Events for 11-11-18 thru 11-17-18

Events for 11-11-18 thru 11-17-18

REMEMBER TO BRING PLEDGE CARDS AND
TIME & TALENT SHEETS THIS SUNDAY

SUNDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CPR CLASS!
The East Lexington Collaborative Ministry Group will host a CPR & Basic First Aid class in early 2019. Cost will be determined by class size. An opportunity for certification will be available for an additional charge. Please let Dave Fulton know or email Carolyn at carolyn@frucc.org if you are interested.

Sunday, November 11
9:45AM SUNDAY SCHOOL
Youth – Advent Wreaths & Program Practice with Cathy Waitman
Adults – Veterans’ Day Presentation: Donna Hurt {Fellowship Hall}
11:00AM Worship Service in the Sanctuary
Time & Talent Sheets and Pledge Cards

Following Worship

  • Congregational Meeting: 2019
  • Consistory Nominees
  • Consistory Meeting

THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

Greeters: John & Vicky Gray
Keri Hartle
Usher Captain: Mike Perry
Ushers: Mike Brown, Heidi Hutcheson, Mark Smith, Ramona Yarbrough
Youth Usher: Haylee Hutcheson
Plate Attendant: Buddy Lohr
Sound Technician: Dave Fulton
Acolyte: Elliott Smith
Bible Steward: Emory Smith
Nursery {infants-kindergarten}: Nicole Smith & Nina Smith

THE WEEK AHEAD

Monday, November 12

  • 11:00AM Staff Meeting
  • 5:00PM Crisis Ministry Adult Shelter Meal
  • 6:30PM Open Hands Meal (FH)

Tuesday, November 13

  • 10:00AM Collaborative Ministries Meeting {Parlor}
  • 6:00PM Men’s Brotherhood & Women’s Life Fellowship {FH}
  • 6:30PM Board of Evangelism {Parlor}

Wednesday, November 14

  • 6:30PM Bell Choir {Bell Room}
  • 7:15PM Choir Practice {ChA}

Thursday, November 15

  • 5:30PM YOGA Class {Parlor}
  • 7:00PM Square Dancing {FH}

Saturday, November 17

  • 10-12:30 Nutcracker Practice for Sheets Dance Academy {FH}
  • 2:00PM Nutcracker Performance: Sheets Dance Academy {FH}

Sunday, November 18 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

    Sunday, Nov. 18

  • 9:15AM Before & After Worship
    Women’s Life Fellowship Bake Sale and ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR {FH}
    The First Reformed UCC Board of Community Outreach is offering an “Alternative Gift Fair.” There will be a booth setup at the Women’s Life Fellowship Bake Sale. Make a donation to one of our benevolences in honor of teachers, family members, friends, co-workers, etc. We will provide an acknowledgement card and envelope for you to mail.
  • 9:45AM Youth – Advent Wreaths and Program Practice
    Adults – Studying Romans with Dave Fulton {Parlor}
  • 11:00AM WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY
    Time & Talent Sheets and Pledge Cards
    Following Worship: Congregational Meeting: 2019 Consistory Nominees from Congregation

OUR CHURCH AT PRAYER

PRAYER CONCERNS:
Remember those in the Armed Forces. To add a name to the prayer list please fill out a prayer request card located in the backs of the pews, email Ben Hale at benjaminhale08@comcast.net or call at 704-772-6908 , or call the church office (336-248-2617).

CHURCH MEMBERS: : Bill, Walser, Janelle Bunn, Kelly Greathouse, Ruth Fritts, Vogen Everhart, Deanna Michael, Peggy Bates, Margot Everhart

HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: Lib & Jimbo Hinkle, Jo Hudson, Valerie Price, Rita Tussey, Adena Wall, Marzell Crotts, Hoyle Potts, Doris Flynt, James Everhart

