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 1 at 10:00 a.m. Walk/ride with Jancy Johnstone along The American Tobacco Trail Meet under Hwy 147 by the ball park (RAINDATE Oct 16)  

October 3 at 5:00 p.m. Backyard Ecology & Bee Keeping at Keith and Franzi Rokoske’s home (2510 Wrightwood Ave, Durham)  

October 5 at 1:30 p.m. Tour of the Nasher with Brent Curtis  

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

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

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!

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.