|Sunday’s Sermon Feeding 5000Rev. Elizabeth HortonScripture Reading:Mark 6: 30-44A Message From Rev. Elizabeth Horton
|Dear Beloved Community,Over the next 7 weeks I hope you discover that there is a place for you to feel at home at First Reformed UCC. They’ll be lots of opportunities — both small and large — to gather, build relationships, and serve in meaningful ways.
|This Saturday, Join with others to spiff up in and around the church. Whether you bring a power washer or even a dust rag, you can make a difference. The work is lighter when you do it together.On Sunday, bring your loaves of bread and cans of fish for the Pastors Pantry. We hear about the Feeding the 5000 from Mark’s gospel. The crowd listening to Jesus was massive, broke, and hungry. Can you imagine what the disciples thought when Jesus told them, “You give them something to eat?” The disciples knew the people needed food, but how would they provide for this many? Look what God can do when we put what we have in God’s hands!This Sunday we also send off Rev. Evan Sieges with blessings and prayers, as he brings his ministry with our youth and children to an end. Evan has connected with the youth, engaged their questions, helped them laugh and build community. He engaged them in Bible Study and Theology as it relates to their world. He helped them bring Bible Stories to life; He helped them emerge out of their shells though his creativity with games! While we are extremely sad to see him leave, we fully support Evan’s decision to follow how God leads. We pray for God’s blessings to surround Evan, Kyla, and Elsie in their future.Indeed a season of change is upon us. Let us embrace it and see what God is doing among us and through us! Grateful to minister with you, Elizabeth
|SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16THCONGREGATIONAL MEETINGREVIEW & VOTE ON 2023 FRUCC BUDGET
|This Saturday from 9am-12pmCome bring your cleaning buckets and yard tools! FRUCC needs a little TLC. We will be dusting blinds and window seals, wiping down soiled walls in the Edu bldg. and kitchen, polishing pews cleaning kitchen cabinets. We will be tidying up the outside as well. Bring your power washer and let’s get the playground equipment sparkling!
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 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 Outreach, Congregational Life, Evangelism, Faith Formation, Property, Worship and Sacrament, Business Management-Stewardship
|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 in Oct., 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 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 9 Parlor 9:30am Feeding of the 5000 Mark 6:30-44 Facilitator: Cathy Whitley
Tuesday Night Book Study7pm on Zoom Meeting ID: 846 9163 5471 Passcode: Faith
Featured Book: Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis
Join Zoom Meeting Here
|Thank You for Serving
Liturgist: Marge Doty
Acolyte: Ethan Lovell
Bible Steward:Kendall Lovell
Ushers: Eddie Yates
Media Tech: Kivi Miller
|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!
|FRUCC CLOTHING MINISTRYThe 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 MINISTRYPlease 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
|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!
|Meals On Wheels of LexingtonDine Out Fundraiser – Oct. 12, 2022Dine-In or Take-OutJoin us at Christo’s OriginalBoth Locations1500 S. Main Street (336-243-2532)1718 Cotton Grove Rd. (336-357-0713)A percentage of ALL proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Lexington
|Beth Callicutt Charles England Elem. School
Callicutt named LCS Principal of the Year
Click here to read the entire article
|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 Ketne
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 – Consistory Meeting following Worship Youth and Children’s Lunch for Evan
Tuesday, 10/11 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
Wednesday 10/12 6:30pm Handbell Practice
7:15pm Choir Practice
Thursday, 10/13 4-6:00pm Clothing Ministry Workday Basement
Lexington BBQ Festival
12:00pm Saturday Lunch Ministry & Clothing
9:30am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship Service Congregational Meeting – Budget 2023 Big Board Sunday