FPC Workday with Rebuilding Together of the Triangle – Saturday, October 23

FPC Workday with Rebuilding Together of the Triangle – Saturday, October 23

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle –

A Call for Volunteers for FPC Workday

FPCERS, please join us for a volunteer workday to replace siding for a homeowner near Old Oxford Highway in Durham. We will replace damaged Masonite siding with fiber cement siding on three sides of the house. Some trim will be replaced as well. We will also paint the new siding and trim and will need lots of help. This will be our first repair workday since the pandemic started. All work is outdoors and we will wear masks. We request that volunteers be fully vaccinated.

We are using an online signup that divides the day into two shifts, but feel free to work all day. We will not finish in one day, so the RTT staff will complete the remaining work. The link to the signup page: FPC VOLUNTEER SIGNUP. We ask that volunteers be at least 16 years old.

RTT will provide all tools, but it is fine to bring your own hand tools and tool belt. Water and snacks are provided, but not lunch. First-time volunteers are welcome since we need to expand our pool of mission trip workers.

Please call Tyler Momsen-Hudson with any questions at (919) 697-1898 or email Tyler at: [email protected]

Sunday Morning Custodian Needed

Sunday Morning Custodian Needed

First Presbyterian Church, an active, caring, and inclusive church in downtown Durham, is looking for a custodian for Sunday mornings (building and grounds preparation, security, and event set-up and clean-up).  The position is 5 hours a week.  Pays $16.92 an hour.  Hours are approximately 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with some flexibility required.  A criminal background check will be conducted.  A full job description is available here.  If interested, please send application letter and résumé (including contact information for two references, preferably from the two immediate past employers) to [email protected].  Position open until filled.  Church members and active friends of the congregation are not eligible.

Fall Fellowship Pop-Ups

Fall Fellowship Pop-Ups

Passion, Curiosity, or Passing Interest

Here are some opportunities to learn, explore, and connect with other FPC’ers. All take place outside. While FPC does not require masks for outdoor gatherings we encourage and respect individual choices to mask and continue to encourage appropriate social distancing. Questions or concerns, contact Mitzi Lesher-Thomas.  


October 9 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Tour Historic Montrose Garden with Ellie Meade  

October 10 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Walk the Eno River with Laurie Ray

October 15 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night with Ian & Jennie Belle on the grounds of FPC (weather permitting)  

October 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Walking Tour of Downtown Durham with Vera Cecelski and Laura Hanson Beginning at the Museum of Durham History

October 24 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Family Pumpkin Carving at FPC

November 21 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Turkey “trot” (walk) around downtown (meet at FPC)

New mask guidance for indoor gatherings!

New mask guidance for indoor gatherings!
Citizens of the Triangle are currently under a mandate to wear masks when inside public spaces to help fight the delta variant and ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated.’ FPC is adhering to this mandate and asking members and friends to wear masks when inside buildings at FPC.

To keep everyone worshipping in the sanctuary as safe as possible as the pandemic continues:
Worship leaders will wear masks, unless speaking directly into microphones;
The choir will take some time off;
Music will be provided by individuals or small groups.

(All worship participants will be vaccinated, of course.)  

Proposed Expansion & Renovation Plan

Proposed Expansion & Renovation Plan
Our church facilities have been a blessing both to our faith community, and the larger Durham community. In order to grow in our efforts to be welcoming, mission-driven, and a source of encouragement to both our membership and our community, changes and improvements to our physical plant need to be considered. We see opportunities to continue to grow in congregational ministries and community partnerships through significant, targeted expansion and renovation of our current facilities.

Based on guidance from the long-range plan presented to the congregation in 2019, preliminary building expansion and renovation plans have been developed and are now being shared with you in an informational brochure at this link: BROCHURE. Please take time to read it to be more informed. Contact the church office to request a copy be sent to you by email or US mail.
This is an exciting time in our 150 years of ministry in the heart of Durham. We hope we can count on your support!
The Vision Team
Paul Baldasare
Mindy Douglas
Sharon Hirsch
Mac McCorkle
Tyler Momsen-Hudson
Karen Romines
Chuck Wilson

YOU can help save someone’s life!

YOU can help save someone’s life!

Thanks to all the FPC’ers who came out on July 29 to donate blood. We are planning another blood drive for Thursday, October 7 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at FPC! Sign up to be a donor. Go online to RedCrossBlood.org and use code firstpres or use the RAPIDPASS donor App to save time! Walk-ins are also welcome.

We have returned to the sanctuary for in-person worship and we are still broadcasting online. What you need to know . . .

We have returned to the sanctuary for in-person worship and we are still broadcasting online.   What you need to know . . .

For more information on regathering for worship in the sanctuary, read this Q & A document. For information on viewing worship online, read this Q & A document.