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Archive for October, 2015

Weekly Grapevine – November 1, 2015

TODAY

Head Usher: Wayne Barlow

Side Usher: Derek Higgs

Spark Teachers: David and Melissa Whitfield (Preschool)
Sandy and Alex Bowers (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Nov 1

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

12:00 pm – Stewardship Mtg

4:00 pm – Confirmation Mtg

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Nov 2

11:00 am – Monday Scriptures

5:00 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

7:00 pm – Stroke Support Group

Tues, Nov 3

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Mtg

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Nov 4

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 5

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Sat, Nov 7

9:00 am – Sandwich Saturday

10:00 am – Presbytery Mtg

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg

**As we begin our Stewardship season, we will have a meeting immediately following worship today with a presentation by Pete Pequeno.**

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

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

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Confirmation Meeting: This afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Odds & Ends room.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Pequeno family will provide dinner.

Montreat Youth Conference: July 30-Aug 6, 2016 – Shasta needs a firm commitment by Wednesday, November 4th. Deposit of $100 due Nov. 18th.

Keenagers: If you haven’t paid for the Christmas show at Wohlfahrt in November or the Nutcracker in December, please do so. We have two extra ($51.00/ea.) to the Nutcracker if anyone is interested.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Monday, November 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

Stroke Support Group: Monday, November 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.

Circle 1: Will meet in the Ladies Parlor at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Pictures: Help us create a directory of pictures of the families in our church! Send us a picture by to emailfpcma@gmail.com or drop a hard copy by the church office.

Wednesday Night Supper: November 4th at 6:00 p.m.; Join us by calling the church office or by signing up online. If you have to cancel, please do so by Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

College Beacons: If you plan to attend the Montreat College Conference, your payment is due TODAY.

Choir Retreat: Saturday, November 14th, from 12:00-4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for a light covered dish lunch & fellowship. We will work on Christmas music & our cantata. Sign up on the board outside the choir room.

Sunday School: If you are interested in attending, leading or organizing a new Adult Sunday School Class, please email or speak to Griff.

FINANCIAL

Year to Date Revenues: $178,549.59               Year to Date Expenses: $173,322.85

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, November 5th; We need volunteers! Please sign up on the list in the upstairs foyer.

Sandwich Saturday: November 7th at 11:00 a.m. The following people are signed up to assist: Kim Branch, Laura East, Margaret Cockerell and Bobbie Lane.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 11/1: Millie Beal; 11/3: Erica Carlisle; 11/4: Sandra Barnett; 11/5: Tom McCluskey

Anniversaries: None this week

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Weekly Grapevine – October 25, 2015

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Oct 25

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

4:00 pm – Confirmation Mtg

5:30 pm – Beacons in Tiki Room

Mon, Oct 26

11:00 am – Monday Scriptures

5:00 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Oct 27

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Mtg

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Oct 28

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 29

7:00 pm – WoW Fellowship Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Cal Besore, Mae Turpin, Billie Bradley, Frieda Chauncey, Bobbie Lane, Betty Mayes, Frances Cook, Lee Montgomery, Tommy & Judy Childress, Suzanne Bumgardner, Jan Burton, Jim VanHoy, Family of W. H. Rigney, Barbara Mathews, Deborah Utt, College Beacons; Praises: Baptism of Anna Louise, Church Family & all they do behind the scenes

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Mae (Nana) Turpin by Claude and Anne Turpin Cody, Carr, Braxton and Catherine.

Confirmation Meeting: We will meet in the Tiki Room (Shasta’s house) at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will meet in the Tiki Room this evening from 5:30-8:00 p.m. for Movie Night. The Daniels family will provide dinner.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, October 26th at 5:00 p.m. in the Odds and Ends classroom.

Pictures: Help us create a directory/bulletin board of the families in our church! Send us a picture by to emailfpcma@gmail.com or drop a hard copy by the church office. This will allow many to be able to put a name with a face of someone they don’t know that well.

Wednesday Night Supper: Join us by calling the church office to sign up or by going online to: http://tinyurl.com/fpcmasupper. If you have to cancel your reservation, please do so by Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Note: If you are uncomfortable driving at night but would like to attend, let Griff or Shasta know and they will make arrangements for you to come.

(WoW) – Women of Worship Fellowship: Will meet on Thursday, October 29th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scout Hut.

Daylight Savings Time: Don’t forget to turn those clocks back by one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, October 31st.

Keenagers: If you plan to go to Wohlfahrt in November or the Nutcracker in December & haven’t paid for one or both, please do so. Nutcracker tickets: We have two extra ($51.00/ea.) if anyone is interested. Contact Shasta on Monday.

