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TODAY – NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Head Usher: Mike Beal

Side Usher: Sylvia Chilton

Children’s Church Teachers: Margaret Cockerell and Laura East

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Nov 18

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult & Children’s Sunday School

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

12:00 pm – Thanksgiving Feast

Mon, Nov 19

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Nov 20

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Nov 21

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

4:00 pm – Beacons to distribute Thanksgiving Meals

Thurs, Nov 22
Happy Thanksgiving!
Church Office Closed

Fri, Nov 23
Church Office Closed

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Suzanne Lewis-Brown, Mildred Jones, Emily Keck, Betty Jane King, Claire Merritt, Jane Rountree

Friends of our Church Family: Lane Hawks, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Reyn McMillan, Ensley Morgan, Aurora Paganoni, Allie Patch, Kynslee Payne, Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton

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 (more information in announcement below). If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram 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 recognition of the volunteers and donors that make Surry Medical Ministries possible by David and Marinda Rives.

Texts for upcoming sermons: As we conclude First Corinthians and look towards Advent (the season of the church year where we prepare for Christ’ second coming and prepare to celebrate his first), here are the topics and the texts for different Sundays:
Nov 25: Money and Farewell: I Corinthians 16; Dec 2: Song of Hannah: 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Dec 9: Song of Zechariah: Luke 1:67-79; Dec 16: Choral Cantata; Dec 23: Song of Mary: Luke 1:46-55; Dec 24: Song of the Angels: Luke 2: 13-15; Dec 30: Song of Simeon: Luke 2:28-32

Session and Financial Update: If you are curious to know details about what our session is up to or the details of our finances, there is a Session Minutes packet posted each month on the bulletin board at the top of stairs outside the sanctuary. Here you can find out how the leadership of the church is stewarding the gifts God has given us.

Thanksgiving Feast: Immediately following worship today, we will come together and celebrate our 11th Thanksgiving Feast together. If you did not sign up but wish to join us, we have ordered several additional plates of food.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade): Will be going on a Ghost Tour this evening. This event required early sign up.  If you haven’t spoken with Sandy, unfortunately you won’t be able to go.

Congratulations to our newly elected officers: Last week at a congregational meeting immediately after worship, the congregation elected Jane Tesh to the class of 2019 to serve out a term vacated by Nancy Davis.  We elected Alex Bowers to serve as youth elder.  We also elected Nancy Dixon, Peter Pequeno, Marinda Rives and Durenda Wilson to serve in the class of 2021.  Look for each of these new elder-elects to introduce themselves in your bulletin soon.  Special thanks goes to our Nominating Committee: Paul Belk, Bob Keck, Christie Sheppard, Julia Ann Banfield, and Laura East.

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

Children’s Church: Would you like to spend some quality time with a great group of kids learning and doing activities based on the Children’s Sermon message? Helpers still needed for the following dates: November 25, December 9 (need one volunteer), December 23 and December 30.

Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant Sign Ups: Our annual pageant will be held at 3 pm on December 24. Kids and Beacons, if you would like a speaking or non-speaking part please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the Kids Corner board (next to the Children’s Church/Sunday School room). Deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 2.

Choral Cantata: Are you interested in joining the choir to sing during the Cantata? They could use the extra voices. They are now practicing music for their “Lesson in Carols” and invite you to come join them at 7:30 pm on Wednesday nights to practice. 

Parent’s Night Out! Saturday, December 1st, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Need to go grab coffee? Dinner? See a movie? Christmas shop? You can do that and leave your children with the Beacons.  There will also be adult supervision. We’ll have movies, games, dinner and some other snacks. Sign up on the sheet in the upstairs or downstairs foyer. Deadline to sign up is Monday, November 26th.  See Sandy Bowers for more info.

2019 Montreat Conference: July 28th-August 3rd; If you are planning to go, a deposit of $100 is due by Saturday, December 14th.

