Modified in-person Sanctuary worship
Sunday, October 17:
Rejoice! service at 9 am
Sanctuary service at 11 am
Masks are required.
Taking attendance at FPC: In an effort to make attendance safer and more efficient, we are trying something new. There is a QR code in your bulletin (and to the left here) that opens an online form; just point your smartphone camera at the code and follow the prompts. If you do not have access to a smartphone, you can pick up a physical copy of an attendance card as you enter the Life Center or Sanctuary. If using the paper form, place it in the offering at the end of the service. On the back of the card is a prayer request form. Your submitted prayers will be prayed for by staff members and kept in strict confidence.
Sunday, October 17: Children’s Sabbath
9 am Rejoice! service in Mullin Life Center
9 am Rejoice! bulletin here
10 am church school
Senior Pastor Jill Duffield continues her sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit with “Kindness.” Scriptures: Micah 6:6-8 and Mark 9:33-37.
Nursery care will be available, first floor of Mullin Life Center.
Service of Installation for Jill Duffield, 3 pm
Church School, 10 am
- Families with children & youth are invited to coffee and fellowship, 9:45-10:05 am in the Solarium courtyard
- Where Does It Hurt? Listening to Heal Our Children: 10 am, during the church school hour, for parents of preschool, elementary and middle school kids. What does trauma, anxiety, and stress look like in children who have very little language for expressing their feelings? What should parents look for? How do WE help? When do we seek professional help? Member Maddy Lowman leads a special gathering for families with preschool and elementary age kids. 10 am, in M125 or on Zoom (contact Yolanda Baxter for link). Can’t make it to this one? Program repeats Wednesday, October 20, 9:15 am in Redhead Hall.
- Commitment class meets in the Blair Hagan Room.
- 2 Corinthians – “For whenever I am weak, then I am strong.” Paul’s words about affliction, humility, forgiveness, boldness, generosity, and all things comprising a Christian life make this the perfect study for our time. Led by Professor Sandie Gravett on video. YMBC will watch in Redhead Hall; the Agape class will watch in the Garden Room.
- Faith Builders meets outdoors in Memorial Columbarium, continuing the theme of Jill Duffield’s fall sermon series.
- Seekers will meet in the Bride’s Room this Sunday. Current study is Parables of Jesus. Contact Gerard Davidson.
- Confirmands and Confirmation Parents will not meet Sunday.
- Youth meet in the Spencer Love Room, Memorial 200.
- Children’s Milestones in the Corl Building – First Grade, Getting to Know My Bible | Second Grade, Worship | Third Grade, Communion | Fourth Grade, Catechism | Fifth Grade, Bible Skills.
- Self-guided prayer stations in the Virginia Gilmer Room (behind the Sanctuary) through October.
How can we pray for you? Prayer request form.
Spiritual formation this week
Videos, small groups, activities, and more on our Digital Formation page.
North Elm Notes
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An Extra Note…
OUR FAITH COMMUNITY has been serving God with joy since 1824. (The Greensboro Historical Museum was our church in the late 19th century.) We celebrate that history, but we are more excited about our future! We believe we are called to share Christ’s message of love and grace in the things we do and say. We are not perfect, but like Presbyterians everywhere, we are reformed and always reforming. We think you can find a spiritual home here. Come and see!