Youth Fundraiser for Iglesia Emanuel’s Food Pantry

Youth Fundraiser for Iglesia Emanuel’s Food Pantry
Pandemic life at FPC has taught us two very important fashion lessons.  One is that quality masks can say a lot about a person.  And the other is from style icon Kathy Parkins – socks complete any ensemble.  Building on those lessons, the youth of the church are holding a socks and mask fundraiser.  All proceeds go to benefit the food pantry of Iglesia Emanuel, whose ministry has been vital to the Durham community during these last 14 months.  Between now and May 23 (Pentecost Sunday), please click on the links below to order a FPC mask and/or FPC socks. 
Mask Link  
  Socks Link
Because of the pandemic, we’ve chosen to have items delivered directly to you for a small shipping fee, instead of picking them up at the church.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to John Weicher.  Thanks for your support.

Love in the Heart of Durham,
The Youth Ministry Committee

Spring Study: The Book of Joy

Spring Study: The Book of Joy

Mindy Douglas is leading the discussion.  Class meets via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.  Click here to join the class.

About the book: In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?  This book offers readers a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.

“This is not okay.”

“This is not okay.”

Dear Friends,

It pains me so to write this, another message responding to senseless acts of violence perpetrated against communities and individuals of color. For the past year, our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander siblings in the United States have increasingly been the victims of verbal racial slurs and unprovoked physical attacks. These attacks have arisen out of ignorance and the acceptance of faulty information related to the pandemic and because of xenophobia. This week, the violence escalated as a single white male murdered eight people – six of them women of Asian descent. This is not okay. 

Click here to read this entire letter to the FPC congregation from Pastor Mindy Douglas.

Remember to pledge!

Watch this year's Stewardship Campaign videos with co-chairs Sharon Hirsch and George Bernhardt, special musical guest Brent Curtis and a message from Wayne and Lucie House. We are the church. The church is the people.

Click here for more on this year's Stewardship Campaign!

’20-’21 Children’s Sunday School Theme

’20-’21 Children’s Sunday School Theme

Contact Lenore Champion (children) or John Weicher (youth and adults)to access these Zoom classes.

9:00-9:30 a.m.  Ages 2, 3, and 4

9:30-10:15 a.m.  Younger elementary class

10:15-11:00 a.m.  Older elementary class

10:00-10:45 a.m. Youth: Middle School and High School

10:00-10:50 a.m. Adults / Special Interests

The Women’s Spiritual Formation
class schedule: TBA

Scratch class at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings