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TODAY – FEBRUARY 16, 2020

Head Usher: Will Sheppard

Side Usher: Nelson Clark

Children’s Church Teachers: Loida P. Slate and Anna Peterson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Feb 16

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Children’s Church

5:30 pm – Beacons in Scout Hut

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Mon, Feb 17

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:00 pm – Session Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Tues, Feb 18

6:00 pm – Daisy Scout Troop Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Feb 19

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:00 pm – Faith Friends

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 20

11:30 am – Keenager Lunch

6:00 pm – AA Group

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Fri, Feb 21

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Sat, Feb 22

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family Homebound Members: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, June Hollman, Mae Turpin

Our Church Family: Harvey Arrington (Kathy Moody), Barbara Ayers, Brad Ballentine, Jackie Bennett (Brian Bennett), Barry and Mary Brown (Beth Pequeno), Bobby Chilton, Kat Cooke (Kathy Moody), Vernell Goins (Kathy Moody), Crystal Harrelson (Bob & Terri Keck), Robin Phillips Hauser (Carla Cheek), Ginger Keck Flynn (Bob & Terri Keck), Bob Keck II, Bobbie Lane, Linda Parker (Valerie Parker), Maggie Townsend (Gene & Peggy Rees), Melissa Wilkins (Valerie Parker), Cathy Youell (Blanton & Lauren Youell)

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Gary Harold, Frank Hilliard, Edith McPeak, Sam Moser, 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. New people should be listed under “new requests.” If someone needs to be removed from the board, please notify the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Please be sure to follow us 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!

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 aged 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.

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Sandy Beam by Bob and Sylvia Chilton.

Beacons: (Youth, 6th-12th grade) We will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Scout Hut. Dinner will be provided by the Majure family.

Keenagers: Thursday, February 20th; We will meet for lunch at Old North State Winery at 11:30 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the Keenagers board for this and other events in the future. Please sign up if you wish to join us for any of them.
Special Lenten Activities: Our Congregation will be joining with the congregations of Calvary Baptist and First Baptist to observe Lent. Each Wednesday, we will gather for a worship service at noon followed by a simple lunch. These services and meals will start on March 4th and conclude on April 8th, the Wednesday of Holy Week. We will rotate locations and preachers. 3/4/20 is FBC. 3/11/20 is FPC. 3/18/20 is Calvary. 3/25/20 is FBC. 4/1/20 is FPC. 4/8/20 is Calvary.

Children’s Ministries News: Godly Play will be held during Sunday school every week for our children from 10:00 to 10:45 am; all aged children are welcome! Faith Friends will be held every Wednesday at 5:00 pm. We will be meeting either in the Children’s Church classroom or in the Scout Hut while our church is hosting Room in the Inn. Our next Bible study for our third through sixth graders will be held on Monday, February 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate money for a children’s dinner, or have any questions or concerns, please see Loida for more information or you can contact her at Loida@fpcma.com or (919)748-9223.

Massanetta Middle School (July 9-12) & Montreat Youth Conference: (July 26 – August 1) – Deposits of $125 for Massanetta & $100 for Montreat are due now for anyone who is eligible and wishes to go to either conference this year. If you haven’t already paid, please do so today. See Sandy Bowers for more information.

