Head Usher: Claire Merritt
Side Usher: Ted King
Spark Teachers: Nancy Davis and Laura East (Preschool)
Julia Ann Banfield and Amy Heath (K-2nd)
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sun, Feb 28
9:45 am – Sunday School for Adults
11:00 am – Worship/Spark
12:00 pm – Congregational/Annual Mtg
5:30 pm – Beacons in the Tiki Room
Mon, Feb 29
6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League
Tues, Mar 1
10:00 am – Circle 1 @ Ridgecrest
3:30 pm – Lent Lessons/Faith Friends
6:00 pm – Girl Scouts
8:00 pm – NA Meeting
Wed, Mar 2
Weekly Grapevine Items Due
6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper
7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Mar 3
5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends
Sat, Mar 5
2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg
PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES
Prayers: Shasta Brown, Jan Burton, Devon Cowan, The Bowers, Ilene Boyles, Our college students, Clint Martin, Nancy Quinn; Praises: God’s provision in 2016
A Congregational Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Church Corporation will be held today immediately following worship to review the 2016 budget, celebrate highlights of our church’s ministry in 2015, elect Officers of the Corporation for the year and approve the changes to the Pastor’s Terms of Call.
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Shasta Bode-Brown in her faithfulness to the church and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Jim and Janice Younger on the death of their nephew, Alan Lee Smith and brother-in-law, Thomas Mills, who passed away recently.
Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will meet in the Tiki Room (Mark and Shasta’s house) this evening at 5:30 p.m.
Circle 1: Will meet on Tuesday, March 1st, at 10:00 a.m. at Ridgecrest Retirement Center in the Card Room. (*Please note different location*)
Lent Lessons/Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th) Will meet on March 1st at 3:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday, March 2nd, 7:30 p.m. in the Choir room. Note that our time has changed.
Easter Lilies are coming: If you are interested in ordering Easter lilies this year, there will be an insert in next week’s bulletin. Watch for it and get your orders in early!
Inclement Weather Policy: It is our intention that all church activities take place as scheduled. However, there are times when the weather makes it difficult to do so. In an attempt to be proactive, FPC has adopted the following policy:
• All decisions concerning the cancellation of Sunday morning and evening activities will be made by the Pastor and Clerk of Session with input from the Director of Christian Education.
• During the week, if the Mount Airy City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, any church activities scheduled for that afternoon or evening will be cancelled.
• A notification of all cancelled church functions will be placed on WXII Channel 12, Facebook, Twitter and the Online Grapevine as soon as soon as possible.
Wednesday Night Supper: Wednesday nights, beginning February 17 and ending March 16. Dinner will be served at 6:00. The nursery will open at 6:30. Programming will end at 7:30. Adult choir practice begins at 7:30.
Cost: $7 for adults. $5 for children; maximum out of pocket cost for a family is $25.
RSVP: Follow this url: http://tinyurl.com/WNSFPCMA or call the Church Office. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please do so by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning prior.
*Volunteers are needed to help set up and serve for the Wednesday night suppers. There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer. Please sign up to assist with either.*
Children’s Easter Party: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter party to be held on Saturday, March 26th. You can drop them off in the box outside of Shasta’s office.
Church Family Photo Board: Check out the board in the upstairs foyer with many pictures of our church family. Do we have a picture of your family? If not, email us a copy at email@example.com (or drop a hard copy by) so we can add it to the board! We need more pictures – bring or send us a file of yours today!
Women’s Bible Study: March 15th – April 26th; Shasta will be leading a Bible Study for women on Brian McLaren’s book, “The Secret Message of Jesus.” The group will meet at 5:30 at the church. Bring your dinner. Cost of book is $15. Let Shasta know if you are interested.
Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The following are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Mae Daniels, Paul Belk, Bob Keck, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Wayne and Joy Barlow and Mike Gatchel.
Offering for Hunger & Hope: Next Sunday, March 6th, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings. The foods for the month of March are: Crackers and Peanut Butter.
Birthdays: 2/28: Beth Pequeno; 3/2: Frieda Chauncey; 3/4: Leslie East Meador, Sofia Stafford
Anniversaries: 3/5: Brad and Megan Ballentine