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Archive for July, 2015

TODAY

Head Usher: Laura East

Side Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Spark Teachers: Kate Brown, Jessica Hoerter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jul 26

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

Tues, Jul 28

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 29
12:00 pm – AA Meeting

Sat, Aug 1
9:00 am – Sandwich Saturday

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Claire Youell, Bob Taylor, Sylvia Chilton, Eryn Thomaston, Erette Bobbitt, Linda Foy, Louise Wall, Bradley Wall, Mandy Heinz, Nathan Zeller, Bob McConnell, Alyssa Blevins, Montreat travelers, Houses selling quickly; Praises: Griff’s sermons, Mission Trip, Family

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Prayer for Montreat Travelers: Please be in prayer for all that will be traveling to Montreat this week: Shasta Brown, Beth McCrosky, Beth Pequeno, Paul Belk, Rachel Ray, Aimy McCrosky, Emma Pequeno, Jai Daniels, Mary Glen Hatcher, Anna Merritt, Sam Brown, Matthew Eads, Samuel Eads, Philip Daniels, Jackson Heath, Kelsey Carlisle, Dalton Mayes, Jack McCluskey and Harrison Downs.

New Sermon Series: Griff started a new series last Sunday on the Gospel of Mark. If you are interested in purchasing the devotional book Mark for Everyone by N. T. Wright, let Griff know. Books are $12.00.

Homebound Communion and Communion by Intinction: If you are a current or past elder and would be interested in assisting with either of these, please see Griff or Margaret Cockerell.

Emerald Pointe Water Park: We will be going on Sunday, August 9th. If you would like to go, deadline to sign up and turn in money is Sunday, August 2nd. Cost is $28 per person. Friends are welcome.

 
WITNESS

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, August 2nd, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow offerings. The foods of the month are: Crackers and Peanut Butter.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 7/26: David Whitfield, Delane Heath; 7/29: Lenore Walston; 7/30: Derek Higgs; 7/31: Diana Chilton; 8/1: Phillip Riekehof

Anniversaries: 7/27: Eric and Kristin Leathers

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Pick up groceries for a neighbor.”

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Head Usher: David Whitfield

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: Mae Daniels, Philip Daniels

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jul 19

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

1:00 pm – Blood Drive

Tues, Jul 21

6:30 pm – College Beacons/Pillowcase

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 22

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:30 pm – Montreat Meeting

Thurs, Jul 23

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Study

8:30 am – Faith Friends Movie

1:00 pm – Keenager Lunch

7:00 pm – WoW Fellowship

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Claire Youell, Bob Taylor, Sylvia Chilton, Eryn Thomaston, Erette Bobbitt, Linda Foy, Louise Wall, Bradley Wall, Mandy Heinz, Nathan Zeller, Montreat travelers, Houses selling quickly; Praises: Griff’s sermons, Mission Trip, Family

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in honor of Julie’s mother, Louise Ramey Wall, for her 85th birthday on July 1st by Greg, Julie, Owen and Olivia Perkins.

Blood Drive – TODAY! If you have signed up to give blood, please make sure to keep the appointment you have signed up for. It will be held from 1:00-5:30 p.m. this afternoon in the Fellowship Hall.

College Beacons: If you have signed up to make a pillowcase on Tuesday, July 21, meet at Timmesa’s shop (next to the toy store on Main St) at 5:30 p.m. and be prepared for some fun!

Montreat Meeting: If you are going to Montreat, there will be a MANDATORY meeting for everyone (including one parent) on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. Final payments will be due at this time.

Prayer Partner Letters: If you are a prayer partner for one of the Montreat travelers, please get your letters to Shasta no later than Wednesday, July 22nd.

Bob Chilton Bible Study: Thursday, July 23rd; 8:00 a.m. at Pages Bookstore.

Faith Friends: Meet Shasta at the church at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 23rd, for a free movie at Creekside Cinema. Bring money for popcorn and drink.

Keenagers: Let’s meet at Olympia Restaurant on Thursday, July 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. to start making plans for the New Year. Be thinking of places you’d like to visit. Let Shasta know if you plan to come. They are reserving a table for the group.

Women of Worship (WoW) Fellowship: Will meet in their new location (the Scout Hut) on Thursday evening, July 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. For details, see Jessica Hoerter.

Homebound Communion and Communion by Intinction: If you are a current or past elder and would be interested in assisting with either of these, please see Griff or Margaret Cockerell.
CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 7/19: Sara Pequeno; 7/21: Taylor King, Beth McCrosky; 7/22: Marie Judson

Anniversaries: None this week

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Help someone with yard work.”

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TODAY

Head Usher: Paul Belk

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: Bobbie Hinton, Kelley Carlisle

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jul 12

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

Tues, Jul 14

12:00 pm – Taco Tuesday w/ Beacons

7:30 pm – Session Prayer Time

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 15

11:30 am – Blue Ridge Carenet Mtg

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

5:30 pm – Beacons on the Road

Thurs, Jul 16
8:30 am – Faith Friends Movie

6:00 pm –Blue Rabbit Painting

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild
PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Claire Youell, Bob Taylor, Sylvia Chilton, Eryn Thomaston, Erette Bobbitt, Linda Foy, Louise Wall, Bradley Wall, Mandy Heinz, Nathan Zeller, Montreat travelers, Houses selling quickly; Praises: Griff’s sermons, Mission Trip, Family

CHURCH MINISTRIES
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in celebration of Kate Brown’s 21st birthday by Mom, Dad and Sam.

College Beacons: Meet Shasta at Chili Rojo at 12:00 noon on July 14th for Taco Tuesday!

Session Prayer Time: Tuesday, July 14th, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Beacons on the Road: Meet at the church on Wednesday, July 15th. We’re headed to Kibler Valley for some fun with the Heaths. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet. Bring shoes you can go creek stomping in, a towel and/or chair and join us for dinner & fun by the river. Let Shasta know by Tuesday if you’re going.

Faith Friends Movie: Meet Shasta at the church at 8:30 on Thursday morning, July 16th for a free movie at Creekside Cinema. Bring money for popcorn & drink.

Blue Rabbit Painting: If you are signed up for the painting class on Thursday, July 16th, we will meet at the Gallery (on Main St. beside of Leon’s) at 6:30 p.m. If you have not paid, please leave a check under Shasta’s door TODAY.

Blood Donors Needed: For our drive on Sunday, July 19th. Sign up on the board in the upstairs foyer. We need YOU to help us save lives!

Keenagers: Let’s meet at Olympia Restaurant on Thursday, July 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. to start making plans for the New Year. Be thinking of places you’d like to visit. Let Shasta know if you plan to come. They are reserving a table for the group.

New Sermon Series: On July 19th, we will begin a study of the Gospel of Mark.
Griff invites you to purchase a devotional book Mark for Everyone by N.T. Wright. Each story about Jesus is followed by a meditation. Books cost $12. Contact Griff if you are interested.

Homebound Communion and Communion by Intinction: If you are a current or past elder and would be interested in assisting with either of these, please see Griff or Margaret Cockerell.

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of July are: Cooking Oil and Canned Fruit

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 7/12: Nicole Moody Harrison, Ruby Hoerter; 7/13: Josh Clark; 7/15: Pete Pequeno, Olivia Malone; 7/18: Kate Brown, Cathy Rives, Jeff Eads

Anniversaries: 7/13: Steve and Ann Yokeley

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth
“Forgive someone.”

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TODAY

Head Usher: Wayne Barlow

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: TBA

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Jul 5

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

12:00 pm – Ice Cream Social

7:00 pm – Beacons Sundaes on Sunday

Mon, Jul 6

4:00 pm – College Beacons Coffee Time

7:00 pm – Stroke Support Group

Tues, Jul 7

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jul 8

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

5:30 pm – Beacons on the Town

Thurs, Jul 9

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Study

8:30 am – Faith Friends Movie

5:00 pm – Relay for Life Mtg

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

 Sat, Jul 11

Surry Quilters Guild Workshop

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Erette Bobbitt, Linda Foy; Slips are provided to list others. You may drop them in the offering plate or place them on the Prayer and Praise board.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the glory of God and in honor of Julie’s mother, Louise Ramey Wall, for her 85th birthday on July 1st by Greg, Julie, Owen and Olivia Perkins.

Ice Cream Social: Join us immediately after worship for some ice cream to celebrate the holiday! We’ll have all the toppings to choose from too!

Beacons Sundaes on Sunday: Meet at the church at 7:00 p.m. this evening as we head over to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard and some conversation.

Sermon Feedback: This week Griff ends his sermon series, “What is the Gospel?” He would love to have your feedback on this series. Let him know your thoughts from the sacred (HERESY!) to the Profane (I can’t hear you). Call the church office or send an email to: griff@fpcma.com.

College Beacons: Meet at Pages with Shasta on Monday, July 6th, at 4:00 for coffee.

Beacons on the Town: We will meet at the church on Wednesday, July 8th, at 5:30 pm and head over to the Majure’s house for a cookout, time on the river, fishing, etc. Let Shasta know by Tuesday if you plan to go.

Faith Friends Movie: Thursday, July 9th; Meet at the church at 8:30 am. Bring money for popcorn & a drink.

Blood Donors Needed: For our drive on Sunday, July 19th. See Shasta to sign up.

New Sermon Series: On July 19th, we will begin a study of the Gospel of Mark.
Griff invites you to purchase a devotional book Mark for Everyone by N.T. Wright. Each story about Jesus is followed by a meditation. Books cost $12. Contact Griff if you are interested.

Homebound Communion and Communion by Intinction: If you are a current or past elder and would be interested in assisting with either of these, please see Griff or Margaret Cockerell.

 

FINANCE

Thank you! We give thanks to the Lord that as we come to the middle of our financial year that we are making budget, with summer activities taking place and fall activities being planned. Thank you for your awareness of our outreach ministries: like Sandwich Saturday, Pennies for Hunger (YTD total: $799.84!), Friends Feeding Friends and contributing items to Yokefellow Ministries.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, July 9th; 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The following are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Joy Barlow, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, and Mike Gatchel. Desserts are also needed.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 7/5: Valerie Parker; 7/7: Mandy Isaacs; 7/8: Grady Lewis, Lucas Fowler; 7/9: Fred Barnett; 7/10: Philip Daniels; 7/11: Lisa Petri

Anniversaries: 7/10: Paul and Cecelia Belk

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