October 23, 2022 Weekly news

October 23, 2022 Weekly news

Sunday’s Sermon Baking the Breadand Abiding in ChristRev. Elizabeth Horton
Scripture: John 6:52-59
Dear Beloved Community,
This Sunday, as part of our series From Bread and Cup to Faith and Giving, we’ll do something new in 10:30 worship! Kivi Leroux Miller, founder of Rabble and Rise, will help us experience The Liturgy of Baking Bread. She will take us through the steps of Bread Making cooking-show style, pulling out different versions of sourdough to demo a 48 hour process in one hour. We will connect each of these steps with our own Faith journey.  I hope you will come and join us this Sunday! In faith hope and love, Elizabeth 
It’s Time to Sign-up and attend a Table Talk
As part of our series From Bread and Cup to Faith and Giving, we are scheduling Table Talks. These are small group gatherings hosted by church leadership during Stewardship. Table Talk gatherings bring congregation members together in casual settings to have conversations about our thoughts on faith and money, stewardship and the church. This is a great time to share your ideas and visions moving forward at FRUCC. You are only asked to attend one and they last around 1 1/2 hours. Please click a box below and sign-up to attend one of the Table Talks below. Thank You
Table Talk – Oct. 29 at 4 pm
Home of  Hosts John Maze & Ben Hale Finger Foods & Beverage
Table Talk – Oct. 30 at 12pm FRUCC Fellowship Hall 
Hosts Eddie & Belinda Yates Lunch (10 seats)
Table Talk – Nov. 3 at 4 pm FRUCC Parlor 
Host – Smithie ParrishTea & Finger Foods(8 seats)
Table Talk – Nov. 8 at 6:30 pm  Yarboroughs Restaurant
Host -Betty Barr Hosting Dinner (8 seats)
Table Talk –  Nov. 13th  after Worship
Meet in the Fellowship Hall Finger Foods & Beverage(12 seats)
Starting Tuesday – Nov. 1st. NO book study next week.
“Jesus and the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman, renown African-American theologian. At the time of his death in 1981, Howard Thurman was Dean Emeritus of Marsh Chapel, Boston University, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Howard Thurman Educational Trust in San Francisco. He also served as Dean of Rankin Chapel and Professor of Theology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Director of Religious Life at Morehouse College, Atlanta.
His book, Jesus and the Disinherited, uses the New Testament gospels to describe how a non-violent civil rights movement could be successful. This book influenced a number of civil rights leaders including James Farmer founder of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and Martin Luther King, Jr., (whose father studied at Morehouse during Thurman’s tenure) who carried the book with him whenever he marched. The book study continues on Tuesday evenings by ZOOM. Several copies of the book will be available in the church office. We invite you to join us at 7:00 p.m. beginning November 1st.
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.

Liturgist: Smithie Parrish
Acolyte: Ethan Lovell
Bible Steward:Kyndell Lovell
Ushers: Eddie Yates, June Grubb, Vicki & John Gray
Sound Tech: Dave Fulton
Media Tech: Jeremy Peterson

My Grandmother had a tremendous influence on my life. Every day I was with her she would find time to say to me, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you… That’s what the Good Book Says.” There is not a day goes by that I do not hear those words in my mind. As i think of the children at Charles England, I think, “What if the situation were turned around?” If I was in need, who would be there to help me? And then I think that as a child, i was there! Then I think of those loving, caring people who were there for me. I guess Granny’s words keep inspiring me. What is it that inspires you to continue to give, to sacrifice, to love those who are disenfranchised and are in need? The children of Charles England Elementary are grateful for all you do. Bless you for responding in your inspiration.
Jay Whitley

Boo Bash Saturday, Oct. 29th WE NEED YOU!!! FRUCC is participating this years Lexington Boo Bash!
We will be setting up in front of the Sanctuary on Center St. Please contact Jeremy Lovell, Stacy West, or Smithie Parrish if you can help give out candy, help with set-up and tear down of our space, or help provide decorations. We want to provide a Spooky Good Time!!!!
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 service.bbqman46@gmail.com
Volunteer openings for: ALL Sundays remaining in Oct., all of 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 Conform
Contact Rev. Horton for more info, and to sign up. elizabeth@dceOpen to 8th, 9th, & 10th graders this fall

Sunday Morning Bible Study Series
Our 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 23  Eating Jesus’ Flesh and Drinking Jesus’ Blood John 6:52-59 
Facilitator: Eulene Shepherd

Homecoming Sunday November 6th
Plan to attend the 10:30 worship service with guest minister, Rev Don Morgan.
Special music with Ken Davis and Jeremy Lovell. This will also be a memorial service for members who have died this past year. Enjoy lunch in the Fellowship Hall, catered by Cheryl Walser – chicken pie, sides, dessert and rolls. Drinks will be provided. Donations will be appreciated and a donation basket will be provided!


This 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! 

3. Send submissions to elizabeth@frucc.org by Sunday, November 6th!

First Reformed UCCis collecting cans of corn for Pastor’s Pantry 250 cans are needed by 11/5/22 (44 cans donated to date) 200 cans are needed by 11/27/22 Cans can be dropped off at the back of the sanctuary on Sundays or at the church office during office hours. Please take advantage of this opportunity to give to our community!

FRUCC Parking Cars for the Lexington BBQ Festival If you haven’t signed-up to help park cars here at the CHURCH during the Lexington BBQ Festival this Saturday, please consider coming to help. There are several time slots left.
Contact Eddie Yates for available times bbqman46@gmail.com

The Clothing Ministry continues to be busy. Thank you to all who volunteer your time and come regularly to help. Since folks can come to shop for themselves our numbers have increased! Referrals from the Salvation Army of families in need have also increased clothing needs for children. We want to thank North Lexington Outreach for their generous donations of new packaged undergarments and socks. We are very appreciative!
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 – 6:30pm
If you have any questions about NAMI or would like to participate in any activity, reach out to Cathy at 704-502-9095 or email NAMIDavidsoncounty1@gmail.comNAMI Meeting The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month The 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
Our Deepest Sympathy and prayers goes out to the family of
Jeff Hutchens who passed Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 2022
To View Obituary
Thomas Phillips, Brian McKerlie, John Smith, J.W. Bates, Jimbo Hinkle, Bonita Hooper, Steve & Charm Ketner 
Peggy Bates, Ruth Essick, Gerri Hill, Lib Hinkle, Myrtle Latimer, Deanna Michael, Carolyn Spivey 
Vogen Everheart, Sherry Bonner, Marguerite Leonard, Patti Everhart 
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)
Saturday, 10/22 – Lexington BBQ Festival 6am-3pm…..Parking cars at FRUCC for the BBQ Festival            
NO Saturday Lunch Ministry or Clothing Ministry
Sunday, 10/23
9:30am ……..Adult Sunday School
10:30am…….Worship Service\
4:00pm………Pumpkin Painting in FH    
Tuesday, 10/25         
12:00pm……Crucial Conversations on Faith and Race (2CFAR) 
Wednesday 10/126   
11:00am……Women’s Fellowship – Yarboroughs
6:30pm …….Handbell Practice
7:15pm……..Choir Practice
Thursday, 10/27
4-6:00pm…..Clothing Ministry Workday-Basement
Saturday, 10/29
12:00pm……Saturday Lunch Ministry
4:00pm……Table Talk at John Maze & Ben Hales Home
Sunday, 10/30      
9:30am ……..Adult Sunday School
10:30am…… Worship Service – bring pasta from pantry  
12:00pm…….Table Talk/Fellowship Hall – Hosts Eddie & Belinda Yates