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					                                                                                            August 2010        Volume 39
                                                                                                               Number 12




August 2010
Glad Tidings is a publication
                                  WIC Kick-Off                      Sunday, August 29, 2010
                                                                    9:45 AM, Fellowship Hall
of the Women In the Church,
First Presbyterian Church of
                                  Information, Refreshments, Fellowship
Chattanooga. The newsletter
committee solicits articles,       “In everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving...” is the theme for the Kick-Off
photographs, and information.     event for Women In the Church for 2010-2011. Women of all ages are invited and encouraged
Please see the calendar page      to come to the Fellowship Hall on August 29 at 9:45 AM to see what WIC is doing. You will
for the deadline for submitting   have an opportunity to offer your gifts and creativity in everything from planning fun and
articles for the next issue.
                                  fellowship to participating in Bible studies or mentoring relationships. We will highlight our
Editorial Staff                   two newest ministries, GIRLS’ TIME OUT and TITUS 2 DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS, and the 2010-
Carolyn Parkhurst                 2011 WIC Full Board will be installed. Join us as we begin another year of women growing,
423.886.2712                      learning, laughing, and praying together!
cparkhurst708@bellsouth.net
Cathy Barker                      In everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving... (Philippians 4:6 NIV)
423.886.4774
cebarker1@comcast.net

Jeanne Bostick                                        Save The Date! Girls’ Time Out
706.375.1974
JHBostick@aol.com
                                  Friday, September 24                                                            Faces of
Mailing                           6:00 PM • Student Center                                                        WIC
Anita & Ron Kohlin                All FPCC women and their friends are invited—
Diane & Robert Taylor
                                  high school age and up!
WIC President                     Workshop A: Casseroles
Diane Cropp                       Make one/Take one. This will be a community
Pastors                           service project. You will make one casserole for
                                  your family and another casserole to take to a
Rev. Tim Tinsley
Rev. Chris Ehlers                 neighbor/family in need.
Rev. Jerry Harwood                Workshop B: Holiday Card-making
Rev. Joel Treick                  This class will feature and support the FPCC
Church Secretary                  Card-E-logy ministry.
Julia Cope                        Workshop C: Line Dancing 101
                                  This is the perfect class for the beginning dancer
                                                                                              from
                                  or for those who just enjoy boot-scootin’ fun!
FPCC Contact Information
Phone 423.267.1206                Watch for more details and our display in the               June 4
Fax 423.267.1208                  Connector coming soon!                                       GTO
www.1stpresbyterian.com
office@1stpresbyterian.com

Glad Tidings on the Web                                   Other highlights in this issue . . .
                                        MOPS                              2       Announcements & Calendar          6-7
To change from postal mail to           Women’s Fall Bible Studies        3       PresWIC                             7
electronic version, please                                                        Treasurer’s Report                  8
contact Carolyn Parkhurst at            Memorials                         4
cparkhurst708@bellsouth.net.            Missions & Music                  5       UTC Move-In Day                     8
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A Word from Our President . . .
        “. . . But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” – John 12:32 NIV

Dear Sisters in Christ,

What a privilege it has been to serve as your president this year! It has been a year of exciting
change as we welcomed our new senior pastor, Tim Tinsley, his wife Laura, and daughter Mikah.

Each year presents opportunities and challenges. We are so pleased to have three new ministries added this year. “MOPS” is now
well established with many mature women assisting mothers of preschoolers to reach out to their peers and invite them into our
church setting. For those ready for a deeper challenge, four “Titus 2 Discipleship Groups” are encouraging older women to
mentor younger women in learning to follow and obey Jesus Christ. Our newest offering is “Girls’ Time Out.” This group is
primarily planned for fellowship for all our women—from high school through our senior saints—and is based around working
on a project together. Since Circles took a break for the summer, four of our many talented Bible teachers each took two weeks
to offer a summer Bible study. They not only taught the Scriptures, but they also taught us how to study and dig to a deeper level.

Working with Suzanne Thomas to prepare for next year has assured me that you will be pleased with her spiritual and administrative
leadership. We begin our meetings with prayer and then roll up our sleeves and get to work. Each time we hit a snag, she says
“Well, Jesus, I guess You have another problem to solve.” That is the right attitude, because we are all here to be the hands and
feet of Jesus carrying out His work.

