October 6, 2017

Children, youth, or adults are welcome to sign up and sit with Jeannie Lee, organist, over the next few weeks. This will give a different perspective on musical prayer and will be tailored to each assistant’s age and abilities. 
Early Service Bulletin
Thursday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m.
Butterfield Trail Village Lodge

James Moore, Dennis Brewer, and Jan Butin will present Besides the Sanctuary: A Stalker Gift Conversation. Lunch costs range from $5.00-$7.00. Credit card (only) is the new payment method for non-BTV residents. You may sign up below or call the Church Office (442-4411) by noon, Monday, October 9 (or below). This event is open to any who are interested in this topic.

Late Service Bulletin
Hallmarks of the Reformation highlights essential theological themes and offers an opportunity to consider practical ways that the Church continues to be reforming in the present day. Sermons include:
     October 15   Through Scripture Alone         
     October 22   The Church Reformed and Always
     October 29   For the Glory of God (Reformation Sunday)
This Sunday's Scripture
Daily Devotionals
Here’s what we offer this fall for our youngest up through adults!
  • Preschool (ages 3-4) meet in Upper Knox with Ruth Rodgers and Lora Horne.
  • Kindergarten-First Grade meet in Upper Knox with Sara Eichmann and Melissa and Randy Werner.
  • Second-Fourth Grade meet in Lower Knox with Wendy Robbins and Christi Cox.
  • Fifth-Sixth Grade meet in Lower Knox with Hillary Fisher and Cindy Mabry.
  • Seventh-Twelfth Grade meet in Lower Witherspoon with Jacob and Brianne Christiansen  and Melissa Harrington.
  • Covenant with God (Present Word) meets in Calvin 203 with Dennis Brewer.
  • Faith (Animate) meets in Upper Witherspoon with Sara and Brett Torbett.
  • Reformation Conversation meets in Calvin 201 with Derrik Olsen and Phil Butin.
WE’RE GEARED UP FOR OUR NEW MARRIAGE GROUP WITH DATE NIGHT BEGINNING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 in Upper Witherspoon at 6:00 p.m. We’ll discuss favorite chapters of marriage books and articles on healthy relationships. We meet for an hour and then head out for “Date Night” as individual couples or as a group, depending on what each couple prefers. Childcare is provided by request for children up to age 12 until 8:30 p.m. Please call the Church Office (442-4411) by October 11 so we have the appropriate number of childcare providers.
WE EAGERLY INVITE YOU TO FUPC’S OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND FESTIVITIES, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL. The whole church family, friends, and neighbors are invited to this festive event. Join us  as we...
  • Hear the history of the dachshund and see Weiner Dog Racing
  • sample various root beers and vote for your favorite
  • Leave inhibition behind, get up, and learn the Chicken Dance
  • Learn a little more about Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora
Come in authentic German dress if you desire. The best outfits will be awarded! We’ll enjoy a catered meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, green beans, and dessert (with a simpler menu of hot dogs and applesauce for children). There is no cost for this event but donations will be received from any who want to contribute.  The sole purpose of this event is to enjoy one another’s company as Christians. Reservations are required by noon on Wednesday, October 11, in the Church Office (442-4411 or
WE ARE SEEKING volunteers to assist with answering phones and doing small tasks in the Church Office when the Office Manager is away. If you would like to help occasionally, please contact Molly Murray (442-4411).
ABRAHAMIC FAITHS FORUM - All are invited to join us as we enjoy traditional Turkish refreshments and a program entitled, Pilgrimage: Journeys to Sacred Space in the Abrahamic Traditions, on  Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Upper Witherspoon.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BENTONVILLE WILL BE HOSTING A REFORMATION HYMN FESTIVAL on Sunday, October 29, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The liturgy and music center around what has come be known as “The Five Solas” - Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Gratia (Grace alone), Sola Fide (Faith alone), Solus Christo (Christ alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God alone). The conductor is Dr. André Strydom, with organist Jeannie A. Lee, a brass and percussion ensemble, and the Pipes and Drums of Lyon College. Please plan to attend this event. We can take the bus or carpool. If interested, please contact the Church Office (442-4411 or by Wednesday, October 25.
WE ARE IN NEED OF A GENTLY-USED REFRIGERATOR FOR THE KITCHEN IN UPPER WITHERSPOON. This space is used for nice receptions, youth activities, adult classes, and community activities. If you would like to purchase a new refrigerator or have an extra one that is attractive and works well to donate, please contact the Church Office (442-4411). Thank you!
COOPERATIVE EMERGENCY OUTREACH needs plastic grocery bags. Please put them in the green bins in Calvin hallway. Thank you!
FELLOW“SHAPE” YOGA meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Each class will cost $5 per person. Friends of all ages are welcome. Contact Leigh Harvey for more information (601-1437 or
FELLOW“SHAPE” ZUMBA meets on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. All ages are invited to join! The cost is $5 per person. Contact Kristi Button for more information (409-4804 or
The Presbyterian Church (USA) is a connectional church. Each week we pray for other congregations within the Presbytery of Arkansas.

This week, First Presbyterian Church, Van Buren, and First Presbyterian Church, Batesville.
Please call the church office, 442-4411, during the week with prayer concerns, joys, or hospital information.
*Dick Booth, Katie Cooke (mother of Mary Boushelle), Christine Monroe (daughter-in-law of Betty and Itrel Monroe), Itrel Monroe, IV (grandson of Betty and Itrel Monroe), William Oliver (son of Lin and Debbie Oliver), Harold Neal Higgins (father of Howard Higgins), and Peggy (grandmother of Melissa Harrington). 
Church Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Please address all general correspondence for the church to: 
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