First Presbyterian Church of Savannah Presents –

520 Washington Avenue in Ardsley Park

Foote Lecture Series

“Used, Very Good:
Claiming Our Presbyterian Call in This Culture”

Presented by Rev. Jill Duffield,
Editor of Presbyterian Outlook Magazine
Who cares about Presbyterians anymore?  In this culture of “nones” and “dones” what does the Presbyterian part of Christ’s body have to offer the world God loves?  Might God be doing a new thing through us?  Perhaps the church, like books, isn’t near death, but is instead on the cusp of a radical reinvention that will spread the Word in ways we never could have previously imagined.  We will explore how being “discarded from the collection” lets us loose into a world desperate for Good News so that one day God will declare us, “Used, very good.”
Saturday, January 30
6:00 p.m. Dinner in Stewart Hall  $7/person, reservations requested
7:00 p.m. “Discarded from the Collection:
Who Cares about Presbyterians Anymore?”
Sunday, January 31
11:00 a.m. Service for the Lord’s Day
Sermon: “Like New”
Jill Duffield, preaching
5:00 p.m. Program in the Sanctuary
“Used, Very Good: Claiming Our Call in This Culture”
6:00 p.m. Reception in the John Knox Room
The endowed series recalls the generosity of William Foote, whose bequest in 1862 largely paid for the construction of the sanctuary on Monterey Square.


Planting Peace: A Service of Prayer for Savannah

Leaves of the treePlease join Butler Memorial and First Savannah for a service of  prayer for the city and tree planting on January 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Nathanael Greene Park (Bull & 56th). The service is a part of the Leaves of the Tree project, a ministry of Butler and First that seeks ways to faithfully respond to the issue of gun violence in Savannah. The monies for the tree planting come from a grant from the Presbytery’s M.K. Pentecost fund. The Interfaith/Interdenominational service will include prayers for the families who have lost loved ones to gun violence and for a lasting peace in Savannah.

“Santa Claus Express” Replaces “Be An Angel” for Swainsboro Apts.

This past year, Swainsboro Apts became part of the Presbyterian Homes of Georgia family. As such, the “Be an Angel” program is replaced with “Santa Claus Express.”
If you want your gifts to go to Swainsboro Apts. you will need to designate your packages with that notation.

Please be sure this information gets to the person who coordinates the program for your church. There are explicit instructions included in the attached brochure, as well as new drop off locations.

PW & PDA Team Up!

20150829_161907“A collaboration between the Presbyterian Women (PW) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) ministries provides specialized training to equip Presbyterian women to work with their congregations and witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis.” (from the PC(USA) website)

As part of this PC(USA) effort, PW Chair Molly McCarthy and Sue Jonas recently joined 18 other women in Tampa, Florida for PDA “Train the Trainers” Training. Trainers representing several states attended the all day training session. Our own, Ken McKenzie was there. Each woman attending the training committed to doing three training sessions per year over the next three years for their churches, communities and presbyteries. Look for some excellent Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Training soon!