Upcoming Events for 12-3-18 thru 12-9-18

Upcoming Events for 12-3-18 thru 12-9-18

9:45AM SUNDAY SCHOOL
Youth – Program Practice with Cathy Waitman
Adults – Studying Romans with Jerry Lovell {Parlor}
11:00AM Worship Series: “Calm & Bright: 200 Years of Silent Night”
Holy Communion

REMEMBER TO PICK UP POINSETTIAS FROM THE SANCTUARY AFTER WORSHIP!

12:00PM Chili Cook-Off {FH}
Following Lunch…Consistory Meeting

THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

LITURGIST: Lisa Nelson
Greeters: Mike & Lynn Brown
Usher Captain: Rich Johnson
Ushers: Frank Callicutt, Ron Hutcheson, John McCarn, Doris Sink
Youth Usher: Mary Lloyd Callicutt
Plate Attendant: Mary Lloyd Callicutt
Sound Technician: Jeremy Peterson
Acolyte: Abbie Callicutt
Bible Steward: Annabelle Callicutt
Nursery {infants-kindergarten}: Keri Hartle & Ashlee Snider

THE WEEK AHEAD

Monday, December 3

  • 11:00PM Staff Meeting

Tuesday, December 4

  • 6:30P Board of Evangelism {Parlor}
    • 6:30PM Open Hands Meal (FH)

    Wednesday, December 5

    • 11:00AM . Morning Glory Circle Christmas Meeting {Yarborough’s}
    • (Don’t forget to bring a $10 gift to exchange)

    • 6:30PM Bell Choir
    • 7:15PM Adult Choir

    Thursday, December 6

    • 5:30PM Yoga {Parlor}

    Sunday, December 9
    DEADLINE to bring Christmas cards for our members at home

    • 9:45AM Youth – Advent Wreaths and Program Practice
      Adults – Studying Romans with Doug Sink {Parlor}
    • 11:00AM Second Sunday of Advent
      Worship Series: “Calm & Bright: 200 Years of Silent Night”
      Children’s Christmas Program: “Christ the Savior Is Born”
    • 12:00PM Catered Congregational Meal {FH}
      Special Presentation: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and a Special Visitor

    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. 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.


    4. 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.


    5. The Christmas Story

       


      December 9, 2018, 11:00AM

       


      Children’s Christmas Program

       

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

    7. 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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