WITNESS

Room in the Inn/Winter Shelter: Join in what God is doing in our midst! We are incredibly grateful for the ways that God is using the folks in our community, including lots from our church family to be His hands and feet to our guests at the Room in the Inn. This past week, lots of volunteers shared their gifts: Joy Constantine, Mickey McGuire, Ann Taylor, Valerie Parker, Anna Bush, Mi Casa, Danny & Hope Lineberry, Will Sheppard, Kathryn Moore, Robin Simmons, Dick Johnson, Chick Fil-A (Chad Tidd), Trinity Episcopal, Holy Angels, Chris & Timmesa Wishart, Sarah Johnson, Bill Wells, Ginny Adams, Rosie Sink, Faith Ashby, Miss Angel’s, Mount Airy Rotary Club, Thrive Community Church, First Baptist & Friends Feeding Friends, Chris & Melissa Hiatt, Daris Wilkins, Anthony Shaver, Tina Cockerham, Sandra Weavil, Margaret Layman & Calvary Baptist, Dawn Tickle, Tracy & Kathy Bentley, Kathy Moody, Sandra Barnett and Gina Button. The shelter will continue through March. We have served an average of 10 guests each night. There are many ways in which you can be involved. If you would like to volunteer, please check out our church website, http://www.fpcma.com and go to the “Room in the Inn” tab or call the church office.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 2/16: Cristi Arington, Kim Branch, Linda Warren; 2/18: Pamela Sinclair; 2/19: Jane Rountree; 2/20: Bobby Chilton; 2/21: Dave Petri; 2/22: Daniel Horton

Anniversaries: 2/17: Tim and Theresa Minter

TODAY – FEBRUARY 9, 2020

Head Usher: Will Sheppard

Side Usher: Nelson Clark

Children’s Church Teachers: Loida P. Slate and Anna Peterson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Feb 9

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Children’s Church

5:15 pm – Beacons

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Mon, Feb 10

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Tues, Feb 11

6:00 pm – Cadette Scout Troop Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:00 pm – Community Opioid Forum

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Feb 12

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:00 pm – Faith Friends

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 13

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

5:30 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

6:00 pm – AA Group

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Fri, Feb 14

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Sat, Feb 15

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family Homebound Members: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, June Hollman, Mae Turpin

Our Church Family: Harvey Arrington (Kathy Moody), Barbara Ayers, Brad Ballentine, Jackie Bennett (Brian Bennett), Bobby Chilton, Kat Cooke (Kathy Moody), Vernell Goins (Kathy Moody), Crystal Harrelson (Bob & Terri Keck), Robin Phillips Hauser (Carla Cheek), Ginger Keck Flynn (Bob & Terri Keck), Bob Keck II, Bobbie Lane, Linda Parker (Valerie Parker), Maggie Townsend (Gene & Peggy Rees), Melissa Wilkins (Valerie Parker), Cathy Youell

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Gary Harold, Frank Hilliard, Edith McPeak, Sam Moser, 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. New people should be listed under “new requests.” If someone needs to be removed from the board, please notify the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! 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!

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.

Special Lenten Activities: Our Congregation will be joining with the congregations of Calvary Baptist and First Baptist to observe Lent. Each Wednesday, we will gather for a worship service at noon followed by a simple lunch. These services and meals will start on March 4th and conclude on April 8th, the Wednesday of Holy Week. We will rotate locations and preachers. 3/4/20 is FBC. 3/11/20 is FPC. 3/18/20 is Calvary. 3/25/20 is FBC. 4/1/20 is FPC. 4/8/20 is Calvary.

Beacons: (Youth, 6th-12th grade) We will meet this evening at 5:15 p.m. at the church to load up soup and head to the Moravian Church for dinner. We will be tallying the total number of cans collected for “Soup”er Bowl of Caring.

“Soup”er Bowl of Caring: Final tally/count this evening! If you have cans of soup for the Beacons, make sure you get them to them prior to their meeting this evening. You have already helped them by donating over 400 cans of soup! That is amazing! Final numbers will be announced next week. All of the food will be donated to Yokefellow Food Pantry.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Thursday, February 13th at Pages at 8:00 a.m. Join us for a cup of coffee and a great discussion.

Keenagers: Thursday, February 20th; We will meet for lunch at Old North State Winery at 11:30 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the Keenagers board for this and other events in the future. Please sign up if you wish to join us for any of them.