College Beacons: If you plan to attend the Montreat College Conference, your payment is due next Sunday, November 1st.

Sunday School: If you are interested in attending, leading or organizing a new Adult Sunday School Class, please email or speak to Griff.

FINANCIAL

Stewardship: As we begin our Stewardship season, we will have a meeting next Sunday, November 1st, immediately following worship with a presentation by Pete Pequeno and Steven Lowe.

WITNESS

Offering for Hunger and Hope: We will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings next Sunday, November 1st. Foods for the month of November are: Cornmeal and Mayonnaise.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 10/25: Jordan Gwyn; 10/27: Laura Belk, Mae Turpin; 10/28: Kayla Lowe; 10/30: Garrett Bush, Dan Harrison, Emily Keck, John Merritt

Anniversaries: None this week

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Weekly Grapevine – October 18, 2015

TODAY

Head Usher: Margaret Cockerell

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: Joy Barlow & Sylvia Chilton (Preschool)

Amy Heath & Cathy Harrison (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Oct 18

8:30 am – Session Mtg

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

12:00 pm – Reception/New Members

4:00 pm – Confirmation Mtg

5:00 pm – Beacons to Corn Maze

Mon, Oct 19

11:00 am – Monday Scriptures

5:00 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Oct 20

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Mtg

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Oct 21
Weekly Grapevine Items Due

11:30 am – Blue Ridge CareNet Mtg

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 22

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

3:30 pm – Faith Friends

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Cal Besore, Mae Turpin, Billie Bradley, Frieda Chauncey, Bobbie Lane, Betty Mayes, Frances Cook, Lee Montgomery, Tommy & Judy Childress, Suzanne Bumgardner, Family of W. H. Rigney, Barbara Mathews, Deborah Utt, College Beacons; Praises: Baptism of Anna Louise, Church Family & all they do behind the scenes

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of our newest members: Elizabeth Gatewood, Margaret McGuire, and Luke and Lizzie Morrison, who are all transferring by letter.

Reception for New Members: Join us for a reception to welcome our newest members immediately following worship outside on the courtyard patio.

Confirmation Meeting: We will meet in the Lighthouse at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will be going to the Corn Maze this evening. Meet AT THE CHURCH VAN at 5:00 p.m. You will need $5.00 for the maze and money for dinner. Parents and siblings are invited to join us. Please let Shasta know if you are coming.

Monday Scriptures: A Scripture study and prayer group for women of FPC – join us on Monday, October 19th at 11:oo a.m.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, October 19th at 5:00 p.m. in the Odds and Ends classroom.

Wednesday Night Supper: Join us by calling the church office to sign up or by going online to:

http://tinyurl.com/fpcmasupper. If you have to cancel your reservation, please do so by Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Note: If you are uncomfortable driving at night but would like to attend, let Griff or Shasta know and they will make arrangements for you to come.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Join us on Thursday, October 22nd, at 8:00 a.m. for our study and a time of fellowship at Pages Bookstore.

Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th grade): We will meet on Thursday, October 22nd, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Sunday School: If you are interested in attending, leading or organizing a new Adult Sunday School Class, please email or speak to Griff.
FINANCIAL

Year to Date Revenues: $173,114.59
Year to Date Expenses: $159,367.62

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 10/18: Will Rives; 10/19: Natalie Younger; 10/21: Sarah Scott

Anniversaries: 10/20: John and Kelly Merritt; 10/23: Tony and Debbie Stoltz

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TODAY

Head Usher: David Whitfield

Spark Teachers: Joy Barlow & Sylvia Chilton (Preschool); Amy Heath & Cathy Harrison (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Oct 11

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

12:00 pm – Congregational Mtg

12:00 pm – Autumn Leaves/Beacons Parking Cars & Selling Pumpkins

Mon, Oct 12

11:00 am – Monday Scriptures

5:oo pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Oct 13

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Mtg

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Oct 14
Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 15
9:15 am – Keenager High Country Adventure

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

7:00 pm – WoW Fellowship

Fri, Oct 16

Relay for Life Event (Veteran’s Park)

**There will be a Congregational Meeting immediately following worship today. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect a Nominating Committee who will nominate a slate of elders. Please prayerfully consider those you wish to place in nomination. All must be members of FPC.**

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Cal Besore, Mae Turpin, Billie Bradley, Frieda Chauncey, Bobbie Lane, Betty Mayes, Frances Cook, Lee Montgomery, Tommy & Judy Childress, Suzanne Bumgardner, Barbara Mathews, Deborah Utt, College Beacons; Praises: Baptism of Anna Louise, Church Family & all they do behind the scenes

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Fred Branch and Dale Hughes by Mike, Kim and Mariah Branch.

