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Amazon Smile Program–Help Raise Funds for FPC!

If you purchase items at Amazon.com, did you know that you can get .5% of your purchases donated back to FPC? You can do this by using the Amazon Smile program. Note that we aren’t endorsing Amazon or encouraging or discouraging people to shop there… but if you do shop there already, consider doing it through the link provided and your purchases will also help support your church!
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Hear Our Organ THIS Sunday

FPC’s magnificent pipe organ is back! Its Static Regulator was rebuilt, and it was reinstalled this past week. (See what it took to reinstall it.) Come to church this Sunday and hear our organist Patrice Barnett play “Now Thank We All Our God” by Karg-Elert and “Prelude in G Major” by Bach. You don’t want to miss this debut of our organ with fuller sound. If you love organ music, also be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming Organ Recital at FPC by Sarah Duffy from the University of Washington on Monday, November 9 at 7:30 pm.

 
 
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The Return of Our Organ’s Static Regulator!

It’s back! The Static Regulator for our wonderful pipe organ has been re-built and reinstalled. You can see what it took to get it reinstalled by checking out the picture gallery below. Thanks to everyone who helped out! And thanks to Chuck Hayden for supplying the photos and captions. Be sure to come back this Sunday to hear what our organ now sounds like!
 


Woman to Woman Mentor Meeting

Interested in learning what mentoring is all about?  Sunday Sept.27, Noon to 1 come to
the Gold Room for information on what is involved in being a mentor, a mentee, or a
prayer warrior in FPC’s Woman to Woman Mentoring Program.
 


Alpha Prayer

Anyone who is interested in praying for the upcoming Alpha program at FPC, starting in
January, please contact Betty McCartney at bettymccartney46@gmail.com.


Submit a Prayer Request Online!

You can now submit a prayer request online and have it submitted to the Prayer Chain, the Pastors, or the weekly bulletin. And check out the Prayer Ministry page for thoughts and updates about prayer from FPC’s Prayer Coordinator Betty McCartney.



Celebrate the Life of Jack Gillam on Sept. 26

photo_020002_C0A80181165df31EDFSO9l7F4FB6_1_3b7c859743d613cafeb8941b4e3e8b27_20150917Celebrate the life and service of longtime FPC member Jack Gillam (July 5, 1926-Sept. 14, 2015) on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11:00 am in Ferguson Chapel, followed by a reception in Middleton Parlor.
 
Jack was a member of FPC with his wife Nellie since 1979. They were married for 56 years. Jack served on the Pastor Nominating Committee that recruited our current Senior Pastor, and for many years, he faithfully drove  seniors to worship in our church on Sunday mornings. He was the face of Christ to many, many people in our community. He truly had a Deacon’s heart.
 
Jack is survived by his wife Nellie Stray Gillam, son John R. Gillam, and daughter Nellie J. Gillam-Burns. He was a well-loved man who lived his life for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; a great husband and dad who is already missed. He proudly served his country during WW2 in the Merchant Marines, and during the Korean War in the Army.



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