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Archive for August, 2015

TODAY

Head Usher: Paul Belk

Side Usher: Jack McCluskey

Spark Teachers: No Spark today

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 30

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Member-Led Worship/Spark

12:00 pm – College Prayer Partner Mtg

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Aug 31

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego Lg

Tues, Sept 1

10:00 am – Circle 1

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Sept 2

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:00 pm – Spark Training

Thurs, Sept 3

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Sept 4

Church Office Closed

Sat, Sept. 5

11:00 am – Sandwich Saturday

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Sylvia Chilton, Don Guy, Nancy Quinn, Alyssa Blevins, Bob McConnell, Jonathan Ashbeck, W. H. Rigney, Jimbo (Bo) Miller, Alzheimer’s patients & caregivers, God’s comfort and peace, all who need a special blessing; Praises: Our loving congregation, God’s many blessings

CHURCH MINISTRIES

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th: Stay tuned…it’s a surprise! You like surprises, right?

College Beacons Prayer Partner Meeting: We will have a very brief meeting today immediately following worship in the Ladies Parlor.

Beacons: Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.

Circle 1: Will meet on Tuesday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ladies Parlor.

Spark Training: If you volunteered to teach SPARK September-December, there will be a training session on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. in the Odds & Ends room. Dinner will be provided. Even if you’ve taught before, please plan to attend. RSVP to Shasta so she can plan.

Church Office Closed: The office will be closed on Friday, September 4th.

Lazy 5 Ranch: Faith Friends and their parents will head to Lazy 5 Ranch on Saturday, September 12th, to spend some time with some of God’s creatures. Cost is $10/person. We must have at least 15 people. Deadline is Wednesday, September 9th. Sign up & turn money in to Shasta if you’d like to go.

Keenagers to Grandfather Mountain: Thursday, September 17th; We’ll spend the day exploring all the mountain has to offer including the Mile High Swinging Bridge. Cost is $18.00. Please make checks payable to the church. Lunch is not included. Deadline to sign up: Sunday, September 13th.

New Member Class: Dates have been set (September 13, 20 & 27) for anyone that is interested in learning more about our church & what it means to be a member. More details to come later.

Save the Dates! Wednesday Night Supper begins September 30th and continues until November 18th. Meals will be served at 6:00 p.m. Chris Wishart will prepare the meals. Meals will be followed by Children’s Choir practice & Adult Education. More details to come.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, September 3rd; 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The following are signed up to assist: Wayne and Joy Barlow, Bob and Terri Keck, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Mae Daniels and Paul Belk.

Sandwich Saturday: September 4th; 11:00 a.m. – volunteers are needed to assist. See Wayne Barlow if you can help.

Offering for Hunger & Hope: Next Sunday, September 6th, we will receive our Yokefellow and Pennies for Hunger offerings. Foods for the month of September are: Canned Vegetables.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/31: Shawn Gilley; 9/3: Randy Carlisle; 9/4: Gary Bowers, Christopher Carlisle; 9/5: Bob Taylor

Anniversaries: 9/1: Mike and Kim Branch; 9/4: Burke and Carolyn Robertson

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TODAY

Head Usher: Paul Belk

Side Usher: Jack McCluskey

Spark Teacher: Mae Daniels

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 23

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark/ Blessing of the Backpacks

7:00 pm – Back to School Pool Party

Mon, Aug 24

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego Lg

Tues, Aug 25

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 26

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

Thurs, Aug 27

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

3:30 pm – Faith Friends

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

7:00 pm – Men’s Ministry Group

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Sylvia Chilton, Don Guy, Nancy Quinn, Alyssa Blevins, Bob McConnell, Jonathan Ashbeck, W. H. Rigney, Jimbo (Bo) Miller, Alzheimer’s patients & caregivers, God’s comfort and peace, all who need a special blessing; Praises: Our loving congregation, God’s many blessings

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Back to School Pool Party: Everyone is invited to join us this evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Mount Airy Country Club as we say goodbye to summer and welcome in a new school year! Bring a dessert to share. Drinks will be provided.

Back to School Supplies: During the month of August, the W.o.W. Circle will have baskets in the upstairs foyer to collect some basic school supplies (bookbags, paper, notebooks, pencils, etc.) for children in our community that are in need. While you’re out shopping, consider picking up a few things & help us help those in need.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: We will meet at Pages Bookstore on Thursday, August 27th, at 8:00 a.m. Join us for a great time of study & fellowship.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th: Come with an empty tummy – it’s going to be YUMMY!

