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A Trio of Organists
Three Organs, Three Organists, Three Churches
Sunday, May 5 — 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Returning by popular demand, organists J. Patrick Murphy, David Ratchford, and Laurie
Ryan will present recitals at:
3:00 - First Presbyterian Church
4:00 - Front Street Methodist Church
5:00 - Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter
A reception will be held following the final program.
backyard bbq
ring the family and join us for a old fashioned Backyard BBQ on Thursday, May 30, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Meal
served at 6:00 p.m.).
Resident FPC BBQ connoisseur, Phil Langley, will prepare the meat (chopped pork barbecue). You are asked to bring a
side dish or dessert to share. There will be lots of fun games such as: corn hole, water balloon toss, sack race, etc. Feel free
to bring your own game and/or lawn chair if you like. Please RSVP by calling the church office.
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VBS 2013
okesbury’s Everywhere Fun Fair
takes children to a global
celebration with the look and feel of a
world’s fair. Children will make friends
with neighbors around the world and
discover that God’s love can be found
everywhere, including their own
neighborhoods. Children will be
introduced to special places from all over
the world and discover that we are all
neighbors and all children of God.
Everywhere Fun Fair features exciting
attractions such as interactive Bible
storytelling, global games, rockin’ music,
super science, cool crafts, and more!
Priority registration is now open for all
church members and will continue
through Sunday, May 5. On May 6,
general registration begins and will be
open to the community and available on a
first-come, first-served basis until
classroom spaces are filled. An onlineregistration form is required for each
This month we will participate
with churches across
supporting our youth through
the Pentecost Offering.
child. Children must be at least 3 years
old (by August 31, 2012) through 5th
grade (grade completed). Parents may
register their children online at If you are
interested in serving with us on our
leadership team, please contact one of our
co-directors Jill Fisher
([email protected]) or Elizabeth
Gould ([email protected]) or Mary
Parker ([email protected]).
children & youth summer
sunday school
ll children’s classes (Pre-K through 5th grade) will
combine for the summer from June 2 –
September 1, for Summer at the Movies in Bible Max
(first floor under the sanctuary) at 9:00 a.m.
his offering provides and help spreads the renewing and
redemptive love of God to the children and youth of
the church. Ministries that benefit from the offering include
child advocacy ministries, the Young Adult Volunteer
program, and spiritual enrichment opportunities for youth.
Please consider giving a gift on May 19, Pentecost Sunday,
and send God’s love into the life of another.
Jr. and Sr. High youth are invited to assist the adult
leader each week. Summer at the Movies will feature a
variety of Old and New Testament movies each week.
Showing for June:
June 2: Abe and the Amazing Promise
June 9: Joseph in Egypt
June 16: Heroes of the Bible (Moses, Miriam and Joseph)
June 23: Moses
June 30: Ruth
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explore fpc
f you have recently joined or are visiting with us, we want you to
have the opportunity to explore what becoming a part of this
faith community might look like for you. On Sunday, May19th
the staff will host an “Explore FPC” class to give you the chance to
get to know us and learn more about our church. Meet us in room
122 following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Lunch will be
provided. To register contact the church office at 228-1703.
The next workday
is Saturday, May
11 at 9:00 a.m.
he Furniture Ministry's prayers for
young, strong volunteers were
certainly answered when five members of
Elon University Kappa Sigma fraternity
and one of our own Troop 17 Scout
members came ready to work on the April
13 workday. Kappa Sigs Trey Swaim,
Lawrence Brayman, Curtis Loughran, Yale
Hoffberg and Kevin Burpee and Scout
John Coble helped us make lighter,
quicker work of delivering loads of
furniture to nine families, deliveries that
included 10 beds for children who
previously had none. Also greatly
appreciated were Bob and Racine Rice,
Bob and Ann Carter, Reid Dusenberry,
John and Barbara Rasch, Libby Lasley,
Gary Garrison, Nathan Gruver, Dan and
Leslie Hardie, Ed and Nan Perkins, and
Katie Lee—and the valuable use of the
Patty truck!
