General Announcements

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Do you love to sing? Do you love being surrounded by friends who love singing as much as you do? We want you in Chancel Choir. We need you in Chancel Choir. If you have been thinking about joining us for our Wednesday at 7:30pm rehearsals, come on and add to the fun, learning, and spiritual development that is offered by our music ministry. Now is a great time to add your voice to our praise to the Lord as we sing our faith.


Church cleaning help needed!  A sign up board is in the Gathering Area today.  Please choose a manageable part of the church to clean, as listed on the sign-up.  We are asking covenant partners to team up (with friends or family) and help us clean the church!  We ask that you complete your area before the end of September. 

RAMS Golfing Fun & Fellowship - Oct. 14, UGA Golf Course.  Senior Men (RAMS) are planning a day of golfing fun and fellowship.  Save the date of October 14 and watch your email for details.  This event is open to all ARPC men.


Alps Road Care Team - Did you know that our church, through the Fellowship Ministry, has established a Care Team? This is group of people charged with reaching out to congregation members, especially in difficult times. It's just another way at Alps Road that we try to care for one another. If you want more information or know of someone with special needs, contact Jan Rhodes or one of the pastors. 

STAFF POSITIONS AVAILABLE!  - We are seeking nursery workers and a female student ministry intern.  For more information please see the church website - and help us spread the word!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  - Our church library needs a ministry team and attention.  We are seeking someone to chair the team and at least 3 others to serve with them.  If you're willing to help organize, shelve, receive and catalog books, please contact Rev. Deb Trimpe.  On the job training available!


All men are invited to the Community Bible Study Daytime Core group which meets every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am in Room 100. This is a 30-week study of 1st and 2nd Corinthians which includes worship, home study workbook, small group discussion, teaching, and commentary. You can register at the meeting, if you haven't already registered. The registration fee is $35.00/year. Questions? Contact Mike Greenhaw at or 706.202.5333. ARPC men are encouraged to attend.

ARPC T-Shirts - If you would like to order an ARPC T-shirt please let the church office know by Monday, July 15th!

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry will be here before you know it!  This year, we encourage participating covenant partners to buy the durable plastic shipping boxes at Hobby Lobby ($2.99 each and hold up well in shipping containers).  Shoeboxes are due Wednesday, November 13, to the church office.  We will also offer 2 different times to volunteer with Samaritan's Purse in processing shoeboxes:  Tuesday, November 26, at the Atlanta warehouse or Sunday, December 8 - Monday, December 9 at the SP headquarters in Boone, NC.  Check your newsletter or contact Barbara Bowie at for more information. 


We are blessed with a wonderful pipe organ and an amazing organist in Dr. Pettyjohn!  Our organ is in need of significant repairs to keep it playing well.  In addition, we have the opportunity to add a 3rd manual (keyboard) and additional pipes which will give Dr. Pettyjohn even more opportunity to enhance our worship with organ music.  We have received gifts totaling $26,000.  Total cost for repairs and upgrades is $40,000.  Remaining amount to raise is $14,000.  If you’re interested in contributing any amount, please put “organ repairs” in the memo section of your check. 

Food Bank - August Food Bank Needs - The food bank needs for August are Hamburger Helper (this is needed the most), Jiffy Corn muffin mix, mashed potatoes in a dry pouch, Rice-A-Roni in a dry pouch, and any dry pouch pastas.

Find Your Place - Help us guide you in finding your place in ministry.  The fellowship ministry has developed a survey to allow you to select places you might serve in the life of the church.  Use the link below to fill out the survey.  We would like each member of the family to fill out a survey.  Find your place in ministry at Alps Road.  Use this link or go to the home page of the church website. 

Annual Youth Offering - We are continuing to accept contributions for our annual over-and-above youth offering supporting our middle and high school. Your generosity will off-set costs for students to attend area summer camps.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration.


DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?  Calling all ARPC folks of ANY age who play a band instrument.  We'd like to have a band of youth & adults to play for Youth Sunday on March 4.  Please contact Rev. Deb Trimpe, right away to let her know what instrument you play!!


Alps Road BBQ Club welcomes all to their monthly after-church lunches at area BBQ restaurants. Questions?  Contact Christa Bailey,


Bible ABC verses given so far this year are A - N.  We hope all children (and youth!) are learning them!  Next chance for review and to recite verses (A-R) will be at the end of January.  All Bible verses are on cards in a plastic box on the table outside the church office.  Be sure to pick up any bible verse cards you may be missing and take them home for review!  


Read Through the Story of the Bible - This year we challenge and encourage you to read through the story of the Bible. About one-half of the Bible is narrative. These narrative sections contain the people and stories of the Bible. While the other parts of the Bible are important, they are often more difficult to read. This year as a congregation, we would like to read through the story of the Bible using these narrative sections. We have a reading schedule available after worship, in the church office, and online. We also will have videos to help you navigate through the readings. In addition, if you would like to be in a discussion group, you can complete the form on the side flap of the bulletin, sign up at church, or by calling the church office. These groups will meet every 4-6 weeks.


Prayer Ministry - Prayer’s important for our congregation. If you have a special prayer need for our prayer team, you can send the request to They will pray for your request in confidence. If you would like a prayer request to go out over "P-Mail," you may send it to the church office, P-Mail invites the entire congregation to pray for needs and concerns. 


Handbell Ringers!  - Handbell ringers wanted for our Christmas concert! Rehearsals for our Lessons and Carols concert will begin on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9:30 to 10:30am. The concert will be during the 11:00amservice on Sunday, December 10th, and we will also be playing the anthem at the 11:00am service on Sunday, December 17th. Rehearsals will be Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30am in the bell room. All covenant partners from 9th grade through adults welcome to join. We look forward to ringing with you!


Birthday Card Ministry to Children - Stop by the deacon's table to sign birthday cards for our children and youth who will have birthdays in September. Let them know they are loved by their church family!"


Volunteer needed to be part of media team for early service.  You'll be trained to learn program for creating slides - it's easy!  then be part of rotation for running media on Sunday morning.  Please let Deb Trimpe know of your interest and we'll get you trained in August.


Offering and other checks - Please make all checks payable to Alps Road Presbyterian Church.


Ordination Transfer - Attention Elders and Deacons!  If you are a reserve (ordained, not currently serving) elder or deacon and wish to transfer your ordination into ECO and have not been contacted, please call the church office (706.549.9284).


Old Testament Reading Plan - An Old Testament Reading Plan is available at the Deacon’s Table in the Gathering Area.  The coming year is a good time to read through the entire Old Testament.


Remember Our “High Noon Prayer Emphasis” - Please remember to pause and pray for our church and any other concerns on your heart every Wednesday at Noon, or sometime near.


Alps Road Sole Connection
Are you looking for a running or walking group to join? …training for the AthHalf? …trying to be more active? Central Sole Connection has a group for you! Drop in or join one of our three groups:
-          Mondays at 8:30am with Julee Schoenfeld at Oconee Veterans Park
-          Fridays at 5:30am with Tim Chester meeting at the 5 Points Fire Station
-          Saturdays at 7:30am with Gabriel Mundi at the YMCA (half-marathon training)


Food 2 Kids Program - If you would like to donate gently used books for middle school and high school boys and girls for their Summer Reading Program, please drop off the books throughout the summer in the Gathering Area or church office.  Questions???  Contact Gina Lonnee at 706.254.6114.


Stephen Ministry - Information about Stephen Ministry is available at a table in the Gathering Area today.  Please stop by the table to learn more about this valuable ministry of listening and compassion.


Please see  attached a Time and Talents Survey below that we ask you to complete and return to us by email at, put in the offering plate on Sunday, or drop off at the church office asap.