Upcoming Events for 10-22-18 thru 10-28-18

Upcoming Events for 10-22-18 thru 10-28-18

Looking toward Sunday…

This is the weekend we’ve been waiting for! Performance Artist Al Staggs joins us, helping us discover the gifts of laughter on Saturday night, and on Sunday, bringing to life two remarkable saints whose lives were full of both faith and persecution: Clarence Jordan, Baptist minister and racial justice advocate who sought to live out the teachings of Jesus in an interracial farm community in the deeply segregated South, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German minister who led in the Anti-Nazi resistance ultimately leading to his execution.

As we engage this weekend, let us ask ourselves how these models of faith can inform and guide us in this current age.

How can we usher in the counter-cultural Kingdom of God on earth? Should be a powerful weekend ahead of us. I hope you can make it.

Sunday, October 21…………………… Twenty-Second SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
9:45AM SUNDAY SCHOOL
Youth – Children’s Sabbath Practice with Cathy Waitman and Ellen Peterson
Adults — Rev. Al Staggs: “Clarence Jordan and the God Movement” {FH}
11:00AM Worship Rev. Al Staggs:
“A View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”

THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

Greeter: John & Susie Smith
Usher Captain: Ted Smith
Ushers: Susan Odom, Nicole Smith, Clifford Lopp, June Grubb
Youth Usher: Claire Smith
Plate Attendant: J. W. Bates
Sound Technician: Calvin Odom
Acolyte: Jacob Hartle
Bible Steward: Griff Smith
Nursery {infants-kindergarten}: Kivi Miller & Heidi Hutcheson

THE WEEK AHEAD

Monday, October 22
11:00AN Staff Meeting
6:30PM Open Hands Meal (FH)
Tuesday, October 23
12:00PM Friendship Club Lunch at Salem Tavern
2:00PM Meals on Wheels Board Meeting {Parlor}
6:00PM
Family Fun Night:
Hotdogs & Pumpkins {Fellowship Hall}
Wednesday, October 24
6:30PM Bell Choir {Bell Room}
7:15PM Choir Practice {ChA}
Thursday, October 25
5:30PM YOGA Class {Parlor}
6:00PM Red Hats dinner meeting {Fellowship Hall}
7:00PM Square Dancing {FH}
Saturday, October 27
7:00-3:30PM Lexington BBQ Festival – Volunteers to Direct Parking
Sunday, October 28 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
9:45AM Sunday School:
Youth – Children’s Sabbath Practice with Cathy Waitman and Ellen Peterson
Adults – Roman Series with Dave Fulton
11:00AM WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY
Children’s Sabbath…Noisy Offering…New Member Sunday
5-6:30PM Block Party & Trunk or Treat

ARE YOU ABLE TO VISIT?
As we grow, we want to strengthen the arm of our Congregational Care Ministry. If you enjoy listening to other people and bringing a smile to their faces, then perhaps God is calling you to help. If you are willing to make a visit once every 4-6 weeks to someone in the congregation who is homebound or hospitalized, please let Rev. June Grubb know. (336– 240-2503) or email June at jgrubb3@triad.rr.com .

Volunteers Needed
First Reformed UCC is responsible for arranging 5-6 people to help serve lunch to the needy each Sunday in November at Grace Episcopal Church. Volunteers will need to arrive at approximately 12:15 p.m. in order to prepare for serving the meal at 12:45 p.m. Serving the meal and clean up usually lasts an hour or so. If you are willing to serve please email Mark Smith at msmith@gwsmithlbr.com

OUR CHURCH AT PRAYER

PRAYER CONCERNS: Remember those in the Armed Forces. To add a name to the prayer list please fill out a prayer request card located in the backs of the pews, contact Sylvia Walser (336-225-2964), email Ben Hale at benjaminhale08@comcast.net or call (704-772-6908) or call the church office (336-248-2617)

