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Wednesday Nights in Advent

It’s hard to believe that it’s already Advent but it is and that means it’s time for Wednesday night dinners and fun. Here is the link to sign up for the meals and to let us know you’ll be here for all the fun. Please sign up by 5:00 on the Tuesday before each event.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944adab2ca3ff2-wednesday1

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Weekly Grapevine – November 20, 2016

TODAY – NOVEMBER 20, 2016

Head Usher: Derek Higgs

Side Usher: Jack Snow

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Nancy Dixon, Gena Ray

K-2nd: Sandy and Alex Bowers

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Nov 20

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

12:00 pm – Thanksgiving Feast

Mon, Nov 21

8:15 am – First Steps

11:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

3:30 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Nov 22

8:15 am – First Steps

3:30 pm – Faith Friends Advent Tales

4:30 pm – Little Voices Choir

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Nov 23

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

2:00 pm – Thanksgiving Meals for the Needy

Thurs, Nov 24

Church Office Closed

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and happy holiday!

Fri, Nov 25

Church Office Closed

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Mae Turpin, June Hollman and family, Gary Bowers, Nathan Zeller, Mike Lowe Family, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, Mala Sellers, Harrelson baby, loss of family members, cancer diagnosis, positive business endeavors; Praises: Melissa Wilkins, Marley Pack, meeting new people, hopeful sales of homes, good doctors & healthcare

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of Will and Charlotte Anne Banfield by Julia Ann Banfield.

Thanksgiving Feast: Join us today immediately following worship as we come together to celebrate our 9th Thanksgiving Feast together and give thanks for many things. The cost is $10 per person. Children 12 and under eat free.

Beacons: (6th -12th grade) Will not meet this evening.

Program at Grace Moravian Church: “What Happens to Good People When Bad Things Happen” – Join us for a great program this evening. There will be music beginning at 5:00 p.m. Speakers will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Faith Friends Advent Tales: (Preschool-5th) Will meet on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 3:30 p.m. Our Little Voices Choir will meet immediately after at 4:30 p.m.

Church Office Closed: Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

College Prayer Partners – mark your calendars! We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, November 29th at 5:30 p.m. to pack care packages for our College Beacons. Please bring a Christmas card and a gift card for your College Beacon. Please let Shasta know if you will NOT be able to attend.

Church Pictorial Directory: We have 35 families or individuals that were photographed for the directory. We are still collecting photos for the directory. Our goal is 75! If you didn’t have a chance to come to the church for a picture, please submit one to photo@fpcma.com. We don’t want to leave anyone out!

Ladies of the Church: Save the date! On the afternoon of January 8th, we’ll shower Nicole as she and Skyler prepare to welcome Baby Harrison. More details to come soon. Questions? Be in touch with Elizabeth Gatewood at (610) 715-3688.

WITNESS

Thanksgiving Meals Update: You guys are awesome! The Beacons thank you so much for your contributions towards helping feed the people in our community that might not have anything to eat otherwise. With your help, they’ve raised enough to feed not 50, but 65 families this Thanksgiving! If you’re able to come and assist with the collection and distribution of the meals, please do so. We’ll meet on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Give the gift of life (DONATE BLOOD) this Christmas and Holiday season! Due to continued shortages, blood supplies are at a critical low. YOU can help change that! One pint of blood can save up to THREE lives! The blood drive will be held on Monday, December 12th, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Call the church and speak with Shasta or Lynn. Help us reach our goal of 26 pints! We need donors and volunteers to help with the drive. Share this info with family and friends.

FINANCIAL

Thank you for your generosity so far in 2016 and for your pledge of support for our 2017 budget. We have received 54 pledges for $167,023 towards our goal of $225,000. If you have not pledged but would like to do so, please fill out a pledge card (found beside the bulletins), drop it in the offering plate or bring it by the church office and give it to Lynn this week. You can also call the church & speak to Lynn directly. Keep in mind that all pledges are confidential.

CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations! To Lucas and Heather Fowler on the birth of their baby girl, Cora Evelyn Fowler, who was born on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. She is the granddaughter of Teresa Simpson and the great-granddaughter of Mac and Carole Simpson.

Birthdays: 11/20: Brian Minter, Heather Stafford; 11/21: Bert Wood; 11/22: Randy Cockerell; 11/24: Felton Godwin; 11/25: Burke Robertson

Anniversaries: 11/23: Tim and Laura East; 11/25: Ted and Gloria King

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Let’s give thanks together over a delicious lunch on Sunday, November 20th immediately after worship.

This year our feast will be a little different. Chris Wishart will be catering a meal of ham with all the trimmings including a yummy dessert. The cost will be $10 per person, children under 12 eat free. Simply sign up in one of three easy ways:

Click this link to sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944adab2ca3ff2-9thannual
Call the church at 336-786-2803thanksgiving-dinner-psa

Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, November 16th BEFORE 5:00pm.