The Furniture Ministry committee also
extends a great, big thank you to Reid and
Cathy Dusenberry who located, purchased
and donated a huge number of dining
tables and chairs. These sets are always in
great demand and are already flying out of
the warehouse to grateful families.
We are also exceedingly grateful to all of
you who have made monetary donations
in recent months, giving us much needed
resources to purchase mattresses, bed
frames, and bedding to supplement our
supply of donated items. You are truly our
partners in this ministry.
Mark your Calendar for an FPC
Calendar! This fall we will have our very
own calendar featuring photos from the
life of our church. They will be available
for purchase. All proceeds will go
towards the Furniture Ministry.
e are excited to have the chance to build our 7th Habitat
House this summer! FPC is partnering with two other
Presbyterian churches to provide a home for a local family.
Construction will kick-off on May 21. Sign-up slots and the
construction schedule can be found on the mission bulletin board
outside of Katie’s office.
We want you to have the chance to take part in this build, so get
your hammer and nails and sign up today. But if hammer and
nails is not your thing, you can still take part!
And here’s how:
Meet the family during our Moment for Mission on May 5.
Give to the special offering on May 5.
Get your Sunday school class or PW Circle to pack a lunch
for the volunteers.
Provide snacks for a afternoon work break.
A brief orientation/information meeting will be held on May 19
for all those interested in volunteering. The meeting will be in
room 227 following the 11:00 a.m. service.
All dates, details, and contact information may be found in the
church office or on the mission bulletin board. Many thanks to
Phil Langley and Dan Hardie for volunteering to be Construction
Coordinators for First Presbyterian Church.
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{youth ministries}
yo u t h s u n d a y h a s m o ve d d a t e s
Our annual Youth Sunday Worship Services will now be held on Mother’s Day, May 12. Please plan to join us
for these wonderful worship experiences at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and visit our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast in
Calvin Hall from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The worship services are designed, written, and planned by the High School
Youth of FPC. Sermons are shared from some of our graduating seniors and other parts of the worship service are
led by the 2013 confirmation class. It is sure to be a great worship experience.
from high school to college...
FPC will host a seminar, led by Tommy Brown (Presbyterian Campus Minister at Appalachian State and author
of Unscripted), for all junior and senior high school students and their parents on Wednesday, May 1. The
transition from high school to college is a big one!! It is not just about the excitement of being on your own and
not being forced to 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. school days. Time in college is about exploration, discovery, and
growth; times to learn more about who you are. This can be a scary thing at times. Tommy Brown lives on the
campus of App State and witnesses this period of transition in the lives of hundreds of students each year. He
comes to bring us a college perspective and a helpful word on how you can better prepare for this transition.
Parents are encouraged to come as well as students.
summer trips
Dominican Republic, Massanetta, and Montreat Participants: We are receiving payments for all summer trips.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the payments for any of these trips, please contact Peter
([email protected] or 228-1703). We thank you for your prompt payments and would like to
remind you that full payments for all trips are due no later than May 1, 2013.
mark your calendar s
Sr. High End of Year Celebration
Jr. High End of Year Celebration
Where: Charlotte Eden’s Lake House (HYCO)
When: Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. through
Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Durham Bulls Stadium
When: Sunday, May 19
Meet: at 2:00 p.m. (FPC)
Return: TBD
ALL ABOARD! For more info on youth activities please download our
monthly newsletter at
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Congratulations to
Peter & Barrett
upon the birth of
Elizabeth “Ella” Grace Thompson
born April 15, 2013
6 pounds, 3 ounces, 18.5 inches long
Dr. Reid and Beth Patty
Rev. T.J. and Melody Thompson
c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o t h e c o n f i r m a t i o n c l a s s o f 2 013
his wonderful class of seventeen 8th graders have been making the journey through confirmation with one another since January
and now they are preparing to make their public professions of faith in order to become members of First Presbyterian Church.