Lift up Jesus in all you say and do,




                                                                           MOPS
                                                                   Mothers of Preschoolers
                                                 Better Moms Make a Better World
  August Playdates
  Wednesdays                 Location                                        Comments
  August 4                   Vandergrift Park                                Meet at 9:30 for a morning playdate.
                             1414 Gadd Road, Hixson                          Feel free to bring your friends!
                                                                             Rain plan: meet at FPCC Student Center
  August 18                  Creative Discovery Museum                       Please contact Kate Treick* so we can
                             4th & Chestnut, downtown                        pool our coupons & memberships.
                                               *Kate: katetreick@yahoo.com or 827-7182
  New Season begins September 15 at 9:15 AM
  3rd Wednesdays: Speakers • 1st Wednesdays: Outings
  We are looking forward to second great year for our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)! We have grown to about fifteen moms
  with their kids, and we hope to grow more by inviting other moms of preschoolers and beginning a New Moms Outreach.
  We will start our year on Wednesday, September 15, from 9:15 to11:15 AM with a speaker in the Nell Davis Room and a Moppets
  program for the children. We will meet every first Wednesday of the month thereafter for an outing, and on the third Wednesday
  to hear a speaker. The cost for registration this year is only $60, payable in two installments.
   If you know mothers of preschoolers, please invite them to join us or contact Kate Treick (above) or Kristen Granberry
  (lamberry@comcast.net or 314-1672) to follow up with them. Thank you!

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                                                                                                                       August 2010

                                    Women’s Fall Bible Studies
Day & Evening Circles
Monthly             Day Circles (September – May): 10:00 AM on 2nd Mondays with lunch
I Peter             Evening Circles (All Year): 6:00 PM on 3rd Tuesdays with dinner
Karin Clumpner has prepared eight studies in the book of I Peter for our Circles this year. The Bible study guide (no charge)
will be available in the Connector in August along with a sign-up sheet. For questions about the study, please contact Jeanne
Bostick (JHBostick@aol.com or 706-375-1974). You will be in the same Circle as last year. If you would like to participate but
are not in a Circle yet (or if you have forgotten your Circle number), please contact Sandy Hartley (lorshartley@comcast.net or
842-9381).
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Fireside
Weekly, September 14 – December 14                     Tuesday Evenings, Nell Davis Room
Paul’s Letter to the Galatians:                        Optional Dinner, 5:45 PM
Living in Line with the Truth                          Study & Discussion, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
All women are invited to join us for this very practical 13-lesson study of Galatians by Tim Keller. We begin with dinner
(optional, $5.00), followed by study and discussion led by Betsy Silberman and Lara Scruggs. Materials may be purchased for
$10.00 in the Connector on Sundays, August 15 and 22. We will not meet during the week of World Missions Conference or
Thanksgiving. A new study will be announced for January. Contact Jay Dunn at jdunn119@bellsouth.net or 886-7647.
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Precept
Weekly, September 14 – November 23                     Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Hebrews                                                Tower 403
The wonderful book of Hebrews gives us the assurance that we have a High Priest who is in touch with the feeling of our
weaknesses, the One who lives to make intercession for us. The cost is $30.00. We will not meet on October 13. A new study will
be announced for January. Contact Linda Austin at 267-8063 or Billie Campbell at 894-4251.
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Women of the Covenant
Weekly, August 26 – December 9                        Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Tower 301
Gospel Transformation                                 NEW Group: TBD by participants
This small-group, multi-generational, relational ministry includes Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and service. We will study the
2nd semester of Gospel Transformation this fall and will complete the study in the spring of 2011.
A new small group will also be formed for women who want to begin this three-semester study this fall. Gospel Transformation (2nd
ed., published by World Harvest Mission), may be purchased at www.whm.org/store for $29.50 plus shipping.

