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TODAY – APRIL 1, 2018

Head Usher: Nicole Harrison

Side Usher: Jack Snow

Spark Teachers: No Spark today

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Apr 1

10:00 am – Worship/Resurrection of Our Lord/Lord’s Supper

No afternoon/evening activities

Mon, Apr 2

Church Office Closed

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Apr 3

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Apr 4

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, Apr 5

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Sat, Apr 7

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Meeting

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown (Suzanne Lewis-Brown’s daughter), Shasta Brown, Jane King, Bobbie Lane, Michael Lowe, Wayne Lowe (Steven Lowe), Pam Shelton (David and Millie Beal’s niece), Karen Smith (Dawn Lundquist’s sister), Betty Street, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Nancy Breedlove, June Crawford, Roxanne Gartland, Faye Kizer, Barbara Mathews, Nancy Quinn

CHURCH MINISTRIES

No activities will be held this afternoon or evening.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Mr. McLean (Buck) Faw, Sr., who passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Please be in prayer for his family.

Church Office Closed: Monday, April 2nd, to observe the Easter holiday.

Caring for Shasta: Many have asked how they might care for Shasta as she receives treatment for the recurrence of her cancer. One concrete thing to do is to send her a card letting her know that you are thinking of her. Her address is: 169 Beechtree Circle, Mount Airy.

Circle 1: Will meet in the Card Room at Ridgecrest Retirement on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 10:00 a.m.

Substitute Teachers Needed for First Steps: If you love playing with toddlers and are interested in applying to be a substitute teacher for our First Steps program, please see Amy Heath for more information. 

Playground Equipment (Toys) Needed for First Steps One Year-Old Play Area: If you have any push toys that can be used for outdoors, that you are no longer using, and would like to donate them to our First Steps program, we would love to have them for our children to play with. 

Children’s Sermons: If you would like to be added to the rotation of folks that are doing the children’s sermons each Sunday, please speak with Nicole Harrison. 

Summer Sunday Worship: Beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 27th, through Labor Day, Sunday, September 2nd, we will have worship at 10:00 a.m.  We hope you will join us!

Mark your calendars!  Please join us for Vacation Bible School June 11 – 13.  Interested in volunteering? Contact Nicole Harrison at nicole@moodyfs.com.

 

 WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, April 5th; 5:00 p.m. Meet at First Baptist Church.  The following are signed up to assist with this ministry:

Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow Offering: We will receive both of these offerings next week, April 8th.

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: Don’t forget that we have baskets for collection for these two agencies. Check the lists in the downstairs foyer for the current needs.

CELEBRATIONS

Welcome to our Newest Members! Barry and Cheryl Schneider, Daryl and Durenda Wilson, Brian Minter, Susanna Minter, Anna Martin and Garrett Draughn. Please make them feel welcome!

Birthdays: 4/1: Lauren-Maree McPhail; 4/2: David Dixon, Mary Kilby; 4/3: Susan Gitt, Amy Heath, Madison Lewis Short; 4/4: Alexander Merritt, Claire Merritt

Anniversaries: 4/3: Dan and Cathy Harrison; 4/5: Bud and Mary Kilby; 4/7: Wayne and Joy Barlow

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Thomas McLean (Buck) Faw, Sr. who passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Buck was a longtime member of the church and participated in the Men’s Bible Class that met in the Scout Hut.  Please be in prayer for the family.

~If we live, we live for the Lord.  And if we die, we die for the Lord.  So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. ~~Romans: 14:8

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Due to the unexpected weather today we have made the decision to postpone the 11 o’clock worship service until 5:00 this afternoon. The temperature should continue to rise today and hopefully the roads can clear and we can join one another in worship. Stay warm this morning .

