Children's Sunday 2023

Many thanks to the children of FPC for leading us in worship on Sunday, April 23. We are grateful to our organist and children's choir director, Tyra Crowe, for helping them prepare their musical offerings!

The beginning of May will be a busy time around the church - on Monday, May 1, a portion of the parking lot will be unavailable as repairs to the lot are being done. We will also be installing new carpet in the sanctuary. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. If you have any concerns about access to the building during the first two weeks of May, please email Rev. Kathy Reed at

Help Our Garden Grow

The FPC Community Garden is an important part of our church’s mission in “loving God and our fellow human beings.” We build community and relationships among each other and work to serve the community at large through our bountiful harvests - every bit of food we harvest is donated to the Community Market!


Sign Up for a Weekly Weeding Party Date

“Start at the Garden” - Gather friends or family to pull weeds at the garden. Bring gloves and tools. Then go do something fun together!  

Daily Morning Waterings

Volunteers are needed to water on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Watering needs to happen before 10:00 a.m. and can be skipped if it rains. (Contact Katie Forster

Weekly Harvest and Deliver to Community Market  

(Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings) 

The Community Market is open for deliveries on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings. Plastic bags or bins can be used to take in produce. It is helpful if this person has knowledge about what/when to harvest. (Contact Katie Forster

For any other questions about volunteering in the garden, please contact Elder Katie Forster at 334-329-9672 or

The Hickoks Are Moving to Tennessee

Our tenure in Alabama has come to a close and we are heading north on May 1. Our new address is 2602 Burgess Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37128. Our email address and telephone numbers have not changed. Come see us!

Punch on the Lawn! You may sign up to serve by clicking the Sign-up Genius link. Please contact Holly Mitchell with any questions.

Why Presbyterians Are Like That Will NOT Meet This Week!

Our "Why Presbyterians Are Like That" class will not meet this Sunday, April 30. We look forward to resuming at 9:45am in the chapel on Sunday, May 7! 

Help support food insecurity in our community by participating the Letter Carriers' Food Drive on Saturday, May 13. All food collected stays with local agencies and families!

This Week at FPC

April 30 - May 6, 2023


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

9:30 AM - Coffee, Donuts & Fellowship (Baird)

9:45 AM - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Bulletin for April 30 worship

Sunday Parking Map

4:00 PM - Youth Fellowship @ Escape Rooms Auburn

7:00 PM - UKirk Dinner & Bible Study


3:30 PM - Bible Journaling (Library)

7:00 PM - Youth First Wednesday Fellowship

Children and Youth News

Mark your calendars! End of year cookout Sunday, May 7, for children, youth, and their families.

Children Pre-K through 5th grade

  • 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.
  • Jr. and Sr. High Youth will meet at 4pm at Escape Zones Auburn: 1234 Commerce Dr. Suite D. Bring $15 
  • First Wednesday Fellowship: May 3, 7 p.m., Jr. and Sr. Highs meet in the church parking lot.


April 30 - Daniel Henry, Chris Sarkowski

May 2 - Nancy Gamble, Jack Irwin, Michael Mastin

May 3 - Karen Herring, Jackson Wheeles

May 4 - Jim Bannon

May 5 - Terry Ley

May 6 - Scott Bagwell, Steven Larson


April 30 - Steve and Jane Reeves

May 4 - Chuck and Suzanne Biles Thurlow

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

  • Prayers of healing for Joan Duffett as she navigates some health issues and awaits test results.
  • 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 Dibba Spears as she recovers at home from successful surgery. Dibba is doing well and so glad the surgery has stopped her back pain.
  • Prayers of healing for Lane Sauser’s mother, Mary Davis, who is at EAMC after a fall that broke her leg. Mary is 99 so therapy and rehab has been especially hard. Prayer’s for Lane as she cares for her mother.
  • 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.
  • Continued prayers of healing for Chris Greer as she undergoes chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer.
  • 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. Patty is now home; continue to pray for stamina and endurance as she is determined to walk again.
  • Prayers of healing for Debbie Duin’s friend Ann Suttles who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
  • Prayers of healing for Liz Lindahl’s previous 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 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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