Holy Week will be here before we know it! Save the dates above and join us for this very special time in the life of our church. 


Maundy Thursday: 

5:15pm - a congregational meal in Baird Hall will take place, followed immediately by Maundy Thursday worship, including the sacrament of communion


Good Friday: 

7pm - join us in the chapel for a brief but meaningful service of song and scripture, leading into the beginning of our Easter Prayer Vigil


Easter Prayer Vigil: 

Sign up below to participate in this very special tradition of our church. From the end of the Good Friday Service until sunrise on Easter morning, members will take turns spending an hour in prayer in the chapel. All ages are welcome to participate, and security will be present from 9pm-5am.


Easter Sunday: 

Join us for worship at 9am or 11am to celebrate the joy and hope of Christ's Resurrection. Between services, we will have a time of fellowship with refreshments provided as well as an egg hunt for our youngest members. Don't forget to bring flowers to decorate the flower cross in the courtyard!

One Great Hour of Sharing


Each year leading up to Easter Sunday, our congregation partners with Presbyterians worldwide in sharing God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief from natural disasters, food for the hungry, and support for the poor and oppressed through the One Great Hour of Sharing special offering. 


Please make your donation today either online: www.fpcauburn.org/give (please be sure to designate your gift under "special offering") or by writing a check and including "OGHS" in the memo line.

If you would like to order a lily to be placed in our sanctuary on Easter Sunday, you may fill out a paper form (also available in the narthex) or complete this Google form by Monday, March 25. Checks may be mailed to the church office or placed in the collection plate on Sundays (please do NOT include on same check as pledge payments - thank you!). If a plant is given in your honor (or in memory of a family member), please take it home after the 11:00 a.m. Easter service.


Thank you to all our friends who have supported our 2024 Warm Hearts Blanket Drive! We are thrilled to announce that we had over 1,000 new blankets donated to share with our partner agencies/organizations!  Fun photo of our young adults! We had a great time on our shopping trip for blankets!


Thank you!


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


The vigil starts directly after the Good Friday service on March 29 and continues until sunrise, 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31. All are encouraged to join in prayer throughout the weekend anywhere – anytime you can, (no sign-up is needed if outside the chapel). A variety of materials will be available to help guide your prayer hour in the Chapel and online.  


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.


Share your celebrations, concerns, and thanksgivings! Prayer request cards can be found in various locations around the church building. Fill in and drop them in the Sunday offering plate or in appropriately marked boxes. 


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

Lay Readers Needed for Spring and Summer


Sign up to serve as a lay reader at our 11am worship service during the months of April - August. Members and friends of FPC of all ages are encouraged to volunteer. A pastor will provide all of the prayers and liturgy. Please reach out to Nick or Kathy Reed if you have any questions about this. Sign up here!

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

The Alabama Arise Legislative Day is Tuesday, April 2, in Montgomery at the Alabama State House in Room 200 (11 South Union Street). We need to make sure our voices are heard as we advocate for a better Alabama for all. 

 

9:30 a.m. Registration in Room 200 State House.  

10:00 a.m. Briefing meeting. 

12:15 p.m. News conference and legislative visits. 

2:30 p.m. Membership meeting to debrief.

 

There is no cost for this event, but a $15 donation for lunch is suggested. 

 

Please register by March 25 as seating is limited. The preferred way is to register online at alariseaction.org/legislative-day-2024. You can also email info@alarise.org with your name and contact information. Let Harriette Huggins know if you register so carpooling can be arranged.

This Week at FPC

Mar. 24-30, 2024


Sunday

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

10:40 a.m. - Called Session Meeting (Chapel)

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

Bulletin for March 24 worship

Sunday Parking Map

4:00 p.m. - Children's Fellowship & Dinner

5:00 p.m. - Youth Dinner & Fellowship

7:00 p.m. - UKirk Dinner & Bible Study


Thursday

5:15 p.m. - Congregational Dinner (Baird Hall)

6:15 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Worship Service (Sanctuary)


Friday

7:00 p.m. - Good Friday Worship Service (Chapel)

~8:00 p.m. - Easter Vigil Begins (Chapel/Home0


Children and Youth News


Children Pre-K through 5th grade


  • This Sunday is Palm Sunday! Children will process in with palms during the first hymn. Meet in the narthex after Sunday school, before worship begins. 
  • 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: The next couple Sundays (3/24 & 4/7) from 4-5 p.m. 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, and then dinner from 5-5:30.


Jr. and Sr. High Youth


  • Jr. and Sr. High Youth will meet Sunday for dinner in Baird Hall at 5 p.m. and Youth Group in the Youth Lounge from 5:30-6:30.
  • Youth Group Dinner Sign Up
  • MONTREAT DEADLINE! Registration deadline for both Youth and Middle School Conferences is March 31!!



Coming Soon


Youth Sunday - April 7

Children's Sunday - April 14


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 

Birthdays 


Mar. 26 - Wheeler Garrett, Alex Kaeppler, Lauren Smith

Mar. 28 - Kim Hochard, Bob Recknor, Carolyn Williams

Mar. 30 - Dana Caudle


Anniversaries


Mar. 24 - Henry and Shirley Helmke

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations



• Prayers of healing for Terry Ley as he navigates health issues at home. Prayers for Mari and all those who are caring for Terry.

• 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.

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

• Prayers of healing for Mary Baird’s brother-in-law Bill as he recovers at home from successful double-bypass 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 continues to improve from a significant leg injury.

• Prayers of healing for Clay Price’s father as recovers from a fall. Prayers for Clay as he cares for his father.

• 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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