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Updates on Reverend Beth Waltemath and Grace: Go to http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bethwaltemath
THIS SUNDAY, January 10, 2010: The Sacrament of Baptism
The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christina and Patty are excited to welcome your kids.
Sunday School Topic: Abraham and Sarah
ROOTS of OUR RELIGION: Starting this Sunday, Rev. Phelps will lead an eight week introduction to the Hebrew Bible during the 10 O'clock Hour in the Thurman Room. The first Session is entitled: The Roller Coaster Method for learning the Bible; the theology and development of Genesis and the Pentateuch.
Notice of Death of Jon Abernethy's Father: We grieve with Elder Jonathan Abernethy and family in the death of his father William Beaven Abernethy, from Parkinson's disease for 27 years. He died in his sleep, mercifully, after years of struggling with a tough illness. The Memorial Service and Graveside Service are happening this weekend in
2010 Offering Envelopes are available in the Narthex. If you would like to request or unsubscribe Offering Envelopes for this year or next year please call the Church office at 718-624-3770 or email Annie Solages at email@example.com.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation: Sunday, January 31 immediately following Worship Service in the
Men's Breakfast: This month we're going to be examining the Book of Job. The attached link can be downloaded from PC
Jan 6.....Session 1....Job 1-2
Jan 13....Session 2...Job 3-10
Jan 20...Session 3....Job 11-19
Jan 27...Session 4....Job 20-31
Elders Positions: An
2010 Church-Wide Retreat: Sign up today for the Church-Wide Retreat Jan. 15, 16 and 17 over Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend at The Grail (
NYU ENRICHMENT LECTURE: EVOLVING FAITH IN A SECULAR WORLD
Please join Professor Derrick Bell and the Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, Amy Neuner, Director at Tishman Auditorium,
ROOTS of OUR RELIGION
Have you sometimes thought the Old Testament —the Hebrew Bible —too strange to venture into on your own? Starting January 10, Rev. Phelps will lead an eight week introduction to the Hebrew Bible during the 10 O'clock Hour. Having taught this subject in colleges, universities, and churches throughout his ministry, Rev. Phelps is confident that everyone who attends will gain a strong sense of the terrain and never feel lost again. The eight sessions will take up the books of the Bible in this manner:
January 24: Outlaws in the Desert: A People Takes Shape; Into
January 31: The Strange Secret of Deuteronomy
February 7: Kings and Confusion: Saul, David, Solomon and the Divided Monarchy
February 14: The Prophets of
February 21: Can You Be Blessed When Broken? Wisdom Literature of Psalms, Job, et al.
February 28: Other Literature from the Late Great Break (400 BCE and later)
Meetings will be in the Thurman Room.
Job Bank: Do you have skills or know of employment? Contact Susan Schultz at Schultz.firstname.lastname@example.org to list your ideas on the FPC Job Bank. If you are able to help others with writing resumes and cover letters, please also let us know.
Piano and Organ Lessons: Customized piano and organ lessons for kids and adults by FPC organist Wil Smith. Contact him at email@example.com or 646-320-0606 for info.
On the calendar:
Sunday, January 10
Church Wide Nominating Committee Meeting: 12:30 p.m. Thurman Room
Monday, January 11
Session Meeting: 7:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 12
Tuesday Tea: 4:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, January 13:
Men's Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on
Midweek Boost at 7 p.m. in the
Thursday, January 14:
Food Pantry, 10 to 11 a.m. To volunteer, contact Jane Woland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FPC Choir Thursday night rehearsals at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information about FPC Choir please contact our Music Director Amy Neuner at email@example.com
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