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Announcements 10-12-17

posted Jul 26, 2012, 9:13 AM by Germaine Galjour   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 7:42 AM ]

              Welcome to the house of the Lord! We live in trying times; bad news seems to be all around us. All the pundits, forecasters, and prognosticators tell us that the future looks bleak. Hearing what the so-called experts have to say can make us anxious. But when we realize that the future belongs to our Savior, we can face all things with confidence and faith. We are glad you are here today and invite you to join this household of faith. Please see the minister or one of the elders if you have any questions about our congregation.

            If you are visiting with us today, please fill out a visitor card and place it in the offering plate.

            The senior youth will meet this afternoon to complete work on the deck.

            The session has called a congregational meeting for after worship. There are three items on the agenda. First, to elect the 2018 Nominating Committee. The nominees are:

             Nyla Greene,  Lisa Kuchta, Regina Moore

Second, to elect the elders to the class of 2020. The nominees are:

             Virginia Hunt, Rolf Pippert, Gay Sprague

Third, to elect one trustee to the class of 2021. The nominee is:

             Jennie Cornett


            The session will meet after the congregational meeting.

            The Senior Youth will meet immediately after worship to work on the manse deck. Lunch will be provided.

            Our youth will sell baked goods at the Apple Butter Festival at the Creek Walk in Bakersville from 10-4 next Saturday. Come on out and share the fun!

            It’s right around the corner! We will have our fall festival on Sunday evening, October 29. We will begin at 5pm with dinner and the festivities will begin after dinner. We need supplies and volunteers to make this festival happen. If you can donate any of the following please bring them to the church or contact Abby.

Small Pumpkins (to decorate)

Medium to Large Pumpkins

Any Kind of Fall Decoration


Small Pretzel Sticks




Popsicle Sticks

Puffy Paint

Small Colorful Pom Poms

Small Pebbles (Can buy in the craft section)

Candy Corn

Face Paint

Glow Sticks


Small Prize Toys


If Available:  Hay Bales


            Please contact Abby if you can volunteer for this fun youth event.

            Remember The River ministry in Johnson City by dropping your travel-sized shampoo and soap in the collection basket outside the office.

            Make sure you have a 2-Cents-A-Meal jar! Every time you sit down to eat, drop two cents into the jar and make a difference. Our youth are sponsoring this program to show how the Lord can turn just a little into big blessings.           

            We often think of stewardship as only taking care of that which belongs to us. God has made us stewards of this earth and, as followers of Jesus Christ, we are also stewards of the church for which he died.

  The first step in stewardship, however, is knowing what our stewardship requires. In an effort to involve the congregation in effective stewardship, the Session will publish the monthly budget target figure and the previous month’s offering in the bulletin each month. In this way we, as stewards of the gift of the Body of Christ, may measure our offerings with the needs of our congregation.   

Don Baucom is the head usher for October

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          There is no attendant present to care for children during worship and other events. The nursery will be available for use by parents should a child become restless during worship. We have “busy bags” hanging in the narthex for children to take into the sanctuary. We encourage families with young children to begin using these bags.

           We ask that a parent accompany his/her child should the need arise to leave the sanctuary during worship. Safety concerns and insurance regulations require that children not be unattended on church property.


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