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TODAY – AUGUST 18, 2019

Head Usher: Nancy Dixon

Side Usher: Johanna Wilson

Children’s Church Teachers: Wendy Clabough, Anna Peterson and Isabelle Pflug

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 18

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

5:30 pm – Beacons

6:00 pm – Renovation Committee Meeting

Mon, Aug 19

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

Tues, Aug 20

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 21

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:00 pm – Faith Friends

6:00 pm – Budget & Finance Meeting

Thurs, Aug 22

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters’ Guild

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

Fri, Aug 23

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

Sat, Aug 24

8:00 am – Surry Quilters Sit-n-Sew

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family Homebound Members: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, June Hollman, Bobbie Lane, Mae Turpin, Janice Younger

Our Church Family: Vernell Goins (Kathy Moody), Kristin Leathers (Barry & Cheryl Schneider), Wayne Lowe (Steven Lowe), Mike and Debra Shelton (David & Millie Beal)

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Kat Cooke, Roxanne Gartland, Whitney Hall, Frank Hilliard, Linda Kniskern, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Danny Romasko

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, 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 on the Town: (6th-12th grade) Will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Majure family will provide dinner.

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

Faith Friends: Please mark your calendars and join us for a Faith Friends Back-To-School Party on Wednesday, August 21st, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will be making our own pizzas and playing games together to celebrate the new school year! *Note: We will also be starting our “Music with Anna” again during this time.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet at Pages on Thursday, August 22, at 8:00 a.m. Join us for coffee and a great roundtable discussion!

Keenagers Upcoming Activities: Thursday, August 22nd: Will meet for lunch at Old North State Winery at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19th: We will head to the NC Zoo in Asheboro. We will leave the church at 8:00 a.m and have lunch at the park. Cost is $13.00 and is due by September 8th. Tuesday, December 3rd: We will be going to the Christmas Show at the Wohlfahrt Haus. More details to come. Cost is $42.00 and is due by October 27th. Sign-up sheets are on the Keenagers board in the upstairs foyer.

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 on your phone/computer, 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!

Children’s Church Volunteers Are Needed: Would you like to spend some time getting to know the children of our church and helping them to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus? There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer. Sign up today!

Substitute Teachers for First Steps Needed: Please contact Loida Slate @ loida@fpcma.com if you would be willing to be on a contact list to be a substitute teacher for our First Steps Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year. If interested, you would need to fill out some initial paperwork in the church office. The hours for the preschool are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8:15 am – 11:30 am.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/18: Alan Wardle, Steven Lowe, Pennson Sheppard; 8/21: Bob Keck; 8/24: Griff Gatewood, Steve Yokeley

Anniversaries: None this week

Together we are preparing our building and our lives to proclaim the gospel to the next generation. Our campaign to raise funds for our building is going great. We have raised over $400,000 towards renovations. Currently there is a challenge gift that will match any other gifts dollar-for-dollar. So, if you have not made your commitment or decided how the Lord is calling you to participate, please continue to pray for our campaign prayer: Lord, what would you do through me? If you are unable to participate financially, please let us know by filling out a card and putting a zero in the contribution line.

You might be wondering how the renovation process will unfold. The session has set up a number of committees that will set our priorities and make decisions.

The Renovation Oversight Committee – Sets priorities for entire renovation and allocation of campaign contributions. Their overall plans will be communicated to and approved by the Session. Members include: Paul Belk, Gene Rees, Skyler Harrison and Mike Branch with Barry Schneider and Griff in an ex-officio capacity.

The Sanctuary Renovation Committee – Works with architect Terry Eason to represent the needs of the congregation in order to develop a liturgical master plan to make the sanctuary more beautiful, accessible and functional and to consider how the 1950’s education building can be made more welcoming, accessible and functional. Their plan will be recommended to the Session by the Renovation Oversight Committee.  Members include: Gene Rees, Mike Branch, Cecelia Belk, Libby Pell, Garrett Draughn, Christie Sheppard, Anna Bush, and Griff Gatewood, ex officio.

Fellowship Hall Kitchen Committee – Will make a recommendation to the Renovation Oversight Committee about how to modify and upgrade the Kitchen to meet our current needs. Members include: Mike Branch, Peggy Rees, Marinda Rives.

