|Sunday’s Sermon A Work In Progress:Letting GoRev. Elizabeth HortonScripture Reading:Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15
|A Message FromRev. Elizabeth Horton
|Dear Beloved Community,Thank you for writing words of encouragement during last Sunday’s worship service to the teachers at our neighborhood school, Charles England Elementary! Your words were filled with kindness, humor, and most of all God’s blessings. We paired the notes with some sweet and salty treats leftover from Big Board Sunday, and delivered the goodies Thursday afternoon. Here’s a few pictures:
|[Notes with Treat]
|On Sunday, we say Farewell to Chris Kiser. He has been our organist/pianist since March 2021. Chris is a phenomenal musician, highly motivated, and extremely gifted. He has elevated our worship services through his tremendous talents. His time here has indeed brought glory to God and helped us worship in ways we didn’t know were possible. While we are extremely sad to see him leave, we fully support Chris’ decision to go where God calls. He will be taking the position as Director of Music Ministries at Forest Hill Presbyterian in High Point.We have been incredibly blessed by Chris’ time with us. We’ll have a time for blessing Chris in the worship service.Let us remember:We will trust in the God who is our help in ages past, and our hope for years to come. Indeed, we are a work in progress.In grace, hope, and loveElizabeth
|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:Sept. 25th, and ALL Sundays in Oct., Nov. and Dec.
|8th, 9th, 10th graders!Confirmation classeswill begin this Fall.
|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.com
|Volunteers areVERY MUCH NEEDEDto assist with theFirst Reformed UCCYouth and Children’sministries this Fall-Winter.
|Please sign up to for any dates you may be able to fill.
|Sunday MorningBible Study SeriesSeries: Prophet MarginsWe continue to dig into the prophets who stood on the margins. What might we learn if we took the risk to listen? Come join us in the Church parlor at 9:30 a.m.September 25 “Gulf Is Crossed”Facilitator: D.J.Huffman Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 15-16Luke 16:19-31Tuesday Night Book Study7pm on ZoomMeeting ID: 846 9163 5471Passcode: FaithFeatured Book: Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate CrisisJoin Zoom Meeting Here
|Thank You for ServingLiturgist: Smithie ParrishAcolyte: Emma HartleBible Steward:Caroline WhiteUshers: Eddie Yates, Doris Sink, Dave Fulton, Ted SmithMedia Tech: Kivi &Jianna Miller
|ALL CHURCH CLEAN UP DAYSATURDAY, OCT. 8CLEANING 9AM – 12PM — LUNCH FROM 12-1PMJoin us on Saturday, October 8th to give First Reformed a some fall cleaning. We will be dusting, removing sun dried curtains from the education building, putting a polish on the pews, doing a little yard work, and more. Then we will gather for a light lunch and enjoy good fellowship.
|Do you have a stove or refrigerator that you’re ready to give to a new home?If so, please contactJerry Lovell (336-590-5074). He has a family in need of these items. Thank You
|Ensure that the students at Charles England Elementary School have our support throughout the2022-23 school year.
|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!“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”~ Lao Tzu
|Volunteers help drive our country’s progress, and day in and day out, they make extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility. – Barack Obama
|Connect with FRUCC – Volunteer Opportunities
|WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AT FIRST REFORMEDHang-fold clothes for the Clothing MinistryHelp prepare/serve food at the Saturday Lunch ProgramVolunteer to help in the Community GardenBe a partner with Charles England elementary.Join in book study, even if it’s already started Drop in on Crucial Conversations on Faith and Race(2CFAR)Visit or write cards to those on our prayer listCome in person or Zoom to Sunday Bible StudyRead in worship Help with children and youth Help others by being a Usher or greeter in worship serviceStay in the balcony as a Sound TechPlay with the cameras and equipment as you help live streamSing in ChoirAttend the monthly Women’s Fellowship gathering
|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
|WEEKLY CHURCH CALENDARSunday 9/259:30am Adult Sunday School10:30am Worship Service2:00pm Charitable Giving Seminar – Fellowship Hall6:00pm Youth GroupMonday, 9/266:00pm FRUCC Clothes MinistryTuesday, 9/2712:00pm Crucial Conversations on Faith and Race 2CFAR in Parlor7:00pm Adult Book Study (online)Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate ChangeWednesday, 9/285:15pm Staff Meeting6:00pm Handbell Practice6:30pm Youth Studies & Children’s Game Night7:15pm Choir PracticeThursday, 9/294-6:00pm Clothing Ministry Workday-BasemenSaturday, 10/112:00pm Saturday Lunch Ministry & ClothingSunday, 10/29:30am Adult Sunday School10:30am Worship Service – Communion6:00pm Youth Group