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THIS SUNDAY, February 7, 2010:
Ordination and installation of elders to serve on the Session is this Sunday. We will practice the venerable tradition of laying-on-of-hands for the newly ordained servants of the church---and "touch" will be our theme throughout the worship celebration. Rev. Beth will offer a reflection on this theme.
The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Christina and Patty.
Sunday School Topic: Isaac and Rebekah
ROOTS of OUR RELIGION: Rev. Phelps continues with an introduction to the Old Testament. Sunday's session will explore "The Strange Secret of Deuteronomy." Please note: the class will take place in the
Updates on Margaret Grace: Go to http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bethwaltemath
Consider signing a petition to help St. Vincent's Hospital (where Margaret Grace is a patient) stay open, so that New York state officials and those involved in its financial future understand it is important to many people: http://council.nyc.gov/html/action_center/stvincents.shtml
How You Can Help?
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugee
MEDICC is a multiplier. Your donation will touch the lives of people in
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
To donate online: http://www.pcusa.org/pda/
Contributions by cash, check, or money order may be sent to:
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Partners in Health
To donate online: http://www.pih.org/inforesources/news/Haiti_Earthquake.html
Contributions by check – note "
Partners In Health
International Red Cross and Red Crescent
To donate online: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/news/pr10/0110.asp
The annual meeting of the congregation and corporation was held last week. Highlights included hearing the remarkable stories of the many strong winds of change First Church has passed through in the last year, of the growth in the need for and the response from our Food Pantry, and of developments in the children's program. New Sunday School director
Inquirers Class: Are you interested in learning more about joining the Church? An Inquirers Class will be held soon. For more information and to sign up, please contact Peggy Slowik at firstname.lastname@example.org, (917) 400-6589, or Paul Austin at email@example.com.
2010 Pancake Supper: Please join us in the
2009 FPC Annual Report: Copies are available in the Narthex. If you would like to have the Annual Report mail to you please call the Church office at 718-624-3770 or email Annie Solages at
2010 Offering Envelopes are available in the Narthex. If you would like to request (or unsubscribe from receiving) offering envelopes for this year or next year please call the Church office at 718-624-3770 or email Annie Solages at
Needed: Dick Turmail is in need of three strong people to help bring a beautiful convertible leather couch from
ROOTS of OUR RELIGION
Rev. Phelps' introduction to the Old Testament continues during the 10 o' Clock Hour. Aware that some people can only come once or twice during this season, Rev. Phelps endeavors to make each session make sense to a first-time attender. Remaining classes will look at the books of the Bible in this manner:
February 14: Give us a King: Saul and David
February 21: Kings in Confusion: Solomon, Schism and the Rise of the Prophet
February 28: The Major Prophets of
March 7: Speaking in the Face of Disaster: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah of Babylon
March 14: Can You Be Blessed When Broken? Wisdom Literature: Job
March 21: More Wisdom: Psalms and Ecclesiastes
March 28: Big Questions the Bible Only Asks, Never Answers (Literature of 400 BC and later)
Meetings will be in the
The Heights Interfaith Shelter needs volunteer cooks and sleepers as backups for members of the three host churches (Assumption – January; Grace – February;
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, February 7,
The Social Action Committee meets for one hour on Sunday, at 12:45 pm in the
Women's Potluck: There will be a women's potluck in the
Tuesday, February 9
Tuesday Tea at 4:00 pm in the Rose Room. Contact Linda Kolts at 718-855-1206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Living with Loss at 6:00 p.m. in the Thurman Room. Contact Rev. Charles Monaco at 718-647-5479 or email at email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 10:
Men's Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on
Midweek Boost at 7 p.m. in the
Thursday, February 11:
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
Who/where to connect:
Online Donations: Set up a recurring gift to the church through a secure online account.
On the church website, http://www.fpcbrooklyn.org, go to the Site Credits/ Link tab.
If you are setting up your account, click on the "First Church Donation Account Setup" link. To edit an existing gift, choose the "First Church Donation Login" link
Members of Session (newly elected and re-elected members' names are in boldface)
Class of 2011 Class of 2012 Class of 2013
Linda Kolts Jonathan Abernethy Edna Asknes (Clerk of Session)
Mary Robinson Jim Cummings Keren Murumba
Christopher Slowik Richard Greene Marta Nelson
Ellen Oler Dick Turmail Larry Picard
Mario Adorno Uda Bradford Lynn Schnarr
Officers of the Corporation
Jane Quinn, President Janet Dewart Bell, Vice President
Joyce Abernethy, Secretary James Johnson, Treasurer