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! firstname.lastname@example.org Cathy Barker In everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving... (Philippians 4:6 NIV) 423.886.4774 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Glad Tidings on the Web Other highlights in this issue . . . MOPS 2 Announcements & Calendar 6-7 To change from postal mail to Womens Fall Bible Studies 3 PresWIC 7 electronic version, please Treasurers Report 8 contact Carolyn Parkhurst at Memorials 4 email@example.com. Missions & Music 5 UTC Move-In Day 8 Glad Tidings Newsletter 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 womenfrom high school through our senior saintsand 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com or 314-1672) to follow up with them. Thank you! -2- August 2010 Womens 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 842-9381). ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Fireside Weekly, September 14 December 14 Tuesday Evenings, Nell Davis Room Pauls 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 email@example.com or 886-7647. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 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. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-9090. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 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 Gods 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. -3- Glad Tidings Newsletter 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 friends 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 Bettes life, love, and caring spirit as she shared Gods 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 familyJack, 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. Bettys daughter-in-law Susan states for their family, Its 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 -4- 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 email@example.com or 309-0114. and they will be shopping in the closet. We need clothing for all ages and climates, along with accessories, jewelry, mens 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 Samaritans Purse Operation contact Diane Denham at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christmas Child is underway. 802-1016. Wont 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 allage 14 and upwho 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. KINGS KIDS & CHERUB CHOIR resume Sunday, September 19, 5:30 7:00 PM Our Kings 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. Kings 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 -5- Glad Tidings Newsletter 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 WOMENS 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 (email@example.com) or Cathy Barker August 29 Celebration Service at 6:00 PM, Concert, (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ideas or questions about Dinner your library. -6- August 2010 August Calendar Each Sunday See SOMA schedule on page 6. Each Monday Womens 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 Its 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 Kings 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). -7- First Presbyterian Church Non Profit Org 554 McCallie Avenue U.S. Postage PAID Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402 Chattanooga, TN Permit No. 469 August 2010 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Treasurers 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. Wouldnt 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 volunteers 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 email@example.com.