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Bible Study Opportunity

Bible Study Opportunity

As part of the LGBTQ & Friends Community Group Bible study series, I will be leading a weekly discussion group with the theme of “What the Bible Really Says About Gender.” The study will focus on issues affecting non-binary, intersex, transgender and other queer...

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Rustlings (January 24, 2022)

Rustlings (January 24, 2022)

Some people are ‘last minute’ people. Maybe it is embedded in the genetics that shape their personality. Maybe it is simply a habit that has developed over time. It often appears to be a simple matter of practicality. For whatever reason, some people wait until the...

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Sunday at FBG

Sunday at FBG

This Sunday, January 23, will be a day to be in our Sanctuary. During our 10:30am worship service, we will hear our Neighbors’ Voices with Rabbi Sam Rose from Temple of Israel bringing our message. We will also ordain and install a new class of the Diaconate. These...

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Our Neighbors’ Voices

Our Neighbors’ Voices

During Dr. Dant’s sabbatical (January 22-February 26), we will be privileged to have some of Greenville’s finest clergy to serve as our proclaimers. Put each of these dates on your calendar and join us as we worship together and hear...Our Neighbors’ Voices. Rabbi Sam...

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Rustlings (January 18, 2022)

Rustlings (January 18, 2022)

A fellow church member told me Wednesday evening, “I’m a little jealous of your planned sabbatical.” I understood the sentiment. We both enjoy biblical study, eastern religious thought, and music—all the things I will be engaging during my weeks away. My response was,...

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Jasmine Road: January Focus on Missions

Jasmine Road: January Focus on Missions

Though many women wish to escape cycles of sexual exploitation, there is often no clear, safe path forward that provides the guidance and resources they may need to restart their lives on a different path. To help women overcome such obstacles, the non-profit...

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Rustlings (January 10, 2022)

Rustlings (January 10, 2022)

This coming Sunday we will celebrate communion. I’m not sure how many hundreds of times I’ve spoken the sacred words of institution. Every phrase…every word…almost every syllable is ripe with meaning. Today, I’m enamored by the implications of proximity in these...

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New Year Blessings

New Year Blessings

Happy New Year! May you receive the words of these blessings from world faiths as a new beginning dawns. Psst…I included some of my favorites from last year’s article! —Camille Creator God, who made this day new with the dawn rising over the wet landscape renewed by...

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Christmas Made Real!

Christmas Made Real!

During the pandemic-related closures last year, it was no fun to be told to stay home, to “self-isolate,” and to give up the freedom we had to go anywhere we pleased, but that was just a taste of the adjustment many of our members have had to make due to injuries,...

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If you play piano, we need you!

If you play piano, we need you!

Would you like to be involved in a very special ministry to the preschoolers of our church? Each Sunday morning after the children’s sermon in the Sanctuary, we have Preschool Worship for our four- and five-year-olds in Carpenter Chapel. The service (about 20 minutes)...

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Rustlings (January 4, 2022)

Rustlings (January 4, 2022)

Carson, Laura, Anna, Tina, Jonathan, Rick, Lita, Jessica, Lynn, Michael, Frank, Karen and many more field personnel (missionaries) in many more countries and regions of the United States got paid in 2021. Not only did they receive salaries, but some received...

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Poinsettia Dedications

Poinsettia Dedications

Members of our congregation provided the beautiful poinsettias displayed in our Sanctuary. One poinsettia is given …by Prudence Taylor. …in loving memory of Teresa Gray by her husband, David Gray. …by Johnny and Phyllis Flynn in memory of their parents, John and...

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