The Newsletter

The monthly newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill, Tennessee.

June 2014

From David's Desk

The 8th is the birthday of the church; Pentecost Sunday is the one on which we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit that gives the church the ability to be a place of discipleship, for us and for those who come to us seeking Christ. We are not to be satisfied to simply seek converts. It is our duty to make it possible for them to have the faith completed within their whole lives. We must make provisions for them to have their minds as well as their hearts opened to the promise of God in Christ. The transformation of their souls in worship must be available to them in a way that they recognize their place within this body of Christ. Evangelism is more than an altar-call, it is more than simply showing someone their need for transformation, Christ proved this when He evangelized His disciples and then sent them out. We are to make it possible for all of those who come here to know Christ to have their joy completed in the fullness of life in the faith. Complete joy is our mission.

Yours in Christ,

David

Prayer List

Please keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers: Billie Galloway, Liz Jacobs, Margarette Marsden, Juanita Roberts, Frankie Sims, Jim Victory, Helen Wade, and Jean Webster.

PW News

The Bake Sale that supports the Nursery program will be this month on the 8th; forget about the diet and indulge yourself for the church. If you are bringing baked good donations please bring them on June 7th 1:00-3:00 so that they can be packaged and priced.

The Birthday Outing is on the 11th; we will meet at church at 11:00 in order to carpool to Henpeck Market by 11:30. Come join in the celebration, food, and fellowship.

Church Clean-Up

On Saturday, June 8th we are gathering at the church to spruce the place up. At around 8:00 we ask you to come with gardening and cleaning tools; most of the work to be done is outside, but there are always things that can be cleaned and organized inside (the fridge comes to mind). Please dress for warm weather and be careful in the heat; we are counting on you to know your limits.

Vacation Bible School

The dates for VBS this year are June 24-26 (Tuesday-Thursday) from 9:00am-12:00 noon each day. The theme this year is Trading Places, where the kids will learn about kids in other countries and how they live and worship God. We truly need volunteers for VBS this year! We are looking for those that can be flexible and make a 1, 2, or 3 day commitment. We need 3 people each day for chaperone-like duties (group leader). We also need 2 people for the Registration Table from 8:40am to 10:00am (this position is great for someone who works after 10:00am). We also need several assistants to help out site leaders and group leaders (floaters). In addition, there is a great need for Clean Up Crews for each day, and after the end of VBS (people to reset classrooms Thursday after VBS, and for decoration take down after the Ice Cream Social). Please contact Anna Johnson at (615) 424-3762, or see any of the VBS Committee (Susan Campbell, Claudette Cayton, Rachel Chandler, Jesse Chandler, Naomi Engelman, Angela Johnston, Angela Lackey, Eliot Mitchell, or Jill Uhrine) for details.

Guess Who

May's "Guess Who?" – Hannah Hogan

June's "Guess Who?"

  • My birthday is this month.
  • I am a child of the church and at home here, but I am no longer a child and am a long way from home.
  • My wife and I are enjoying a wonderful adventure as long as we are not required to eat that horrible, pasty, ear wax tasting spread so famously associated with the place I’m in (At least that’s my opinion. It tasted so bad I was tempted to think it was a practical joke and considered a plate of chittlin’s to get the taste out of my mouth. – D)
  • My Mom and sister and aunt came over and down, crossing the Equator and the International Date Line.
  • I hate that song by the Village People.
  • I am one of the 4 people whose name is biblical, but mine is the only one shared with a prophet.