COVID UPDATES AT FPC

 

FPC has made the decision to suspend all face-to-face gatherings for worship, study, fellowship, and service until conditions change and we are advised that it is safe to resume gatherings.

Although we are unable to be at church, we can BE THE CHURCH these days. Until we gather again, here are some digital and virtual ways we can be together as one.

REMINDER! If you are not receiving email announcements from the church, click HERE to email the church and be added to our mailing list. 

Please EMAIL WHIT Whit with any concerns.

Ways to CONNECT and BELONG

SUNDAY WORSHIP

  • 9AM each Sunday Morning
  • Join us for Worship HERE

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

MEN’S GATHERING

  • Meeting Weekly by Zoom
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM Contact Jay Crane

HERITAGE GROUP

  • Meeting Weekly by Zoom
  • Every Friday at 11 AM
  • Call Beth Taylor at 828-322-6343 or Email Beth Taylor

    Ways to CARE FOR YOURSELF and OTHERS

    MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT

    • View video of Dr. Shirley Huffman’s mental health perspective on pandemic
    • Watch video HERE

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL

    • These Days Daily Devotionals for April. View Devotions HERE
    • SIgn up for the Daily d365 Devotionals HERE
    • Daily Meditations from Richard Rohr.  Sign up HERE
    • Daily Lectionary Readings from the Presbyterian Church. View Readings HERE

    SURVIVING THE QUARANTINE

    • Paul Ollinger article on surviving the quarantine
    • View Article HERE

    EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

    • Tools to assess your Emotional Wellness. View HERE
    • How to Manage your Emotions during COVID-19. Read Article HERE
    • Grief and Loss during COVID-19. Listen to Kay Warren Interview HERE

    Ways to SERVE

    SOUP KITCHEN

    • The Hickory Soup Kitchen needs daily kitchen volunteers Monday to Friday to help prepare meals for neighbors in need. To volunteer, call Bonnie at 828-327-4828
    • The Soup Kitchen is in need of umbrellas and waterproof ponchos since they are still serving food outside.
    • As always, their food pantry is in need of restocking dry goods and canned foods. Thank you for your help!

    DISTRIBUTE MEALS

    • Volunteers Needed for The Underground Table. Chefs Daniel Wheeler, Ben Sullivan and Joey Mansueto are providing meals twice a week for people who need help. In an effort to give these chefs a break, Northminster Presbyterian Church is going to start providing volunteers to distribute the meals.
    • Hours are 5-6:30 PM on Tuesdays and 3-4:30 PM on Saturdays.  NPC will provide gloves.  We ask that all volunteers meet CDC recommendations for public interaction (under age 65, have not been knowingly exposed to anyone with covid-19 in the last 14 days, have felt well for the last 14 days).  They also ask that volunteers wear a mask. Call 828-324-6634 for more information.

    MAKE A MASK

    • The FPC Sabbath Soup team along with Matt Parker are preparing meals three Sundays a month to be served as take out. We would love to give Protective Masks to our guests along with their meals. We will be putting a bin in the porte cochere from 9:00-3:30 on weekdays for donations. You do not have to come inside to donate!
    • Mask Making Instructions HERE

    ORGANIZATIONS YOU MAY WISH TO SUPPORT

    • Pregnancy Care Center PO Box 9423 Hickory, NC 28603 Renee Bentley
    • Centro-Latino PO Box 104 Hickory, NC 28603 Marie Connelly de Palacios
    • Hickory Soup Kitchen PO Box 1431 Hickory, NC 28603 Austin Pearce
    • Salvation Army PO Box 1167 Hickory, NC 28603 Michael Harris
    • Backpack Program PO Box 1051 Newton, NC 28658 Amanda Freeland c/o Corner Table
    • Habitat for Humanity PO Box 9475 Hickory, NC 28603 Mitzi Gellman
    • Cooperative Christian Ministry 31 1st Ave. SE Hickory, NC 28602 Kathy Wood
    • Family Guidance Center 17 Hwy 70 SE Hickory, NC 28602 Ann Peele
    • Exodus Homes PO Box 3311 Hickory, NC 28603 Susan Smith Walker
    • Adult Life Programs PO Box 807 Hickory, NC 28603 Mark Bumgarner
    • Safe Harbor Rescue Mission 210 2nd St. SE Hickory, NC 28602 Vicki Murray
    • Family Care Center 2875 Highland Ave NE Hickory, NC 28601 Jane Earnest

    In Case You MISSED IT

    FPC BOOK CLUB

    • We have read 7 great books since Spring and have 3 more up next! All three are relevant in our current environment of racial inequality. The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore and The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel WIlkerson.  Even if you can’t join a discussion, it’s fun to read what your friends are reading! If you do sign up, you will receive more info closer to the time of discussion.
    • Click HERE to view book options, facilitators and further details

    COOKING WITH MATT

    • Cooking with Matt videos are a huge success!
    • Wednesday May 13th: This week we are giving you two of Matt’s favorites!  Famous ribs and pasta salad.  Find ingredients HERE. Watch Video HERE on how to prepare. Enjoy!
    • Wednesday April 29th: Our next meal is an FPC favorite, King Ranch Chicken Casserole.  Click HERE for list of ingredients and click HERE to watch video on how to prepare.
    • Wednesday April 15: Click HERE for list of ingredients for Tenderloin of Pork Marsala with Spaghetti and Asparagus and click HERE to watch video on how to prepare.

    SONG OF UNITY & BLESSING

    • John McCall, a mission co-worker in Taiwan that FPC supports, sends this Easter greeting from four of his aboriginal friends of the Tyral tribe in Taiwan. They are sharing a song of solidarity with folks around the world. The words in their tribal language mean, “although we are separated, we remain one in Christ’s love.”
    • Click HERE to listen to song

    WORSHIP SERVICES

    • Click HERE to access all past Worship Services in case you missed it!

    EASTER SERVICE

    • Easter Sunday Service April 12th
    • Click HERE to watch service

    MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

    • Thursday, April 9th
    • Click HERE to watch service

    PALM SUNDAY SERVICE

    • Sunday, April 5th
    • Click HERE to watch service

     

    CONTACT US


    237 2nd St. NW
    Hickory, NC 28601

    Tel: (828) 322-6343

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