Come and partake in all that J-Term has to offer!


Teacher: Rev Amy Starr Redwine
Sundays | January 7,14, & 21 | 9:15 AM | Chapel
Explore the life and faith of three people in American history who can be classified as modern-day prophets: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Dorothy Day, and Howard Thurman.

Teacher: Steve Mintz
Sundays | January 7,14, & 21 | 9:15AM | Rec Room
Join Steve Mintz, a long-time FPC member, for an exploration of housing in Virginia. Participants will look at the definitions and statistics for affordable housing, the current obstacles and challenges for the creation of affordable housing, and resources for the creation of affordable housing. Steve is the Deputy Chief Counsel at Virginia Housing, whose mission is to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.

CANCELED: Visio Divina: Praying with Art

Monday | January 8 | 7PM | Rec Room
Hosted by Young Adults
A fun evening of Karaoke.

Final Gift
Teacher: Rev. Mary Kay Collins
Wednesdays | January 10, 17, 24, & 31 | 5:45 -7PM | Fellowship Hall
This is the eleventh year we are offering this popular workshop–it is never too early to consider end-of-life plans. Participants receive topical videos and materials each week to review before our evening gatherings. We will discuss ideas about what "dying well" means to you; your options and how to clarify your desires; planning a service so your wishes are understood; and how you want to be remembered… your legacy.

Thursdays | January 11, 18, 25, & Feb 1 | 8:45AM | Library
Four weeks with four biblical stories. A chance to connect, read scripture, and pray together.

Thursday | January 11 | 6:30-8PM | Fellowship Hall
What would it look like for us to create a community where everyone feels welcome? The Dismantling Racism & Building Beloved Community and the LGBTQ+ Support Groups invite you to a discussion of the challenges and opportunities our church faces in its desire to be a welcoming and inclusive community of faith.

Flower Arrangement
Teacher: Terry White
Sunday | January 14 | 3PM | Fellowship Hall
Spend an afternoon making an arrangement, and possibly sign up to be a part of the FPC flower guild. $25 charge for materials - leave with an arrangement

The Theology of Sondheim
Teacher: Hannah Miller
Tuesday | January 16 & 23 | 6:30-8:30PM | Library
Stephen Sondheim is “the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century” (NYT, Nov 2021). We will dive into theological doctrines including creation, providence, humanity, sin, and evil through the lens of some of Sondheim’s greatest musicals including Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Company, and Sweeney Todd. Light Dinner included.
Movie Screening - “Heard”
Thursday | January 18 | 7-9PM | Rec Room
This movie captures the inspiring stories of five people who grew up in “the projects,” surviving and thriving in spite of, and often because of, the challenges they've had to overcome. To most Americans, public housing and urban poverty are “issues” that remain out of sight and mind. In this film, we get to know people who live in Richmond’s public housing communities and hear them tell their own stories of surviving and thriving.

East End Bus Tour
Hosted by Urban Hope
Sunday | January 21 | 11:30AM-1:30PM | lunch provided
Learn more about our partners in the East End and the challenges of affordable housing in Church Hill on this 90-minute bus tour hosted by outreach partner, Urban Hope. Debrief to follow. Lunch provided.

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