November 2, 2014
10 AM Holy Communion Worship Service
All Saints Sunday
Cents-ability Collection for local & World Hunger
 Revelation 7:9-17 / Matthew 5:1-12
 "...only a veil divides, thin as gossamer"  
               Rev. Paul E. Gilmore preaching
First Presbyterian Choir, Jennifer Groves, soprano, Sean Jernigan, tenor
 10:15 A.M. Sunday's Cool for grades K - 7
11:10 A.M. Candlelight Processional to the  
           Memorial Garden and Columbarium

 11:15 A.M. Coffee Hour 

     11:15 A.M. No Cherub Choir   

11:30 A.M. Worship, Music and Arts

11:30 A.M. Youth Committee


Adult Education Class


Nov. 5, 12, 19 & December 3

“Elijah” Bible Study (November 5: I Kings 17-18) The Rev. Mary Thies

What is the deal with Elijah?  This great prophet gets billing along with Moses.  He was the standard for John the Baptist.  He chatted with Jesus at the Transfiguration.  And yet, unlike Isaiah or Jeremiah, we have no writings attributed to him.  The stories about him are limited.  Just who is he?  And why he is so important to both Jews and Christians?  Join us for a study of Elijah from I & II Kings and portions of the New Testament. 

Safe Church Policies for Children & Youth
Most every Sunday morning you hear me stand in front of the congregation and tell you that “this is a safe and sacred place…”  We wanted to inform and reassure you that we have put into place safe church policies that are guided by the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and reflect current practices nationwide for activities involving minors.  Here are the steps that we have taken to seek to insure the safety of our children and youth. 

·        All children are supervised by at least two adults at all times - in Sunday school, children’s and youth activities,  choir rehearsals, youth group meetings, confirmation classes, and youth overnight retreats, mission trips, and pilgrimages.

·        Infants and toddlers are cared for on Sunday mornings during worship by two or more professional adult babysitters who have undergone thorough background checks.

·        Youth participating in overnight retreats or events are supervised by at least one adult of each gender.

·        All adult chaperones of overnight trips will undergo a standard background check.

·        It is our practice to maintain a smaller youth-to-chaperone ratio than is required by the hosting organization during our pilgrimages and mission trips.

·        Ordained pastors, elders, deacons, and Stephen Ministers are considered mandated reporters by the Presbyterian Church (USA), as well as the state, and are charged with reporting any concerns immediately.

These measures contribute to the safe and sacred place that is First Presbyterian Church.  We appreciate your understanding and support of our safe church policies.  Together we will provide for the well-being of our children and youth, truly make this a sanctuary where all God’s children will not only be safe but will flourish. 

Grace & Peace,

Paul & Kibbie













Icebreaker! Join the Ely's at their home on Friday November 7 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Break the ice and get to know fellow FPCNC members at an informal gathering at a host house. Guests will bring appetizers and something to drink to share. Those who sign-up will be assigned a home to go to. It’s a great way to meet people and to re-connect with friends. Email or call Carol Barbour – (203) 762-8382; RSVP to Tina at 203-966-0002, or on the sign-up sheet in Bliss Hallway



8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.