We hope this on line experience will give you a taste of what Fellowship is all about. Everyone is always welcome to any activity we have here at FPC! Come on by!
From Pastor Nancy on the recent tornado’s here in Greensboro:
In the aftermath of Sunday’s tornado, we have received inquiries about how Fellowship Presbyterian Church might respond to the need in our Greensboro community. Please know that we, on behalf of our congregation, have contacted the Greensboro City Volunteer Help Line and are awaiting a return call. We understand that there has been an overwhelming response by so many people that the city is working on sorting out how best to use the volunteers. We rejoice in the community working together and look forward to ways we might respond to our extended neighbors with the love of God.
In the wake of a tragedy, The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) gives us this advice:
Give – We’ve been in touch with Rev. Gray Clark, our former pastor and current pastor of Presbyterian Church of the Cross. His congregation’s neighborhood was hit hard, and people are already looking to the church for assistance. In light of this, we would like to partner with Church of the Cross to get food to their neighbors. For this week and next, we want to concentrate on the oldest and youngest of their population. We will have a collection box on Sunday for Ensure and/or other senior adult protein drinks and Formula and/or Baby Food for the young ones. Donations may be placed in the Dogwood Lobby or in a box outside the church office between now and Sunday. We will vary our list over the upcoming weeks to concentrate on specific requests.
We are also aware of these other giving opportunities for you to respond to individually:
Greensboro Interactive Resource Center is receiving water and non-perishable food.
Goodwill – Is receiving furniture, clothing home-goods and school supplies.
United Way – Is receiving financial donations
The Musical Center – Is receiving donations for the affected elementary schools’ music and arts program, specifically: Violins (varying sizes), Keyboards (any size will do for now), General music instruments (think recorders, ukuleles, Orff instruments), CD players, and Visual art supplies (i.e., paper, glue, paint, markers, crayons, etc.). These items may be delivered to the City Arts offices, Cultural Center 200 N. Davie Street, Suite 101, between 9 am and 5 pm.
Act – We aren’t clear yet how we can help hands-on; but in the meantime, one thing you can do is Stay Informed. Pay attention to the news. Read up online or in the paper what the progress is. Talk to your neighbors and listen for the stories of need and grace and share those with others. Let us know if you become aware of certain needs that our church might be able to help meet.
Pray — 2 Thessalonians 5:17 encourages us to pray continually. Following a disaster, our best response is first to seek God’s presence on behalf of those in need. As a community of faith, we have this great gift to offer others. A prayer adapted from PDA resources is below as a guide. We know God hears our prayers before they are even spoken, and when words fail, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.
You are there, God of Grace,
after the violent wind subsides, after the rain storm fades away,
after the trembling earth grows still, you are there.
When words seem empty, when lives are shattered,
when hearts are broken, you are there.
We claim your promise of the fullness of peace
as we pray for those who are suffering loss.
To everyone in distress, grant mercy, relief and refreshment.
Surround those who have been shaken by tragedy with signs of your presence.
Be strength to those who suffer and comfort to those who grieve.
May we become messengers of hope to them,
standing in the gap as reminders
that nothing can separate them from your love.
Through Jesus Christ our Risen Lord, Amen.
It is a blessing to be a part of a family of faith that cares about their community and reaches out beyond themselves to share the light of Christ in tangible ways. Thank you for your partnership in the gospel!
The peace of Christ be with you,
Mimi Carter Rev. Nancy Jo Dederer
Session Mission Elder Interim Pastor
Check out the pictures of the church Easter Egg Hunt , March 24, 2018.
Check out the pictures of the Women’s Bible Study Group serving a Valentines day meal at Pathways of Greensboro, February 11, 2018.
Check out the pictures of the Women’s Bible Study Group that donated items to Pathways of Greensboro, January 15, 2018.
Check out the pictures of Trunk or Treat, October 29, 2017.
Fellowship welcomes our 3 newest members! This makes 45 new members over the last 5 years! God continues to smile on our congregation as we do His work!
Check out the pictures of the Indoor Yard Sale for Missions, April 1, 2017.
Check out the pictures of the mission trip to BackPack Beginnings, February 26, 2017.
Check out the pictures of the first Community Concert Series with Pianist William Huholt, February 19, 2017.