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Weekly Grapevine – February 24, 2019

TODAY – FEBRUARY 24, 2019

Head Usher: Mike Branch

Side Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Children’s Church Teachers: Elizabeth Gatewood and Wendy Clabough

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Feb 24

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

4:00 pm – Beacons to Creekside/Movies

Mon, Feb 25

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Feb 26

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Feb 27

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

5:30 pm – Faith Friends

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 28

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

Fri, Mar 1

8:15 am – First Steps Program

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Paul Eich, Mildred Jones’ family, Brian Minter, Ann Taylor, Jane Tesh

Friends of our Church Family: Lila Davidson, Keith and Kim Hinson & family, Ken Holdaway, Emily Kelly, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Patsy Reynolds, Martha Robertson, The family of Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: This winter and spring our sermon text will be from the Gospel of Luke. Between now and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Luke focuses on Jesus and His Mission. I would encourage you to read Luke 3-9. Feb 24A new Revelation: the Messiah will die for the Sins of the people (Isaiah 53), Luke 9:18-27, Mar 3Jesus Is Transfigured, Luke 9:21-36

The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Sandy Beam by Bob and Sylvia Chilton.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.  The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available.  Griff is teaching this class.

Beacons (6th -12th grade): Will meet at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon AT Creekside Cinemas for a movie.

Faith Friends: Will meet Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. There will be an activity and Little Voices will practice music. Dinner will follow at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. If your kids will be staying for dinner, please RSVP to Valerie Parker by Tuesday evening, February 26. We will be having pizza and the meal will be free. Parents, if you will be eating dinner with us, please include yourself in the RSVP. 

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet on Thursday, February 28th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages.  Join us for a great discussion and wonderful cup of coffee!

Ash Wednesday: is March 6th and marks the beginning of Lent.  Lent is the season of the church year where we journey together towards the cross and the empty tomb- to the somber reality of Good Friday and the joy of Easter.  

 On Ash Wednesday, Faith Friends will meet at 4:30 for a special Ash Wednesday Worship Service.   Kids and parents/grandparents will make a cross necklace and then walk to the sanctuary where they will worship, have a chance to be marked with the sign of the cross and celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  Kids of all ages are welcome to attend.

 Everyone is invited to eat dinner that night in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:30. Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family). Please RSVP by either calling the church office, 336-786-2803 or signing up through (https://tinyurl.com/y3eru55d) by Tuesday, March 5th. 

There will be an Ash Wednesday Worship service at 6:30 in the sanctuary.   This is a simple service that gathers us all around the Word and the Table. The choir will lead music.  The imposition of Ashes will be offered.  Please come. 

Wednesday Night Suppers During Lent: Will begin on March 13th and continue through April 10th: We will study and celebrate the Lord’s Supper each week along with eating good food and singing the songs we love.  Dinner starts at 6:00 and we will conclude by 7:30.  Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family).  Please RSVP by Tuesday of each week using the link, (https://tinyurl.com/y3eru55d) or calling the church office, 336-786-2803 prior to the dinner on Wednesday. If you’d like to read a book along with our study, check out The Meal Jesus Gave us by Tom Wright.

Montreat Youth Conference: If you are going to the youth conference this summer, final payments are due by June 9th. 

Children’s Church: Thank you for stepping up to teach our “littles!” We have the following dates available if you’d like to spend more time with the children of the church: March 10, 17 and 31. Two helpers are needed for each Sunday. If you would like to assist, please contact Valerie Parker.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to assist with the 3 to 5 year old class the month of March, please contact Valerie Parker. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

 

WITNESS 

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, March 3rd, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings.  The foods for the month of March are: Crackers and Peanut Butter. 

Scarves Around Surry: Since The Shepherd’s House did not need all the scarves we donated to them, scarves have been given to Surry Medical Ministries, the Children’s Center, the Free Clothing Closet and Little Pantry at Surry Community College. A few fashionable scarves that don’t provide much warmth were given to the Hospice Re-Sale Shop. We will continue to collect scarves, yarn, and donations.  Boxes are located at the top of the stairs in the upstairs foyer at the church.  You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Trip: Are you interested in help leading or going on a mission trip? A conversation is brewing about going to serve and learn somewhere and sometime this summer. If you are interested, speak to Griff or drop him an email at griff@fpcma.com

 

