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RENEW CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Thanks to so many who have so generously committed to RENEW, our capital campaign. If you have not taken the opportunity to make a commitment, please consider doing so by praying: LORD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO THROUGH ME? Brochures and cards are available in the sanctuary. If you have prayerfully decided not to make a commitment to the campaign, please let us know by filling out a form and zeroing out the amount. Many folks give generously and do not have the capacity for giving above and beyond their regular giving.

Today, we had planned to announce the total of our giving, but the Renew Committee expects more commitments to come in soon. If you’re looking for an update, please know that things are going well. Yet again, this congregation has proved itself to be a grateful and generous people.
As you give towards RENEW, please keep any offering for the RENEW separate from your regular tithe and offering. Thank you!

TODAY – JUNE 23, 2019

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Children’s Church Teachers: Loida Slate and Anna Peterson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jun 23

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

Tues, Jun 25

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Meeting

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 26

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, Jun 27

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown, Frieda Chauncey, Barbara Cleveland, Bobbie Lane, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Samantha Johnson Atkins, Ron Cocca, Kat Cooke, Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Macy Smith, Ron Spivey, Betty Wright

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Join us! For lemonade on the lawn in the courtyard immediately following worship today. We will welcome our newest members and visitors from Vacation Bible School.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet on Thursday, June 27th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages. We hope you will join us for our roundtable discussion and perhaps a great cup of coffee!

VBS 2019: It was AWESOME! We had more than 50 kids of all ages that came to learn about the story of Jonah and the Whale! Every night the children got to spend a wonderful time together — singing new songs, doing fun activities, playing games and learning about Jesus’ love for us and one another! We cannot wait until next year! We had the MOST amazing team of teachers and volunteers – from ages 12 to 86 – who made this great event possible! A BIG thank you to each of them for giving of their time and talents to help make our VBS such a GREAT success!

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:00 to 9:45 am each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Sign up to assist with our Children’s Ministry! Check out the bulletin board (Kid’s Corner) downstairs beside of the Children’s Church/Faith Friends room to see the areas that we need you! There are several to choose from!

Summer Sunday Worship: Has begun and will continue through Labor Day, Sunday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. We are glad you are here and hope you will join us next Sunday!

Realm Connect Update: We are excited about the recent move to our new church software application. You’ll soon be able to: update your personal information, communicate with groups and teams, follow church announcements, look up members and be able to put a name with a face, manage giving and join events. If you download the app, the code is: fpcma. If you received an email with an invite, you won’t need the code, but you will have to create your own account with a username and password. Online giving through Realm is available now as well!

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of June are: Canned/Dried Milk and Macaroni and Cheese. All non-perishable foods are accepted. Please make sure they are not out of date. Volunteers are needed! If you’d like to assist at any time stocking shelves or organizing food at Yokefellow, they are always looking for volunteers. They are open from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon each day.

Meals On Wheels Drivers Are Desperately Needed! Do you have some time on your hands that you’d like to spend helping others? Meals on Wheels is looking for people to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Mount Airy area. For more information, please contact Susan Lawrence at 336.786.6155, ext. 233.

Sandwich Saturdays: Are happening again this summer! Dates are listed on sign-up sheet in upstairs foyer. Thank you for all who have already signed up to assist! *In the meantime, we’ll be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the sandwiches. Bring your items and place them in the green tub in the Koinonia Room. Bags with sandwiches and other items will be distributed to the children in our community. This is a fabulous outreach for our church to be a part. Let Blanton Youell know if you’d like to help in any way.

Scarves Around Surry: We are continuing to collect scarves, yarn, and donations. Boxes are located in the downstairs (main) entrance at the church. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/25: Johanna Wilson; 6/26: Joseph Dixon; 6/28: Emily Lowe; 6/29: Lizzie Pell

Anniversaries: 6/27: Chad and Heather Stafford

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Thanks to so many who have so generously committed to RENEW, our capital campaign. If you have not taken the opportunity to make a commitment, please consider doing so by praying: LORD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO THROUGH ME? Brochures and cards are available in the sanctuary. Today we will receive our First Fruits Offering. This is a time to make a first payment towards your commitment if you already haven’t done so. A First Fruit Offering is a requirement by God of his people, Israel. As the name suggests, it is any fruit or grain harvest that ripens the earliest. This offering is regarded as a down payment guaranteeing God’s richest blessings upon the remaining harvest and should be given before the rest of the harvest is taken. As you give towards RENEW, please keep any offering for the RENEW separate from your regular tithe and offering. Thank you!

