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Weekly Grapevine – December 1, 2013

TODAY

 

Head Usher: Pepper Mayes               

Side Usher: Mike Gatchel

Spark Teachers: Erica Carlisle, Claire Merritt

Nursery: 12/1: Blanton Youell; 12/8: Erica Carlisle


WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Sun, Dec 1                 

10:30 – Choir meets to rehearse

11:00 am – Worship

Tues, Dec 3               

10:00 am – Circle 1

3:30 pm – Tuesday Tales – Pre-K-5th Grade

Wed, Dec 4                

5:30 pm – Advent Dinner & Gift of the Heart Packing Party

Thurs, Dec 5             

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Sat, Dec 7                  

9:00 am – Sandwich Saturday

 

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Alex Whitaker & family; Praises: Members of the Session, outgoing and incoming

There are slips in the bulletin for you to list any prayers/praises.  You may place them on the bulletin board outside the church office.

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Beacons: Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m.

Gifts in a Jar: Order forms and money are due to Shasta by Monday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday Tales: Tuesday, December 3rd; All children in Pre-K-5th grade are invited to attend. We’ll meet downstairs for a story, snack & a craft.  Please sign up on the board in the foyer, bring a friend & join us. 

Advent Dinner & Gift of the Heart Packing Party: Wednesday, December 4th – 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. We still have several items that we need for the packages.  The list can be found in the upstairs foyer.

Children’s Christmas Eve Service: For all Pre-K thru 5th graders; Sign up on the board in the foyer if you wish to be a part of the service.  Parts will be given on Wednesday, December 11th.  Rehearsal is on the December 19th. Beacons are also needed for the service.

Keenagers: If you are signed up to go to the Wohlfahrt Haus in December, please make sure you get a check to the church office for $42.00 as soon as possible.

FINANCIAL

Pledge Receipts for November:                               

$13,266.00

Last Year’s Receipts for November:                       

$18,684.00

Giving vs. Budget for November:                          

($ 5,331.33)

 WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, December 5th; The following are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe and Vickie Riekehof. Additional volunteers are needed.  Please check the sign-up sheet in the foyer.

Sandwich Saturday: Saturday, December 7th; 9:00 a.m.  The following families are signed up to assist: The Denny family and The Heath family.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 12/2: Andrew Belk; 12/3: Russ Bouma, Robert Edwards, Robin Surratt; 12/5: Ralph Forbes; 12/7: Ann Windley

Anniversaries: 12/5: Jim and Janice Younger; 12/7: Gary and Cristi Arington

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth

“Surprise others with little unexpected kindnesses.”

 

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

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Weekly Grapevine – November 24, 2013

TODAY

 

Head Usher: Dan Harrison               

Side Usher: Hampton Hatcher

Spark Teachers: No Spark today

Nursery: 11/24: Nancy Davis; 12/1: Blanton Youell

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Sun, Nov 24              

10:30 – Choir meets to rehearse

11:00 am – Worship

12:00 pm – Thanksgiving Feast

 5:30 pm – Beacons in the Tiki Room

Tues, Nov 26             

3:30 pm – Tuesday Tales – Pre-K-5th Grade

Wed, Nov 27              

7:00 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 28           

Church Office Closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri, Nov 29                

Church Office Closed

 

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Alex Whitaker & family, Constance  Harrelson, Shasta Brown, Bill & Jane Rountree, Billie Bradley, Rob Evans (interim pastor),  Authum Zimmer, Our veterans, military & their families, God’s guidance; Praises: Bill & Jane Rountree, The Transition Team

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Thanksgiving Feast: Join us for the Thanksgiving Feast immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall.

Beacons: Will meet in the Tiki Room this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Petri family will provide dinner.

Tuesday Tales: All children in Pre-K-5th grade are invited to attend the first of our four Advent events.  We’ll meet downstairs for a story, snack & a craft.  Bring a friend & join us.  Please sign up on the board in the foyer so we’ll know how many to prepare for.

Church Office Closed: Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Gifts in a Jar: Order forms and money are due to Shasta by Monday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

Children’s Christmas Eve Service: For all Pre-K thru 5th graders; Sign up on the board in the foyer if you wish to be a part of the service.  Parts will be given on Wednesday, December 11th.  Rehearsal is on the December 19th.

Keenagers: If you are signed up to go to the Wohlfahrt Haus in December, please make sure you get a check to the church office for $42.00 as soon as possible.

