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Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars and sign up to help teach or attend our awesome VBS June 20-22. There will be classes for our preschool – 5th grade children and our adults. We will have dinner at 5:30 each night the cost is $5 per person $25 max per family. Click on the link below to sign up to help or attend. NOTE: you must sign up for each day individually. 

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TODAY – MAY 28, 2017

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Nancy Davis and Kathy Moody
K-2nd: Blanton and Lauren Youell

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 28

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

12:00 pm – Beacons to the W-S Dash Game

Mon, May 29

Memorial Day – Church Office Closed

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, May 30

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, May 31

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

12:30 pm – Staff Meeting/Lunch

5:30 pm – CE Team Meeting

6:30 pm – Youth Sunday Practice

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Jun 1

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Jun 2

Deadline to sign up for June 23rd W-S Dash Game

8:15 am – First Steps

3:00 pm – Set up for Church Yard Sale

Sat, Jun 3

7:00 am – Church Yard Sale

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Meeting

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Jimmy McCraw, Paul Eich, Mark Muckler, Troy Payne, Sr., Kaye Frye, Debbie Powell, Fred Barnett, Suzanne Folger, Bobbie Lane, Amanda Mercer’s family, Nathan Zeller, Steve Streknator, Bob Planer, Tina, Homebound members, Vincent Puckett’s family; Praises: Faith Friends, Beacon trip to Asheville, Train trips, Successful surgeries, Our church choir and musicians

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Bob Taylor by Lydia Taylor and family.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will leave immediately following worship to head to the W-S Dash Game. Tickets are $15. Give Shasta money for your tickets. You will also need money for food or souvenirs.

Church Office Closed: Monday, May 29th, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

CE Meeting: Will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, at 5:30 p.m.

Youth Sunday Practice: Will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, at 6:30 p.m. All Beacons should make every effort to attend.

Beacon Yard Sale: Saturday, June 3rd, 7:00 a.m. until.  We are collecting items now for the Beacon Yard Sale.  You know the old saying… “one man’s trash…” – we’re sure you have lots of treasures!  You can bring them to church anytime.  Call the church office to make sure someone is there. ** Set-up for Yard Sale is at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2nd.  We need all the help we can get!

PB&J Collection: You know what PB & J is…..the Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! kids are collecting these items to assist with the Summer Sandwich Program.  So, bring your peanut butter and jelly and help them achieve their goal of feeding the folks in our community.

 Summer SPARK Teachers Needed!  The CE team is currently looking for teachers to lead our children during the summer months.  We need two people for each Sunday of the summer.  Sign up for one week or all twelve!  Please see Lydia Taylor if you are interested in this vital ministry of our church.  Thank you!

 Openings Available for One Year-Olds for our First Steps Program: We are currently accepting enrollment for our one year-old class beginning September 6, 2017 for toddlers 12 months (must be walking) up to age 2 (cannot turn 2 before August 31, 2017).  We will have availability on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.  Please contact the church for an enrollment form or email Julie Marshall at juliehillmarshall@gmail.com.

 Mark Your Calendars! Tuesday, June 20th – Thursday, June 22nd for a GREAT VBS!  There will be classes for children, Beacons and adults.  Next Sunday after worship, you’ll have the chance to volunteer to help and sign your children or yourself up to attend.

ALL CHURCH Winston-Salem Dash Game: Take us out to the ballgame! Friday, June 23rd. Everyone is invited!  Tickets are $12. The deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, June 2nd.

FINANCIAL

Financial Update
Jan-Apr 2017 Jan-Apr 2016
Income $85,044.06 $79,321.00
Expenses $83,143.46 $80,954.00
The Budget Committee would like to provide the congregation a snapshot of our finances in the first trimester of the year. Due to your faithfulness and generosity, the congregation’s finances are in good shape. Our income is above our expenses. The first few months of the year have been full of worship as we have observed Lent on Wednesday Nights, gathered on Sunday mornings, and praised God for our future hope at many funerals. Your tithes and offerings have turned on the lights, paid for staff, and allowed God’s name to be praised. As we look towards the summer, we anticipate VBS, middle and high school retreats, and bible studies.

WITNESS

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, June 4th, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings.  The foods for the month are: Canned Milk and Canned Meat.

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, June 1st, 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  The following are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Wayne and Joy Barlow, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Bob Keck and Mae Daniels.

