Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Please join us in celebrating our graduating high school seniors -  Alex Forster, Myla Ragan, Ben Stewart, Stella Stewart, Duncan Whatley - at 11:00 a.m. worship this Sunday. There will be cake and punch in their honor in the courtyard following the service. We are proud of your accomplishments!

Pentecost Offering 2024

The Pentecost Offering is one of four special offerings taken up by our church each year, part of our greater connectional relationship to the Presbyterian Church (USA). One special feature of this annual offering (as illustrated below) is that our congregation retains 40% of the offering to share with a local organization committed to helping children at risk.

At its stated meeting last month, the FPC Session unanimously voted to make Baby Steps Auburn ( the beneficiary of our 2024 Pentecost Offering. As an organization, Baby Steps empowers pregnant and parenting college students facing an unplanned pregnancy at Auburn University to have their education and their baby ​by providing housing, support, and community.

If you would like to donate to the Pentecost offering this year, you may do so by putting a check or envelope in the offering plate marked "Pentecost" or by donating online at and choosing the "special offering" option.

VBS registration is now open!!!

This summer we are doing VBS a little differently. We will still be offering four amazing days of VBS but instead of all in one week, we are offering two days in June and two days in July! Choose one, two, three, or all four days! There is a place on the registration form to indicate which days your child can attend. We are hoping this will allow more of our kiddos to participate.

The dates are Sundays, June 16, June 30, July 14, and July 28 from 4-7pm.

Click the link below and register ASAP!

Leith Lectures 2024

For this year's Leith Lecture Series we look forward to welcoming author Rev. Mary Ann McKibben Dana (August 17-18 - more details to come.) In anticipation of this event, we will be offering a summer book club to explore her book, Hope: A User's Manual. 

We will meet several times in June and July. (Exact meeting dates and times will be determined by the availability of those interested in participating.) 

If you'd like to join us, please fill out this form and you will be contacted with more information. Questions? Contact Kathy Reed at

Summer Lay Readers

We are still in need of lay readers for our summer months! Please use the sign up link below to volunteer for a Sunday in June, July, or early August:

This Week at FPC

May 19-25, 2024


9:00 a.m. - Worship Service with Weekly Communion (Chapel)

9:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship (Baird Hall)

9:45 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 a.m. - Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Bulletin for May 19 worship

Sunday Parking Map

Children and Youth News

Children Pre-K through 5th grade

  • Children’s Sunday school meets this Sunday from 10-10:45 in their classrooms on the first floor.
  • Worship bags are available for all children during worship.
  • Godly Play: No Godly Play or Children’s Church this Sunday. The children will remain in worship for the entire service so that they may take Communion.

Jr. and Sr. High Youth

  • Jr./Sr. High Sunday school meets this Sunday from 10-10:45 upstairs in the youth lounge.
  • There is no youth this Sunday. Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group will take a break for the summer. Mark you calendars - the Fall Kickoff is August 11.

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

Charleston Youth Mission (Registration is closed) - June 2-7, 2024

Montreat Youth Conference - July 7-13, 2024

Montreat Middle School Conference - July 17-21, 2024 


May 21 - David Boswell, Emma Greer, Julia Hannay

May 22 - Paula Backscheider, Sarah Caroline Joiner

May 24 - Ken Autrey, Mary Simon

May 25 - Catherine Wolfe Riley


May 22 - Derek and Kim Holman

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

• Prayers of healing for Amanda Covington Anderson as she begins treatment for her recent cancer diagnosis. Prayers for Frank and Carole and all of Amanda’s family as they care for her.

• Prayers of healing and rest for Nancy Sanker as she continues to navigate health issues. 

• Prayers of healing for Joan Foil’s grandaughter Kate Mouchet as she prepares for surgery.

• 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 Kay Recknor’s brother Don Decker as he navigates health issues.

• Prayers for Kay Recknor’s family friend Jack Mallory as he navigates significant health issues.

• Continued prayers of healing for Henry Helmke as he navigates health issues at home. Prayers for Shirley and all of the caring for Henry.

• Prayers of healing for Don Ball’s son, Kelly Ball, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for recurrence of cancer.

• Prayers of healing for Daniel and Amanda Johnson’s nephew James Ivey as he receives critical care. Prayers for the doctors and caregivers who are caring for him, especially his parents and family.

• Prayers of healing for Dibba Spear’s friend Sam Franklin as he recovers from knee replacement surgery.

• Prayers for former Ukirk student Shannon Smith as she recovers at home after having a stroke.

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

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

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

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

• 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.

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