You Are Welcome Here for Worship
Author Alec Ryrie at Chautauqua: Alec Ryrie is giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution on June 30. This event may interest you since Ryrie’s book, Protestants: The Faith That Made The Modern World, is the focus of Rob Baker’s Adult Faith Formation class starting in the Fall. There are two spots left in the church van for anyone who would like to attend the lecture and meet the author. The van departs at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30. Tickets are $20.00 and includes an eight hour pass, transportation to and from Chautauqua. The last day for reservations is Sunday, June 25. Contact Britney Knight to reserve your spot at [email protected]
Wine & The Word: Join a group of women the second and & fourth Tuesday of each month as we gather for discussion around the book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. Our next gathering is June 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sloppy Duck, W. Bayfront Pkwy.
Little Food Pantry Now Open: A “Little Food Pantry” is now open and located on the south side of the church garage. This project was spearheaded by Dr. Carol Amann and the local Honor Society of Nurses (including Gannon Nursing students & faculty) in partner- ship with the First Covenant mission committee. You are invited to participate: The concept is to keep the pantry stocked with canned goods so neighbors can select a few items as needed. It’s anonymous-IN, anonymous-OUT, another way the church can care for our neighbors!
Memorial Flowers: We have an opening for Memorial Flowers or Mission Giving on July 9th. If you would like to donate flowers for the Lectern in memory or honor of a loved one, please call Mary Concoby at 864-0027.
Neighbor 2 Neighbor is a ministry of minor home repairs initiated last summer by FPCC & Todd Tracy’s youth group from Columbus, OH. “Our West Bayfront” has enthusiastically embraced the project and will have opportunities for churches and neighbors in Erie’s lower Westside to work together on Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19. If you can serve for a few hours on any of these days, please contact Seph Kumer at 456-4243, x105 or [email protected]
B4J Pasta Dinner Needs Your Help! Can you assist with another pasta dinner planned for Friday, July14th, 5:00-7:30 p.m.? It is Bonkers4Jesus family cele- bration night at 5:30 p.m. that need greeters, servers, dishwashers, & kitchen help. Contact Seph Kumer at 814.456.4243 x105 if you can assist.
Bonkers4Jesus” at FPCC in July: Erie City Mission’s “Bonkers4Jesus day camp (grades 3-5) will be hosted at FPCC July 10-14th. Volunteers are needed. Can you welcome, greet or even host from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.? Contact Seph Kumer at 814.456.4243 x105
New Exhibit in the Covenant Community Art Gallery: “More than Meets the Eye” is the current exhibit and features paintings by Art Bacchus, architectural drawings by Jerry Smith and many other creations by friends from Our Neighbor’s Place and Sunday Suppers. This new exhibit reminds us that we each possess “hidden” talents and God-given gifts that are not always obvious to those around us. This exhibit will be featured through July 9.
Have You Seen the New Church Video? This is something to see! Created for the PC-USA Synod of the Trinity 300th Anniversary “Revealing Hope” series, the video premiered at the Annual Meeting earlier this month. It celebrates much of what God has been doing in our midst in recent years. You can watch this video by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/2ovz6Du
NEW Ushering Ministry needs YOU! Your family, Sunday School class, Bible study group, church committee or group of friends can sign up to serve as ushers for Worship at FPCC. A “seasoned” usher will assist you. Help welcome worshipers and meet old friends and new. Contact Dale Sweet at 898-3417 to serve.
Do You Have a Room for Rent? Dr. Jon Katz, a Covenant Connections “regular” during the last programming year, is in need of a Sunday-Thursday residence. Dr. Katz commutes from the Baltimore area to work at St. Vincent Hospital. He would prefer a place near the church OR near to St. Vincent and needs a place by July 1. If you might be able to help or have a suggestion, call Dr. Katz at 301-537-1544.
Hospital Callers: Would you like to demonstrate that Covenant and its members truly represent the Caring Church in the Heart of the City by volunteering to be a hospital visitor? If you are interested in joining a wonderful ministry, contact Sheila Sweet at 814-898-3417 or Mary Ann Sesler at 814-490-9629.
Summer Worship Schedule: Summer Sunday Worship Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. until further notice. Regular Worship times and the Spiritual Formation hour returns in September after the Labor Day weekend. If you have any questions, call the church office at 814-456-4243.
The First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Office is closed on all Federal Holidays; and on Saturdays unless there are scheduled events such as Koinonia, weddings, funerals, blood drives and private events. Please closely watch the monthly calendar for Saturday closings. Note: The church office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.
Keep the office up to date! If you have moved, changed your phone number or email address please let the church office know by calling or emailing [email protected].