Holy Grounds Coffee Hour

Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., fresh brewed fair trade coffee is served in the Gathering Area between the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.  Follow the aroma and lively conversation.


Dinner for Six, Seven or Eight – Dinners are hosted in various church members’ homes for an opportunity to meet and form friendships with those you may not know. Guests bring a dish to share. Couples and singles are welcome. If you would like to participate but are not available on the scheduled date, that’s OK. We will add you to the list and let you know when the next one will be. Hosts as well as guests will rotate, so you will have the opportunity to meet new people at each dinner, plus reconnect with those you may already know. The dinners are held about every 2-3 months and have been a tremendous success, so join us in this fantastic fellowship gathering. Contact Lesley Covington at rogerleslie@comcast.net (540)303-3838 or Diane Sinclair at dsinclair1265@gmail.com (540)667-2955 if you haven’t already signed up to participate in this small group gathering. The next Dinner for Six, Seven or Eight will be held in the fall.



Holy Yoga, led by instructor Rachel Hosmer, will be held September 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Holy Yoga is for all abilities, genders, and ages.  Holy Yoga is an hour of stretching, breathing and moving to scripture and spiritual music.  Suggested donation $10 per class or $30, paid in advance, for all four classes.

Rachel, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, is a trained, certified, and insured Holy Yoga instructor.  If you have additional questions about Holy Yoga, you may contact Rachel at Rachelh@holyyoga.net  To register for the class, please call the church office at 662-3824.

Deriters [retired spelled backwards], FPC’s older adult fellowship group, announces it 2013-2014 program schedule:

Tues, Sept 17, 11:00 a.m.:  Picnic at Liberty Hill, home of Donna and Dickie Dick

Oct 11-13:  Overnight field trip to the Richmond Folk Festival

Tues, Nov 19, 11:00 a.m.:  “Telling Our Life’s Stories for Our Families and Ourselves”

Tues, Dec 17, 11:00 a.m.:  “Musical Traditions of Christmas”

Tues, Jan 21, 11:00 a.m.:  “Music, An Art for Life”

Tues, Feb 18, 11:00 a.m.:  Mid-Winter Movie Day — Film TBD

Tues, Mar 18, 11:00 a.m.:  “Healthy Aging — Diet and Exercise for Older Adults”

Tues, Apr 15, 11:00 a.m.:  An Interpretative Tour of the John Handley High School Art Gallery

Tues, May 20, 11:00 a.m.:  “The Natural World” — A Guided Field Trip to the Blandy Experimental Farm

Tues, June 17, 11:00 a.m.:  Planning Meeting

Deriters, unless indicated otherwise, meets at the church; ordinarily, in either Donegal House or Fellowship Hall.  The program is followed by a Dutch-treat lunch at a local restaurant.