Many thanks to Barrett Thompson for shepherding them through the journey and Ron Shive, David Vaughan, Beth Patty, Ann Bradey
Lewis, and all the elder partners as well.
Confirmation Sunday will be May 19. We look forward to welcoming the Confirmands into the membership of this wonderful church
family. The following is a list of the students and their elder partners:
Hanna Williams, Mary Parker
Rebecca Hunnicut, Becky Wagoner
Ashley Swanson, Ami Hill
Jacob Stewart, Wayne Abernathy
Walker Beck, Greg Lunsford
McKenna Downs, Nan Wooten
Lucy Harden, Cindy Cothran
Ginny Mehring,
Scotty Grant, Jeff Parsons
Cooper Hicks, Willy Fisher
Bennett Sapp, Leanna Giles
Madeleine McHugh, Mary Erwin
Kenzie Milligan, Barrett Thompson
Nick Williams, Reid Patty
Evan Saurage, Bob Lewis
Ingle Wagoner, Gail McGowen
Cameron Clark, Gayle Gunn
~college ministries~
Upcoming Events
Breakfast at the Thompson’s
End of Year Gathering
Wednesday, May 8
Habitat Build
Get your summer started off right this May 21st through 23rd by joining FPC and Habitat for Humanity for a home build.
Each of these three days, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., all college-age students are invited to join us in making a difference
in our home community.
Student Opportunity Scholarship Deadline - June 1, 2013
Eligibility Requirements: Student must...
*Be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)
*Be seeking a bachelor degree
*Demonstrate financial need
*Have completed first year of college
*Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or greater)
*Be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in the United States
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church finances
march 2013
financial statement
f you should have any questions regarding the financial statement, please contact Chan Chandler, III, Church Treasurer,
[email protected] or LaRae Bolick, Church Business Administrator, [email protected] in the
church office.
Mar 2013
Pre-Paid Pledges (Pro-rated)
Prior Year Pledge
Prior Year Surplus
Misc. Income
Net Total
may 5-26
Dr. Richard Cox
Ten Rules for Growing
Older with Dignity:
A Christian Perspective
9:45 a.m.
John Knox Room
YTD Budget
2013 Budget
YTD Actual
ichard H. Cox (MD, PhD, DMin) is an ordained Presbyterian (USA) minister (honorably
retired), an Adj. Prof. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Duke University Medical
School, Senior Scholar at Georgetown Univ. Medical School, Center
for Clinical bioethics, and President Emeritus of Forest Institute of
Professional Psychology. He has authored more than 15 books in the
fields of theology, medicine, psychology and music and more than 26
chapters in professional texts, as well as over 150 peer-reviewed journal
articles. Dr. Cox lectures widely in the fields of medicine, theology,
psychology and music. He is an artist for the Conn-Selmer-Steinway
Instrument Company and teaches in the summer at the prestigious
Interlochen Center for the Arts. Among his writings, he is the author
of "The Sacrament of Psychology", "Issues of Soul", "Rewiring Your
Preaching", and "Managing Your Head and Body so You can Become a Good Musician". He
and his wife, Betty, of more than 64 years, reside in Burlington, NC.
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april 2013
session digest
t its stated meeting in April, the Session:
Was led in devotions by Jo Grimley, who conveyed a compelling
story about an individual who befriended the Grimley family in
Mississippi – and who, in her quiet but steadfast way, exhibited a
model life of Christian servanthood. Mrs. Grimley related this
witness to Paul’s writings in his letters to the Galatians and the
Colossians. The meeting was constituted in prayer.
Heard the Clerk read a letter of thanks from Elon University
faculty members whose “Music in the Village” initiative has been
developed in Calvin Hall this year. This program is an effort to
enhance literacy through music, and has been rewarding to the
participants (youth and their parents in this community). It was
noted that this series has been led by Elon faculty member Dr.
