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Archive for May, 2016

TODAY

Head Usher: Wayne Barlow

Side Usher: Jack Snow

Spark Teachers: Luke and Lizzie Morrison (Preschool)
Blanton Youell and Jane Tesh (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 29

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

4:00 pm – Youth/Graduation Sunday Practice

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Tiki Room

Mon, May 30

Memorial Day – Church Office Closed

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, May 31

11:00 am – Women’s Bible Study

3:30 pm – Faith Friends/Tuesday Tales

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Jun 1
Weekly Grapevine Items Due

W-S Dash Ticket Money Due

Thurs, Jun 2
5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Jun 3
3:00 pm – Beacon Yard Sale Prep

Sat, Jun 4

7:00 am – Beacon Yard Sale

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Nancy Dixon, Cal Besore, Donald Price, Jim VanHoy, The family of Jennifer Edwards, The family of Claudia Smith, SSG Michael Harold, Samantha Bode, Charles Kirkman, Nancy Hegler, Ginger Werner, College Exams and Graduation

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. William Dietrich by Bob and Lydia Taylor.

Youth/Graduation Sunday Practice: We will meet in the sanctuary this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Come prepared to share your sermon and any music.

Beacons in the Tiki Room: (6th grade & up) We will meet in the Tiki Room (Mark & Shasta’s house) at 5:30 p.m. after practicing for Youth/Graduation Sunday.

Church Office Closed: The office will be closed on Monday, May 30th, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th grade) Will meet on Tuesday, May 31st at 3:30 p.m. We use stories and crafts in applying faith and an understanding of God to life around us.

W-S Dash Ticket Money: If you’re planning to go and have ordered tickets, please make sure you get your money to Shasta by Wednesday, June 1st.

Beacon Yard Sale Prep: Beacons & any parents, come help us prep for the yard sale on Friday, June 3rd, from 3:00 p.m. until. Let Shasta know if you can come!

Beacon Yard Sale: Will be held next Saturday, June 4th, from 7:00 a.m. until noon. If you have items for the sale, you may bring them and put them in the Fellowship Hall beginning Tuesday, May 31st.

Answering God: Join Griff in reading Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer this summer. Copies are available on the piano in the Koinonia Room and cost $8 each.

Summer Spark Movies: Volunteers are needed on Sunday mornings throughout the summer beginning June 19th. Two teachers are needed each week. This is a fun time for the kids as well as adults. If you are willing to volunteer, contact Jane Rountree at jane_rountree@yahoo.com.

URGENT!! Blood donations are expected to be at an all-time low over the summer. In an effort to help AND live out our faith, we will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 14th from 2-6. SAVE THE DATE AND HELP SAVE LIVES!!

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Please meet at First Baptist on Thursday, June 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. The following are signed up to assist:  Steven Lowe, Sylvia and Bob Chilton, Mae Daniels, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel.

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings. The foods for the month of June are: Canned Milk and Canned Meat.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/29: Daniel Hatcher; 5/30: Alex East; 5/31: Ilene Boyles, Mae Daniels, Jason Pflug; 6/1: June Hollman; 6/5: Elizabeth Manieri, Betty Street

Anniversaries: 5/30: Mac and Carole Simpson


Duke Divinity School Summer Intern

 

It is my pleasure to inform you that our Church will be hosting Joel Boersma as a Duke Divinity School Intern this summer.    Joel will be a part of our church family for 10 weeks this summer from the beginning of June to the beginning of August.  –Griff

What is a Duke Divinity School Intern?  Part of preparation for ministry for pastors is to spend time in different congregations.  This gives seminarians hands-on learning experience to practice the skills of ministry, discern God’s call on their life and vocation, and reflect theologically with others.  Joel as our intern will spend time learning from our congregation by shadowing me, joining in our life together, helping lead worship, and preaching occasionally.

I had two internships while at Duke that confirmed my calling for ministry.

Why Duke?  The Duke Endowment (a charitable foundation separate from Duke University’s endowment) is based in Charlotte.  One of its priorities is to support rural Methodist Churches.  It supports Duke Divinity’s Field Education program by fully funding field education in rural counties.  Central United Methodist will also be hosting a student this summer.  Their participation allows our participation – we are riding in on their Methodist coat tails! – and have the privilege of hosting him at no cost to our congregation.

How can I help?  Please welcome Joel.  His first Sunday with us will be on June 6th.  After that, consider inviting him for a meal with you and your family. You can reach him at: joel.boersma12@gmail.com.

