Latest News

Foyers groups have been reorganized and all will begin meeting soon. If you're interested in joining a group contact Denny Goodwin or Linda Apple.

PHONE TREE ISSUES We are currently working out issues with the church’s #Phone#Tree #messaging system. Please don’t hang up early when you receive a call, and please give Sharon your feedback on how the system is working.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to operate the sound, projection and video systems during BOTH the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Willing volunteers should contact Terri Summers or Randy Randall.  Training will be provided.

Altar Flowers Please consider signing up for altar flowers. We still have several slots available. This is a great way to honor people those closest to you.

Bell Choir Throughout the year, we are treated to performances with our Bell Choir. Melody Rose leads our bell ringers with wonderful renditions of various hymns of worship and praise. We are grateful to each of our ringers for helping to make our services even more special!

Bell Choir

Upcoming Events


  • Chrismon classes! will resume on Wednesday, February 7, at 9:30 a.m. Anyone who would like to learn to make Chrismons is welcome to attend class.
  • Thank you to everyone for all of the pantry items that were collected during Lent. It will help keep the pantry stocked so we can serve our neighbors in need.

  • The youth are taking over the food collection that was in the back of the church. All of the items received will be used for the community pantry. Please place any donations in the boxes in the back of the church or near the Fellowship Hall.

  • Social Ministry is asking your help in providing school supplies for the students and teachers affected by the tornado this past Sunday. In addition to paper, pens, and pencils, other needs include: Kid-size scissors, glue sticks, 24-count crayons, sharpies, dry erase markers, spiral notebooks, marble composition books, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, Kleenex, paper towels. We will be collecting thru Sunday, April 29; you may, however, drop off supplies at any time. We will set up a collection table in the Fellowship Hall. If you prefer to donate money, please mark your envelope "tornado school supplies". Thank you in advance for responding to this call.

  • tornado relief


Friedens Lutheran Church is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in North Carolina (established in 1745) but we pride ourselves as being progressive and adaptive to the world around us.   Though we're among the oldest, the many ministries of Friedens Lutheran Church are designed to meet today's spiritual needs. A part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, we strongly believe that with our hands we are doing God's work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus' name throughout the world.                    

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  • Sundays, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   

  • Love Offering We are collecting a love offering this and next Sunday to show Ted Hunter our appreciation. Please make checks out to the church and write "love offering" in the memo line. Please attach a note to checks. You can also donate online through our donate tab. Please indicate in the memo line that you want this to go to Ted's Love Offering.

  • Organist and Choir Director

    Organist and Choir Director

    love offering

    June 3, 2018:  Homecoming


    October 28, 2018:  Reformation

    reformation sunday Sunday School 3
    • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.

    Additional Announcements


    Your Church Council has identified several areas within Friedens that we want to emphasize and address as part of our “Road Map” for this year. We’ve addressed them in Temple Talks and in the bulletin and previous newsletters. One of those activities involves providing support to people who need it, perhaps in the form of a ride to the store, help with a household chore, or just to visit with them. We have compiled a working list of people that we feel may need our help, and we’d like our members to participate in meeting that need. If you’d be willing to visit another member or friend or help them in some other way, please speak to Kevin Harrington, Alison Hamlet, or Pastor Bill. And if you’re asked, please open your heart to supporting those among us who need it. Thank you.

  • we need your help

  • Childcare News - Unfortunately, we will not be having a SUMMER PROGRAM this year at Friedens Church. However, as always we WILL have an after-school program again next school year. We love helping your children and watching them grow. We are very grateful to be part of your community.

  • Multi ethnic group of pre-school children in a classroom.

    Multi ethnic group of pre-school children in a classroom.

  • Grasshopper’s Baseball Game June 1. Are you ready for some baseball?!! Joy Group & You! It's "Paint the Park Purple" night honoring all cancer survivors... wear purple! We will leave the church at 6:00 pm; returning around 11:00 pm following the fireworks. Tickets are $10/Person. All are invited! RSVP with Cathy Bennett by May 20th. Hosted by the Circle of Friends

  • Greensboro Grasshoppers

  • The Annual Gathering at Lenoir-Rhyne is June 22-24. More to come!

  • Vacation Bible School July 22-27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.For more information or to volunteer, contact Amy Jobe or Diana Black.