CELEBRATIONS

 Birthdays: 2/24: Brian Bennett, Lauren Wishart; 2/26: Bobbie Hinton; 2/28: Beth Pequeno; 3/2: Frieda Chauncey, Terry Ray 

Anniversaries: 2/17: Tim and Theresa Minter

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Weekly Grapevine – February 17, 2019

TODAY – FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Head Usher: Mike Branch

Side Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Children’s Church Teachers: Skyler and Nicole Harrison

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Feb 17

9:45 am – Sunday School– Children

10:00 am – Congregational Meeting

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Feb 18

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Feb 19

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Feb 20

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 21

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

Fri, Feb 22

8:15 am – First Steps Program

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

 

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Paul Eich, Mildred Jones’ family, Brian Minter, Ann Taylor, Jane Tesh

Friends of our Church Family: Lila Davidson, Kevin and Jade Drummond, Ken Holdaway, Emily Kelly, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Patsy Reynolds, Martha Robertson, Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

There will be a Congregational Meeting held before worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 17th in the Fellowship Hall.  There will be no Adult Sunday School.  Kids will meet as usual.  Please come to hear about the good things happening in the life of our church.  

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you!  A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway.  2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can receive all the latest announcements.  If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address! 

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: This winter and spring our sermon text will be from the Gospel of Luke. Between now and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Luke focuses on Jesus and His Mission. I would encourage you to read Luke 3-9. Feb 17 – Jesus Frees the Demoniac, Luke 8:26-39; Feb 24 – A new Revelation: the Messiah will die for the Sins of the people (Isaiah 53), Luke 9:18-27, Mar 3 – Jesus Is Transfigured, Luke 9:21-36

The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Sandy Beam by Bob and Sylvia Chilton.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.  The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available.  Griff is teaching this class.

Beacons (6th -12th grade): Will meet in the Lighthouse on Sunday evening, February 17th at 5:30 p.m.

Montreat Youth Conference: If you are going to the youth conference this summer, final payments are due by June 9th. 

Keenagers: Will have lunch at Old North State Winery on Thursday, February 21st, at noon.  A sign-up sheet is on the Keenagers board in the upstairs foyer.

Flowers for Worship: We have several openings if you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary for worship: February 24, March 3, 10, 24 and 31. Sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer or call the church office. 

Women’s Bible Study: Several young women meet at our church each Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:15 to fellowship together and study scripture. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Elizabeth at: 610-715-3688.  

Children’s Church: Thank you for stepping up to teach our “littles!” We have the following dates available if you’d like to spend more time with the children of the church: March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Two helpers are needed for each Sunday. If you would like to assist, please contact Valerie Parker.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to assist with the 3 to 5 year old class the month of March, please contact Valerie Parker. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

 

WITNESS 

Scarves Around Surry: Since The Shepherd’s House did not need all the scarves we donated to them, scarves have been given to Surry Medical Ministries, the Children’s Center, the Free Clothing Closet and Little Pantry at Surry Community College. A few fashionable scarves that don’t provide much warmth were given to the Hospice Re-Sale Shop. We will continue to collect scarves, yarn, and donations.  Boxes are located at the top of the stairs in the upstairs foyer at the church.  You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Trip: Are you interested in help leading or going on a mission trip? A conversation is brewing about going to serve and learn somewhere and sometime this summer. If you are interested, speak to Griff or drop him an email at griff@fpcma.com

 CELEBRATIONS 

Birthdays: 2/19: Jane Rountree; 2/20: Bobby Chilton; 2/21: Dave Petri; 2/22: Daniel Horton, 2/23: Nancy Lovill 

Anniversaries: 2/17: Tim and Theresa Minter

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Mildred Jones who passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Mildred was a longtime member of our church family at First Presbyterian. Due to a decline in her health, she moved to Greensboro last summer to be closer to her daughter.

There will be a service held at First Presbyterian Church, Mount Airy, on Saturday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Please be in prayer for her daughter, Laura and family.

“When we live, we live for the Lord.  When we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” ~Romans 14:8

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TODAY – FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Head Usher: Mike Branch

Side Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Children’s Church Teachers: Kathy Moody and Laura East

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Feb 10

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

5:30 pm – Beacons to Grace Moravian for “Soup”er Bowl of Caring

Mon, Feb 11

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Feb 12

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Feb 13

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 14

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Feb 15

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Paul Eich, Bob and Terri Keck, Brian Minter, Ann Taylor, Jane Tesh

Friends of our Church Family: Lila Davidson, Kevin and Jade Drummond, Ken Holdaway, Emily Kelly, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Patsy Reynolds, Martha Robertson, Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

There will be a Congregational Meeting held before worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 17th in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no Adult Sunday School. Kids will meet as usual. Please come to hear about the good things happening in the life of our church.