 

WITNESS

Thanksgiving Meals: The Beacons say thank you! Your generosity, faithfulness and humble spirit to want to give back to the community shows! We asked and you answered.  Although there were no pumpkins this year to jump start this ministry, we still received numerous contributions and will be able to feed 50 families for Thanksgiving.  Thank you to Joy Barlow and Margaret McGuire for their leadership and assistance in reaching out to the families we will be sponsoring this year!

CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to Tony and Debbie Stoltz on the birth of their grandson, Archer Roman Stoltz, who was born Saturday, October 27, 2018. He is the son of Christopher and Maya Williams Stoltz.

Birthdays: 11/11: Joan Godwin, Christie Sheppard; 11/14: Liam Overby; 11/15: Durenda Wilson; 11/16: Darryl Wilson

Anniversaries: 11/15: Mickey and Margaret McGuire; 11/19: Ray and Betsy Manieri, Michael and Diane Wood

 

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS CALENDAR 2018

 

November 29               

Community Tree Lighting with Beacons serving Hot Chocolate – 6:00

December 1                  

Parent’s Night Out – 4:00-8:00 p.m. (Deadline to sign up – 11/26/18)

December 2                  

1st Sunday in Advent

11:00 – Worship/Communion

3:00 – Beacon Angel Tree Shopping (bring $20 for shopping)

5:00 – Advent Wreath Workshop and Dinner

($5/wreath, candles & oasis; $5 dinner from Thai Café)

Sign up on sheet in upstairs hallway or by the online link (this will be forthcoming)

December 9                  

2nd Sunday in Advent

11:00 – Worship

5:00 – Candy House Making and Dinner from Chile Rojo

($5 per person) – Sign up on sheet in upstairs hallway or by the online link (this will be forthcoming)

December 15                

Beacons to Boone for Operation Christmas Child

December 16                

3rd Sunday of Advent

11:00 – Choral Cantata with Children’s Choir Singing

7:00 – Longest Night Service

December 19               

7:00 – Caroling at the Gatewood’s

December 20                

Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

December 21                

5:00 – Beacons Progressive Dinner & Gift Swap

December 23                

4th Sunday in Advent

11:00 – Worship

Receive Christmas Joy Offering

December 24                  

Christmas Eve

3:00 – Children’s Christmas Pageant

7:00 – Candlelight Communion Service

December 25                

Christmas Day – Nativity of the Lord

December 26 & 27       

Church Office Closed

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TODAY – NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Head Usher: Mike Beal

Side Usher: Sylvia Chilton

Children’s Church Teachers: Drew and Wendy Clabough

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Nov 11

9:45 am – Adult & Children’s Sunday School

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

12:00 pm – Congregational Meeting

Tues, Nov 13

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Nov 14

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 15

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:30 pm – Handbell Choir

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

Fri, Nov 16

8:15 am – First Steps Program

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Suzanne Lewis-Brown, Mildred Jones, Emily Keck, Claire Merritt, Jane Rountree

Friends of our Church Family: Lane Hawks, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Reyn McMillan, Ensley Morgan, Aurora Paganoni, Allie Patch, Kynslee Payne, Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton

CHURCH MINISTRIES

There will be a Congregational meeting immediately following worship today. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect elders for the class of 2021. The nominees from the Nomination Committee are: Nancy Dixon, Pete Pequeno, Marinda Rives and Durenda Wilson. Jane Tesh has been nominated to fill a slot of the class of 2019. Alex Bowers has been nominated to be our youth elder.

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 (more information in announcement below). If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

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

Texts for upcoming sermons: As we continue in First Corinthians, we will focus on Worship. This is the theme of the fourth section of the book. Here are the topics and the texts for different Sundays: November 18: The Resurrection Chapter 15.

Thanksgiving Feast: On Sunday, November 18th, we will come together and celebrate our 11th Thanksgiving Feast together. It will be held immediately following worship.  Join us as we give thanks. There are several ways to let us know you wish to come: 1) fill out the form in today’s bulletin and drop it in the offering plate, 2) sign-up on the sheet in the upstairs hallway, or 3) call the church office (336.786.2803).  Please do so before the end of the day on Wednesday, November 14th, so we’ll know how many to plan for.  The cost is $10 per person.  Children 12 and under eat free.  The menu will consist of ham and several holiday fixings as well as dessert and drink. It will be catered by Chris Wishart.

