Here we are again, at the end of a week. And, more shockingly to me, is that Monday closes out the month of February! Where did the time go?

In the same way that February has snuck up on me, it seems like we were just in the process of celebrating Epiphany and Valentine's Day and all of the other things after Christmas - it's hard to believe that Lent begins next Wednesday! We will mark the occasion with a service, in the Sanctuary, at 6 pm, which will also be livestreamed in the same ways as on Sunday mornings.

But before we do that, we must recognize one important Sunday in our church's calendar - Transfiguration Sunday. Classically recognized on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, it is a way for Christians to recognize the time in Jesus' ministry when he would begin a journey toward his crucifixion and death. While it may not be marked and "celebrated" as much by our denomination, it is an important piece of the life and ministry of Jesus that should, at least, be noted. And so, we will do that this Sunday.
As I made note of last week, the Guilford County mask mandate was lifted. The Session met earlier this week and made a recommendation similar to that of the Guilford County School system - masks are now optional in all aspects of the building, including on Sunday mornings. However, the Sessions strongly encourages social distancing. The bibles and hymnals have been returned to the pews and discussions are taking place about what the "next normal" will look like here at Fellowship. I thank you, in advance, for respecting all of the feelings that people may have about this and that we continue an open dialogue about what may come next. As the Session determines that, I remind you that my office is always open for questions and discussion.
I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday in worship - whether in-person or online - to worship God as we make our way closer to Lent. If I don't see you on Sunday, then maybe I will see you on Wednesday next week!

Until then,
Pastor Kathryn
Sunday (Virtual) Worship Information

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

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.
Important Upcoming Events

  • March 2, 6pm: Ash Wednesday Worship
  • March 19, 8am: Pancake Breakfast followed by Churchwide Spring Cleaning
  • April 10, 9:30am: Palm Sunday Worship
  • April 14, 6 pm: Maundy Thursday Worship
  • April 15, 6pm: Good Friday Worship
  • April 17: Easter Sunday
  • 6:30am: Sunrise Service
  • 7:30am: Easter Breakfast
  • 9:30am: Worship with Communion
  • 10:30am: Egg Hunt
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: [email protected] 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.
Upcoming Opportunity for Study
Starting February 26!
In honoring our lives as a Matthew 25 congregation, the Mission Committee is offering an opportunity with White Voices Against Racism (WVAR), one of FPC's partners, to participate in "A Journey to Justice". Starting February 26, participants will learn more in a kickoff Zoom call with the We Cry Justice editor, Rev. Liz Theoharis, members of WVAR and other churches who will covenant to learn together on this journey, which includes a 4-month study of the book, regular gatherings for discussion, and visits to many Civil Rights sites around the city. The journey plans to end in September with a tour of the International Civil Rights Museum, also here in Greensboro. For more information, please click here. To register for the event on February 26 at 4 pm, please click here. If you have questions about the Journey, please contact Mark Kirstner.
Upcoming Women's Bible Study
The next women's bible study will be Come to the Waters by Judy Fletcher.

There are over 800 references to water in the Bible, and the significance of water cannot be overstated. This examination of water will take place over 9 weeks, broken up into a five-week session this spring and a 4-week session in the fall.

15 participant books ($8 each) have been ordered by the church, so bible study leaders will notify those interested participants when they are delivered. If you live out of town, please let the leaders know so one can be mailed. Scholarships are available for the book, and should they be needed, please contact either Kathryn or Mimi Carter.
 
The first Spring meeting will take place this Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30pm on Zoom, with subsequent meetings on March 8, March 15, March 22, and April 5.

For more information about the Bible Study or to indicate your interest in participating, please contact Mimi Carter or Jeanie Harrison.
Fellowship Presbyterian has online giving available through the Presbyterian Foundation.

Click this link to be taken to the online donations page.
The Food Collection for Greensboro Urban Ministry yielded 936 pounds on February 6. Thank you for your generosity. Our Pennies for Hunger Collection on February 13 was $30.50. The next Food Drive is next Sunday, March 6.


The FPC Book Club meets Thursday, March 3, at 7 pm via Zoom. All are welcome. Please contact Carol Morgan at 336.707.8293 or [email protected].
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
  • Terry Anderson requests prayers for her family:
  • Her uncle, Johnny Ziegler, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and is recovering from surgery.
  • She also asks prayer for her sister, Sherry, who continues to navigate unknown medical issues.
  • Prayers for the countries of Russia and Ukraine as the conflict escalates.
  • Peggy Koppel requests prayer for her high school friend, Michael Boswell, who is undergoing cancer treatments and underwent surgery earlier this week.
  • Peggy also requests continued prayers for her husband, John, as he heals. Specifically, she prays that he will gain weight and get his appetite back as he adjusts to new medications.
  • Gary Anderson requests prayers for his coworker, Todd Martinez, who is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.
  • Donna Steele requests prayers for Christy, daughter of Donna’s childhood friend, Francis, who has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, which has also progressed to her brain. Christy is 34 and has small children at home.
  • Mary Howe continues to recover from shoulder surgery and transition to physical therapy.
  • Julian Bullock requests prayers for upcoming medical appointments.
  • Continued prayers for our church members: Lea Groves, Donna, Katie & the Steele family, Nancy Baughman, Bruce Weaver, and Marjorie Van Horn.
  • Continued prayers for the family and friends of our congregation: Marie (Phyllis King’s friend), Katherine and Donald Bennett (Barbara Smith’s sister and brother-in-law), Kurt (friend of Fred Campbell), Felicia Schaps (Lindahl's daughter-in-law's mother), Teresa (Terry Anderson’s coworker), Ashley Long (Joel and Ann Long’s daughter-in-law), 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), Arch Gravely (Peggy Koppel’s cousin), Tim King family (Phyllis King’s son), Roger Eliason (Tye Wittmann’s coworker), Jenny George (Betsy Craver's cousin), Libby Ansel (Lesa Layno's sister).  

If you have any additional prayer concerns, please contact Linda Ueland (336-314-5481) or call Martha at the church (336-288-5177).
Upcoming Events
February 27: 
  • 9:15-11:15am: Professional Childcare available (“Preschool” Classroom)
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube
  • 10:45am: Adult Education Hour (Library)
  • 1pm: Girl Scout Troop 15003 (Parlor)
March 1:
  • 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study via Zoom
March 2: Ash Wednesday
  • 7am: Men's Koffee Klatch (Panera Bread – Lawndale Location)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
  • 6pm: Ash Wednesday Worship (Professional Childcare unavailable)
March 3:
  • 9:30am & 1:30pm: Meyler Oil (Fellowship Hall)
  • 1pm: Bridge (Library)
  • 7pm: Fellowship Book Club via Zoom
March 6: 
  • 9:15-11:15am: Professional Childcare available (“Preschool” Classroom)
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube
  • 10:45am: Adult Education Hour (Library)