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Archive for June, 2015

TODAY

Head Usher: Derek Higgs

Side Usher: Blanton Youell

Spark Teachers: Mae Daniels, Nancy Davis

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, June 28

9:45 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Choir Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

2:00 pm – Baby Shower for Elizabeth

Tues, Jun 30

12:00 pm – Taco Tuesday w/College Beacons

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 1

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

Thurs, Jul 2

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Sat, Jul 4

9:00 am – Sandwich Saturday

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Erette Bobbitt, Allen Beasley, Family and friends of Drew Hillard, Frances Cook, Linda Foy, Jane Tesh, Family of Diana Tolbert, CUMC Preschool kids & staff, Safe & Happy summers for all, children, grandchildren, Mission trip travelers, lack of insurance coverage

Praises: Graduating Beacons, New Beacons, family, jobs, blessings

CHURCH MINISTRIES

 
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of her parents, James and Hassie Midkiff by Debbie Stoltz.

Baby Shower: Please join us for a shower honoring Elizabeth and Anna Louise this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Gifts are appreciated, but entirely optional.

College Beacons/Taco Tuesday: Meet Shasta at Chili Rojo on Tuesday, June 30th, at 12:00 noon for some tacos! Give her a call or text her to let her know you’re coming.

Prayer Partners: We are still in need of eight people to be prayer partners for the Beacons and chaperones going to Montreat. If you can be a part of this amazing outreach, please contact Shasta.

Building and Grounds Committee: We are looking for people to serve on this committee with a wide range of skills from maintenance and special projects to beautifying our grounds & facilities. If you would be interested, please contact David Whitfield or Shawn Gilley.

Homebound Communion and Communion by Intinction: If you are a current or past elder and would be interested in assisting with Homebound Communion or Communion by Intinction several times a year, please see Griff or Margaret Cockerell. You don’t have to be an elder to assist in preparation, only in serving.

New Steps Retreat (rising 6th-9th grade Beacons): If you have signed up to go on this trip, please meet at the church on Wednesday morning, July 1, at 9:00 a.m. Eat breakfast before you arrive.

New Graduates Retreat: July 10-12; If you are a Beacon and just graduated from high school, then this retreat is for you. Check your email for all the details. Don’t forget – the deadline to sign up is Friday, July 3rd. Let Shasta know if you want to be a part of this great weekend.

 

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, July 2nd; 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The following are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Dan, Cathy and Hunt Harrison, Joy and Andrew Barlow, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Mae Daniels, and Mike Gatchel.

Sandwich Saturday: July 4th; The Hoerter & Heath families will assist.

Offering for Hunger and Hope: We will receive our Pennies for Hunger & Yokefellow food offering next Sunday, July 5th. Foods for the month of July are: Cooking Oil and Canned Fruit.

 
CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/28: Emily Lowe; 6/29: Lizzie Pell; 7/3: Shasta Bode-Brown

Anniversaries: None this week

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Buy dessert for a stranger.”

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, June 21

9:45 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Choir Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

Tues, Jun 23

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 24

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

7:00 pm – Men’s Ministry Group

Thurs, Jun 25

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Erette Bobbitt, Allen Beasley, Family and friends of Drew Hillard, Frances Cook, Linda Foy, Jane Tesh, Family of Diana Tolbert, CUMC Preschool kids & staff, Safe & Happy summers for all, children, grandchildren, Mission trip travelers, lack of insurance coverage; Praises: Graduating Beacons, New Beacons, family, jobs, blessings

CHURCH MINISTRIES

 
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Braxton (Pop) Turpin by Claude and Anne Turpin Cody, Carr, Braxton and Catherine.

Beacon Mission Trip: Please be in prayer for the Beacons and their chaperones this week as they work and serve God in Baltimore.

Men’s Ministry Group: Will meet on Wednesday, June 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we make plans and lay the foundation for this group. See Blanton Youell if you have questions.

Prayer Partners: We are still in need of eight people to be prayer partners for the Beacons and chaperones going to Montreat. If you can be a part of this amazing outreach, please contact Shasta.

Homebound Communion: If you are a current or past elder and would be interested in assisting with Homebound Communion, please see Griff or give him a call at the church office.

New Steps Retreat (rising 6th-9th grade Beacons): Today is the deadline to sign up for the retreat coming up July 1 and 2. The cost is $7 plus three meals. Please text or email Shasta if you would like to sign up this retreat.

New Graduates Retreat: July 10-12; If you are a Beacon and just graduated from high school, then this retreat is for you. Check your email for all the details. Don’t forget – the deadline to sign up is Friday, July 3rd. Let Shasta know if you want to be a part of this great weekend.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/23: Cathy Harrison; 6/25: Chad Stafford; 6/26: Joseph Dixon

Anniversaries: 6/27: Chad and Heather Stafford

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Say something nice about someone.”

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TODAY

Head Usher: Bob Chilton

Side Usher: Blanton Youell

Spark Teachers: Cecelia Belk, Kelley Carlisle

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, June 14

9:45 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Choir Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

6:00 pm – VBS Picnic/Kickoff

Mon, June 15

6:00 pm – Vacation Bible School

Tues, Jun 16

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

6:00 pm – Vacation Bible School

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 17

11:30 am – Blue Ridge CareNet Mtg

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:30 pm – Mission Trip Meeting

Thurs, Jun 18

12:30 pm – New Beacon Lunch

6:00 pm – Faith Friends @ Blue Rabbit

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

7:00 pm – Women of Worship

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Erette Bobbitt, Allen Beasley, Drew Hillard & Family, Frances Cook, Linda Foy, Jane Tesh, Family of Diana Tolbert

CHURCH MINISTRIES
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in honor of our granddaughter, Catherine Elizabeth Beal who graduated yesterday from Mount Airy High School, Class of 2015 by David and Millie Beal.

VBS Picnic: If you signed up to attend the VBS kick-off tonight, meet at Westwood Park at the big picnic shelter at 6:00 p.m. Bring a dessert to share. We’ve got everything else covered. There will be a “friendly” game of kickball afterwards.

Vacation Bible School: Monday and Tuesday, June 15 and 16 – 6:00-8:00. If you didn’t sign up but would like to be a part, please see Shasta immediately after worship today.

Mission Trip Meeting: We will have a meeting about our trip to Baltimore on Wednesday, June 17th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ladies Parlor. All travelers and one parent must attend.

New Beacon Lunch: If you are one of the NEW Beacons (rising 6th grader), Shasta would like to have lunch with you on Thursday, June 18th, at 12:30 p.m. Text or call Shasta by Wednesday, June 17th, to let her know if you are planning to come.

Faith Friends Night with the Blue Rabbit: If you have signed up to be a part of the painting party at the Blue Rabbit Gallery, please be there promptly on Thursday, June 18th, at 6:00 p.m.

Women of Worship: Will meet on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Odds & Ends Room. Women of all ages are welcome.

Men’s Ministries: Interested in a group that would provide monthly meetings during the evening or possibly the weekend? There will be opportunities for fellowship, sharing your faith, participating in community service projects & Bible studies. Join us on Wednesday, June 24th, at 7:00 p.m. as we lay the foundation for this group. Snacks will be provided.

Prayer Partners: It’s that time of year! Shasta is looking for folks to be Prayer Partners for the Beacons as they travel this summer. If you would like to help out with this wonderful mission, please see Shasta after worship. Note: Letters are due for the mission trip on Friday, June 19th.
CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/14: Pepper Mayes; 6/15: Alex Mayes; 6/20: Doug Draughn

Anniversaries: 6/14: Carl and June Hollman; 6/20: John and Nancy Malone, Bob and Kathy Moody

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Collect coats to donate.”

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TODAY

Head Usher: Derek Higgs

Side Usher: Blanton Youell

Spark Teachers: Mae Daniels, Nancy Davis

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, June 7

9:45 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Choir Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

Tues, Jun 9

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

7:30 pm – Session Prayer Time

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 10

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Thurs, Jun 11

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Study

3:30 pm – Thursday Tales

5:00 pm – Relay for Life Mtg

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – Jurassic World Movie

 Sat, Jun 13

Surry Quilters Guild Workshop

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Erette Bobbitt, Allen Beasley, Drew Hillard & Family, Family of Diana Tolbert

(There are slips in your bulletin to list other prayers and praises. You may place them in the offering plate or put them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

 
Session Prayer Time: The Session is hosting a time of prayer for the life of our church on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Griff Gatewood or Margaret Cockerell.

Beacons: Summer Schedule begins this week. Meet at the Lighthouse on Wednesday, June 10th, at 5:30 pm. Bring your dinner, a towel, a frisbee or some other game and money for ice cream. We’re off on a picnic!

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: We will meet at Pages on Thursday, June 11th, at 8:00 am.