 

TODAY – JUNE 16, 2019

Head Usher: Nancy Dixon

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Children’s Church Teachers: Joy Barlow and Sylvia Chilton

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jun 16

Father’s Day

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

Mon, Jun 17

5:30 pm – Vacation Bible School

Tues, Jun 18

5:30 pm – Vacation Bible School

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 19

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

5:00 pm – Beacons on the Town (Helping with VBS)

5:30 pm – Vacation Bible School

Thurs, Jun 20

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters’ Guild

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

Sat, June 22

8:00 am – Surry Quilters Sit-n-Sew

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown, Frieda Chauncey, Bobbie Lane, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Family of Betty Street, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Samantha Johnson Atkins, Ron Cocca, Kat Cooke, Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Ryane Nester, Martha Robertson, Macy Smith, Ron Spivey, Betty Wright

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in memory of our fathers, Judge Fate Beal, Frank Shelton and Ed Bateman by the Beal family.

Beacons (6th-12th grade): We need your help with VBS this coming week! If you can help any day (Monday-Wednesday), please let Loida know.

New Members Class: Griff will be here to spend the evening (5:30-7:30) on Monday and Tuesday, June 17th and 18th, with anyone who would like to learn more about the church and/or is interested in joining the church. Please let Griff know if you are interested in coming.

VBS 2019 – Come Aboard With Jonah! Monday-Wednesday, June 17th-19th from 5:30-7:30; Join us each evening for a fun-filled night of music, crafts, Bible story time and games. All children – toddler through sixth grade – are welcome to participate. Dinner will be provided for children each night at 5:30 p.m. TODAY is the deadline to reserve a spot for your child. Please RSVP by text: (919)748-9223 or email: loida@fpcma.com. Make sure you include the age and full name of your child or children.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:00 to 9:45 am each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Sign up to assist with our Children’s Ministry! Check out the bulletin board (Kid’s Corner) downstairs beside of the Children’s Church/Faith Friends room to see the areas that we need you! There are several to choose from!

Summer Sunday Worship: Has begun and will continue through Labor Day, Sunday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. We are glad you are here and hope you will join us next Sunday!

Realm Connect Update: We are excited about the recent move to our new church software application. You’ll soon be able to: update your personal information, communicate with groups and teams, follow church announcements, look up members and be able to put a name with a face, manage giving and join events. If you download the app, the code is: fpcma. If you received an email with an invite, you won’t need the code, but you will have to create your own account with a username and password. Online giving through Realm is available now as well!

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of June are: Canned/Dried Milk and Macaroni and Cheese. All non-perishable foods are accepted. Please make sure they are not out of date. If you’d like to assist at any time stocking shelves or organizing food at Yokefellow, they are always looking for volunteers. They are open from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon each day.

Meals On Wheels Drivers Are Desperately Needed! Do you have some time on your hands that you’d like to spend helping others? Meals on Wheels is looking for people to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Mount Airy area. For more information, please contact Susan Lawrence at 336.786.6155, ext. 233.

Sandwich Saturdays: Are happening again this summer! Dates are listed on sign-up sheet in upstairs foyer. Thank you for all who have already signed up to assist! *In the meantime, we’ll be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the sandwiches. Bring your items and place them in the green tub in the Koinonia Room. Bags with sandwiches and other items will be distributed to the children in our community. This is a fabulous outreach for our church to be a part. Let Blanton Youell know if you’d like to help in any way.

Scarves Around Surry: We are continuing to collect scarves, yarn, and donations. Boxes are located in the downstairs (main) entrance at the church. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/20: Doug Draughn, Averie Horton

Anniversaries: 6/20: Bob and Kathy Moody

Thanks to so many who have so generously committed to RENEW, our capital campaign. If you have not taken the opportunity to make a commitment, please consider doing so by praying: LORD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO THROUGH ME? Brochures and cards are available in the sanctuary. Next Sunday, June 16th is our First Fruits Offering. This is a time to make a first payment towards your commitment if you already haven’t done so. A First Fruit Offering is a requirement by God of his people, Israel. As the name suggests, it is any fruit or grain harvest that ripens the earliest. This offering is regarded as a down payment guaranteeing God’s richest blessings upon the remaining harvest and should be given before the rest of the harvest is taken. As you give towards RENEW, please keep any offering for the RENEW separate from your regular tithe and offering. Thank you!