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

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.

Children’s Church: Would you like to spend some quality time with a great group of kids learning and doing activities based on the Children’s Sermon message? If you are able to help at least one Sunday between the months of November or December, please see Valerie Parker or email at kids@fpcma.com. You may also sign-up on the Kid’s Corner board at the bottom of stairs (next to Children’s Church/Sunday School room). Two volunteers are needed each week. Details of story and activities will be provided to you a week beforehand. Helpers still needed for the following dates: November 25, December 9 (need one volunteer), December 23 and December 30.

Choral Cantata: Are you interested in joining the choir to sing during the Cantata? They could use the extra voices. They are now practicing music for their “Lesson in Carols” and invite you to come join them at 7:30 pm on Wednesday nights to practice.

Parent’s Night Out! Saturday, December 1st, 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Need to go grab coffee? Dinner? See a movie? Christmas shop? You can do that and leave your children with the Beacons.  There will also be adult supervision. We’ll have movies, games, dinner and some other snacks. Sign up on the sheet in the upstairs or downstairs foyer. Deadline to sign up is Monday, November 26th.  See Sandy Bowers for more info.

Advent Devotionals: In recent years, we have ordered advent devotionals but have found that we have many left over.  We’d like to know if you are interested in receiving a devotional this year for the Advent season.  There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer.

2019 Montreat Conference: July 28th-August 3rd; If you are planning to go, a deposit of $100 is due by Saturday, December 14th.

 

WITNESS

Thanksgiving Meals: In years past, the Beacons have sold pumpkins during the Autumn Leaves Festival to feed the hungry in our community for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, they were unable to get pumpkins this year due to all of the rain.  However, they know the need to feed the hungry is still there.  They had a bake sale to jump start the proceeds.  They would love to be able to feed 50 families; so far we have funds for 37 meals.  Meals are $45.00 each.  If you would like to sponsor a family, please get a check or cash to Joy Barlow or Margaret McGuire by Thursday, November 15thPlease make your gift separate than your regular giving to the church. If you are writing a check, make it to: FPC Beacons.  Thank you for helping us feed the folks in our community as well as those at the Shepherd’s House & Children’s Center.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 11/11: Joan Godwin, Christie Sheppard; 11/14: Liam Overby; 11/15: Durenda Wilson; 11/16: Darryl Wilson

Anniversaries: 11/15: Mickey and Margaret McGuire; 11/19: Ray and Betsy Manieri, Michael and Diane Wood

 

 

On Sunday, November 18th, we will come together and celebrate our 11th Thanksgiving Feast together. It will be held immediately following worship. Join us as we give thanks. There are several ways to let us know you wish to come: 1) fill out the form in this Sunday’s bulletin and drop it in the offering plate, 2) sign-up on the sheet in the upstairs hallway at the church or 3) call the church office (336.786.2803). Please do so before the end of the day on Wednesday, November 14th, so we’ll know how many to plan for. The cost is $10 per person. Children 12 and under eat free. The menu will consist of ham and several holiday fixings as well as dessert and drink. It will be catered by Chris Wishart.

TODAY – NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Head Usher: Mike Beal

Side Usher: Sylvia Chilton

Children’s Church Teachers: Durenda and Johanna Wilson

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Nov 4

9:45 am – Adult & Children’s Sunday School

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Nov 5

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Nov 6

10:00 am – Modern Gardeners Garden Club

10:00 am – Circle 1

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Nov 7

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

5:00 pm – Faith Friends/Choir

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 8

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

5:30 pm – Handbell Choir

Fri, Nov 9

8:15 am – First Steps Program

3:00 pm – Veteran’s Day Service

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Suzanne Lewis-Brown, Mildred Jones, Emily Keck, Claire Merritt, Jane Rountree

Friends of our Church Family: Lane Hawks, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Reyn McMillan, Aurora Paganoni, Allie Patch, Kynslee Payne, Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton

CHURCH MINISTRIES

There will be a Congregational meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, November 11th. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect the next class of elders.