Thursday Tales: Faith Friends – come hang out with Shasta on Thursday, June 11th at 3:30 pm for some fun and faith. We will be discussing our summer schedule.

Beacons (and Beacons at heart): Meet us at Creekside Cinema on Thursday night, June 11th, for the world premiere of JURASSIC WORLD. At this time, the theater did not know if the showing would be at 7 or 8 pm, so call to check.

Prayer Partners: It’s that time of year! Shasta is looking for folks to be Prayer Partners for the Beacons as they travel this summer. If you would like to help out with this wonderful mission, please see Shasta after worship.

Red Cross Blood Drive: Last year, we held our very first blood drive. It was a huge success so we’re doing it again! We are in the process of collecting a list of people that would be willing to donate. See Shasta or Pepper Mayes if interested.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, June 11th at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Volunteers are: Steven Lowe, Lydia Taylor, Mike Gatchel, Bob & Sylvia Chilton, Wayne and Joy Barlow.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/8: Billie Bradley, Carol Draughn; 6/12: Octavia Edwards, Debbie Stoltz, Zack Wardle, Blanton Youell; 6/13: Ted King

Anniversaries: 6/8: Bob and Lydia Taylor

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Collect canned food for a food bank.”

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img_8878Hey Folks! Remember if you want to be part of the short 5 Week lunch study on the book of 2nd Corinthians Shasta needs to know by Friday. The cost of the workbook is $8.

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 31

9:45 am – Sunday School

10:30 am – Choir Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship

12:00 pm – Graduate Lunch

5:30 pm – Beacons in Tiki Room

Mon, Jun 1

7:00 pm – Stroke Support Group

Tues, Jun 2

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 3

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:30 pm – Choir Social

Thurs, Jun 4

5:00 – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, June 5

Set up for Beacon Yard Sale

 Sat, Jun 6

7:00 am – Beacon Annual Yard Sale

9:00 am – Sandwich Saturday

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Taylor Bouma, Erette Bobbitt, New Women’s Fellowship, Jennifer Wall & Family, Mandy Heinz, Our military & their families, Don Clagg, Maggie McNeely, Eddie Trent, Frances Cook, Allen Beasley, Drew Hillard & Family, Luke Mayes, Kristen Frye, Philip Chang, Hassan Moore Family, Leslie Arnder Snow family ; Praises: Griff, Elizabeth and baby Anna Louise Gatewood, Taylor Bouma finishing chemo, numerous children attending worship, the grace of God, choir music, MAHS Track Team, spring flowers

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

 
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of our graduates, Catherine Beal, Sam Brown, Carly Clark, Jai Daniels, Joseph Dixon, Claire Draughn, Mary Glen Hatcher, Anna Merritt, Sara Pequeno and Rachel Ray.

Graduation Lunch: Immediately following worship today, we will have a covered dish lunch to celebrate our graduates. Come help us celebrate the accomplishments of these wonderful young men and women.

Beacons: We will meet in the Tiki Room for some fun at 5:30 pm this evening. A volunteer is needed to provide dinner. See Shasta if you can help.

Annual Yard Sale: The Beacons will hold their annual sale next Saturday, June 6th. Everyone has things they don’t need or use anymore. If you have items you’d like to donate to the sale, bring them to the Fellowship Hall beginning Monday, June 1st.

Summer Spark: Needs you! We are currently seeking volunteers to work with our children over the summer. We need a minimum of two people per week beginning June 7th. Please see Mae Daniels to sign up. Thank you in advance for helping our children to grow in their faith.

Summer Bible Study: Beginning June 10th, we will be offering a short Bible Study on the book of 2nd Corinthians. This study will meet once a week for 5 weeks at 11:00 a.m. in the Ladies Parlor. We will be using the book “A Heart for Reconciliation.” The cost of the book is $8.00. Sign up with Shasta by Wednesday, June 3rd.

 
WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, June 4th at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Volunteers are: Steven Lowe, Lydia Taylor, Mike Gatchel, Bob & Sylvia Chilton.

Sandwich Saturday: Saturday, June 6th; 9:00 a.m. See Wayne Barlow for more info.

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Sunday, June 7th; We will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings. Foods of the month are: Canned Milk and Canned Meat.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/31: Ilene Boyles, Mae Daniels; 6/1: June Hollman; 6/5: Betty Street; 6/6: Elliot Stafford

Anniversaries: 6/6: Derek and Mary Higgs

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Make kindness a priority.”

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

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