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TODAY – MARCH 25, 2018

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Laurel Petri

Spark Teachers: Preschool/Kindergarten: Nicole and Skyler Harrison
1st and 2nd grade: Kelley Jackson and Mark France

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 25

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Mar 26

8:15 am – First Steps Program

11:45 am – Holy Week Noonday Prayer

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 27 

11:45 am – Holy Week Noonday Prayer

3:15 pm – Faith Friends/Get Ready, Get Set, Worship/Joyful Noise Choir

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Meeting

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 28

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

11:45 am – Holy Week Noonday Prayer

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 29

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:30 pm – Handbell Choir

6:00 pm – Relay for Life Kickoff

7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Service w/ Communion

Fri, Mar 30

7:00 pm – Service of Tenebrae

Sat, Mar 31
11:45 am – Holy Week Noonday Prayer

3:00 pm – Children’s Easter Party

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown (Suzanne Lewis-Brown’s daughter), Shasta Brown, Bobbie Lane, Michael Lowe, Wayne Lowe (Steven Lowe), Pam Shelton (David and Millie Beal’s niece), Karen Smith (Dawn Lundquist’s sister), Betty Street, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: June Crawford, Faye Kizer, Barbara Mathews, Nancy Quinn

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of all the musicians who make a joyful noise to the Lord from the smallest voice in Little Voices to the most enthusiastic bell ringers.

Come to Sunday School! There are two adult options. The Odds and Ends Class meets across from the upstairs men’s restroom. This class follows a year-round curriculum and is led by Felton Godwin and others. The Sunday Scripture class meets in the parlor. Contact Cecelia Belk for more information. Classes start each Sunday between 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Beacons (6th-12th grade): Will meet this evening in the Lighthouse at 5:30 p.m. this evening. Please bring $5.00 with you for dinner.

Children’s Easter Party: Saturday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m. If you wish for your children to participate in this event, please sign them up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer, so we’ll be able to plan accordingly. Thanks!

Faith Friends; Get Ready, Get Set, Worship; Joyful Noise Choir: Will meet on Tuesday, March 27th, at 3:15 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service: If you would like to lead worship or read scriptures on Maundy Thursday, please let Griff know.

Handbell Choir: Will meet regularly on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to join us, we’d love to have you – the more, the merrier.

Cards for Homebound Members: There is a table in the Koinonia room with cards for our homebound members. Please stop by before or after the service and sign the cards…even if you don’t know the people. It will surely bless their day!

WITNESS

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: Don’t forget that we have baskets for collection for these two agencies. Check the lists in the downstairs foyer for the current needs.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/25: Jane Ferry, Eden Isaacs, Annette Lowe; 3/26: Mary Ellen Goad; 3/27: Laura East; 3/29: Lauren Youell, Maddie Youell; 3/30: Dalton Mayes; 3/31: Finn Ballentine, Miles Ballentine

Anniversaries: 3/28: Delane and Amy Heath

HOLY WEEK

During Holy Week, the church walks towards the cross with Jesus. He gives us the supper of his presence on Thursday. We abandon him at the cross of Friday, weep by his tomb on Saturday, and rejoice on Easter Sunday to find it empty and him alive. Holy Week begins today as we remember and re-enact Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Palms were a sign of royalty in Jesus’ culture. We wave palms as the crowd did long ago to declare Jesus as King.

Holy Week continues on Maundy Thursday when we remember three things: Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, He commanded them to love one another, and He gave disciples the Lord’s Supper. On Good Friday, we remember His death on the cross. On Holy Saturday, we remember that He was laid dead in the grave. And, on Easter Sunday, we celebrate His resurrection.

This is a week of a lot of church. These different services and celebrations invite us to re-enact the drama of Jesus’ triumphant entry, Last Supper, trial, death, and resurrection as a way of deepening our life in Christ and comprehension of the mystery and majesty of his passion. Come and see!

