Upcoming Events for 5-21-18 thru 5-27-18

Upcoming Events for 5-21-18 thru 5-27-18

Looking toward Sunday…

It’s Pentecost! The day we celebrate the Holy Spirit, and it’s one of my favorite days in the life of the Church! The Day of Pentecost recalls the story of our ancestors when God poured out the Holy Spirit on a diverse group of disciples causing absolute chaos, which in turn led to the beginning of the church as we know it!

In worship we will
· Hear an update in the Building an Inclusive Church process.
· Receive new members into the congregation!
· Begin the Prayer Circle after service, praying for others.

Our sermon will come from Ezekiel 37, where the prophet sees the dry bones, and then hears God’s voice and sees God’s Spirit at work in ways Ezekiel never thought possible.
And at 9:45 in the “UCC: Who We Are” discussion, we have a special guest who will tell the story of the beginning of our congregation.
Come join us, and get ready….There’s a Holy Wind blowing through First Reformed UCC!

THE WEEK AHEAD

Monday, May 21
5:00pm Tutoring
6:30pm Open Hands Ministry {FH}
Tuesday, May 22
5-7:00pm Community Meal {FH}
Wednesday, May 23
10:45am Friendship Club {meet for lunch and travel to the Labyrinth}
7:15pm Choir {ChA}
Thursday, May 24
7:00pm West Davidson High School Choir Concert {S}
Sunday, May 27 TRINITY SUNDAY
9:45am
Children – Sunday School with Patti Lovell & Rita Lohr
Confirmands & Adult Sunday School: “UCC: Who We Are” {FH}
11:00am Worship in the Sanctuary
Children’s Church with Keri Hartle & Ashlee Snider
12:00pm Prayer Circle – front of the Sanctuary

OUR CHURCH AT PRAYER

CHURCH MEMBERS: Ruth Fritts (Lexington Hospital), Marguerite Leonard (Rm. 419 Piedmont Crossing Skilled Nursing Care Unit, Phone # 336-474-8774), June Grubb, Peggy Bates, Ruth Fritts, Margot Everhart, Margie & Vogen Everhart
HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: Lib & Jimbo Hinkle, Jo Hudson, Valerie Price, Rita Tussey, Adena Wall, Marzell Crotts, Hoyle Potts, Doris Flynt, James Everhart
OUR FRIENDS: Dennis Yocum (Carolyn Yocum’s son), Ikie Trexler (friend of Mike & Lynn Brown), Eddie Wray (friend of Lisa Nelson), Lynn Younts (friend of Susie Smith), Susan & Joe Calloway (friends of Patti Lovell), Kiana Sinz (friend of Patti Lovell), Eliza Paris (friend of Sylvia Walser’s granddaughter), Ronald Yates (Eddie Yates’ dad), Harold Peoples (friend of Cheryl Walser), Rev. Jamie Armstrong (1st UMC) and his wife, Rev. Elizabeth Graves, Ashley Hutcheson (Heidi & Ron Hutcheson’s daughter-in-law), Morgan Cecil (daughter of Charm & Steve Ketner) LATER ON THE CHURCH CALENDAR



  1. Tuesday, May 22
    5:00pm Fellowship Hall
    First Reformed United Church of Christ
    104 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292
    Free to all. Donations appreciated!
    All proceeds to benefit American Children’s Home
  2. Nazareth Child & Family Connection
    Fun Fest Raffle Tickets are HERE!
    BUY YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THE JUNE 2ND RAFFLE!
    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 EchoAll winners not present are notified by phone immediately following the give-away. All proceeds benefit Nazareth Child & Family Connection.
    (CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR TICKETS)
    Buy Raffle Tickets NOW
    Nazareth Raffle Tickets

  3. NEW PRAYER CIRCLE MINISTRY STARTING! On May 20, directly after worship, you are invited to spend about 5 minutes in a Prayer Circle at the front of the sanctuary. Ben Hale will lead an intercessory prayer over the names in the prayer box. We will try to fulfill the scripture from I Timothy 2: 1, “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.”
  4. ATTENTION CONFIRMANDS!
    Please add the following meeting dates to your calendars.
    May 13th and 20th during Sunday School for The “UCC: Who We Are” classes
  5. “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!
  6. 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
  7. WINSTON SALEM DASH GAME SUNDAY , JUNE 3 at 2:00pm. We will be sitting in a covered area near home plate. Visit the Winston-Salem Dash website for more information.
  8. 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.

  9. SAVE THE DATE!
    CHURCH PICNIC at WILDCAT MOUNTAIN
    Sunday, June 10th

    11:00
    COME JOIN US FOR WORSHIP…FELLOWSHIP…and GOOD FOOD…
    SIGN-UP SHEETS TO HELP WITH FOOD are in the Narthex and in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up for items by June 3rd.

  10. MORNING WORSHIP JUNE 17TH THROUGH JULY 29TH will begin at 10:00am. There will be no Sunday school. Worship will be in the Chapel on these Sundays while the sanctuary is being painted.

  11. REGISTER NOW FOR…
    VBS – Shipwrecked
    At Second Reformed UCC
    June 17 – 21
    Meal 5:30 – 6:00
    Program 6:00 – 7:30

    Children
    Preschool…Fifth Grade…Nursery available for under age three
    Themes
    Sunday When You’re Lonely – Jesus Rescues!
    Monday When You Worry – Jesus Rescues!
    Tuesday When You Struggle – Jesus Rescues!
    Wednesday When You Do Wrong – Jesus Rescues!
    Thursday When You’re Powerless – Jesus Rescues!
    Middle/High School and Adults – Class with Rev. Jim Luck
    “WORSHIP 101: VBS – It’s not just for kids anymore!”

  12. A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHOIR DIRECTOR:
    WANTED: People to share their musical gifts
    WHEN: June and July Worship Services
    WHO: Anyone…young or old
    WHAT: Piano to Banjo…Solos or Quartets…
    and EVERYTHING in BETWEEN
    HOW: If you are interested, please email ELLEN
    If interested, Email Ellen at ellen@gmail.com
  13. SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN & TEENS:
    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
  14. JOHN’S RIVER VALLEY CAMP WORK OPPORTUNITIES for Summer 2018
    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
  15. BE A PART OF DISCOVER PROGRAM AT NO COST
    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 Flyer
    Discover Program

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