What a full weekend we have ahead!
Movie night tomorrow on the lawn and a Sunday filled with worship with communion, our monthly food drive, and then the Greater Greensboro CROP Walk in the afternoon! AWESOME!

As I'm writing this, I have just wrapped up a week full of Zoom meeting with the Executive and Coordinating Councils of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) - an organization of which I have been a part for over a decade and who have entrusted me to lead them as their President in the upcoming years. Our time together included difficult discussion about many different facets of the organization and the ways that it does things but, overall, had a feeling of warmth and gratitude. As we concluded with reflection during worship, one of the Council members wrote in the group chat that she did not feel welcomed and had been struggling all week to feel a part of the Council and larger organization.
My heart sank. Upon further conversation with others who have been on the Council longer than I, I found the reasons why she may be feeling that way - coming into leadership mid-year, only meeting on Zoom, and other notes were made about why she may be feeling this way. But it had me thinking - I'm newer to the Council than this person, so her feelings are not my burden to carry...or are they?

As we conclude our "Welcome All" worship series this Sunday, we will examine hard questions about what welcome can mean to people, both in positive and less-than-positive ways.
How might we all be responsible - each in our own way - to creating a truly welcoming environment for everyone we encounter? Is it as easy - or as difficult - as it sounds? I look forward to reflecting with you in worship and in the Education Hour immediately following worship this Sunday. During worship, we will also celebrate World Communion Sunday and welcome back former organist John Fair for music leadership. A full Sunday if you throw in the Food Drive and CROP Walk as well!

I hope to see you Saturday night for our movie - I encourage you to invite a friend!

Pastor Kathryn
Sunday (Virtual) Worship Information

Sunday worship is in person, but will continue to be available though Facebook Live and Zoom.

Worshipping via Zoom allows for worship participants to, at the least, see each other during worship, should a participant join through computer. Zoom also allows for worship participants to join by phone, should they not have access to a computer.

To join by phone, call: (646)558-8656

When you dial in you will be asked for a meeting ID number: enter 847 7231 7808The password is: 658602Depending on the time you dial in, you may not hear anything to start with. When the Prelude begins, you will hear audio.

To access worship by Zoom via computer, please click here.

(If you'd prefer to access the worship service through the Zoom website, please enter Meeting ID 847 7231 7808 - the password is: 658602.)

To access worship by Facebook Live, please click here.

Don't forget - you can access this week's bulletin via the church's website or by clicking here.
The Fellowship Family is always looking for new members – and its next new member class is forming to start in October! If you are here, then you are already considered a part of the Family. However, if you are interested in learning more about officially being part of the Fellowship Family, please talk to Pastor Kathryn or to the someone at the Information Table.

Congratulations to Lee Wineholt for winning the FPC Tumbler from the Outreach Committee!

The Outreach Committee will be drawing another winner in October, so you are encouraged to keep filling out the online Fellowship Pad each Sunday during worship!
The Congregational Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the next class of Ruling Elders to serve on FPC’s Session and requests the help of the Fellowship family. All are asked to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider sharing nominations for the future leadership of our congregation. 

If you know of a member of the Fellowship Family that you think would serve well in this way, please click here. The Committee welcomes you to also self-refer, should you feel called to do so.
Volunteer with Applewood, Backpack Beginnings,
and Greensboro Housing Authority!
Fellowship has started an ongoing partnership between Backpack Beginnings, Greensboro Housing Authority, and The Applewood Community. Please contact Mary Howe to sign up: maryhowe0712@gmail.com or call/text at 336-698-6541. Please click here to sign up. 
Wondering what to do with all of those grocery shopping bags? The Missions committee will be collecting “gently used” plastic grocery bags for Backpack Beginnings. Please bring any you don’t use to church with you, leaving them on the Missions table in the Dogwood Lobby closest to the double doors leading towards the classrooms.
October 2: Movie on the Lawn!
Guests will be provided with hot dogs, chips, drink, and popcorn. You bring a blanket or chair and enjoy Disney's Ratatouille outside on the lawn! Event starts at 6:30 with the movie starting as soon as the movie can be seen on the screen (approximately 7 pm). Enjoy a night together as a Fellowship Family under the stars! Bring a friend!
Urban Ministries Food Drive & Pennies for Hunger Collection: Fellowship’s next Food Drive is this Sunday, October 3rd, following worship until noon. 
Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!
The Programs Committee is planning some upcoming events, so mark your calendars!
  • November 12-13: Woodridge Craft Fair and Holiday Café – the craft show and café is back! (Look for more details in upcoming emails.)
  • December 11: Caroling and Campbell Open House – Details to come!
Greater Greensboro CROP Walk - October 3, 2021
Join Pastor Kathryn and members of the Mission Committee this Sunday, October 3, at 2pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to join others in the Greensboro community for the 41st Annual Greater Greensboro CROP Walk. The walk begins at 2:30 pm and supports Church World Service and Greensboro Urban Ministries in helping to put an end to hunger. Fellowship walkers are encouraged to meet at the church at 1:30 to head over to the Coliseum together so we can walk together.

