The Weekly Grapevine - Sunday, November 12, 2017
TODAY – NOVEMBER 12, 2017
Head Usher: Sandy Bowers
Side Usher: Philip Daniels
Spark Teachers: Preschool/Kindergarten: Blanton Youell and Nicole Harrison
1st and 2nd grade: Will and Christie Sheppard
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sun, Nov 12
9:45 am – Adult Sunday School
11:00 am – Worship/Spark
12:00 pm – Choir Retreat
5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse
Mon, Nov 13
8:15 am – First Steps Program
6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League
Tues, Nov 14
10:00 am – Circle 1
6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop
8:00 pm – NA Meeting
Wed, Nov 15
Weekly Grapevine Items Due
8:15 am – First Steps Program
9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study
7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Nov 16
10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship
3:30 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!
6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild
Fri, Nov 17
8:15 am – First Steps Program
PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES
Prayers and Praise Info: There are cards in the pew racks for you to list any prayers or praises. Please include your name and the date that the person was added. Be sure to inform the church office of any changes or if the person needs to be removed. You may drop them in the offering plate during worship. Names will be taken off of the prayer and praise board at the end of each month, unless otherwise noted.
Prayers: Joy Barlow, Ilene Boyles, Barnsley Brown, Shasta Brown, Jerome Bush, Kelly Cail, The Dixon family, Rex Hobbs, Jane King, Gary Littell, Libby Pell, Betty Ridolfi, Mike and Debra Shelton, Ginger Werner, Kathy and John Youell; Praises:Birth of Eloise Erin Morrison (daughter of Luke and Lizzie)
There will be a Congregational Meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, November 26th. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect the next class of elders.
The rose in the sanctuary is given in honor of Eloise Erin “Ella” Morrison who was born on November 6, 2017.
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of all veterans by Wayne and Joy Barlow.
Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Dave, Nancy and Joseph Dixon and Andrew Harris on the death of Dave’s mother, May Dixon, who passed away on November 3, 2017. Please keep the family in your prayers.
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.
Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! (3rd-5th grade): Notebooks are in the upstairs foyer for our members and guests to use as we worship together.
Choral Retreat: We will have our annual Fall Choir Retreat immediately following worship today. Lunch will be provided. Check out the flyer on our board outside choir room for more info.
Beacons: (6th-12th grade) Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Rountree and Bowers families will provide dinner.
Keenagers: November and December trips: Ava Gardner Museum – November 16th; (TODAY is the deadline to pay; tour is $12, lunch is on your own); Wohlfahrt Haus Christmas Show, TUESDAY, December 12th; if you have not paid, please do so today; ($42 includes everything).
Circle 1: Will meet on Tuesday, November 14th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Card Room at Ridgecrest Retirement Center.
Thanksgiving Feast: Sunday, November 19th, we will come together to celebrate our 10th Thanksgiving Feast together. It will be held immediately following worship. Join us as we give thanks for many things. Please fill out the enclosed slip in your bulletin and drop it in the offering plate. You may also call the church office (336.786.2803) before the end of the day on Wednesday, November 15th, so we’ll know how many to plan for. The cost is $10 per person. Children 12 and under eat free. The menu will consist of ham and several holiday fixings as well as dessert and drink. It will be catered by Chris Wishart.
Women’s Bible Study: This fall, First Presbyterian is hosting a women’s community Bible study on the Gospel of Mark. This is targeted to younger women but welcoming to all. It will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays from September 13-November 15. Childcare will be available. Questions? Call Elizabeth at (610) 715-3688.
Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Thursday, November 16th, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Church Pictorial Directory: The directories are here! They are on the table in the Koinonia Room. If you sat for a directory photo, please take one. If you submitted a photo or did neither, we are asking for a donation of $5.00 per directory. There will be a basket for you to place your donation. Look for one with your name on it. They will be in alphabetical order. If you did not submit a picture or sit for one and would like to purchase a directory, see Griff.
Thanksgiving Meals: The Beacons raised enough money with their pumpkin sale to feed 17 families for Thanksgiving! Over the past couple of weeks, YOU added to that and we now have enough to feed 44 families! We’d love to be able to feed at least 50 families? There are so many in our community that won’t have a meal for their family like we will. If you would like to sponsor a family, please get a check or cash for $44 to Joy Barlow or Margaret McGuire by Wednesday, November 15th. The meals will be given out on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. If you are paying by check, please make it separate than your regular giving to the church and make it payable to the FPC Beacons. Thank you in advance for helping us feeding the folks in our community!
Congratulations! To Luke and Lizzie Morrison on the birth of their daughter, Eloise Erin “Ella” Morrison who was born on Monday, November 6, 2017. Ella’s grandparents are Alison Johnson and Allen Johnson and David and Leigh Morrison.
Birthdays: 11/14: Liam Overby; 11/15: Durenda Wilson; 11/16: Darryl Wilson
Anniversaries: 11/15: Mickey and Margaret McGuire