A Quick Guide to Fall at FAPC

Fall at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church begins as it always does—with Homecoming. 

On Sunday, Sept. 10, we return to our regular worship schedule (9:30 am in Kirkland Chapel, 11 am in the Sanctuary). The FAPC Choir is back (the Sanctuary organ, too!). Our full slate of Family Ministries programs—Sunday School, Children’s Church, Children’s Choir, Youth Group, Positive Parents Group—also returns on Homecoming. Read about all we offer our families on Sunday mornings, check out upcoming events, and enroll your family today.

Senior Pastor Scott Black Johnston returns to the pulpit with a new sermon series on the Book of Revelation. Read more about Apocalypse Then/Apocalypse Now. You'll also want to take a look at the worship calendar to learn about the three eminent guest preachers who will be in our pulpit this fall.

Following worship, join us in Bonnell Hall for the traditional Homecoming Fair. There will be plenty of good food, a bluegrass band, and time to greet friends and newcomers. Also, take time to consider how you want to get involved in FAPC in the coming program year. Representatives of our volunteer programs, community groups, Women's Association, Theatre Fellowship, young adults ministry and other programs will all be on hand to talk about the many opportunities available for service, learning and fellowship.

What Else Is Up this Fall?

The fall term in Adult Education kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 24, with a two-part series, "(Un)Broken Promises," that looks at the history and meaning of God's covenants with humankind. Two noted scholars—a Princeton Seminary professor of Old Testament, and a Union Seminary professor of New Testament—will offer perspectives on how the theology of covenants has evolved and why it matters for us today. Click here for the complete fall curriculum.

Everybody's reading Michael Lindvall's A Geography of God, the pastor's 2007 companion guide for the spiritual traveler. Dr. Lindvall will be our special guest on Nov. 12 for a conversation about his book with Scott Black Johnston. 

Arts & Our Faith unveils a new exhibit in the Chesnut Gallery on Homecoming. Portraits of Faith, featuring photography by Porter Binks, shares personal histories and testaments of faith from a dozen faithful members of the congregation whose stories you may not know. The exhibit will be on view until Advent.

Ryan Jackson, the William S. Perper Director of Music and Fine Arts Ministries, opens our fifth concert season with a free organ recital on Sunday, Sept. 17. The concert will celebrate the installation of our new organ console, a generous gift of Marguerite and W. Reid Pitts, Jr. Check out the calendar for full details and ticket information on the 2017-18 concert season.

If you are considering membership in FAPC, your first opportunity is coming up later this month. We are taking a new approach to new member education and orientation. Click here to learn more.

And is all of that isn't enough, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities on the fall calendar, and lots happening with A Circle of Caregiving, NEXT Ministries, Theatre Fellowship and the Women's Association. Click around, mark your calendar, and make plans to join us!

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