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2016 Winnie Green Scholarship

The Session and the Endowment Ministry Team of the Session would like to invite eligible persons to apply for a grant from the Winnifred Zimmerman Green Higher Education Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of long time member Winnie Green to aid "worthy students of high academic achievement" with their college expenses.

The Session has established the following guidelines for the awarding of grants. (Click on "Read More")

Ash Wednesday 2016

We will observe the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 10. We will have a meal of soup and sandwiches at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, and our Ash Wednesday service will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. If you plan to dine with us that evening, please contact the church office (336-248-2140 or office@fpclexnc.com) by February 7.

Women of the Word Winter/Spring 2016

This ecumenical Bible study for women returns Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. (Evening Class) and Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9:15 a.m. (Morning Class) with Jen Wilkin's "Sermon on the Mount." The study book costs $12. Bring your pen, a Bible, and a friend and join the Women of the Word as they seat themselves on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus.

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2016 Family Retreat

Our Annual Church-wide Family Retreat will be held March 4-6 in Montreat, NC, with lodging available at the Assembly Inn and Reynolds Lodge. Our theme for the weekend will be "Miracles." If you would like to attend the retreat, registration is due by February 14. Brochures are available in the Lobby or Narthex of the church, or it can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.

Annual Report

Our Annual Congregational Meeting was Sunday, January 31, 2016 following our morning worship service. During the meeting, our Ministry Teams presented their annual reports for the previous year. Your may view or download a copy of the report by clicking here.

Fundraiser for Local Missions

It’s time for our annual Chicken Pie Sale to raise some extra funds that can go directly and immediately to the local helping agencies we support. It is our hope for this sale to go beyond the membership of the church, so we encourage everyone to invite their neighbors, friends and coworkers to order, either for themselves or to give as gifts.

Large chicken pies (which can serve 6-8) will be $13 each, or $12 per pie for orders of 3 or more pies. Small chicken pies (which can serve 1-2) must be sold in packs of 4; a pack costs $16.

In addition to our yummy chicken pies, we are also offering a new item this year: baked spaghetti. The cost is $13 per container of baked spaghetti, or $12 per container if you buy 3 or more.

Order forms are available at the church or by clicking here, and all orders must be in by November 8. Payment is due at the time your order is placed; please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church. All items will be available for pick up in the fellowship hall on November 14 (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) and November 15 (12:00-2:00 p.m.).

Presbyterian Table - Winter/Spring 2016

The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.

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Spaghetti Supper

We will have a fellowship dinner in our fellowship hall on Thursday, October 8 at 6:00 PM. We will be serving baked spaghetti (which will be available for sale/purchase alongside our chicken pies this fall), salad, bread, dessert, and tea. Not only will you get to sample the baked spaghetti, but you’ll also be treated to a short, informative and inspiring program by Donna Hurt, our former Director of Christian Education and Formation.

Shelter Volunteers Needed

Our thanks go out to all who have volunteered at Crisis Ministry’s Homeless Shelter for the coming year, whether in preparing and serving a meal or staying overnight. Men, there are still dates available for those who would like to volunteer to stay overnight at the shelter. If you would like to volunteer for an overnight stay, would like to prepare and serve a meal (3rd Wednesday night of each month), or if you would like more information about volunteering at the shelter, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Samanta Henderson.

Small Group Bible Studies

Small groups offer a place to both grow in our relationship with God and in our relationships with other church members through fellowship and Bible study. If you are interested in joining or facilitating a small group, or if you’d like more information, please contact Travis Fortune.

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