We do not meet during the weeks when Day Circles meet or the week of Thanksgiving. Childcare is available for preschool and
homeschooled children by reservation (Dana Lail, 267-1206). Leaders are Peggy Ehlers, Sandy Hartley, and Yvonne McLin. For
more information or to request a new small group, please contact Yvonne McLin at yvonnemclin@yahoo.com or 503-9090.
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Titus 2 Discipleship Groups                           Schedule & location determined by each group
The purpose of the Women In the Church Titus 2 groups is to support the discipleship ministry of the church by helping
women establish covenant relationships with godly women who will encourage and equip them to live for God’s glory.
Titus 2 groups are small, informal, and multi-generational. The following books will be covered over three years: Spiritual
Mothering, Heirs of the Covenant, and Legacy of Biblical Womanhood. Sign-up is for a year at a time. The days, times, and locations vary,
and childcare is available by reservation for some of the groups. To join a new group, please call Sandy Hartley at 842-9381.
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                                                     MEMORIALS
                                                  Bette Jordan Edwards
                                                 March 11, 1921 – April 26, 2010
            Bette was a native Chattanoogan, attending City High and the University of Chattanooga before
            marriage. Her first husband was Phillip Davis, a flyer whose plane was shot down in World War
            II. Two descendents now bear the name of this fallen airman. As a young widow and mother of
            a three-year-old son, Bette worked for American National Bank, where she welcomed newcomers
            to Chattanooga. Here she met her second husband, Lonnie Edwards, and together they parented
            Phil Davis Jr. and their daughter Mary. Four grandsons, Brian and Phillip Davis III and Phillip
            and Edwin Root, also brought great joy to the couple during their forty-nine years of marriage.
            Bette and Lonnie were long-time faithful members of the Lee Anderson Sunday School class at
            First Presbyterian.
            Known for her courage and caring spirit, Bette was a dependable and faithful friend. On one
            occasion she moved into a friend’s home to care for her small children while her friend grieved
            the death of her father. When her grandmother was no longer able to do her own laundry, Bette
            stepped in and lovingly did this task for her for many years. Bette was always willing and available
            to give of herself to others.
            The lovely home and beautiful acreage Bette maintained reflected the beauty of her heart in the
            Lord Jesus. She was a much loved mother and grandmother who is greatly missed by family and
            friends. We thank the Lord for Bette’s life, love, and caring spirit as she shared God’s love with
            those she knew and whose lives she touched.
            Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
                                                                                 – Colossians 3:24 KJV
                                                             Connie Jones



                                                 Betty Hassler Ireland
                                                 January 16, 1929 – May 26, 2010

            Betty dearly loved and enjoyed her family—Jack, her husband of 50 years, three sons, and their
            families, who continue to live by her example. For 25 years Betty and Jack taught Sunday School
            classes and had a great influence on many young people. The Irelands also grew to love a Laotian
            refugee family they helped bring to America. For 14 years Betty has loved her First Presbyterian
            Church home, including her friends, the teaching, the preaching, and the incredible music.
            Betty also generously and ably served the medical community as both an employee and a volunteer.
            Dr. Cauley Hayes remembers the unfailing and gracious smile with which she greeted and reassured
            his patients during her 23 years of service in his office.
            To know Betty was to be loved by her and to love her back. In February of 1996, we both lost
            our life mates and immediately bonded into a sisterhood for life. Now instead of our walking the
            Walnut Street Bridge together, Betty is walking the streets of gold with her Jack (and my John).
            Early in our friendship, Betty and I agreed that it is not cancer that takes a life, but that it is the
            Lord who has numbered our days.
            Betty’s daughter-in-law Susan states for their family, “It’s not often that a person like Betty
            passes our way, and we are so glad she did. All who knew her loved her.”
                                                 With sweet memories of Betty,
                                                         Ann Huckaba
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                                                                                                                     August 2010


First Friends Bazaar                                                   Donations and Volunteers
The First Friends Bazaar has become so popular that it needs
to be restocked! The Bazaar enables international students
                                                                       Needed for the Missionary
to borrow basic household items to use while they are studying
in Chattanooga. With the fall semester approaching, we will
                                                                       Closet
be in desperate need of blankets, comforters, dishes,                  Our missionaries will arrive on October 8 for our 2010
microwave cookware, lamps, and more. Contact Mike or Dee               Missions Conference. We are expecting over twenty families,
Lapihuska at lapihuska@bellsouth.net or 309-0114.                      and they will be “shopping” in the closet. We need clothing
                                                                       for all ages and climates, along with accessories, jewelry, men’s
                                                                       ties, luggage, and shopping bags with handles. (Please do not
                                                                       send any bags that have contained food.) Please bring your
                                                                       donations to the stairwell in the Tower Building by September
                                                                       30 for processing. All donations are greatly appreciated!
                           The 2010 Campaign for                       Volunteers are also needed during the conference; please
                           Samaritan’s Purse Operation                 contact Diane Denham at dianelook@comcast.net or
                           Christmas Child is underway.                802-1016.
                           Won’t you join with us in sending
                           gifts of love and the gospel to
                           children all around the world?
 Beginning in August, wrapped shoeboxes and brochures
 will be available in the Connector.