We can’t wait to share this wonderful meal with you, our church family!

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9th Annual NEW Thanks giving Feast

GIVING THANKS!

Something we are reminded to do again and again in scripture. Let’s give thanks together over a delicious lunch on Sunday, November 20th immediately after worship.

This year our feast will be a little different. Chris Wishart will be catering a meal of ham with all the trimmings including a yummy dessert. The cost will be $10 per person, children under 12 eat free. Simply sign up in one of three easy ways:

Deadline to sign up is Thursday, November 17th BEFORE 2:00pm.

We can’t wait to share this wonderful meal with you, our church family!

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Weekly Grapevine – November 13, 2016

TODAY – NOVEMBER 13, 2016

Head Usher: Derek Higgs

Side Usher: Jack Snow

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Nancy Dixon, Gena Ray
K-2nd: Sandy and Alex Bowers

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Nov 13

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Mon, Nov 14

8:15 am – First Steps

11:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

3:30 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

8:00 pm – Congregational Prayer Time

Tues, Nov 15

8:15 am – First Steps

11:00 am – Modern Gardeners Garden Club

12:00 pm – Ephesians Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Nov 16

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

11:30 am – Blue Ridge CareNet Mtg

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 17
10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

10:30 am – Keenager Trip

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

Fri, Nov 18

8:15 am – First Steps

3:00 pm – Voice Recital Rehearsal

Sat, Nov 19

3:00 pm – Voice Recital

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Mae Turpin, Carl Hollman, Gary Bowers, Nathan Zeller, Tracy Koller, Mike Lowe Family, Randolph Lyons Family, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, Mala Sellers, Unborn babies, loss of family members, cancer diagnosis, positive business endeavors; Praises: Melissa Wilkins, Marley Pack, meeting new people, hopeful sales of homes, good doctors & healthcare

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in thankfulness to all of our veterans who have served our country. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice.

Beacons: (6th -12th grade) We will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m.

Church Pictorial Directory: We have 25 families or individuals that were photographed for the directory. Our goal is 75! If you didn’t have a chance to come to the church for a picture, please submit one to photo@fpcma.com.

Congregational Prayer Time: We are changing things up a bit and meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at Griff and Elizabeth’s house (145 Orchard Street) at 8:00 p.m. Our next gathering will be tomorrow evening, November 14th.

Fall Bible Study: (Men and women of all ages) Join Griff on Tuesdays at noon for a the last Bible Study on the Book of Ephesians.

Keenagers: Please meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17th. We will head to Chateau Morrisette for lunch and then stop by Nancy’s Candy Shop for a sweet treat.

Wednesday Night Suppers: Join us for our last Wednesday night supper on November 16th. Dinner is served at 6:00. Dinner cost $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 a family). Sign up by going to this link: http://tinyurl.com/WNS2017 or call the church office.

Thanksgiving Feast: Next Sunday, November 20th, we will come together to celebrate our 9th Thanksgiving Feast together. It will be held immediately following worship. Join us as we give thanks for many things. Fill out the enclosed form and drop it in the offering plate (today) or call the church before the end of the day on Wednesday, November 16th, so we’ll know how many to plan for. The cost is $10 per person. Children 12 and under eat free. The menu will consist of ham and several holiday fixings as well as dessert and drink. It will be catered by Chris Wishart and hosted by the Christian Education Committee.

College Prayer Partners – mark your calendars! We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, November 29th at 5:30 p.m. to pack care packages for our College Beacons. Please bring a Christmas card and a gift card for your College Beacon. Please let Shasta know if you will NOT be able to attend.

WITNESS

Thanksgiving Meals Update: The Beacons have raised enough money to feed 41 families for Thanksgiving! We are still a little shy of our goal of 50 families. If you would like to sponsor a family, please get a check to Shasta for $42 by Wednesday, November 16th.

Give the gift of life this Christmas and Holiday season! Due to continued shortages, blood supplies are at a critical low. YOU can help change that! Simply sign up to donate a pint of blood and save up to THREE lives! The blood drive will be held on Monday, December 12th, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Call the church and speak with Shasta or Lynn. Help us reach our goal of 26 pints! Share this info with family and friends.

FINANCIAL

Thank you for your generosity so far in 2016 and for your pledge of support for our 2017 budget. We have received 45 pledges for $156,089 towards our goal of $225,000. If you have not pledged but would like to do so, fill out a pledge card (found beside the bulletins), drop it in the offering plate or bring it by the church office and give it to Lynn this week. You can also call the church & speak to Lynn directly. Keep in mind that all pledges are confidential.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 11/14: Liam Overby; 11/19: Bailey Bouma, Samantha Cooke

Anniversaries: 11/15: Paul and Katy Denny, Mickey and Margaret McGuire; 11/19: Mike and Diane Wood

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