Weekly News & Updates

April 21, 2024

Worship This Sunday

April 21, 2024

10:00 am in the Sanctuary

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Worship Info


  • "Who Tells Your Story?" April Martin, preaching

Scripture Readings:

  • Amos 7:10-15


  • Morning Has Broken
  • I Love to Tell the Story
  • Christ Is Coming!

I have been thinking so much about the ways that the church can help nurture our faith—for all ages.

In the coming weeks, we will baptize precious children of God.  We will welcome new members. We will worship on Pentecost Sunday (May 19) with our youth leading worship—the Spirit will move indeed!

We will be celebrating our high school senior youth with a special brunch.

We will commission ​MANY members and friends for participation in all sorts of summer faith experiences.

It is an honor and call to be part of the Christian nurture of God's children.

This Sunday, April 21 we welcome April Martin as our guest preacher. April is pursuing her Master of Divinity degree and is on staff at Shandon Presbyterian in Columbia, SC as Pastoral Associate for Youth and Young Adults. She is a professional opera singer. She is an amazing human. April grew up at First Presbyterian and it is a gift to have her return to preach.

How were you nurtured in your faith as you grew up? Who were important people or what were special experiences in your faith story?

We'll see you on Sunday morning to continue nurturing one another in faith.



News and Events

The Furniture Ministry had a fun and fabulous workday last Saturday. Forty loyal and energetic First Presbyterian servants turned out on a beautiful Saturday morning and delivered furniture to nine individuals and families and picked up much-needed donations from four other homes. In the warehouse, a small mountain of linens was sorted, bundled and shelved. Many, many thanks to all who participated and all who support this ministry in donations and prayers. Already this year, our congregation has helped 60 individuals and families in need. It is amazing what God is doing through us here at FPC!

Opportunities to serve in June include the annual Don’t Trash It! linen collection campaign from Elon University beginning May 15 and helping with the pick up of beds and dressers that Elon is donating in late May and early June. Watch for more information about both. In addition, a “mini-workday” is happening every Monday afternoon from 1-4 pm in the warehouse and all are welcome to come and help. Call 336-212-2937 if your wish more information.

Small Groups are back! After the very successful initial small group gatherings earlier in the year, we are so excited that they are back! Follow the links below to the Small Group website for descriptions of offerings, and/or to register. Please note that some of the small groups do have limits on the number of participants.

Read About Small Group Opportunities Here
Register for Small Groups Here

Explore FPC

All visitors are invited to join the FPC staff and New Member Team this Sunday (April 21) at 11:15 a.m. in the Witherspoon Room to learn more about FPC. This is a great way to get to know one another, the FPC program staff and to learn more about ways to connect with the congregation. A light brunch will be provided.

If you haven't registered yet but plan to join us, please touch base with Carrie Tuttle ctuttle@fpcburlington.org.

Save the Date for lunches with the FPC program staff!

The Village at Brookwood—Wednesday, May 1 at 12:00 noon in the Village dining room

Twin Lakes—Thursday, May 2 at 12:00 noon at the Terrace

*Invitations will be coming soon, but please make sure that you get this on your calendar!

Please join us for the first gathering of the Salty Saints, a fellowship opportunity for those 60(ish) to 80 (ish). We will meet at Mini Dingo on Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 (111 E. Front St.) to reconnect with old friends and maybe make some new ones. Please bring your ideas as we explore opportunities for fellowship, food, and service with the Salty Saints of FPC!

Questions? Touch base with Wendy Lunsford, Gayle Gunn, or Penny Lewis.

Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County Hosts 26th Annual Herb Festival

The 26th Annual Herb Festival Fundraiser is scheduled for April 25 - 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 508 W. Davis St. in Burlington. We will be selling certified organic herbs, beautiful annuals, perennials, vegetable and heirloom tomato plants, and there will be vendors of specialty items as well. Join us Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a Garden Party Celebration & Preview Shopping, tickets are $30.00 (include food, beverage, and first-pick Shopping). Tickets are available for purchase through our website www.wrcac.org/herb-festival/ or at the door. Festival admission will be $5.00 on Friday and Saturday morning. Hours on Friday are 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover are accepted. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County. 

VBS Volunteers Needed

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner - June 17-20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. - and it is time to get our volunteers lined up. If you are able to assist with VBS in any of these ways, please let Charlotte Nance-Allbright know (callbright@fpcburlington.org or 336-228-1703 x 223).

Shepherd a group (guide the children from one room to the other);

Decorating (vision for what the spaces could be, assist with getting supplies, help on decorating day);

Shepherd/Driver for Mission Mania group.

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

Join the class at 9:00 a.m. in the John Knox Room as they explore the spiritual novel, Burning Faith, with its author, Chip Bristol. It is a tale about a church that burns on Christmas morning and how the people find their faith without a building. An allegory, Burning Faith speaks to the nature of the spiritual journey as well as what it means to be the church. Books are available for purchase ($20) in the church office.

Join the class at 9:00 a.m. in Room 228 for a study based on the book Thoughtful Christianity by Ben Daniel.

Access to the Luke Bible Study Here

Mission News

Click Here for Info and for Tickets to the Mother's Day Picnic at Benevolence Farm

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.

FPC Walk & Talk Continues each Tuesday Morning

Come join us for Walk & Talk ever Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Spring is in the air, folks and it is time to get back in the swing of our Tuesday morning walks together!

We will meet on the steps outside the chapel if it is above 40 degrees. If it’s raining we’ll meet in the black and white hallway.

This is wonderful low-key fellowship time!

Questions? Contact Carrie Tuttle


Concerns and Celebrations

Laura Skow - Peak Resources

Jeanette Newlin - broken arm (no phone calls, cards ok)

Catherine Matthews—recovering from hip surgery

Letty Nance (Charlotte Nance-Allbright’s mother) - Achilles heel surgery on 4/18

Andrews Elementary Families- many dealing with issues with home situations

On-Going Prayer Concerns…

Lisa Lipscomb- daughter of Eddie Lee Lipscomb - Health concerns

Paul Williams- brother of Joan Grady - Cancer surgery

Keith 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

Mack Lackey - Hospice

Barbara Rinker

Jo Birta Feroe- Blakey Hall

Racine Rice

Laurie / Trevor Downs

Annette Jeffers

Congratulations to Christopher and Katherine Miller on the birth of a son, Collin Edward Tate Miller, born April 10, 2024. Grandparents are Denny and Cynthia Tate.

 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 April 19-21 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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