The Weekly Grapevine - Sunday, September 15, 2019
TODAY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
Head Usher: Peter Pequeno
Side Usher: Jane Tesh
Children’s Church Teachers: Wendy Clabough, Loida Slate and Anna Peterson
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sun, Sept 15
9:45 am – Adult Sunday School
11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church
5:30 pm – Beacons Putt-Putt & Scoops
Mon, Sept 16
8:15 am – First Steps Preschool
5:30 pm – Sanctuary Renovation Committee
Tues, Sept 17
8:00 pm – NA Meeting
Wed, Sept 18
Weekly Grapevine Items Due
8:15 am – First Steps Preschool
5:00 pm – Faith Friends
6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper
7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Sept 19
6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild
7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Our Church Family Homebound Members: Ilene Boyles, Frieda Chauncey, June Hollman, Mae Turpin, Janice Younger
Our Church Family: Brad Ballentine, Norma Bowen,Vernell Goins (Kathy Moody), Bobbie Lane, Kristin Leathers (Barry & Cheryl Schneider), Wayne Lowe (Steven Lowe), Linda Parker, Mike Shelton and family (David & Millie Beal)
Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Kat Cooke, Roxanne Gartland, Whitney Hall, Frank Hilliard, Ed and Sandy Nester, and Danny Romasko
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 on Sunday, September 22nd, immediately following worship to elect a Nominating Committee to nominate elders for the class of 2022.
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. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.
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The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of William J. Arnold and Marion H. Thayer by Bruce Arnold.
Beacons: (Youth, 6th-12th grade) Will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will be building our own sub sandwiches for dinner. Right after dinner we will be meeting with Mike Branch for 30 minutes to have a quick tutorial on how to run the sound system during worship. We will then go to play Putt-Putt and go to Scoops to get ice cream. Please bring enough money for both. Beacon Dinners: Volunteers are needed to provide dinner for the Beacons (youth group) on the following Sunday evenings (Oct 20 & 27 and Nov 10 & 17) at 5:30 p.m. Please see Sandy Bowers for more information. Sign-up sheet is on the board in the upstairs foyer.
Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff and David Rives are teaching this class.
Operation Christmas Child: Mark your calendars. On Saturday, December 7th, we have a reservation from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in Boone to process shoeboxes. You must be 13 years of age or older to be able to participate. See Sandy Bowers for more detailed information.
Children’s Ministries News: We will be starting “Godly Play” during our normal Sunday school hour beginning on September 22; all parents are invited to attend.
Faith Friends has begun meeting every Wednesday evening from 5:00 – 6:00pm. We will begin a new (third through sixth grade) Bible study on Monday, September 30, from 5:00-6:00pm. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate money for a children’s dinner, or have any questions or concerns, please see Loida for more information or you can contact her at Loida@fpcma.com or (919)748-9223.
Wednesday Night Suppers – Save the Dates! This Fall, we will gather around the table as a church family. We are going to read Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ by Tim Keller. We read The Prodigal God by Keller together two years ago. Yes…Christmas in September and October. Before “the season” begins, I thought it might be good to read a book about the meaning of Christmas before December and its push and rush make reading and reflection about the reason for the season even more challenging. Our first supper will be on September 18th. We will meet for 5 weeks. October 16th will be our last supper. Dinner will begin at 6 and end at 7:30. Cost is $8 for adults; $5 for children (cap of $25 per family). Please sign up by calling the church office by Tuesday of each week – 336-786-2803 or using the link: https://tinyurl.com/wnsfallfpcma.
Keenagers Upcoming Activities: Thursday, September 19th: We will head to the NC Zoo in Asheboro. We will leave the church at 8:00 a.m and have lunch at the park. Cost is $13.00 and is due by September 8th. (If you haven’t paid, please do so today.) Tuesday, December 3rd: We will be going to the Christmas Show at the Wohlfahrt Haus. More details to come. Cost is $42.00 and is due by October 27th. Sign-up sheets are on the Keenagers board in the upstairs foyer.
Realm Connect: Check it out today! It’s our new way to stay connected with you – and you with us. It’s easy to create an account. Just go to onrealm.org to get started. If you download the app on your phone/computer, the code is: fpcma. If you have any problems or questions, feel free to call Lynn in the church office. Text giving is now available as well. If you wish to contribute this way, text the word Granite to 73256 to give to the General Fund (only). It will send you a link from there.
Children’s Church Volunteers Are Needed: Would you like to spend some time getting to know the children of our church and helping them to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus? If so, we need your help! There is a sign-up sheet on the board in the upstairs foyer. Sign up today!
Historic District Presentation: First Presbyterian Church is in the Downtown Historic District. Architectural Historian Dan Pezonni will be giving a presentation on his four recommended districts at City Hall on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Substitute Teachers for First Steps Needed: Please contact Loida Slate @ email@example.com if you would be willing to be on a contact list to be a substitute teacher for our First Steps Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year. If interested, you would need to fill out some initial paperwork in the church office. The hours for the preschool are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8:15 am – 11:30 am.
Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of September are: Canned Vegetables and Cooking Oil. They accept all non-perishable foods.
Bridal Shower for Kate Brown and Clay Surber: Sunday, September 29th – 2:00-3:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All women of the church are invited to attend. If you are interested in assisting in any way, please contact Anna Bush at 704.813.2798 or Joy Barlow at 336.406.0998. You can find gift suggestions at: kateandclaysbigday.minted.us or go directly to Bed Bath and Beyond and search their registry.
Birthdays: 9/15: Jacob Majure; 9/16: Jai Daniels, Timmesa Wishart; 9/21: Teresa Bouma, Teresa Chilton
Anniversaries: 9/16: Barry and Cheryl Schneider