Gerald Knight, a member of our church choir;
Received the March 2013 financial reports from Church Treasurer
Chan Chandler. Mr. Chandler observed that, due to the
generosity of the congregation and the good work of the staff, the
church was in a very favorable financial position at the close of
March. He further observed the same trends in the Playschool and
CDC. Mr. Chandler announced that the church’s capital debt
had been reduced to $268,000;
Heard Nan Wooten, CDC Board Chair, report that CDC was
expected to continue to operate at capacity enrollment for the
balance of 2013;
Received a report from Tom Harper on current activities of the
Buildings and Grounds Committee, including the drainage
solutions to the rear of the church property thanks to Rett Davis,
sanctuary floor repair and improvements, and the implementation
of a new contract for provision of basic services and supplies in the
church facilities;
Was updated on the plans to build a Habitat for Humanity House.
Dave Bender reported that church members Dan Hardie and Phil
Langley will lead the effort as project coordinators, that the kickoff
for the house would be in early May, and that the family that will
occupy the house (including six children, reportedly all boys!)
would have a four bedroom, two bath house in which to live. Mr.
Bender reminded the Session that this is a collaborative project
with the Graham and Bethany churches;
Received George Bason’s report on the activities of the Residential
Treatment Services of Alamance County (RTS), which this church
supports (and where our Norman Whitney chairs the board of
directors) – and heard of RTS’s planned fundraiser for May 8 at
Alamance Country Club;
Heard Trip Durham (as chair of Long Range Planning) describe
the process for surveying the congregation in early summer – with
the results of the survey helping to shape the cornerstone for
Session’s subsequent discussions on developing a long-term plan
and vision for how this church might respond in the future to
God’s goodness, grace, and generosity;
Approved minutes of previous meetings, reviewed the cares and
concerns of our household of faith, and received reports of
upcoming programming opportunities from the staff;
Was dismissed in prayer by Associate Pastor Lee.
—David Vaughan, Clerk of Session
let us talents and
tongues employ
o you have a talent or interest in serving
your church in a way that would deepen
your commitment to Christ and this church? If so,
please connect with the officers or staff that are
listed. As the text in our hymnal reads: "Let us
talents and tongues employ, reaching out with a
shout of joy .... Christ is able to make us one ....
teaching people to live and bless, love in word and
in deed express."
Please prayerfully consider offering your talents to
one or more of these committees!
Located on page 8, is a roster of our church's
committees for 2013.
Endorsed the Partners in Mission committee’s plan to undertake a
mission trip to Peru in mid-July;
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2013 church officers & committees
The Session
Ron Shive, Moderator
David Vaughan, Clerk of Session
Jennings (“Chan”) Chandler, Church Treasurer
Associate Pastors: Kathryn Lee, Peter Thompson
Parish Associate: Norman Whitney
Assistant Clerks of Session: Bob Hill, Cathy Wall
Assistant Treasurers: Chris Baker (Ms.) and Cathy Wall
2013: Dave Bender, Cindy Chandler, Cindy Cothran, Reid Dusenberry, Leanna Giles, Tara Hackman, Charlie Harris, Jeff Parsons,
Reid Patty, Russell Wilson, Nan Wooten
2014: Wayne Abernathy, John Erwin, Mary Gowan, Tom Harper, Ellen Harrison, Ray Kestler, Julie Monroe, Bill Moser, Mary Parker,
Barbara Roberts, Charlie Scott, David Vaughan
2015: George Bason, Patti Bates, Martha Bradberry, Bob Carter, Jan Davis, Trip Durham, Jo Grimley, Cheryl Holt, Penny Lewis, Bruce
