When Austin and I first moved to Greensboro from Minnesota more than twelve years ago, the city received a substantial amount of snow on a weeknight. It was then that we first heard the mumblings, murmurs, and stereotypes: "Do you have your bread, milk, and eggs?"

We didn't understand, back then, what the big deal was over a couple of inches of snow? It was very pretty - and an early dismissal from the schools made sense. But when we saw the school closings the next day, and the day after that, and then the delayed openings - we didn't get it! But, then again, we were coming from Minnesota...where snow just is part of the way things are from October (yes - that early!) until March (yes - that late!).

Through the years, not only has our blood thinned, but we have grown into the "hype" and find ourselves heading to the store for our own bread, milk, and eggs in preparations for hunkering down for a couple of days. These days, we look at each other and wonder how many times we are going to lose power - we've really embraced life here in the South all these years later!

All of this is to say that the Session, worship leadership, and I are very aware of the forecasts for the weekend - starting Saturday and into Sunday afternoon. Given the forecast of a 90% of sleet, freezing rain, and 8-12 INCHES of snow, it has been decided that all in-person activities at Fellowship Presbyterian Church on Sunday are cancelled. HOWEVER, worship will still take place, albeit virtually.

My family and I are leaving later this afternoon for Florida to enjoy a few days off, taking advantage of our children's long weekend from school - looks like we couldn't have timed it any better! So, I leave you in the wonderful, capable hands of our own Rev. Blake Tickle to lead worship with the "usual cast of characters" and give thanks that I can leave for a weekend without worry because of each of them and their gifts for worship leadership. Thank you to all. I look forward to being with you all again next Sunday.

Stay safe, warm, and enjoy the snow - make sure you have your bread, milk, and eggs!
Pastor Kathryn
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.
We are moving the needle in the right direction! But we still have a bit further to go - it's not too late to make an impact on the 2022 budget!
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.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations

  • Peggy Koppel requests prayers for her husband, John Koppel, who is under a doctor’s care for heart problems.
  • We celebrate that 821 pounds of food were collected at the January food drive for Greensboro Urban Ministries.
  • Traci and Erik Rankins grieve the death of Erik’s father, Richard Turner, who died on January 7.
  • We celebrate with Erik Rankins, Traci’s husband, who passed his state Physical Therapy Assistant licensing exam!
  • Wayne and Jeannette Hosier grieve the death of Wayne’s mother on January 1.
  • Barbara Smith requests prayers for her sister, Katherine Bennett and her husband, Donald. Katherine is dealing with some memory issues at this time.
  • Fred Campbell asks for continued prayers for his friend, Kurt, who continues to be hospitalized with COVID. Prayers for healing and for more consistent and competent care are appreciated. 
  • Kim Throckmorton requests prayers for her sister, Missy Reynolds, who is going through some personal and professional struggles at the current time.
  • 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: Felicia Schaps (Lindahl's daughter-in-law's mother), Teresa (Terry Anderson’s coworker), Ashley Long (Joel and Ann Long’s daughter-in-law), 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), Ferne Horwat (Phyllis King’s sister-in-law), Jenny George (Betsy Craver’s cousin), Libby Ansel (Lesa Layno’s sister), Dawn Gossett (Pastor Kathryn’s friend). 

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

January 16: 
All in-person events cancelled due to inclement weather forecast
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, Zoom and YouTube
January 17:
  • Office Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day
January 19:
  • 7am: Men's Coffee Klatch @ Panera Bread (Lawndale)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
January 20:
  • 9:30 & 1:30 Meyler Oil meets in the Fellowship Hall
  • 1pm: Bridge in the Parlor
  • 6pm Finance and Stewardship Committee meets via Zoom
  • 6pm Building and Grounds Committee meets via Zoom
January 23: 
  • 9:15-11:15am: Professional Childcare available in the “Preschool” Classroom
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, Zoom and YouTube
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: Education Hour in the Library
  • 5pm: Girl Scouts in the Fellowship Hall