Food with Friends!

(Formally known as Divine Dinners)

Food With Friends is a wonderful opportunity for members to participate in small groups outside of Sunday worship. Please know these are open to anyone that would like to join in. Feel free to contact Nick ( or the coordinator if you have questions or would like to participate. 

Men’s Breakfast Group – This group meets at Chappy’s for breakfast for conversation and fellowship at Chappy’s on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 8:00 a.m. (Coordinator – Jim Dunham)

“Next Steps” Ladies’ Support Group – This group is designed to be a support group for women that are in a “next step” of life (ex. widows, caregivers, divorcees, job change or recent retiree). They meet on the 4th Thursday of the month in the church library. Members bring their own lunch. (Coordinator – Julie Price)

Sunday Noon Group – This group meets Immediately following church and goes to a local restaurant. (Coordinator – Barbara Dunham)

Weekend Warriors – These groups meet on Friday or Saturday evenings in homes or at local restaurants. Members take turns planning the monthly or bimonthly events. (Coordinators– Kirsten Yost and Jim Disque)

Quarterly Crew – This group will meet quarterly. Location, time, and dates will be determined by the members.  (Coordinator – Elizabeth White)

Second Saturdays at the Community Market

Many thanks to the group of 14 volunteers from FPC who came to serve at the Community Market of East Alabama this past Saturday! While there we learned that over the last few months, the Community Market has seen an incredible increase in the number of clients seeking assistance with food insecurity. If you would like to come help, we have another opportunity to volunteer coming up on February 11 from 9am-12pm - all ages are welcome!

Sign up to provide dinner to the college students! 

The spring semester begins this week, and UKirk will start on January 15! If you would like to get to know our college students, consider signing up to bring dinner for UKirk one Sunday evening this semester. We typically have 12-15 students come to dinner and volunteers bring a main dish, salad or side, and dessert. You are welcome to stay for dinner or drop something off. If you unable to bring a dinner, but would like to contribute to feeding the students, you can make a donation to UKirk by sending a check made out to the church with "UKirk Meal Fund" written in the memo. Thank you for supporting UKirk and the college students! 

Sign up to bring dinner here!

Thank You

My family and I greatly appreciate the prayers, contact, and assistance provided during Vonda's illness, as well as after her passing. In such situations, those things are priceless. Thank you.

Don Ball

This Week at FPC

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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

9:30 AM - Coffee & Fellowship (Baird)

9:45 AM - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Bulletin for January 29 worship

Sunday Parking Map

Children and Youth News

Children Pre-K through 5th grade

  • Children’s Sunday school will meet Sunday, 10–10:45 in their classrooms on the 1st floor.
  • Children’s Church: After the Word to Grow By (at 11 a.m. worship), children ages 4 to 1st grade will go to the Preschool Room to worship together for the remainder of the worship service.
  • Worship bags are also available for all children during worship.

Jr. and Sr. High Youth

  • Jr. and Sr. High Sunday school will meet in the Youth Lounge on the third floor this Sunday.
  • Jr. and Sr. High Youth group will meet this Sunday. Dinner in Baird Hall at 5pm. Youth Group upstairs in the Youth Lounge from 5:30 – 6:30pm.
  • Jr. and Sr. High Parents, mark your calendars! The Presbytery Retreat at Living River will be Feb. 24 – 26. Chris will send out a registration link as soon as it is posted on the Presbytery website.
  • Youth will meet for First Wednesday Fellowship this Wednesday (Feb. 1), 7-8pm. Bring a friend!


Jan. 30 - Eunice Bonsi

Feb. 1 - Paul Dimick

Feb. 3 - Jamie Wheeles

Feb. 4 - Sally Boswell, Emmett Winn

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

  • Prayers of healing for Steve Schmidt as he recovers from successful knee surgery.
  • Prayers of healing for Shirley Helmke as she recovers at home from some health issues and after a brief stay at EAMC.
  • Prayers for Brooke Myers as she cares for her father, Charlie Myers. Charlie is recovering from a fall and has moved to Morningside.
  • Prayers for Anne Leader as she prepares for a scheduled heart procedure next week.
  • Prayers of healing for Todd White’s sister in law Patty who was recently paralyzed after a routine surgery. Prayers for stamina and endurance as she is determined to walk again.
  • Prayers of healing for Denise Salo’s brother Mathew Garrick who is in the hospital in Michigan as he faces several health issues.
  • Please be in prayer for Chris Greer and the Greer family. Chris is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. At this time they greatly appreciate the prayers of the congregation——cards are also welcome.
  • Prayers of comfort for Liz Lindahl as she receives hospice care. We pray for strength and peace for her family as they surround Liz with love and care. 
  • Shannon Huggins is grateful for all the prayers and is now fully recovered. 
  • Please continue to pray for many members of our church who are dealing with illness, significant health issues, and grief, but at this time do not wish to be mentioned by name. Prayers of healing and comfort for many in our congregation.
  • Prayers of healing for Liz Lindahl’s roommate at Oak Park Linda Hammond as she deals with significant health issues.
  • 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 of healing for Jessica Barnes’ father, Kit Bays, as he navigates health issues. Prayers for Jessica and all the Barnes family as they care for him.
  • Prayers of healing for Kay Recknor’s friends the Rev. Mitzi Lesher-Thomas and her husband the Rev. Troy Thomas. Mitzi has glioblastoma brain cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy.
  • 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.
  • Prayers of healing for Jason Banks (Margaret Brinkley’s neighbor). Jason is now back at work. However is recovering from successful shoulder surgery.
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