|Sunday’s Sermon: The Edges of Our Faith: In the DepthsRev. Elizabeth HortonScripture Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-14
|Looking Toward SundayA Message From Rev. HortonWhat a glorious Sunday this will be! We welcome Casey and Camill Ball into the life of the church AND we get to gather around the font of living water for the baptism of both Camill and their precious 10-month-old daughter Selah! Baptism is one of the sacraments we recognize (the other is Holy Communion). The baptismal waters symbolize the gift of the unconditional grace of God, a gift freely given. Selah and Camill will rise from the waters in new life. They are claimed by God, forever and always. In the baptism moment, the church will be transformed too. We will make a promise to Selah and her parents, that we will make a place for them at First Reformed, to help them learn and grow in their faith, and to learn from them as well. Also on Sunday, Emma West (daughter of Stacy and Billy West) will share Special Music in worship. She is a rising Senior in Vocal Performance at the School of Music at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Since she is home for a little bit before heading back to Illinois, Emma will perform her Junior Recital for her hometown family on Sunday afternoon in the sanctuary. All are invited! We are grateful Emma will be with us Sunday, and we pray for continued blessings for her journey ahead. Come join in the celebration Sunday! In faith, hope, and love, Elizabeth
|Strengthen the ChurchSpecial OfferingFRUCC will take offerings for this fundSunday 6/26 & 7/3The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill on its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities.
|We needs volunteers to serve as Ushersfor upcoming Sundays.Please contact Eddie Yatesbbqman46@gmail.com
|Thank You for ServingLiturgists: Doris SinkSound Tech: Dave FultonAcolyte: Emma HartleUshers: Alane Holste, Eddy YatesDigital Media Tech: Jeremy Peterson
|Tuesday NightBook Study7pm on ZoomMeeting ID: 846 9163 5471Passcode: Faith
|Click Here & Join the Zoom MeetingFeatured BookHis Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
|Let’s Work in the FRUCC Community Garden!This Saturday come help dig potatoes andhelp with other needs in our garden.Time: 10AM – 12PMWe look forward to seeing you!!!
|Charles England Elementary SchoolBack to School Drive – Kick Off Date, Sunday, July 3,2022Ben Hale and Jay WhitleyAs FRUCC continues our ministry with Charles England Elementary School, we have reached out to them inquiring as to how we can help them and their students get a good start for the 2022-23 school year. We will be providing 40 backpacks for students filled with school supplies. The school also needs certain items of clothing and basics for classrooms and the medical cabinet.FRUCC will be kicking off ourBack to School Drive for Charles England“NEXT SUNDAY”and we need your donations.Below are the lists of items we will be collecting. Boxes will be in the back of the sanctuary each Sunday for dropping items off. You can also drop items off at the church office during the week. Thank you all in advance for your support of this mission!
|Backpack SuppliesCrayola CrayonsCrayola colored pencilsComposition booksSpiral Notebook (wide-ruled)Spiral Notebook (college ruled)Wide Ruled loose leaf paperCollege ruled loose leaf paperTiconderoga pencilsDry erase markersGlue sticksKid scissors Folders with and without prongs(if possible plastic)HighlightersIndex cardsMedical Cabinet Needs:Band-Aids, all sizesHard Candy – peppermint (for coughs)Cotton balls or small round padsClassroom Needs:Boxes of tissuesHand sanitizerHand soapCopy paper for printersColored copy paperInk pens – any colorPencilsNotebook paper
|Clothing Needs: (Ages 5 – 11) Items for both boys and girlsNew or Very Gently used: Basketball shorts & sweatpantsNew: tennis shoes, leggings (girls), and underwear boys & girls (packaged)
|FRUCC Clothes MinistryOpen Monday, June 27th at 6pmWe need Volunteers to help give out clothes during the Saturday Lunch Ministry. Please contact Jerry Lovell to volunteer.Drivers are needed to deliver meals. Please contact Alisa Johnson if you can help. (336-357-0648)
|Please Hold in Prayer….
|Please hold in prayer safe travels for Girl Scout Troup 2160 as they flyto Belize Sunday, June 26, and back on Sunday, July 3rd.
|Jimbo Hinkle, Lynn McCarn, Joe Browder,Bonita Hooper, Jeff Hutchens, Steve Ketner (recent surgery) AT HOME: J.W. Bates, Peggy Bates, Lee & Ellen Bouchard, Ruth Essick, Gerri Hill, Hinkle, Myrtle Latimer, Deanna Michael, Carolyn Spivey IN CARE FACILITIES: Vogen Everheart, Sherry Bonner, Marguerite Leonard, Patti Everhart OUR FRIENDS: Franklin Waters (Cathy Whitley’s father), Yvonne Dobey (Frankie Hedrick’s sister), Sarah Lovell Biggers (Jerry & Patti Lovell’s daughter), Janice Mullineaux (Cathy Browder’s mother), Marc Frye (friend of the congregation), Scott Mooney (cousin of Lee Ann Peele), Noland Leonard (brother of Sylvia Walser), Laura Turlington (Cousin of Cliff Lopp)We extend sympathy to Sylvia Walser in the death of her brother Nolan.
|This Weeks Church Calendar
|Sunday 6/26 9:30amAdult Bible School10:30am Worship Service2:00pmEmma West – Recital6:00pm Youth GroupMonday, 6/276:00pmClothing Ministry open7:00pmNAMI Family Support Group (online)Tuesday, 6/2812:00pmCrucial Conversations on Faith and Race 2CFAR (Parlor & online)7:00pmAdult Book Study (online)His Truth is Marching On by Jon MeachamThursday, 6/304-6:00pmClothing Ministry Work daySaturday, 7/212:00pmSaturday Lunch Ministry
|Sunday 7/39:30amAdult Bible Study10:30amWorship6:00pmYouth GroupEmma WestThis Sunday, June 26th at 2pmAll are invited. Join Emma West in her second performance of her Junior Recital. Attendees can expect an afternoon of music spanning centuries of repertoire with selections in French, Italian, German, and English. Emma will be accompanied by her first voice and piano teacher, Bruce Tippette. The program is expected to run approximately 30-45 minutes.
|First Reformed United Church of Christis an Open and Affirming CongregationWe welcome into the full life and ministry of the church all people, regardless of ability, age, education, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, income, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, or any other distinction. At the baptismal font and at the communion table, from the nursery cribs to the church leadership, whether you were raised in a church or have never, before attended one, you are welcome here.
|Ministers: The Congregation of First Reformed United Church of Christ,104 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292Phone: 336-248-2617 www.frucc.org