Children’s Ministries News: Godly Play will be held during Sunday school every week for our children from 10:00 to 10:45 am; all aged children are welcome! Faith Friends will be held every Wednesday at 5:00pm. We will be meeting either in the Children’s Church classroom or in the Scout Hut while our church is hosting Room in the Inn. Our next Bible study for our third through sixth graders will be held on Monday, February 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate money for a children’s dinner, or have any questions or concerns, please see Loida for more information or you can contact her at Loida@fpcma.com or (919)748-9223.

Massanetta Middle School (July 9-12) & Montreat Youth Conference: (July 26 – August 1) – Deposits of $125 for Massanetta & $100 for Montreat are due now for anyone who is eligible and wishes to go to either conference this year. If you haven’t already paid, please do so today. See Sandy Bowers for more information.

Sign-ups for Flowers, Scripture Readers and Friends Feeding Friends in 2020: Check the board in the upstairs foyer for sign-up sheets for both of these for the upcoming year. For flowers, standing memorials are listed with an asterisk. If your name appears there and you don’t wish to put flowers in, please notify the church office.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: For anyone that is involved in this ministry, please meet at First Baptist Church on Thursday, February 13th, at 5:00 p.m.

Room in the Inn/Winter Shelter: Join in what God is doing in our midst! We are incredibly grateful for the ways that God is using the folks in our community, including lots from our church family to be His hands and feet to our guests at the Room in the Inn. This past week, lots of volunteers shared their gifts: Calvary Baptist Church, Jaye Wilson, Mi Casa, First Baptist Church, Holy Angels Catholic Church, Chick Fil-A, Felton Godwin, Steven Lowe, Kathryn Moore, Mickey McGuire, Chris & Timmesa Wishart, Central Methodist Church, Dave Petri, Miss Angels Heavenly Pies, Debbie Watson, Ann Taylor, Friends Feeding Friends, Mount Airy Police Department, Delane & Amy Heath, Kathy Moody and Westfield Baptist Church. The shelter will continue through March. We have served an average of 10 guests each night. There are many ways in which you can be involved. If you would like to volunteer, please check out our church website, http://www.fpcma.com and go to the “Room in the Inn” tab or call the church office.

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: This ministry is our local food pantry that feeds the hungry in our community and helps in a multitude of ways. Our church collects items for the pantry the first Sunday of each month. The suggested foods for the month of February are: Rice and Mayonnaise. All non-perishable items will be accepted.

Greater Mount Airy Community Opioid Forum: The Greater Mount Airy Missional Network will host a Community Opioid Forum on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (Snow date: February 18) at the Earle Theater, 124 North Main Street, in Downtown Mount Airy from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. We will begin with a presentation from Mark Willis, Director, Surry County Opioid Response Effort, describing the scope of the opioid crisis. We will then move to a panel discussion moderated by Maddie Gardner of WFMY TV involving community leaders and representatives of community agencies working with the effects of the opioid crisis upon individuals, as well as the general public. For additional information, please call 336-786-8324.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 2/12: Marissa Petri; 2/13: Andi Draughn Schnuck; 2/15: Claire Draughn, Logan King

Anniversaries: None this week

The Beacons are still collecting cans of soup for the “Soup”er Bowl of Caring. While this started as a friendly competition between several churches, the main goal is to feed the hungry in our community with the soup that is collected. If you’re out shopping between now and this Sunday, February 2nd, pick up a couple of extra (or more) cans and bring them to worship! Won’t you help the Beacons attempt to meet their goal of 300 cans?  With your help, it won’t take them long to achieve their goal!

