Masks are optional on our campus.
Welcome to our new staff members: Will Edwards, Director of Music for Rejoice!; Karen Amirehsani, Congregational Nurse; and Nolan Chilton, summer intern in Youth Ministry.
At the first Neil’s Meals event this past Saturday 170 joyful people packed 1,500 boxes of fresh produce and shelf foods. The Out of the Garden project says it was their biggest crowd ever! The food will be distributed through Guilford County Schools. At the celebration afterward, the new total for donations to the hunger ministries fund was announced: $107,375! Watch a video about the event later today on Facebook and YouTube!
StepUp Greensboro is under the roof! Drop in at their Open House Wednesday 5-6:30 pm, with remarks at 5:30 pm. On the first floor of Mullin Life Center, enter on Elm Street. RSVP: Jacalyn White.
The Richardson Trust board has announced recipients of this year’s grants, totaling $57,000.
- Three weeks left: We are collecting hygiene kits for Church World Service to distribute to people struggling after natural disasters or living in deep poverty. We are a bit over halfway to our goal of 70. Please gather these items only (do not include the $2 processing fee.) and follow directions for packing. Drop off in the Welcome Center, Life Center, or at the Wednesday Food Drive-by in front of Redhead Hall. Last day is June 8.
- Hot Dish & Hope canvas bags: Proceeds benefit hunger ministries. $10 each, available in the Welcome Center. If you don’t need one, consider donating one for a Hot Dish guest!
MORE TO KNOW
- Now on the sign-up page: Paisley Travelers trip to Blandwood this Wednesday; Vacation Bible School and Kids Disciple Club August 1-4; Great Wolf Lodge trip for rising 6th-graders August 8-9.
- Staff positions available: FT Interim Director of Youth Ministry, FT Director of Housekeeping, PT Digital Media Coordinator. Although positions are not open to members, members are encouraged to refer qualified candidates. COVID vaccine required. 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, May 16-22
- Monthly Women’s Study, Sheroes: Discussion of Huldah. See Victoria Alexander’s video on the prophet on our YouTube channel. 2 pm on Zoom. Contact Yolanda Baxter for link.
- Lectio Divina: Led by Rev. David Partington on Zoom at 11 am. Contact David for link.
- Memorial service for Doris Bernhardt, 2 pm, sanctuary. Also on livestream here.
- Men’s Lectionary Bible Study, 7:30-8:30 am on Zoom. Contact Jack Harrington.
- Wonderful Wednesday Women’s Bible Study, 8:45 am on Zoom. Contact Betsy Harrington.
- Community Service Group, 10-11:45 am, Garden Room (Smith 124). Info: B.J. Williams (336-288-8601) or Hannah Britt (336-288-9289).
- Food Drive-By, 10 am to 2 pm on Elm Street in front of Redhead Hall. Sign up for a 2-hour shift under the tent.
- Lamentations care group, for those who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past year. 11 am, Myers Loyalty Room.
- Spiritus support group for those caring for a loved one with illness, disability, or mental health issues. 2 pm, Myers Loyalty Room.
- Underground Railroad tour with Max Carter! Everyone will gather at the New Garden Friends Meeting (801 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410) at 3 pm for a time of learning and fellowship. Info: Frank Dew.
- StepUp Greensboro Open House: Celebrating their new home with us, first floor of Mullin Life Center (entrance from Elm Street). 5-6:30 pm, with remarks at 5:30 pm.
- Triad Career Network, 9-10:30 am on Zoom. Connects professional people with employers who need their skills. Learn more here. FPC members can also share their leads and job openings with the network.
- Paisley Travelers meet at Blandwood Mansion for a unique tour of the exhibit New Perspectives on Thomas Day – pairing furniture by North Carolina’s Free Black Master Craftsman with contemporary pieces from Governor Morehead’s Blandwood. Tour begins at 11 am. Lunch and fellowship will follow at Mediterraneo. Museum admission is $8, paid individually by cash, credit card or check upon arrival. Lunch paid individually. Info: Vicky Hooks, email@example.com or 803.236.8597
- Thank God on Friday: A one-minute video devotional with Jill Duffield.
- Memorial service for Peggy McCord, 11 am, sanctuary.
- Gate City Voices: This new choral group will combine with Bel Canto for this concert. The inaugural performance will feature Louis Vierne’s Messe solennelle (Solemn Mass) in C-sharp minor, for choir and two organs; Eric Woflgang Korngold’s Passover Psalm, a hymn to Hebrew prayers from the Haggadah; and Margaret Bonds’ Credo, a powerful cry for equality based on W.E.B. Du Bois’ prose poem. Saturday, May 21, at 8 pm and Monday, May 23, at 7:30 pm. The group requires proof of full vaccination and masks. Ticket info: belcantocompany.com.
- Senior Sunday: Jill Duffield preaches 9 am Rejoice! and 11 am Sanctuary services. We will recognize our graduating seniors during worship. Scriptures: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5. The 11 am service will be livestreamed at fpcgreensboro.org. Worship seating is in every other pew; if we reach capacity, you are welcome to sit wherever there is space.
- Adult Faith Formation, 10 am:
- Moscow seminary professor, guest speaker. YMBC, Redhead Hall. Faithbuilders join with YMBC for May.
- Rachel Fitch leads discussion in the Agape Class, Garden Room.
- Member-led topics in the Commitment Class, Blair Hagan Room.
- Parables of Jesus – Seekers Class, M125 with conference call option. Contact Gerard Davidson.
- Young Adult Breakfast Fellowship at 10 in Solarium courtyard. Contact Matt Logan.
THE CHURCH ONLINE
Current coronavirus guidelines from our task force.
- Elementary fellowship on the Elm Street Prayground, 10 am
More to know
- The latest family e-news.
- Join the First Pres Parents Facebook group
- Contact Lisa Witherspoon
- Videos & more for children in our Digital Formation Library
- Senior Sunday. Breakfast in the Solarium with a slideshow and recognition in worship. Contact Yolanda Baxter.
- Great Wolf Lodge in August for rising 6th-graders, here.