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As you know, we are trying out different platforms for the church to see what will work best in getting messages out about church-related information to you. Bear with us as we utilize several different ones and figure out which will work best. Feel free to let us know your thoughts on this. This will just serve as a test.

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Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Jane Tesh and family on the death of Jane’s mother, Helen “Peggy” Tesh. Peggy passed away in Rockingham County Hospice on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. She was 94 and had been in declining health for the last year. There will be a private graveside service at her church in Summerfield, NC. Please be in prayer for Jane and the rest of 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

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Shirley Warren, who passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Due to the virus situation, the family will have a private graveside service. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please be in prayer for Shirley’s 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

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Mike, Kim and Mariah Branch on the death of Kim’s mother, Freida Chauncey who passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Twelve Oaks Assisted Living Facility. A private graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery for family only. A memorial service will also be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Airy/Choir Fund, P. O. Box 1286, Mt. Airy NC 27030 or Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mt. Airy NC. 27030.  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

 

TODAY – MARCH 8, 2020

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Jacob Majure

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

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 8

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Children’s Church

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Mon, Mar 9

First Steps Spring Break 3/9-3/13

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Tues, Mar 10

6:00 pm – Cadette Scout Troop Meeting 

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 11

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 12

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

6:00 pm – AA Group

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Fri, Mar 13

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Sat, Mar 14

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), 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), Bobbie Lane, Maggie Townsend (Gene & Peggy Rees), Melissa Wilkins (Valerie Parker), Cathy Youell (Blanton & Lauren Youell), Mitch Younger (Jim & Janice Younger)

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Gary Harold, Frank Hilliard, Sam Moser, Ed and Sandy Nester, Danny Romasko, All affected by Tennessee tornadoes

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 first.

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 my parents, Marion Henshaw Thayer and William Arnold by Bruce Arnold.

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

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet at Pages on Thursday, March 12th. Join us for coffee and a great round table discussion.

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. Next week (March 11), due to the Mount Airy City Schools being on Spring Break, we will not meet. We will be meeting 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, March 30th, 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.

Montreat Youth Conference: (July 26 – August 1) If you are going to the conference this summer, your second payment of $100 is due now. See Sandy Bowers for more information.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: For anyone that is involved with this wonderful ministry of feeding people in our community, please meet at First Baptist Church on Thursday, March 12th, at 5:00 p.m. The following people are signed up to assist: Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Wayne and Joy Barlow, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel.

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: Mickey McGuire, Kathryn Moore, Ann Taylor, Jim and Glenda Littleton, Jon Cawley, Union Hill Friends, Mi Casa, Sandra Weavil, Tina Cockerham, Chick Fil-A (Chad Tidd), Jan Varney, Dixie Ratliff, Trinity Episcopal, Gloria Lawrence, Larry Mischal, Sam Dowdy, Dave and Nancy Dixon, Dick Johnson, Haymore Baptist, Ginny Adams, Friends Feeding Friends @ First Baptist, Gretchan Hawks, Joe and Ann Park, Harry Marshall, Caitlin Edwards, Calvary Baptist Sunday School Class, Brittany Kemp, Doug Yarboro, Lydia Taylor, Margaret Cockerell, Bobbie Lane, Laura East, Cathy Cloukey, Marion Collins, Professional Rental, Jane Tesh and Barry Schneider. The shelter will continue through March. We have served an average of 14 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 and check the calendar or call the church office at 336.786.2803.


CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/8: Waylon Inman; 3/9: Catherine Scott; 3/11: Mary Higgs; 3/12: Patrick Belk

Anniversaries: None this week

Congratulations! To Skyler and Nicole Harrison on the birth of their daughter, Katharine “Foster” Harrison, who was born on February 24, 2020. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Kathy Moody. Big Sister Mary Miles is smitten with her new little sister.


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Special Lenten Activities

On Wednesday of this week (March 11), we are hosting Calvary Baptist and First Baptist. Please join us!

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.

March 11 – First Presbyterian Church
March 18 – Calvary Baptist Church
March 25 – First Baptist Church
April 1 – First Presbyterian Church
April 8 – Calvary Baptist Church

It’s that time – to spring those clocks forward by one hour (which means you lose an hour of sleep – but you’ll hopefully still have that “spring” in your step!). Before you go to bed on Saturday night (March 7th), be sure to change your clocks so that you won’t be late to church – or early!

