Please note a change in the TIME from the original announcement (now meeting at 3PM instead of 4PM!) 

Have you ever been curious about what happens at the First Presbyterian Community Garden plot? Would you like to get involved but aren't sure if you have the time/skills/energy to contribute? 

Join us from 3-4pm on Sunday, March 12 - tour the garden plot, help plant some seeds, see what opportunities are available for all ages and skill levels to serve and learn about how our garden plot directly supports the work of the Community Market of East Alabama!

Please contact Rev. Kathy Reed with any questions -

Join us Saturday, March 11 for a fun morning of service at the Community Market! When we have a full slate of volunteers we are rarely there past 11am, and you are always welcome to come for just part of a shift.

All ages are welcome - kids 12 and under please bring a grown up with you!

Save the date! Our third Wednesday fellowship in March will be on the 15th at 5:15pm in Baird Hall. Publix chicken, drinks, and dessert will be provided - those who can are encouraged to bring a side to share. Stay after to hear a presentation from our Living River presbytery camp staff for an update on opportunities for all ages! 


The season of Lent has begun. Below you will find a full calendar of all our Education, Service, Worship, and Fellowship offerings during this time. A downloadable PDF version of this calendar can be found here

This year's devotional can be downloaded digitally or we will print a set for you to take home and cut into a deck of cards. The cards, one for each day in Lent, offer activities encouraging us to pray, fast, and give as a means of walking through the wilderness with Jesus as we prepare our hearts for the joy of Easter resurrection. 

If you have not yet signed up to receive a copy of our Lenten Devotional, you may do so at this link. Printed copies will be available to pick up at church on Sunday.

Our Lenten Sunday School series for adults begins this Sunday, February 26 at 9:45am in the Chapel*. This study looks at stories of Jesus sharing meals with disciples, friends, even tax collectors and Pharisees, imparting wisdom as he shares the wine and grants forgiveness as he distributes the fish. This study provides biblical insights along with thought-provoking queries regarding our own time, such as whom should we invite to Sunday dinner and who is left out and left behind in our culture today.

*Please note that the 9am worship service taking place in the chapel typically lasts until 9:35/9:40am. Please approach the chapel quietly if you arrive early for Sunday School!*

This Week at FPC

Sunday, March 5, 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 March 5 worship

Sunday Parking Map

Children and Youth News

Our youth had an amazing time at Living River this past weekend. They joined other youth from our presbytery and spent the weekend exploring the theme “When Did We See You?” from Matthew 25:31-46

Children Pre-K through 5th grade

  • In preparation for Children’s Sunday on April 23, the Children’s choir will rehearse on Sundays, continuing on March 12. The children will meet in Baird Hall at 4pm for recreation and then head down to Conway Hall for rehearsal from 4:15 – 5:00. Then we will go back to Baird Hall for dinner from 5 – 5:30. 
  • Children’s Sunday school will meet Sunday, 10–10:45 in their classrooms on the 1st floor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No youth dinner and fellowship this Sunday - have a great Spring Break!


Mar. 5 - Alex Moore, Ed Moran, Jim Seroka

Mar. 6 - Chris Greer

Mar. 7 - Rory Greer

Mar. 8 - Margaret Brinkley, Tripp Hinkle

Mar. 9 - Joe Garrett

Mar. 10 - Jacqui Barnes


Mar. 5 - Karen Herring and Leslie Carter

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

  • 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.
  • Continued prayers of healing and rest for Susan Stanley as she recovers at home after successful knee surgery. We also continue to lift up prayers of healing for Susan’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 Dave Lindahl as he recovers from shoulder surgery. 
  • Prayers of healing for Ellen Sherling as she recovers from an eye procedure.
  • 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 who was recently paralyzed after a routine surgery. Prayers for stamina and endurance as she is determined to walk again.
  • Continued prayers of healing for Denise Salo’s brother Mathew Garrick as he recovers at home after a long stay at the hospital.
  • 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. 
  • 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 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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