Sunday, April 29 – Intergenerational Sunday School Class

Sunday, April 29 – Intergenerational Sunday School Class

Sunday, April 29 will be a Fifth Sunday Inter-Generational Sunday School Class in Watts-Hill Hall for young and old at 9:45 a.m. (Adult, children and youth classes will meet together.)

Since we celebrated Earth Day during worship on last Sunday, we will do activities together this Sunday that celebrate planting, growing, nature, rocks, and all things natural made by God. Surveys tell us that families want to get to know members outside of their own immediate age group. Christian Education hears this desire and has designed this hour with that goal in mind. So, we invite adults, youth, Scratch, children, one and all, to meet us in Watts-Hill Hall for an active Earth Day celebration.

Palestine Is Our Home” Lunch & Learn event

Palestine Is Our Home” Lunch & Learn event
You are invited to a presentation and book signing event featuring Nahida Halaby Gordon, Ph.D. and the book: Palestine Is Our Home.
WHEN:  Monday, May 14 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  FPC, Watts-Hill Hall
Bring a bag lunch. A light dessert and beverages will be offered.  Nahida Gordon will share from this book which gives firsthand accounts of life for Palestinians after the 1947 UN Partition of Mandate Palestine. Read more here. The event is sponsored by The Coalition for Peace and Justice and hosted by FPC.

Women’s Voices Chorus Spring Concert

Women’s Voices Chorus Spring Concert

Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Choral music on the plight of the refugee and the role of Mary in the Abrahamic faiths with Latin American and Middle Eastern sounds

This concert will feature Artistic Director Allan Friedman’s new refugee song, Miriyam, Maria, and Maryam, a dramatic piece written in response to the present reality of millions of displaced people around the globe. Accompanied by guitars, oud, percussion, and interpretive dance, with text from Psalms, Rumi, and Hafez, Friedman imagines three women of different faiths as they are swept up in tragic historical events.

The spring program will also include modern and Renaissance choral works by women on the Virgin Mary; Ariel Ramirez’s romping and lively South American folk mass, Misa Criolla; and international songs of peace, including an Iraqi lullaby and a Palestinian-American’s song on the longing to be free.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for students. To purchase advance tickets online, please visit our Square store. All tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the ticket table in the lobby on the day of the concert.

It’s available! New Book on the History of FPC

It’s available!  New Book on the History of FPC

Downtown By History and Choice: First Presbyterian Church of Durham, NC, 1871-2013.  Copies of Peter Fish’s book on the history of FPC can be purchased in four ways:  1) – At the church for $25 (make check payable to First Presbyterian Church); 2) – at The Regulator Bookshop ($30); 3) – By Mail Order with discount: Go to the Carolina Academic Press web site (; click on “Shopping Cart;” enter title (Downtown by History and Choice); click on “Check Out;” on page 1 of “online Order Form” go to box labelled “Discount Code” and enter FPCBOOK (in caps); make payment including shipping charge and sales tax for N. C. residents. Cost is typically $38.44;  or 4) – Through for $65.00.