|Sunday’s Sermon: From Scarcity to Abundance
Rev. Elizabeth Horton
|A Message From Rev. Elizabeth Horton
|Dear Beloved Community,In our series, From Bread and Cup to Faith and Giving, we have gathered around the Table of Christ to receive the gifts of Holy Communion. We have imagined what it would be like to feed 5000. We saw Jesus showing compassion, providing sustenance, and offering grace to all who were hungry.
|This Sunday, Jesus will challenge us to grow from a Faith from scarcity to a Faith of abundance.Sharing what we have is difficult for we live in a world that shouts, “I got mine, now you get yours!” We will hear Jesus say the opposite: No one is more or less worthy than another. We are in this life together.As faithful stewards together, we give out of what we have so that no one goes without. Every one, every household, contributes to the mission of bringing in the Kingdom of God.Faithful Stewardship is saying, “We believe the work of the Church is so important that we will take a portion of what we have and share it with the Church.” Faithful Stewardship is saying, We will respond to Jesus’s invitation to the Table, to be changed and then to help change the world.To see one way we are faithful stewards of the church facilities,Click here to watch video of Meals On Wheels Ministry.This Sunday, we’ll have a testimony video of the Saturday Lunch Ministry in action.I am grateful to share the journey in stewardship with you,Elizabeth
|Fund Raiser for Jeff Hutchens Saturday – October 15th at Lexington BBQ~ BBQ Chicken Plates ~
|THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH CONGREGATIONAL MEETING FOLLOWING WORSHIP REVIEW & VOTE ON 2023 FRUCC BUDGET
|Memorial Service for Noland Leonard
First Reformed United Church of Christ
Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
Reception following in Fellowship Hall
All are invited
|Coming soon!As part of our seriesFrom Bread and Cupto Faith and Giving, you’ll be asked to choose from several dates to sign up tocome to a Table Talk…
|These are small group gatherings at either church or someone’s home, where we discuss our thoughts on faith and money, stewardship and the church. Several options for dates and times will be given. You’re only asked to attend one!
|NEIGHBORS IN NEEDSPECIAL OFFERING First Reformed UCC will be taking offerings for NIN during October. Please list” NIN Offering” in your check MEMO section. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion in the United States.
Thank You for Serving
Liturgist: Cathy Browder
Acolyte: Ethan Lovell
Bible Steward: Kyndell Lovell
Ushers: Eddie Yates
CHARLES ENGLAND SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Do you have a few spare hours during the week to dedicate to volunteering at Charles England as a mentor or reading buddy? If so, contact Jay Whitley or Ben Hale to get signed up! Your time could change a child’s life!BIG BOARD SUNDAY THIS Sunday, Oct. 16th. All will gather in the Fellowship Hall. After a short introduction, we will pick up our food. Each of the 7 Boards of Ministry will take their food to a different location in the church and meet together for their various missions. If you are not on a Board, stay in the Fellowship Hall where together we will continue fellowship and have conversation as well. Here are the 7 Boards of Ministry: Community OutreachCongregational LifeEvangelismFaith FormationPropertyWorship and SacramentBusiness Management-Stewardship
|Beth Callicutt Charles England Elem. School
Principal of the Year
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|We need volunteers to serve as Ushers for upcoming Sundays.Please contact Eddie Yates if you have any questions or want to sign up to be an usher during worship firstname.lastname@example.orgVolunteer openings for:ALL Sundays inOct., Nov. and Dec.Confirmation is a time of exploration of our faith and tradition. Over several months, we help teens ask tough questions and search out answers.NO QUESTION IS OFF LIMITS!Check out the curriculum here: Confirm Not ConformContact Rev. Horton for more info, and to sign up. email@example.comOpen to 8th, 9th, & 10th graders this fall
|Sunday MorningBible Study SeriesOur Sunday morning Bible Study For October and November will be a journey into the Spiritual Practice of Generosity Around the Table of Jesus. We will be following the same scripture text and themes as we experience in worship during this season of Stewardship in the life of the church.
