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TODAY – MARCH 26, 2017

Head Usher: Nancy Davis

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Jason and Liz Pflug
K-2nd: Julia Ann Banfield and Debbie Stoltz

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 26

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacon Outing

Mon, Mar 27

11:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 28

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 29

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

6:30 pm – Lenten Worship Service

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 30

10:15 am – Lenten Bible Study

Fri, Mar 31
8:15 am – First Steps

Sat, Apr 1
9:00 am – Service Saturday @ Children’s Center

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Billie Bradley, Cal Besore, Bobbie Lane, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, Mala Sellers, Becky Martin, Leaders in our church & country, mental health issues, abuse of all types; Praises: Our Choir, God’s provision, Outreach from our Congregation

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of my parents, Marion Thayer and William Arnold by Bruce Arnold.

Beacons and Beacon Parents (6th-12th grade): We will meet at the church at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon and travel to Temple Emmanuel in Winston-Salem with Rabbi Mark Cohen. Dinner will follow.

Massanetta Middle School Conference: If you are a youth or adult and are planning to go to Massanetta, your first deposit of $100 is due today.

Worship during Lent: There will be a worship service and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper each Wednesday night during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will meditate on one of the last seven words of Jesus on the cross. Please come to this service as a way to prepare our hearts to remember Calvary and celebrate Easter. Childcare provided.

Lenten Bible Study: Join Griff for a Bible Study on Thursday mornings in Lent from 10:15 to 11:15 in the Odds and Ends Room. Childcare will be available.

Prayer Chain: If you would like to be emailed or send an email about matters of concern for which prayer has been requested, please let Shasta know.

Easter Candy & Plastic Eggs: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Party on Saturday, April 8th. You may give them to Shasta or place them outside of her office in the box provided. Please have them to her soon so that she can make preparations ahead.

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).

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Church Landscaping Day: Will be held on Saturday, April 8th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. We will spend the morning working around the outside of the church, beautifying the grounds in preparation of Easter. Join us!

WITNESS

Service Saturdays: Mark your calendars for April 1st at 9:00 a.m. We will be participating in some team-building activities, playing games and doing some repair work at the Children’s Center. For more information, see Blanton Youell. There is a sign-up sheet in the upstairs foyer for anyone that is interested.

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!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mayberry Food Truck Fest: Got plans for lunch? Take a walk downtown today and eat at one of the many food trucks serving lunch along Main Street. The event lasts fromnoon until five. There will be great food and great music and pretty good people. Our own, Lizzie Morrison, has spearheaded making this even happen.

Slugs and Bugs Concert: Join the Gatewood’s Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville for a joy-filled musical experience featuring animated videos, energetic vocals, and exuberant piano, guitar and mandolin instrumentals! Slugs & Bugs music rollicks from bluegrass to Dixieland to folk-pop to arena rock with songs you’ll be glad you remember long after the concert is over. The concert is geared toward elementary school age children and their parents.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/26: Mary Ellen Goad; 3/27: Laura East; 3/29: Lauren Youell, Maddie Youell; 3/30: Dalton Mayes; 3/31: Finn and Miles Ballentine; 4/1: Lauren-Maree McPhail

Anniversaries: 3/28: Delane and Amy Heath

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP

APRIL 16 – 10:00 A.M.

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The funeral arrangements for Marie Judson are as follows:

The visitation will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Moody Funeral Home, 206 West Pine St. Mount Airy, NC.

The funeral service will be held at the church at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Griff will be officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Mt. Airy Museum of History, to Help Fight Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your choice.

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We are planning to visit with some of our homebound members this Saturday, March 18th. If you’d like to join us and bring joy and a smile to a number of faces, please contact Blanton Youell at (804) 304-2346 or blantonyou@gmail.com by tomorrow, Friday, March 17th.

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Marie Judson upon her death early this morning, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  The arrangements are not finalized but will be forthcoming as soon as we are made aware of them.  Please be in prayer for Marie’s family.

