Announcements for 10-29-17

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ELDER ON CALL: Each week an Elder will be available for congregational needs. This week that Elder is Nancy Crutchfield.

THIS WEEK in The Story:  Chapter 6 – Numbers & Deuteronomy

NEXT WEEK in The Story:  Chapter 7 – Joshua 1-24

Gatherings to study “The Story” beyond Worship:

Sunday Mornings at 9:45 – 2nd Floor Classroom or Fellowship Hall.

Next evening gatherings will be Tuesday, November 7 & 28 at 7:00 pm in the Prayer Chapel.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC REHEARSALS  will begin at 7:00 every Wednesday and last for 30 minutes. Christmas music will be on December 17 during the Sunday morning service. We will not meet the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, November 22. Sunday rehearsals immediately after the service will be on October 29, November 5, November 19, December 3 following the congregational meeting, and December 10.

FALL CLEANUP: The Grounds Committee clean up date has been changed to Saturday, November 4 (rain date, November 11) due to conflict with the Reidsville Fall Festival. Clean up will begin at 9:00 am. Please bring garden tools if you have them.

PENNIES FOR HUNGER will be received November 5.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed Friday, November 10.

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCH will be November 12. Menu – Roast turkey (FPC cooks), string beans (or other vegetable), dressing, potatoes (sweet or mashed), garden salad, cranberry relish, rolls & dessert. Please plan to attend and bring any menu items. Helpers are needed to set up buffet table, dessert tables, beverage service, dress lunch tables, arrange food dishes & desserts, prepare & deliver shut-in plates, clean up & reset the fellowship hall. Please call Charlie Adams to make your choice. Freewill donation basket will be available to cover expenses. Thank you.

PLEASE CLAIM Lowes Foods reward stamps and give to Charlie Adams to redeem for new cookware for the kitchen.

PARKING LOT SIGNAGE:  Noticing some additional signs?  These signs should not have an impact on our Sunday use, but they are being added to address some mid week safety and traffic flow concerns. We want to ensure the safe use of our parking area for all congregational, Child Development Center, and AA group gatherings.

LIVING OUT GOD’S STORY – STEWARDSHIP 2017: In the week ahead, you should receive a Stewardship packet as we spend this Sunday and the next two Sundays reflecting on our commitments to our part in God’s story during 2018. On November 5, we’ll honor our Congregational Nurse Program. On November 12, we’ll honor Reidsville Outreach and celebrate our commitments at the Thanksgiving Lunch.

This year, you’ll find 2 commitment cards:

  • One is a financial pledge for 2018 to be returned using the self-addressed, stamped envelope directly to Marie Martin, our  congregation’s accountant.
  • The other is a “Living Out God’s Story” pledge. This offers a variety of ways that you might take a hands-on part in our ministry together in 2018. We invite you to turn these in during worship on November 12.