Weekly News & Updates

March 24, 2024

Worship This Sunday

March 24, 2024

10:00 am in the Sanctuary

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Worship Info

Sermon Title:

  • "A Slow Invasion", Rev. Dr. Ed McLeod, preaching

Scripture Readings:

  • Luke 19:28-40
  • Psalm 118:19-29
  • Zechariah 9:9-10
  • Mark 11:1-11


  • All Glory, Laud and Honor
  • Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun
  • Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

A Poem for Holy Week

My song is love unknown, my Savior's love to me,

love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be.

O who am I that for my sake

my Lord should take frail flesh, and die?

He came from heaven’s throne salvation to bestow;

the world that was his own would not its Savior know.

But O my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need his life did spend!

Sometimes we strew his way, and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the day hosannas to our King.

Then "Crucify!" is all our breath,

and for his death we thirst and cry.

Unheeding, we will have our dear Lord made away,

a murderer to save, the prince of life to slay.

Yet steadfast he to suffering goes,

that he his foes from thence might free.

Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine:

never was love, dear King, never was grief like thine.

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.

               -Samuel Crossman (1624-1683)

Lent / Easter 2024


Easter Activities for Children

PreK to 5th grade age children are invited to come to Room 224 from 9:00-9:40 a.m. for a special Easter Sunday class. At 9:40 a.m., children and families will walk to the front lawn for Butterfly Release. After Story Telling (during the 10:00 a.m. worship), children will go on an Alleluia Egg Hunt to find the Alleluia they hid at the beginning of Lent. Parents/Grandparents are needed to help hide eggs prior to worship. Please let Charlotte Nance-Allbright know if you are able to help (callbright@fpcburlington.org).

Easter Sunday Annual Butterfly Release

The Children's Ministry Team will host the annual Butterfly Release on the front lawn at the flowering cross at 9:45 a.m. (weather permitting). All are invited to join us as we celebrate the resurrection through the symbolism of the butterfly.

You are invited to an Easter Event at Benevolence Farm, one of our community partners. A great way to love our neighbors. #Matthew25

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News and Events

PW Missions Lunch - March 18, 2024

Click Here for More Pictures from the PW Mission's Lunch

One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering

One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering of the PC(USA) will be received Sunday, March 31.

Millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope. As a Matthew 25 church, we engage in ways to love our neighbor. Giving to the OGHS is one way to live into the Matthew 25 vision. Please consider how God is calling you to give to this Special Offering. Looking for unique way to collect for this offering? Grab a Sharing Calendar and Fish Box from the Welcome Center or Church Office when you get your Lenten Devotional Resources.

From our community partner, CrossRoads:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention Month. As the Service Provider for Survivors of sexual violence and child maltreatment in Alamance and Caswell, and the Service Provider for child maltreatment in Person County, CrossRoads has been working with partners across all three counties to plan events that will be bring awareness to the communities we serve. CrossRoads will be starting the month off with a Ribbon Tying event on Wednesday, April 3rd, in recognition of Start by Believing Day and we hope you will join us in letting Survivors know, we believe!


What goes good with fellowship, food, and service? You got it, a “Salty Saint”! First Presbyterian Church has many opportunities for fellowship, food and service. We have Take Root, The Pointe, The John Knox Fellowship, The Enrichment Class, The Furniture Ministry, and the Lunch Bunch Book Club just to mention a few.

NOW, we are announcing the formation of the Salty Saints. Those of you at that RIPE age of sixty to eighty (60-80) be on the lookout for a time in the near future to gather …………. FELLOWSHIP, BREAK BREAD AND SERVE. You do not not want to miss this exciting adventure with your FAITH FAMILY.

More information coming in April. Questions? Touch base with Wendy Lunsford, Gayle Gunn, or Penny Lewis.

Sign Up for Ushers Guild 2024

Please contact John Walton (336) 263-6512 or waltonjohn518@gmail.com for more information. SIGN UP HERE!

