We had a great weekend: a full crowd for our first-ever Movie on the Lawn on Saturday and then a wonderful worship service that included celebrating World Communion Sunday and special music by John Fair. 830 pounds of food were collected for Greensboro Urban Ministry at our Food Drive. Members enjoyed learning in the Adult Education class. Nine members of the Fellowship Family joined other churches and organizations from around Greensboro to walk for hunger awareness at the annual Greater Greensboro Crop Walk. As I reflected on the weekend, my energized mind and spirit was a greater power than my physically tired body. Thanks to all who participated in making the weekend one that proves that Fellowship Presbyterian Church is vibrant and doing great things both inside and outside of its walls!

This weekend is no different: during worship, we will return to the Revised Common Lectionary and focus our attention on two texts that many other churches will as well: Mark 10:17-31 and Hebrews 4:12-16. We will begin a new segment of study, reflection and conversation in our Adult Education class following worship. In the afternoon, we will celebrate with our own Blake Tickle as he is ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament and installed into Validated Ministry as chaplain at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. I know this has been a long journey for Blake and can't wait to celebrate with him! I hope you plan to do the same, whether online or in-person.

Pastor Kathryn

p.s. As the Outreach Committee and I put final details in place for our latest upcoming New Member class offering, I have been made aware that there are a number of people in our Fellowship Family who are not "official" members. If you are one of them, I ask that your prayerfully consider becoming one - and there are different ways and "types" of membership. If you're unsure of what I mean, please ask!
Sunday (Virtual) Worship Information

Sunday worship is in person, but will continue to be available though 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.
The Fellowship Family is always looking for new members – and its next new member class is forming to start SOON! If you are here, then you are already considered a part of the Family. However, if you are interested in learning more about officially being part of the Fellowship Family, please talk to Pastor Kathryn or to the someone at the Information Table.
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.
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 begins on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30pm on Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided in another email closer to our meeting times.
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 830 pounds of food collected for Greensboro Urban Ministry at last Sunday’s food drive.
  • Jen Mauney and her mother, Edith Jordan, request prayer for recovery from Covid
  • Mary Howe and her family seek prayers in the death of her nephew from a car accident last week.
  • Bryan Revels, Mary Howe’s brother-in-law, for whom we have been praying for since his brain surgery last Spring, remains hospitalized at Cone Hospital and prayers are requested concerning his further care. 
  • We celebrate Chuck and Carol Morgan’s 57th Wedding Anniversary
  • We celebrate Terry Anderson’s new job at LabCorp
  • Peggy Koppel asks for prayers for the family of her aunt, Whitney Cobbs, who had a stroke at the age of 97 and nearing the end of her life. 
  • Andy Delafield celebrates successful ear surgery on 9/29, and seeks prayers for continued healing.
  • 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: Libby Ansel (Lesa Layno’s sister), 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)

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 10:
  • 9:30am: Worship – in-person (with masks), on Facebook Live, and Zoom
  • 10:30am: Fellowship Time – in Dogwood Lobby
  • 10:45am: Education for All
  • 3pm: Ordination Service of Austin Blake Tickle – in-person (with masks) and on Facebook Live
  • October 11: Office Closed Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • October 12:
  • 10am: Greensboro Newcomers’ Board Meeting in the Parlor
  • 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study via Zoom
  • October 13:
  • 7am: Men's Coffee Klatch @ Panera Bread (Lawndale)
  • 12 noon: Bulletin and Blast Deadline
  • October 14:
  • 9:30 am and 1:30pm: Meyer Oil Studio in the Fellowship Hall
  • 1pm: Bridge in the Parlor
  • 6pm: Programs Committee and Mission Committee via Zoom
  • 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: Girls Scouts meet in the Fellowship Hall