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Join us Wednesday, November 16 at 5:15pm for a delicious Thanksgiving-themed meal and a celebration of our newest members! There is no charge for this meal and you only have to bring yourselves! We are very excited that our "kitchen crew" has volunteered to prepare the meal and hope to see everyone there. 

Second Saturday Volunteering

at the Community Market

November 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


In this season of thanksgiving, offer your time and talents in service to the Community Market of the East Alabama Food Bank! Volunteers are needed from 9am-12pm (and you are welcome to come just part of the time.)


Sign up HERE - all ages are welcome! (Children under 12, please bring a grown up with you!) 

Stewardship Campaign Update


Many thanks to all of you who have already turned in your pledges of time, talent, and treasure to our annual stewardship campaign. To date we have received:

80 pledges for a total of $513,320

We are still $228,436 short of our 2023 goal. 


Help us support the ministries of worship, outreach, education, and fellowship that make First Presbyterian Church a vital source of Christ's light in our community and the world. You can submit your pledge at www.fpcauburn.org/give or by contacting Kathy Rushing at info@fpcauburn.org or (334) 887-5571.


Session Notes

 


  During its in-person and Zoom online meeting on October 17, the Session…


·        learned that the church’s income for September 2022 was $34,630; expenses, $51,813; and net loss, -$17,183; for January through September 2022, income was $547,881; expenses, $545,491; and net income, $2,390;


·        approved Kathy Tamblyn’s request to remove her name from the membership rolls;


·        learned that Susan Fillippeli and Marianne Cone will represent us as commissioners at the stated meeting of the Presbytery at South Highland Presbyterian Church in Birmingham on November 17;


·        approved a plan to have only one worship service on December 25 and January 1, at 11:00 a.m.;


·        approved weekly communion at the early service throughout 2023 and these dates for communion at the 11:00 a.m. services: February 26 (First Sunday in Lent); April 6 (Maundy Thursday); April 9 (Easter); May 28 (Pentecost); August 6 (Summer); October 1 (World Communion); December 3 (First Sunday in Advent); and December 24 (Christmas Eve);


·        learned that Facilities Manager Brian Bourne will work fifteen hours a week, on Mondays and Tuesdays;


·        learned that training for elders recently elected to the Session will be October 30 and November 6, 13, and 27;


·        learned that Caroline Barnett was the keynote speaker for a recent youth retreat at Living River; that Carlie and Alex Kaeppler are leading a “Boundaries and Expectations” class for UKirk; and that UKirk has planned a retreat at Lake Martin in late October; and


·        learned worship attendance for recent Sundays: September 25, 148; October 2, 125; October 9, 131; and October 16, 134.


Church members may read the complete, approved minutes for this meeting in the church office. The Session’s next stated meeting will be on Monday, November 21, at 6:15 p.m., either in person or via Zoom.

November Circle Meetings


Tuesday, November 8 

                  9:30     

Circle #1        Home of Marybeth Webeler            3221 Turkey Trot Way         Opelika

Circle #2        Home of Carolyn Williams               541 Trammel Mill Rd        Notasulga

                  2:30    

Circle #3        Church Library


All ladies are welcome to attend. If you would like a ride, call Luann McQueen (Circle #1) 334-467-5846, Susan Stanley (Circle #2) 256-627-5151 or Barbara Fletcher (Circle #3) 334-230-1484.

Sowers & Knitters will meet on Monday, November 7 at 9:00 a.m. in the Project Room on the 3rd floor.

COOKIE WALK for HABITAT! SAVE THIS DATE!  


The 27th Annual Cookie Walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity will be held Saturday, December 3, at Grace United Methodist Church on Glenn Avenue. You can support this event by: baking cookies, volunteering to help set up and display cookies on Friday evening, or helping with the sale. The Cookie Walk is an important part of raising funds for the WEHELP Coalition of churches (including FPC Auburn) that participates in building new homes for deserving families in our community. For more information, please contact Martha Henk at mhenk@foodbankofeastalabama.com.

This Week at FPC


Sunday, November 6

9 a.m. - Worship with communion in the chapel

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

11 a.m. - Worship in the sanctuary


Bulletin for November 6 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 1st floor classrooms.

• 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.

• The children will begin rehearsals for the Music and Mission Dinner program this Sunday at 4pm. Recreation from 4-4:15 in Baird Hall. Rehearsal in Conway from 4:15-5. Dinner in Baird Hall at 5pm.


Jr. and Sr. High Youth


• This Wednesday our youth will volunteer from 5-7 at the Food Bank helping with the Backpack Buddies program. We will meet in the church parking lot at 4:45 and take the church bus to the Food Bank.

• 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 Sunday school will meet in the Youth Lounge on the third floor this Sunday.

Birthdays


Nov. 6 - Reesa Gerards, Jack Hamersky, Katie Lindsey

Nov. 7 - LuAnn McQueen

Nov. 8 - Katelyn Finch

Nov. 10 - Joan Foil, Steve Reeves

Nov. 12 - Susan McChesney


Anniversaries


Nov. 10 - Mike and Carolyn Williams (60th!)

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations


  • Prayers of continued healing for Vonda Ball as she recovers in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in Owensboro, KY after emergency surgery. We are so grateful Vonda is in such great care, and please pray for Don all who are caring for her. Vonda is making progress in her recovery, but will be in the hospital for a number of weeks. We are so glad Rev. Lisa Stenner and Dave Stenner were able to visit them in the hospital in Kentucky and have a time of prayer with them.
  • Prayers of comfort for Jo Cooper as she grieves the death of her husband Raymond.
  • 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 Shannon Huggins as she continues to recover from successful surgery.
  • Prayers of healing for Hap Reeves who is now home continuing his rehabilitation treatment.
  • Prayers of healing for Jan Reppert she recovers from health issues at home.
  • Continued prayers of healing for Olyne Fischer as recovers from health issues at home.
  • Prayers of healing for Jean Lancaster as she navigates some health issues. 
  • 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.
  • We continue to pray for Marianne Cone’s brother David who is now in hospice care. Prayers of peace for David and prayers of understanding for all those caring for him.
  • Prayers of healing for Luann McQueen’s sister Carolyn Callahan. Carolyn is at EAMC with pneumonia.
  • Prayers of healing for Catherine Wolfe’s father, Ned Wolfe as he recovers from successful surgery. 
  • Prayers for Steve Schmidt’s sister Janelle Schmidt Vargas as she grieves her husband’s death and navigates the best living situation for her. Prayers for Steve and his brother as they care for their sister.
  • Prayers of healing for Thomas Pope’s mother as she continues to recover from successful surgery. 
  • Prayers for Evert Duin’s mother, Nel Landzaad, after some recent health issues. Nel lives in the Netherlands, so we pray for the Duin family who care for and love her from afar. 
  • Prayers for Tripp Hinkle’s mother as she receives treatment for cancer.
  • 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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