October 16 People From East and West & North and South Eat Bread
Luke: 13:22-30 Facilitator: Smithie Parrish
Tuesday Night Book Study 7pm on ZoomMeeting ID: 846 9163 5471Passcode: Faith
Featured Book: Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis
Join Zoom Meeting Here
|FIRST REFORMED UCC ADVENT DEVOTIONALThis year, let’s create a First Reformed UCC Advent Devotional! All ages invited to join in.1. Select a word from the Advent Word list below.2. Write a reflection (250 words or less), prayer or poem based on that word. You can draw or paint too! 4. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, November 6th!
|SAVE THE DATE! FIRST REFORMED UCC HOMECOMING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH
|First Reformed UCCis collecting cans of corn for Pastor’s Pantry250 cans are needed by 11/5/22200 cans are needed by 11/27/22Cans can be dropped off at the back of the sanctuary on Sundays or at the church officeduring office hours.Please take advantage of this opportunity to giveto our community!
|We’re Parking Cars for the Lexington BBQ Festival Please sign-up to park cars here at the church during the Lexington BBQ Festival next Saturday, October 22nd. There are several time slots to choose from. Sign-up sheet on hallway bulletin board in Education bldg. and in Narthex.
|FRUCC CLOTHING MINISTRY The Clothing Ministry continues to be busy now that folks can come to shop for themselves! It is great to have some new people joining our team! Gia Miller, Anne Bevan, and DJ Hoffman have made tiem to come help our regular, faithful volunteers: Marge Doty, Camille Morgan, Jay & Cathy Whitley and John Gray. These volunteers truly appreciate the time and work these additional folks have offered.
SATURDAY LUNCH MINISTRY Please volunteer to help our Saturday Lunch Ministry! To date we are serving 80-100 less fortunate individuals and families by supplying a free nutritional meal. We are in need of cooks, packagers, & servers. CLICK the link below to sign up for our Saturday volunteer spot. We not only help those in need but enjoy a time of great fellowship! For more info contact:John Mazemazejmaze1@aol.comLINK for sign up sheet
|PFLAG…is a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and genderqueer or non-conforming (LGBTQ) people, their families, friends and allies.Meetings on the third Thursday each month at FRUCC in the fellowship hall – 6:30pmIf you have any questions about NAMI or would like to participate in any activity, reach out toCathy at 704-502-9095 or email NAMIDavidsoncounty1@gmail.comNAMI MeetingThe 1st and 3rd Monday of each monthThe 2nd & 4th Tues. each month
|Stay in the know with meetings and events through 2CFAR in Lexington.Visit the 2CFAR website
|Please Hold In Prayer
|Thomas Phillips, Brian McKerlie, John Smith, J.W. Bates, Jimbo Hinkle, Bonita Hooper, Jeff Hutchens, Steve & Charm Ketner
AT HOME: Peggy Bates, Ruth Essick, Gerri Hill, Lib Hinkle, Myrtle Latimer, Deanna Michael, Carolyn Spivey
IN CARE FACILITIES: Vogen Everheart, Sherry Bonner, Marguerite Leonard, Patti Everhart
OUR FRIENDS: Sarah Lovell Biggers (Jerry & Patti Lovell’s daughter), Earl Parker (Rev. Horton’s Father), Rena Y. Curia (sister to Cheryl Walser), Charles Hines (Friend of Alane Holste)Laura Turlington (Cousin of Cliff Lopp), Jack Poetzinger (Susie Smith’s Father), Larry Sink (Cousin of Paula Lopp)
|WEEKLY CHURCH CALENDAR
9:30am …… Adult Sunday School
10:30am….. Worship Service – Congregational Meeting – Budget 2023 Big Board Sunday following Congregational meeting In FH
12:00pm……Crucial Conversations on Faith and Race (2CFAR)
7:00pm……. Adult Book Study (online) Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Change
6:30pm …….Handbell Practice
4-6:00pm…..Clothing Ministry Workday-Basement
Saturday, 10/22 –
Lexington BBQ Festival 6am-3pm…..Parking cars for the BBQ Festival
NO Saturday Lunch Ministry & Clothing
9:30am ……..Adult Sunday School
10:30am…… Worship Service
4:00pm……..Pumpkin Painting in FH