This Sunday

Dec. 17, 2017: Third Sunday of Advent


SidSenior Pastor Sid Batts will be our preacher during Sunday's three services:

  • 8:30 am Sanctuary service
  • 10:30 am Rejoice! service in Mullin Life Center
  • 10:30 am Sanctuary service with live streaming

Sermon title: Merry Incarnation: God Became Human, part 3: God With Us

Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-4 and Matthew 1:18-25

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 at 9:30 am

Children's and youth classes meet this Sunday.

  • Preschoolers meet on the ground floor of Mullin Life Center.
  • Grades K-5 meet on the third floor of the Corl Building.
  • Youth meet on the third floor of the Memorial Building.

Classes for adults

  • The Agape Class joins YMBC in Redhead Hall.
  • Susan Ridenour leads a discussion of chapter 6 in the book Love Wins by Rob Bell in the Commitment Class, Blair Hagan Room, Memorial 100.
  • Doug Key leads "Christmas Art" in the Homebuilders and Faith Matters classes, Myers Loyalty Room, behind the Sanctuary.
  • "Unplugging the Christmas Machine" concludes in Memorial 304. Members from Gather, Faith, Community, Action and the Youth Parents classes are invited to join as they will not have any scheduled classes.
  • The Seekers Class which meets in the Vaughn Conference Room, Main 125, beneath the Sanctuary. Topic: Genesis.
  • YMBC holds its annual Christmas party with Lane Ridenhour and friends leading music.

See class descriptions here.

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

 Dec. 24: Our children lead worship at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary, and we'll have Candlelight Communion services at 5:30 and 11 pm. Child care will not be available during worship but children are welcome in all services.

Dec. 31: One service at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. FPC seminary student Savannah Caccamo will be our preacher.

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.



Lessons & Carols

Our annual Service of Nine Lessons & Carols begins at 5 pm with a prelude at 4:30 pm. This annual tradition concludes our A Little Advent Music series. Child care will be available.

Our next steps

Saint James - First PresbyterianWe are thankful for our Oct. 29 Service of Celebration and Reconciliation with our sister congregation, Saint James Presbyterian, which has its roots in our church. Along with looking back, we're also looking forward for the next steps in this ministry of reconciliation. Learn more and share your thoughts here.

We did it! Let's keep it up!

cans of food

We surpassed our goal of bringing in 10,000 pound sof non-perishable food for Greensboro Urban Ministry this year! Now, let's keep the momentum going and see if we can hit 15,000 pounds by the end of the year! See a list of recommended items to donate here.