TODAY – JANUARY 26, 2020

Head Usher: Peter Pequeno

Side Usher: Marinda Rives

Children’s Church Teachers: TBA

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jan 26

9:45 am – Sunday School

9:45 am – New Members Class

11:00 am – Worship/Children’s Church

12:00 pm – Chili Lunch Fundraiser

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Mon, Jan 27

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:30 pm – 3rd-5th Bible Study

6:00 pm – Session Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Tues, Jan 28

6:00 pm – Cadette Scout Troop Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jan 29

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:00 pm – Faith Friends

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Jan 30

5:30 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

6:00 pm – AA Group

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Fri, Jan 31

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Sat, Feb 1

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family Homebound Members: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, June Hollman, Mae Turpin

Our Church Family: Harvey Arrington (Kathy Moody), Barbara Ayers, Brad Ballentine, Jackie Bennett (Brian Bennett), Bobby Chilton, Kat Cooke (Kathy Moody), Vernell Goins (Kathy Moody), Crystal Harrelson (Bob & Terri Keck), Robin Phillips Hauser (Carla Cheek), Ginger Keck Flynn (Bob & Terri Keck), Bob Keck II, Bobbie Lane, Sylvie Morrison (Luke & Lizzie Morrison), Linda Parker (Valerie Parker), The Family of Mike Shelton (David & Millie Beal), Melissa Wilkins (Valerie Parker)

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Gary Harold, Frank Hilliard, Edith McPeak, 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. New people should be listed under “new requests.” If someone needs to be removed from the board, please notify the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

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!

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.

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Dave and Nancy Dixon and all the volunteers for Room in the Inn by Mickey and Margaret McGuire.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to David and Millie Beal and family on the death of Millie’s brother, Mike Shelton, who passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Please be in prayer for the family.

Chili Lunch Fundraiser: Make plans and join us immediately following worship today in the Scout Hut for a warm bowl of chili! We’d love for numerous families to prepare (and share) their favorite recipe with everyone. Donations will be accepted. This is a fundraiser for the Beacons who will be attending the summer youth conferences.

New Member Class: Will meet today & February 2nd at 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall. Please come and learn about what membership means at FPC.

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

“Soup”er Bowl of Caring: The Beacons have been challenged once again by the Main Street churches to see who can collect the most cans of soup and/or monetary donations through Sunday, February 2nd. Won’t you help them meet their goal by purchasing a few extra cans when you’re shopping for groceries? This is a simple way to help us feed the hungry in our community! All of the food will be donated to Yokefellow Food Pantry.

Beacon Super Bowl Party: Meet at Sandy’s (Bowers – 350 Robin Road ) house at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2nd. Bring snacks to share.

Keenagers: Thursday, February 20th; We will meet for lunch at Old North State Winery at 11:30 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the Keenagers board. Please sign up if you wish to join us. Be on the lookout for more events to come soon!

Children’s Ministries News: Godly Play will be held during Sunday school every week for our children from 10:00 to 10:45 am; all aged children are welcome! Faith Friends will be held every Wednesday at 5:00pm. We will be meeting either in the Children’s Church classroom or in the Scout Hut while our church is hosting Room in the Inn. Our next Bible study for our third through sixth graders will be held on Monday, January 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate money for a children’s dinner, or have any questions or concerns, please see Loida for more information or you can contact her at Loida@fpcma.com or (919)748-9223.

Montreat Youth Conference: (July 26 – August 1) – Deposits of $100 are due now for any Beacons who are eligible and wish to go to Montreat this year. See Sandy Bowers for more information.

Sign-ups for Flowers, Scripture Readers and Friends Feeding Friends in 2020: Check the board in the upstairs foyer for sign-up sheets for both of these for the upcoming year. For flowers, standing memorials are listed with an asterisk. If your name appears there and you don’t wish to put flowers in, please notify the church office.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: For anyone that is involved in this ministry, please meet at First Baptist Church on Thursday, January 30th, at 5:00 p.m.