Palm Sunday– TODAY – Children, Beacons and any parents are invited to help re-enact Jesus’ Triumphant entry by participating in the Palm Sunday Processional. If you wish to participate, meet in the upstairs foyer at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week– March 26, 27 and 28 – Noonday Prayer- Join Griff in the sanctuary at 11:45 am for a short service of scripture and prayers. The service will last about twenty minutes.

Maundy Thursday – March 29 – Communion Service 7:00 pm – Come remember and celebrate Jesus’ last meal with his disciples when he washed their feet and gave them the commandment: Love one another. Childcare provided.

Good Friday – March 30 – Tenebrae Service – 7:00 pm – Tenebrae means shadow or darkness. The Beacons will lead us as we hear the story of Jesus’ betrayal, trial, death and burial. As the story progresses, the sanctuary grows darker and darker. Childcare provided.

Church Office Closed – Good Friday, March 30 and Easter Monday, April 2.

Holy Saturday– March 31 – Noonday Prayer – 11:45 am.

Easter Sunday – April 1 – Worship begins at 10:00 am with the Flowering of the Cross. Please bring fresh flowers. There will be no Sunday school, afternoon or evening activities. One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE

April 1st

10:00 a.m.

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TODAY – MARCH 18, 2018

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Laurel Petri

Spark Teachers: Preschool/Kindergarten: Nicole and Skyler Harrison
1st and 2nd grade: Kelley Jackson and Mark France

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 18

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark/New Members

12:00 pm – Reception for New Members (Fellowship Hall)

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Mar 19

8:15 am – First Steps Program

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 20

3:15 pm – Faith Friends/Get Ready, Get Set,Worship/Joyful Noise Choir

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Meeting

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 21

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper & Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 22
8:00 am – Bob Chilton Study

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:30 pm – Handbell Choir

Fri, Mar 23

8:15 am – First Steps Program

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown (Suzanne Lewis-Brown’s daughter), Shasta Brown, Bobbie Lane, Michael Lowe, Wayne Lowe (Steven Lowe), Pam Shelton (David and Millie Beal’s niece), Karen Smith (Dawn Lundquist’s sister), Betty Street, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: June Crawford, Faye Kizer, Barbara Mathews, Nancy Quinn

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory and thanksgiving for the life of Dennis W. Moody on his birthday, March 28th, by his family.

Come to Sunday School! There are two adult options. The Odds and Ends Class meets across from the upstairs Men’s restroom. This class follows a year-round curriculum and is led by Felton Godwin and others. The Sunday Scripture class meets in the parlor. Contact Cecelia Belk for more information. Classes start each Sunday between 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Beacons (6th-12th grade): Will meet this evening in the Lighthouse at 5:30 p.m. this evening. Please bring your dinner with you.

It’s that time again! We’ll be having the Children’s Easter Party on Saturday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m. We are still in need of individually wrapped candy and plastic Easter eggs. If you’re willing to help, you may drop them off in the bin outside Shasta’s office door. Thank you!

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Faith Friends; Get Ready, Get Set, Worship; Joyful Noise Choir: Will meet on Tuesday, March 20th, at 3:15 p.m.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet at Pages Bookstore on Thursday, March 22nd, at 8:00 a.m.  Join us for a great discussion and grab a coffee too!

Handbell Choir: Will meet regularly on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m.  If you would like to join us, we’d love to have you – the more, the merrier.

 

WITNESS

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: Don’t forget that we have baskets for collection for these two agencies. Check the lists in the downstairs foyer for the current needs.

 

CELEBRATIONS  

Birthdays: 3/21: Joy Barlow, Tiffany Yokeley Martin, Carole Simpson; 3/23: Sandy Bowers, Lydia Taylor; 3/24: Donovan Radford, Olivia Radford

Anniversaries: 3/19: Blanton and Lauren Youell

 

Special Lenten Services 

Maundy Thursday: March 29: Worship with Lord’s Supper at 7:00

Good Friday:  March 30: Service of Tenebrae at 7:00

Holy Saturday: March 31: Noonday Prayer at 11:45

Wednesday Night Supper: February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Holy Week Noontime Prayer Services: March 26, 27, 28, 29

 

Easter Sunday Service

 

April 1st

10:00 a.m.