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TODAY – AUGUST 11, 2019

Head Usher: Nancy Dixon

Side Usher: Johanna Wilson

Children’s Church Teachers: Nicole Harrison and Loida Slate

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 11

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

5:30 pm – Beacons

Tues, Aug 13

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Meeting

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 14

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:30 am – First Steps Open House (1 year-old class)

6:00 pm – First Steps Open House (2 year-old class)

Thurs, Aug 15

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family Homebound Members: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, June Hollman, Bobbie Lane, Mae Turpin, Janice Younger

Our Church Family: Vernell Goins (Kathy Moody), Kristin Leathers (Barry & Cheryl Schneider), Wayne Lowe (Steven Lowe), Mike and Debra Shelton (David & Millie Beal)

Friends of our Church Family: Steven Atwood, Kat Cooke, Roxanne Gartland, Whitney Hall, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Ron Walker

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

Back to School! This fall, Jesus will be our teacher and the Holy Spirit will be our guide as we walk through the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. Jesus will teach us what it means to follow Him and be called His disciple. Last week, we started the first of three weeks on the Beatitudes. Jesus tells us who we are.

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, 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 on the Town: (6th-12th grade) We will start out in the Lighthouse and go on an adventure! Join us at 5:30 p.m.

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

Faith Friends: Please mark your calendars for a Faith Friends Back-To-School Party on Wednesday, August 21st, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall. We will be making our own pizzas and playing games together to celebrate the new school year!

Keenagers Upcoming Activities: Thursday, August 22nd: Will meet for lunch at Old North State Winery at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19th: We will head to the NC Zoo in Asheboro. We will leave the church at 8:00 a.m and have lunch at the park. Cost is $13.00 and is due by September 8th. Tuesday, December 3rd: We will be going to the Christmas Show at the Wohlfahrt Haus. More details to come. Cost is $42.00 and is due by October 27th. Sign-up sheets are on the Keenagers board in the upstairs foyer.  Please make checks separate when paying for any of these events.  Thank you!

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

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 on your phone/computer, 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!

Children’s Church Volunteers Are Needed: Would you like to spend some time getting to know the children of our church and helping them to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus? There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer. Sign up today!

Substitute Teachers for First Steps Needed: Please contact Loida Slate @ loida@fpcma.com if you would be willing to be on a contact list to be a substitute teacher for our First Steps Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year. If interested, you would need to fill out some initial paperwork in the church office. The hours for the preschool are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8:15 am – 11:30 am.

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: 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. Foods for the month of August are: Crackers and Peanut Butter. They accept all non-perishable foods.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/11: Janice Younger; 8/12: Matthew Eads; 8/13: Margaret Shepherd, Rick Bailey; 8/14: Jimbo Pell, Mary Botkin

Anniversaries: 8/14: Terry and Gena Ray; 8/17: Hampton and Heather Hatcher

TODAY – AUGUST 4, 2019

Head Usher: TBD

Side Usher: Nancy Dixon

Children’s Church Teachers: Loida Slate and Anna Peterson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 4

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

7:00 pm – Organ Concert/Ryan Singleton

Mon, Aug 5

5:00 pm – Sanctuary Renovation Committee

Tues, Aug 6

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 7

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, Aug 8

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, Vernell Goins, Bobbie Lane, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Samantha Johnson Atkins, Steven Atwood, Ron Cocca, Kat Cooke, Lila Davidson, Roxanne Gartland, Whitney Hall, Jeanette Hamlin, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Macy Smith, Ron Spivey, Ron Walker, 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

Back to School! This fall, Jesus will be our teacher and the Holy Spirit will be our guide as we walk through the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. Jesus will teach us what it means to follow Him and be called His disciple. Today, we start the first of three weeks on the Beatitudes. Jesus tells us who we are.

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.

Follow us! We are on Facebook and Instagram. You can also 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 Maria Pereira by Les, Loida and Anna.

Beacons (6th-12th grade) on the Town: Mark your calendars for some swimming and tubing at Kibler Valley on Monday (note – different day!), August 5th! More details to come! Stay tuned about our Sunday night meetings, which will resume on August 11th.

Organ Concert: Will be presented this evening at 7:00 p.m. here at First Presbyterian. The organist is Ryan Singleton – member, organist, choir and handbell director at St. Andrew Lutheran Church; a graduate of North Surry High School, now a senior at UNC-G in the choral music education program. Ellen gave organ lessons to Ryan while he was in high school and he now has one more semester of student teaching before graduation. This organ concert is Ryan’s way to give back to the community where he grew up in and thanks for all the many mentors he has had in the past. This concert will also be in preparation for auditions into graduate school as well as a music director for other churches in the future. Please come!