                   MUSIC MINISTRY • “VESSELS OF TRUE WORSHIP”
God can use your gifts to serve Him and His Church Body through our music ministry! You are invited to join one or more of
our musical families as they begin again in August and September.
ADULT CHOIR holds Open House on Wednesday, August 18, 6:30 PM
The Adult Choir is open to all—age 14 and up—who have passionate hearts for worshipping our Lord and leading others to His
throne of grace each Sunday morning and for special events. The choir also reaches out by singing for shut-ins and mercy
ministries and is planning a second trip to Belarus. Visit our Open House on August 18 in the Choir Room to enjoy food and
fellowship and to observe or sing in rehearsal.
    Rehearsals are Sundays at 10:00 AM and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. (Recordings of Wednesday night programs are provided for
choir members.)
    Choir Sunday School is held at 9:30 AM; family and friends are invited.
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE & HANDBELLS resume Monday, August 16
One or both of these volunteer groups (ages 14 and up) plays once a month for worship services or special events. The
Instrumental Ensemble rehearses at on Mondays at 6:00 PM in the Choir Room, and Handbells rehearse on Mondays at 7:00 PM
in the Tower 3rd Floor Assembly Room.
KING’S KIDS & CHERUB CHOIR resume Sunday, September 19, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Our King’s Kids and Cherubs have fun singing, playing instruments, making crafts, playing games, and making a joyful noise to
the Lord in special programs and worship services. Both groups meet on Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 PM and kick off their
new year on Sunday, September 19. King’s Kids is open to children in the 1st through 5th grades and meets in the Adult Choir
Room. Cherub Choir is open to children age 4 through kindergarten and meets in Sunday School Room 203.
                                       Kelly Stultz, Director of Music and Worship, 648-7912

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August Circles                                                  HONOR ROLL BIRTHDAYS
                                                                August 1              Mary Brooks Carlton (Circle 5)
& Assignments                                                                         579 Alexian Way, #513
                                                                                      Signal Mountain, TN 37377
                                                                August 4              Ruth Doster (Circle 5)
EVENING CIRCLE BIBLE STUDY                                                            Alexian Healthcare
Luke 7:36-50, led by Jeanne Bostick                                                   671 Alexian Way, #606
                                                                                      Signal Mountain, TN 37377
FLOWER ARRANGING & DELIVERY
Help arrange and deliver flowers                                August 28             Millie Jack Collins (Circle 4)
after the 10:55 service.                                                              The Terrace at Mountain Creek
Fireside Bible Study                                                                  1005 Mountain Creek Road
                                                                                      Chattanooga,TN 37405
(Jay Dunn – 886-7647)
                                                                August 29             Cora Stovall (Circle 1)
                                                                                      Carestone Assisted Living
                                                                                      7127 Lee Highway
    Please contact Connie Crawford (265-1091) to donate                               Chattanooga,TN 37421
    to the flower fund (by writing a check to First
    Presbyterian Church with “Flower Fund” on the memo          September 10          Bill Shelton
    line) or to give altar flowers in memory of or to honor                           917 Dunsinane Road
                                                                                      Signal Mountain, TN 37377
    a person or group.
                                                                September 11          Gerald Shoskey
                                                                                      234 Wildemere Drive
MONDAY MORNING WOMEN’S PRAYER TIME                                                    South Bend, IN 46615
Circle #2: August 2 & 9                                         September 13          Carol Harvey (Circle 2)
Circle #3: August 16, 23, 30                                                          5616 Libby Way
Please make a special effort to attend.                                               Knoxville, TN 37924
                                                                September 15          Alberta Bentzel (Circle 5)
                                                                                      318 Green Gorge Road,
                                                                                      Signal Mountain, TN 37377




               BOOK NOOK NEWS


A special thank you to Jane Wythe from all of us who use
our church library! Jane, Lucy Payne, and Jane Bowers were      Summer Sunday Evenings
responsible for founding our library ministry, and Jane         Schedule for August
Wythe continues to encourage us with her interest and with      August 1   Singles Night with the Pastors
her book donations. Thanks also to those who cover books,       August 8   Invite a neighbor to Camp Day (11:00 AM –
handle the circulation of materials, write thank you notes,                4:00 PM)
and suggest titles. Also appreciated are the many members       August 15 Family Sunday meal to discuss sermon themes
who give us their books and media to share with the             August 22 Host/attend a neighborhood event with one
                                                                           of the pastors
congregation. Please contact Susan Clyatt
                                                                August 28 Saturday: Community Service Project
(clyatt@epbinternet.com)           or     Cathy    Barker
                                                                August 29 Celebration Service at 6:00 PM, Concert,
(cebarker1@comcast.net) with ideas or questions about
                                                                           Dinner
your library.
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                                                                                                            August 2010