We will flower the cross. Please bring fresh flowers.  There will be no Sunday School, afternoon or evening activities.  One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received.

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TODAY – MARCH 11, 2018

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Laurel Petri

Spark Teachers: Preschool/Kindergarten: Pete and Beth Pequeno
1st and 2nd grade: Kelley Jackson and Mark France

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 11

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Mar 12

12:00 pm – Women’s Lent Bible Study

5:30 pm – Women’s Lent Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 13

3:15 pm – Faith Friends/Get Ready, Get Set,Worship/Joyful Noise Choir

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Meeting

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 14

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper & Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 15

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:30 pm – Handbell Choir

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters

Fri, Mar 16

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayer and Praise Info: There cards in the pews (or chairs) for you to list any prayers or praises. Please include your name on card and inform the church office of anyone that needs to be taken off. Names will be removed at the end of each month unless otherwise noted.

Prayers

Our Church Family: Barnsley Brown (Suzanne Lewis-Brown’s daughter), Shasta Brown, Nancy Davis, Bobbie Lane, Jane Rountree, Pam Shelton (David and Millie Beal’s niece), Karen Smith (Dawn Lundquist’s sister), Betty Street, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: June Crawford, Faye Kizer, Michael Lowe, Wayne Lowe, Barbara Mathews, Nancy Quinn

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Richard Davis by Nancy Davis and family.

Come to Sunday School! There are two adult options. The Odds and Ends Class meets across from the upstairs Men’s restroom. This class follows a year-round curriculum and is led by Felton Godwin and others. The Sunday Scripture class meets in the parlor. Contact Cecelia Belk for more information. Classes start each Sunday between 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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

It’s that time again! We’ll be having the Children’s Easter Party on Saturday, March 31st and we’ll need individually wrapped candy and plastic Easter eggs. Can you help? If so, you may give them to Shasta or drop them off in the bin outside her office door.

Faith Friends; Get Ready, Get Set, Worship; Joyful Noise Choir: Will meet on Tuesday, March 13th, at 3:15 p.m.

Handbell Choir: Will meet regularly on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to join us, we’d love to have you – the more, the merrier.

Mark your calendars for various Lenten Activities!

• Wednesday Night Suppers in Lent: February 28th and continuing through March 21st, we will have supper and a bible study each Wednesday night at six. There will be a buffet of home-cooked comfort foods, provided by Chris Wishart- church member and local chef. Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family).

• Wednesday Night Lenten Study: We will be spending the next four weeks thinking about the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Our discussion will be led by Tim Keller’s book, The Prodigal God. Our teaching time will assume that you haven’t read the book but the discussion will be richer if you have. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the upstairs foyer.

Keenager Trip: Thursday, March 15th; We will travel to Black Mountain Chocolate for a tour and then have lunch at Salem Tavern in Winston-Salem. We will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m.  Tour is $10 and lunch is on your own.  Sign up on the Keenagers board today if you plan to go.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

5th Annual 5K Glow Walk/Run to benefit Surry Medical Ministries: This is a nighttime event for people of all ages and abilities to “get their GLOW on” and have fun supporting Surry Medical Ministries.   The event will be held on Saturday, March 17th at the Riverside Park Greenway.  There will be a Fun Run at 7:15 p.m. and the 5K will start at 7:30 p.m.

 

WITNESS

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: Don’t forget that we have baskets for collection for these two agencies. Check the lists in the downstairs foyer for the current needs.

  

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/11: Mary Higgs; 3/12: Patrick Belk

Anniversaries: 3/17: Jonathan and Robin Surratt

 

 

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NEW ELDER OF THE MONTH

 

Laurel Petri

 

  1. Describe yourself. This could include your family, your job, what you like to do, etc.

 

My name is Laurel Petri, I am a sophomore in high school attending Millennium Charter Academy. I hope to further my education in science and math. I enjoy running, soccer, and basketball.

