Pastoral Installation Service for John Weicher

Pastoral Installation Service for John Weicher

This Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m., John Weicher will be installed as our Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families. All are welcome. You are asked to wear red. A reception follows in Watts-Hill Hall.

Do We Have Your Pledge?

Do We Have Your Pledge?

Did you receive a stewardship packet for 2020? Have you considered what you will pledge for 2020? Have you completed AND returned your pledge form? Questions about the pledging process should be directed to Tom Bloom, the Business Administrator, at 919-682-5511 x 216 or [email protected]

New hours for church office!

New hours for church office!

Effective Monday, September 23, the church office will begin operating on a
new schedule.

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Volunteers will be at the desk to answer the phone and assist people at the door from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The Walk-in Ministry will continue to see clients on Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A volunteer will be at the desk to
answer the phone and assist people at the door from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The church office is not staffed on Saturdays or Sundays.

Marilyn Hedgpeth is retiring!

Marilyn Hedgpeth is retiring!

Marilyn Hedgpeth announces she will retire at the end of 2019. Click here to read Marilyn’s letter to the Session. A retirement celebration/reception will be held on January 22, 2020, following worship.

New Children’s Choir

New Children’s Choir

The Alleluia Children’s Choir debuted September 15 and led the 10:00 service at Covenant Presbyterian Church. They sang at the 11:00 service at FPC on September 29. The newly formed choir is a joint effort of these two congregations. Second-fifth graders are welcome to join this choir which rehearses at Covenant on the third Saturday afternoon of the month and at First Presbyterian on Sunday evenings on all other weekends.  Please contact Kathy Parkins at FPC for more information on practice and performance schedules or Brennetta Simpson at Covenant Presbyterian, the director of the choir.

Building Connections

Building Connections

A new church year began on September 1, 2019. This year’s theme for our Ministry of Christian Nurture is “Building Connections.” Check out our study opportunities for adults, children, and youth by clicking on the appropriate link.

Adult studies

Children and youth studies

Retirement Announced

Retirement Announced

On Monday, August 26, 2019, the Session of First Presbyterian Church received and accepted a letter of request to retire from ministry from Sam Miglarese, Associate Pastor, effective December 31, 2019. Please read here Sam’s letter to the Session. A retirement celebration/reception will be held following worship on Sunday, December 22, 2019.

It’s available! New book on the history of FPC

It’s available!  New book on the history of FPC

Downtown By History and Choice: First Presbyterian Church of Durham, NC, 1871-2013.  Copies of Peter Fish’s book on the history of FPC can be purchased in four ways:  1) – At the church for $25 (make check payable to First Presbyterian Church);  2) – at The Regulator Bookshop ($30);  3) – By Mail Order with discount: Go to the Carolina Academic Press web site (www.cap-press.com); click on “Shopping Cart;” enter title (Downtown by History and Choice); click on “Check Out;” on page 1 of “online Order Form” go to box labelled “Discount Code” and enter FPCBOOK (in caps); make payment including shipping charge and sales tax for N. C. residents. Cost is typically $38.44;  or 4) – Through Amazon.com for $65.00.