Retirement Reception for Jackie Hails – Sun, 6/30/24

πŸ“… Mark Your Calendars! πŸ“…

Join us for a special Worship service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 30th, 2024 to honor Jackie Hails followed by a retirement reception immediately following the Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. πŸŽ‰This will be your opportunity to bid farewell to Jackie as she retires as our Director of Music, Organist, and Pianist.🎢🎡

Jackie Hails, a native of Northwest Florida, has been a beloved member of the FPC staff since January 2000. A graduate of Niceville High School, she earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Jackie dedicated 30 years to teaching music in Okaloosa County public schools, with 22 years as the choral director at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach.

As the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor, Jackie has been serving churches in Florida, Missouri, and Louisiana in various musical roles since the age of 15. At FPC, she has led the Sanctuary Choir, Handbell Choir, and has been an integral member of the Worship Team.

Come celebrate Jackie’s remarkable career and contributions to our church community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Blessings,
FPCFWBπŸ™

Annual Rummage Sale

πŸ“£ Time to Clear Out the Clutter! πŸ“£

Cleaning? Downsizing? Just tired of the extra stuff? Bring all your unwanted items to the church for our annual rummage sale!

We’re accepting donations NOW, so don’t wait! Your generous contributions will help fund mission/hunger programs, making a difference in our community and beyond.

🏷️ Drop-off Location: 134 Beal Pkwy SW Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
πŸ•’ Drop-off Times: Monday – Thursday during Church Office Hours or Sunday during Worship

Let’s come together and make this year’s sale a huge success. Thank you for your support!

Blessings,
FPCFWBπŸ™

πŸŒŸπŸ“£ Join Us in Supporting A Bed 4 Me Foundation! πŸ“£πŸŒŸ – June / July

This June and July, our church will be collecting new twin-sized sheets and comforters in bright colors or patterns to support A Bed 4 Me Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is to ensure that children have a place of their own to sleep each night. πŸ›οΈ

We recognize the critical role of sleep in a child’s development, health, academic performance, and self-esteem. A Bed 4 Me Foundation qualifies each child and provides a bedding kit at no cost to the families, serving children ages 2-18 from low to middle-income families within the Okaloosa and Walton County area.

By donating, you help address this essential need because every child deserves a bed. Thank you for your generosity and support! πŸ™πŸ’–

For more information about A Bed 4 Me Foundation, please visit: https://abed4me.org.

We’re Hiring!

πŸ“’ Job Opportunity: Music Director / Church Pianist / Organist πŸ“’

Position Name: Music Director / Church Pianist / Organist
Employment Status: Part-time (10-15 hours per week)
Work Hours: Various

Job Overview:
We are seeking a talented Music Director / Pianist / Organist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for music and the ability to play the piano with skill and emotion.

Qualifications:
🎢 Experience in planning church worship services
🎹 Proficient in playing the piano with a strong musical background
🎼 Ability to read sheet music and play by ear
🀝 Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities:

  • Plan Worship Services
  • Be prompt, prepared, and play for all regular/special worship services and rehearsals
  • Schedule and rehearse with soloists
  • Play for other music-related activities in the church
  • Provide schedules of music to be performed and performance dates well in advance to choir members and the Office Administrator
  • Arrange for a replacement when planning to be absent and inform the office administrator
  • Submit articles for the church newsletter featuring musical themes
  • Report to the Pastor and the Session through the Worship Committee
  • Attend Worship Committee meetings and perform other duties as requested by the Pastor and/or Worship Committee

How to Apply:
If you are a passionate Pianist looking to showcase your talent in various settings and events, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your resume along with at least three references.

Salary: Based on experience

Feel free to share this post if you know anyone who meets these requirements!

Give Now

Please continue to give tithes and offerings. There is still a need to keep facilities running, bills paid, and staff compensation as they work from home and the Church Office.

We encourage everyone to give using the online giving option. To learn more about online giving please click on the Give Now from the above menu or by clicking on the the following link: Give Now

Monthly Events

1st Sunday:

  • Worship with The Lord’s Supper
  • Collection of Non-Perishable Food Items for Sharing and Caring Food Bank

1st Tuesday:

Joy Circle Meets at 9:45 a.m.

1st Tuesday / Thursday (September – May):

  • Presbyterian Women’s (PW) Circles (see calender for specific times and meeting places)

1st Thursday:

  • Fellowship Committee meets from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Shalom meets from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

3rd Tuesday:

PW Birthday Luncheon: Monthly birthday’s are celebrated together at different local restaurants

Weekly Events

Sunday:

  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (Christian Education Building “F1”)
  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. – Adult Choir Practice (Holbrook Hall “H2,3”)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary “S1)
  • 11:15 a.m. – Friendship Time with light refreshments (“F1,2”)

Tuesday:

  • 9:45 a.m. – Joy Circle (First Tuesday)

Wednesday

  • 12:30 p.m. – Cookie Baking to Distribute to Local Hunger Programs


Thursday:

  • 1:30 p.m. – Prayer Group in the Church Library (First Thursday)
  • 2:00 p.m. – Fellowship Circle (First Thursday)