The year, like the seasons, have different rhythms. I used to think that the summer was a time to slow down, enjoy the outdoors, sit by the pool, and relax. Boy: was I wrong!

It's been another busy week - and I have been loving all of it! A great end to the holiday weekend, a wonderful birthday, and now cheering on Avis and her teammates at the annual Greensboro City Swim Association Meet - it's like the Greensboro Olympics! If you need me today or tomorrow, I'll be at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, losing my voice while cheering on everyone. Thank you to all who took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday in one way or another - your kindness continues to mean so much; and to know that I am blessed and lucky to serve as your pastor is one of the best gifts I continue to cherish!

It's been enjoyable, as well, to speak with a number of you about last Sunday's worship and the start of the "Talk to the Hand" sermon series. While none of you have ventured to guess the connections between the fingers and respective gospel passages, I do look forward to continuing to provide connections this week in worship as we examine the ring finger. Please make sure to bring your loose change for the monthly Pennies for Hunger offering of Salem Presbytery as well!

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday - whether in person or online!

With gratitude,
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.
Midyear Staff Gift
As many of you know, the 2022 general operating budget did not include staff increases. After consideration of current economic conditions and in response to inquiries from members wishing to recognize our hard-working staff, earlier this week the Session approved the creation of a new designated fund for the sole purpose of funding salary bonuses to our staff.
This fund, external to the 2022 operating budget, is being funded by these special gifts. Several gifts to this fund are already in hand; if you would also like to contribute to this gift, which will be awarded at the end of this month, you are asked to do so by July 17. Thank you, in advance, for your prayerful consideration toward this gift to our staff.
Fellowship Presbyterian has online giving available through the Presbyterian Foundation.

Click this link to be taken to the online donations page.
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: 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.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations

  • Jim Craver underwent successful shoulder surgery on 7/7.
  • Nancy Dederer, former transitional pastor of FPC, tested positive for COVID while traveling in Ireland. She is currently quarantined there and must test negative for two consecutive days before being able to return home.
  • Shima Talebian has returned back to Greensboro from Iran.
  • Suzanne Schafer-Coates requests prayers for her husband, David, who is undergoing a routine, yet newer, procedure on his heart this week.
  • Linda Kershner requests prayers for her daughter, Lisa Urbine, who tested positive for COVID last week, and hopes to return to work this week, and for Linda’s son, Ed Kershner, who continues to recover from cellulitis. 
  • Ben Wordsworth has tested positive for COVID.
  • Helen Rogers is grateful to God that her grandson was able to walk away from a rather serious car accident last week. She also requests prayers for her daughter, in Texas, who tested positive for COVID last week.
  • David Knorr has concluded his testing and will be receiving his pacemaker soon. Susie, his sister, is grateful for our prayers.
  • We celebrate with Rev. Blake Tickle that he has been approved for Board Certification as Chaplain.
  • Judy Meyler asks for prayers for her friend, Christy Hardy-Wise, after the death of Christy’s daughter, Beth, of cancer last week. Beth leaves behind a husband and two small children.
  • Prayers for Ukraine and those caught in the crossfire as the war continues.
  • Continued prayers for our church members: Peggy Loomis, Jeanie Harrison, Traci Rankins, John Koppel, Julian Bullock, Lea Groves, Nancy Baughman, Bruce Weaver, and Marjorie Van Horn.
  • Continued prayers for the family and friends of our congregation: Monica Morgan (Chuck & Carol Morgan’s daughter-in-law), Mandy (Judy Meyler’s aunt), Libby Ansel (Lesa Layno’s sister), Rosalee Russo (Peggy Koppel’s neighbor), Dennis (John Archambault’s cousin), Todd Southard (John Archambault’s friend), Suzanne (Judy Meyler’s sister-in-law), Johnny Ziegler (Terry Anderson’s uncle), Todd Martinez (coworker of Gary Anderson), Katherine and Donald Bennett (Barbara Smith’s sister and brother-in-law), Felicia Schaps (Lindahl's daughter-in-law's mother), Ashley Long (Joel and Ann Long’s daughter-in-law), Joyce Berger (Kandee’s mother), Gwen Flowers & her family (Linda Ueland’s sister), Dorothy & Edward Archambault (John Archambault’s parents), Tim King family (Phyllis King’s son), Jenny George (Betsy Craver's cousin).  
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 Calendar
  • 9:15-11:15am: Professional Childcare available (Preschool Classroom)
  • 9:30am: Worship (Sanctuary) – in-person, on Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time (Dogwood Lobby)
July 13:
  • 7am: Men's Koffee Klatch (Panera Bread – Lawndale Location)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
July 14:
  • 9:30am & 1:30pm: Meyler Oil Studio (Fellowship Hall)
  • 1pm: Bridge (Library)
  • 6:30pm: Programs Committee (Zoom)
  • 7pm: Mission Committee (Zoom)
  • 7:30pm: Faith Formation Committee (Zoom)
July 17:
  • 9:15-11:15am: Professional Childcare available (Preschool Classroom)
  • 9:30am: Worship (Sanctuary) – in-person, on Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time (Dogwood Lobby)