Shields, Jim Stanfill, Stephanie Williams
Standing Committees
Adult Ministries – Patti Bates, Chairperson
Mary Beth Adams, Peggy Harrelson, Paul Reeves, Pat Scheible (Sarah Christie, Staff Liaison)
Budget and Finance – Chan Chandler, Chairperson ex officio
Chris Baker (Ms.), Reid Dusenberry, Mary Gowan, Tom Harper, Charlie Harris, Ami Hill (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Buildings and Grounds – Tom Harper, Chairperson
George Bason, Jan Davis, Don DeSarro, Cathy Dusenberry, Bob Harkey, Sylvia Harris, Bob Lewis, Jeff Parsons (Boyce Bishop and Ron
Shive, Staff Liaisons)
Chancel Guild – Martha Bradberry, Chairperson
George Bason, Patti Bates, Dick Cannon, Cindy Cothran, Linda Fisher, Jane Gaither, Bill Gardner, Cindy Gilliam, Bob Harkey, Joyce
Harkey, Candy McCall, Keith Phillips, Paul Scheible, Bruce Shields (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Children’s Ministries – Mary Parker, Chairperson
Mary Beth Adams, Elizabeth Gould, Jill Fisher, Willy Fisher, Tara Hackman, Cindy Gilliam (Sarah Christie, Staff Liaison)
College Ministries – Reid Patty, Chairperson
Barry Bradberry, Mary Erwin, Phyllis Ford, Bob Hill (Peter Thompson, Staff Liaison)
Faith and the Arts – Willy Fisher, Chairperson
Jan Davis, Julie Monroe, Helen Hickey, Pat Scheible, Holt Skinner (Sarah Christie, Staff Liaison)
Fellowship Committee – Leanna Giles, Chairperson
Wayne Abernathy, Jane Beck, Rett Davis, Phil Langley, Avery Wagoner (Katie Lee, Staff Liaison)
Financial Advisory – David Vaughan, Chairperson ex officio
Chris Baker (Ms.), Ami Hill, Ray Kestler, Tom McGowen, Scott Moffitt, Russell Wilson (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Funeral Guild – Sylvia Harris, Chairperson
Chris Baker (Mr.), Pat Bell (sound), Barbara Byers, Dick Cannon (sound), Cindy Cothran (sound), Ann Flagg, Ray Flagg, Bob Harkey,
Wanda Jordan, Lou Knight, John Knight, Daphine Williams, John Williams (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
History and Archives – Cindy Cothran, Chairperson
Faye Alexander, William Cothran, Catherine Green (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Library Committee – Helen Hickey, Chairperson
Lavane Herman, Jane Studstill (Sarah Christie, Staff Liaison)
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Local Missions – Dave Bender, Chairperson
Nathan Adams, George Bason, Dick Cannon, Don DeSarro, John Knight, Bruce Shields, Vivian Splawn (Katie Lee, Staff Liaison)
Long Range Planning – Trip Durham, Chairperson (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
New Members – Ellen Harrison, Chairperson
Margaret Beatty, Bob Carter, Linda Fisher, Ann Flagg, Peggy Harrelson, John Keegan (Katie Lee, Staff Liaison)
Nursery – Tara Hackman, Chairperson
Mary Beth Adams, Karen Henderly, Mary Parker, Kathleen Seagroves, Edith Vann (Sarah Christie, Staff Liaison)
Partners in Mission – Reid Dusenberry, Chairperson
Trina Holt, Bill Moser, Doris Mottinger, Raye Sapp (Katie Lee, Staff Liaison)
Personnel – Mary Gowan, Chairperson
Charlie Harris, Jim Stanfill (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Playschool – Cindy Chandler, Chairperson
Vanessa Garrison, Candy McCall, Julie Monroe, Betsy Reeves, Andrea Thomas (Lindy Halverson, Staff Liaison)
Sacraments – Cindy Cothran, Chairperson
Jo Grimley, chair-elect (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Sound – Pat Bell, Chairperson
John Brockwell, Dick Cannon, Cindy Cothran, Jay Pringle, Corbin Sapp, Richard Schiller, Gregg Southard (Ron Shive, Staff
Stewardship – Stephanie Williams, Chairperson
Diane Barnwell, Reid Dusenberry, Bob Hill, Candy West (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Ushers Guild – Barbara Roberts, Chairperson (Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Faye Alexander, Trip Durham (Some 50 members of the congregation are actively serving on the Ushers Guild.)
