Posts from August 2021

FPC Donates to the Salvation Army of Kingsport

Ladies and Gentlemen, We meant to share this with the board at yesterday’s meeting but in all of the excitement and discussion we forgot. Back in June First Presbyterian Church donated $10,000 to our Pathway of Hope initiative which engages families with children to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We are extremely appreciative of the folks at FPC for their continued support of the mission and work of The Salvation Army here in Greater Kingsport. As you’re able, please…

Bulletin – August 29, 2021

Congregational MeetingA Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, August 29 at the beginning of the 11:00 a.m. service for the election of elders and deacons.   BLT Sandwiches after ChurchJoin us for a summer lunch following the 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 29!  
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS “NEW HORIZONS” STARTING SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 For those of you who may be hesitant to start with a Sunday school class this year or do not have a class currently, we will start this class off with a series of book studies. Our intent is to explore Christ’s message and how it applies to our daily life and present day world.  The first book will be “Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts,” by Frances Taylor Gench. She…

Update on our Covid Response

Dear Friends in Christ, As if you needed the reminder, the Delta Variant has made it clear that we are not yet finished dealing with Covid. Many organizations, from business to schools to churches, are again scrambling to figure out what is the safest and best way to adjust their plans in the short-term. We will discuss the matter at the August 22nd Session meeting, but we do strongly encourage all our members to wear masks and practice social distancing, not…

“Should This Sermon Make Us Happy” Summer 2021

Beginning the week of June 7, 2021, Dr. Shelton will be doing a study of Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mount”, as recorded in Matthew. He invites you to read Matthew 5-7 in preparation for the class and to do some personal reflection on the material. The Sermon on the Mount may be one of Jesus’ best-known but challenging teachings. As with other classes, a study guide for each week will be sent out and his lesson will be posted…