Room in the Inn/Winter Shelter: Join in what God is doing in our midst! We are incredibly grateful for the ways that God is using the folks in our community, including lots from our church family to be His hands and feet to our guests at the Room in the Inn. This past week, lots of volunteers shared their gifts: Dave & Nancy Dixon, Dale Watson, Margaret Cockerell, Laura East, Cathy Cloukey, Bobbie Lane, folks at Mi Casa, Kathryn Moore, Heather Gwynn, Holy Angels Catholic Church, Mickey McGuire, Trinity Episcopal, Chris & Timmesa Wishart, First Baptist Church, Ann Taylor, Friends Feeding Friends, Delane & Amy Heath, Shelia Smith, Margaret McGuire, Ginny Adams, Mary Kilby, Rosie Sink, Chris & Melissa Hiatt, Mae Daniels and Bobbie Hinton. Monetary contributions of $6,233.13 have also been received. A decision has been made to continue the shelter through the month of March. We have served an average of 8 guests each night. There are many ways in which you can be involved. If you would like to volunteer, please check out our church website, http://www.fpcma.com and go to the “Room in the Inn” tab or speak to Nancy Dixon or call the church office.

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: This ministry is our local food pantry that feeds the hungry in our community and helps in a multitude of ways. Our church collects items for the pantry the first Sunday of each month. The suggested foods for the month of January are: Cereal and Tuna; February’s foods are: Rice and Mayonnaise. All non-perishable items will be accepted.
Greater Mount Airy Community Opioid Forum: The Greater Mount Airy Missional Network will host a Community Opioid Forum on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (Snow date: February 18) at the Earle Theater, 124 North Main Street, in Downtown Mount Airy from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. We will begin with a presentation from Mark Willis, Director, Surry County Opioid Response Effort, describing the scope of the opioid crisis. We will then move to a panel discussion moderated by Maddie Gardner of WFMY TV involving community leaders and representatives of community agencies working with the effects of the opioid crisis upon individuals, as well as the general public. For additional information, please call 336-786-8324.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 1/27: Joy Snow, Andrew Barlow, Emma Pequeno; 1/28: Taylor Bouma

Anniversaries: None this week

Sympathy of the Congregation

The sympathy of the congregation is expressed to David and Millie Beal and family on the death of Millie’s brother, Mike Shelton, who passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Please be in prayer for the 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

Chili Lunch Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for this Sunday, January 26th as the Beacons prepare for their Chili Lunch. We need lots of folks to participate – so if you have a favorite recipe, whip one up and bring it to share with everyone on Sunday. The lunch will be held in the Scout Hut immediately following worship. We hope you will join us! This fundraiser has always been well received (who doesn’t love a warm bowl of chili?). Donations will be accepted and will go towards the Beacon summer conferences and trips.

TODAY – JANUARY 19, 2020

Head Usher: Peter Pequeno

Side Usher: Marinda Rives

Children’s Church Teachers: Sandy Bowers and Julia Ann Banfield

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jan 19

9:45 am – Sunday School

9:45 am – New Members Class

11:00 am – Worship/Children’s Church

5:30 pm – Beacons in Scout Hut

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Mon, Jan 20

Church Office Closed/Martin Luther King Day

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Tues, Jan 21

6:00 pm – Daisy Scout Troop Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jan 22

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:00 pm – Faith Friends

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Jan 23

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

6:00 pm – AA Group

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Fri, Jan 24

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Sat, Jan 25

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family Homebound Members: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, June Hollman, Mae Turpin

Our Church Family: Harvey Arrington (Kathy Moody), Barbara Ayers, Brad Ballentine, David Banfield, Jackie Bennett (Brian Bennett), Norma Bowen (Valerie Parker), Bobby Chilton, Kat Cooke (Kathy Moody), Vernell Goins (Kathy Moody), Crystal Harrelson (Bob & Terri Keck), Robin Phillips Hauser (Carla Cheek), Mary Higgs, Ginger Keck Flynn (Bob & Terri Keck), Bob Keck II, Bobbie Lane, Linda Parker (Valerie Parker), Mike Shelton (David & Millie Beal), Paul T. Reeves (Peggy Rees)

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Gary Harold, Frank Hilliard, Danny Romasko, Payden Simmons

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. New people should be listed under “new requests.” If someone needs to be removed from the board, please notify the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

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!