Wedding Guild – Cathy Dusenberry, Chairperson
Doris DeSarro, Ami Hill, David Vaughan, Jane Walters, Virginia Wilburn
(Ron Shive, Staff Liaison)
Worship and Music – Ray Kestler, Chairperson, Cheryl Holt, Co-Chairperson
Sandy Bason, Phyllis Ford, Tara Hackman, Jay Lindley, John Steelman (Ron Shive and Patrick Murphy, Staff Liaisons)
Youth Ministries – John Erwin and Penny Lewis, Co-Chairpersons
Kathy Beck, Charlotte Edens, Happy Kerns, Bobby Mize, Beth Patty, Jeff Parsons, Karyn Parsons, Paul Reeves, Catherine Stewart,
Stephanie Swanson, Avery Wagoner, Becky Wagoner (Peter Thompson, Staff Liaison)
Ad-Hoc Committee
Capital Projects Committee – Reid Dusenberry, Chairperson
George Bason, Tom Harper, Bob Lewis (Boyce Bishop and Ron Shive, Staff Liaisons)
Congregational Bodies
(Membership is elected by the Congregation)
Board of Deacons – Angie Chilton and Karen Garrison, Co-Moderators (Katie Lee, Staff
2013: Doris DeSarro, Jane Gaither, Karen Garrison, Bill Massey, Paul Reeves, Barbara
Rinker, Candy West, Stephanie Williams
2014: Barbara Byers, Angie Chilton, Trevor Downs, Nathan Gruver, Ron Joyce, Sue
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commemorative brick pavers
elebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Memorial Day... First Presbyterian Playschool is offering brick pavers
for purchase as a wonderful way to honor and memorialize loved ones and special people in your life. The
bricks are engraved with your choice of words and then placed in the church patio. Monies raised from the sale of the
pavers goes to the Church Playground Fund.
Pricing is as follows:
1 paver----------$75.00
2 pavers---------$100.00
3 pavers---------$150.00
4 pavers---------$200.00
A paver lettering worksheet is available in the church office. Please fill it out as instructed, include payment and turn
into the Church or Playschool office. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Playschool.
Please contact Lindy Halverson, Playschool Director at 226-0080 with any questions. Thank you for your support!
pw southern
salad supper
Bring your favorite salad and join us in Calvin Hall on
Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation by Nan
Perkins from our FPC Furniture Ministry, including a
question and answer session.
lease bring new bed pillows and/or
cleaning supplies to support our
Furniture Ministry. Suggested products
include laundry detergent, fabric softener
sheets, liquid dish detergent, dish towels,
dish cloths, household cleanser (spray or
liquid), Brillo pads or scrubbies, bathroom
cleanser, toilet cleanser, toilet paper, paper
towels, light bulbs, and/or a laundry
basket or pail.
Our Slate of Officers for 2013-2014 will
be presented for your vote at this dinner
meeting, followed by their Installation.
The slate of new officers to be installed
includes: Moderator-elect-Jo Grimley, Vice
Moderator- Susan Parsons, TreasurerCameron Weston, Justice and PeaceKathryn Jessup, Missions Co-coordinatorWanda Jordan
Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA) will
be collected at our Southern Salad Supper,
as well as at Circle meetings in May.
Presbyterian Women have never faltered
in our concern for neighbors in need,
heeding the call of Jesus, who reminds us
that loving God includes loving our
neighbor. In his letter to the faithful in
Rome, the Apostle Paul reminds James:
“Each of us must please our neighbor for
the good purpose of building up the
neighbor … so that together [we] may with
one voice glorify the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 15: 2, 6).