CELEBRATIONS

Welcome to our newest members! The Ferry Family: Brent, Brenda, John, Emma, Jane and Delia. They all come to FPC by Profession of Faith.  Reach out to them and make them feel welcome

Next week will be Youth Sunday.  Be sure you’re here to support our youth as they lead worship.

We will next celebrate the sacrament of Baptism on June 11th when the Horton Family will receive the sacrament of baptism.

Birthdays: 5/28: Claire Youell; 5/29: Daniel Hatcher; 5/30: Alex East; 5/31: Ilene Boyles, Mae Daniels, Jason Pflug; 6/1: June Hollman

Anniversaries: 5/30: Mac and Carole Simpson

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Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Nancy Davis and Kathy Moody
K-2nd: Blanton and Lauren Youell

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 21

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, May 22

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, May 23

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, May 24

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, May 25

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

3:30 pm – Faith Friends

4:00 pm – MACS Band Banquet

4:30 pm – Little Voices Choir

6:00 pm – Relay for Life Meeting

7:00 pm – BREWS Meeting

Fri, May 26

8:15 am – First Steps

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Jimmy McCraw, Paul Eich, Mark Muckler, Troy Payne, Sr., Kaye Frye, Fred Barnett, Suzanne Folger, Bobbie Lane, Amanda Mercer’s family, Nathan Zeller, Steve Streknator, Bob Planer, Tina, Homebound members, Vincent Puckett’s family; Praises: Faith Friends, Beacon trip to Asheville, Train trips, Successful surgeries, Our church choir and musicians

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory and remembrance of Clarence and Ronella Goad on the date of their wedding anniversary, May 25th, by their daughters, Mary Ellen Goad and Debbie Benge.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Amanda Mercer who passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Please be in prayer for her family.

Summer Intern: Get to know our Summer Intern Sarah by signing up to host her for Sunday lunch or on a Thursday night dinner. Sign up with Griff.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will meet this evening in the Lighthouse at 5:30 p.m. A volunteer is needed to provide dinner.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, May 22nd, at 3:30 p.m.

Beacon Yard Sale: Saturday, June 3rd, 7:00 a.m. until. We are collecting items now for the Beacon Yard Sale. You know the old saying… “one man’s trash…” – we’re sure you have lots of treasures! You can bring them to church anytime. Call the church office to make sure someone is there.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Thursday, May 25th; 8:00 a.m. at Pages Bookstore. Join us for coffee and a great discussion!

Faith Friends: Will meet for Thursday Tales on May 25th, at 3:30 p.m. The Little Voices Choir will meet immediately afterwards.

BREWS: (Brothers Reading and Engaging in Worship and Service) Will meet on Thursday, May 25th, at 7:00 p.m. at The White Elephant.

PB&J Collection: You know what PB & J is…..the Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! kids are collecting these items to assist with the Summer Sandwich Program. So, bring your peanut butter and jelly and help them achieve their goal of feeding the folks in our community.

Nursery Worker: Beginning in August, the church will need another adult (or high school student) to assist in the nursery on Sunday morning. If you or someone you know is interested in this paid position, please contact Shasta.

Summer SPARK Teachers Needed! The CE team is currently looking for teachers to lead our children during the summer months. We need two people for each Sunday of the summer. Sign up for one week or all twelve! Please see Lydia Taylor if you are interested in this vital ministry of our church. Thank you!

Lead Teacher for Two Year-Old Class Needed for First Steps Program: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a second lead teacher to expand our program to include two year-olds for three or four days a week instead of one. First Steps began last fall. It is a childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

Openings Available for One Year-Olds for our First Steps Program: We are currently accepting enrollment for our one year-old class beginning September 6, 2017 for toddlers 12 months (must be walking) up to age 2 (cannot turn 2 before August 31, 2017). We will have availability on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Please contact the church for an enrollment form or email Julie Marshall at juliehillmarshall@gmail.com.

Mark Your Calendars! Tuesday, June 20th – Thursday, June 22nd for a GREAT VBS! There will be classes for children, Beacons and adults. Next Sunday after worship, you’ll have the chance to volunteer to help and sign your children or yourself up to attend.

ALL CHURCH Winston-Salem Dash Game: Take us out to the ballgame! Friday, June 23rd. Everyone is invited! Tickets are $12. The deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, June 2nd.

WITNESS

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: We have an ongoing collection for both of these agencies. There is a basket in the upstairs foyer for Yokefellow and there are bins in the downstairs entrance for each. Please drop off any non-perishable goods in these locations. There are lists of the items that are most needed. Help us help those in our community!

