March 11-17
20/20 Vision Update
Goals Established for a Revised Building Program | February 2019
Session approved a new set of goals for a revised building program in its February Meeting.

Please read more about this Facility Master Plan update.
Lent & Easter
Strangers in a Strange Land
The Church in an Age of Exile
Sermon Series | March 10-April 21
March 17 | "Flourishing in Exile" | Jeremiah 2
Youth Sunday
Youth Choir & Youth Ringers at 11am Worship
Lent Small Group
Consider joining one of our short-term small groups, designed to engage deeply with Scripture and with each other as we examine exile through the lens of our current context. And join us also for worship each Sunday as we seek to find our home first and most profoundly with God."
2019 Lenten Devotional
Devotionals will be available in booklet form at Welcome Desks on March 10 or you may sign up to receive daily emails. Daily emails begin March 10 and end April 21.
Holy Week Workshop & Dinner
Sunday, April 7 | 5-6pm | Fellowship Hall (yes, it is a week before Holy Week so we don't collide with Spring Break)
At the workshop, we’ll make interactive Resurrection Gardens (& other activities) designed to share the love of Jesus, a short time of celebrating together, and dinner. For more details, click here .
Holy Week | April 14-21
Palm Sunday | April 14
8:45am Worship, Sanctuary & 11am Worship, Worship Center
Wednesday, April 17  | No WNL (spring break; Holy Week)
Maundy Thursday Service | April 18 | 7pm, Sanctuary Service includes special music and Communion | Childcare (birth-preK) available
Good Friday | April 19 | Stations of the Cross
Easter Sunday | April 21
 8:45 am Worship, Sanctuary
10am Community Celebration in Fellowship Hall
11am Worship, Worship Center
*Bring a fresh flower to place on the Easter Cross
Childcare (birth-preK) available during both services; No Children’s Church during worship | No Sunday School or Childcare during Community Time
Honor or Remember a loved one at Easter
Honor or remember a loved one at Easter by purchasing an Easter lily or by making a donation to City with Dwellings .  Order forms can be found at Welcome Centers or online . Please order by April 8.
Retreats
Men's Retreat
March 22-23, 2019 Laurel Ridge, NC
This year's speaker will be Andy Hamer , pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church and former staff member of First Pres. Andy has shared a video that gives a glimpse into what we will get into.   Watch the video
 For more retreat details: click here .
Lenten Day Apart Retreat | April 6 at First Pres | 9:30am-3:30pm
Has the idea of settling down in solitude, creating space to be with the Lord, been whispering to you?  
Contact Amy Carlan to register.
Worship & Sunday School
Youth Sunday | March 17
Middle and High school students! Interested in helping lead our Youth Sunday service? We have a spot for you! This is a great chance to lead our congregation in worshipping the living God. We are looking for ushers, greeters, and up front leaders for liturgy and Scripture reading. Please contact Johnson for more information. 
Wednesday Night Live
5:15pm Wed Night Dinner
Dinner for March 13: c hicken and rice casserole, veggies, salad bar & dessert | Kids: chicken strips & noodles
6:30pm Programming
For details about the schedule, special dates, program locations and to rsvp for dinner, click here.
First Pres Community
Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra Spring Tour 2019
TONIGHT!! Monday, March 11 at 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, Worship Center
Playing the momentous Beethoven's 5th Symphony and other works such as Respighi's Foundations of Rome, Misook Kim's The Awakening & Michael Abels' Urban Legends
Community Resources Card and Tips for using the card
Pastor Tim Norton shares important tips for the Community Resources Card for our neighbors experiencing homelessness in Winston-Salem. Contact Tim Norton with questions.
We are hiring! Part-time, Youth Ministry Administrator
The youth ministry is looking for a part-time (30/hours a week) administrator. This position would involve assisting in communications to staff, volunteers, and students and assisting the youth staff in logistical planning for upcoming programs and events . Click here for more info. Contact Davin Thomsen Tang with questions.
Congratulations!
-to Marie and Michael Gendy on the birth of their grandson, Everette Micah Ford on February 21.

-to  Valerie and Brad Millsaps on the birth of their grandson, Luke Harris Milsaps on March 3.

-to Whitney and Eric Robinette on the birth of their son,
Preston John Robinette on March 6.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
March 11 | Lucy Mehaffey, Tom Moore, Bradley Morton, Harold Brown
March 12 | Jeremia Siahaan, Annalyn Woody
March 13 | Martha Hartgrove, Robbie Powers, Hollis Daniel, Beverly Davis, Jada Welch
March 14 | Mike Ford, Martha Lowry, Adam Parks, Mason Winter, Wyatt Evans, Jean Munn
March 15 | Duncan Meyer, Chad Huskey, Avery Marlowe-Rogers, Allysen Mahaffey, Jordan Burleson, Lauren Sytz, Grace West, Joyce Comerford, Trey Craig, Stuart Chamberlin, Ebie Schutt
March 16 | Daisie Stewart, Kim Powers, Charles Paul, Earl Welch, Katherine Atala, Phil Payne, Cole Pollock, Thomas Boone
March 17 | Maddie Tise, Rick McBride, Julie Groves, Ginny Hunter, Hardt Bing

March 18 | Forrest Childers, Kevin Burke, Maredith Whitney, Thomas Yow,
Eleanor Smith
March 19 | Daniel Bryant, Becky Faircloth
March 20 | Edye Swab, Alan Kenny, Luke Robinson, Kyleigh Berube
March 21 | Leanne Irwin, Steve Harris, Sam Adams, Sophie Potts, Carrie Earehart, Will Hundley, Morgan Lewis
March 22 | Jason Whalen, Natalie Ellis
March 23 | Elizabeth Youssef, Aaron Gurley, Mike Huffman, Shelby Brice, Susan Bumgarner, Aila Nano
March 24 | Edie Waterer, Chrissy Gallaher, Karen Taylor, Eric Orgain, Quad Quadland, Barbara Jessup, Kelly Moser, Maurice Fox
Our Condolences
To the Gatlin family on the passing of Nancy Gatlin on February 20.
Summer Intern Cohort
The Summer Intern Cohort is a 10-week holistic ministry experience for college or grad students.
Programming
Prime Timers | Monday, March 18 at 12pm
Our speaker will be Molly Rawls, photo archivist for the WSFC Public Library. Come and enjoy a delightful and informative talk and a delicious meal. Crisis Control, Gift of the Month is toilet tissue. RSVP to 336-723-1621 x221
Missional Partnerships
Overflow Shelter
We need you! We have open slots for the season. Sign up for a volunteer slot at the Overflow Shelter!
Volunteers needed to help with refugee children
We have a critical need for volunteers to care for adorable refugee children at the Diamondback Ridge apartments complex on Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30 while their parents participate in English class. For more information contact Janet Ray.
Gift of the Month
March is toilet tissue

Collection bins are available in
Welcome Centers
Stay Connected
First Presbyterian Church
300 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-723-1621
Office Hours | Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm