Archive for August, 2014

Sympathy of the Congregation

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Legh, Mike, Catherine and Maggie Beal upon the death of Legh’s father, Mr. Ed Bateman. Mr. Bateman passed away Friday evening in Hickory. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 at First Presbyterian Church Hickory with the funeral following immediately after at 2:00pm. There will be a family graveside service after the funeral. Please keep the Beal family in your thoughts and prayers.


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Sympathy of the Congregation

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family & friends of J. D. Bartley.  He passed away unexpectedly overnight on Tuesday evening.

There are no arrangements as of yet.  We will send out an update as soon as we have more details.

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Head Usher: Beth Pequeno   

Side Usher: Mark Morency

Spark Teacher: Jessica Hoerter

Nursery: 8/3: Blanton Youell; 8/10: TBA



 Sun, Aug 3                                         

9:45 am – Sunday School                  

10:00 – Choir Rehearsal                                

11:00 am – Worship/Spark        

12:00 pm – Bible in a Year         

Mon, Aug 4   

7:00 pm – Stroke Survivors Mtg. 

 Tues, Aug 5                                                   

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 6

12:00 pm – AA Meeting 

Thurs, Aug 7                 

8:20 am – Faith Friends Movie

12:30 pm – College Beacons Lunch



Prayers and Praises: Slips of paper are provided in your bulletin for you to list any prayers or praises. Please drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside of the church office.



 We welcome as our worship leader today, the Rev. Felicia S. Hoyle, Parish Associate and Director of Christian Education at Clemmons Presbyterian Church, Clemmons, NC.  Felicia has been to FPC on other occasions and we thank her for sharing her spiritual gifts with us today!  Rob Evans, our interim pastor, is away this weekend, but will return to the office on Wednesday of next week.

Bible in a Year Lunch & Discussion: Will be held immediately following worship today in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your lunch & join us!

Faith Friends Summer Movie: All children in preschool-5th grade are invited to meet at the church at 8:20 a.m. on Thursday, August 7th to head over to Creekside Cinema for a free movie (The Rise of the Guardians). You will need money for snacks if you wish to purchase them.

College Beacons Lunch: All college Beacons are invited to meet Shasta at Gondola’s for lunch on Thursday, August 7th, at 12:30 p.m. Let Shasta know by Wednesday, August 6th, if you plan to come.

Faith Friends & Beacons to Emerald Pointe: Monday, August 18th; meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. Eat breakfast before you come. Cost is $27 per person if you are over 48” and $19 per person if you are less than 48”. You will need extra money for food or snacks. Reservations AND money are due by Friday, August 8th.

 Vacation Bible School: Is coming your way! Hey, Faith Friends – watch your mail for some BIG news about our exciting Back to School VBS Week-long Celebration Extravaganza! Lots will be going on the week of August 17th, so watch for the details! VBS Teachers are needed! Saturday, August 23rd; If you’d like to help share the good news of God’s love with our children, see Shasta.


 Friends Feeding Friends: Please note: VBS at First Baptist will be held next week, so there will be NO Friends Feeding Friends on Thursday, August 7th. However, we WILL need volunteers on Thursday, August 14th, but we will NOT need desserts. Chris Wishart/Trio will be providing the food. Please sign up if you are able to assist.



Birthdays: 8/3: Carl Hollman; 8/4: Mark Brown, Barbara Lane; 8/6: Grey Boyles, Nelson Clark, David Glen Whitfield; 8/8: Diana Gwyn, Steven Harrelson

Anniversaries: 8/8: Ken and Susan Gitt, Alan and Louise Wardle

Random Act of Spiritual Growth

“Say ‘thank you’ a lot.”

 Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

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