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The Life of the Church

Do you have a story to share? We are looking for stories that might be about the following:

· How FPC has been a part of your life and your faith

· How you have experienced God at FPC

· Where you see God growing and changing us, or how you’ve seen God at work in our ministries here and in the community

· What FPC means to your family

· Why you give (money, time, whatever) to FPC

· Your dreams for FPC and why you want others to be a part of that

· What God’s abundant life means to you

We would love to have you share your story in worship in October or November. But if you’re absolutely terrified or speaking live in public—remember, though, you’re braver than you think!—we have some other options:

-Making a video of you speaking that can be shown in church (either I can take the video or you can do it selfie style)

-Writing out your story and having someone else read it

Remember, too, that your story doesn’t need to be about flashing lights, angels descending from heaven, or some other dramatic tale. Often God moves in our lives in incredibly ordinary ways, and so it’s the stories of God’s grace unfolding in community, slowly over time, that we can all relate to. Pray about it, and if you’re even the tiniest bit willing to consider sharing, please let me know. Thank you for considering!

A Doris Dahl Memorial Garden Renovation Team Meeting will be held this Tuesday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, contact Tom Arney or Lynn Phipps.

A Worship Ministry Team Meeting will be held this Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, contact Lynn Phipps.

The VIPs are meeting for lunch and fellowship on Friday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Mammy’s Kitchen, 116 W. Stephen Foster, Bardstown, KY 40004. Please call Lois Wilcox at 281-989-2980 to RSVP or if you have questions. Everyone is welcome!

The Second Half Architects Discussion Group will have their next meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Water’s Edge Winery. Please read the intro and Chapter One of From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks. We have study guides and other resources to help us with this discussion. We plan to meet every other week and cover a chapter each time. Feel free to invite any friends that you think might be interested or let Cathy Wilson know and she will send them info. If you have any questions, contact Cathy Wilson.

We will be honoring All Saints Day on Sunday, November 5. If you would like the name of a loved one who has died in the past year (since November of last year) listed in the bulletin, please indicate their name on the Connection Card or contact the church office at by Tuesday, October 31.

Candy donations needed! We’ll be handing out candy to any young people in worship on Sunday, October 29. It’s just a little way to spread some fun and invite some friends to worship. We’re calling it “Candypalooza!” Drop donations off at church through Thursday, October 26.

On Thanksgiving Day, area churches and Helping Hand of Hope are co-sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner to be hosted at St. James School. (401 Robinbrooke Blvd., Elizabethtown) This meal is available to those who are unable to prepare a meal of their own. If you would like to have a meal, contact Helping Hand of Hope at 270-769-3092. Delivery and carryout are available. The cutoff date is November 20, 2023. If you would like to volunteer your time for preparation, serving, or meal delivering sign up at or call

270-268-6246. First Presbyterian Church is responsible for 16 turkeys and 25 pies. Turkeys are $35 and pies are $6. We will be collecting money to purchase these. The last day to give will be November 16, 2023.

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