September happenings

Worship series:  From Jill Duffield’s messages on Sundays to weekly devotionals and a music playlist, explore the gifts of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23. This week’s devotional here, and you can  subscribe to receive it via email. Spotify playlist here. Jill Duffield leads the Fruit of the Spirit. 

We have boomerang-ed back to church and lots is happening! Check the Fall guide here! 





  • Kids Clubs – Monthly Music, Yoga or Legos for K-5, Preschool Club for ages 3-4. Pre-register by September 22,
  • Fall Gathering of Salem Presbytery Women – Senior Pastor Jill Duffield will be the guest speaker at this Zoom gathering, September 25, 9:15 am to noon. $5,
  • Greensboro Civil Rights Pilgrimage – Spiritual walk to sites that shaped our community and affect us today. September 26 at 2:30 pm. Zoom class led by retired Bennett College professor Linda Brown and spiritual director Marilyn Wolf, September 19, 4-5:30 pm. Driving map available for those who can’t walk. Limited to 25.
  • Youth small groups – Explore Galatians with an emphasis on the Fruit of the Spirit. Groups start September 26; contact Kevin Murray for info.
  • Elder nominations: The Nominating Committee seeks suggestions of members whose leadership will strengthen the church & its mission. Deadline is September 26. Send suggestions to Debby Foster. Contact
  • Young Adult Volunteer support: Our member Victoria Alexander has been commissioned for yearlong work in Scotland through PC(USA)’s YAV program. Each volunteer is asked to raise $5,000 to cover expenses. If you would like to contribute, use this link. Make sure to add the ECO number E210102 so that the contribution goes to her fund. You may also call 800-872-3283 (mention her code, E210102) or send a check to PCUSA, PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 (put E210102 on memo line).
  • Yard signs! Pick up an FPC yard sign to invite your neighbors to visit us. Available at the reception desk in the Welcome Center and at the Welcome tent on Sundays.
  • NEED TO SIGN UP FOR AN EVENT?  This page lists all current registration/RSVP events.




  • Monday
    • Lectio Divina: Rev. David Partington leads this practice of immersing yourself in scripture, on Zoom at 11 am. Contact David for link and info.
    • Sheroes of the New Testament: Monthly women’s Bible study on Zoom. Rev. Maria Hanlin on the Woman at the Well, on video. Zoom discussion next Monday at 2 pm. Info: Yolanda Baxter.
    • Mary and Martha: Women’s group, 10:30 am, Blair Hagan Room, led by BJ Williams.
    • Sallie Huss: Women’s group, 10:30 am, Quiet Center. Led by Gail Derkasch
  • Tuesday
    • Combined Book Clubs: Speechless No More: A Life Transformed by a Voice Disorder, by our member Dot Sowerby, who will facilitate. 1:30 pm, Garden Room or Zoom (contact Yolanda Baxter for link). Currie Library has copies for sale.
    • Peacehaven Farm group, 7-8 pm on Zoom.  Contact Donna Chase.
  • Wednesday
    • Men’s Lectionary Bible study, 7:30-8:30 am on Zoom. Contact Jack Harrington.
    • Food Drive-By: Drop off canned food for Urban Ministry and diapers and wipes for Faith Action, 10 am to 2 pm on Elm Street in front of Redhead Hall. Be a greeter: Sign up for a 2-hour shift under the tent!
    • Pray in Place: Join our community in personal prayer at noon. 
  • Thursdays
  • Friday
    • Thank God on Friday: A one-minute video devotional with Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield guides us into the presence of God as we look toward the weekend. Posted Fridays on Instagram & Facebook. YouTube playlist here.
    • Grace on Fridays women’s group, 9:15-10:30 am, Garden Room. Study of Psalms led by Lisa Witherspoon.
  • Sunday
    • Worship: Senior Pastor Jill Duffield continues her series on the Fruit of the Spirit with “Love.” Scriptures: Leviticus 19:9-17 & 1 Corinthians 13. Rejoice! at 9 am in Mullin Life Center, Traditional at 11 am in the Sanctuary. Masks required for both. Sanctuary service also livestreamed (box on our home page).
    • Adult Faith Formation, 10 am. Masks required for all groups meeting indoors:
      • FPC 101 – Those considering membership and existing members are invited to join us to explore the Bible, church history, theology and polity. Led by Matt Logan in Cannon’s Solarium.
      • 2 Corinthians – 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 to show in Redhead Hall, or watch from home. Agape Class watching online.
      • Parables of Jesus – Seekers class, Main 125, with conference call option. Contact Gerard Davidson.
      • Spiritual Lessons of COVID-19 – Commitment Class, Blair Hagan Room, Memorial 100.
      • Fruit of the Spirit – Faith Builders class, meeting outside.



  • Hunger Action
    • Food Drive-By: Drop off canned food for Urban Ministry and diapers and wipes for Faith Action, 10 am to 2 pm on Elm Street in front of Redhead Hall. Be a greeter: Sign up for a 2-hour shift under the tent!
    • Meals on Wheels: Volunteers & substitutes needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors on the third Wednesdays of each month and on fifth Mondays during the year. Contact Linda Allen, or 336-549-3367.
  • Earth Care
    • Recycle your glass: Drop off in bins on the upper level of the parking deck behind the Shetler Building, enter off Fisher Avenue.
    • Recycle Styrofoam: Clean, No. 6 Styrofoam goes to bins on lower level of the deck.​Or, go the extra mile-and-a-half — take styrofoam directly to Tiny House at 1310 West Gate City Blvd., only 1.5 miles from the church​.



Current coronavirus guidelines from our task force.




  • Children’s Choirs begin rehearsals. Contact Anne Albert.


  • Milestone classes begin at 10 am. First Grade, Getting to Know My Bible; Second Grade, Worship; Third Grade, Communion; Fourth Grade, Catechism; Fifth Grade, Bible Skills.

Coming up

More to know



  • Faith Formation, Sundays at 10 am.
  • Small groups explore Galatians with an emphasis on the Fruit of the Spirit. Beginning September 26, various days & times.  Contact Kevin Murray.
  • Check the Youth Ministry web site for happenings.