TODAY – JUNE 9, 2019

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Children’s Church Teachers: Loida Slate and Valerie Parker

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jun 9

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

Tues, Jun 11

8:15 am – First Steps Summer Camp (2’s)

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 12

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, Jun 13

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

8:15 am – First Steps Summer Camp (2’s)

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown, Frieda Chauncey, Bobbie Lane, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Family of Betty Street, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Samantha Johnson Atkins, Ron Cocca, Kat Cooke, Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Ed and Sandy Nester, Ryane Nester, Martha Robertson, Ron Spivey, Betty Wright

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Betty Street, who passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Please be in prayer for the family.

Beacons (6th-12th grade): Will not meet this evening. However, our summer has begun and the Beacons will be on the town meeting in different places. Plans are not set in stone, but it is likely we will go see a movie on Wednesday, June 19th. More details to come.

New Members Class: Griff will be here to spend the evening (5:30-7:30) on Monday and Tuesday, June 17th and 18th, with anyone who would like to learn more about the church and/or is interested in joining the church. Please let Griff know if you are interested in coming.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Thursday, June 13th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages. Join us for an in-depth discussion as well as a cup of coffee!

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:00 to 9:45 am each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Sign up to assist with our Children’s Ministry! Check out the bulletin board (Kid’s Corner) downstairs beside of the Children’s Church/Faith Friends room to see the areas that we need you! There are several to choose from!

Summer Sunday Worship: Has begun and will continue through Labor Day, Sunday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. We are glad you are here and hope you will join us next Sunday!

Realm Connect Update: We are excited about the recent move to our new church software application. You’ll soon be able to: update your personal information, communicate with groups and teams, follow church announcements, look up members and be able to put a name with a face, manage giving and join events. If you download the app, the code is: fpcma. If you received an email with an invite, you won’t need the code, but you will have to create your own account with a username and password. Online giving through Realm will be coming soon!

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of June are: Canned/Dried Milk and Macaroni and Cheese. All non-perishable foods are accepted. Please make sure they are not out of date. If you’d like to assist at any time stocking shelves or organizing food at Yokefellow, they are always looking for volunteers. They are open from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon each day.

Meals On Wheels Drivers Are Desperately Needed! Do you have some time on your hands that you’d like to spend helping others? Meals on Wheels is looking for people to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Mount Airy area. For more information, please contact Susan Lawrence at 336.786.6155, ext. 233.

Sandwich Saturdays: Are happening again this summer! Dates are listed on sign-up sheet in upstairs foyer. Thank you for all who have already signed up to assist! *In the meantime, we’ll be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the sandwiches. Bring your items and place them in the green tub in the Koinonia Room. Bags with sandwiches and other items will be distributed to the children in our community. This is a fabulous outreach for our church to be a part. Let Blanton Youell know if you’d like to help in any way.

Scarves Around Surry: We are continuing to collect scarves, yarn, and donations. Boxes are located in the downstairs (main) entrance at the church. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/12: Blanton Youell; 6/13: Ted King; 6/14: Pepper Mayes; 6/15: Alex Mayes Warner

Anniversaries: 6/11: Paul and Ellen Eich

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Betty Street. Betty passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, (her birthday) at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019, by Rev. Griff Gatewood. Burial will follow in West End Cemetery in Wytheville, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Please be in prayer for the entire family.

~When we live, we live for the Lord.  When we die, we die for the Lord, so whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. – Romans 14:8

TODAY – JUNE 2, 2019

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Children’s Church: Children stay in worship today

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jun 2

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am – Youth & Graduation Worship

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

Mon, Jun 3

8:15 am – First Steps Program

6:00 pm – Session Meeting

Tues, Jun 4

8:00 pm – NA Group Meeting

Wed, Jun 5

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Thurs, Jun 6

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – AA Group Meeting

Fri, Jun 7

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown, Frieda Chauncey, Timothy “Judd” East, “Orie” James East, Bobbie Lane, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Samantha Johnson Atkins, Ron Cocca, Kat Cooke, Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Kristin Leathers, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Ron Spivey, Betty Wright

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of James and Hassie Midkiff by their daughter, Debra Stoltz.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade): Will not meet this evening.