Flower Donation Form 2024

Please use the form to donate flowers for worship in the sanctuary. ACCESS THE FORM HERE

Faith Formation

Access to the Luke Bible Study Here


Zoom Link for Enrichment Class

Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell is the University Chaplain and Dean of Multifaith Engagement at Elon University. Prior to this appointment, she has served as Associate Dean of Student Support Services and Associate Chaplain at Brown University, the Chaplain to the Institute and Director of the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Director of Operations for The International Association of Black Religions and Spiritualities, at the University of Chicago. Rev. Boswell also served in congregational ministry for almost two decades. Rev. Dr. Boswell completed her undergraduate work at The University of Virginia and holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Doctorate (PhD) in Anthropology and Sociology of Religion from The University of Chicago. Her recently completed doctoral dissertation focuses on self-identity, belonging, and bias within the context of religious community. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Rev. Boswell has lived in the UK, and in various parts of the United States, but her family of three children and two dogs now calls Burlington, NC home.

Take Root Series

Bible Studies for Grown-Ups

Reading Scripture With New Eyes

In Bible Stories for Grown-Ups: Reading Scripture with New Eyes pastor Josh Scott looks at familiar Bible stories and reveals new details and interpretations for an adult audience. This six-week Bible study will consider stories many read as children including Noah's Ark, the binding of Isaac, Jonah and the big fish, Jesus and Zacchaeus, Jesus healing a blind man, and the parable of the talents. Scott reimagines these stories and opens new visions for readers to understand well known pieces of Scripture in our current cultural environment.

Take Root meets in Room 203.

Mission News

The Food Pantry

Please bring non-perishable foods for the Food Pantry. Drop them off in the collection bins outside the CDC entry anytime during the week or when you come to worship on Sunday morning.

Mission Trip Interest Meeting

Disaster Response Mission Trip interest meeting Sunday, April 14 at 11:15 a.m. in the Witherspoon Room. As followers of Christ, we are called into action, to share the love of God wither others, and to be the hands and feet of Christ in a hurting world. One way to live into this call is to join the ministry of disaster response. Adults who would like to be part of a planning and work team traveling to an area recovering from disaster in NC or surrounding states, join Paul Reeves and Charlotte Nance-Allbright after worship on April 14 for more conversation.

FPC Walk & Talk Continues each Tuesday Morning Unless it Rains or the Temperature is below 32 degrees!

If it is above 32 degrees and DRY, we'll walk outside.

If it is raining or super cold and windy, we'll walk in the FPC building!

The group gathers in the black and white hallway at the CDC entrance right at 8:00 a.m.

Questions? Contact Carrie Tuttle


Concerns and Celebrations

Jo Birta Feroe- Blakey Hall- 501 Blakey Hall Lane Room 203 Elon, NC 27244

Barbara Rinker - Twin Lakes/Coble Creek

Laura Skow - Peak Resources

Tennessee Shipman - Mother of Virginia Wilburn - ARMC

Andrews Elementary Families- many dealing with issues with home situations

On-Going Prayer Concerns…

Keith and Mary Lou Massie

Marion Stadler

Diane Barnwell

Elsie West

Fred Sisley

Dean Vaughn

Kelly / Jonathan Glenn

Barbara Higgs

Kathy/Peter Johnson

Sue McCrone-Bradshaw

Bob Ellis Family

Perry Cornelius

Joyce Harkey

Mildred Massengill

Racine Rice

Patty Roberts Temples

Laurie / Trevor Downs

Frank Longest

Christian sympathy is expressed to Sandra Elder Harper and family at the death of her sister, Gail Elder Harden, on March 1, 2024 in Darien, Connecticut. A service will be held in the sanctuary on March 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

 Please note: 

Requests for prayer are intended to be private and confidential. Please be respectful of the privacy of those on the list. When in doubt, please consult with one of the pastors.


If you would like to have your name taken off the prayer list or added, please contact

Carrie Tuttle ctuttle@fpcburlington.org.

Pastor on Call March 22-24 Carrie Tuttle 336.708.0451

Church Business and Finance

Financials & Meeting Minutes 

Click here to view the January 2024 Financial Statement

Click here to view the January and February Session Minutes

Pledge & Give 

You may give through our online platform Tithely here or mail your contribution to the church office: 508 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215. Thank you for your support!

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