3rd Quarter Contribution Statements: Please check the box on the table in the upstairs foyer and pick yours up today. 

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 11/24: Felton Godwin; 11/25: Burke Robertson; 11/27: Paul Belk, Sarah Gitt; 11/29: Cynthia Wood; 11/30: Sylvia Chilton

Anniversaries: 11/25: Ted and Gloria King; 11/29: John and Ann Floyd

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
 

 

“Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.  It may come at just the right moment.”

 

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

Thanksgiving only comes once each year, but may the feeling of gratitude live in our hearts all year round!

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of First Presbyterian Church!

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FPCMA 6th Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Just a reminder! On Sunday, immediately after our Youth led worship service, bring your favorite side dishes and desserts, we’ll provide the smoked turkey, to our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Feast.

What better way to begin this new journey than to remember and celebrate all the ways God has blessed us.

Everything is decorated, all we need is YOU! See you on Sunday!
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Prayer for Sara Bailey & Family

Sympathy of the congregation is extended to Sara Bailey and her family.  Sara’s biological mother, Bobbie Liner, died yesterday morning at the Hospice Home in Monroe after a brief battle with cancer.

Please be in prayer for Sara and the family during this difficult time.  We hold them up in God’s light of love!

If we live, we live to the Lord,
And if we die, we die to the Lord.
So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
Romans 14:8

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Weekly Grapevine – November 17, 2013

TODAY

Head Usher: Dan Harrison               

Side Usher: Sara Bailey

Spark Teachers: Sandy & Alex Bowers; Matthew Eads,

Joseph Dixon, Dalton Mayes

Nursery: 11/17: Sarah Scott; 11/24: Nancy Davis

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Nov 17              

10:30 – Choir meets to rehearse

11:00 am – Worship

12:00 pm – Session Meeting (Note time change)

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Wed, Nov 20              

7:00 pm – Choir Rehearsal (Note time change)

Thurs, Nov 21           

7:30 am – Keenagers to Biltmore House

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Alex Whitaker & family, Constance  Harrelson, Shasta Brown, Bill & Jane Rountree, Billie Bradley, Rob Evans (interim pastor), Our veterans, military & their families, God’s guidance; Praises: Bill & Jane Rountree, The Transition Team

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor and celebration of Emma Harrison who recently celebrated her 18th birthday by Dan, Cathy and Hunt Harrison.

Session Meeting: Will be held immediately following the worship service today.

Beacons: Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m.

Keenagers: Will be going to the Biltmore House on Thursday, November 21st.  We will leave from the church at 7:30 a.m.

Youth Sunday/Thanksgiving Feast: Will be next Sunday, November 24th.  Join the Beacons in worship as they share the love of Christ.  After worship, celebrate Thanksgiving with us at our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Feast in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a covered dish to share.

Confirmation Mentors: Shasta is seeking volunteers to work with our new class of confirmands in 2014.  Would you be willing to make a difference in the life of a child here at First Presbyterian and share your love and faith with them?  See Shasta if you wish to volunteer.

3rd Quarter Contribution Statements: Can be found on the table in the upstairs foyer. 

Recycling: Volunteers are needed to collect the recycling around the church on a rotational basis.  If you can assist with this, please sign up on the board in the upstairs foyer.

DISCIPLESHIP

Discipleship 2013 Update: As of November 12th, we have received 77 cards for a total of $200,730.00.  If you have not turned in a pledge card, but wish to do so, they can be found on the table in the upstairs foyer. The Budget Ministry Team is working closely with the Discipleship Ministry Team to prepare for 2014.  Thank you for your commitment to the life and ministry of First Presbyterian Church!

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 11/18: Linda Hodges; 11/19: Bailey Bouma; 11/20: Heather Stafford; 11/21: Bert Wood; 11/22: Randy Cockerell

Anniversaries: 11/19: Mike and Diane Wood, Ray and Betsy Manieri; 11/21: Mike and Janet Gilley; 11/23: Tim and Laura East

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth

 

 “Be the first to say hello.”

