First Sunday in Lent, March 1

First Light and Sanctuary services

dannyRev. Danny Massie, interim pastor, preaches “Nights in the Wilderness.” Scripture: Exodus 16, Matthew 4:1-11, Hebrews 3:7-11.

First Light with Communion begins at 8:30 am in Memorial Chapel on North Elm Street. Our Sanctuary service with Communion & live streaming begins at 10:30 am.

Rejoice! service

newtonRev. Newton Cowan, pastoral care, preaches “Why Can’t We Stay Awake?” Scripture: Luke 22: 39-53.

Rejoice! with Communion begins at 10:30 am in Mullin Life Center near the corner of Greene Street and Fisher Avenue.


Fellowship time with coffee and snacks from 8:45 to 10:30 am in Cannon’s Solarium and Church School for all ages at 9:15 am; children have Milestone classes. Congregational meeting follows worship; special concert at 4 pm.


We live stream our 10:30 am Sanctuary service each Sunday here. Livestream app also available –  or 

Sunday’s bulletin



Our campus fills a block in downtown Greensboro, next to historic Fisher Park. Our GPS address is:
617 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401



Worship is a teachable moment. We will help your family get the most from this experience (and we have a nursery for the littlest ones).


Ash Wednesday

Lent begins this Wednesday, Feb. 26, with three Ash Wednesday services: 7:30 am in Memorial Chapel; 9:45 am children’s chapel in the Sanctuary; 6 pm in the Sanctuary.

Other Events

Saturday, March 7: Enneagram retreat from 9:30  am to 2:30 pm; The Enneagram is an ancient spiritual tool that helps us understand how we see & react to the world, and how we connect & disconnect from God. Details here.    


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North Elm Notes

At its best, church is family

Dear Friends at FPC, As a pastor I am often with parishioners at the best and worst seasons of their lives – days of happiness and celebration like births, baptisms, and weddings and days of sorrow like loss, illness, and death. I usually have been on the dispensing...

An update from our Pastor Nominating Committee

The work of our Pastor Nominating Committee continues. If you missed the committee's update during worship this past Sunday, you can read it online here. Let's keep the committee in our prayers as it continues narrowing its field of candidates. And if you'd like to...

The Beautiful and Holy Work of Flexibility

At the risk of sounding like a preacher searching too hard for a sermon illustration, my time working with clay has taught me countless lessons about life and ministry. Learning pottery has been an exercise in adaptability.

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!