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posted Jul 26, 2012, 9:13 AM by Germaine Galjour   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 6:32 AM ]


            Welcome to the house of the Lord! We live in a world where, despite our technological innovations, nothing ever seems to change; the latest headlines are as old as the Old Testament. Despite the speed of our computers there is still war, hunger, and alienation. It’s easy to think that nothing can ever change. But we are a people who proclaim that since God has acted in history and Jesus Christ rose from the dead, real change, everlasting change, is not only possible, but a reality. We are glad you are here today and invite you to become a part of 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 at 4pm.

            Due to the weather last week, the Wednesday youth will meet this Wednesday at 3pm and we will have our youth dinner at 5pm. Bring your thinking caps because the theme is Game Show!

            The session will meet for training this afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30pm, lunch will be provided. We will resume our training and have our regularly scheduled meeting next Sunday (January 28) from 12:30 to 3:30pm, with lunch being provided. Please remember to bring your copy of the Book of Order and your elder notebook to each of these meetings.

            Change in date! The Mayland Fellowship will meet on Sunday, January 28 at First Church in Burnsville. A meal will be served at 5pm and we will have our meeting and program at 5:30pm. Camp Greer will present the program about their ministry. This would be a great opportunity to learn more about camping at Camp Greer and how we can support them.

            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.

           There are those who may not have enough money for heat this winter. We have established an emergency fuel fund for those members of our church family who may be squeezed by fuel costs. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please note “fuel fund” at the lower left of your check.

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

            We will try to have worship and Sunday School each Sunday during winter. In general, when conditions are snowy we will have Sunday School and worship. When conditions are icy we will cancel worship and Sunday School. Please check our web page or listen to WTOE (AM 1470) at 9am for our schedule. Since conditions vary widely around Mitchell County we urge everyone to keep safety as our first priority.

            We recognize that not everyone has e-mail and internet service can be sporadic in bad weather. As a result, we are in the process of establishing a phone tree to announce church closings and other special events. Since many of us now replaced land lines with cell phones we want to know the best way to contact you through the phone tree. Please take a moment and fill out the two lines below, tear off the page, and put it in the offering plate or give it to Eric Nutter. Please complete this information by January 28.

Name:  _________________________________________

Preferred Phone: __________________________________


You can recycle the bulletins by placing them

in the “Recycle Basket” in the narthex as you leave worship.


 Angie Holtzclaw is the head usher for January


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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.