Upcoming Events for 11-26-18 thru 12-2-18

Upcoming Events for 11-26-18 thru 12-2-18

Sunday, November 25
DEADLINE FOR…Chili Entry, Chrismon & Poinsettia Orders

9:45AM SUNDAY SCHOOL
Youth – Advent Wreaths & Program Practice with Cathy Waitman
Adults – Studying Romans with Dave Fulton {Parlor}
11:00AM Worship Service in the Sanctuary
Children’s Church
Following Worship
THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

LITURGIST: Rich Johnson
Greeters: Ashlee Snider & Dain Laguna
Usher Captain:
Ushers: Mike Brown, Heidi Hutcheson, Mark Smith, Ramona Yarbrough
Youth Usher: Haylee Hutcheson
Plate Attendant: Buddy Lohr
Sound Technician: Dave Fulton
Acolyte: Elliott Smith
Bible Steward: Emory Smith
Nursery {infants-kindergarten}: Rita Lohr & Patti Lovell

THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, November 26

  • 6:30PM Open Hands Meal (FH)

Tuesday, November 27

  • 5-7:00PM…Community Meal {FH}
  • 6:00PM…Decorating for Advent {Sanctuary}

Wednesday, November 28

  • Bell Choir & Adult Choir WILL NOT MEET

Thursday, November 29

  • 5:30PM Yoga {Parlor}
  • 7:00PM Square Dancing {FH}
    Saturday, December 1

  • 7:00PM World Aids Day Service – Files Chapel

Sunday, December 2

  • 9:45AM Youth – Advent Wreaths and Program Practice
    Adults – Studying Romans with Dave Fulton {Parlor}
  • 11:00AM WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY
    CHILDREN’S CHURCH
  • 12:00PM…Chili Cook-Off
    Following Lunch–Consistory Meeting

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, email Ben Hale at benjaminhale08@comcast.net or call at 704-772-6908 , or call the church office (336-248-2617).

CHURCH MEMBERS: : Bill Walser, Janelle Bunn, Kelly Greathouse, Vogen Everhart, Deanna Michael, 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: Charm Ketner, Harold Holste (Alane Holste’s father), Boyd & Bonnie Perry (Friends of Frankie Hedrick), Kathe Everhart (Frankie Hedrick’s sister-in-law), Jeanette Ingle (Friend of Bill & Cheryl Walser), Chris Greene (Michell Winter’s step-brother), Virginia Hill (Cathy Waitman’s mother), Laura Williams (Carolyn Robbins’ 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), Jonelle Parker (Friend of Frank Leonard), 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. Volunteers Needed


    First Reformed UCC needs volunteers to help ring the bell for the Salvation Army on December 15th. We will be stationed in front of Lanier’s Ace Hardware. Volunteers will fill a 1-hour time slot. Times begin at 10:00 and end with the 5-6:00 slot. If you are interested in helping, please sign up on the clip board located in the Narthex or contact If you are willing to serve please email Mark Smith at msmith@gwsmithlbr.com


  2. CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR MEMBERS AT HOME


    Again this year, we collect Christmas cards to deliver to our members at home. Simply sign cards, place them in envelopes and put them in the bags that will be on the front pew of the sanctuary on November 25, December 2 or December 9. These bags will be delivered along with the holiday fruit baskets. A special thank you goes to Lena Johnson for making the cute holiday bags for the cards!


  3. RESERVE YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW!


    Reserve a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one. The cost is $13.00 per plant. These will be placed in the sanctuary the first Sunday of Advent, December 2nd. Poinsettias can be picked up immediately following worship that day to enjoy at home during the Advent Season. Please fill out the information form below and place it in the offering plate or call the church office. Order deadline is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th. Enter your Names and Click SUBMIT and Your POINSETTIAS list will be sent to the church office.


  4. 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. To contribute to the purchase of new Chrismons, Enter your information and Click the SUBMIT button below and Your Chrismons order will be sent to the church office.


  5. The Tree of “Angels


    The Tree of “Angels”will be placed in the breezeway of the Education Building again this year. Make a donation (your discretion) to place an angel on the tree in honor or memory of someone. Donations will assist with year-end benevolences. Please fill out the form below and place it in the offering plate or contact the church office. To contribute to the Tree Of Angels, Enter your information and Click the SUBMIT button below and your Donations will be sent to the church office.


  6. ATTENTION CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENTS


    It is time to apply for the Hinkle, Sink, Swing Scholarship. Applications are available in the church office or can be emailed by contacting Paula at paula@frucc.org. Applications should be completed and back in the office by DECEMBER 31, 2018.


  7. The Christmas Story

     


    December 8, 2018, 11:00AM

     


    Children’s Christmas Program

     

  8. Sunday, December 9 at 12:00 {FH}

  9. Christmas Luncheon


    Come join us for a catered luncheon following worship. The menu includes: Baked ham, mac & cheese, green beans, buttered corn, baked apples, dessert and drink. The cost for the meal is Adults – $8.50 and Children (11 and under) – $4.25.
    Please sign up by completing the form below, contacting the office or completing the form on the bulletin in the Education Building. Money will be collected at the door on December 9th.


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