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/21: Bill Rountree; 5/22: Michael Wood, Mary Beth Wood; 5/23: Jenny Cooke; 5/25: Kelsey Carlisle; 5/26: Matthew Gatchel, Joe Gitt, Meredith Moody, Dr. Paul Moorefield; 5/27: Ben Heath, Brian Helton, Bradley Shepherd

Anniversaries: 5/21: Rick and Sara Bailey, Will and Christie Sheppard; 5/22: Lee and Mae Daniels; 5/23: Doug and Carol Draughn; 5/25: Luke and Lizzie Morrison; 5/26: Bob and Sylvia Chilton, David and Melissa Whitfield

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Amanda Mercer, who passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Amanda joined the church in 2014. She & Ed Anderson married the same year.  Amanda wasn’t able to worship with our church family for long due to failing health, but she was a delight when she was able to be here.  Funeral services will be held at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady funeral chapel in Hillsville, Va on Friday, May 19, 2017. Visitation will be from 12-1:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm and interment at Bluemont Presbyterian Church. Please be in prayer for her family.

 

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Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Nancy Davis and Kathy Moody
K-2nd: Blanton and Lauren Youell

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 14

9:30 am – New Members Class

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

3:00 pm – Law Enforcement Memorial Service

Mon, May 15

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, May 16

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, May 17

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

1:30 pm – Staff Meeting

6:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, May 18

9:00 am – Keenager Trip

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

Fri, May 19

8:15 am – First Steps

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Jimmy McCraw, Paul Eich, Mark Muckler, Troy Payne, Sr., Fred Barnett, Bobbie Lane, Amanda Mercer, Nathan Zeller, Steve Streknator, Bob Planer, Tina, Homebound members, Vincent Puckett’s family; Praises: Faith Friends, Beacon trip to Asheville, Train trips, Our church choir and musicians

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of our mothers, Madeline Arington and Susan McGuire by Gary and Cristi Arington.

New Members Class: Will be held this morning at 9:30 a.m. in Griff’s study.

National Law Enforcement Memorial Service: The Friends of the Mount Airy Police Department will hold a memorial service this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist to begin National Law Enforcement Week. The service will honor those in the department who have died in the line of duty and will kick off a week of “blue light” activities in downtown Mount Airy. The week of remembrance continues thru May 21.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will not meet this evening due to the Mother’s Day holiday. However, we WILL meet on Wednesday, May 17th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lighthouse to work on Youth Sunday. It’s important that everyone be there.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, May 15th, at 3:30 p.m.

Keenager Trip: TODAY is the last day to sign up for our trip on Thursday, May 18th. We will be taking the new Voice of three Blue Ridge tour by the Mt. Airy Museum of Regional History. Please meet at the church at 9:00 a.m.

Summer SPARK Teachers Needed! The CE team is currently looking for teachers to lead our children during the summer months. We need two people for each Sunday of the summer. Sign up for one week or all twelve! Please see Lydia Taylor if you are interested in this vital ministry of our church. Thank you!

Summer Intern: It is exciting to announce that Sarah Butler will be our Pastoral Intern this summer. Sarah comes to us from Duke Divinity School where she is finishing her second year working towards her Masters of Divinity. Before attending Duke, Sarah lived in Seattle, Washington where she worked in Human Resources at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She attended undergraduate at Whitworth College, a college associated with our denomination, where she studied theology. Sarah is a candidate for ordination. We are excited for you to get to know her this summer as she gets to witness what God is doing in our midst. Sarah needs a place to live this summer from the end of May to the beginning of July. Do you have a private guest suite or an apartment she could use this summer? If so, please let Griff know.

Lead Teacher for Two Year-Old Class Needed for First Steps Program: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a second lead teacher to expand our program to include two year-olds for three or four days a week instead of one. First Steps began last fall. It is a childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

Openings Available for One Year-Olds for our First Steps Program: We are currently accepting enrollment for our one year-old class beginning September 6, 2017 for toddlers 12 months (must be walking) up to age 2 (cannot turn 2 before August 31, 2017). We will have availability on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Please contact the church for an enrollment form or email Julie Marshall at juliehillmarshall@gmail.com.

Mark Your Calendars! Tuesday, June 20th – Thursday, June 22nd for a GREAT VBS! There will be classes for children, Beacons and adults. Next Sunday after worship, you’ll have the chance to volunteer to help and sign your children or yourself up to attend.

