First Presbyterian Church Annual Pledge Drive 2024

Many thanks to all of you who have turned in your 2024 pledge to the ministries of FPC!

We are happy to report that, as of Wednesday, Nov. 1: 

  • We have received 95 pledges toward our 2024 budget (note: in 2023 we received 127 pledges total);
  • Of the 95 pledges received, 12 of these are new pledges (from households who did not pledge in 2023);
  • And, of the 95 pledges received, 42 households increased their financial pledge amount from 2023!

At this time, we are still $175,933 away from our goal of $803,460. Every pledge, large and small, helps support the mission, education, worship, and stewardship ministries of this very special congregation.

If you have not yet submitted your pledge, please do so as soon as possible so that our Finance Committee can begin the faithful work of drafting our 2024 Annual Budget.

Paper pledge forms are available at the church, or you can submit your pledge online or download the form at

With gratitude, 

The First Presbyterian Church Generosity Committee

*****DATE CHANGE for November Community Market Volunteering!*****

Because the Community Market will be closed on Saturday, November 11, our monthly volunteer date will now take place on Saturday, November 18. All ages are welcome to join us at the market from 9am-12pm or just part of that shift to stock, clean, greet clients, and help in any way we can! Sign up here to participate.

PW Circles for November

Tuesday, November 14:

9:30 a.m.  Circle #1, Becky Buchanan, 1245 Grove Park, Auburn

9:30 a.m.  Circle #2, Holly Mitchell, 1505 Montrose Road, Auburn

2:30 p.m.  Circle #3, Church library

Wednesday, November 15:

Circle #4, following Mid-week Supper, Room 308

The church will provide the meal so there is no cost. We will serve from 5:15pm to 6:00pm in Baird Hall. We look forward to this meaningful time of church fellowship!

Pictorial Directory Sign Ups

In the upcoming weeks there will be more opportunities to have your picture taken for the new Pictorial Directory Picture. It takes just a few minutes for our team of volunteers to take your picture for the upcoming directory so please consider signing up. We will be taking pictures on: Sunday, November 12; Wednesday, November 15 (during fellowship dinner); Sunday, November 19; and Sunday, December 17. There will be sign up sheets in the narthex. Please contact Nick Reed if you have any questions. 

This Week at FPC

November 5-11, 2023


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

9:30 AM - Coffee and Fellowship (Baird Hall)

9:45 AM - Sunday School for All Ages

11:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Bulletin for November 5 worship

Sunday Parking Map

4:00 PM - Children's Choir Rehearsal

4:00 PM - Confirmation Class

5:00 PM - Jr. & Sr. High Youth Dinner and Fellowship

7:00 PM - UKirk Dinner and Bible Study (Student Center)

Children and Youth News

Children Pre-K through 5th grade

  • Children’s choir rehearsal this Sunday at 4pm. The children will have a short time of recreation in Baird Hall from 4-4:15 and then head down to Conway Hall for choir from 4:15 – 5. Then they will make their way back to Baird Hall for dinner. Please bring $3 for dinner.
  • 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.
  • Acolytes! 3rd – 5th grade parents, click the link to sign your child up!
  • Worship bags are available for all children during worship.

Jr. and Sr. High Youth

  • Confirmation Class meets this Sunday from 4-5pm upstairs in the youth lounge.
  • Jr. and Sr. High Youth will meet this Sunday for dinner in Baird Hall at 5 and Youth Group in the Youth Lounge from 5:30-6:30.
  • Jr/Sr High parents, if you haven’t yet, click the link below to volunteer to help park cars for one of the AU Football home games. The money raised helps to keep the cost of our summer retreats/conferences reasonable.


Nov. 5 - Missy DuToit

Nov. 6 - Reesa Gerards, Katie Lindsey

Nov. 7 - Luann McQueen

Nov. 8 - Katelyn Finch

Nov. 10 - Joan Foil, Steve Reeves


Nov. 5 - Paul and Trish Dimick

Nov. 10 - Mike and Carolyn Williams

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

• Prayers of healing and comfort for Joan Duffett as she navigates health issues at EAMC.

• Prayers of comfort for Marilyn Garrett as she grieves the death of her husband Phil Garrett. Prayers for all the family and friends of Phil as they grieve his death and celebrate his remarkable life. A memorial service for Phill will be held in our sanctuary at 2 p.m. on November 11.

• Prayers of healing for Donine Cooper as she recovers 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 Charlie Johnson as he navigates health issues. Prayers for Peggy as she cares for Charlie.

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

• Prayers of healing and rest for Graves Lovell’s mother as she recovers hip replacement surgery. Prayers for Graves as he cares for his mother.

• Prayers of healing for Jesse Joiner as he recovers at home and navigates health issues.

• Prayers for traveling mercies for Anne Leader and Rich Guether. Anne travels to Italy for four weeks of research. Rich is traveling to visit his father and family. Prayers of healing for Rich’s father Dick as he navigates health issues.

• Prayers for Catherine Wolfe Riley’s father, Ned. Ned found out he 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 for Elizabeth White’s brother Joe, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and is seeking other ways of treatment. Prayers for Elizabeth as she cares for her brother from afar.

• Prayers of healing for Donna Yeager as she navigates significant back pain.

• Prayers of healing for Doug Klinkenborg as he recovers from successful surgery.

• Prayers of healing for Daniel Johnson and his mother as they recover at home after successful kidney donation. 

• 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. Chris will continue a plan of treatment for the upcoming months. 

• Continued prayers for Jesse Joiner’s mother, Ann Joiner, after her hip surgery. 

• Continued prayers of healing for Susan Stanley’s sister Ginger Hester. Ginger has been receiving treatments for health issues. Prayers for healing for Ginger and prayers of thanksgiving for all those who are caring for her. Prayers for Susan as she cares for her sister.

• 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 Todd White’s sister-in-law Patty. Patty is improving and walking.

• 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.

• 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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