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: This winter and spring our sermon text will be from the Gospel of Luke. Between now and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Luke focuses on Jesus and His Mission. I would encourage you to read Luke 3-9. Feb 10Jesus Receives from a Sinful Woman, Luke 7:36-8:3; Feb 17Jesus Frees the Demoniac, Luke 8:26-39; Feb 24A new Revelation: the Messiah will die for the Sins of the people (Isaiah 53), Luke 9:18-27, Mar 3Jesus Is Transfigured, Luke 9:21-36

The Flowers for in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Rose Moody by Skyler, Nicole and Mary Miles Harrison.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

“Soup”er Bowl of Caring: You all have truly stepped up to the plate in helping the Beacons of reaching their goal to feed the hungry in our community. This year we are collecting in memory of Shasta. So far, we’ve collected 753 cans! *Beacons – *Please be at the church on Sunday, February 10th at 5:00 to help load the soup into the van and we will head to the Moravian Church to see who collected the most. Please bring a dessert to share.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: We will meet at Pages on Thursday, February 14th, at 8:00 a.m. Come join us for a great discussion and coffee!

Keenagers: Will have lunch at Old North State Winery on Thursday, February 21st, at noon. A sign-up sheet is on the Keenagers board in the upstairs foyer.

Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th grade): February 27th at 5:30 p.m. – be on the lookout for more details to come!

Women’s Bible Study: Several young women meet at our church each Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:15 to fellowship together and study scripture. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Elizabeth at: 610-715-3688.

Children’s Church: Thank you for stepping up to teach our “littles!” We have the following dates available if you’d like to spend more time with the children of the church: February 24 (need one helper), March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Two helpers are needed for each Sunday. If you would like to assist, please contact Valerie Parker.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to assist with the 3 to 5 year old class the month of March, please contact Valerie Parker. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: This ministry of helping to feed the hungry in our community will be held at First Baptist Church on Thursday, February 14th at 5:00 p.m. Those signed up to help are: Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Bob Keck, Paul Belk and Mike Gatchel. Additional volunteers are needed. See the sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer if you’d like to assist. Desserts are also needed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Scarves Around Surry: Since The Shepherd’s House did not need all the scarves we donated to them, scarves have been given to Surry Medical Ministries, the Children’s Center, the Free Clothing Closet and Little Pantry at Surry Community College. A few fashionable scarves that don’t provide much warmth were given to the Hospice Re-Sale Shop. We will continue to collect scarves, yarn, and donations. Boxes are located at the top of the stairs in the upstairs foyer at the church. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Trip: Are you interested in help leading or going on a mission trip? A conversation is brewing about going to serve and learn somewhere and sometime this summer. If you are interested, speak to Griff or drop him an email at griff@fpcma.com

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 2/12: Marissa Petri; 2/13: Andi Draughn; 2/15: Claire Draughn, Logan King, Cody Swicegood; 2/16: Cristi Arington, Kim Branch, Linda Warren

Anniversaries: None this week

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Congregational Meeting

Dear First Presbyterian Family,

Our Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. We will give thanks for the Lord’s work in our midst in 2018 and look forward to what is already happening in 2019. The corporation of the church will meet briefly, too. There will be coffee and treats and childcare. Hope to see you there.

Best,

Griff

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Weekly Grapevine – February 3, 2019

TODAY – JANUARY 27, 2019

Head Usher: Mike Branch

Side Usher: Debbie Stoltz

Children’s Church Teachers: Wendy Clabough and Valerie Parker

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Feb 3

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church/Lord’s Supper

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

5:30 pm – Beacon Super Bowl Party

Mon, Feb 4

8:15 am – First Steps Program

6:00 pm – Session Meeting

Tues, Feb 5

10:00 am – Circle 1

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Feb 6

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

5:30 pm – Faith Friends

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Feb 7

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Feb 8

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Bob and Terri Keck, Brian Minter, Ann Taylor, Jane Tesh

Friends of our Church Family: Lila Davidson, Kevin and Jade Drummond, Ken Holdaway, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Wayne Lowe, Patsy Reynolds, Martha Robertson, Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

There will be a Congregational Meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, February 17th. Please notate this on your calendars.