 

  1. When did you start coming to First Presbyterian Church, and what do you enjoy about being part of this community?

 

I first attended First Presbyterian Church in 2005 when my family moved to Mount Airy. My favorite part about this community is feeling at home during church gatherings. I love spending time with our church family and know we are a part of something larger than life itself.

 

  1. How would you describe your relationship to Jesus Christ?

 

Thinking of Jesus and knowing that he loves me enough to die brutally for my sins brings me warmth. My favorite image of Jesus is him under a tree playing with children surrounding him some on his lap. This painting reminds me that Jesus will always be there for me.

 

  1. How would you like to make First Presbyterian Church better?

 

I want to make sure that First Presbyterian Church stays the loving home I have always known it to be. I think keeping that in mind is the most important thing that allows our church to grow.

 

Special Lenten Services

 

Maundy Thursday: March 29: Worship with Lord’s Supper at 7:00

Good Friday:  March 30: Service of Tenebrae at 7:00

Holy Saturday: March 31: Noonday Prayer at 11:45

Wednesday Night Supper: February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Holy Week Noontime Prayer Services: March 26, 27, 28, 29

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TODAY – MARCH 4, 2018

Head Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Side Usher: Laurel Petri

Spark Teachers: Preschool/Kindergarten: Pete and Beth Pequeno

1st and 2nd grade: Kelley Jackson and Mark France

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 4

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

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

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

Mon, Mar 5

8:15 am – First Steps Program

12:00 pm – Women’s Lent Bible Study

5:30 pm – Women’s Lent Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 6

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Meeting

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 7

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper & Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 8

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Study

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

5:30 – Handbell Choir

Fri, Mar 9

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayer and Praise Info: There cards in the pews (or chairs) for you to list any prayers or praises. Please include your name on card and inform the church office of anyone that needs to be taken off. Names will be removed at the end of each month unless otherwise noted.

Prayers

Our Church Family: Barnsley Brown (Suzanne Lewis-Brown’s daughter), Shasta Brown, Bobbie Lane, Jane Rountree, Pam Shelton (David and Millie Beal’s niece), Karen Smith (Dawn Lundquist’s sister), Betty Street, Janice Younger, Nancy Davis

Friends of our Church Family: June Crawford, Faye Kizer, Barbara Mathews

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Come to Sunday School! There are two adult options. The Odds and Ends Class meets across from the upstairs Men’s restroom. This class follows a year-round curriculum and is led by Felton Godwin and others. The Sunday Scripture class meets in the parlor. Contact Cecelia Belk for more information. Classes start each Sunday between 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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

It’s that time again! We’ll be having the Children’s Easter Party on Saturday, March 31st and we’ll need individually wrapped candy and plastic Easter eggs. Can you help? If so, you may give them to Shasta or drop them off in the bin outside her office door.

“Spring” those clocks forward! Before you go to bed on Saturday night, March 10th, move those clocks forward by one hour – spring will be here before we know it!

Mark your calendars for various Lenten Activities! 

  • Wednesday Night Suppers in Lent: February 28th and continuing through March 21st, we will have supper and a bible study each Wednesday night at six.  There will be a buffet of home-cooked comfort foods, provided by Chris Wishart- church member and local chef.   Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family).
  • Wednesday Night Lenten Study:We will be spending the next four weeks thinking about the Parable of the Prodigal Son.  Our discussion will be led by Tim Keller’s book, The Prodigal God.  Our teaching time will assume that you haven’t read the book but the discussion will be richer if you have.   Please sign up at the bulletin board at the top of the stairs or look for an electronic link coming your way soon.

 

Christian Education Survey

The CE Team is asking everyone to take a moment and fill out this survey. When you are finished, please tear it off the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate or return it to Shasta.

