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.


Aug 31      SFPC lunch at Kings Daughters Apartments 
Sep 1     Bazaar donations due at SFPC 
Sep 2      Labor Day (church office closed)
Sep 3      Pres. Women Kick-Off Supper, 6 PM 
Sep 8      SFPC volunteers at JSP Fall Festival
Sep 9      Financial Peace University at SFPC 
Sep 30      SFPC to restock the food pantry 
Oct 18-19      SFPC Annual Bazaar! 
Nov 3      Daylight Savings Time ends (fall back!)

Visit our Facebook page to see photos, videos, and news of current and upcoming events.

News Highlights

PW Kick-Off Supper - Sept. 3, 6 PM
On Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m., come join us for the Presbyterian Women's Kick Off for this year’s Bible Study at SFPC. We’ll start with a scrumptious dinner followed by a video summary of the Bible study taped by the author, Eugenia Anne Gamble. Study books will be available to order for $10.

SFPC at Josephine Sculpture Park Fall Arts Festival - Sept. 8
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.

Lunch Bunch 
Visit the Lunch Bunch Facebook Page or call Bill Leroy at (502) 249-1419 for details about the Lunch Bunch gatherings. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship!

SFPC Annual Bazaar - Oct. 18-19

Find treasures in the Bazaar in the Basement, bid on theme baskets and pick up homemade sweets and special recipes at the bake sale. The best part is that all the proceeds go to very deserving charitable organizations, both locally and throughout the world.


Bazaar: Carolyn Underwood and her crew will soon be busy collecting and organizing the Bazaar in the Basement. Beginning SEPTEMBER 1, bring your fabulous, gently-used items to the SFPC basement. (Please, no clothes, textbooks or Christmas trees)


Bake Sale: There will be lots and lots of delectable delights home baked by so many accomplished cooks in our congregation. Individual desserts and whole cakes, pies and breads will be available each day.


Theme Baskets: Everyone can get in on the fun with this activity! Theme baskets will be on display for silent auction Friday through Sunday after church when they will be awarded to the highest bidder. There will be a variety of baskets with great goodies inside. You do not have to be present to win!

To learn more, contact Susan Moore at 502-226-0906 or 

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:
    > Put your suggestions 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! Nominations will be reported to Session Sept. 15 and voted on by the congregation on Sept. 22. 
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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