We gather for worship each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Our worship could be described as traditional but casual. We follow the same ancient pattern of worship used by many protestant and liturgical churches, sometimes called a four-fold liturgy of Gathering, Hearing, Responding, and Sending.
We serve friends, neighbors, and strangers alike here in our local community in different ways. We support the local Food Pantry and benevolence fund through the Scotland County Ministerial Alliance. Our members work throughout the community in different ways, from volunteering at the nursing home to delivering meals to shut-ins.
We gather together in different ways to learn more about ourselves, each other, our world, and God.
For adults, we offer a traditional Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. most Sundays. This informal class often uses a well-known Bible study as a guide, with reading and discussion.
Children's Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Sundays during the school year. This often seems like an old-fashioned one-room school house, with teens and older children teaching (and learning along with!) the younger children.
Younger adults (and those who just want something different from traditional Sunday School) sometimes gather for alternative faith exploration. With work and family calendars changing constantly, the times and places vary. One month a group will gather to discuss the understanding of God in a best-selling novel. Another time, we might meet each week for a month to focus on how our faith informs a current issue in the news or for a six-week Sunday night class about world religions.
We pray with and for one another. We visit the sick among us and in our community. We provide meals for those who are grieving or ill.
Jesus loved to eat and drink with sinners and tax collectors. The earliest Christians gathered together for Agape meals, to share friendship and stories. Here at FPC Memphis, we gather together for a meal on the first Sunday of each month. Those who are able (and remember!) bring a dish or two to share, and there is always plenty for everyone.