This Sunday

Reformation Sunday

During worship services this Sunday we will celebrate the Reformation, which started 500 years ago this month when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. The Reformation sparked a variety of new Christian movements, including our own Presbyterian tradition which took root in Scotland. Because of our Scottish connection, we will celebrate with bagpipes, and we hope you'll wear plaid. This year's celebration takes place a week earlier than usual so we can celebrate St. James Presbyterian's 150th anniversary on Oct. 29 with one combined service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 am.

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your pets (on leashes or otherwise restrained) to Fisher Park Circle at 4 pm for our Blessing of the Animals service, followed by a brief fellowship in Fisher Park. Also, please bring pet food, toys, blankets, etc., which we will donate to Guilford County Animal Shelter. (Postponed from Oct. 8.)

Live streaming

We live stream our 10:30 am Sanctuary service each Sunday.

Mobile, too: To watch on your smart phone or tablet, download the free Livestream app (free account required): Apple iOS | Android

Church School

Regular Children's and youth classes meet this Sunday.

  • Preschoolers meet on the ground floor of Mullin Life Center.
  • Elementary-age children meet on the third floor of the Corl Building.
  • Youth meet on the third floor of the Memorial Building for "Can We Ask That?"

Classes for adults

  • Prof. Sandie Gravett continues "Satan and Evil: Common Assumptions and What the Bible Really Says" in Redhead Hall, hosted by YMBC.
  • The Seekers class meets in the Vaughn Conference Room, Main 125, at 9:30 am, to discuss Genesis.
  • The Commitment Class discusses the book "Waking Up White" by Debby Irving; Blair Hagan Room behind Memorial Chapel.
  • The Faith, Community, Action Class focuses on Outreach and topics related to racial equality and inclusivity; Memorial 202.
  • The Homebuilders and Faith Matters classes meet in Myers Loyalty Room behind the Sanctuary; Cathy Batts leads.
  • Our Gather class for young adults discusses Genesis in Memorial 200.
  • Youth parents meet in Memorial 304 for "Can We Ask That?" which mirrors the current youth Church School discussion.

See class descriptions here.

 

Passport celebration under way

can do

Stewardship season this year is about CAN-necting and DO-ing! DO as many CAN-paign activities (below) as you like and collect a CAN-DID sticker for each one.Check your Passport guide or find out how to get involved here.

We Can Do It!

cans of food

We're 83 percent of the way to 10,000 pounds of food donated to Greensboro Urban Ministry for 2017! Help us reach the goal by bringing in cans, boxes, packages, etc., of non-perishable food which will help stock Urban Ministry's pantry. See a list of recommended items to donate here.

A place for families

During our 10:30 am Sanctuary service, the Virginia Gilmer Room offers a live feed from the Sanctuary so nursing mothers or parents with restless children can worship in a more comfortable environment. The space offers comfortable seating, worship bags for children, and a nursing screen. Children in this area must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Additionally, our nusery is open from 9:30 am until noon on the first floor of Mullin Life Center.

Parking assistance

The Parking Assistance Ministry team (PAM) has spaces on both sides of Greene street reserved for our members and visitors with special needs. PAM volunteers can assist with guiding you to appropriate parking. If you are being driven to church, you may be dropped off at the Greene Street entrance while your driver parks.

Coming up

Oct. 29: One, combined service at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary with our sister congregation, St. James Presbyterian. St. James celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Its first members were freed slaves who had attended FPC before the Civil War.
 
Oct. 29: Trunk or Treat on Fisher Park Circle at 6 pm with dinner (baked spaghetti) at 5 pm. Get dinner tickets here.

Nov. 5: All Saints' Sunday concert at 5 pm, featuring James Whitbourn’s Requiem Canticorum with soprano saxophone, Chancel Choir, and organ, among other works.

Nov. 12: One, combined service at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary for our stewardship celebration.