If you have children in your home, what are their names and grades?

____________________________________________________

Who are the adults in your house?

____________________________________________________

Do you currently attend one of our adult Sunday School classes?  If yes, which one?

____________________________________________________

Would you be interested in attending an adult Sunday School class if one were offered at 9:45?    Yes ____ No _____

Would you be interested in a 9:45 Sunday School class for your child? Yes ____ No ____

If it were offered, would you be interested in teaching/leading an adult class at 9:45 on Sunday? Yes _____ No _____

If it were offered, would you be interested in teaching/leading a children’s class at 9:45 on Sunday? Yes _____ No _____

If a 9:45 children’s Sunday School class is offered, do you feel there is a continued need for an educational component for the children during worship?_____________________________________________

If you are not interested in a 9:45 Sunday School Class (for you or your child) what kind of educational opportunities to grow in your faith would you be interested in? Or if you already attend a Sunday School Class what other opportunities would you be interested in?____________________________________________________

 

Keenager Trip: Thursday, March 15th; We will travel to Black Mountain Chocolate for a tour and then have lunch at Salem Tavern in Winston-Salem. We will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m.  Tour is $10 and lunch is on your own.  Sign up on the Keenagers board by Sunday, March 11th if you plan to go.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

5th Annual 5K Glow Walk/Run to benefit Surry Medical Ministries: This is a nighttime event for people of all ages and abilities to “get their GLOW on” and have fun supporting Surry Medical Ministries.   The event will be held on Saturday, March 17th at the Riverside Park Greenway.  There will be a Fun Run at 7:15 p.m. and the 5K will start at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, March 8th, 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  Signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Wayne and Joy Barlow, Bobby and Sylvia Chilton, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/4: Leslie East, Sofia Stafford; 3/6: Daniel Pike; 3/7: Bruce Arnold; 3/9: Catherine Scott

Anniversaries: 3/5: Brad and Megan Ballentine

 

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NEW ELDER OF THE MONTH

Jason Pflug

 

  1. Describe yourself. This could include your family, your job, what you like to do, etc.

 

My wife, Liz, and I have three children: Isabelle, Allie, and Henry. I divide my time between taking care of our home, selling real estate, cooking pizzas, and driving kids to and from and all around. When I’m not doing those things (which is not often) I like to read, get outside with the family, watch movies, build things, and cook.

 

  1. When did you start coming to First Presbyterian Church, and what do you enjoy about being part of this community?

 

We first came to First Presbyterian Church not too long after we moved to Mount Airy over five years ago. We were drawn in by the people, a community of people who genuinely care about each other.

 

  1. How would you describe your relationship to Jesus Christ?

 

Jesus is my lord and I try to live my life so that it glorifies him, though I often fail. He is my savior, but too often I only turn to him when I am most in need of saving. He is my friend, but I often go days without speaking to him. My goal is to have him as a constant companion, every day.

 

  1. How would you like to make First Presbyterian Church better?

 

I would like to strengthen that sense of community that drew us in, and find new ways of reaching out and drawing more people in. I see a lot of the same faces at many of the programs and outreach events. I would like to find ways of getting more members involved, not only because it benefits the church and the city, but because it benefits the individual, as well. And I believe that the stronger and more vibrant our church community is, the more people will be drawn in from the greater community.

Special Lenten Services

Maundy Thursday: March 29: Worship with Lord’s Supper at 7:00

Good Friday:  March 30: Service of Tenebrae at 7:00

Holy Saturday: March 31: Noonday Prayer at 11:45

Wednesday Night Supper: February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Holy Week Noontime Prayer Services: March 26, 27, 28, 29

 

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Spring Forward!

It’s almost time (Daylight Savings Time!) to set those clocks forward again! DON’T FORGET to move them FORWARD by one hour BEFORE you go to bed on Saturday night, March 10th.

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