Weekly News & Updates

February 16, 2024

What a great Sunday! The energy was palpable in the most wonderful of ways - worship was rich as we celebrated Transfiguration Sunday. The light followed everyone into the Fellowship Hall for the Chili and Dessert Cookoff! It was a great day - thank you to the Church Life Ministry Team for their efforts in putting it all together and to each of you that brought food for sharing. Can't wait to see what next year has in store!

Last night, some of us gathered in the Sanctuary to mark the start of the Lenten Season with our Ash Wednesday service. I continue to be blown away by the ways that the Holy Spirit is at work in those services; while there may be fewer people, that doesn't change its impact.

I look forward to this Sunday when we will continue our Lenten sermon series called Wandering Heart, which was produced by a great ministry called A Sanctified Art. Providing a framework for our 40-day journey, we will walk with the Apostle Peter while using phrases from the hymn, Come Thou Fount. More of the devotionals and daily prayer cards are available in the Dogwood Lobby for those who are seeking them - if you are out-of-town and unable to pick one up on your own, please email me and I'm happy to get one in the mail for you.

Following the service, the congregation and the corporation will present its Annual Congregational Meeting. We have some wonderful plans being made that I look forward to sharing, as well as giving you the great news of our financial picture from the end of last year and looking into this year.

Please be sure to read the information below about the upcoming Wednesday Wisdom and Saturday Something.

I look forward to seeing you Sunday, if not before!

With joy and gratitude,

Pastor Kathryn

In This Issue...

  • Worship: Upcoming Worship Services
  • Church Life: Brunch Buddies, Chili Cookoff, and more!
  • Congregational Care: Prayer List and Birthdays
  • Community Happenings: Zumba Class & Community Bridge
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Worship & Music Highlights

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Wandering Heart: A Lenten Journey

The Lenten Journey began earlier this week and continues this Sunday with the theme Wandering Heart - a series that follows the Apostle Peter as he navigates his walk with Christ. Using weekly themes from the hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing", we also will be able to examine our walk with Christ with images and poetry created by A Sanctified Art. Hope to see you Sunday in worship, whether in-person or online.

Mission Ministry Team Highlights

Hope Fest 4 Hunger THIS Sunday

Greensboro Urban Ministry and A Simple Gesture, two organizations that FPC support, are teaming up for an event called Hope Fest 4 Hunger this Sunday, February 18, starting at 2pm at the Carolina Theatre (310 S. Greene St.). The event includes a multicultural dance festival, online auction, and 50/50 cash raffle. For more information, please visit their website.

Update on GCS Stop Program

The Missions Ministry Team has decided to conclude its support of the GCS Stop program through collection of used laundry detergent bottles. Please recycle them at home, as the Missions Ministry Team will do with the ones that are currently at the church. Thank you.

Mary's Blessing Bags Need Socks AND Help Packing Bags on February 25

The Missions Ministry Team (MMT) is packing Mary's Blessing Bags after worship on February 25 and would love you to be involved! They will then be distributed on March 3 at 7:30am if you would like to assist with that as well. MMT is still seeking sock donations for our unhoused neighbors - mainly men's socks are needed, but some women's socks as well. Please let Judy Meyler or Mimi Carter know, via text, if you want to join them downtown on March 3. Thanks, in advance, for your support!

Red Cross Blood Drive

The church will be hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, March 13, from 12:30 to 4:30pm. Visit the website to schedule your appointment.

Support Backpack Beginnings

Wondering what to do with all of those grocery shopping bags? The Missions Ministry Team collects “gently used” plastic grocery bags for Backpack Beginnings. Please bring any you don’t use to church with you, leaving them in the marked box in the Dogwood Lobby closest to the double doors leading towards the classrooms.

Church Life Ministry Team Highlights

Wednesday Wisdom & Saturday Somethings!

Mark your calendars for an amazing two-part event taking place: on Wednesday, March 6, we will hear from a rep from the International Civil Rights Museum and then, on Saturday, March 9, participants will tour the Museum followed by lunch catered by the Magnolia House. For more details, please contact Blaze Hayes.

Women's Bible Study Continues

The Women's Bible Study continues Tuesday, February 20, at 6:30pm. It's not too late to join! The study, entitled, Into the Light Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament is $10 for the book. Please contact Mimi Carter if you would like a book or information about joining the Zoom study.

Congregational Care Ministry Team Highlights

Prayer List - Click Here

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

If you have any prayer concerns or celebrations to add or know someone who is well enough to come off of the list, please contact your Congregational Care Ministry Team Captain or the Ministry Team’s chair, Carol Morgan, or the Ministry Team's elder, Nancy Hull.

Not sure of who is your CCMT Captain? Click here to find out.

February Birthdays!

Check out those of our Fellowship Family that have birthdays in February and be sure to reach out to help them celebrate!

Community Happenings @ FPC

Zumba Classes @ FPC!

Zumba with Heather takes place on Tuesdays. starting at 5:45pm in the Fellowship Hall. Each drop-in class is $5. No reservations necessary!

Want to Play Bridge?

Did you know the church hosts multiple bridge opportunities throughout the week? For more information, please contact Peter or visit the American Contract Bridge League website.

Click Here for the Church Calendar - both FPC & Happenings in the Building

Congregational Leadership

Fellowship Presbyterian Church

2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410



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