The recipient of this year’s offering will be
MINISTRIES in Indianapolis, Indiana
which serves the basic needs of
neighborhood families living below the
poverty level.
(More information will be provided at the
Salad Supper.)
acrament of Baptism for Ruby Mae Gruver
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Parents: Nathan and Tracey Gruver
Big Sister: Olive Gruver
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McCrone, Susan Parsons, Corbin Sapp
2015: Gayle Gunn, Wendy Lunsford, Candy McCall, Gail McGowen, Jim Seagroves, Shirley Waynick, Lee Whitaker, Virginia
Wilburn, Rosella Wilson
Nominating – Dave Bender (appointed by Session), Chair (Ron Shive, ex-officio Staff Liaison)
Rett Davis, Jill Fisher, Tom Harper (appointed by the Session), Bob Hill, Bill Massey (appointed by Diaconate), Avery Wagoner
Affiliated Bodies
(Membership is elected by the Session)
Burlington First Presbyterian Church Child Development Center, Inc.
Ron Shive, President ex officio; Nan Wooten, Chair of Board of Directors
Directors: Margaret Bartlett, Jennings Chandler, Cindy Gilliam, Penny Lewis, Candy McCall, Betsy Reeves, Charlie Scott, Ron Shive,
Nan Wooten (Nikki Michaels, Staff Liaison)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington Foundation, Inc. – Tom McGowen, President
2013: Charlie Harris, Tom McGowen, Barbara Roberts, Russell Wilson
2014: Jim Barnwell, Lisa Keegan, Elizabeth Stanfill, Phil Stuart
2015: Nathan Adams, Martha Bradberry, Reid Dusenberry, Ami Hill
Members ex-officio: LaRae Bolick, Chan Chandler, Ron Shive, David Vaughan
The Presbyterian Home of Hawfields, Inc.
George Bason serves as the representative director from First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.
the year of the bible
ow’s your reading going? Our May reading takes us through 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, Psalm 49-63, Mark 15-16 and
1-2 Corinthians. Remember to write down your questions as you read. You may comment, ask questions or share
your insights anytime on the FPC Year of the Bible Blog. You may find the blog address on our website
May’s guided questions include:
Late in his life, a desperate Saul visits a medium
at Endor to try to speak with someone who has
died. Who?
For what reason, according to Paul, has God
given different gifts to different people within
the congregation?
Paul often has colleagues working with him in
his ministry. Who seems to be working with him
when he writes 1 Corinthians?
What was contained in the Ark of the
Covenant, according to 1 Kings?
What prophet is sent by God to confront David
about his sin with Bathsheba?
Paul tells us that when Jesus rose, he appeared
specifically to two individuals. Peter (Cephas) is
one; who is the other?
What does Paul think of lawsuits begun by
Christians against other Christians?
Who is the foreign woman married to Ahab, the
king of Israel?
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First Presbyterian Church
508 West Davis Street
Burlington, North Carolina 27215
Church phone: 228-1703
Church fax: 228-1705
mother’s day!
lease remember to bring items
to the Loaves and Fishes closet
located in the Welcome Center.
The designated item for May is
oin us for our annual Mother’s
Annual Mother’s Day
Breakfast & unique gift
opportunity to honor/
remember mothers...
congregational hymnal. This new
Day Breakfast in Calvin Hall, on
Sunday, May 12 from 9:30 - 10: 30
Presbyterian Hymnal, "Glory to God",
was approved unanimously by the
a.m. There is no charge for this event.
General Assembly in 2012, and will
For a special Mother's Day gift,
consider purchasing a new
arrive in the fall. Hymnals are $20
each, and order forms are currently
available in the church office.
friendship group
ome to Friendship group on Thursday, May 16 for entertainment and fellowship! We are excited to have Jeff
Blazer come speak about his mission experiences in Haiti. Our program begins at 11:00 a.m. in the John Knox
Room with lunch following in Calvin Hall. Please call the church office (228-1703) if you need transportation.
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