Who is Joel?  I asked Joel to introduce himself to us. Here is what he wrote:

My commitment to Christian faith has deep roots in Holland, Michigan. I attribute my call to seminary study and RCA ordination primarily to the loving nourishment and faithful witness of my community, where family, friends, and mentors alike influenced and inspired my cheerful submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Though pastors have played a crucial role (my dad is a college chaplain), teachers and coaches, educational leaders, lawyers, doctors, and businessmen have likewise modeled St. Peter’s claim, as “stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Pet. 4:10).

In 2012, I graduated from Hope College, where I studied political science and philosophy. Upon graduation I worked for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), an academic nonprofit just outside of Philadelphia. I directed the institute’s fellowship programs, which emphasized the humanities and Western tradition as the foundation for university study. I entered Duke Divinity School in the Fall of 2013 where I am pursuing my Master of Divinity.

When not in school, I enjoy tennis, golf, and pickleball. I have an older brother and a younger sister.

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A Program For Toddlers

 

First Steps is a program designed to provide your toddler (ages 1 to 2 years) with age-appropriate learning and play activities in a safe and loving environment.

Children will be taught by qualified and experienced caregivers.

We will sing, dance, tell stories, create arts and crafts, play inside and out, cuddle and giggle.

A daily snack will be provided.

For more details, please contact julie@fpcma.com or visit http://www.fpcma.com/first-steps.html and check out the enrollment form.

 

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TODAY

Head Usher: Wayne Barlow

Side Usher: Jack Snow

Spark Teachers: Luke and Lizzie Morrison (Preschool)
Blanton Youell and Jane Tesh (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 22

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark/Baptism

2:00 pm – Beacons to Greensboro to Youth Symphony

Mon, May 23

11:00 am – Women’s Bible Study

4:30 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, May 24

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

6:30 pm – Gary Chapman Event @ CUMC

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, May 25

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, May 26

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

7:00 pm – BREWS Mtg

Sat, May 28

5:00 pm – TRIVIA Night & Dinner Fundraiser
 

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Nancy Dixon, Cal Besore, Donald Price, Jim VanHoy, The family of Jennifer Edwards, The family of Claudia Smith, Samantha Bode, Charles Kirkman, Nancy Hegler, Ginger Werner, College Exams and Graduation

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Cal and Dot Besore’s 65th wedding anniversary by their family.

Beacons: (6th grade & up) Will meet at the church at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon to head to Greensboro for the Youth Symphony. Our own Aimy McCrosky will be playing. Bring money for dinner on the way home.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, May 16th, at 4:30 p.m. (note different time) in the Odds & Ends Room.

Hebrews Bible Study: If you are looking for a chance to study scripture in a small group setting, a study of the Book of Hebrews is being held during the Sunday school hour and will run throughout the summer. All are welcome. Where the class will be moving through the book, each week should stand alone. Come every week or drop in as you are able. Elizabeth Gatewood will be facilitating the class. The class will meet at 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall.

Blue Ridge CareNet Counseling Presents: “The Five Languages of Apology – When Sorry Isn’t Enough” featuring Gary Chapman, accomplished counselor, pastor, speaker and writer. The event will take place at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 North Main Street on Tuesday, May 24th. Dessert will served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending and would like to purchase tickets, see Shasta or Jessica Hoerter.

Choir Rehearsal: Has subsided for the summer and will return to Wednesday evenings in the Fall.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet at Pages Bookstore on Thursday, May 26th, at 8:00 a.m.

BREWS Meeting: Will be held at Granite City Brews on Thursday, May 26th, at 7:00 p.m.

Trivia Night & Dinner Fundraiser: Saturday, May 28th; 5:00-9:30. Come out for a night of fun and play as we support the Beacons summer travels. The cost is $10 per person for everyone playing (2nd grade – adult), $5 for younger children (childcare will be provided). Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 25th.

Summer Spark Movies: Volunteers are needed on Sunday mornings throughout the summer beginning June 19th. Two teachers are needed each week. This is a fun time for the kids as well as adults. If you are willing to volunteer, contact Jane Rountree at jane_rountree@yahoo.com.

URGENT!! Blood donations are expected to be at an all-time low over the summer. In an effort to help AND live out our faith, we will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 14th from 2-6. SAVE THE DATE AND HELP SAVE LIVES!!

