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NOTEworthy July 19

On the Nature of Daylight Max Richter This week, I want to provide a different sort of experience through this column. It can often be wearisome to be “preached at,” and I am no preacher. In fact, by the very nature of my profession, I’m probably closer to being a...

Weekly Mission Spotlight: Raleigh Rescue Mission

In Wake County, there are over 6,000 homeless individuals, over 4,300 homeless school children and over 99,400 individuals in poverty at risk of being homeless. Located at 314 E. Hargett Street and founded in 1961, Raleigh Rescue Mission (RRM) is a 501c3 non-profit...

VBS 2020: Compassion Camp

First Pres families with children got to experience a “take-home” VBS June 22-26. Our theme was Compassion Camp: Be Loved, Be Kind, Be You and it engaged 20 families with Old Testament and New Testament scripture, music, movement with yoga, mission projects, writing...

NOTEworthy July 12

Not One Sparrow is Forgotten - arr. Hawley Not one sparrow is forgotten, E'en the raven God will feed; And the lily of the valley From His bounty hath its need. Then shall I not trust Thee, Father, In Thy mercy have a share? And through faith and prayer, my Mother,...

Stepping Out of the Boat: June Reflections

It has been an enriching learning experience for Ken and me to "step out of the boat" by participating in the June Bible Study on Acts under the leadership of Rev. Laurie Taylor Weicher. Our study was shared by approximately 40 FPC members/friends. Of course, Acts is...

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