CHURCH MEMBERS: : Janell Bunn, Kelly Greathouse, Gennie Lou Byerly, Ruth Fritts, Melody Evans, Vogen Everhart, Deanna Michael, Lauren Thompson Gould, Peggy Bates, Margot Everhart
HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: :Lib & Jimbo Hinkle, Jo Hudson, Valerie Price, Rita Tussey, Adena Wall, Marzell Crotts, Hoyle Potts, Doris Flynt, James Everhart
Our Friends: Chris Greene (Michell Winter’s step-brother), Virginia Hill (Cathy Waitman’s mother), Laura Williams (Carolyn Robbins’ mother), Eugenia Holste (Alane Holste’s Mother), David Combs (Friend of Open Hands), Noriko Shaw and the Family of Heather & Joe Surrett (Friends of Mike & Lynn Brown), Clifford Beane (Neighbor of Lee & Ellen Bouchard), Brian Arensman (Keith Johnson’s friend and co-worker), John Hayden (Friend of Kivi Miller), Ed Leonard (Brother of Sylvia Walser), Dan Smith (Brother of Steve and Jerry Smith), Judy Stanley (Friend of Alane Holste), Lacy Belcher (Friend of Vicky Gray), Jonelle Parker (Friend of Frank Leonard); Family of Boyd Shirley (Friends of Patti & Jerry Lovell); Eddie Wray (Friend of Lisa Nelson), Lynn Younts (Friend of Susie Smith), Eliza Paris (Friend of Sylvia Walser’s granddaughter), Harold Peoples (Friend of Cheryl Walser), Ashley Hutcheson (Daughter-in-law of Heidi & Ron Hutcheson)
SPECIAL NOTICES:


  1. BLOCK PARTY…OCTOBER 28TH
    5:00-6:30pm
    Sponsored by the following churches:
    First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, First Baptist,
    First Reformed UCC and Grace Episcopal


    Donations Needed for Block Party

    • Bags of individually wrapped candy for trunk or treat

    • Canned pasta, meat, & mixed vegetables for Pastor’s Pantry
      Bring all donations to the Narthex or to the table outside the office
      any Sunday in October!


    If you are interested in participating in the TRUNK OR TREAT,
    please email Cathy Waitman at cathy@frucc.org

  2. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CPR CLASS?
    The East Lexington Collaborative Ministry Group (Frist Reformed UCC, Second Reformed UCC, Shady Side Presbyterian Church and St. Stephens UMC) will host a CPR & Basic First Aid Class in early 2019. If you are interested in taking this class, please contact the church office by Sunday, November 11, 2018. The cost of the class will be determined by class size. If you would like to be certified, the cost will be an additional $10.00. You do not need to be certified to take the class.

  3. HOMECOMING 2018
    This year’s Homecoming will be celebrated on Sunday, November 4th . Guest baritone Leonard Rowe will join us during the 11:00 worship to share his talents. Mr. Rowe is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and also attended Elon College. He has performed with many symphonies and opera companies in the United States, including the New York City Opera, The Buffalo Philharmonic and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and worked with the great Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. He has also performed in Europe. Mr. Rowe now lives in Winston Salem. Following worship there will be a Congregational Meal in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite foods to share. Everyone is invited to attend!

  4. DON’T FORGET WE ARE COLLECTING FOOD ITEMS FOR PASTOR’S PANTRY.

    Please bring items to the Narthex or the tables outside the church office
    ANY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER.

    ITEMS NEEDED: canned pastas…..cans of mixed vegetables…..canned meats


  5. NEW CHRISMONS
    Women’s Life Fellowship is beginning an effort to replace many of the Chrismons that are old and in disrepair. They would like to offer everyone the opportunity to contribute to the purchase of new Chrismons in honor of or in memory of someone special in your life. If you are interested, please complete the form below bring to the office by November 25th along with $20 each to help cover the cost of the new Chrismons. A list will be included in the bulletin the first Sunday in December similar to Poinsettias purchased in honor or memory of loved ones. The Chrismons will remain at the church to be used each Christmas.
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    # of Chrismons _______ purchased by ______________________ Total Amount ______

    In Honor of ____________________________ ______________________________

    In Memory of __________________________ ______________________________


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