The collective group is looking for sponsors - if you would like to donate to support those walking, please contact Tom Harrison or stop by the CROP Walk table in the Dogwood Lobby. Due to a number of events going on at the Coliseum, if you don’t have something indicating you are participating in the Walk you will be charged for parking.
Women’s Bible Study returns
this Tuesday, October 5,
at 6:30pm on Zoom
The upcoming Women’s Bible study is on the book of Galatians. Participants who purchased Interpretation Bible Studies: Philippians and Galatians in the spring are all set for the study this fall. Those who were unable to attend the spring bible study but would like to join the fall series, the book can be purchased from the Cokesbury website (cokesbury.com) for $11.79 plus shipping or from Amazon for $13.00 with free shipping for Prime members. There is also an e-book option available for $8.80 from Amazon. The 6-session study begins on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30pm on Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided in another email closer to our meeting times.
Fellowship Presbyterian has online giving available through the Presbyterian Foundation.

Click this link to be taken to the online donations page.
Congregational Cares and Concerns
  • Andy Delafield underwent ear surgery this week.
  • Blake Tickle and his family grieve the death of Blake’s father’s first cousin, John Mark Riggs, of COVID last week.
  • Mary Howe requests prayer for her brother-in-law, Bryan Revels, whom we have been praying for since his brain surgery last spring. Bryan continues to be hospitalized at Cone Hospital where he continues to be cared for.
  • Ann & Joel Long seek prayers for their daughter-in-law, Ashley Long, who has been diagnosed with multiple ailments. Currently, her iron levels are drastically low and had blood transfusions late this past week. Joel and Ann are with them and are keeping their grandchild while Zack tends to his wife’s needs.
  • Helen Rogers’ grandson, Jesse, need our prayers as he lives near the California wildfires.
  • Prayers for our homebound: Ruth Trace and Lea Groves.
  • Continued prayers for our church members: Donna, Katie & the Steele family, John Meyler, Nancy Baughman, Bruce Weaver, Marjorie Van Horn
  • Continued prayers for the family and friends of our congregation: Libby Ansel (Lesa Layno’s sister), Art Herron (Peggy Koppel’s neighbor), Kaitlin Jacobs (friend of the congregation), Gail Keefe (John Archambault’s colleague), John Fair (FPC’s former organist), Joyce Berger (Kandee’s mother),  Ed & Rachel Kershner (Linda Kershner's son and granddaughter), Gwen Flowers & her family (Linda Ueland’s sister), Dorothy & Edward Archambault (John Archambault’s parents), Ruth Steele (Ned Steele’s mother), Roe Roe Tucker (friend of Lesa & Charles Layno), Arch Gravely (Peggy Koppel’s cousin), Tim King family, Phyllis King’s son. 

If you have any additional prayer concerns,
please contact Linda Ueland (336-314-5481)
or call Martha at the church (336-288-5177).
This Week’s Events

  • October 3:
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, and Zoom
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: Education for All (Adult Education – Library)
  • After worship until noon: Food Drive for Greensboro Urban Ministries and
  • Pennies for Hunger offering collection for Salem Presbytery
  • 2:30pm: Greater Greensboro CROP Walk, Greensboro Coliseum
  • October 4:
  • 6pm: Outreach Committee via Zoom
  • 7:30pm: Worship Committee via Zoom
  • October 5: 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study via Zoom
  • October 6:
  • 7am: Men's Coffee Klatch @ Panera Bread (Lawndale)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
  • October 7:
  • 9:30 am and 1:30pm: Meyer Oil Studio in the Fellowship Hall
  • 1pm: Bridge in the Parlor
  • 7pm: Fellowship Book Club via Zoom
  • October 10:
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, and Zoom
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: Education for All
  • 3pm: Ordination Service of Austin Blake Tickle – in-person (with masks) and on Facebook Live