This Sunday

Aug. 20, 2017: Responding to Charlottesville


Sid BattsSenior Pastor Sid Batts is our preacher during both services Sunday:

  • Rejoice! in Mullin Life Center, 10:30 am
  • Sanctuary service, 10:30 am (with live streaming).

ScriptureIsaiah 40:21-31 and Matthew 22:34-40

Sermon: Charlottesville

Responding to the sermon: You are invited to gather with Sid and other FPC pastors Wednesday, Aug. 23, at noon in the Garden Room to discuss thoughts from the sermon and the national conversation about race. Bring a lunch or $5 for a sandwich. To reach the Garden Room, enter through the Welcome Center at the corner of North Elm Street and Fisher Park Circle.

Resources for an ongoing discussion about Christians and Race.

Sunday's bulletin (pdf) 


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 will return Sunday, Sept. 10, at 9:30 am.

Classes for adults

  • Charles Howell continues his series, "The Movement of the Spirit," at 9:30 am in Redhead Hall, hosted by YMBC/Agape.
  • The Seekers class meets in the Vaughn Conference Room, Main 125, at 9:30 am.

Coming up

Sunday, Aug. 27

  • Combined service at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary to ordain and install this year's elders-elect. Also, it's back-to-school blessing Sunday, and children will have popsicles on the playground after worship.
  • Child Protection Policy training, required for all who work with our children and youth, is available at 9:30 am. Contact Rachel Sommers, 336-478-4722 or, to sign up.
  • Meet and greet Kevin Murray, our new director of youth ministry Sunday, Aug. 27: 4 pm at Duck Doughnuts, 409 Pisgah Church Road, for middle schoolers; 6:30 pm at Sante Fe, 432 Pisgah Church Road, for high schoolers.

Sunday, Sept. 10

Fall kick-off! Our 10:30 am services (Sanctuary service and Rejoice! service in Mullin Life Center) continue. Our 8:30 am Sanctuary service returns. Our full Church School schedule returns, too, with classes for preschoolers, elementary-age children, youth, and adults.

'13 Reasons Why' discussion

13 Reasons Why Netflix

Our pastors and Christian Formation leaders invite youth and their families to discuss "13 Reasons Why," the popular Netflix show that explores a teenager's suicide, at 9:30 am in Memorial 300. We will seek a Christian response to the popular and controversial program.

Summer Choir

If you'd like to sing in Summer Choir, join us for rehearsal at 9:30 am in the Chancel area of the Sanctuary. We'll learn the anthem together, then lead worship at 10:30 am.

Child Protection Policy training

Child Protection Policy training, required for all who work with our children and youth, is available at 9:30 am. Contact Rachel Sommers, 336-478-4722 or, to sign up for the session that meets this Sunday or at the same time Sunday, Aug. 27.


We show God our gratitude for the things we care about in our lives by giving back to make a difference in the lives of others. To make your giving commitment for 2017, contact the church office at 336-373-0445 to request a pledge card, or you can pledge online.

A place for families

During worship, 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.