Meeting ID: 861 4079 8308
Today, we look back in history and celebrate Harriet Elizabeth Neece. Harriet left this earthly toil over 20 years ago and is deeply missed.
She was an amazing lady of action and recipient of the Presbyterian Women's "Honorary Life Membership.
WOW! Thanks to generous donations from the FKPC Crossroads participants, we have all the items we need for Tuesday’s continental breakfast on May 31.
I’ll be picking everything up from the Fort King Fellowship Hall early Tuesday morning and delivering to the Estella Byrd Whitman Wellness Center for our food-and-fellowship event.
We are all enriched by the conversations and connections at these events, and are blessed to work side-by-side with the wonderful members of St. Paul AME.
Many thanks! Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have a question.
Enjoy beautiful music and fellowship with our friends at St. Paul AME! Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy beautiful music and fellowship with our friends at St. Paul AME! Featuring Brother Derek Milton and the Lebanon Baptist Church Choir from Baker, Florida
This Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
718 NW 7th Street, Ocala
Free to the community❤
This is a great way to show our support for our “sister church,” while having a wonderful time. Invite friends and family!
Ye Olde History Snippets... 127 years ago, today in 1896, Maud Booth addressed the prisoners Sing Sing prison in New York.
Maud Ballington Booth (September 13, 1865 – August 26, 1948) was a Salvation Army leader and co-founder of the Volunteers of America. She was an author and published several of books on mission and prison work as well as books for children.
In 1896, Booth was seeking prison reform and stated to the prisoners at "Sing Sing" prison in Ossining, New York:
“I do not come here to prevent you from paying the just penalty of your crimes; take your medicine like men.
When you have paid the penalty, I will help you.
I will nurse you back to health.
I will get you work.
Above all, I will trust you.
It depends on you -- whether I keep doing so or not.”
Above photo of Maud Ballington Booth is public domain but credited to; Gertrude Käsebier, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b20616 Note: I enhanced and colored the old B&W photo using an app at myheritage.com -HGB
Reminder for this coming Thursday; TAI CHI/QIGONG on ZOOM. Please come and join us for a little light movement every Thursday afternoon at 3 pm on Zoom.
FREE TAI CHI/QIGONG.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a little light movement every Thursday afternoon at 3 pm (currently being held via Zoom).
We do easy-to-follow Tai Chi and qigong moves. It will relax and rejuvenate you!
The moves are good for your health and well-being!
Invite your friends! Invite saints... and sinners!
If you are not on the Tai Chi email list, and would like to be, just email Mary Beth Neely at email@example.com
Remembering Rev. Benjamin Edgar Blumel, a beloved congregant of the Fort King Presbyterian Church in Ocala, FL on today his birthday, May 23.
Some pictures from today's “A Walk in the Gardens with Sheena”. Thank you again for your terrific photographs, Joani Woods!
It was a very nice time for all.
Thank you, Sheena and all our volunteer gardeners!
Click on the photograph to enlarge.
On this day May 22, 1799, pioneering Presbyterian minister Rev. Joseph Bullen met with Chickasaw leader Levi Colbert in Mississippi.
Using another Chickasaw, Joseph Colbert, as interpreter, Rev. Bullock proposed a mission to the Chickasaw Indians. The proposal was well received.
Three years prior, in 1796, the New York Missionary Society published an appeal for “missionaries to the destitute parts of the country.”
The sole applicant was Rev. Joseph Bullen.
Following his commissioning, he and his son, Joseph, then age 16, left on horseback to make the trip to the Mississippi Territory “to work among the Chickasaw Indians.”
Rev. Joseph Bullen was born on 8 July 1750, in Brimfield Massachusetts. He was a member of an old colonial family, being the fourth generation in America.
Source and courtesy of Robert W. Bullen, Biography of Rev. Joseph Bullen, Mississippi Genealogy. Findagrave memorial photograph courtesy of Gayle Basaldu.
Note: Today, the Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community, and heritage.
Since the 1980s, the tribal government has focused on building an economically diverse base to generate funds that will support programs and services to Indian people. The business has flourished, programs and services have grown, and the quality of life for all Chickasaws has been greatly enhanced. Source: https://www.nativeknot.com/Tribes/Oklahoma/Chickasaw-Nation.html
Okay! Where exactly is that link for Zoom? Two Places!
1. Distributed by a weekly email from the church office. Simply call the office to be added to the list.
2. Posted along with the bulletin every week in our website "Daily News". You can always find the zoom link here! Just click the link below.
May is Teacher Appreciation Month and your FKPC Mission Ministry tries to make sure that our teachers feel appreciated.
Fort King has been a school partner for Ward-Highlands Elementary School for many years. We have always done mission activities for both the teachers and staff and for the needy students. Until two years ago we did an angel tree at Christmas that allowed our members to help about 25 needy children have a happier holiday. However, with the onset of Covid, we have switched to the Book Drive to benefit all the children in the school. We have also supported the backpacks for kids' program that sends home a backpack on the weekend filled with food and snacks for the children and families.
Recently, we have also partnered with Wyomina Park Elementary because our own Lorraine Fuller teaches there, and she helps us to see the needs at that much lower socio-economic school. We have had clothes drives to provide shorts and pants needed during accidents at school and have included their entire student population in our Book Drive.
However, this month is Teacher Appreciation, and we provide breakfast for both schools’ teachers and staffs during the week of May 4th. Sometimes we provide lunch for them, but this year we are delivering 12 dozen donuts to each school for the teachers and staff to enjoy. There will be a sign in the Narthex for you to write a short thank-you to the teachers.
Please remember to thank any teachers you know this month for their hard work and dedication to our students.
For taking away the stony heart and giving us a new heart and a new spirit within.
For putting Your Holy Spirit within us, and causing us to walk in Your statues, to keep Your judgments and do them.
To You alone wise God, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and forevermore.
Amen. (Courtesy "A Walk In The Garden Devotions")
On Sunday afternoon, a pleasant and educational time is guaranteed as Master Gardener Sheena Schlegel will guide guests through the gardens at our church, explaining the various plants and flowers.
Light refreshments will be served.
Every year, Presbyterians celebrate Heritage Sunday, a day to reflect upon and learn more about the long and rich history of the Presbyterian church in America.
Heritage Sunday always falls on the Sunday closest to May 21, the opening date of the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1789.
Let us remember and celebrate our charter members from 1965!
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It was quite a line-up of speakers and a wonderful, inspiring presentation! Missed it?
Not to despair!
Now you can see the video or listen to just the audio.
Just go to our video and audio recordings page listed under "worship" on the main menu, of click the link to the right.
The files are downloadable. Why? Perhaps you want to listen in your car while on a trip!
Being in the Room Where it Happened
Jo Anne Dyson
Scripture: Ephesians 2:14-22
Being a Welcoming and Inclusive Church
Scripture: James 2:14-17
Being a Church known for Outreach and Mission
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1-2
Developing our Educational Opportunities
Mary Beth Neely
Scripture: Isaiah 43: 19
Creating Technology that Networks and Adapts
Scripture: I Corinthians 12: 12-17,27-31
Appreciating the People and Work Behind the Scenes
Your Feedback and Suggestions on the Future