Sunday, September 12, 2021
In-Person Worship Services at
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. service will be live streamed

Call 888-969-5508 to listen to the service

Dear Friends,

As you know by now, Carrie Tuttle is taking family medical leave for the next couple of months. Please continue to pray for Heath as he begins to receive a stronger version of chemotherapy this week. Also remember Carrie, Chris, Ella Brooks and Wilson. You have all been incredible about sending your notes and cards and gift cards! You are an amazing community of faith. Keep up the good work!
While Carrie is away, the Reverend Amanda Covington Anderson will be serving as our Interim Parish Associate. During September and October, she will be working ten hours per week in pastoral ministry. Amanda really needs no introduction to our church family. She has been a guest preacher and liturgist on many occasions and has taught regularly in our children and adult ministries. Amanda will typically work on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Amanda will be as liturgist in worship this Sunday. Please take a moment to thank her for stepping in and joining hands with us in pastoral leadership during this time.
Grace and peace,

Sunday, September 12
Two Worship Services Beginning September 12 
On Sunday, September 12, we will go back to our regular Sunday schedule with two worship services—one at 8:30 a.m. and the other at 11:00 a.m. Both of these services will be in the sanctuary. The 11:00 a.m. service will be live streamed.

Church Nursery is Available! 
Our youngest disciples (infants through 5 years old who have not yet started Kindergarten) are welcome to spend time in our tender loving childcare on Sunday morning. Childcare providers will be ready to receive children at 8:00 a.m. in Room 101 (CDC hallway). Masks required for all adults. Please provide snacks (no peanut products), drink, diapers, wipes, etc. Contact our Director of Christian Formation and Education or 336-228-1703 x 223 for more information about nursery care, COVID protocol, or directions to the nursery room.

Sunday, September 12 is a Pennies for Hunger Sunday
Your donation to Pennies for Hunger helps local organizations such as Allied Churches of Alamance County, Andrews Elementary Snack Pack Program, and Residential Treatment Services of Alamance, Inc. Please send your check or cash donation to the church office: Attn: Lacey Way, 508 W. Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215. 
News & Events
Song of Songs Bible Study Begins Tuesday, October 5
Dr. Ron Shive will be teaching three studies this fall on the Song of Songs.
For more information, visit our Adult Studies page. To register, call 336-228-1703 or email
September Lunch Bunch Book Club
Tuesday, September 14 at Noon via Zoom
The Silence of the Girls gives an ancient tale a brand new voice. Pat Barker brings Homer’s The Iliad to life through the lens of the women involved in the Trojan War. Briseis, only mentioned briefly in Homer’s epic, tells the story of the woman caught between two of the most powerful men in the Greek army, Agamemnon and Achilles. She in turn tells the story of a brutal war, mighty warriors, mythic gods, and the other women — concubines, nurses, prostitutes, and the women who lay out the dead — all female slaves with no voice or presence of their own. This book makes an ancient story come alive again.
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Art Exhibit in the Black & White Hallway
An art exhibit by Glenda Crawford, a member of our FPCB family, is available for you to enjoy during September and October in the black and white hallway (CDC entrance). Glenda Ward Crawford began formal training through study with artists in central North Carolina and has been enriched through plain air study in Provence and Tuscany. Glenda’s style is soft impression that combines brush and palette knife on linen canvas. She enjoys painting children at play, travel scenes and still life. Glenda paints predominantly through commissions ( Blogs that accompany many of the paintings reflect her artistic and spiritual journey. Her notecards are on sale for $10 and $20 outside the church office. Contact Glenda ( for more information. 

Ushers Guild
2021-2022 —

Small Group Inside Gatherings and Meetings at the Church may take place in person. Each meeting must be scheduled with Kathleen Seagroves in the church office (336-228-1703) and all established protocol followed, including social distancing and mask wearing.

2021 Flower Donations 
Thank you to all who have donated flowers for our Sunday worship services! Floral donations are offered on a first come/first serve basis. If you would like to reserve a Sunday, please complete and submit the form attached here to Kathleen Seagroves in the church office. Thank you in advance for your donation! 
Sunday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in person and live streamed from FPC website ( This service follows the Taizé tradition of community, meditation and reflection. Contemplative music, scripture, prayer and moments of silence will frame our worship as we gather “in community.” 