Faith Friends: (Thursday Tales – Preschool-5th): We will meet on Thursday, August 27th, at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s room downstairs. Join us for stories and crafts in applying faith and an understanding of God to life around us.

Men’s Ministry Group: Will meet on Thursday, August 27th, at 7:00 p.m. for our first meeting. It will take place at Granite City Brews on 225 Market Street.

College Beacons Prayer Partner Meeting: If you signed up to be a Prayer Partner for one of our college Beacons, we will have a short (15 mins!) meeting on Sunday, August 30th, immediately following worship in the Ladies Parlor.

Lazy 5 Ranch: Has been RESCHEDULED – Faith Friends and their parents will head to Lazy 5 Ranch on Saturday, September 12th, to spend some time with some of God’s creatures. Cost is $10/person. We must have at least 15 people. Deadline is Wednesday, September 9th. Sign up & turn money in to Shasta if you’d like to go.

New Member Class: Dates have been set (September 13, 20 & 27) for anyone that is interested in learning more about our church & what it means to be a member. More details to come later.

Save the Dates! Wednesday Night Supper begins September 30th and continues until November 18th. Meals will be served at 6:00 p.m. Chris Wishart will prepare the meals. Meals will be followed by Children’s Choir practice & Adult Education. More details to come.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/23: John Malone; 8/24: Steve Yokeley; 8/25: Margaret Cockerell; 8/26: Gloria King; 8/27: Maggie McKee, Rob McKee; 8/29: Joel McCrosky, Shirley Warren

Anniversaries: 8/28: Jimmie and Sarah Scott; 8/30: Jimbo and Libby Pell

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TODAY

Head Usher: Paul Belk

Side Usher: Jack McCluskey

Spark Teachers: TBA

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 16

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

Mon, Aug 17

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego Lg

Tues, Aug 18

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 19
Weekly Grapevine Items Due

11:30 am – Blue Ridge CareNet Mtg

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

Thurs, Aug 20

7:00 pm – WoW Fellowship

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Sylvia Chilton, Don Guy, Nancy Quinn, Alyssa Blevins, Bob McConnell, Jonathan Ashbeck, W. H. Rigney, Alzheimer’s patients & caregivers, God’s comfort and peace, all who need a special blessing; Praises: Our loving congregation, God’s many blessings

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Floyd and Marjorie Rees by Gene and Peggy Rees.

Back to School Supplies: During the month of August, the W.o.W. Circle will have baskets in the upstairs foyer to collect some basic school supplies (bookbags, paper, notebooks, pencils, etc.) for children in our community that are in need. While you’re out shopping, consider picking up a few things & help us help those in need.

Women of Worship Fellowship: Will meet on Thursday evening, August 20th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scout Hut.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th: DON’T MISS IT! It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN!

Blessing of the Backpacks: If you are a student of any age, bring your backpack with you to worship on Sunday, August 23rd, as we take part in the blessing of the backpacks.

Back to School Pool Party: Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, August 23rd, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Mount Airy Country Club as we say goodbye to summer and welcome in a new school year! Bring a dessert to share. Drinks will be provided.

Men’s Ministry Group: Will meet on Thursday, August 27th, at 7:00 p.m. for our first meeting. It will take place at Granite City Brews on 225 Market Street.

Lazy 5 Ranch: Has been RESCHEDULED – Faith Friends and their parents will head to Lazy 5 Ranch on Saturday, September 12th, to spend some time with some of God’s creatures. Cost is $10/person. We must have at least 15 people. Deadline is Wednesday, September 9th. Sign up & turn money in to Shasta if you’d like to go.

New Member Class: Dates have been set (September 13, 20 & 27) for anyone that is interested in learning more about our church & what it means to be a member. More details to come later.

Save the Dates! Wednesday Night Supper begins September 30th and continues until November 18th. Meals will be served at 6:00 p.m. Chris Wishart will prepare the meals. Meals will be followed by Children’s Choir practice & Adult Education. More details to come.

Spark Sunday School Needs YOU! The CE Team is looking for 16 people to teach for one month in our Spark program. Education is a vital part of faith, growth and formation, but we CANNOT do it without your help. Let Shasta know if you would like to volunteer to help our smallest members grow in their relationship with God.

College Prayer Partners Needed: THANK YOU! We’ve had an incredible response to our new outreach for our college Beacons. We still need a few more. We’d love for you to take part! Each Beacon will be assigned to an individual/family. In return, we ask that you pray for them daily, send them notes/cards throughout the year. The Youth Ministry Team will be putting together care packages for them during exams & will need your help with that as well. Join us in this wonderful ministry opportunity! Sign up on the board in the upstairs foyer!