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.

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God, by Gene and Peggy Rees – in thankfulness for our church, for the recent prayers for Maggie Townsend. Prayers have helped restore her health.

New Member Class: Will meet this Sunday, January 19th, January 26th & February 2nd at 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall. Please come and learn about what membership means at FPC.

Beacons: (Youth, 6th-12th grade) Will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Scout Hut. The Pike family will be providing dinner.

“Soup”er Bowl of Caring: The Beacons have been challenged once again by the Main Street churches to see who can collect the most cans of soup and/or monetary donations through Sunday, February 2nd. Won’t you help them meet their goal by purchasing a few extra cans when you’re shopping for groceries? This is a simple way to help us feed the hungry in our community!

Beacon Super Bowl Party: Meet at Sandy’s (Bowers – 350 Robin Road ) house at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2nd. Bring snacks to share.

Church Office Closed: To observe Martin Luther King Day – on Monday, January 20th.

Chili Lunch Fundraiser: Make plans and join us immediately following worship in the Scout Hut (change of location!) next Sunday, January 26th for a warm bowl of chili! We’d love for numerous families to prepare (and share) their favorite recipe with everyone. Donations will be accepted. This is a fundraiser for the Beacons who will be attending the summer youth conferences.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Join us at Pages for a great discussion and a great cup of coffee on Thursday, January 23rd, at 8:00 a.m.

Room in the Inn/Winter Shelter: Join in what God is doing in our midst! We need to form a “laundry carpool” to drop off bags of dirty sheets from the church and/or pick up stacks of clean sheets to deliver to the church. We have several slots available for people to prepare breakfast for Room in the Inn. We also need a driver to pick up and drop off guests on February 1st and 2nd. If you would like to volunteer, please check out our church website, http://www.fpcma.com and go to the “Room in the Inn” tab or speak to Nancy Dixon or call the church office.

Children’s Ministries News: Godly Play will be held during Sunday school every week for our children from 10:00 to 10:45 am; all aged children are welcome! Faith Friends will be held every Wednesday at 5:00pm. We will be meeting either in the Children’s Church classroom or in the Scout Hut while our church is hosting Room in the Inn. Our next Bible study for our third through sixth graders will be held on Monday, January 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate money for a children’s dinner, or have any questions or concerns, please see Loida for more information or you can contact her at Loida@fpcma.com or (919)748-9223.

Montreat Youth Conference: (July 26 – August 1) – Deposits of $100 are due now for any Beacons who are eligible and wish to go to Montreat this year. See Sandy Bowers for more information.

Sign-ups for Flowers, Scripture Readers and Friends Feeding Friends in 2020: Check the board in the upstairs foyer for sign-up sheets for both of these for the upcoming year. For flowers, standing memorials are listed with an asterisk. If your name appears there and you don’t wish to put flowers in, please notify the church office.

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: This ministry is our local food pantry that feeds the hungry in our community and helps in a multitude of ways. Our church collects items for the pantry the first Sunday of each month. The suggested foods for the month of January are: Cereal and Tuna. All non-perishable items will be accepted.

Greater Mount Airy Community Opioid Forum: The Greater Mount Airy Missional Network will host a Community Opioid Forum on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (Snow date: February 18) at the Earle Theater, 124 North Main Street, in Downtown Mount Airy from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. We will begin with a presentation from Mark Willis, Director, Surry County Opioid Response Effort, describing the scope of the opioid crisis. We will then move to a panel discussion moderated by Maddie Gardner of WFMY TV involving community leaders and representatives of community agencies working with the effects of the opioid crisis upon individuals, as well as the general public. For additional information, please call 336-786-8324.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 1/19: Janet Gilley; 1/22: Kelley Jackson, Mariah Branch; 1/24: Mary Miles Harrison; 1/25: David Rives

Anniversaries: 1/21: Bill and Jane Rountree