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: The foods for the month of May are:
Macaroni and Cheese and Spaghetti. All non-perishable items are accepted as well.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/22: Mary Beth Wood, Michael Wood; 5/23: Jenny Cooke; 5/25: Kelsey Carlisle; 5/26: Matthew Gatchel, Meredith Moody, Joe Gitt, Dr. Paul Moorefield; 5/27: Bradley Shepherd, Ben Heath; 5/28: Chip Carriker, Claire Youell

Anniversaries: 5/22: Lee and Mae Daniels; 5/23: Doug and Carol Draughn; 5/25: Luke and Lizzie Morrison; 5/26: David and Melissa Whitfield, Bobby and Sylvia Chilton

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popcorn.moviesSummer Spark Movies begins on June 12th and runs through August 28th. We are looking for volunteers – 2 for each Sunday. The kids love this time and the adults do as well. If you’re willing to volunteer your time with our children, please contact Jane Rountree by email @ jane_rountree@yahoo.com to let her know what date(s) work for you!

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Relay for Life

13 Bones BBQ Chicken Lunch

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Friday, May 20, 2016

11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church/Fellowship Hall

1/2 Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Roll & Dessert

$10.00 per plate

Proceeds support Relay for Life/Mt Airy’s Survivor Dinner

 

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VBS Registration

Hey folks, just a reminder that the deadline to sign up for VBS is coming up one week from today. Click on the link below and sign up to be a part of this fun summer event.

https://docs.google.com/a/fpcma.com/forms/d/10pFjkm_owU28774tSY_HIBtRjvTfhADbA5oplMCnlrA/viewform

If you aren’t going to be able to attend the Christian Education Team would love to have some feedback from you about it as we continue planning things for our children. So please feel free to let us know if it’s just a bad week, time of day, not interested, etc. You can email me at bodesoda2@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

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TODAY

Head Usher: Wayne Barlow

Side Usher: Jack Snow

Spark Teachers: Luke and Lizzie Morrison (Preschool)
Blanton Youell and Jane Tesh (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 15

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark/Lord’s Supper

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, May 16

11:00 am – Women’s Bible Study

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

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

6:00 pm – College Prayer Partner Dinner

Tues, May 17

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, May 18
Weekly Grapevine Items Due

11:30 am – Blue Ridge CareNet Mtg

7:00 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, May 19

9:45 am – Keenager Trip

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

Fri, May 20

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Relay for Life Port-a-Pit Chicken Fundraiser

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Nancy Dixon, Cal Besore, Babies, Donald Price, Jim VanHoy, The family of Jennifer Edwards, The family of Claudia Smith, College Exams and Graduation

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Evan Bush’s 5th birthday and Simon Bush’s christening by Garrett and Anna Bush.

Beacons: (6th grade & up) Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Banfields will provide dinner.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, May 16th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Odds & Ends Room.

College Prayer Partner Dinner: If you are planning to join us, meet at Lonestar Restaurant on Monday, May 16th, at 6:00 p.m.

Hebrews Bible Study: If you are looking for a chance to study scripture in a small group setting, a study of the Book of Hebrews is being held during the Sunday school hour and will run throughout the summer. All are welcomed. Where the class will be moving through the book, each week should stand alone. Come every week or drop in as you are able. Elizabeth Gatewood will be facilitating the class. The class will meet at 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall.

Keenagers: Thursday, May 19th; Tour of the Ciener Botanical Gardens & Lunch at the Pegg House Tea Room. Cost is donations only. Lunch is not included. Today is the deadline to sign up. Meet at the church at 9:45 a.m.

Relay for Life Port-a-Pit Chicken Fundraiser: Will be held on Friday, May 20th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. here in the parking lot & Fellowship Hall of the church. Stop by and purchase a plate (1/2 BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans & roll from 13 Bones) for $10. Proceeds support Relay for Life Mt Airy’s Survivor Dinner.

Blue Ridge CareNet Counseling Presents: “The Five Languages of Apology – When Sorry Isn’t Enough” featuring Gary Chapman, accomplished counselor, pastor, speaker and writer. The event will take place at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 North Main Street on Tuesday, May 24th. Dessert will served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending and would like to purchase tickets, see Shasta or Jessica Hoerter.

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: The foods for the month of May are:
Macaroni and Cheese and Spaghetti. All non-perishable items are accepted as well.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/15: Brittany Jeffries; 5/16: Anna Louise Gatewood; 5/17: Legh Beal, Evan Bush, Theresa Minter; 5/18: Susanna Minter; 5/21: Bill Rountree, Richard Rhoden

Anniversaries: 5/17: Jason and Jessica Hoerter; 5/21: Rick and Sara Bailey, Will and Christie Sheppard

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Trivia Night at FPCMA

Get your team together, click on the link below, SIGN UP cause it’s TRIVIA NIGHT and it’s too much fun!!!!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4FAEA82CA0F49-trivia

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