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 (more information in announcement below). If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Texts for upcoming sermons: As we continue in First Corinthians, we will focus on Worship. This is the theme of the fourth section of the book. Here are the topics and the texts for different Sundays: November 11: Order in Worship (Words):14:26-33; November 18: Women and Men Worshiping: 14:33-40

Thanksgiving Feast: On Sunday, November 18th, we will come together and celebrate our 11th Thanksgiving Feast together. It will be held immediately following worship. Join us as we give thanks. There is a sign-up sheet in the upstairs hallway or you can call the church office (336.786.2803) before the end of the day on Wednesday, November 14th, so we’ll know how many to plan for. The cost is $10 per person. Children 12 and under eat free. The menu will consist of ham and several holiday fixings as well as dessert and drink. It will be catered by Chris Wishart.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade): Will meet at 5:30 p.m. this evening in the Lighthouse. The Heath family will provide dinner.

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.

Faith Friends/Choir: Will meet on Wednesday, November 7th, at 5:00 p.m.

Children’s Sunday School and Choir: Will meet from 9:45 until 10:15 on Sunday, November 11th.  At 10:15, the Children’s Choir will practice in the sanctuary as they will be singing in worship. Parents: you may meet your children in the sanctuary rather than coming to their class.

Children’s Church: Would you like to spend some quality time with a great group of kids learning and doing activities based on the Children’s Sermon message? If you are able to help at least one Sunday between the months of October through December, please see Valerie Parker or email at kids@fpcma.com. You may also sign-up on the Kid’s Corner board at the bottom of stairs (next to Children’s Church/Sunday School room). Two volunteers are needed each week. Details of story and activities will be provided to you a week beforehand. Helpers still needed for the following dates: November 11, November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23 and December 30.

New Pew Bibles: New Bibles have been given in loving memory Shasta.  We would love to have several members who have nice handwriting to include a memo on the inside of the Bibles in Shasta’s memory.  If this is something you would be interested in, please contact the church office.

Advent Devotionals: In recent years, we have ordered advent devotionals but have found that we have many left over.  We’d like to know if you are interested in receiving a devotional this year for the Advent season.  There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer. 

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, November 8th; The following are signed up to assist with this ministry: Bob and Sylvia Chilton and Bob Keck.  Additional volunteers are needed.

Thanksgiving Meals: In years past, the Beacons have sold pumpkins during the Autumn Leaves Festival to feed the hungry in our community for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, they were unable to get pumpkins this year due to all of the rain.  However, they know the need to feed the hungry is still there.  They had a bake sale to jump start the proceeds.  They would love to be able to feed 50 families.  Meals are $45.00 each.  If you would like to sponsor a family, please get a check or cash to Joy Barlow or Margaret McGuire by Thursday, November 15thPlease make your gift separate than your regular giving to the church.  If you are writing a check, make it to FPC Beacons.  Thank you for helping us feed the folks in our community as well as those at the Shepherd’s House & Children’s Center.

Veteran’s Day Service: Friday, November 9th; The Mountain View Garden Club will sponsor a service to honor all veterans.  If you are a veteran and would like to be recognized in this service, please contact Joy Barlow at 336-786-5687.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 11/4: Sandra Barnett; 11/5: Tom McCluskey; 11/6: Ella Morrison; 11/8: Liz Pflug; 11/10: Emma Harrison

Anniversaries: 11/8: Chris and Brittany Jeffries

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends

DON’T FORGET to turn your clocks back by ONE HOUR before you go to bed tomorrow night.

We hope you will join us for Sunday School at 9:45 (for children and adults) and for worship at 11:00.

TODAY – OCTOBER 28, 2018

Head Usher: Ted King

Side Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Children’s Church Teachers: Libby Pell and Wendy Clabough

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Oct 28

9:45 am – Adult & Children’s Sunday School

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

4:00 pm – Beacons to Corn Maze

Mon, Oct 29 

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Oct 30

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Oct 31

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

Thurs, Nov 1

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

5:30 pm – Handbell Choir

Fri, Nov 2

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Suzanne Lewis-Brown, Mildred Jones, Emily Keck, Claire Merritt, Jane Rountree

Friends of our Church Family: Lane Hawks, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Reyn McMillan, Aurora Paganoni, Allie Patch, Kynslee Payne, Rosalie Sexton

CHURCH MINISTRIES

There will be a Congregational meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, November 11th. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect the next class of elders.

