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New Pictorial Directory Coming Soon! Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are? Have you ever heard an announcement regarding a member and wished you could put a face with a name? Are you a new member and wish you had something to help you put names with faces? Help is on the way! We are producing a new pictorial directory. There is no cost to our church, and each participating family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait and directory and have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends. (You must participate to receive a directory.) You will be able to schedule your photo session at church after the service of worship or by using the LifeTouch link ( Bring a canned good/staple food item to your session and receive a coupon for $5 off your photography order. Food will be donated to a local charity.

GTF: Honoring Older People Enthusiastically. If you are 70 and older, we would like to enthusiastically honor you as our guests on Wednesday, May 3. If you are 69 and younger, we covet your presence. Lisa Boltin and some of the choir children and art helpers will present an interactive program, Painting by Fire. This is an exciting program that you will not want to miss. Nursery and activities will be available for children first grade and under. Meal: chicken tetrazzini, fruit, green salad and dessert. Please sign up by using the GREEN reservation slips in the pew rack and placing them in the offering plate on Sunday or call the church office (534-0088) by noon on Tuesday, May 2.

LUNCH WITH THE PASTOR AT THE OAKS: Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m., The Oaks Dining Room: To minimize the disruption of residents and guests and ensure that adequate seating arrangements will be available, reservations must be confirmed by Tuesday, May 2, 12:00 noon. Call Judy Shroads (268-9714) if you wish to come. Tickets may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Woodard Commons.

WORSHIP SERVICE: First Presbyterian Church will be hosting the BOOTSTRAPS MENTORING FOUNDATION’s Fifth Sunday CommUNITY Worship Service on Sunday afternoon, April 30, 2017, at 4:00. The special music will be provided by our children’s and adult choirs. The inspirational message will be provided by Reverend Dr. Daniel Massie. Presiding over the service will be Reverend James Cromartie, pastor of Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and President of the Bootstraps Board. This service brings churches and community organizations together for fellowship and to support scholarships for students in Orangeburg County School District 5. LINKS, Inc. will present awards to Cohort II. Join us for a reception after the service at 5:00 in the Centre for light refreshments sponsored by LINKS, INC. Please attend and support our youth.

HERO CENTRAL VBS: Join First Presbyterian June 12-16 for Hero Central VBS for a fun filled time of learning about Jesus! All children 3K (completed) through 5th grade (completed) are invited.

Register online at by June 1, as the registration website will be closed after that date. If you want to guarantee a shirt size, you’ll need to sign up by May 1. The cost is $15 per child with a $30 maximum per family. This includes a T-shirt and one CD per family. Money can be turned in to the church office or mailed. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and include VBS in the memo line. Once you've paid, you can pick up your Hero Central CD, so your child can begin learning all of the fun, new songs. Help us spread the word by inviting your friends and family!

We also need youth and adult volunteers. If you’d like to help during VBS, please sign up at

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