Faith Friends: Will meet on Wednesday, June 5th, at 5:00 p.m.

New Members Class: Is coming in June. Please let Griff know if you are interested in joining the church.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, June 6th, 5:00 p.m. Meet at First Baptist Church. The following people are signed up to assist with this ministry to help feed folks in our community: Bob and Sylvia Chilton and Bob Keck. Other volunteers are needed.

Sandwich Saturdays: Are happening again this summer! Dates will be announced soon. *In the meantime, we’ll be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the sandwiches. Bring your items and place them in the green tub in the Koinonia Room. Bags with sandwiches and other items will be distributed to the children in our community. This is a fabulous outreach for our church to be a part. Let Blanton Youell know if you’d like to help in any way.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/5: Betty Street; 6/6: Elliot Stafford; 6/8: Carol Draughn

Anniversaries: 6/6: Derek and Mary Higgs; 6/7: Daniel and April Horton

Graduating from High School is a big deal. We do not mark many rites of passage as culture, but this is one passage we do mark. Today, we gather to remind these graduates that they belong to God through Jesus Christ’s life lived for them and the Holy Spirit poured out by the Father on them. Baptism is the sign and symbol of this belonging. As a way of celebrating and blessing them at this time of transition, our service today is structured around baptism. We will all renounce with them the ways of death and confirm with them the way of life stated in the Apostles’ Creed. Then, they will reaffirm the promises they each made when they were confirmed.

There are other graduates in our congregation. Congratulations to them. Their accomplishments are listed below.

High School

Casey Barnett, daughter of Sandra Barnett and Cam Barnett, will graduate from Mount Airy High School. She will attend Appalachian State University.

Maggie Beal, daughter of Mike and Legh Beal, will graduate from Mount Airy High School. She will be attending North Carolina State University in the College of Humanities and Social Science.

Alex Bowers, son of Gary and Sandy Bowers, will graduate from Mount Airy High School. He will be attending Queens University of Charlotte, NC.

Philip Daniels, son of Lee and Mae Daniels, will graduate from Mount Airy High School. He will attend Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music.

Samuel Eads, son of Chris and Timmesa Wishart & Jeff and Katy Eads, will graduate from Mount Airy High School. He will be attending University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Andy Majure, son of David and Carla Majure, will graduate from Mount Airy High School. He will attend The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Emma Pequeno, daughter of Peter and Beth Pequeno received her High School Equivalency and is attending Surry Community College.

Owen Perkins, son of Greg and Julie Perkins, will graduate from Mount Airy High School. He will attend North Carolina State University.

Samuel Wilson, son of Darryl and Durenda Wilson, graduated from Homeschooling. He will attend Surry Community College.

College

Catherine Beal graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Sciences in Biology with a minor in Psychology.

Sam Brown will graduate from the Appalachian State University with a degree in Communications.

Carly Clark graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and another in Political Science.

Jai Daniels graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies.

Joseph Dixon graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Political Science.

Claire Draughn graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Design.

Emma Ferry graduated from Surry Community College with her Associate of Arts degree.

John Ferry graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenic Design.

Mary Glen Hatcher graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Journalism.

Anna Merritt graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

Sara Pequeno graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Journalism.

Graduate School

Kate Brown graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received her Master of Arts in Education.

Daniel Hatcher graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master of Science in Physics.

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We thank these folks for participating in the service today:

Musical Accompaniment:

Loida Slate, Violin
Philip Daniels, Tuba

Organist:

Ellen Eich

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Ray Manieri and family on the death of his wife, Betsy, who passed away recently.  A service of worship and celebration of Betsy’s life will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:30 until 1:45 pm in the Koinonia Room at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Surry Arts Council, P.O. Box 141, Mount Airy, NC 27030 or Surry County Schools Educational Foundation, 209 North Crutchfield Street, Dobson, NC 27017.

Please be in prayer for Ray, Elizabeth, John Michael and the rest of the family.

