Fellowship Family, 

Well, it's finally here. Our chancel choir, handbell choir, praise team, and each of our wonderful musicians have been working hard to prepare and now the big week is upon us. No, not the week of Christmas....not quite. The week of Lessons & Carols! I don't know about you, but the Advent season isn't complete for me without our annual Lessons & Carols worship service at Fellowship. This worship service is filled with Scripture as well as special music we have prepared just for the occasion. We are delighted to share this wonderful tradition with our church family once again this year. 

As a church, we also recognize that the Advent and Christmas season can be difficult, particularly for those who are sick, hurt, or grieving. To hold space for contemplation and reflection, we will gather in the sanctuary at 4:30PM on Sunday for a service of wholeness and healing. In this service, we will sing, read Scripture, reflect, and pray for the needs of those gathered. I hope you will join us for this deeply meaningful time together. 

See you in worship!
Blake 
Sunday (Virtual) Worship Information

Sunday worship is in person, but will continue to be available through 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.

To access worship by YouTube, please click here.

Don't forget - you can access this week's bulletin via the church's website or by clicking here.
THIS IS THE LAST SUNDAY TO
PURCHASE HONOR CARDS!
Fellowship Bread Baking and Delivery Help Needed!
The Mission Committee is preparing Amish Friendship Bread (aka Fellowship Bread) to be given to all 50 housing units at the Applewood Housing Community as a sign of our ongoing partnership and fellowship. The Committee need volunteers to help with these Christmas presents on December 18 and 19:
  • December 18 – Bakers Needed! The Committee is looking for people willing to mix and bake loaves of bread at their homes. Participants will be provided with the starter, the recipe, bread pans, and plastic bread bags needed to finish the bread. Participants will need to pick up in the Fellowship Hall on that morning at 10:00 am; participants will need to provide some ingredients to finish the mixing process. The baked loaves must be brought to church Sunday morning, December 19, before church.
  • December 19 – Drivers and Deliverers: After church, the loaves of bread will be delivered to the Applewood Community. A specific time has not yet been established. Since there are 50 apartment units, several people will be needed to deliver Season’s Greetings and a freshly baked loaf of Fellowship Bread to the residents.

If you are willing to help bake on Saturday or deliver on Sunday, please contact Judy Meyler at 336-402-4173 or Mimi Carter at 336-880-8589.
As efforts are made behind-the-scenes to start 2022 on a new-and-fresh note, one of the ways the Outreach Committee is asking for the Fellowship Family to participate is by joining Realm. Realm is an online platform of the church’s database that provides for better communication within and through the Fellowship Family, including an online directory, church calendar, and an ability to both RSVP for upcoming events and give online. While the Outreach Committee is going to be hard at work in helping get everyone on board, you can opt-in and complete your online profile now!

Please visit https://onrealm.org/fellowshippresbyterian or use the QR link (and follow the prompts) to complete your profile. If you have questions, please ask Pastor Kathryn.
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.
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

  • Nora Burleson requests prayers for her 87-year-old neighbor who is fighting cancer for the third time
  • Betsy Craver requests prayers for her cousin, Jenny George, who has had a reoccurrence of Ovarian cancer and is starting a new round of chemo
  • Mary Turner underwent successful cataract surgery on December 9 and requests prayers for speedy healing.
  • Gail French seeks prayers for her mother, Evelyn York, who has requested hospice care at home.
  • Kurt, friend of Fred Campbell, has been hospitalized for over a week with COVID. Fred is grateful for prayers for his friend’s recovery.
  • Traci Rankins seeks prayers for Richard Turner, her husband’s stepfather, who has entered hospice care.
  • Continued prayers for our church members: Melissa Johnson, Lea Groves, Donna, Katie & the Steele family, Nancy Baughman, and Bruce Weaver, and Marjorie Van Horn.
  • Continued prayers for the family and friends of our congregation: the Votaw Family (Erin, Trent, Lucas, and Ben) after their house burned down on November 27. Erin was a teacher at Fellowship Day School, Felicia Schaps (Lindahl's daughter-in-law's mother), Teresa (Terry Anderson’s coworker), Ashley Long (Joel and Ann Long’s daughter-in-law), Libby Ansel (Lesa Layno’s sister), Gail Keefe (John Archambault’s colleague), John Fair (FPC’s former organist), Joyce Berger (Kandee’s mother), Gwen Flowers & her family (Linda Ueland’s sister), Dorothy & Edward Archambault (John Archambault’s parents), Roe Roe Tucker (friend of Lesa & Charles Layno), Arch Gravely (Peggy Koppel’s cousin), Tim King family (Phyllis King’s son), Roger Eliason (Tye Wittmann’s coworker).

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 

  • December 19: Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • 9:15-11:15am: Professional Childcare available in the “Preschool” Classroom
  • 9:30am: A Service of Lessons and Carols – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: Education Hour in the Library
  • 2pm: Mission Committee delivering Friendship Bread to the Applewood Community
  • 12:30 – 5pm: Girl Scouts in the Fellowship Hall
  • 3:30pm: Parlor rented for a private event
  • 4:15pm:  Professional Childcare available in the “Preschool” Classroom
  • 4:30pm: Service of Wholeness and Healing – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, Zoom and YouTube.
  • December 22:
  • 7am: Men's Coffee Klatch @ Panera Bread (Lawndale)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
  • December 24: Christmas Eve
  • 9am - 12 noon Office Open
  • 5:45pm: Professional Childcare available in the “Preschool” Classroom
  • 6pm: “A Cinematic Christmas: A Charlie Brown Christmas” Candlelight Worship with Communion– in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube
  • December 26:
  • 9:30am: Virtual Worship with UKirk on Facebook Live
  • 10:30am: No Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: No Education Hour
Upcoming Holiday Office Hours Schedule
  • December 20-23: 9am - 12pm; 1pm-4pm
  • December 24: 9am-12pm
  • December 27-29: Offices Closed
  • December 30: 9am - 12pm; 1pm-4pm
  • December 31: 9am-12pm*
  • January 3: Offices Closed

*Financial contributions must be received
by noon on December 31 to be recorded and recognized in 2021.*
Guidelines for Safe Return to Worship are posted at the Office and Dogwood Lobby doors for your review. Despite the lifting of the Guilford County mask mandate, the Session decided at its December 7th meeting to continue mask use in the building through the Advent and Christmas Season. They will revisit the decision at its stated January meeting. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Kathryn or Julie Davis, Clerk of Session.