Upcoming Events for 4-9-18 thru 4-15-18

Upcoming Events for 4-9-18 thru 4-15-18

What a glorious Easter Sunday we shared! Thank you to those who put up the Magnificent Cross of Lilies!
This Sunday we continue in the season of Easter. Easter Season is a time of celebrating all the ways in which resurrection is possible in our lives. What holds us back from the joy of life? What binds us, keeping us from the fullness of who God created us to be? What keeps us down?
We will explore John 20: 19-31. It’s about the disciple that has been nicknamed “Doubting Thomas.” It’s the 2nd in the Sermon Series “Life Resurrected: Raised from Doubt.” When it comes to faith, what are your doubts? What are the questions you have when you think about God and how God moves in this world? Jesus took Thomas’ question seriously. I encourage you to bring your questions with you to worship on Sunday.

The Still Speaking Class begins a new series this Sunday, “Nooma” by Rob Bell. These are short videos that seek to inspire discussion. No preparation needed. If you are not in a Sunday School class, I invite you to come.

THE GIRL SCOUT YARD SALE DATE HAS CHANGED! Because of the threat of rain tomorrow, the sale is now scheduled for NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 14. If it’s SUNNY it will be held in the grassy area in front of the playground. If it’s RAINY, the sale will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

CONFIRMANDS WILL VISIT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM IN GREENSBORO on Saturday, April 14. If others, 9th grade or older, would like to accompany the group on this trip, please let Cathy know by this Sunday. Someone will contact you with more information about cost, meeting time and duration of the trip.

INTERFAITH FORUM #4 April 22 from 4:00-5:30pm Guest Speaker: Naijla Faizi Program Director for Muslim Life at Wake Forest University Come learn about Islam


Monday, April 9
11:00am Staff Meeting
5:00pm Tutoring
6:30pm Open Hands Ministry {FH}

Tuesday, April 10
10:00am Collaborative Ministries {P}
6:00pm Board of Evangelism {P}
6:00pm Men’s Brotherhood {FH}

Wednesday, April 11
10:30am GLAMA {P}
6:30pm Bell Choir {Bell Room}
7:15pm Choir {Ch A}

Thursday, April 12
5:30pm YOGA Class {P}
7:00pm Square Dancing {FH}

Friday, April 13
5:30pm Confirmation Class

Saturday, April 14
8:00-2:00 Girl Scout Yard Sale
Sunny – In the grassy lot…Rainy – in the Fellowship Hall
Confirmands visit Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro

Sunday, April 15 Third Sunday of Easter…Kids Club
Children – “Knowing Jesus in a New Way” with Cathy Waitman and Alice Gray
New Way – studying Romans with Dave Fulton
Willing Workers – studying Genesis with Doug Sink
Still Speaking Class –Rob Bell’s “Nooma” video series with Elizabeth Horton {P}

Worship in the Sanctuary…Kids Club with Alice Gray, Keri Hartle & Ashlee Snider

CHURCH MEMBERS: Carolyn Spivey, Peggy Bates, Ruth Fritts, Margot Everhart
HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: Jo Hudson, Valerie Price, Rita Tussey, Adena Wall, Marzell Crotts, Hoyle Potts, Doris Flynt, James Everhart, Lib & Jimbo Hinkle
OUR FRIENDS: Bob Miller (Eddie Yates’ stepdad), Barbara Miller (Eddie Yates’ mother), Kiana Sinz (friend of Patti Lovell), Louis Honeycutt, Eliza Paris (friend of Sylvia Walser’s granddaughter), Jonelle Parker (friend of Frank Leonard), Rev. Jamie Armstrong (1st UMC) and his wife, Rev. Elizabeth Graves (Epworth UMC in Concord), Virginia Byars (friend of Alisa Johnson), Derrick Wong (friend of Joni Walser), Ashley Anderson (Lee Ann Peele’s cousin), Judy Stanley (family of Alane Holste), Danny Lloyd (Frank Callicutt’s father), Lynn Mack (friend of Mary Berrier), Dot Crotts (Frank Leonard’s aunt), Ronald Yates (Eddie Yates’ dad), Nell and Ken Holmes (neighbors of Jerry and Patti Lovell), Jeffery Saunders (Amy Hedrick’s son), Debra Craver (friend of Alisa Johnson)


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE will be held for the general public Friday, April 13 from 9:00am-5:30pm and also Saturday, April 14 9:00am-noon and 1-3:00pm. More information can be found on page 9 of the April Newsletter.

THE NEXT FAMILIES FIRST GATHERING is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the home of Joy, Vance and Addie Walser from 5-7:00pm. Please bring a snack or appetizer to share. RSVP by April 13 so the Walsers will know how many to expect.

NEW MEMBER SUNDAY is May 20th. We will receive new members into the congregation on this day. If you would like more information about joining the church, please contact Rev. Horton.

GRADUATION SUNDAY is scheduled for Sunday, June 3rd. We would like to honor all milestones in education. If your child is graduating from kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school or college, please advise the church office by Sunday, May 27th.

SAVE THE DATE: ORGAN RECITAL on SUNDAY, MAY 6th at 3:00pm in the church sanctuary. Performances will include various organists from local churches, instrumentalists on piano, harp and saxophone and vocal performances. MORE INFORMATION TO COME LATER.

WINSTON SALEM DASH GAME SUNDAY, JUNE 3 at 2:00pm. The deadline to sign up is SUNDAY, MAY 6. The cost is $13 per person. We will be sitting in a covered area near home plate. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the Education Building or let Cathy know.

JOHN’S RIVER VALLEY CAMP Don’t miss out on opportunities to sign up for John’s River Valley Camp. The 2018 Traditional Summer Camp Schedule includes opportunities for various age and grade levels.

2018 Registration HAS ALREADY BEGUN. Follow the links below for more information:

Johns River Valley Camp 2018 Summer Camp
Facebook Summer Camp

Competitive Salary…Meaningful Work
Johns River Valley Camp seeks seven or eight persons to serve as full time resident leaders during the summer of 2018. Candidates will serve between the times of June 4 through July 31. The on-site Johns River Camp training and orientation will take place during the time of June 4-8, 2018. Plan to arrive on Monday, June 4, between 11:00am and noon.

If you are interested you can email Phil Hardy at phardy.jrvc@gmail.com
Or go to the web site at JRVC and click on Summer Staff Job Description and Application.

You may also obtain a copy of the Johns River Valley Camp Summer Camp Assistance Team Application by contacting First Reformed UCC church office at 336-248-2617 or carolyn@frucc.org

DISCOVER is a program that challenges formative middle and high school youth with careful theological and moral reflection prior to college life. In the midst of theological reflection and activity, students will have the opportunity to discover God in new ways, especially as incarnational and interactive; discover who they are as children of God; discover how to live out their faith; and discover what they are called to do vocationally.
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