Last week, before many of us had gotten out of bed or had our first cups of coffee, members of our Fellowship Family were actively serving as Christ's hands and feet, serving the unhoused in Greensboro at Center City Park, providing those assembled with socks, hats and gloves, and Mary's Blessing Bags. Thanks to all for your donations, and thanks to Judy, Mimi, John, Jeannine, Blaze, and Tom for representing the Fellowship Family, sharing God's love.

Sunday's worship marked the conclusion of our 2023 Stewardship season, where we focused on the mission statement and how God is calling us to continue to live into its tenets in 2023. Thank you to all who have already pledged of their talents for next year. Before we shift our eyes toward the birth of our Savior, we will sit in the liminal space this weekend, living out our mission statement of loving others as God first loved us and (again) serving as Christ's hands and feet in the community, and you're invited to join me on Saturday morning, doing so:
  • Starting at 9am, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy one another's company and share in coffee, donuts, and conversation.
  • At 9:30am, we will transition into a time of prayer, sharing of stories, and remembrance, as we give thanks and remember Mary Howe, who loved to serve others. The brief service of remembrance will also take place in the Fellowship Hall and be a means to share together. This is a relaxed time to pray together and share together, just like Mary would have wanted.
  • At 10am, we will transition into packing the baskets for refugee families in our community who are new to the American holiday traditions. The baskets will be delivered on Sunday afternoon.
I mentioned the "liminal space" because it's a transitional time in our worship year - we have concluded our Stewardship season and look to Advent, but that doesn't start until November 27. So what do we do in between? This Sunday, we will recognize and celebrate "Christ the King" Sunday, the Sunday before the start of the Advent season in our liturgical year. Being that Advent marks the start of the next liturgical year, this Sunday we recognize the anticipation of the birth while celebrating the completion of the creation that marks the Kingdom of God. I hope you will join us for worship before you shift to the Thanksgiving holiday next week.

Speaking of next weekend, if you are in town next Sunday, I hope you will plan to stay after worship for an Advent Workshop - bring everyone in your house who are there for the weekend before they head back home: activities for all ages, lunch, and plenty of tunes playing in the background to get you in the spirit of the season. If you are planning on attending, please email me so we can plan for enough food for all!

I hope to see you on Sunday, if not before.

With gratitude,
Pastor Kathryn

p.s. If you are at worship this Sunday, I invite you to stay afterwards for a few minutes to help decorate the sanctuary in anticipation of the Advent worship season. Many hands make light work, and all ages can help get things ready!
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.
Thank you to everyone who submitted your 2023 stewardship pledge. An update will be provided in next week's email. If you haven't yet submitted your pledge, please do so in order for the Finance and Stewardship Committee can continue their work on the 2023 budget.
The Session calls a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, November 20, following worship, for the sole purpose of electing the third person for the Session Ruling Elder, class of 2025.
Mark your calendars! There will be an Advent Workshop for all ages after worship on Sunday, November 27. A simple lunch will be provided, as well as crafts and activities suitable for all ages. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Kathryn or sign up this Sunday in the Dogwood Lobby.
The next Women's Bible Study is forming! Plan to join Mimi Carter, Jeanie Harrison, and others beginning Tuesday, January 10, via Zoom, for a 9-week series that will wrap up just after Easter 2023. Using the PC(USA) curriculum, "God's Promise", participants will "trace God’s recurring promise of presence from Genesis through the Gospels". If you are interested in participating, leading a lesson, or purchasing a $10 participant guide, please contact Mimi or Jeanie.
Pastor Kathryn and other ministry colleagues from Greensboro are planning a new ministry specifically for people ages 22-30. "The Space Between" will be a time for young adults to gather to share time for fellowship, play, and Sabbath. The first event will take place on Sunday, December 4, at 5:30pm at The Loaded Grape.

Pastor Kathryn is seeking volunteers to prepare appetizers or desserts for the event on Sunday, December 4. For more details, please contact Pastor Kathryn.
Fellowship Presbyterian has online giving available through the Presbyterian Foundation.

Click this link to be taken to the online donations page.
Fellowship has started an ongoing partnership between Backpack Beginnings, Greensboro Housing Authority, and The Applewood Community. Please click here to sign up, check the signup list in the Dogwood Lobby on Sunday mornings, or contact the church office during the week.
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