“If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” Romans 14:8

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Join us on Sunday afternoon, March 12th from 3:00-5:00 p.m., as we celebrate the birth of Peter Griffin Gatewood.  Everyone is welcome to come.  Hope you will join us, along with Griff, Elizabeth and Anna Louise!

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TODAY – MARCH 12, 2017

Head Usher: Nancy Davis

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Jason and Liz Pflug
K-2nd: Julia Ann Banfield and Debbie Stoltz

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 12

9:00 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

3:00 pm – Welcome to the World Baby Griffin!

5:30 pm – Beacon Outing

Mon, Mar 13

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

6:00 pm – Relay for Life Meeting

Tues, Mar 14

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 15

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

6:30 pm – Lenten Worship Service

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 16

9:00 am – Keenager Trip

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

Fri, Mar 17

8:15 am – First Steps

Sat, Mar 18

Surry Quilters Guild Workshop

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Billie Bradley, Marie Judson, Cal Besore, Bobbie Lane, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, Mala Sellers, Leaders in our church & country, mental health issues, abuse of all types; Praises: Birth of Griffin Gatewood, Birth of Thomas Edwin Charles Harrelson, Our Choir, God’s provision, Outreach from our Congregation

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.

Congratulations to Steven and Crystal Harrelson on the birth of their baby boy, Thomas Edwin Charles Harrelson, who was born on March 5, 2017. The proud grandparents are Bob and Terri Keck.

Welcome to the World Baby Griffin! Join us in the Fellowship Hall this afternoon from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. as we celebrate the birth of Peter Griffin Gatewood. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Montreat Deposits: A reminder to all Beacons and adults going to Montreat this summer….your second deposit of $100 is due today.

Attention Beacons and Beacon Parents (6th-12th grade): In response to questions from the Beacons and stories in the media we will be spending the remaining Sundays in March learning about the three Abrahamic religions – Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam. Mark your calendars for these important conversations with these three faith leaders. Parents and siblings are invited. Dinner is served at 5:30, please sign up by the Friday before.
March 12 – Father Larry, Holy Angels Catholic Church (Scout Hut)
March 19 – Iman Kahlid Griggs, Wake Forest University Muslim Chaplain
March 26– Rabbi Mark Cohen, Temple Emanuel – we will meet at the Church at 4:00 and travel to the Temple in WS with dinner to follow.

Check your Info! Today is your LAST chance to check your information on the lists provided in the Koinonia Room. Once the information is updated, it will be included in the pictorial directory.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, March 13th, at 3:30 p.m.

New Members Class: If you have been attending FPCMA regularly and would like to consider joining the church, there will be a membership class soon. Please let Griff know you are interested by calling the office or sending an email to griff@fpcma.

Worship during Lent: There will be a worship service and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper each Wednesday night during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will meditate on one of the last seven words of Jesus on the cross. Please come to this service as a way to prepare our hearts to remember Calvary and celebrate Easter. Childcare provided.

Lenten Bible Study: Join Griff for a Bible Study on Thursday mornings in Lent from 10:15 to 11:15 in the Odds and Ends Room. Childcare will be available. NOTE: There will be no study on Thursday, March 16th.

Keenager Trip: We’ll be heading to Abingdon, VA on Thursday, March 16th, for lunch and a matinee show of Mamma Mia at the historic Barter Theater. Meet at the church at 9:00 a.m.

Prayer Chain: If you would like to be emailed or send an email about matters of concern for which prayer has been requested, please let Shasta know.

Easter Candy & Plastic Eggs: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Party on Saturday, April 8th. You may give them to Shasta or place them outside of her office in the box provided.

First Steps Open Enrollment: First Presbyterian Church is currently accepting enrollment beginning March 1, 2017. This program is for toddlers ages 12 months (must be walking) up to age 3 (cannot turn 3 before August 31, 2017). Members of the church, currently enrolled children and their siblings have priority. For more information, email Julie Marshall at juliehillmarshall@gmail.com or check out the church’s webpage for an application.