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

Summer Sunday Worship: Will continue through Labor Day, Sunday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. We are glad you are here! Join us next Sunday as well!

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 on your phone/computer, 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!

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will be held on Thursday, August 8th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages. Join us for a great cup of coffee and a wonderful discussion.

Children’s Church Volunteers Are Needed: Would you like to spend some time getting to know the children of our church and helping them to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus? There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer. Sign up today!

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Will take place at First Baptist Church on Thursday, August 8th, at 5:00 p.m. If you are signed up to assist with this ministry, please meet there. If you’d like to volunteer to help (it’s an awesome outreach, by the way!), sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer. Volunteers are always needed.

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: 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.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/4: Mark Brown, Elizabeth Gatewood; 8/6: David Glen Whitfield, Nelson Clark

Anniversaries: 8/8: Alan and Louise Wardle

TODAY – JULY 21, 2019

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Marinda Rives

Children’s Church Teachers: Anna Peterson, TBA

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jul 21

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

Tues, Jul 23

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 24

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

5:00 pm – Faith Friends/Beacons Nachos and Game Night

Thurs, Jul 25

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

2:00 pm – Red Cross Blood Drive

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

Sat, Jul 27

8:00 am – Surry Quilters/Quilt of Valor Workshop

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, Roxanne Gartland, Vernell Goins, Whitney Hall, Jeanette Hamlin, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Macy Smith, Ron Spivey, Ron Walker, 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) on the Town and Faith Friends (Pre-K-5th grade) Fun and Games and Nacho Night: Join us for an evening of food and fun and games! Parents: You may drop your children off or you are welcome to stay. Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m. We will have games, inside and out, afterwards!

Organ Concert: Will be presented on Aug. 4 at 7:00 p.m. here at First Presbyterian. The organist is Ryan Singleton – member, organist, choir and handbell director at St. Andrew Lutheran Church; a graduate of North Surry High School, now a senior at UNC-G in the choral music education program. Ellen gave organ lessons to Ryan while he was in high school and he now has one more semester of student teaching before graduation. This organ concert is Ryan’s way to give back to the community where he grew up in and thanks for all the many mentors he has had in the past. This concert will also be in preparation for auditions into graduate school as well as a music director for other churches in the future. Please come!

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.

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! Join us next Sunday as well!

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!

Children’s Church Volunteers Are Needed: Would you like to spend some time getting to know the children of our church and helping them to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus? There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer. Sign up today!

WITNESS

Red Cross Blood Drive: Will be held here at First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, July 25th. Please see Bettsee McPhail to sign up or go to redcrossblood.org and look for “First Presbyterian Church” to donate. There is a desperate need for donations! Help us save a life by donating!

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of July are: Canned Fruit and Cereal. 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.

Sandwich Saturdays: What a wonderful way to reach out to our community! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to assist! Bags with sandwiches and other items have been distributed to the children in our community over the entire summer. This is a fabulous outreach for our church to be a part. The following people are scheduled to help on July 27: Steve Yokeley, Lydia Taylor, Bettsee McPhail and Derek Higgs. Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 7/22: Delia Ferry; 7/26: Delane Heath, David Whitfield

Anniversaries: None this week

TODAY – JULY 7, 2019

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Marinda Rives

Children’s Church Teachers: Joy Barlow, Wendy Clabough & Anna Peterson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jul 7

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

Tues, Jul 9

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 10

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, Jul 11

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

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, 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, Whitney Hall, Jeanette Hamlin, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Macy Smith, Ron Spivey, Ron Walker, 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 by Paul and Cecelia Belk.

Beacons (6th-12th grade) on the Town: Check with See Sandy Bowers or see the Beacon Facebook page for more details.

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.

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! Join us next Sunday as well!

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!

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Thursday, July 11th; 8:00 a.m. at Pages. Join us for a great discussion and a hot cup of java!

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, July 11th at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  Volunteers are needed. Please see the signup sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer.

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry:  Foods for the month of July are: Canned Fruit and Cereal.  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.

Sandwich Saturdays:  Are in full swing!  Dates are listed on sign-up sheet in upstairs foyer.  Thank you to everyone who has signed up to assist! 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. The following people are scheduled to help on July 13: Steve Yokeley, Bruce Arnold, Brian Bennett and Bobbie Hinton.  Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.  Let Blanton Youell or Loida Slate know if you’d like to help in any way. 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 7/8: Lucas Fowler, Samson Casstevens, Cole Younger; 7/9: Brad Ballentine; 7/10: Philip Daniels, Katherine Seivers; 7/12: Nicole Harrison; 7/13: Josh Clark

Anniversaries: 7/10: Paul and Cecelia Belk; 7/13: Steve and Ann Yokeley

 

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.

