You are invited to worship with us!

Holy Week 2023!

Worship in person and on Facebook Live!

There will be no Sunday School this week for Easter Sunday. You are invited to join us starting at 10:00am for refreshments in the Narthex Hallway (between the Narthex and the elevator)

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Easter represents new beginnings, life after death, light in the darkness, and newfound energy in our journeys of discipleship.

   This Easter we get to arrive at the empty tomb while it is still dark. An Easter Sunrise experience gives us an opportunity to participate in Resurrection joy breaking through the darkness. If you have not attended an Easter Sunrise service, I encourage you to try it this year at 6:30am on the front lawn. Then, I invite you to come back at 11:00am as we raise our voices and sing praises to the Living God!

 On Easter morning we will read John’s account of Jesus’ resurrection. You are encouraged to read our scripture and ponder it in your heart. (John 20:1-18)

 Together we will ask ourselves the questions Jesus asks Mary, “why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?” We will hear Mary’s eyewitness account of the empty tomb and join her in announcing, “I have seen the Lord!”

We will be called by name and sent out to proclaim the good news of the Risen Lord!

We will be holding this Tenebrae service in the Sanctuary on Thursday, April 6th at 7:00pm and communion will be served.

It will be quite the worship experience as we contemplate the life and death of our Lord through liturgy and music rom our Chancel Choir, accompanied by guest musicians, including a string quartet with oboe. Timpani, handbells, gong, and organ will recreate the Earthquake.

Click here to read about Tenebrae!

It is a true honor to welcome Rev. Dr. Robert Crawford to our pulpit. Pastor Crawford is the pastor at Grace United Methodist Church.

We welcome our siblings in Christ as we worship together at FPC this Good Friday, April 7th at 12:00pm.

A lunch of soup and salad will follow worship. Join us in the Fellowship Hall after the conclusion of the service.

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Upcoming Ministry Opportunities

The church office will be closed on Monday, April 10th in observance of Easter.

 At FPC we will take up an offering for One Great Hour of Sharing on Easter Sunday. Envelopes for this special offering will be provided. If you give online, choose the fund “One Great Hour.”

Visit pcusa.org/oghsmap for more information on One Great Hour of Sharing and their projects around the world.

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Our April Soul Class:

Thriving Congregations

Join us following Soul Feast at 6:00pm to hear from our Thriving Congregations Cohort!

Everyone come and enjoy the fun! All ages are welcome!

Showcase your hidden talent!

Always wanted to try your hand as a stand-up comedian? Is tap dancing your thing? Are you a magician? Can you play a jazz standard on the sax? Do you love to sing or play the piano? 

Come show it off in

Soul Feast’s Got Talent!

We’ll be holding a talent show in the Fellowship Hall following Soul Feast on May 10th. Email Darcel Tabb if you are interested in participating. Email your name, talent, and the approximate length of your act to darceltabb@yahoo.com


Save the Date for

Vacation Bible School!

Monday-Thursday | June 5-8

More details to follow!

Want to volunteer? 

Let Erin know at erin@fpccov.org

Music Ministry News and Notes

Children 3 years old through 1st grade are invited to Joyful Noise at 4:30pm.

Hallelujah Kids! meets at 5:00pm for 2nd through 8th graders.

Childcare will be available from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM each Wednesday at the church for parents who are involved in the church music ministry.

Please contact Alicia Taylor at 770-656-6848 or at alicia@fpccov.org with any questions

Ways to serve in our community
Covington FUMC Food Ministry
Volunteers Needed to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community!
Click the link below for ways to serve!
Volunteer information

Even though our Finance Team has finalized our 2023 budget, you are always welcome to make a pledge or to volunteer your time and talents to serve!

Covenant Card
Time & Talent
Visit our Stewardship page
General Ministry Information

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are at 9:45am on Sunday mornings.

Children's Class (PreK-4th)

Youth Class (5th and up)

Lectionary Adult Class

The Wired WORD Class

Interested in teaching?

Email erin@fpccov.org

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Greetings in the name of the Lord! What a joy it is to serve in ministry with you! As we walk on this journey of faith together, we will send out a monthly newsletter with ministry opportunities for Children and Families. Be on the lookout for ways to connect with one another! 

With joy,

Rev. Erin Morgan

Associate Pastor for Faith Formation

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People to Think About this Week

April Birthdays

Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers this week:


  • Mary Annese, mother of Barbara Martin - shingles
  • Megan Almond, granddaughter of Pat Harper
  • Linda Trenthan, friend of congregation
  • Lucas and Morgan, friends of Faye and Joel Kitchens - complicated pregnancy issues
  • Jean Carol Mundy
  • Terri Sherril, friend of Beth and Danny Vining - shoulder surgery
  • Dan Walden - recovering from knee surgery
  • Jennifer Idrobo, friend of Jonny Atkins - bone marrow biopsy
  • Brenda Buckelew, mother of Jennifer Buckelew
  • Patsy Freeman, sister of Judy Davis - dementia
  • Beverly Beasley, friend of Jean Elder - caring for husband who has leukemia
  • Patrick Carmichael
  • Ellen Clary, ex-wife of Bill Clary - ovarian cancer
  • Larry Cox, brother-in-law of Randy Layton - cancer
  • Bob Darby, friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Linea Lott, niece of Tricia Hinton - leukemia
  • E.W. Sims, great uncle of Robert Lane
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - vision loss
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s


  • Our prayers are with Beth Lamb and her family as they mourn the passing of her mother, Jean Carol Mundy on March 31st. A funeral will be held at Northwest Presbyterian Church in Atlanta on April 29th at 4:00pm


  • Congratulations to Darcel and Bob Tabb on the birth of their ninth grandchild, Leo Alan Tabb! 

Independent and Assisted Living

  • Penny Blakeney - The Oaks Assisted Living
  • Homer Borders - Presbyterian Village Athens
  • Jean Elder - Florida with her daughter
  • Dot Fincher - Merryvale
  • Louly Hay - Prebyterian Village Athens
  • Travis Moss - Westbury, Conyers
  • Gene Wallace - Merryvale
  • Louise White - Merryvale

Military Service

  • Billy Scarborough - Marines
  • Koen Ardis - Navy

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