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/17: Lauren Wood, Taylor Gwyn; 8/18: Steven Lowe, Alan Wardle; 8/21: Bob Keck

Anniversaries: 8/17: Hampton and Heather Hatcher; 8/21: Joel and Beth McCrosky

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TODAY

Head Usher: Paul Belk

Side Usher: Jack McCluskey

Spark Teachers: Kathy Moody, Nicole Moody Harrison

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 9

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

Mon, Aug 10

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego Lg

Tues, Aug 11

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 12

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

Thurs, Aug 13

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

8:30 am – Faith Friends Movie

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

5:00 pm – Relay for Life Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Sylvia Chilton, Don Guy, Nancy Quinn, Alyssa Blevins, Bob McConnell, Jonathan Ashbeck, W. H. Rigney, Alzheimer’s patients & caregivers, God’s comfort and peace, all who need a special blessing; Praises: Our loving congregation, God’s many blessings

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Sermon Feedback: Griff would love to have your feedback on his sermons. Let him know your thoughts from the sacred (HERESY!) to the Profane (I can’t hear you). Call the church office or send him an email to griff@fpcma.com.

Bob Chilton Bible Study: Thursday, August 13th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages Bookstore.

Faith Friends Movie: Meet Shasta at the church on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:30 a.m. for our last free movie of the summer. Bring money for popcorn & drink.

Back to School Supplies: During the month of August, the W.o.W. Circle will have baskets in the upstairs foyer to collect supplies for children in our community that are in need. While you’re out shopping, consider picking up a few things & help us help those in need.

Lazy 5 Ranch: Faith Friends and their parents will head to Lazy 5 Ranch on Thursday, August 20th, to spend some time with some of God’s creatures. Cost is $10/person. We must have at least 15 people. Deadline is Wednesday, August 19th. See Shasta if you’d like to go.

Blessing of the Backpacks: If you are a student of any age, bring your backpack with you to worship on Sunday, August 23rd, as we take part in the blessing of the backpacks.

Back to School Pool Party: Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, August 23rd, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Mount Airy Country Club as we say goodbye to summer and welcome in a new school year! Bring a dessert to share. Drinks will be provided.

Spark Sunday School Needs YOU! The CE Team is looking for 16 people to teach for one month in our Spark program. Education is a vital part of faith, growth and formation, but we CANNOT do it without your help. Let Shasta know if you would like to volunteer to help our smallest members grow in their relationship with God.

College Prayer Partners Needed: We are starting a new outreach for our college Beacons. We’d love for you to take part! Each Beacon will be assigned to an individual/family. In return, we ask that you pray for them daily, send them holiday/birthday/encouragement notes throughout the year. The Youth Ministry Team will also be putting together care packages for them during exams. We will need your help with that as well. Join us in this wonderful ministry opportunity!
Sign up on the board in the upstairs foyer!

Sunday, September 27: DON’T MISS IT! You’re going to want to be a part of this!

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, August 13th; 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Signed up to assist: Joy and Wayne Barlow, Bob and Terri Keck, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Paul Belk and Lydia Taylor. Desserts are needed as well.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/11: Janice Younger; 8/12: Matthew Eads; 8/13: Rick Bailey, Margaret Shepherd; 8/14: Jim Pell, Mary Botkin; 8/15: Isabell Hoerter

Anniversaries: None this week

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 2

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Summer Spark

Mon, Aug 3

7:00 pm – Stroke Support Group

7:30 pm – Session Prayer Meeting

Tues, Aug 4

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego Lg

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 5

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

Thurs, Aug 6

8:30 am – Faith Friends Movie

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

 

 
PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers and Praises: Please use slips provided in your bulletin to list any prayers or praises. You may put them on the board outside the church office or drop them in the offering plate.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of William Grey Boyles by Ilene Boyles.

New Sermon Series: As you know, Griff has started a new series 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.

Session Prayer Meeting: Will be held on Monday evening in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.

Faith Friends Movie: Meet at the church on Thursday morning, August 6th, at 8:30 a.m. We’ll head to Creekside Cinema for a free movie. Bring money for popcorn & a drink.

Sign-ups: Check out the sign-up sheets on the board in the upstairs foyer! Several opportunities are available for you to serve: Scripture Lay Readers, Volunteers for Friends Feeding Friends, Recycling Collection & Flowers for the Church Sanctuary.

 
WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, August 6th; 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Several volunteers are needed. Sign up on the board in the upstairs foyer.

CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations! To Randy Cockerell and Dr. Jennie Burrowes on their recent marriage on July 24, 2015.

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

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

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