As you give towards RENEW, please keep any offering for the RENEW separate from your regular tithe and offering. Thank you! 

An update on the campaign will be forthcoming in the next several weeks – look for it!

 

CHURCH FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Jan-May 2019 Jan-May 2018
      Income $90,704.37 $101,823.30
    Expenses $83,854.83 $96,185.71
Financial resources are not our mission, but they are the fuel that propels the mission.  -Cliff Christopher   

The Budget Committee would like to provide the congregation a brief summary of our finances in the first several months of the year. Our finances are in good shape, due to your faithfulness and generosity.  Our income exceeds our expenses. Our year to this point has been full of worship as we have observed Lenten Bible studies on Wednesday evenings, gathered on Sunday mornings and worshipped our Resurrected Lord on Easter morning. Your tithes and offerings have turned on the lights, allowed us to welcome new staff, provided meals for the hungry and allowed God’s name to be praised. As our summer unfolds, we celebrate the 40 plus kids and amazing volunteers at VBS, and high school and college graduations.  We look forward to middle and high school retreats, Bible studies and numerous other activities within the life of the church.  

The Kiwanis Club will hold a blood drive at First Presbyterian Church.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, July 25th, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Blood donations of all types are in great need!  Won’t you help us help them save lives by donating?  You can go to http://www.redcrossblood.org to sign up to donate or call Bettsee McPhail at 336.755.6008.

TODAY – JUNE 30, 2019

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Children’s Church Teachers: Nicole Harrison, Valerie Parker and Anna Peterson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jun 30

9:00 am – Adult Sunday School

10:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

Tues, Jul 2

9:30 am – Faith Friends to Dobson Splash Pad

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 3

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

5:00 pm – Beacons on the Town

Thurs, Jul 4

Church Office Closed/Independence Day

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

Sat, Jul 6

10:30 am – Sandwich Saturday

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, Whitney Hall, Jeanette Hamlin, Jimbo Miller, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Macy Smith, Ron Spivey, Ron Walker, 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 honor of our church family during the RENEW campaign by Gene and Peggy Rees.

Beacons (6th-12th grade) on the Town: Will meet on Wednesday, July 3rd. See Sandy Bowers for more details.

Faith Friends: Tuesday, July 2nd; We will meet in the upper parking lot of the church at 9:30 a.m. and head to Dobson to the Splash Pad and playground. Parents – check your email for more info!

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.

Church Office Closed: Thursday, July 4th, for Independence Day.

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! Join us next Sunday as well!

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

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, July 4th at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  Volunteers are needed. The signup sheet is on the board in the upstairs foyer.

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, July 7th, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings.  See the announcement below about the foods that are needed in July. 

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry:  Foods for the month of July are: Canned Fruit and Cereal.  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.

Sandwich Saturdays:  Are in full swing!  Dates are listed on sign-up sheet in upstairs foyer.  Thank you to everyone who has signed up to assist! 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. The following people are scheduled to help on July 6: Faith Friends and Girl Scout Troop 13024. Let Blanton Youell or Loida Slate know if you’d like to help in any way.

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE
Jan-May 2019 Jan-May 2018
Income $90,704.37 $101,823.30
Expenses $83,854.83 $96,185.71
Financial resources are not our mission, but they are the fuel that propels the mission.  -Cliff Christopher   

The Budget Committee would like to provide the congregation a brief summary of our finances in the first several months of the year. Our finances are in good shape, due to your faithfulness and generosity.  Our income exceeds our expenses. Our year to this point has been full of worship as we have observed Lenten Bible studies on Wednesday evenings, gathered on Sunday mornings and worshipped our Resurrected Lord on Easter morning. Your tithes and offerings have turned on the lights, allowed us to welcome new staff, provided meals for the hungry and allowed God’s name to be praised. As our summer unfolds, we celebrate the 40 plus kids and amazing volunteers at VBS, and high school and college graduations.  We look forward to middle and high school retreats, Bible studies and numerous other activities within the life of the church.  

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.

As you give towards RENEW, please keep any offering for the RENEW separate from your regular tithe and offering. Thank you!

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/30: Courtney Chilton Pike; 7/5: Valerie Parker

Anniversaries: 7/2: Wade and Marie Moody, Matt and Amy Stoltz Pait