*In-Person/Livestream Worship: Join us each Sunday at 11:00 am in person or online (via Facebook live) for worship!
Online participation via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.
See our service from June 4, Trinity Sunday, below…
On Sunday, June 11, we have guest pastor Gary Wires. Gary and his wife Eileen and their two adult children have been members of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church since 1991. Gary found his passion in Adult Christian Education and served as a leader in Adult Christian Education at the Presbytery and congregational level for many years. Associated with this, he served three terms as an Elder on Session. Until recently, Gary was on the Presbytery Committee on Christian Education “ConnectED”, where he was the Committee Chair for a time. In 2016 Gary felt a call to ministry and began a course of study as directed by the Presbytery Commission on Ministry and was commissioned as a Commissioned Ruling Elder or Commissioned Pastor (CRE) in April 2018. Gary served as a pastor for two small churches in Eastern North Carolina, until this past year, when he had to resign due to a family illness. He is currently a member of the Presbytery Commission on Ministry Committee and continues to provide Pulpit supply for churches in our Presbytery.
*Masks are welcome but optional during in-person worship as we continue to contend with COVID and allergy, cold, and flu season. We also ask everyone to be still mindful of social distancing and respectful of the personal space of others even as we give thanks for being together.*
*Ida-Joy Bible Study: The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 13th and 10am in the Ogburn classroom. Rosemary Carmichael, Ruby Miller-Ousley, Cheryle Prater, and Regina Alexander alternate as teachers. Even though the group is made up of seniors, we welcome anyone interested in joining us.
*CHRISTMAS IN JULY: the silent auction fundraiser will be held on July 22nd at 2pm in the fellowship hall. Anyone interested in donating items for the event may contact Deb Wallace or any member of the Lillie Circle. The proceeds of the fundraiser will be going towards replacing the sound system in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served and there may be a few surprises thrown in. Please invite your friends and children to attend as there will be something for all to enjoy.
*Youth Group Re-Starting: On Sunday after worship, youth, their families, and members of our faith Formation Ministry team will meet to brainstorm ideas for re-starting our Youth Group–a regular time of fellowship, study, and service for young people (5th grade and older.) Please contact the church office and speak to Rev. Acton about ways to be involved.
*Walking Group: Join the Walking Group each Tuesday at 6 pm. We currently meet at Cadence Senior Living Center (200 Minglewood Dr.). It’s getting warmer so make sure to bring a bottle of water! If you have any questions, contact the church office at 919-772-0727. In the event there is inclement weather, we’ll just gather the following week.
*This is Our Story! Later in the summer, we will again share a worship series utilizing favorite scriptures and hymns of the congregation.
During June we will collect our ideas! You can email Ben at pastor@
Please note, we will have four Sundays for these selections, and we must pay attention to the copyright on hymns since we livestream our service. Scriptures and hymns not used will be filed for future dates.
*2023 Vision Update: In January’s edition of the Spire, Rev. Acton wrote about church leaders (session, deacons, and staff) exploring an emerging vision for FPCoG, rooted in the idea of serving our “neighbors.” The Session continued this conversation at its February meeting and approved the following recommendations:
1. Appoint a group that can help develop a consensus among the congregation for a vision of FPCoG rooted in the image of being neighborly towards our local, regional, and global communities.
2. Complete a demographic study of our region to better know who our neighbors are and what their needs might be.
Our Group is now set! Thanks be to God for Elders Deb Wallace and Megan Snapp, Deacon Regina Ekoule, and at large members Kathy Blue, Sandy Lee, Joe Prater, and Ken Summerville for being part of this work. They will not be alone though as the whole congregation will have the opportunity to offer feedback and ideas as we discern together what God is calling us to be and do in 2023 and beyond.
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