SidMay 24: Pentecost Sunday

Sid Batts, our senior pastor, is our preacher Sunday during both worship services*:

  • 10:45 am Sanctuary service
  • 10:45 am Rejoice! service (Mullin Life Center)

*Please note our 8:30 am Sanctuary service will not meet but will return after Labor Day.

After worship, stay for a reception in the Welcome Center honoring Austin Carty, our young adult intern. Austin's internship is ending.

Bulletin: Download our May 24 Sanctuary service bulletin here (pdf).


Live streaming

We will provide a live stream of our 10:45 am Sanctuary service Sunday.

Summer Choir

Summer Choir leads our 10:45 am Sanctuary service. If you would like to sing, join choir members at a 9:45 am rehearsal in the Sanctuary.

Church School: 9:30 a.m.

Children and youth will not meet Sunday. 

Most adult classes are also on summer break, and the following activities invite everyone:

  • YMBC in Redhead Hall: This week Charles Howell continues his discussion about Isaiah.
  • Seekers in Main 125, located beneath the Sanctuary: This class is studying John's gospel.





Austin's last day

Austin CartyAfter worship, we will celebrate Austin Carty's two-year ministry with a reception in the Welcome Center. Austin has served as our young adult intern, leading studies such as 'The Gospel According to the Avett Brothers' and 'Faith and Film,' and also serving as preacher and worship leader. His internship ends Sunday.

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.

Upcoming Sundays

May 31: We will celebrate Lindsey Evans' ministry at FPC with a reception after worship. Lindsey has served as our director of youth ministries for two-and-a-half years. She is getting married and moving to Charlotte in June.

May 31: A Place at the Table activities begin at 9:30 am in the Welcome Center. Donna Chase and Lisa Witherspoon will help lead activities for all ages.

May 31: Our pastors begin a three-week discussion about same-sex marriage in the Garden Room, Smith 124, at 9:30 am. Topics are:

  • May 31: Presbyterian Understanding of Biblical Authority and Interpretation
  • June 7: Presbyterian Understanding of Christian Marriage in historical, Biblical, and social context
  • June 14: The Biblical texts that surround the homosexual debate

June 7: The Faith Matters Class invites everyone to its study of Rev. Neil Dunnavant's "Stories I Like" short stories, 9:30 am, in Cannon's Solarium, Welcome Center.

June 14: Baptism Sunday

July 5: Communion Sunday

August 30: Elder ordination and installation

September 13: 8:30 am worship service schedule returns

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