TODAY – MARCH 1, 2020

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Jacob Majure

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

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 1

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Children’s Church/Lord’s Supper/Offering for Hunger & Hope

5:30 pm – Beacons in Scout Hut

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Mon, Mar 2

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Tues, Mar 3

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Daisy Scout Troop Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 4

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, Mar 5

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

6:00 pm – AA Group

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Fri, Mar 6

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Sat, Mar 7

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:00 pm – Beacons to Meadowview Middle for Little Shop of Horrors

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

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

Our Church Family: Harvey Arrington (Kathy Moody), 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), Bobbie Lane, Maggie Townsend (Gene & Peggy Rees), Melissa Wilkins (Valerie Parker), Cathy Youell (Blanton & Lauren Youell), Mitch Younger (Jim & Janice Younger)

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Gary Harold, Frank Hilliard, 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 first.

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.

Daylight Savings Time: It’s that time again – time to spring forward with those clocks! Don’t forget, on Saturday night, March 7th, before going to bed, to set your clock forward by one hour.

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of my parents, Robert and Billie Morrison by Pam Sinclair.

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

Circle 1: Will meet on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. at Ridgecrest Retirement in the Card Room.

Beacons to Little Shop of Horrors: On Saturday, March 7th, the Beacons will meet at the church and head to Meadowview Middle School at 6:15 to see the 7:00 show. Eat dinner before you come. Cost is $5.00 at the door.

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 5:00pm. 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, March 30th, 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) If you are going to the conference this summer, your second payment of $100 is due today. See Sandy Bowers for more information.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: For anyone that is involved with this wonderful ministry of feeding people in our community, please meet at First Baptist Church on Thursday, March 5th, at 5:00 p.m. The following people are signed up to assist: Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Wayne and Joy Barlow, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel.

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: Mickey McGuire, Kathryn Moore, Ann Taylor, Calvary Baptist Church, Mi Casa, Kathy Pruett, Mike Shelton, Drew Nowlin, Piney Grove Baptist, Holy Angels (Gen and Ken Poe), Chick Fil-A, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Trinity Episcopal, Grace Moravian Church, Dick Johnson, Miss Angel’s, First Baptist & Friends Feeding Friends, Mount Airy Police Department, Sam Dowdy, Central United Methodist Church, Dawn Tickle, Tracy & Kathy Bentley, and Union Hill Friends . The shelter will continue through March. We have served an average of 14 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 and check the calendar or call the church office at 336.786.2803.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/2: Frieda Chauncey; 3/3: Ann Taylor; 3/4: Andrea Kniskern, Leslie East Meador; 3/6: Daniel Pike; 3/7: Bruce Arnold

Anniversaries: 3/5: Brad and Megan Ballentine

TODAY – FEBRUARY 23, 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 23

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 24

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:30 pm – 3rd-6th Grade Bible Study

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Tues, Feb 25

6:00 pm – Cadette Scout Troop Meeting

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Feb 26

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

5:00 pm – Faith Friends

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday Service

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 27

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

6:00 pm – AA Group

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Fri, Feb 28

8:15 am – First Steps Preschool

6:30 pm – Room in the Inn

Sat, Feb 29

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 our mothers, Erika and Allene by Barry and Cheryl Schneider.

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 Banfield family.

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 5:00pm. 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.

Ash Wednesday Service: Will be held on Wednesday, February 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. This is a simple service that gathers us all around the Word and the Table. The choir will lead music. The Imposition of Ashes will be offered. Please come.

Montreat Youth Conference: (July 26 – August 1) If you are going to the conference this summer, your second payment of $100 is due on March 1st. 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, Kathryn Moore, Tina Cockerham, Sandra Weavil, Robin Simmons, Mi Casa, Mirta Betancour, Doug Porter, Jon Cawley, Sammy DeHart, Holy Angels (Chris Lewis), Chick Fil-A, Trinity Episcopal, Rosie Sink, Ben & Lone Cooke, Danny & Hope Lineberry, Kathy Moody, Miss Angel’s, Piney Grove Baptist, First Baptist & Friends Feeding Friends, Delane & Amy Heath, Shelia Smith and Calvary Baptist Church. The shelter will continue through March. We have served an average of 11 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 and check the calendar or call the church office at 336.786.2803.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 2/23: Nancy Lovill; 2/24: Brian Bennett, Lauren Wishart; 2/26: Bobbie Hinton; 2/28: Beth Pequeno

Anniversaries: None this week

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

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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