  • Donna Steele requests prayer for her childhood friend, Frances, and Frances’s family. Frances’s daughter died in April, her son is Frances lost her daughter to breast cancer in April. Her son is struggling with complications of drug addiction, including incarceration. Tuesday her husband, Gerald was diagnosed with metastasis of cancer in his spine and the primary site is unknown. He is undergoing scans and labs to try to look for a primary site and stage. 
  • Judy Meyler gives thanks that her 97-year-old Aunt Mandy, for whom we have been praying, is not only doing well but was recently interviewed by the local news in honor of Veteran’s Day – for which she wore her uniform!
  • Judy Meyler also celebrates that she, John and Mimi Carter, Blaze Hayes, Jeannine Bailer, and Tom Harrison went to Center City Park on Sunday morning and distributed Mary’s blessing bags, hats, and socks to the unhoused. We give thanks for their efforts to serve as Christ’s hands and feet in the community!
  • Kandee Spain reports that her mother, Joyce Berger, is doing well in her new living situation, for which she gives thanks for the prayers up to this point and the continued prayers and support of the congregation. Her father continues to do well also.
  • Melissa Kirstner requests prayers for her sister-in-law, Deeon, who is undergoing testing and treatment for breast cancer.
  • Barbara Walters requests prayers for Steve, her cousin’s son-in-law, who is in a coma and unresponsive.
  • Nancy Hull requests prayers for her sister-in-law, Pam, who has pulmonary fibrosis and is unable to travel for the holidays so as to not risk additional sickness.
  • Fred and Marilyn Delafield celebrate that their son, Gray, got engaged over the weekend to his new fiancée, Alexa.
  • Peggy Koppel requests prayer for her friend, Amy Proctor, whose husband, Phil, died suddenly last week.
  • Peggy Koppel also requests prayers for her 92 year-old aunt, Barbara Collie. She is returning home to Danville to recover with her daughter. 
  • Kate Hopper, Martha Shannon’s friend, is home from the ER in a second COVID isolation after pneumonia. Her mother is improving in Rehab. 
  • Yanique McLeod requests prayer for her mother, Dena Campbell, who was hospitalized 12 days ago with 2 new medical problems, one of which is a pulmonary embolism. She also had surgery while there and is experiencing a really difficult time. Yanique also asks for prayers for both her father and sister themselves during this difficult time.
  • Lesa Layno reports that John Cantrell, her brother-in-law, is home recovering after a heart ablation procedure. She and Charles give thanks for a successful procedure and pray that his recovery continues to go well.
  • We celebrate and give thanks for all who volunteered their time and energy at the Fellowship Café over the weekend, making over $1200 for the church.
  • Terry & Gary Anderson request prayer for Gary’s niece Kim Schwarts, and her fiancé’, Nick, who is having back surgery on 11/17 from his work-related injury almost a year ago.
  • Toni Lindahl celebrates with her friend, Christy, that she underwent a successful eye surgery that will restore vision in her eye.
  • Judy Meyler requests prayers for her friend’s daughter, Adrienne, who is battling breast cancer. Adrienne has a family, including two young children.
  • Jeannie Harris, Nora Burleson’s 92-year-old sister and regular Facebook Live worship attender, broke her leg and ankle at her home in Florida last week. She is hospitalized and casted up to her knee.
  • Prayers for the countries of Iran & Ukraine and all those suffering from war and oppression.
  • Continued prayers for our church members: Linda Ueland, Jen Mauney, John Meyler, Peggy Koppel, Traci Rankins, Ned & Donna Steele family, Julian Bullock, Lea Groves, Nancy Baughman, Bruce Weaver, and Marjorie Van Horn.
  • Continued prayers for the family and friends of our congregation: Christy King (Phyllis King's daughter-in-law), Tanya (Melissa Kirstner’s friend), Johnny Ziegler (Terry Anderson’s uncle), Dotti Fairchild (Ben Wordsworth’s friend), Denise Beyer (Jeanie Harrison’s sister), Adrienne & Tim Shelton (friends of Susan Harman), Lucy Robbins (Betty Crutchfield’s friend), Abby & Casey (Terry Anderson’s niece and niece’s daughter), Wynston Walker’s brother’s family, Mandy (Judy Meyler’s aunt), Cindy Cantrell & Libby Ansel (Lesa Layno’s sisters), Suzanne (Judy Meyler’s sister-in-law), Katherine & Donald Bennett (Barbara Smith’s sister and brother-in-law), Gwen Flowers & her family (Linda Ueland’s sister). 

If you have updates to the prayer concerns or would like to add one, please contact Linda Ueland or the church office.
Did you know that there are TWO weekly emails that are sent out? A prayer-specific email is sent out early in the week and a newsletter sent on Fridays. If you are not receiving one (or both!) of those emails, and would like to do so, please contact Martha in the church office at to provide her with your email address.
This Week’s Calendar

November 19
  • 9am: Fellowship Time (Fellowship Hall)
  • 9:30am: Remembering Mary Howe (Fellowship Hall)
  • 10am: Packing Thanksgiving Meals
November 20
  • 9:45-11:45am: Wiggle Room (Preschool Classroom)
  • 10am: Worship (Sanctuary) – in-person & online
  • 11am: Fellowship Time (Dogwood Lobby)
  • 11:15am: Sanctuary decorating
  • 1pm–8pm: Girl Scouts (Fellowship Hall)
  • 3-5pm: Thanksgiving Meal Delivery
November 21
  • 12:30pm: Personnel Committee (Zoom)

November 23
  • 7am: Men's Koffee Klatch (Panera Bread – Lawndale Location)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
November 24 & 25
  • Thanksgiving Holiday – Office Closed
  • 9:45-11:45am: Wiggle Room (Preschool Classroom)
  • 10am: Worship (Sanctuary) – in-person, on Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube
  • 11am: Fellowship Time (Dogwood Lobby)
  • 11:15am-1pm Advent Workshop (Fellowship Hall)

Important Upcoming Dates (Mark Your Calendars!)

November 27:
  • 11:15am: Advent Workshop and Lunch (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6pm: GSO YoCo (Youth Ministry) (Jamestown Presbyterian Church)
December 4:
  • 5:30pm: The Space Between (Young Adult Ministry) (The Loaded Grape)
December 17:
  • 2-4pm: Caroling to Fellowship Family’s Homes
  • 4-7pm: Campbell’s Open House
December 18:
  • 5pm: Longest Night Worship Service
  • 6pm: GSO YoCo (Youth Ministry) (Westminster Presbyterian Church)
December 24:
  • 6pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Communion
December 25:
  • 10am: Worship (online only, church closed)

Session (Lay Leadership)