • Prayers of comfort and strength for the family of Tom Winter, who passed away on Thursday. If you would like to send them a card, Rachel’s and Patti’s address is:
118 St. Charles Drive
Helena, AL 35080
  • Prayers for Liz Lindahl as gets settled into her new home at Oak Park. Her new address is:
Oak Park, Room 129
1365 Gatewood Drive
Auburn, AL 36830
  • We pray for the nation of Ukraine and we pray for peace as they face senseless violence and war from another nation. We pray that all will come to a peaceful solution and no more people will be injured or killed.
  • Prayers of support for Jo and Raymond Cooper and all their family as Jo and Raymond move to a new home at Oak Park. For now they would not like any visitors, but would love cards and notes from our church family. Their new address:
Oak Park, Room 123
1365 Gatewood Drive
Auburn, AL 36830
  • Prayers of comfort and strength for Jesse and Jana Patterson as they grieve the death of Jesse’s grandmother who died yesterday and Jesse’s grandfather who died last month.
  • We continue to pray for healing and wholeness for those dealing with issues related to Covid-19. We also continue to pray for all the health care workers as they tend to everyone’s well being. 
  • Continued prayers of healing for Carol Griffin as she faces complications from her previous surgery. Also prayers for Carol’s brother, Jerry Johnson, as he recovers from a heart attack and Covid-19.
  • Continued prayers of healing for Bill Combs as receives treatment for cancer.
  • Please continue to pray for many members of our church who are dealing with illness or significant health issues, but at this time do not wish to be mentioned by name.
  • Prayers for Tripp Hinkle’s mother as she receives treatment for cancer. 
  • Prayers for Amy Kilner and her family (daughter in law of Dorothy Moran). Amy is in need of a kidney transplant and is currently looking for a donor.  
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