Upcoming Events for 4-23-18 thru 4-29-18

Upcoming Events for 4-23-18 thru 4-29-18

Looking toward Sunday…

In what ways do you feel insecure? Fill in the blank, “Am I _______ enough?”
Our culture seems to celebrate shaming and criticizing so much that it is easy to lose our sense of confidence and self-worth. This Sunday, we continue in our Life Resurrected Series, celebrating all the ways in which resurrection is possible in our lives. Many of us are in need of rising up from that which holds us down. Hopelessness, doubt… April 22 we explore Being Raised From Insecurity from John 10: 11-18.

If you missed a Sunday, you can access the bulletin on the church website here:

Church Bulletins

You can view the sermons by going to this link:

2018 Sermons


We need to do some weeding in the Community Garden. Edgar is looking for help to get the job done. There are two weekends scheduled for this. Please come to help on Saturday, April 21st and April 28th from 10:00am-12:00pm if you can!

Sunday, April 22 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Children – “Knowing Jesus in a New Way” with Cathy Waitman and Rita Lohr
New Way – Romans with Dave Fulton
Willing Workers – Genesis with Doug Sink
Still Speaking Class –Rob Bell’s “Nooma” video series with Elizabeth Horton {P}
Worship in the Sanctuary
Choir Luncheon
INTERFAITH FORUM #4: COME LEARN ABOUT ISLAM April 22 from 4:00-5:30pm Guest Speaker: Naijla Faizi Program Director for Muslim Life at Wake Forest University


Monday, April 23
5:00pm Tutoring
6:30pm Open Hands Ministry {FH}
Tuesday, April 24
2:00pm Meals on Wheels Board Meeting {P}
Wednesday, April 25
12:00pm Friendship Club meets at Yarborough’s
3:30-6:30 Grow & Go Girls {K}
7:15pm Choir {Ch A}
Thursday, April 26
5:30pm YOGA Class {P}
7:00pm Square Dancing {FH}
Saturday, April 28
10-12:00 Community Garden Weeding
6:30pm Families First Gathering at the home of Joy & Vance Walser
Sunday, April 29 Fifth Sunday of Easter…Prayer Shawl Blessing
Children – “Knowing Jesus in a New Way” with Cathy Waitman and Rita Lohr
New Way – Romans with Dave Fulton
Willing Workers – Genesis with Doug Sink
Still Speaking Class –Rob Bell’s “Nooma” video series with Elizabeth Horton {P
Worship in the Sanctuary
Following Worship…Confirmands Meet
Welcoming Task Force {P}
5th Sunday Worship at Piedmont Crossing with Rev. Dr. R.J. Hronek


CHURCH MEMBERS: Carolyn Spivey, Peggy Bates, Ruth Fritts, Margot Everhart
HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: Rita Tussey, Adena Wall, Marzell Crotts, Hoyle Potts, Doris Flynt, James Everhart, Lib & Jimbo Hinkle, Jo Hudson, Valerie Price
OUR FRIENDS: Ashley Hutcheson (Heidi & Ron Hutcheson’s daughter), Morgan Cecil (daughter of Charm & Steve Ketner), Virginia Hill (Cathy Waitman’s mother), Coney Leonard (Sylvia Walser’s brother), Virginia Byars (friend of Alisa Johnson), Derrick Wong (friend of Joni Walser), Ashley Anderson (Lee Ann Peele’s cousin), Judy Stanley (family of Alane Holste), Danny Lloyd (Frank Callicutt’s father), Lynn Mack (friend of Mary Berrier), Kiana Sinz (friend of Patti Lovell), Louis Honeycutt, Eliza Paris (friend of Sylvia Walser’s granddaughter), Ronald Yates (Eddie Yates’ dad), Nell and Ken Holmes (neighbors of Jerry and Patti Lovell), Jeffery Saunders (Amy Hedrick’s son)


  1. Nazareth Child & Family Connection
    Fun Fest Raffle Tickets are HERE!
    It’s that time again – FUN FEST!
    Thank you to Cloninger Ford Toyota of Salisbury, NC for the donation of our
    1st Place Prize – a 2018 Corolla iM!

    Prizes are as follows:
    1st Prize
    2018 Toyota Corolla iM/ Classic Silver Metallic
    (Donated by Cloninger Ford Toyota of Salisbury, NC).
    2nd Prize
    $1,000.00 Visa Card
    3rd Prize
    65 Quart RTIC Cooler
    4th Prize
    $200.00 Gift Certificate to Great Wolf Lodge
    5th Prize
    Amazon Echo

    All winners not present are notified by phone immediately following the give-away. All proceeds benefit Nazareth Child & Family Connection.
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  2. Belk Charity Sale Event

    Belk is helping Nazareth Child & Family Connection raise money during their annual Charity Sale Event.
    The Charity Sale is a private, four-hour sale dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organization by selling event tickets at $5 each and keeping 100% of ticket proceeds. Ticket holders will receive 20% – 70% off of Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely-discounted brands. It is a win-win! Belk’s two Charity Sale events in 2017 together raised more than $11 million for thousands of participating charitable organizations located in Belk’s 16-state market area.
    Belk’s Spring Charity Sale is set for Saturday, May 5th, from 6am-10am at any Belk location.
    Only one ticket may be purchased per donor.
    Click Below to Buy Charity Shopping Tickets NOW
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  3. FAMILIES FIRST will gather on Saturday, April 28 5-7:00pm at the home of Joy, Vance and Addie Walser. Bring a snack or appetizer to share. RSVP deadline is SUNDAY so the Walsers will know how many to expect.

