Adult Formation Small Groups

Christmas always comes. Even if we are apart this year, we are together in the Light.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

 

Advent and Communion kits may be picked up Sundays, November 22 and 29, 11:30 am; Saturday, December 5, 10 am to noon on Greene Street; and Wednesdays through December 16, 10 am-2 pm, at Food Drive-bys in front of Redhead Hall. Kits include a devotional written by Jill Duffield, packets for livestream communion services December 6 and Christmas Eve, and Advent wreath making-instructions. 

 

 

First Week

 

SUNDAY, November 29

  • Worship – Rev. Dolly Jacobs preaches. Read the Scriptures: Genesis 5: 1-5 and John 1: 1-14. Livestream at 9 am.
  • Adult Study – Homebuilders class begins study of the devotional by Jill Duffield. 10 am on Zoom, contact Doug Key, dougkeyart@gmail.com.
  • Advent & Communion kits – Pick up at 11:30 am on Greene Street.

WEDNESDAY, December 2

SATURDAY, December 5

  • Peppermint Parade to welcome Jill & Grant Duffield. Join us for a drive-thru car parade with friends, fun & fellowship. 10 am to noon. NEW ROUTE: Take Elm Street south to Lindsay and turn right, then turn right onto Greene Street. Please do not turn right onto Fisher Avenue. FAQ here. Decorate your car for the occasion – prizes awarded! Bring a welcome card! Include your picture with names – she has a lot of faces to learn! Pick up kits for Advent & Communion Sunday, and donate canned food for Urban Ministry, diapers for Faith Action, and new or gently used coats for Backpack Beginnings.

 

Second Week

 

SUNDAY, December 6
 
  • Worship – Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield, our 12th Senior Pastor, is in the pulpit for the first time. Read the Scriptures: Psalm 27 and John 8:12-20. Livestream at 9 am. Communion Sunday; pick up kit in advance.
  • Family Zoom: Advent Wreath-making – 10:15 am, led by Rev. Keith Dove. Supplies in the Advent kit. Zoom link will be in weekly family email or contact Lisa Witherspoon, lwitherspoon@fpcgreensboro.org.
  • Christmas Stories Biblical & Beyond, led by Rev. Neil Dunnavant. Adult class hosted by YMBC & Agape. Video link will be posted.
  • Adult Study –  Discuss the devotional by Jill Duffield. Commitment class, 9:30 am on Zoom, contact Mary Eagle, eaglem0314@gmail.com. Homebuilders, 10 am on Zoom, contact Doug Key, dougkeyart@gmail.com.
WEDNESDAY, December 9
SATURDAY, December 12
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing –  Two-hour shifts from 11 am- 7 pm at DSW at Friendly Center (near REI and Harris Teeter. With Covid-19 safety measures – masks required, sanitary wiping of bells, no aprons, etc. Pick your shift here. Also on December 19.

 

Third Week

 

SUNDAY, December 13
  • Worship – Rev. Jill Duffield preaches. Read the Scriptures: Job 24:13-17 and John 3:16-21. Livestream at 9 am.
  • Family Zoom: Cookies, Carols & Godly Play Christmas Story  – 10:15 am. Led by Donna Chase. Zoom link will be in weekly family email or contact Lisa Witherspoon, lwitherspoon@fpcgreensboro.org.
  • Adult Study – Discuss the devotional by Jill Duffield. Commitment class, 9:30 am on Zoom, contact Mary Eagle, eaglem0314@gmail.com. Homebuilders, 10 am on Zoom, contact Doug Key, dougkeyart@gmail.com.
  • Carols for the Season – Organ concert by John Alexander.  Video available beginning 5 pm on our YouTube channel.
WEDNESDAY, December 16

SATURDAY, December 19

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing –  Two-hour shifts from 11 am- 7 pm at DSW at Friendly Center (near REI and Harris Teeter. With Covid-19 safety measures – masks required, sanitary wiping of bells, no aprons, etc. Pick your shift here.

 

Fourth Week

 

SUNDAY, December 20
  • Worship – Rev. Jill Duffield preaches. Read the Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 5:14-16. Livestream worship at 9 am.
  • Family Zoom: Birthday Party for Jesus – 10:15 am. Led by Lisa Witherspoon. Zoom link will be in weekly family email or contact Lisa Witherspoon, lwitherspoon@fpcgreensboro.org.
  • Lane Ridenhour’s Christmas Carols – Pre-recorded, link will be posted. Hosted by YMBC & Agape.
  • Adult Study – Discuss the devotional by Jill Duffield. Commitment class, 9:30 am on Zoom, contact Mary Eagle, eaglem0314@gmail.com. Homebuilders, 10 am on Zoom, contact Doug Key, dougkeyart@gmail.com.
  • Virtual Christmas Pageant featuring our families. Video link will be posted.
  • A Virtual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – with our Chancel Choir ensemble, members of the Chancel Choir and Canticle Choir, and readers.  Video available beginning 5 pm; link will be posted.
  • Labyrinth Night  Walk – Today through Christmas Eve. Personal prayer and reflection at the labyrinth on the Prayground near Memorial Chapel. Luminaria and printed guides will be available.
  • Memorial &  Honor Gift booklet will be posted.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
  • Longest Night Service – Welcoming God ‘s Light and Hope into our Darkness, for all who have lost a loved one or have felt darkness in their lives in this pandemic year. Light candles, lament, and give thanks to God for God’s presence, comfort, peace, and hope. Pre-recorded; available beginning 10 am. Link will be posted.

 

 

Christmas Eve Worship

 
A Morning Celebration

Jill Duffield’s homily and other new elements will be woven with music and other favorite parts from last year’s Candlelight Communion service. Have communion and candle ready from your Advent kit. Video link will be posted at 10 am.

Christmas Eve on the Steps

This 30-minute service will include a homily from Jill and music streaming from the organ. Luminaria will be provided. 5 pm on the Sanctuary steps. Masks and social distancing required. Bring a chair if you would like.