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

 

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TODAY

 Head Usher: Dan Harrison               

Side Usher: Sara Bailey

Spark Teachers: Sandy & Alex Bowers; Matthew Eads, Joseph Dixon, Dalton Mayes

Nursery: 11/10: Mary Glen Hatcher; 11/17: Sarah Scott

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 Sun, Nov 10              

10:30 – Choir meets to rehearse

11:00 am – Worship

12:00 pm – Session Meeting (Note time change)

 5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Wed, Nov 13

6:30 pm – Beacons Baking for Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – Choir Rehearsal (Note time change)

Thurs, Nov 14

8:00 a.m. – Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

There are slips in your bulletin for you to list any prayers/praises.  Please place them on the Prayer & Praise Board in the upstairs foyer outside of the church office.  Prayer is a wonderful thing! 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Malcolm Cloukey by the Cockerell, East, Cloukey and Collins’ families.

Beacons: Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Carlisle family will provide dinner.  A volunteer is needed to provide dinner on Sunday, November 17th.

Beacons Friends Feeding Friends Baking Night: Meet in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll bake cookies & cupcakes to be served at Friends Feeding Friends.  Bring your dinner – or eat before you come.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will be held at Pages Bookstore on Thursday, November 14th, at 8:00 a.m. 

Confirmation Mentors: Shasta is seeking volunteers to work with our new class of confirmands in 2014.  Would you be willing to make a difference in the life of a child here at First Presbyterian and share your love and faith with them?  See Shasta if you wish to volunteer.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: The following are signed up to assist with this wonderful ministry: Mark and Pam Morency, Linda Hodges, Paul and Patrick Belk. Additional volunteers are needed.  Check the sign-up sheet to see where you may be able to assist.  Please meet at First Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 11/10: Emma Harrison; 11/11: Joan Godwin; 11/14: Liam Overby

Anniversaries: 11/15: Paul and Katy Denny

Random Act of Spiritual Growth 

 “Make a pot of your favorite chili or soup and take it to a neighbor.”

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

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Weekly Grapevine – November 3, 2013

TODAY

 

Head Usher: Dan Harrison               

Side Usher: Sara Bailey

Spark Teachers: No Spark today

 

 WEEK AT A GLANCE

 Sun, Nov 3                 

10:30 am – Choir meets to rehearse

11:00 am – Worship

12:00 pm – Celebration Reception

Tues, Nov 5               

10:00 am – Circle 1

Wed, Nov 6                

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 7             

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Alex Whitaker & family, Tony Rigney, Linda Gatchel, Rex Younger, Hal Brownfield, Madison Houck, Jay Aron, Connor Rife, Jacob Pettitt’s family, Bradley Wall, Terry Pruett, Catherine Beal, People in I-40 accidents, Jenna Richie, Jane King, Gerri Hatcher, Bo Asbell

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

 The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor and love of Lorie Lindsley & family by The Mayes family.

 Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Alex Whitaker and family on the death of her husband, Jay, who passed away last Friday. Jay and Alex, former Young Life leaders in Surry County, were active in the life of our church. 

Celebration Reception: Everyone is invited to a reception honoring the life and service of Steve, Lorie, Connor and Hunter Lindsley to our church immediately following worship today in the Fellowship Hall.

Welcome New Members: Delane Heath, by letter of transfer; Amy Heath, Chad & Heather Stafford by Affirmation of Faith & Baptism. We also welcome into the church family by baptism: Jackson & Ben Heath, Sofia & Elliot Stafford, Maddie Youell & David Whitfield.  Welcome to our FPC family!

Beacons: Will not meet this evening.

Circle 1: Will meet in the Ladies Parlor on Tuesday, November 5th, at 10:00 a.m.  All ladies are welcome to come and join us.

Mother & Daughter Friends Feeding Friends Baking Night: Meet in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll bake cookies & cupcakes to be served at Friends Feeding Friends. 

Confirmation Mentors: Shasta is seeking volunteers to work with our new class of confirmands in 2014.  Would you be willing to make a difference in the life of a child here at First Presbyterian and share your love and faith with them?  See Shasta if you wish to volunteer.

 WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: The following are signed up to assist with this wonderful ministry: Mark and Pam Morency, The Beacons.  Please meet at First Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m.

 

FINANCIAL

Pledge Receipts for October:                                                $15,445.00

Last Year’s Receipts for October:                                        $23,564.32

Giving vs. Budget for October:                                           ($ 3,152.33)


CELEBRATIONS

 Birthdays: 11/3: Erica Carlisle; 11/4: Sandra Barnett; 11/5: Tom McCluskey; 11/7: Laurie Forbes

 Anniversaries: 11/8: Christopher and Brittany Jeffries

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth

“Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.”

 Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

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