From Griff: Good morning everyone! This morning I am in Durham. I am serving as part of the commission to ordain Chris Blumhofer as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. Chris most recently preached here this past June. He and his family have moved to Pasadena, California where he is teaching New Testament.

Today, various members will be leading in worship and one of our own, Bill Rountree will be preaching. Bill is long time member of FPCMA and a Certified Lay Pastor serving up on the mountain at Mary Horner Walker Presbyterian Church.

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in honor of Betty Jane King, who is celebrating her 91st birthday today by Ted and Gloria King.

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 (more information in announcement below). If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Texts for upcoming sermons: As we continue in First Corinthians, we will focus on Worship. This is the theme of the fourth section of the book. Here are the topics and the texts for different Sundays: November 4: Spiritual Gifts and the Upbuilding of the Body: 14:1-25; November 11: Order in Worship (Words):14:26-33; November 18: Women and Men Worshiping: 14:33-40

Beacons: (6th-12th grade): Will go to the Corn Maze this evening. We will meet at the church at 4:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00, which includes popcorn and a drink.  Hotdogs and nachos are available for purchase as well.

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.

Children’s Sunday School: Sunday School is back! Preschool to Kindergarten will be meeting in the room next to the nursery, 1st to 3rd Grade will be meeting in the Children’s Church room, and 4th and 5th Grade will be meeting in the Library. All classes begin at 9:45 am. See Valerie Parker for more info or contact her by email, kids@fpcma.com.

Children’s Church: Would you like to spend some quality time with a great group of kids learning and doing activities based on the Children’s Sermon message? If you are able to help at least one Sunday between the months of October through December, please see Valerie Parker or email at kids@fpcma.com. You may also sign-up on the Kid’s Corner board at the bottom of stairs (next to Children’s Church/Sunday School room). Two volunteers are needed each week. Details of story and activities will be provided to you a week beforehand. Helpers still needed for the following dates: November 11, November 25, December 2, December 9, December 23 and December 30.

Choir: Will not meet on Wednesday, October 31st.

New Pew Bibles: New Bibles have been given in loving memory Shasta.  We would love to have several members who have nice handwriting to include a memo on the inside of the Bibles in Shasta’s memory.  If this is something you would be interested in, please contact the church office.

Daylight Savings Time: DON’T FORGET to set your clocks back by one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 3rd! 

All Saints Day/Sunday: In every time and place, folks just like us- imperfect and broken- who have been made saints through Jesus Christ are called to offer their gifts for the enrichment and betterment of the church.   In this way we all share in the treasures and gifts so lavishly given by Christ to the church.  Next Sunday, November 4th, we will give thanks for all the gifts God has given us through all the saints in our midst and give thanks for all who have gone before us and celebrate the unity we have with such a great cloud of witnesses.   God works through ordinary people.  Thanks be to God.  If you have lost a loved one in the past year and would like their name mentioned in the prayers of the people, please email the church office at emailfpcma@gmail.com or call 336.786.2803.

Advent Devotionals: In recent years, we have ordered advent devotionals but have found that we have many left over.  We’d like to know if you are interested in receiving a devotional this year for the Advent season.  There is a sign-up sheet in the upstairs foyer.

WITNESS

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, November 4th, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings.  The foods for the month of November are Tuna and Mayonnaise.

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, November 1st; The following are signed up to assist with this ministry: Bob and Sylvia Chilton and Bob Keck.  Additional volunteers are needed.

