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Volume 59 Issue 18
September 7, 2010


In This Issue
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM




Kirk Night

Sunday, September 12th, 5:00 p.m.

What is our church’s role in a disaster? We are called as a Christian community to be active partners in helping when and where there is a need.  Did you know that the Presbyterian Church has several programs in place to provide disaster assistance?  Our Kirk Night speaker, Jim Garrett, works with Kentucky Emergency Management assisting local communities to prepare volunteer groups for disaster response.  Jim also happens to be an ordained Presbyterian minister. He will tell us about Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and will share information about the disaster cycle and how response unfolds. In addition, we will begin to form an idea of what our church’s role could be should a disaster strike locally.  Please join us for the dinner and important program.

In This Issue


Prayer Concerns

Hands holding bird Jean Gilliland
Peggy McDuffee
Bill Park
Alice Rogers
Martel & Anne Wightman
                  Gus Swanson
                  Bette Boyd
                  Ila Galloway

Upcoming Kirk Nights

October 3- Golf Scramble
October 31- the Freaky, Fabulous, Fun Fall Festival
November 7- PrimeTimers


PrimeTimers Picnic
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Legion Park Pavilion
11:00 AM

Come celebrate with your friends as we enjoy a picnic in the park.   The club will provide the meat, but you are asked to bring a dish.  Please let Rick Nash (926-1525) know if you plan to attend by Sunday, September 12th


On September twenty-first, two thousand ten,
We'll travel as a group to the Police Station again.
Be sure you've been good and haven't told a lie,
As we may be giving the polygraph machine a try.
Meet at the church at ten thirty as we've done time and again,
Then we'll make our way across town where our activity will begin.
Following the experience we'll head back to church to enjoy our lunch,
We sure are hoping you will come, we'd love to have a whole bunch.
Let us know if you plan to attend
The amount of food prepared on that will depend.

Elaine Park


We are looking for a “slew” not just a “few” good men and women to participate in our November 7, 2010 Kirk Night program, Saints Alive.  We need singers and speakers.  We plan on practicing on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00, beginning September 15.   Please consider becoming a part of this enjoyable opportunity to share our faith in a lighthearted manner. 


Presbyterian Women

The OCPW Coordinating Team will meet Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Ladies Parlor.

The Friendship Circle will meet Monday, September 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the First Presbyterian Church Ladies Parlor.  Please read the Introduction and Lesson 1.

Library Corner

The following children’s books were given in memory of Betty Burns by Elise and Norris McDivitt.

Love Is…by Wendy Anderson Halperin; adapted from the Bible.
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch.
The Rag Coat a story about the Appalachian Region by Lauren Miles.
Pink and Say a book about the Civil War by Patricia Polacco.
Be the Best You Can Be a biography of Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins by Kirby Puckett.

Patti's Notes

With Fall approaching, there are many exciting opportunities for the rest of 2010.  Let me first begin by saying I am exploring a new also.  Friday, September 3 was my last day at First Security Bank after 12 ½ years.  I will begin a new a new job at Independence Bank on September 7.  It was a very difficult decision and after many talks and prayers with God, I felt that he was leading me in a new direction.  I asked for signs and directions and he literally gave them to me.  I am still continuing my part-time jobs both here at FPC as assistant music director and as an exercise instructor at the HealthPark.


God’s Children Sing- Meets Sunday, September 12 at 9.  We need all Children to help us as on December 5 we will be performing “A Simple Christmas Pageant” at Kirk Night.  *Beginning September 19 we will meet 9:15-9:40 so that we may begin at same time as adult classes.

SING Youth Choir- Rehearsals on Sundays 4:15-5:00.  We will sing with adult choir at 10:30 service on Sunday, September 19.  We will also sing on September 26.

Handbells- Thursdays 6:15-7:00.  We will Ring October 1 for wedding rehearsal, October 2 at the wedding and October 3 for church.

Adult Choir- come join us at 7:00 PM on Thursdays.