ALL CHURCH Winston-Salem Dash Game: Take us out to the ballgame! Friday, June 23rd. Everyone is invited! Tickets are $12. The deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, June 2nd.

WITNESS

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: We have an ongoing collection for both of these agencies. There is a basket in the upstairs foyer for Yokefellow and there are bins in the downstairs entrance for each. Please drop off any non-perishable goods in these locations. There are lists of the items that are most needed. Help us help those in our community!

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/14: Rachel Ray; 5/15: Brittany Jeffries; 5/16: Anna Louise Gatewood; 5/17: Legh Beal, Evan Bush, Theresa Minter; 5/18: Susanna Minter

Anniversaries: 5/14: David and Marinda Rives

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Our Service Saturday for the month of May is to help the folks at Yokefellow (our local food pantry) unload boxes and stock shelves.  This will take place this coming Saturday, May 13th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  You can come as you please and stay for whatever length of time you’re able.  We need as many folks as possible from the church to help!   Please contact Blanton Youell at blantonyou@gmail.com or call him at 804.304.2346 if you can come.

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TODAY – MAY 7, 2017

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Mike Branch

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Nancy Davis and Kathy Moody
K-2nd: Blanton and Lauren Youell

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, May 7

9:30 am – New Members Class

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

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

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

Mon, May 8

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, May 9

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, May 10

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, May 11

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, May 12

8:15 am – First Steps

Sat, May 13

1:00 pm – Service Saturday @ Yokefellow Ministry

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Paul Eich, Mark Muckler, Vincent Puckett’s family

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

CHURCH MINISTRIES

New Members Class: Will be held this morning at 9:30 a.m. in Griff’s study.

Crochet/Knit Group: Will meet this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Beacon Mission Trip: Please be in prayer for our Beacons and their adult chaperones who will be traveling home from Asheville today – that they will have safe travel and that they experienced God’s grace and presence in all that they did. Those on the trip are: Shasta, Sandy and Alex Bowers, Liam Overby, Kelley Jackson, Emma Pequeno, Delane, Amy and Ben Heath, Matthew Reales, Dave and Laurel Petri, Lee, Mae and Philip Daniels, Carla and Andy Majure and Charlotte Anne Banfield.

Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will not meet this evening due to the weekend Mission trip.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will be held on Thursday, May 11th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages Bookstore. Join us for coffee and a great discussion.

Summer SPARK Teachers Needed! The CE team is currently looking for teachers to lead our children during the summer months. We need two people for each Sunday of the summer. Please see Lydia Taylor to sign up for this vital ministry of our church. Thank you!

Faith Friends: If your child made a Mother’s Day gift during Thursday Tales, please stop by Shasta’s office and pick them up. They are wrapped and in the crate outside her office.

Summer Intern: It is exciting to announce that Sarah Butler will be our Pastoral Intern this summer. Sarah comes to us from Duke Divinity School where she is finishing her second year working towards her Masters of Divinity. Before attending Duke, Sarah lived in Seattle, Washington where she worked in Human Resources at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She attended undergraduate at Whitworth College, a college associated with our denomination, where she studied theology. Sarah is a candidate for ordination. I am excited for you to get to know her this summer as she gets to witness what God is doing in our midst. Sarah needs a place to live this summer from the end of May to the beginning of August. Do you have a private guest suite or an apartment she could use this summer? If so, please let Griff know.

Lead Teacher for Two Year-Old Class Needed for First Steps Program: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a second lead teacher to expand our program to include two year-olds for three or four days a week instead of one. First Steps began last fall. It is a childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: The following are signed up to assist with this wonderful ministry to help feed the folks in our community: Steven Lowe, Wayne and Joy Barlow, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Mae Daniels and Bob Keck. Other volunteers are needed. Please meet at First Baptist on Thursday, May 11th, at 5:00 p.m.

Service Saturday at Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: We will meet at 1:00 on Saturday, May 13th, to help them with unloading cans and stocking the shelves. Sign up on the list on the board in the upstairs if you’d like to join us! If you need further info, contact Blanton Youell or Amy Heath.

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: We have an ongoing collection for both of these agencies. There is a basket in the upstairs foyer for Yokefellow and there are bins in the downstairs entrance for each. Please drop off any non-perishable goods in these locations. There are lists of the items that are most needed. Help us help those in our community!

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 5/7: Will Sheppard; 5/9: Casey Barnett

Anniversaries: 5/9: Tom and Cathy McCluskey

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