The Fellowship Family had another wonderful weekend - the Holy Spirit is definitely at work in this place!

It started with worship and concluded with worship - how wonderful was Blake's ordination service? Congratulations, Reverend Blake! As I've said before (and will continue to say) - I can't wait to see how God will continue to use you and the gifts God has given you to further the Kingdom through your ministry.

We will continue to focus on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) in worship this Sunday. What's the RCL? It's a three-year rotation of weekly scripture readings whose intention is to allow a congregation following it to work through the majority of all of the books of the bible by the conclusion of the three-year cycle. Many mainline Protestant churches throughout the United States and Canada use it. And while it may not seem very important, it allows pastors like myself to be challenged to find the ways that the passages of the bible and life's headlines intersect from week-to-week. I pray that this common practice will challenge you and deepen your faith in worship this Sunday as well. This Sunday's gospel lesson finds us as witness to James and John asking Jesus about being close to their spiritual leader - and the aftermath.

Have you checked out our latest Adult Education opportunity yet? I encourage and invite you to join me and others in the Library following worship and Fellowship Time to talk about current events through The Wired Word curriculum. The link to the lesson is below.

There are other events coming up in the life of the church that continues to show the ways that the Fellowship Family is thriving and vibrant in the community. I encourage you to look at the many opportunities below and sign up where you are able to engage.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, if not before!

Blessings,
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.

Don't forget - you can access this week's bulletin via the church's website or by clicking here.
Adult Education: The Wired Word
Adult Education for the the remaining Sundays in October will see a new curriculum called "The Wired Word". With this new curriculum, participants will engage in Bible Study and discussion centered on current events. So current, in fact, that the lessons aren't published until Thursday!

The link for this week's lesson is here. Copies will be available on Sunday morning in the Library, where the class is held.
New Member Class - October 23!
The next New Member class is THIS Saturday, October 23, from 9-10:30 AM via Zoom. If you would like to learn more about the congregation, the ways to become more involved, and the different ways to become a member, please email Pastor Kathryn for more information and to receive the Zoom meeting link.
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.
Upcoming Events with White Voices Against Racism
International Civil Rights Museum Group Tour

Join White Voices Against Racism on Saturday, October 23rd at 10 am for a free tour of the International Civil Rights Museum. Pre-registration is required and is open now via the White Voices Against Racism Facebook page or their website (www.wvar.love)
One City, One Film
Participants are invited to watch the movie “13th” and join the conversation. The Oscar-nominated documentary is from director Ava DuVernay, examining the U.S. prison system, looking at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. The Greensboro Chamber plans to host 2-hour community discussions on the film, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 3rd at 11:30am and at 6:00PM. The aim is to foster a truthful, respectful dialogue about community members’ lived experiences. The documentary is available for free on YouTube via Netflix or through the Netflix app. White Voices Against Racism is also planning a watch party several days before group sessions; details to come.  
Women’s Bible Study continues
on Tuesdays, at 6:30pm on Zoom
The upcoming Women’s Bible study is on the book of Galatians. Participants who purchased Interpretation Bible Studies: Philippians and Galatians in the spring are all set for the study this fall. Those who were unable to attend the spring bible study but would like to join the fall series, the book can be purchased from the Cokesbury website (cokesbury.com) for $11.79 plus shipping or from Amazon for $13.00 with free shipping for Prime members. There is also an e-book option available for $8.80 from Amazon. The 6-session study began on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30pm on Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon request from Mimi Carter on the office.
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

  • We celebrate with Toni Lindahl who won first place in Pastel Journal Magazine Top 100 Competition
  • Avis Campbell asks for continued prayers for Janice Kennedy, one of her Kids Ahead after school teachers, who is recovering from successful shoulder surgery
  • Lesa Layno requests prayers for her sister, Libby Ansel, who is hospitalized in Asheville with pneumonia.
  • John Archambault requests prayers for his cousin, Michelle, who is having surgery this week, including biopsy.
  • Nora Burleson seeks prayers for her grandson Yancey. He broke his jaw in a baseball accident, had surgery 10/14, and it will be wired shut for 4 weeks.
  • Terry Anderson requests prayers for her coworker, Teresa, who is battling cancer.
  • The Campbell family requests prayers for their friend, Mary, who is underwent intestinal surgery on Thursday.
  • Aimee Stevens requests prayers for her aunt, Donna Riddle, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • Fellowship congratulates and celebrates with our own Rev. Blake Tickle, ordained last Sunday as Minister of Word and Sacrament and installed into Validated Ministry as Chaplain at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
  • The Throckmorton’s request prayers for their friend, Tyler Osbourne, who was hit by a car when picking up grass clippings in his neighbor's yard.
  • Jen Mauney and her mother, Edith Jordan, request prayer for recovery from COVID.
  • Bryan Revels, Mary Howe’s brother-in-law, remains hospitalized at Cone Hospital and prayers are requested concerning his further care. 
  • Ashley Long, Joel and Ann Long’s daughter-in-law, has multiple diagnosed ailments and is under medical care for undiagnosed symptoms. Joel and Ann are helping them care for grandchildren while Zack tends to his wife’s needs.
  • Helen Rogers’ grandson, Jesse, needs our prayers as he lives near the California wildfires.
  • Prayers for our homebound: Ruth Trace and Lea Groves.
  • Continued prayers for our church members: Donna, Katie & the Steele family, John Meyler, Nancy Baughman, Bruce Weaver, Marjorie Van Horn
  • Continued prayers for the family and friends of our congregation: Art Herron, (Peggy Koppel’s neighbor), Gail Keefe (John Archambault’s colleague), John Fair (FPC’s former organist), Joyce Berger (Kandee’s mother),  Ed & Rachel Kershner (Linda Kershner's son and granddaughter), Gwen Flowers & her family (Linda Ueland’s sister), Dorothy & Edward Archambault (John Archambault’s parents), Ruth Steele (Ned Steele’s mother), Roe Roe Tucker (friend of Lesa & Charles Layno), Arch Gravely (Peggy Koppel’s cousin), Tim King family (Phyllis King’s son), Whitney Cobbs and family (Peggy Koppel’s aunt) who had a stroke at age 97, and is nearing the end of her life.

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

  • October 17:
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, and Zoom
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: Education for All
  • 12:30-5pm: Girl Scouts meet in the Fellowship Hall
  • October 19, 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study via Zoom
  • October 20:
  • 7am: Men's Coffee Klatch @ Panera Bread (Lawndale)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
  • October 21:
  • 9:30 am and 1:30pm: Meyer Oil Studio in the Fellowship Hall
  • 1pm: Bridge in the Parlor
  • 6pm: Building & Grounds and Stewardship & Finance Committees via Zoom
  • October 23, 9-10:30am: New Member Class via Zoom
  • October 24:
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, and Zoom
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: Education for All