Weekly News & Updates

February 9, 2024

While catching up with a friend over coffee this week, she asked how things were going, particularly when it came to the church. I had to stop for a moment and just let life kind of catch up to me in my brain: so much has happened in the first five weeks of the year - and it's been wonderful! I pray that others feel as if 2024 at Fellowship has been a good start, with a feeling not only of hope but of excitement and energy for what has already taken place, what is coming up in the next couple of weeks, and what is planned a little further out!

Already in 2024 we have had a great half-day retreat for the Session and Ministry Team leaders to work together while brainstorming goals for the church for this year - these will be shared at our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 18, after the worship service. Worship has continued to be a joy to plan and be a part of, as well as energy and excitement at events like Brunch Buddies and both the Men's and Women's Bible Studies!

Coming in the next few weeks include our Annual Meeting (mentioned above) as well as THIS Sunday - our NINETEENTH annual Chili Cookoff! It's sure to be a wonderful event. Thank you, in advance, to all who are working on their chili and dessert recipes - please know we will need people there to enjoy them as well!

Also quickly coming up is the start of Lent, which begins THIS Wednesday, February 14, with Ash Wednesday. Yes, it's Valentine's Day - apparently the last time this happened was 2018, so Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day on the same day is not an anomaly. I'll be in the Sanctuary at 6pm that evening to worship, knowing that Valentine's Day can be celebrated afterward - just make your dinner reservations for 7pm. 😉

Other exciting events are coming up quickly, including Wednesday Wisdom and Saturday Something. Please read on for more information about those connected events, as well as many others in the life of the congregation.

This Sunday, we will again hear the story of Jesus' Transfiguration, traditionally read on the last Sunday before Lent. What is this annual reading of this event with Jesus trying to say to us this year? Come to worship, starting at 10am, to find out.

I look forward to seeing you Sunday, if not before - and be sure to stay for the chili and dessert!

With joy and gratitude,

Pastor Kathryn

In This Issue...

  • 2024 Stewardship Campaign Update
  • Worship: Upcoming Worship Services
  • Church Life: Brunch Buddies, Chili Cookoff, and more!
  • Congregational Care: Prayer List and Birthdays
  • Community Happenings: Zumba Class & Community Bridge
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Worship & Music Highlights

Worship Online With Us!

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This Week's Bulletin: click here

The Lenten Journey Begins Next Week

The Lenten journey starts on Valentine's Day next week with Ash Wednesday worship at 6pm in the Sanctuary and online. The Lenten theme is Wandering Heart - a series that follows the Apostle Peter as he navigates his walk with Christ. Using weekly themes from the hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing", we also will be able to examine our walk with Christ with images and poetry created by A Sanctified Art.

Mission Ministry Team Highlights

Pennies for Hunger This Sunday

The offering, benefitting Salem Presbytery's Hunger Action Ministry initiatives, will be collected at worship. Please bring your change this Sunday to contribute to the collection.

Mary's Blessing Bags Need Socks

The Missions Ministry Team is packing Mary's Blessing Bags after worship on February 25 and would love you to be involved! Packing date is Feb. 25, with a Downtown Distribution date of March 3 at 7:30am. We are asking the congregation to donate socks for our Houseless Neighbors, mostly Men's but also some Ladies socks. Please let Judy Meyler 336 402-4173 or Mimi Carter 336 880-8589 know via text if you want to join us downtown on March 3. 

Red Cross Blood Drive

The church will be hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, March 13, from 12:30 to 4:30pm. Visit the website to schedule your appointment.

Support Backpack Beginnings

Wondering what to do with all of those grocery shopping bags? The Missions Ministry Team collects “gently used” plastic grocery bags for Backpack Beginnings. Please bring any you don’t use to church with you, leaving them in the marked box in the Dogwood Lobby closest to the double doors leading towards the classrooms.

Church Life Ministry Team Highlights

Men's Bible Study Meets Tomorrow

Men's Bible Study gathers in the Library tomorrow morning at 10am for thoughtful conversation and prayerful discussion of the bible as it relates to our current times. Please contact Fred Campbell if you need more information.

The Chili & Dessert Cookoff!

The 19th annual Chili and Dessert Cookoff is THIS Sunday, February 11th, after worship. The Church Life Ministry Team looks forward to a wonderful event. If you have any questions, please contact Carollynn Campbell or Blaze Hayes.

The Space Between - Young Adults Meets February 15

22- to 30-year-olds are invited to Sarah's Kabob Shop for food and fellowship on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7:30pm. The next meeting is coming up next week on February 15th. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Kathryn. Please note: childcare reimbursement is available for participants.

Women's Bible Study Continues

The Women's Bible Study continues Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30pm. It's not too late to join! The study, entitled, Into the Light Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament is $10 for the book. Please contact Mimi Carter if you would like a book or information about joining the Zoom study.

Wednesday Wisdom & Saturday Somethings!

Mark your calendars for an amazing two-part event taking place: on Wednesday, March 6, we will hear from a rep from the International Civil Rights Museum and then, on Saturday, March 9, participants will tour the Museum followed by lunch catered by the Magnolia House. For more details, please contact Blaze Hayes.

Congregational Care Ministry Team Highlights

Prayer List - Click Here

Prayer Concerns & Celebrations

If you have any prayer concerns or celebrations to add or know someone who is well enough to come off of the list, please contact your Congregational Care Ministry Team Captain or the Ministry Team’s chair, Carol Morgan.

Not sure of who is your CCMT Captain? Click here to find out.


Check out those of our Fellowship Family that have birthdays in February and be sure to reach out to help them celebrate!

Community Happenings @ FPC

Zumba Classes @ FPC!

Zumba with Heather takes place on Tuesdays. starting at 5:45pm in the Fellowship Hall. Each drop-in class is $5. No reservations necessary!

Want to Play Bridge?

Did you know the church hosts multiple bridge opportunities throughout the week? For more information, please contact Peter or visit the American Contract Bridge League website.

Click Here for the Church Calendar - both FPC & Happenings in the Building

Congregational Leadership

Fellowship Presbyterian Church

2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410



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