Seeking to be a living testimony to God's love, grace and mercy


Keep up with what's happening at SFPC! Be sure to check the recent newsletter (in the column on the right) for more details.


Jul 25     Lunch Bunch - Our Best Restaurant
Jul 26-27      VBS for Kids - POWER UP! 
Aug 7      Church Picnic at Lakeview Park - 6 PM
Sept 8      SFPC volunteers at JSP Fall Festival
Sep 9      Financial Peace University at SFPC 
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News Highlights

Lunch Bunch - July 25
Join our merry band at 12 Noon for lunch at Our Best Restaurant, 5728 Smithfield Road, Smithfield, Kentucky. For more information, call Bill Leroy at (502) 249-1419, and visit the Lunch Bunch Facebook page.

VBS for Kids - July 26-27
Fri.-Sat., 7/26-27, 5:30-8:00 PM, Sun., 7/28, 9:30 PM -10:45 a.m. (Note earlier start time on Sunday.) For kids PK3 through rising 6th grade. There will be a light supper at 5:30 Friday and Saturday and a light snack on Sunday morning. Children and their families are invited to stay for our church service Sunday at 10:55 and enjoy lunch afterwards in Fellowship Hall. Nursery services will be provided.

POWER UP!” is a Vacation Bible School program that starts with the Bible and utilizes simple “bottom lines” to help kids remember how God’s Word fits into their lives. Our lessons are: God Calls Abram, Jesus’ Baptism, and Fruit of the Spirit. Children are encouraged to bring their friends. Everyone should wear clothes that can get messy – we have fun crafts and games coming up! 

We need volunteers! It takes many hands to make a successful program. There are a lot of ways you can help: building sets, preparing for crafts, teaching, assisting with crafts, games, or lessons, registering participants, or helping with meals. You can call or text me at 502-696-4046, contact Jason Shaw and Rachel Duvall Shaw, or see Alice Delambre at church. It’s fun! 

SFPC Church Picnic Potluck at Lakeview Park - Aug. 7
Join us for fun and fellowship at our annual potluck church picnic. The Fellowship Committee will provide meats and drinks and they encourage the rest of us to bring salads, sides, deserts and light hearts. Contact Jim Thornton for more information.

SFPC at Josephine Sculpture Park Fall Arts Festival - Sept.
Join the fun volunteering at the JSP Fall Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 8. SFPC is sponsoring the ceramic tile tent by providing volunteers. Want to help? We'll have three shifts: 10-1, 1-4, 4-6:30. Everyone who helps will get a free T-shirt and will have lots of fun. It's a very family friendly event, so one parent could help at the tent while the other parent explores the festival with the kids. Or if your kids are old enough, maybe both parents could volunteer! Find out more about the park and the festival at, or ask Doris Thurber (who will be helping kids with tie-dye and the event), or Amelia Berry, or Rachel or Jason Shaw. To sign up, please email or call her at 502.229.2551.

Financial Peace University - Sept. 9
(FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member work- book and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey.

Weekly classes start September 9 right here at SFPC. Contact Brent Sweger at 410.693.5822 for more info.

Language & Literacy Nights
Friendship, fun, and engaging lessons for young children from K-5th grade at 6 PM on Friday night. Check out the SFPC Facebook page for details.

Get involved
These are turbulent times. If you want to find out what PCUSA is doing and how you might help, check out this link to PCUSA's "What we do" page. If you want to get more involved right here at SFPC, talk with Pastor Marian or Debbie Wilson about being part of the Outreach & Evangelism Committee.

Join the Ukulele Band
Children from 1st grade on up are invited to participate in the new SFPC ukulele band. The band will meet after church from 12:15-1 pm. All skill levels welcome. Contact Jason Shaw for more information.

Join the Children's Choir
A new children's choir is starting up at SFPC. All who are interested should meet with Matthew upstairs in the Sunday School area from 10-10:30 Sunday mornings.

Now you can HEAR sermons on our website! 
On the Learn|Grow page, in the column on the right, under "Sunday Sermons," you'll see PDF files of past sermons you can read online or print, and if you scroll down, you'll see a new section with links to audio files.

Natural and national disasters have created dire situations for many individuals and families in America and around the world. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is monitoring areas in need and mobilizing to help. Please donate if you are able. Information on how to give can be found HERE.

Presbyterian News Service
Click here to find out what's going on in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

It's Time to Nominate

The Nominations Committee is developing a slate of active members of SFPC to serve as deacons, elders, and trustees. They welcome your suggestions for new church officers and for who should serve on next year's Nominations Committee.

There are many ways to nominate someone:
    > Suggestion forms are in this Sunday's bulletin. You can put yours in the offering plate, or send them to the church office.  
    > Write your suggestion on paper and mail them to the church office.
    > Talk to, phone, or email committee members: Carol Banks, Dorothy Alexander, George Seay, Kim Fern, and Bill Cheek.
    > Contact committee chair, Carol Banks at 502-695-1490 or at

They also welcome your prayers. Thank you!

   Regularly Scheduled Events
    Bridge     Mondays     2 pm
    Knit & Crochet   Mondays    4:30 pm
    Trivia at Buddy's   Tuesdays   6 pm
    Choir Practice   Wednesdays   7 pm
    Bunco   Thursdays   2 pm
    Circle 1   1st Monday   11:30 am        
    Circles 2,3,4   1st Tuesday   7 pm
    Deacons   4th Monday   6 pm
    Session (Elders)   3rd Sunday after church  
    Children's Choir   Sundays   10-10:30 am
    Ukulele Band   Sundays   12:15-1 pm
    Youth Group   Sundays   5-7 pm
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