WITNESS

Service Saturdays: Mark your calendars for March 18th and April 1st! We will gather together and visit some of our homebound members in March. In April, we will be participating in some team-building activities, playing games and doing some repair work at the Children’s Center. For more information, see Blanton Youell. There is a sign-up sheet for anyone that is interested in either.

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: 3/12: Patrick Belk; 3/18: Nancy Malone

Anniversaries: 3/14: Cliff and Mandy Isaacs; 3/17: Jonathan and Robin Surratt

 

First Presbyterian Church Inclement Weather Policy

 

It is our intention that all church activities take place as scheduled.  However, there are times when the weather makes it difficult to do so.  In an attempt to be proactive, FPC has adopted the following policy:

  • All decisions concerning the cancellation of Sunday morning and evening activities will be made by the Pastor& Clerk of Session with input from the Director of Christian Education.
  • During the week, if the Mount Airy City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, any church activities (including the First Steps program) scheduled for that morning, afternoon or evening will be cancelled.
  • A notification of all cancelled church functions will be placed on WXII Channel 12, Facebook, Twitter and the Online Grapevine as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

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Head Usher: Nancy Davis

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Jason and Liz Pflug

K-2nd: Julia Ann Banfield and Debbie Stoltz

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 5

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

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

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Mon, Mar 6

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, Mar 7

8:15 am – First Steps

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 8

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

6:30 pm – Lenten Worship Service

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 9

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

10:15 am – Lenten Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Mar 10

8:15 am – First Steps

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers and Praises: There are slips to list any prayers and praises. You may drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of all of her loved ones, too numerous to mention, by Barbara Ayers.

Crochet/Knit Group: If you like to crochet or knit, join us in the Fellowship Hall this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Bring your yard, needles, hooks, patterns & projects to share.

Beacons (6th-12th grade): Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Majure family will provide dinner.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, March 6th, at 3:30 p.m.

Congregational Prayer Time: We will join in a time of prayer and fellowship at Griff and Elizabeth’s home on Monday, March 6th, at 8:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Circle 1: Will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Card Room at Ridgecrest Retirement.

New Members Class: If you have been attending FPCMA regularly and would like to consider joining the church, there will be a membership class soon. Please let Griff know you are interested by calling the office or sending an email to griff@fpcma.

Worship during Lent: There will be a worship service and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper each Wednesday night during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will meditate on one of the last seven words of Jesus on the cross. Please come to this service as a way to prepare our hearts to remember Calvary and celebrate Easter. Childcare provided.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will be held on Thursday, March 9th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages Bookstore. Join us for coffee, fellowship and discussion.

Lenten Bible Study: Join Griff for a Bible Study on Thursday, March 9th from 10:15 to 11:15 in the Odds and Ends Room. Childcare will be available.

Prayer Chain: If you would like to be emailed or send an email about matters of concern for which prayer has been requested, please let Shasta know.

Easter Candy & Plastic Eggs: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Party on Saturday, April 8th. You may give them to Shasta or place them outside of her office in the box provided.

First Steps Open Enrollment: First Presbyterian Church is currently accepting enrollment beginning March 1, 2017. This program is for toddlers ages 12 months (must be walking) up to age 3 (cannot turn 3 before August 31, 2017). Members of the church, currently enrolled children and their siblings have priority. For more information, email Julie Marshall at juliehillmarshall@gmail.com or check out the church’s webpage for an application.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, March 9th; Meet at First Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m. The following people are signed up to assist with this community meal ministry: Steven Lowe, Wayne and Joy Barlow, Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel.

Service Saturdays: Mark your calendars for March 18th and April 1st! We will gather together and visit some of our homebound members in March. In April, we will be participating in some team-building activities, playing games and doing some repair work at the Children’s Center. For more information, see Blanton Youell. There is a sign-up sheet for anyone that is interested in either.

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: 3/6: Daniel Pike; 3/7: Bruce Arnold; 3/9: Catherine Scott; 3/11: Mary Higgs

Anniversaries: 3/5: Brad and Megan Ballentine

Welcome to the World Baby Griffin! Join us in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, March 12th, from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. as we celebrate the birth of Peter Griffin Gatewood.

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