NEWS FROM THE PEWS - Fair Play Presbyterian Church

Fair Play Presbyterian Church
110 Years of Sharing the Joy of Christ by…
Reaching People * Growing Disciples * Sending Forth to meet Human Need
Worship and Spiritual Formation this week
Join us at 11am for Worship this Sunday, April 26th.
I Samuel 16:1-13
There Was Already a King
Rev. Mel Davis
Anyone wishing to get more information about joining the church in April, please
contact Rev. Mel Davis 864.221.0236.
During the worship service, all children ages 1-10 are invited to come to the front for a
"Time with Young Disciples". Our children's church continues upstairs after the
passing of the peace. They will be in the Sunday School room learning Bible lessons,
enjoying snacks and activities.
Our monthly pot luck luncheon will be Sunday, April 26th. Bring a dish to
compliment pork roast and gravy and join us in the fellowship immediately following
the worship service.
Join us for Blue jeans, Bluegrass and BBQ at Camp MelLo, Sunday, May
31st. Worship service will be under the tent at 11:30am followed by a covered dish
luncheon. Bring a side dish or dessert to go with BBQ. Water, tea and lemonade will be
provided. You are welcome to bring a cooler of soda if you wish. After lunch, the
outdoor fun begins! Zip lining for the kids, visit the chickens, goats and calf. Bring your
softball equipment or Frisbee or play a game of volleyball or croquet. Folding chairs will
be provided for the day. If you prefer a lawn chair to enjoy the afternoon games, bring
one with you. Plan to spend the day and enjoy time with your church family. Please
bring your family, children and grandchildren, and invite your friends and neighbors to
enjoy this special day.
Hot Tin Rufus Bluegrass Band will again be providing the music for our worship
service and musical enjoyment after the service. This is an event you won’t want to
Carpooling from the church will be available if you are interested. Please contact Lois
Davis 864.940.3332 if you wish to carpool.
BIBLE TRIVIA –Who was the only Apostle known to die a natural death at an old age?
Answer will be in next week’s News from the Pews.
Answer to last week’s trivia question – Absalom was the son of King David who tried to
take the throne away from his father.
ALL MEETINGS held at the church and all groups in the church holding meetings
outside of the church are asked to PLEASE put your meetings on the church
calendar. The calendar is located upstairs in the Conference room on the book shelf
outside of the church office. We are asking that you do this to avoid a conflict of
schedules and so groups who are trying to plan a meeting know what days are free to
If you miss a Sunday and would like to receive a copy of the sermon, please reply to
this email with your request.
The Flower Chart is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to
place flowers in the church for a special Sunday, please sign your name and information
so that it may be put in the bulletin. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon
Dabney 864.414.2592.
Mission and Service
Spring road side clean up was a success last Saturday, with 7 volunteers making the
roads to our church looking good! Many thanks to those who participated.
On Mother's Day, a special offering will be held to help those living at the 5 Presbyterian
Homes that are scattered in South Carolina who do not have any monetary resources left
to pay for their care. The contributions received last year paid for these individuals,
some of whom are over 100 years old.
As of Sunday, April 19, 2015
Weekly Budget
Amount Received this Week
Year to Date Budget
Amount Received Year to Date
The per capita apportionment for 2015 is $9.00 per per person.
Hospitality and Membership
Ladies of Grace will meet Thursday, April 30th at 6:30pm for Bible Study. For more
information, call Lois Davis 864.940.3332 or Sandi Moffat 678.936.0651. We will be
meeting at Stephanie Montgomery’s home. Her address is 104 Laurel Lane in
Townville. For directions call Stephanie at 864.287.5087.
There is also a morning Bible Study on Wednesday, May 13th at noon in the Fellowship
Hall. Bring your lunch.
Men’s Bible Study –Tuesday, April 28th. The men meet for breakfast and Bible
Study at 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Reeves Dabney
Camp Buc in Sapphire, NC is a ministry of the Foothills Presbytery for Boys and Girls
ages K-12th grade. They have overnight camp, day camp and parent/child camp where
they swim, hike, canoe, garden, climb, worship, horseback ride, white water raft and
more. Register your children/grandchildren now before the summer dates fill
up. Check it out at or call 864.288.5774.
April Birthdays
April 9 – Mike Young
April 15 – Betty Kolarich
April 16 – Reeves Dabney
April 17 – Marcia Purcell
April 23 – Emilee Reed
April 24 – Ruth Neal
April Anniversary Celebrations
April 14, 1945 – Darrell & Rene Werts
April 16, 1977 – Mike & Anda Mobley
Prayer Concerns, Requests and Celebrations
• Helen Busch – tests - Pat Wills’ sister
• Bobbie Gibson – had a mild stroke - Sammye Hangebrauck’s daughter
• Lynn Gatlin– Prayers for restored vision
• Friend of Reeves Dabney – wife, Martha Bowing, had stroke
• Ray Walter – in rehab in Toccoa
• Frances Prater’s son – Keith Feltman had shoulder surgery on 4.8
• Gary Goodspeed-starting radiation treatments-friend of Bergerons
• Larry Trout – tumors on liver, have stopped treatment, given 6 months, friend of
Ron Strange
• Margaret Jacobson-struggling with ALS-friend of Sammye Hangebrauck
[email protected] or fill out a prayer request form in the pews
and place in the offering plate or hand to Rev Mel Davis.
If you have a prayer request that needs to get out quickly,
email Linda McAvoy ([email protected])
with the information and she will send your request to those on our email list.
Church email address: [email protected]