Main office (718) 624-3770 Email email@example.com
THIS FRIDAY May 7, 2010
Coping With Job Loss: A support group for anyone impacted by the effects of job loss. In a secure and caring environment, the group offers hope, faith, inspiration, coping skills and spiritual support to individuals seeking community while embracing the challenges that accompany job loss. The group meets on Fridays from 5:00-6:15pm in the Elliot Room beginning May 7th to June 11th. For more information and details, contact Tonya Deniz at 646 289 0872 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS SUNDAY May 9, 2010
11:00 a.m. Worship Service: Rev. Stephen H. Phelps will deliver the sermon "Every Mother's Son"
Printed copies of Rev. Phelps' recent sermons are on the table in the Narthex (Henry Street Foyer) and are also posted on-line in text and audio formats at www.shphelps.com.
The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Christina and Patty.
10 O'clock Hour
Rev. Phelps will offer an introduction to the New Testament at the Ten O'Clock Hour. You may have learned the order of these books of the Bible in Sunday School —Matthew, Mark, Luke and so forth—but the story behind their composition offers a very different kind of order and meaning. Who wrote? What were their sources? Whom did they write for? As with his survey of the Old Testament, Rev. Phelps will aim to make each session stand by itself, so you may come to one, or come to all. The first session: Historical Overview; Gospel of Mark is scheduled for this coming Sunday in the Thurman Room at 10:00 a.m. (See below for more detail on the subject matter of further sessions.)
Updates on Margaret Grace: Go to http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bethwaltemath
Inquirers Class: A group of FPC participants is gathering on Saturday May 15 at 9:00 a.m. in the Manse (128 Henry Street) to reflect together on the meaning of their faith and the life of First Church. If you want to take part in these conversations, please contact Paul Austin at email@example.com or Peggy Slowik at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Volunteers Needed: FPC Spring Clean Up: Please join the FPC Food Pantry and Music Ministry this coming Saturday, May 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. to clean out/set up the new pantry space and to archive our historic music. Strong arms and hearts needed. Pizza lunch will be served to volunteers. Sign up today (on billboard) in the narthex. For more information contact Lynn Schnarr Mullé at email@example.com. Thank you!
The First Stories of the Church
During May and June, Rev. Phelps' introduction to the New Testament at the Ten O'Clock Hour will consider books of the New Testament in this manner:
May 16 Gospel of Luke and Matthew, compared
May 23 Acts – written by the author of Luke
May 30 Letters of Paul: 1Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Philemon
June 6 Letters of Paul: Galatians, Romans, Philippians
June 13 Gospel of John and the Letters of John
June 20 Pastoral epistles
June 27 Revelation
The Annual FPC BBQ will be held on Sunday, May 23 (the weekend before Memorial Day weekend). Bernice Adorno and Edna Asknes are coordinating servers, food donations, set-up & clean-up crews. If you are interested please contact Edna at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bernice Adorno at email@example.com
The FPC Global Arts Festival is Sunday, June 13. Four hours (12:00 - 4:00) of great entertainment and fine handcrafts presented by NYCreates — and food. If you would like to show your handiwork, sell food, or help out, let us know. We need volunteers to help set up, take down, assist the performers, vendors, or be general information-givers. Setup begins with vendors arriving at 10:30 a.m. that morning. To volunteer, contact Annie Solages at 718-624-3770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shakespeare on the Steps: This summer, from July 19-July 30, First Presbyterian Church and teacher Lauren Mancia will be offering a Shakespeare Summer Theater Camp for 7-10 year olds. Classes incorporating voice, movement, acting, and theater games will allow young actors to become acquainted with the exciting world of theater through the language of Shakespeare. $75/camper. Registration open till, June 13, 2010. To register contact Jill Huguet at Ssteps@firstchurchbrooklyn.org or 718-624-3770.
2010 Offering Envelopes are available in the Narthex (Henry Street Foyer). 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 email@example.com.
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.
Housing request: Jenny Gage's totally excellent niece Meredith, currently a junior at the University of Chicago, has a 10-week internship this summer beginning in mid-June at a women's health organization in Midtown. Since her budget is tight and ours is a 1-bedroom apartment, she is prepared to shuttle back and forth every day from Westchester County, where we have extended family--but I would love to have her closer by! Please contact Jenny at 651-245-9456 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any room for Meredith, perhaps in exchange for some babysitting or the like. Thanks!
On the calendar:
Monday, May 10
Session Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Rose Room. Please contact Edna Asknes at email@example.com if you will be unable to attend.
Tuesday, May 11
Tuesday Tea at 4:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. For more information please contact Linda Kolts at 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, May 12
Men's Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza. Contact Jim Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 13
Food Pantry, 10 to 11 a.m. To volunteer, contact Jane Woland at email@example.com
FPC Choir Rehearsal, Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Music Director Amy Neuner at firstname.lastname@example.org for info about the choir.
Friday, May 14
Coping with Job Loss 5:00-6:15 p.m. in the Elliot Room. For more information and details, contact Tonya Deniz at 646 289 0872 or 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, www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org, click the DONATE button at the lower left of the page. To set up an account, click on the "First Church Donation Account Setup" link. To edit an existing gift, choose the "First Church Donation Login" link.