“If the live, we live for the Lord; if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” ~Romans 14:8

 

TODAY – MAY 19, 2019

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Children’s Church Teachers: Les and Loida Slate and Anna Peterson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 19

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Ordination & Installation/Children’s Church

12:15 pm – RENEW Celebration Lunch

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, May 20

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, May 21

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, May 22
Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

5:00 pm – Faith Friends

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, May 23

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

Fri, May 24

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown, Timothy “Judd” East, “Orie” James East, Bobbie Lane, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Tony Callaway and family, Ron Cocca, Claire Hill Collins’ family, Kat Cooke, Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Kristin Leathers, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Ron Spivey, Betty Wright

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Beacons (6th-12th grade): Will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Lighthouse and will begin working on and preparing for Youth Sunday and the Yard Sale (Saturday, June 1st).

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: From April 28th to May 19th- Sermons will be thematic about our capital campaign: Renew: Proclaiming the Gospel to the Next Generation. The overarching theme of the sermons will be that Generosity is Grounded in Gratitude, Revealed in Prayer, and Lived in Faith. Graduation/ Youth Sunday will be June 2nd.

Calling All Graduates! If you are graduating from high school, college or graduate school, let us celebrate with you! High school graduates – we need the following: school, parents’ names, college you will be attending (if so), and a senior picture. College and Graduate School graduates: University and degree. We need your information as soon as possible. Thanks!

The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and His wonderful works through this church family by David and Marinda Rives.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

New Members Class: Is coming in June. Please let Griff know if you are interested in joining the church.

Faith Friends: Will meet on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Thursday, May 23rd, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages. Join us for a great discussion!

Sign up to assist with our Children’s Ministry! Check out the bulletin board (Kid’s Corner) downstairs beside of the Children’s Church/Faith Friends room to see the areas that we need you! There are several to choose from!

Summer Sunday Worship: Beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 26th through Labor Day, Sunday, September 1st, we will have worship at 10:00 a.m. We hope you will join us!

Beacon Yard Sale: Saturday, June 1st – 7:00 a.m. until noon. Your junk may be someone else’s treasure! Start filling bags to bring to the sale. Contact Sandy Bowers at 336-341-9432 if you have things to drop off. Proceeds from sales will go towards the Beacon’s summer activities.

It’s almost time for VBS again! Mark your calendars – June 17th-19th! More info to come soon!

Realm Connect Update: We are excited about the recent move to our new church software application. You’ll soon be able to: update your personal information, communicate with groups and teams, follow church announcements, look up members and be able to put a name with a face, manage giving and join events. If you download the app, the code is: fpcma. If you received an email with an invite, you won’t need the code, but you will have to create your own account with a username and password. Online giving is available through Realm once you’ve created your account.  It can be accessed through the app on your phone as well as the website.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call the church office – 336.786.2803.

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of May are: Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce. All non-perishable foods are accepted. Please make sure they are not out of date. If you’d like to assist at any time stocking shelves or organizing food at Yokefellow, they are always looking for volunteers. They are open from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon each day.

Meals On Wheels Drivers Needed: To deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Mount Airy area. For more information, please contact Susan Lawrence at 336.786.6155, ext. 233.

Sandwich Saturdays: Are happening again this summer! Dates will be announced soon. *In the meantime, we’ll be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the sandwiches. Bring your items and place them in the green tub in the Koinonia Room. Bags with sandwiches and other items will be distributed to the children in our community. This is a fabulous outreach for our church to be a part. Let Blanton Youell know if you’d like to help in any way.

Scarves Around Surry: We are continuing to collect scarves, yarn, and donations. Boxes are located in the downstairs (main) entrance at the church. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/22: Mary Beth Wood, Michael Wood; 5/23: Jenny Cooke; 5/25: Kelsey Carlisle

Anniversaries: 5/21: Rick and Sara Bailey, Will and Christie Sheppard; 5/22: Lee and Mae Daniels; 5/23: Doug and Carol Draughn; 5/25: Luke and Lizzie Morrison

RENEW Celebration Lunch: Join us for lunch today immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall from 12:15-1:30 pm.  We are CELEBRATING and PROCLAIMING the Gospel to the Next Generation by beginning a campaign that will entail many improvements to our facility over the next three years.  Childcare will be provided during the adult program. (1-1:30 pm)

 

JOIN US FOR
WORSHIP at 10:00 A.M.
beginning NEXT Sunday,
MEMORIAL Day, MAY 26th!