Upcoming Events for 12-4-17 thru 12-10-17

Upcoming Events for 12-4-17 thru 12-10-17

  • The Pastor’s Discussion Class theme is Counteracting Fear in Advent. Through the four Sundays of Advent we will focus on the theme of “Do Not Be Afraid: Defeating Fear with Hope, Peace, Love, Joy and a Whole-hearted Life.” The small group study is based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown. She is a social worker, researcher, and best-selling author. Her work on vulnerability speaks to how we let fear affect our lives. No preparation needed for each session. All are welcome.

    According to our new usher guidelines, the back and side doors of the sanctuary will be locked at 11:00am each Sunday. If you arrive later, please enter through the front door.

    Reserve a smoked Boston Butt just in time for the Christmas holiday. Mike Brown and team will be smoking A LIMITED NUMBER OF THESE on Friday, December 22nd. They will be ready for pick up that afternoon between 3:00 and 4:00pm. Please contact the church office if interested in purchasing. They are $45 each. ACT FAST TO RESERVE YOURS! The last day to purchase is December 11th.

    The Evangelism Board will be selling First Reformed UCC Birthday and Anniversary Calendars for 2018. We would love to have full participation but if you object to having your birthday or anniversary included, please let the office know. Also, if you haven’t given either of those dates before, please call to make sure you’re on the calendar.

    There will be a congregational picture taken on December 17th immediately following the worship service. This picture will be included in the upcoming Church Directory and placed in the church archives.

    Women’s Life Fellowship will be taking pre-orders during the month of January for homemade soup (Brunswick stew style). The soup will be available at the February congregational meal. It will be sold in quarts ($8.00) and pints ($4.00). Contact the church office to pre-order.

Monday, December 4
5:00pm Tutoring
5:30pm Confirmation Class
6:30pm Open Hands Ministry Meal {FH}

Tuesday, December 5
6:30pm Evangelism Board Meeting {Parlor}

Wednesday, December 6
11:00am Morning Glory Circle {Yarborough’s Restaurant}
7:15pm Adult Choir Practice {Chapel Annex}

Thursday, December 7
5:30pm YOGA Class {Parlor}

Sunday, December 10 Second Sunday of Advent
9:45am Family Service Project
Willing Workers Class with Doug Sink
New Way Class with Dave Fulton
Pastor’s Discuss Class with Rev. Horton
11:00am Worship Service
12:15pm Consistory Meeting
7:00pm Joint Advent Worship Service at Second Reformed UCC
Greeters: Mike & Lynn Brown
Nursery: Anne Bevan & Cheryl Walser


  1. December 6 RADA Cutlery sale ends
  2. December 1 7:00pm joint Advent Worship Service at Second Reformed UCC
  3. December 10 last day to pre-order Boston Butts…Payment must be received by this day to pre-order
  4. December 13 Friendship Club Catered Christmas Party (FH)
  5. December 14 Women’s Life Fellowship Christmas Party
  6. December 15 6:30pm practice for all “actors” for the Christmas Cantata in the sanctuary
  7. December 16 Adult Choir practice for Cantata in the sanctuary
  8. December 16 Friendship Club: High Point Ballet presentation of “The Nutcracker” (eat at Sophie’s prior to show)
  9. December 17 – Christmas Cantata (sanctuary), congregational picture, covered dish lunch (FH)
  10. December 21 Families First caroling, pizza supper and hot chocolate
  11. December 22 Pick up pre-ordered Boston Butts between 3:00 and 4:00 (DON’T FORGET YOUR TICKET!)
  12. December 24 Sunday School, 11:00 Worship service and 8:00pm Candlelight Service
  13. December 25 Merry Christmas
  14. December 31 9:30am light breakfast in the Fellowship Hall and 10:00am worship in the Chapel


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