OUR FRIENDS: Boyd & Bonnie Perry (Friends of Frankie Hedrick), Kathe Everhart (Frankie Hedrick’s sister-in-law), Jeanette Ingle (Friend of Bill & Cheryl Walser), Chris Greene (Michell Winter’s step-brother), Virginia Hill (Cathy Waitman’s mother), Laura Williams (Carolyn Robbins’ mother), David Combs (Friend of Open Hands), Noriko Shaw and the Family of Heather & Joe Surrett (Friends of Mike & Lynn Brown), Clifford Beane (Neighbor of Lee & Ellen Bouchard), Brian Arensman (Keith Johnson’s friend and co-worker), John Hayden (Friend of Kivi Miller), Ed Leonard (Brother of Sylvia Walser), Dan Smith (Brother of Steve and Jerry Smith), Judy Stanley (Friend of Alane Holste), Jonelle Parker (Friend of Frank Leonard); Eddie Wray (Friend of Lisa Nelson), Lynn Younts (Friend of Susie Smith), Eliza Paris (Friend of Sylvia Walser’s granddaughter), Harold Peoples (Friend of Cheryl Walser), Ashley Hutcheson (Daughter-in-law of Heidi & Ron Hutcheson)
SPECIAL NOTICES:


  1. Volunteers Needed
    First Reformed UCC needs volunteers to help ring the bell for the Salvation Army on December 15th. We will be stationed in front of Lanier’s Ace Hardware. Volunteers will fill a 1-hour time slot. Times begin at 10:00 and end with the 5-6:00 slot. If you are interested in helping, please sign up on the clip board located in the Narthex or contact If you are willing to serve please email Mark Smith at msmith@gwsmithlbr.com
  2. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CPR CLASS?
    The East Lexington Collaborative Ministry Group (Frist Reformed UCC, Second Reformed UCC, Shady Side Presbyterian Church and St. Stephens UMC) will host a CPR & Basic First Aid Class in early 2019. If you are interested in taking this class, please contact the church office by Sunday, November 11, 2018. The cost of the class will be determined by class size. If you would like to be certified, the cost will be an additional $10.00. You do not need to be certified to take the class.
  3. RESERVE YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW!
    Reserve a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one. The cost is $13.00 per plant. These will be placed in the sanctuary the first Sunday of Advent, December 2nd. Poinsettias can be picked up immediately following worship that day to enjoy at home during the Advent Season. Please fill out the information form below and place it in the offering plate or call the church office. Order deadline is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th. Enter your Names and Click SUBMIT and Your POINSETTIAS list will be sent to the church office.

  4. NEW CHRISMONS
    Women’s Life Fellowship is beginning an effort to replace many of the Chrismons that are old and in disrepair. They would like to offer everyone the opportunity to contribute to the purchase of new Chrismons in honor of or in memory of someone special in your life. If you are interested, please complete the form below bring to the office by November 25th along with $20 each to help cover the cost of the new Chrismons. A list will be included in the bulletin the first Sunday in December similar to Poinsettias purchased in honor or memory of loved ones. The Chrismons will remain at the church to be used each Christmas. To contribute to the purchase of new Chrismons, Enter your information and Click the SUBMIT button below and Your Chrismons order will be sent to the church office.
  5. Sunday, December 2, 12:00PM (FH)
    Fifteen to twenty chili cooks are needed to enter the cook-off and provide the main part of the meal. A small salad, cornbread, drinks and desserts will be on the menu. Bring plenty of dollar bills to vote for your favorite. Winner will be announced at 1:00! Please contact Cathy by Sunday, November 25 if you wish to enter a pot of chili.
  6. The Tree of “Angels” will be placed in the breezeway of the Education Building again this year. Make a donation (your discretion) to place an angel on the tree in honor or memory of someone. Donations will assist with year-end benevolences. Please fill out the form below and place it in the offering plate or contact the church office. To contribute to the Tree Of Angels, Enter your information and Click the SUBMIT button below and your Donations will be sent to the church office.
  7. ATTENTION CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENTS
    It is time to apply for the Hinkle, Sink, Swing Scholarship. Applications are available in the church office or can be emailed by contacting Paula at paula@frucc.org. Applications should be completed and back in the office by DECEMBER 31, 2018.

  8. The Christmas Story

     


    December 8, 2018, 11:00AM

     


    Children’s Christmas Program

     


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