Summer Worship


Summer worship begins this Sunday, May 26, and runs through September 1. We will Worship As One at 10am each week. We will begin in the sanctuary on May 26 and alternate spaces weekly. Click here for the summer schedule.

Punch on the Patio


Summer worship begins this Sunday, May 26, and runs through September 1. We invite you to host a Punch on the Patio time of fellowship after worship one Sunday this summer. We will have Punch on the Patio every week when someone signs up to host and provide our goodies. Hosting is a great way to get to know your church family! For more details and to sign up, click here.

FPC Book Club Read

We are now reading Trust by Hernan Diaz. We will discuss this book on Monday, June 3 at 7pm in the parlor. Everyone is welcome!

YMCA Yoga at FPC

The Hickory YMCA is undergoing major construction and will be holding yoga classes in our high school room beginning this week. They have graciously offered free classes to our members age 13 and above while they are using our space. Click here for more information and a schedule.

Communion Servers

All ordained elders, whether currently serving on the session or not, are able to serve communion. We have added a sign-up for serving communion on our website.

FPC History Booklet

FPC has a history booklet that highlights the last 50 years thanks to Amelia Stafford. You can view the booklet on our website under the About tab. If you would like to receive a digital copy, email Beth Taylor or Kim Brookman. Printed copies are available at the church office.

Worship Flowers

Flowers make our two worship spaces even more beautiful, and you can provide them in honor or memory of a loved one. Look at the sign up  and choose a date that is special to you.

Next Congregational Retreat

Save the date for the weekend of February 14-16, 2025 in Montreat for our next congregational retreat. All ages are encouraged to attend. More details coming soon.

FPC Night at Hickory FC

Our first summer fellowship event is Saturday, June 1. We’ll meet for a tailgate picnic and to watch a Hickory FC soccer game. Sign up by May 24 to get the group rate of $6/ticket. Tickets are available at the gate for $12.

Summer Saints

Richard and Heather will lead an adult class Sunday mornings from 9-9:45am in the parlor beginning June 2 on Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World. Reading the book is not required, and all are welcome at any time.

Worship Art

We would love to see any artwork that our youth or children create during worship. Please send it to Beth. We may share some of these wonderful creations on our social media accounts.

New Bus!

FPC has a new (to us) bus thanks to your generosity! With your gifts and the future sale of the old bus, we still have a gap to be filled. If you would like to donate, please specify “bus replacement” on any Venmo, online, or check donations. 

Sanctuary Guild

Members of our sanctuary guild give our traditional worship space the TLC it needs to be beautiful each week. We would love to have a few more volunteers to add to our schedule. Please email Shirley Thomason at if you are interested.

Vacation Bible School

Save the date! This year’s VBS, Scuba – diving into friendship with God, will be June 17-20 from 9-12. Registration and volunteer sign-ups are on our sign-ups page.


Knitwits & Happy Hookers

This group meets on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the parlor to knit, crochet, pray, and have fellowship. They welcome everyone, whether experienced or new at these crafts, to join them as they provide prayer shawls and other items for our congregation, friends, and community.

Blessing Box

Our middle school youth have constructed a Blessing Box (with the help of Adam Oakley) beside the parking lot on 3rd Avenue. Help us keep this box filled with items to help those in need. Gently used clothing and non-perishable food items are recommended.


237 2nd St. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Tel: (828) 322-6343


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