It’s our favorite time of year at FPC! We love Matt’s delicious Wednesday Night Suppers. Please sign up using the button below. You can sign up for one meal at a time or the whole semester, but please make sure you have signed up by 5pm on Tuesday for Wednesday’s meal.

Pricing and more details are available on the sign-up. Please contact Ashlee Barry at with questions.


We love our WNS, but we need volunteers each week to make them possible! .

There are different jobs to be filled each week. Volunteering at WNS is a great way to get to know your FPC family. You will receive a free meal on the night you volunteer, and youth can earn service hours.

Please email Ashlee Barry at with questions. More details can be found on the signup below.



Be an Angel and pick up a tag or two! Use our online angel tree with the button below or the actual tree is located near Kim’s desk in our welcome area. You can also pick up a donation envelope on the tree to allow the youth to shop for you. 

Please make all monetary contribution by November 28 or bring your donations in a gift bag with tags attached to the church office no later than Sunday, December 3.

Questions? Contact Heather Raines at or 828-320-7219 or Jenn Isaac at or 828-310-2887.

Thank you!


Honoring or remembering a loved one while serving others has become a holiday tradition at FPC. We invite you to recognize your loved one with a suggested donation of $25. The Catawba County Council on Aging will be the recipient of our Poinsettias with a Purpose this year.

The deadline for making a donation is Sunday, December 17. Please use the button below to give us the needed information to recognize your loved one. The form is very short, and we ask that you submit a form for each Poinsettia with a Purpose you are purchasing. Donations can be made with cash, check or Venmo. Please indicate that the money is for Poinsettias with a Purpose. Thank you!




We do love volunteers, and greeting before worship is one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities at FPC.  We need volunteers to be greeters every Sunday for our 9:15am Kairos service in the fellowship hall.  The job is easy, and you will have the opportunity to see your friends at church and meet some new friends!

The job begins at 8:55am, and duties include smiling and welcoming those attending the service, handing out bulletins, making sure the offering baskets are in place, making visitor bags available to our visitors, recording a head count, and collecting any offering and placing it under the door of the business office at the end of worship.  

Please sign up or EMAIL CLAUDE DAVIS with any questions.  Thanks!!!!



We would love to have our older children and middle school youth participate in our 11:15am sanctuary service as acolytes and youth liturgists.  Please see the descriptions of these important roles below:

Acolyte: Walk down center aisle with flame during prelude at beginning of traditional service; light both candles in choir loft (plan to arrive at church around 11:00-11:05 to find Karl Thomason for further instructions and practice)

Youth liturgist: Read invitation to share God’s peace after prayer of confession/assurance of pardon and read prayer of dedication after offering; Heather or Richard will be at the lectern with the youth liturgist during the service, so they won’t have to stand alone (plan to arrive at church around 11:00-11:05 to find Heather or Richard for further instructions, practice, and a sound check on the microphone)

QUESTIONS? Email ( or text (704-607-5980) Kiki Neale.

Thank you!

Please use the button below to sign up for one of these opportunities.


Welcoming Greeters are needed on Sunday mornings, and we’d love to have YOU!  All you need to do is welcome everyone, identify visitors, direct folks to worship, Sunday school, and the nursery, and answer questions. And only for 20 minutes! Please come to the welcoming area near Kim’s desk at the porte-cochere.

Sign up with a friend or family member, wear your name tag and a smile, and come to the welcome area.

We’ll have three shifts each Sunday unless we worship as one (some holidays).  During our regular schedule,  we need greeters from 9-9:20am, from 10-10:20am, and from 11-11:20am.

When we have one service, we will need greeters from 9:45-10:05am.

Questions?  Email Elaine Young at

Please use the button below to sign up.  Thanks!


It’s time for our new Fall Worship Schedule!  Beginning Sunday, September 10, you can put flowers in either worship space, the sanctuary or the fellowship hall, in memory or in honor of someone.  

Please use this sign-up to choose a date.  Please list who you are honoring as you would like it listed in the bulletin.  

The three local florists we recommend are Whitfield’s, Thistle Dew Nicely, and Raby’s Florist.  All three have experience with our church.  Please make sure to let them know if the service will be in the sanctuary or the fellowship hall on the date you choose.  If you would like to keep the flowers after your service, feel free to remove the insert from the vase after worship.  We ask that you leave the vase.  

Feel free to contact Kim at the church office (322-6343) or Christy Taylor at with any questions.  Thanks!!!




FPC is providing volunteers to ring the Salvation Army bell outside JC Penney in the mall on two upcoming dates, Saturday, November 11 and Saturday, December 9.  Sign up by yourself, or with family and friends.  Please help us support this organization that serves so many in our community and beyond.


Order your FPC name tag today!  These magnetic name tags are $10/each, and you can pay by check or Venmo.  Please indicate name tag on the memo line.  Use the button below to order yours today!  Please complete a separate two question form for each name tag.  Wear your name tag so we can all learn names!



Thank you FPC members for always reading our emails, responding when asked, and for giving us great feedback!! As we have been trying to keep you informed about everything going on at FPC (and trying to wish everyone a very happy birthday), we have realized that we have some old email addresses, old phone numbers, and many missing birthdates! The beginning of the new year is a great time for a fresh start!         

Please use the button below to give us your current information. It is super quick and easy. We ask that you fill out the short form for yourself and hit submit. You will be asked if you want to submit another response. Please take a few minutes and fill one out for each member of your family.

We want to stay in touch with ALL OF YOU! 


Would you like the chance to get to know our new pastor better?  Well here it is!  Richard plans to hang out at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse downtown at 29 2nd Street NW on Mondays from 5-6pm and Tuesdays from 2-3pm.  He will be there the same times this summer!  Use the button below to sign up for a 30-minute visit.  All you have to do is enter your email address and choose your spot.  You’ll receive an automated confirmation and reminder.  If you prefer, call the church office , and we can set you up as well.   


237 2nd St. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Tel: (828) 322-6343


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