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Archive for August, 2011

Welcoming FPCMA’s new members!

This past Sunday we welcomed four new families into our church family. Please make a point of getting to know these wonderful folks:

Sara, Rick and Oren Bailey

Jessica Johnson

Megan, Timmesa, Samuel, Matthew and Jeff Eads

John Mayes

We are elated to welcome all of you to our FPCMA family!

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Weekly Grapevine.8.28.11

 

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

Please join your church family this coming Sunday, August 28th, as we kick-off our new church year with friends, family, fellowship, food, worship, and the God who makes all things new!

Day’s Schedule:

9:45  – Coffee & pastries in the Fellowship Hall

  • Introduction of The Gathering – a wonderful new way to experience God’s presence with other children, youth and adults every Sunday morning.

11:00 – Worship

  • We’ll be welcoming FOUR new families into church membership!
  • Perfect Attendance Recognition
  • Rally Day Sermon: “There Goes God, Making Everything So New!”

 12:00 – The infamous Pig Pickin’ & covered dish lunch at Westwood Park

  • Hands-down, the best church meal of the year!
  • Bring your favorite side dish and dessert to share
  • Wonderful, enriching fellowship with your family of faith
  • Spontaneous games of tag, kickball, football & frisbee golf to follow

DRESS FOR ALL RALLY DAY EVENTS IS CASUAL!

Get the new church year started off right with your church family!

 

“For I am about to create a new heavens and a new earth;

the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.”

Isaiah 65:17

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Weekly Grapevine.8.21.11

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Dear Mission Partners/members of FPC:

I invite you all to come meet the Fleming family!

On Saturday September 10th you will have an opportunity to meet the Fleming family as we at FPC join with the Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity and several other local congregations who have committed their time and resources to building the Fleming family a new home in the Lowgap community.  Let’s be good neighbors in Christ to Jeff & Angie, Jeffrey (18), Jaron (11), Isaac (9), Steele (6), and Emma (5).

So bring your tools, including your energy and enthusiasm, as we reach out in love to this family who desperately needs to replace their current home which is literally falling apart and very overcrowded. We’ll meet at the church that morning (time TBA) and work for the morning and early afternoon.  For those that are not able to pound a few nails, or provide manual labor, our church has agreed to provide lunch for the work crews – perhaps you can assist in this way!

Please stop by and speak to one of your fellow Mission Partners after worship this coming Sunday to sign up so we know who is coming, and how many Partners to plan for!

Thanks for all that you already do in living out the Gospel message in following Jesus’ call to love one another!

The Missions Ministry Team

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Wanted: Choir Singers.  New music director searching for any and all adults, middle school and high school students, including those without prior singing experience, to join the Chancel choir.  Choral positions available in the Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass sections (no others need apply 😉 )

Qualifications: Must be able to see director wave her arms, and must be able to read, speak, and understand English.

Prior Experience: If you’ve sung “Happy Birthday”, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, or “Three Blind Mice” before, you’re good to go.

Benefits: Social Security—The ensemble promises the security of being social during rehearsal (even if the director frequently has to tell you to stop chatting with your neighbor).

Please Apply in Person: Meet us this Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30 pm in the choir room downstairs. Bring nothing but yourself and a joyful, serving heart!

A choir director once said:  “If God gave you a singing voice, give thanks by singing boldly and joining the choir.  If God didn’t give you a singing voice, sing really loudly to get back at Him!”

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Weekly Grapevine. 8.14.11

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