Church news

  • Annual campaign update: We are $16,840.05 away from fully funding our ministries for 2023. A little more than half of that amount we expect to receive from members who usually pledge but have not yet sent in their pledges. The deficit 2023 budget balance, $68,088, we pray will come from members who have not pledged in the past, but will be moved to commit to offering something in support of our ministries. Please pledge using this form, or email Paul Thornton or call him at 336-478-4752.
  • Grant applications: The L. Richardson Trust is accepting applications for 2023 grants through March 15. Information here.
  • Church officer nominations: A Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, March 5, at the beginning of the 11 am sanctuary service (after announcements, before the opening processional) to vote on the slate of church officers and a change of call for our pastors. Rejoice! attendees are invited and encouraged to come for the meeting. The slate of nominees can be viewed here.

 

February highlights

Saturday, February 11

  • Middlefest Choral Festival finale concert, 4 pm. 

Sunday, February 12

  • Souperbowl of Caring after worship. Come enjoy fellowship and a warm bowl of soup while supporting FPC youth! Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to FPC youth missions. If you would like to provide a pot of soup, please email Lisa Witherspoon.

Monday, February 13

  • Presbyterian Women Luncheon, 11:30 am, Mullin Life Center. Speaker: Nancy Fuller on what’s new at Currie Library. $10, make a paid reservation no later than the Wednesday, February 8. RSVP here, in the Welcome Center, or by calling 336-478-4799.

Sunday, February 19

  • Mental Health Awareness 101 presentation, panel and Q&A, 4-5:30 pm, Garden Room.
  • UNCG University Choirs Concert, 5 pm. 

Wednesday, February 22

  • Ash Wednesday. Imposition of Ashes service at 6 pm; also at Preschool Chapel, 9:30 am and open to all.

Sunday, February 26

  • Jimmie Hawkins, director of the PCUSA’s Office of Public Witness and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations; and our member Victoria Alexander, PCUSA Young Adult Volunteer serving at the UN, lead a church school class in the Garden Room, 10 am.

 

 

MORE TO KNOW

  • Masks are optional.
  • Staff positions available: FT Interim Director of Youth Ministry, PT Digital Media Coordinator, Chef. Although positions are not open to members, members are encouraged to refer qualified candidates. Information here.
  • Our recycling center, with bins for glass and a trailer for clean No. 6 foam, is on the upper parking deck off Fisher Avenue.

THIS WEEK, February 6-12

Monday, February 6
  • Lectio Divina: Led by Rev. David Partington on Zoom at 11 am. Contact David for link.

Wednesday, February 8

  • Paid reservation deadline for Feb. 13 Presbyterian Women Luncheon. $10 per person, please make a paid reservation at the Welcome Center desk. More info here.
  • Men’s Lectionary Bible Study: 7:30 am on Zoom. Info: Jack Harrington
  • Wonderful Wednesday Women: 8:45 am in Main 125. Contact Betsy Harrington for link.
  • Community Service Group: 10-11:45 am, Garden Room. Handcraft blankets, hats & more for local nonprofits. Contact B.J. Williams, 336-288-8601, or Hannah Britt, 336-288-9289.
  • Food Drive-By: Drop off cans for Urban Ministry 10 am-2 pm in front of Redhead Hall. Greeters needed – sign up here. 
  • Fork & Faith luncheon for preregistered women, noon, Life Center. Stay after to assemble Valentine’s goodies for church staff!​ Our next gathering is March 8; RSVP by noon on March 3: email Martha Holt or call 336-908-7745

Saturday, February 11

  • Choral Festival finale concert, 4 pm, sanctuary. About 100 middle schoolers from across the state participate in this event sponsored by the NC chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

Sunday, February 12 

  • Coffee & doughnut fellowship at 8:30 am in Mullin Life Center, before the Rejoice! service at 9. See you there!
  • Worship: Deborah Conner preaches. Scriptures: Psalm 119:1-8 and Matthew 5:21-26 Two worship services, Rejoice! at 9 am and Sanctuary at 11 am. The 11 am service will be livestreamed here
  • Adult church school classes, 10 am
    • Who Is Jesus Through Scripture and Art continues. Led By Jerry Beavers, Garden Room.​
    • The World of the New Testament led by Dr. Jason A. Myers, chair of the religion department at Greensboro College & Associate Professor of Biblical Studies. Hosted by Faith Builders in the Myers Loyalty Room, through February
    • Jeremiah: A Guide for Living in Turbulent Times. Sandie Gravett continues a look at the prophet’s 40-year career, to find hope in difficult days. Redhead Hall, through March.
    • Letter to the Ephesians continues in Seekers, M125.
  • After worship: Souperbowl of Caring in Mullin Life Center. After the 11 am service, come enjoy fellowship and a warm bowl of soup while supporting FPC youth! Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to FPC youth missions. If you would like to provide a pot of soup, contact Lisa Witherspoon.

 

THE CHURCH ONLINE

  • Thank God on Friday: A one-minute devotional to transition to the weekend, led by Rev. Jill Duffield. On our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
  • Videos and more on our YouTube channel. 

Current coronavirus guidelines from our task force.

CHILDREN

Sunday

  • Children continue Milestones in the Faith through February 26, at 10 am. Preschool, Bible Superheroes; Kindergarten & First Grade, Bible Basics; Second Grade, Communion Education; Third Grade, Worship Education; Fourth Grade, Bible Skills; Fifth Grade, Catechism. Contact Lisa Witherspoon.
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YOUTH

Sunday

  • Confirmation, 10 am: Will you devote yourself to the church’s teachings? Donna Chase leads Confirmands in Memorial 304; Newton Cowan leads parents in Memorial 300.

  • Middle & high school youth meet in Memorial 303, 10 am.

  • Souperbowl of Caring in Mullin Life Center. After the 11 am service, come enjoy fellowship and a warm bowl of soup! Donations will go to FPC youth missions. If you would like to provide a pot of soup, contact Lisa Witherspoon.​
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