Strength Devine- meets at 2:00 PM on Sundays, except September 26.

Zumba- Sundays at 3 and Wednesdays at 7.  We do not meet Sunday, September 26.


Golf Scramble- Do not forget to sign up for the golf scramble on October 3 at Ben Hawes.  Your registration is made when you pay.  Write a check to First Presbyterian Church with golf scramble in the memo.  Please give check to Patti Price.  $30 includes green fee, cart and prizes.  A dinner will follow at 6:00 PM Fellowship Hall.  The dinner is for everyone, not just golfers.


Presbyterian Open

Fore!  Our annual Presbyterian Open will be held on Sunday, October 3 at Ben Hawes, beginning at noon.  This will be a best bull golf scramble format.  The cost is $30 per person.  This includes your green fee, cart, some prize money and lots of fun.  There is also a dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 PM for everyone in the church.

To Register-  Please make a check out to First Presbyterian Church, with golf in the memo.  Give the check to Patti Price.  This is the only way you will be registered, as we are prepaying so we can just pay the golf course one time instead of individually.  Deadline to register is September 19.


Health Ministries

New from CDC

Obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increase risk for many serious chronic diseases and premature death.  In 2009 no state met the Healthy People 2010 initiative by the 2000 National Health promotion to reduce obesity target of 15% and the self reported overall prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults had increased 1.1 percentage points from 2007. 

We encourage you to continue your physical activity and healthy eating!  Wonder what the 2010 statistics will show. 


 SilverSneakers Fitness Program is offered in partnership with select health plans at no additional cost to Medicare-eligible members.  Each member is entitled to a basic membership at a SilverSneakers fitness center.  The basic membership includes the SilverSneakers Classes, other classes on your fitness center's schedule, guidance from qualified fitness instructors and Senior Advisors, social activities, and the use of the fitness center amenities such as swimming pools, saunas, and whirlpools, if available.

Call your fitness center to ask about the SilverSneakers Fitness Program or visit the web site at

                                                Get Fit, Have Fun, and Make Friends!


Women Helping Women Knitters

Good news!  We have 5 shawls completed and ready to send to young women at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.  We hope our knitters will continue to knit, and we hope that others of you will support the project financially.  It costs at least $20/shawl to ship these, so we continue to solicit financial donations.  If you can help, please note “knitters postage” in the memo. While many of you prefer other yarns for your own items, please remember that they request acrylic because it’s soft and washable. You are welcome to use any colors, especially bright African ones, and can make interesting patterns if just plain knitting bores you!  Just be sure to follow the size requirements.


Directions:  Using acrylic yarn and number 9 needles, cast on about 30 stitches. Continue to knit until it is square. There is always some slight variations in the size of the squares because of differences in the weight of the yarn or the tightness of the knitting.  However, it is very important that the squares are all close to the same size since 5 rows of 8 squares are assembled to make the shawl  Please measure your square to be sure that it is about 6 ½ to 7  inches on each side.  Even 6 inch ones can used by stretching or adding stitches.  It is difficult, if not impossible, to use those much larger than this, so please measure!  Please take completed squares to the Ladies’ Parlor.  Thanks.   Call Suzanne Guyer (926-3163) if you have questions.


Commissions Meeting

The next monthly Commissions Meeting will be held Sunday, September 26.  It will begin with dinner at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Childcare will be provided.  All church members are encouraged to attend.

Youth Parents Meeting

Attention all Middle and Senior High Youth parents.  There will be a Parents meeting on Sunday, September 19 at 5:00 PM with Anthony.  Please make plans to attend.


Christian Sympathy

Christian sympathy is extended to Bill Park and all in his family on the death of Bill's wife, Jennie, who completed her baptism on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010.


Birth Announcement

Proud parents Karen and Jeff Rudnik would like to announce the birth of their daughter Delaney Caroline Ware-Rudnik.  Delaney was born September 2, 2010 and weighed 7lbs. 5oz.  Delaney was welcomed home by her big sister, McKenna.

Upcoming Events

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