Autumn Leaves Parking & Pumpkins: Today is the last day to get your pumpkins! Proceeds will go to providing Thanksgiving Meals for the hungry in our community and to next summer’s Beacon mission trip. We’ll be set up until 5 p.m.

Keenagers: (adults 55 and up) Today is the deadline to sign up and pay for the trip to the Wohlfahrt Haus for their Christmas show in November. Cost is $41.00 for the show and lunch.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, October 12th at 5:00 p.m. in the Odds and Ends classroom.

Wednesday Night Supper: The menu for October 14th will be: Caesar Salad, Roasted Pork Loin with Risotto and Asparagus & Lemon Pie. Join us by calling the church office to sign up or by going online to: http://tinyurl.com/fpcmasupper. Note: If you are uncomfortable driving at night but would like to attend, let Griff or Shasta know and they will make arrangements for you to come.

Keenagers High Country Adventure Trip: Meet at the church at 9:15 on Thursday, October 15th and we’ll head to West Jefferson where we will tour the Frescoes and the Cheese Factory. Both tours are free. Lunch at the Dan’l Boone Inn in Boone will follow and will be $17.95 per person, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

WoW Fellowship Meeting: We will meet on Thursday, October 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scout Hut. Join us for a time of fellowship & Bible study.

Relay for Life: Will be held at Veterans Park on Friday, October 16th. Relay for Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and takes action to finish the fight once and for all. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.
CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 10/11: Paul Denny, Heather Hatcher; 10/13: Hunt Harrison; 10/14: Lee Daniels; 10/15: Kathy Moody

Anniversaries: 10/14: Nelson and Lisa Clark

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TODAY

Head Usher: David Whitfield

Spark Teachers: Joy Barlow & Sylvia Chilton (Preschool)
Amy Heath & Cathy Harrison (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Oct 4

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark/Baptism

4:00 pm – Confirmation Mtg

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Oct 5

8:00 am – SQG Quilt Judging

11:00 am – Monday Scriptures

5:oo pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

7:00 pm – Prayer Gathering

7:00 pm – Stroke Support Group

Tues, Oct 6

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Mtg

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Oct 7

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 8

Beacon Pumpkin Picking

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Oct 9

Autumn Leaves Festival/Beacons

Parking Cars & Selling Pumpkins

Sat, Oct 10

Autumn Leaves Festival/Beacons

Parking Cars & Selling Pumpkins

**There will be a Congregational Meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, October 11th. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect a Nominating Committee who will nominate a slate of elders. Please prayerfully consider those you wish to place in nomination. All must be members of FPC.**

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers and Praises: Slips are provided to list any prayers or praises. Drop them in the offering plate or put them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Anna Louise’s baptism and in grateful celebration of her family and church family.

Confirmation Meeting: All confirmands will meet in Shasta’s office from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for the classroom portion. Come in through the Koinonia Room.

Beacons: Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Rountrees will provide dinner.

Keenagers: (adults 55 and up) Today is the deadline to sign up for the trip to West Jefferson where we will tour the Frescoes and the Cheese Factory on Thursday, October 15th.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday at 5:00 p.m. in the Odds and Ends classroom.

Prayer Gathering: We will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5th in the sanctuary to pray for the life of the congregation and our church. Everyone is invited to participate.

Circle 1: Will meet in the Ladies Parlor on Tuesday, October 6th, at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Night Supper: Our first gathering was phenomenal! The menu for October 7th will be: Bibb Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon & Tomatoes, Grilled Chicken over Parmesan Macaroni & Cheese, Sautéed Vegetable Medley & Praline Tarts. Join us by calling the church office to sign up or by going online to: http://tinyurl.com/fpcmasupper. Note: If you are uncomfortable driving at night but would like to attend, let Griff or Shasta know and they will make arrangements for you to come.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet on Thursday, October 8th, at Pages Bookstore at 8:00 a.m.

Autumn Leaves Parking & Pumpkins: October 9-11; The Beacons will be selling pumpkins and parking cars. Proceeds will go to providing Thanksgiving Meals for the hungry in our community and to next summer’s mission trip.

Music at Trinity Episcopal for Autumn Leaves: Our organist, Ellen Eich, will be participating in the Open House on Friday & Saturday, October 9-10th. The full schedule is on the bulletin board in the upstairs foyer.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, October 8th, 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The following are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Bob & Sylvia Chilton, Lydia Taylor, Wayne & Joy Barlow, and Bob & Terri Keck.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 10/5: Mike Branch, Gena Ray; 10/7: Logan Draughn, Louise Wardle

Anniversaries: 10/5: David and Nancy Dixon; 10/9: Pete and Beth Pequeno

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