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon, then have the option of going to Children’s Church (more information in announcement below). If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: This winter and spring our sermon text will be from the Gospel of Luke. Between now and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Luke focuses on Jesus and His Mission. I would encourage you to read Luke 3-9. Feb 3 – Sermon on the Plain: Part Two, Luke 6:27-49; Feb 10 – Jesus Receives from a Sinful Woman, Luke 7:36-8:3; Feb 17 – Jesus Frees the Demoniac, Luke 8:26-39; Feb 24 – A new Revelation: the Messiah will die for the Sins of the people (Isaiah 53), Luke 9:18-27, Mar 3 – Jesus Is Transfigured, Luke 9:21-36

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Bob and Terri Keck on the death of Bob’s mother, Emily Keck, who passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019.  Please be in prayer for the family.

Beacon(6th -12th grade) Super Bowl Party: The Beacons will meet at the Bower’s house on Sunday, February 3rd at 5:30 p.m. Come cheer for your favorite team! Dinner will be provided. Bring a snack to share during the game.

Session Meeting: Will be held in the sanctuary on Monday evening, February 4th, at 6:00 p.m.

Circle 1: Will meet in the Card Room at Ridgecrest Retirement Center on Tuesday, February 5th, at 10:00 a.m. This is a lovely group of women, mostly retired, who meet once a month for a Bible study.

“Soup”er Bowl of Caring: The challenge is on again! The Beacons are continuing to collect cans of soup (and monetary donations), along with the other Main Street churches. Everything we collect will go toward feeding the hungry in our community. This year, we will be collecting in memory of Shasta. The deadline to turn in soup or money is this Sunday, February 3rd. *Beacons – *We will meet at the church on Sunday, February 10th at 5:00 and head to the Moravian Church. Please bring a dessert to share.

Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th grade): Will meet on Wednesday, February 6th at 5:30 p.m. We will have dinner at 6:30 after our meeting. Cost will be $3 per person. Let Valerie Parker know by Tuesday, February 5th if your kids will be staying for the meal. Parents, please include yourself in total if you will be joining us for meal as well.

Women’s Bible Study: Several young women meet at our church each Wednesday morning to fellowship together and study scripture. We are searching high and low for someone to watch our kids for those 2 hours. This is a paid position but has also previously been filled by someone who felt called to serve as a volunteer. If you know of anyone who may be willing to sit and play with this small group of kids from 8:30-10:15, please contact Elizabeth at: 610-715-3688.

Children’s Church: Thank you for stepping up to teach our “littles!” We have the following dates available if you’d like to spend more time with the children of the church: February 24, March 10, 17 and 24. Two helpers are needed for each Sunday. If you would like to assist, please contact Valerie Parker.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to assist with the 3 to 5 year old class the month of March, please contact Valerie Parker. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

WITNESS

Offering for Hunger and Hope: We will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings on Sunday morning, February 3rd. The foods for the month of February are: Rice and Mayonnaise.

Friends Feeding Friends: This ministry of helping to feed the hungry in our community will be held at First Baptist Church on Thursday, February 7th at 5:00 p.m. Those signed up to help are: Bob and Sylvia Chilton and Bob Keck. Additional volunteers are needed. See the sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer if you’d like to assist.

Scarves Around Surry: Last Sunday, we dedicated 70 scarves collected by Scarves Around Surry that were given out at the Point In Time homeless count on January 31st. The project was so well received that we’d like to continue making and collecting scarves for those in need. We will also start accepting donations of yarn and money for supplies. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. See Beth Pequeno or contact her at 336.756.1879 for more information.

Mission Trip: Are you interested in help leading or going on a mission trip? A conversation is brewing about going to serve and learn somewhere and sometime this summer. If you are interested, speak to Griff or drop him an email at griff@fpcma.com

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 2/3: Simon Bush, Tony Stoltz; 2/4: Barbara Ayers; 2/7: Linda Gatchel

Anniversaries: None this week

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Bob and Terri Keck on the death of Bob’s mother, Emily Keck, who passed away this morning, Friday, February 1, 2019. In keeping with Emily’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Contributions may be made in her memory to First Presbyterian Church, Mount Airy, NC.

When we live, we live for the Lord.  When we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

~~Romans 14:8

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