Announcements for 12-08-13

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Jim Rissmiller is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney VA, with a B.A. cum laude in History.  He received a B.D. and Th.M. (in Biblical Studies) from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.  His first pastorate was Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Mebane, NC, where he served from 1970-78.  From 1978 to 2001, he served as the Pastor of Community in Christ, Presbyterian in Greensboro, NC.  On August 27, 2001, he began working on the staff of Salem Presbytery.  As of October 23, 2007, he began serving as the Associate Presbyter for the Eastern Neighborhood for Salem Presbytery.  He was Honorably Retired July 1, 2011.  Currently he is serving as Parish Visitor at Faith Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.  Jim is married to Betty Rissmiller, a Realtor in Greensboro.  They have three daughters: all of whom are married, and three granddaughters and two grandsons.

ELDER ON CALL: Each week an Elder will be available for congregational needs during Doug’s absence. This week that Elder  is Scott Greene.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will meet Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30 Fursty’s Pizza on Freeway Drive.

HABITAT OFFERING will be received December 15.


POINSETTIAS: If you would like to order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, please bring the form below along with your check to the church office or drop both in the offering plate. The deadline is Sunday, December 8 to order.  The cost is $17.00 for each poinsettia you order. Payment must accompany this form.

I would like to order ____________ poinsettia/poinsettias in honor/memory (circle one) of____________________________


Given by_____________________________________________

Amount Enclosed________________

OUR CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be  Sunday, December 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. We will have a Live Nativity that will be set up near the picnic shelter with the choir leading Christmas caroling  and refreshments of cookies and hot chocolate served in the picnic shelter. We need volunteers. The children will practice during regularly scheduled Sunday School starting on December 1. It is important that all children attend. We need for everyone to participate. Thanks, Mary Fagan and Shirley McMichael

 SKI TRIP TO WINTERGREEN: Our church ski trip is planned for Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, about a 2 and 1/2 hour drive.  The dates are Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22.  These are Teacher Workdays so students will be out-of-school.  The cost is $151 per person and includes ski rental for 2 days, skiing 2 days and 1 night accommodations with breakfast at a motel near Waynesboro, VA.  Beginning skiers will have a 1 hour lesson taught by our advanced skiers. In order to get this group rate we must have a minimum of 20 skiers.  Please get a $50 per person deposit to the church office no later than Dec. 15 as we have to make reservations.

2013 PREBYTERIAN GIVING CATALOG has arrived. If you would like to have one, they are located in the Narthex and on the table in the North Parlor.

PLEDGE FORMS are available on the table in the narthex, or you may call the church office if you need one. Thank you, Your Stewardship Committee

PARKING LOT FUND: The Session on Wednesday, Sept. 26 voted to proceed with a complete renovation and resurfacing of the parking lot and to appeal to the members for donations in lieu of liquidating stocks and other assets of the church. You are encouraged to make contributions to the fund as soon as you can. On your check, please indicate in the memo section: “Parking Lot Fund.”