August Calendar
Each Sunday              See SOMA schedule on page 6.
Each Monday              Women’s Prayer Time                      10:00 AM           Session Room
Each Tuesday             Beatitude Living                         12:00 NOON         Tower 404
1st & 3rd Wednesdays     MOPS Play Outing                          9:30 AM           See page 2.
Each Friday              Card-E-ology                             10:00 AM           Tower 10th Floor
Monday, August 2         NO Circle Leaders or Circle Bible Teachers meeting
                         DEADLINE for September Glad Tidings
Sunday, August 8         Family Day at CVP                        11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday, August 10        NO Day Circle meetings
Sunday, August 15        Promotion Sunday & Parent Meeting         9:45 AM           Fellowship Hall
Monday, August 16        Instrumental Ensemble resumes             6:00 PM           Choir Room
                         Handbells rehearsals resume               7:00 PM           3rd Floor Tower
Tuesday, August 17       Evening Circle & Dinner Meeting           6:00 PM           Nell Davis Room
Wednesday, August 18     Family Fellowship Dinner resumes          5:45 PM           Fellowship Hall
                         Worship                                   6:30 PM           Fellowship Hall
                         Adult Choir Open House                    6:30 PM           Choir Room
Thursday, August 19      UTC Move-In Day                           7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, August 28      Community Service Project
                         First Friends Ice Cream Social           2:00 PM            FPCC Student Center
                            followed by walking tours of Chattanooga
Sunday, August 29        WIC Kick-Off                              9:45 AM           Fellowship Hall
Monday, August 30        Circle Leaders                           10:00   AM         Tower 258
Tuesday, August 31       Deadline to register for PresWIC Fall Meeting (see below)

Coming Events
Wednesday, September 1    Deadline for October Glad Tidings
Thursday, September 2     It’s a Wonderful Life                     10:30 AM         Fellowship Hall
Monday, September 6       Church Offices Closed
Wednesday, September 8    Circle Bible Teachers                     11:00 AM         Tower 404
Saturday, September 11    PresWIC Fall Meeting              9:00 AM - 3:00 PM        See below.
Sunday, September 12      Church Picnic             Serving 11 AM - 1:30 PM          McDonald Farm
Sunday, September 19      Women Praying for Women                     9:40 AM        Poindexter Classroom
Sunday, September 19      King’s Kids & Cherub Choir resume           5:30 PM        See page 5.
Friday, September 24      Girls’ Time Out                             6:00 PM        FPCC Student Center
October 10 – 13           World Missions Conference

PresWIC Fall Meeting
Leadership Training with WIC Trainer Paula Miles
Saturday, September 11 • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM • Westminster Presbyterian in Dayton, TN
Cost is $25, which includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Register by Tuesday, August 31, with Sandy Hartley (842-9381).
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Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402                                                                                             Chattanooga, TN
                                                                                                                          Permit No. 469
August 2010
                                                                                                       ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
               Treasurer’s Report
              WIC Budget ............................. $23,975
              Pledged to Date ....................... $15,703
              Paid as of 5/10/2010 ................. $19,277
              Make checks out to First Presbyterian,
              with “WIC budget” on the memo line.




UTC Move-In Day
Praying for 99 people to say “Welcome Home” on Thursday, August 19

Imagine you are a freshman student at UTC. On August 19, your parents drop you off and then you are on your own in a new
city. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone greeted you with a smile and lent a hand with your move-in? What if there were a cool
drink of water and perhaps an invitation to dinner? What if there were an amazing mix of generations working together in unity
extending this type of love? Would you have some sense of excitement?
If you imagine that this might be extending the love of Christ to new neighbors, then we welcome you to join with the College
Ministry on Thursday, August 19. You may sign up for one or more one-hour shifts anytime between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM. We
need people to:


    • Greet with warm smiles and cool drinks at the Hospitality Tent
    • Move boxes and furniture with your strong back
    • Drive golf carts
    • Give directions to parking, Wal-Mart, or Target
    • Help assemble the furniture just purchased at Wal-Mart or Target
    • Lend hand trucks and tools
    • Love our volunteer’s children (toddlers through age four) in our
       Nursery
    • Bake some goodies or donate toward cold drinks

        Please come by the sign-up table in the Connector for more information or contact John Parkhurst at japarkhurst@gmail.com.

				
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