A group of retired individuals and couples who meet monthly for lunch at a local restaurant for food, fellowship and stimulating conversation. Participants take turns inviting other members to try their favorite restaurants. For more information contact Maxie Honeycutt (919-286-4680).
First Friends welcomes adults–mostly in their upper 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, +/- a few years–to gather monthly for a meal with socializing, games, or occasionally service projects. Children of all ages sometimes join in the fun too. Most gatherings are in participants’ homes. First Friends and families enjoy an annual trip to the beach. For further information contact Deborah Momsen-Hudson (dmomsenhudson [at] gmail com) or Christyn Klinck (cfklinck [at] gmail com).
MEN OF FAITH FELLOWSHIP
This group is open to all men of the church. Men of Faith meets the 4th Friday of every month for breakfast at Nosh restaurant on Erwin Road. It is an opportunity to enjoy one another, share concerns and participate more fully in the life and ministry of the Church. For more information contact Eric Wiebe ([email protected]).
This group promotes the fellowship of women of all ages. The women meet for a monthly “circle” Bible study which includes fellowship as well as caring for each other and homebound members. The circle typically meets on the first Monday of the month at 10:30 am -12 noon in the East Parlor. For more information contact Linn Lopez (919-596-2324).
This is a ubiquitous crowd whose ages are from 50 to?? (but who’s counting?) Most of these folks have children who are long gone from home. Prime Timers gather approximately six times per year for a covered dish supper in members’ homes. The members are among the first to roll up their sleeves for workdays and special projects around the church. For more information call Shirley Frederick (919-384-2017).
SCRATCH is an FPC fellowship community of adults in their late 20s and 30s – single or with life partners – who wish to engage others in a similar stage of life as they “scratch the faith itch” here at FPC. Scratch meets every Sunday evenings via Zoom (8:00 pm) for a time of connection, support and faith formation. To receive emails about joining our Sunday School/Check-in hour, please subscribe to our Google listserv.
During the pandemic, Scratch has found new energy gathering online on Sunday evenings, a better time for those who work on Sunday mornings and it’s after the bedtime of little ones.
Senior members and friends who meet twice yearly for a catered luncheon at the church. The program following the luncheon varies—a hymn sing, a slide show featuring a member’s travels, or a song and dance program by senior performers. For more information contact Susan Dunlap (919-801-5968 or [email protected]).
THINGS THAT MATTER BOOK GROUP
This group usually meets every other month in member’s homes and is open to any interested persons who enjoy reading and discussing books. Books to be discussed are suggested by members of the group. If interested contact Dale Gaddis (919-687-4324).
Open to all 6th-12th graders. Middle schoolers (6th-8th grades) and high schoolers (9th-12th) gather to play and pray, to belong, relax and grow in faith. During the pandemic, there is a mix of online and socially distant, in-person gatherings for both groups, all of which is evolving as we make our way through this strange time. A dedicated team of faithful adult advisors supports each cohort. Contact the Rev. John Weicher (j.weicher [at] firstpres-durham org) to find out more, get on the weekly e-mail list, or simply make a connection.