    Please add the following meeting dates to your calendars.
    Sunday, April 29th following worship
    May 6th, 13th and 20th during Sunday School for
    The “UCC: Who We Are” classes

  5. ATTENTION ALL CRAFTERS! There will be a Prayer Shawl Blessing on Sunday, April 29. If you will have shawls for this blessing, please email Harriette Murphy at hrmurphy69@gmail.com
    or call the church office 336-248-2617

  6. THE LEXINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SPRING SING CONCERT will be presented on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend. This is a free concert featuring several members of our FRUCC family. Performances include Loch Lomond and a medley of songs from My Fair Lady, as well as performances from the winners of this year’s Dr. JoAnn D. Poston Vocal Scholarship Competition.

  7. DAVIDSON-FORSYTH DISTRICT FIFTH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP will be held Sunday, April 29 at 4:00pm at Piedmont Crossing. The worship leader will be Rev. Dr. R. J. Hronek of Heidelberg UCC in Thomasville.

  8. BUS TRIP TO THE BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY The Friendship Club members are discussing possible plans for a bus trip to the Billy Graham Library. Any church members and friends who would be interested in going, please contact Cathy by April 29. The cost for the bus is $25.00 plus approximately $10 – $13 for lunch. The date we are looking at is Wednesday, May 23, which is the original date for Friendship Club. We need 20 people to go in order to rent the bus. Visit the Billy Graham Library website for more information.

  9. “UCC: WHO WE ARE” is a new video-led class scheduled for May 2 through June 3. All who are interested in learning about the United Church of Christ are invited to attend. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall, so there will be plenty of room!

  10. NEW MEMBER SUNDAY IS MAY 20 In anticipation of New Member Sunday, anyone interested in becoming a part of our congregation or learning more about the church should plan to attend the new video-led series titled “UCC: WHO WE ARE” on May 6 and May 13. If you are planning to attend, email Carolyn at carolyn@frucc.org
    or call the church office 336-248-2617

  11. WINSTON SALEM DASH GAME SUNDAY , JUNE 3 at 2:00pm. The deadline to sign up is SUNDAY, MAY 6. The cost is $13 per person. We will be sitting in a covered area near home plate. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the Education Building or email Cathy at cathy@frucc.org
    or call the church office 336-248-2617
    Visit the Winston-Salem Dash website for more information.

  12. GRADUATION SUNDAY is scheduled for Sunday, June 3rd. We would like to honor all milestones in education. If your child is graduating from kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school or college. please email Carolyn at carolyn@frucc.org
    or call the church office 336-248-2617
    by Sunday, May 27th.

  13. 25th GREATER PIEDMONT OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT hosted by The Davidson-Forsyth Churchmen Fellowship will be Saturday, May 12 at Lexington Golf Club. This is a Captain’s Choice, Best Ball tournament. It will begin with a 2:00 “shot gun” start. The cost is $55.00 per person or $220.00 per team. There will be FOUR hole-in-one prizes. All golfers will receive a goody bag and a door prize. Money raised goes toward scholarships, local charities, and local projects. Everyone is welcome to play: women, youth, and individuals. For information contact Danny Thompson 336-479-556

  14. SAVE THE DATE: ORGAN RECITAL on SUNDAY, MAY 6th at 3:00pm in the church sanctuary. Performances will include various organists from local churches, instrumentalists on piano, harp and saxophone and vocal performances. A Love Offering will be collected to benefit Pastor’s Pantry.

    JOHN’S RIVER VALLEY CAMP Don’t miss out on opportunities to sign up for John’s River Valley Camp. The 2018 Traditional Summer Camp Schedule includes opportunities for various age and grade levels.
    2018 Registration HAS ALREADY BEGUN. Follow the links below for more information:
    Johns River Valley Camp 2018 Summer Camp
    Facebook 2018 Summer Camp

    Competitive Salary…Meaningful Work
    Johns River Valley Camp seeks seven or eight persons to serve as full time resident leaders during the summer of 2018. Candidates will serve between the times of June 4 through July 31. The on-site Johns River Camp training and orientation will take place during the time of June 4-8, 2018. Plan to arrive on Monday, June 4, between 11:00am and noon.
    If you are interested you can email Phil Hardy at phardy.jrvc@gmail.com
    Or go to the web site at JRVC and click on Summer Staff Job Description and Application.
    You may also obtain a copy of the Johns River Valley Camp Summer Camp Assistance Team Application by emailing Carolyn at carolyn@frucc.org
    or contacting First Reformed UCC church office at 336-248-2617

    DISCOVER is a program that challenges formative middle and high school youth with careful theological and moral reflection prior to college life. In the midst of theological reflection and activity, students will have the opportunity to discover God in new ways, especially as incarnational and interactive; discover who they are as children of God; discover how to live out their faith; and discover what they are called to do vocationally.
    To learn more about DISCOVER and to apply, visit…
    Discover Program


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