Thanksgiving Meals: In years past, the Beacons have sold pumpkins during the Autumn Leaves Festival to feed the hungry in our community for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, they were unable to get pumpkins this year due to all of the rain.  However, they know the need to feed the hungry is still there.  They had a bake sale to jump start the proceeds.  They would love to be able to feed 50 families.  Meals are $45.00 each.  If you would like to sponsor a family, please get a check or cash to Joy Barlow or Margaret McGuire by Thursday, November 15thPlease make your gift separate than you regular giving to the church.  If you are writing a check, make it to FPC Beacons.  Thank you for helping us feed the folks in our community as well as those at the Shepherd’s House & Children’s Center. 

Veteran’s Day Service: Friday, November 9th; The Mountain View Garden Club will sponsor a service to honor all veterans.  If you are a veteran and would like to be recognized in this service, please contact Joy Barlow at 336-786-5687.

CELEBRATIONS 

Birthdays: 10/28: Kayla Lowe; 10/30: Garrett Bush, Emily Keck, John  Merritt; 11/1: Millie Beal; 11/3: Erica Carlisle

Anniversaries: None this week

TODAY – OCTOBER 21, 2018

Head Usher: Ted King

Side Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Children’s Church Teachers: Joy Barlow and Laura East

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Oct 21

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult & Children’s Sunday School

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

12:00 pm – Stories from Uganda Lunch (Nancy Dixon)

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Mon, Oct 22

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Oct 23

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Oct 24

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 25

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:30 pm – Handbell Choir

6:00 pm – Relay for Life Wrap-Up

Fri, Oct 26

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Suzanne Lewis-Brown, Mildred Jones, Claire Merritt, Emily Keck

Friends of our Church Family: Lane Hawks, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Reyn McMillan, Aurora Paganoni, Allie Patch, Kynslee Payne, Rosalie Sexton

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in memory of George and Cleta Rives, William and Nell Keck & Tom and Catherine Bagnal by David and Marinda Rives.

Stories from Uganda: Immediately following worship today, we will meet in the Fellowship Hall to hear Nancy Dixon tell us about her recent time in Uganda and the work that she and David are involved in there to bring simple and decent health care to people living in rural areas. We will have lunch catered from the Thai Cafe.

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 (more information in announcement below). If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Texts for upcoming sermons: As we continue in First Corinthians, we will focus on Worship. This is the theme of the fourth section of the book. Here are the topics and the texts for different Sundays: November 4: Spiritual Gifts and the Upbuilding of the Body: 14:1-25; November 11: Order in Worship (Words):14:26-33; November 18: Women and Men Worshiping: 14:33-40

Beacons: (6th-12th grade): Will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Lighthouse. The Branch family will provide dinner.

Keenager Trip: Thursday, November 29th: This will be our Christmas dinner and show at the Wohlfahrt Haus. Cost is $42.00 per person.  If you are planning to go and have not paid, please make sure and do so today. 

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.

Children’s Sunday School: Sunday School is back! Preschool to Kindergarten will be meeting in the room next to the nursery, 1st to 3rd Grade will be meeting in the Children’s Church room, and 4th and 5th Grade will be meeting in the Library. All classes begin at 9:45 am.

Children’s Church: Would you like to spend some quality time with a great group of kids learning and doing activities based on the Children’s Sermon message? If you are able to help at least one Sunday between the months of October through December, please see Valerie Parker or email at kids@fpcma.com. You may also sign-up on the Kid’s Corner board at the bottom of stairs (next to Children’s Church/Sunday School room). Two volunteers are needed each week. Details of story and activities will be provided to you a week beforehand. Helpers still needed for the following dates: October 28, November 11, November 25, December 2, December 9, December 23 and December 30.

Faith Friends: Will not meet on Tuesday, October 23. More details to come soon in regards to November and December Faith Friends activities and scheduling.

Choir: Will not meet on Wednesday, October 31. 

Updating Email Info: Please check the list on the table in the Koinonia room and either update your email information – or add it if it isn’t listed. We want everyone in the church to be informed of events and anything else happening in the life of the church.

 

CELEBRATIONS 

Birthdays: 10/21: Sarah Scott; 10/27: Laura Belk, Mae Turpin, Luke Wilson 

Anniversaries: 10/23: Tony and Debbie Stoltz