April 12-18

Deconstructing Racism at FPC: Our Past, Present and Future: People often argue that the church is “getting too political” when it gets involved in anti-racist work. How is our work actually rooted in our faith? As Presbyterians, we “stand where the Lord stands.” Where is the Lord standing? What makes the church unique in its ability to address racism? This week Senior Pastor Jill Duffield and Rev. Keith Dove open this six-week series with a video available beginning Monday morning here. Zoom conversations will be offered this Sunday and Wednesday, April 21. More on the series here.

It’s the 50th anniversary of Week of the Young Child!  Our celebration focuses on early education, young children, their teachers and families. We are collaborating with Guilford Basics to bring awareness of the Basics, five fun, free, simple and powerful things anyone can do to help every child have a great start in life. We will be posting activities for children and those who love them on Facebook and Instagram.  ​

Getting excited about Worship at the Ballpark on May 2?  We are too! Registration opens April 20. Modified, in-person worship in the Sanctuary begins May 9.  See the letter. More on phase 1 COVID guidelines.

FOR ADULTS

Monday, April 12

  • Deconstructing Racism at FPC: Our Past, Present, and Future: Senior Pastor Jill Duffield and Rev. Keith Dove introduce this six-week study with this video. More info at top and here. 
  • Little-Known Sheroes in Scripture: Maria Hanlin on Lilith. Video today, then Zoom conversation April 19 at 2 pm. For Zoom link contact Yolanda Baxter.
  • Monday Book Club: This Tender Land  by William Kent Krueger, facilitated by Lisa Witherspoon. 10:30 am on Zoom. For link contact Yolanda Baxter.
  • Lectio Divina: Rev. David Partington leads this practice of immersing yourself in scripture, on Zoom each Monday at 11 am. Contact David for link and more information.
  • Gift in the Evening, on Zoom. Women’s group studying Matchless by Angie Smith, on the life and love of Jesus. 7 pm. Contact Aimee Scotton, acscotton15@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 13

Wednesday, April 14

  • Men’s Lectionary Bible study, 7:30-8:30 am on Zoom. Contact Jack Harrington.
  • Food Drive-By: Drop off canned food 10 am to 2 pm on Elm Street in front of Redhead Hall, as well as diapers and wipes.
  • Earth care: When you come for the Food Drive-By, bring your glass & Styrofoam for recycling. Clean, No. 6 Styrofoam goes to bins on lower level of the Shetler parking deck, and glass to bins on the upper level.​
  • Pray in Place: Join our community prayer at noon.
  • Wonderings, young adult Bible study, on Zoom every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Current study is on the Book of Revelation. Email Matt Logan for the link.

Thursday, April 15

  • Peacehaven Farm Young Adult Bible Study – Peacehaven is a community living center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Young adults gather on Zoom at 7 pm for a joint study with creative weekly activities for all abilities. Contact Donna Chase for more information.

Sunday, April 18

  • Worship: Rev. Jill Duffield will be preaching. Music from the Chancel Choir Ensemble. Video available at 5 pm Saturday; the congregation is encouraged to watch together online at 10:30 am Sunday.
  • Adult Church School:
    • Discussion of Deconstructing Racism at FPC: Our Past, Present, and Future, 9:30 am on Zoom. For link contact Yolanda Baxter. More info at top and here. 
    • Sandie Gravett continues a new series, “From Bondage to Covenant:  Exodus and Becoming A Resurrection People.”  The early Church modeled the time from the Resurrection to the arrival of the Holy Spirit (Easter to Pentecost) on the story of the people of Israel coming out of Egypt as slaves until the revelation of the covenant at Sinai (Pentecost in the Jewish tradition).  This series explores what those stories can teach us about the 50 days of Easter and becoming a Resurrection people.
    • Seekers class meets on Zoom, continuing a study of the Epistle of James. Contact Gerard Davidson.
    • Homebuilders & Faith Matters meet on Zoom at 10 am to discuss “Weekly Faith Questions.” Contact Doug Key.
    • Commitment Class meets 10 am on Zoom. Contact Mary Eagle.

    More info at top and here. 

  • Prayers for Parents continue on Facebook and Instagram. This week we pray for parents who have to explain hard things to their precious children.

 

More to know

  • The Green Team is looking for more volunteers for its rotations. You can take a monthly slot transporting Styrofoam to the Tiny House warehouse in Greensboro. Sign up here. Help out at the foam recycling center, training provided. Sign up here.
  • Current coronavirus guidelines from our task force. Modified Phase 1 begins April 18.
  • Browse past videos and more in our Digital Formation Library.

Extra

FOR CHILDREN

First Pres Parents Facebook group

Happy Week of the Young Child! Info at top.

Sunday 

  • Elementary family series on the Parables, on Zoom at 9:30 am.  Check the weekly family email for link and supplies list. Contact Lisa for more info.
  • Children’s bulletins for ages ages 3-6 | 7 & up.
  • Prayers for Parents on Instagram & Facebook every Sunday at 6 pm.

 

Things to know

  • Registration for summer camps at the Weekday Preschool is open.

More for children in our Digital Formation Library.