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February 10th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship


2:00 Bible Study

7:00 Deacons Meeting


7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


7:00 Choir Practice

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


1:30 AOK Rehearsal


8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Kirk Seniors February Luncheon
Join us for a warm gathering of friends, a great program, and lunch at the Kirk on Tuesday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Andrew’s Room on the west side of the building (near the entrance.) Pastor Jasmine’s friend and roommate in Israel, Tracee Glab, will be presenting on “Piecing Together the Past.” Make checks payable to Kirk Seniors for $12 to reach the Kirk by Thursday, February 14 (or talk to Jasmine about payment).
And mark your calendar for March 19, when the speaker will be Radford W. Jones, a retired US Secret Service.

Movie Morning
Join us in the Sanctuary this Wednesday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. to view “The Wife” (Drama), starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons. It’s about a wife who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Glenn Close is winning all kinds of awards for her performance in this movie.
Movie, popcorn, trivia – check!

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
Our next GEMS event will take place on February 28th at 12:30 p.m. After lunch here at the church, we will be driving over to the Troy Historic Village to the popular lecture that will take place inside Old Troy Church. Tea and cookies are provided; bring your own teacup and saucer, if you wish, or use their disposable products. The program starts at 2:00 pm and lasts about one hour. Al and David Eicher will share a lecture and visual presentation on Amelia Earhart’s childhood, family life and education, flying experiences, world records and 8 years of adventures in Michigan. The menu for lunch will include Swedish meatballs, salads and desserts. If you plan to attend and if you would like to bring a dish to pass, please see the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex. If you and a friend would like to come, I would appreciate if you could sign up before February 18th. The ticket cost is Members: $7.00/person; Non-members: $8.00/person. For more information, please contact Debbie Leafdale or Joyce Jarnick.

Forgotten Harvest Volunteer Opportunity with our Deacons
Louise Glazier has registered our church for another opportunity to volunteer at at Forgotten Harvest, 21800 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park. A team of 3-7 volunteers are needed for “warehouse repack” on Monday, February 11th at 9:00 a.m.

There are several ways to get your name on the list!
-Register at Make sure to navigate to the correct day and time. Our Team Name is First Presbyterian Church of Troy & Friends.
-Send an email to with the correct team name and dates.
-Call 248.967.1500
-Register on the day of volunteering.
Signing a waiver will be required, either online ahead of time or in person when we arrive. You need to be able to stand for up to 3 hours (based on our November experience). The mandatory dress code includes long pants and no open-toed shoes, & no jewelry (except wedding rings). Please see Louise G. with any questions, or to car-pool.
We will hope to do this once a month on Monday Mornings.

Book Group
The next book group meeting will be on February 27th, as we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. All are welcome at the meetings at 7:00 p.m.

Welcome back, Rev. Hallam!
This morning we welcome back to our pulpit the recently ordained Rev. Chris Hallam! She is the newest member of the Kirk in the Hills pastoral team and their first Resident Minister. She is passionate about developing new forms of ministry and worship to fit the changing religious landscape. Also a studio trained artist, Chris works to help others experience God in new and creative ways. A Michigander by choice, she and her husband moved back to the state this summer and have welcomed two rescue cats into their home.

Bible Study
Join Pastor Jasmine on Tuesdays at 2:00 at Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills as she journeys through the book of Matthew.

Sunday School Schedule for February and March
This schedule is also posted on the CE Bulletin Board in the back hallway.
Winter Lessons Theme: The Life of Jesus according to the Book of Luke
February 10: Follow Me, Luke 5:1-11, Teachers Ruth and Karen
February 24: God’s Way to Live, Luke 6, 27-38, Teachers Ruth
March 3: Communion Sunday, Children in Church
March 17: Who is a Good Neighbor? Luke 10:25-30, Teachers Ruth
March 24: Party Time! Luke 14:15-24 Teachers Ruth

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Bible Study, Tuesday, February 12th, 2:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, Rochester Hills
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, February 13th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary
-GEMS, Thursday, February 28th, Noon, Lunch here, then Troy Historic Village tour
-Lent service here at FPCT, Wednesday, March 6th at noon, followed by lunch
– Family Oriented Ash Wednesday Service at the Kirk from 5:30-8:00pm (5:30- family fellowship with ashes; 6- dinner; 7- sanctuary service)
-AOK performance at the Kirk, Friday and Saturday, March 22-24. Save the date!

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