Men of the Church Oyster Roast & BBQ
We will gather on Saturday, October 30, at Hugh Cummings’s Farm (2609 Pitts Road, Elon) at 5:00 p.m. to watch college football and at 6:00 p.m. enjoy Hugh Cumming’s steamed oysters and Phil Langley’s BBQ. We will conclude the evening around 7:30 p.m. Bring a pair of gloves and shucking knife if you have one. You will greatly enjoy the time together and can’t beat the cost — $10 for oysters, BBQ, and beer and soft drinks! If you have questions, call Jerry Bailey (336-270-1442) or Hugh Cummings (336-260-8071).
Call the church office (336-228-1703) to make your reservation.

Civil Rights and Racial Justice Trip
A multi-racial group of 20 people from the Burlington area are planning a Civil Rights and Racial Justice trip in November.
Questions? CLICK HERE.
Contact Loy Campbell at or 540-250-2446.

Footsteps of Paul Trip
A trip to Turkey and Greece has been planned for October 16-31, 2022 by Dr. Ron Shive. The trip is limited to 20 people. Please contact the church office at 336-228-1703 for more information.

Faith Formation
Children’s Gathering and Choir, Sunday, September 12 at 4:45 p.m. on the South Patio
Children’s Ministry will kick off on Sunday, September 12 at 4:45 p.m. on the back lawn/patio area. Dress comfortable and wear shoes to run and play. After music with Mr. Murphy, we will have the first of our “Kid’s Club” events. Children will play fun outside games led by the Wellman family. Parents, grandparents and guardians will gather in the Witherspoon Room at 5:00 p.m. to learn more about our new Milestone Ministry (a celebration of faith milestones) and to paint the first milestone stones for your children. Nursery will be available so that parents of our youngest disciples may attend the Milestone info gathering. Contact Jill Fisher ( or Charlotte Nance-Allbright ( for more information about Children’s Ministry at FPCB.

Adult Classes starting in September:
  • All Adult Class — gather at 9:45 a.m. on September 12 in Calvin Hall for “Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living” led by Dr. Bruce Shields.   

  • The Enrichment Class have begun their gatherings via Zoom as of Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. Contact Jane Wellford ( or Catherine Matthews ( for more information or to receive the zoom link.

  • The PointJoin Charlotte Nance-Allbright in the Witherspooon Room at 5:00 p.m. on September 12 for intro to Milestone Ministry and to paint the first two milestone stones! 

  • Young Adults will being meeting on September 19 at 9:45 a.m. in Room 408 for fellowship and study led by Taylor Barner.  
For more information on Adult Studies, visit our website.

Youth Ministry
  • Middle and High School Groups, Sunday, September 12, 5:00 p.m. in Calvin Hall

  • Middle and High School Youth Supper, Sunday, September 12, 6:00 p.m. in Calvin Hall
Missions News
RTSA is Our Local Mission for September
Residential Treatment Services of Alamance County (RTSA)
During the month of September we will be collecting paper towels and toilet tissue for Residential Treatment Services of Alamance County. RTSA provides permanent residential care for adults with mental or physical limitations and a recovery home for homeless women recovering from substance abuse or mental health issues. Volunteers assist with gardening for permanent residents and fundraising for recovery home. Please bring your donations to the bin outside the CDC entrance.

Alamance County Community Remembrance Coalition
Join the FPC family in learning about the community organization Alamance County Community Remembrance Coalition. This event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. Our own Loy Campbell, along with LaShauna Austria, will lead us in a presentation and discussion about the work of the Coalition in affiliation with the Equal Justice Initiate. In keeping with our commitment as a Matthew 25 church to fight racism, we are called to learn more about this important initiative. For background information on this organization, read about it on our website. Please click here to register so we may send you the Zoom link.

Feed the Hungry
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. Thank you!
Concerns & Celebrations
Clara Lee Shive 
Bob Rice - Day surgery at ARMC on September 10
Diane Barnwell
Ellen Gensinger
Dean Vaughn
Jean Parsons
Jo Watts Williams
Don Bullis
Bill Rodgers
Jean Frissell - Hospice Care 
Herb Carmen - Hospice Home Room 12
Mabel Trollinger
Barbara Higgs 
Morgan Baker
Heath Tuttle
Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Helen DeVault Ogden – On Saturday, September 11, 11:00 a.m. there will be a service
in the columbarium for Helen Odgen. 
Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Edwin Benson Armstrong, Jr. – On Saturday, September 11, 2:00 p.m. there will be a
service in the sanctuary for Ed Armstrong. 
Congratulations to great grandmother Barb Sharpe on the birth of her new great granddaughter, Elouise (Loie) Gray Fitzgibbons. 
Church Business 
Click here to view the July Financial Statement.
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!