Easter Season - March 25 is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. March 30 will be Good Friday. And then, Sunday, April 1, will be Easter Sunday. There will be no evening service or activities.
Wednesday Bible Study - We have adult Bible study every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. In January, we started a Winter Bible Study in 1 Peter called "Living as Strangers in a Secular World". This will continue until completed except on business meeting nights. Children and youth also meet at 6:30pm in their respective rooms.
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Children and Youth:
Children in Action - Children in Action is a mission group for boys and girls in grades 1 through 6 that meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Children's Mission Friends - Children's Mission Friends is a mission group for both girls and boys ages 3 to 5 that meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm.
Children's Church - Children's Church is available for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Older children should remain in the sanctuary.
Choir Rehearsal - The Sanctuary Choir has regular rehearsals at 5:30pm on Sundays.
Women's Missions Group Meetings for March
Bible Study Group - Tuesday, March 13, at 1:00pm, Adult 4 Department.
Week of Focus on WMU - The Women's Missionary Union began in 1924 and contributions to it support local, national, and global missions, working through education and training and support to Camp Angel Tree, Christian Men's and Women's Job Corps, military and ministers' wives support groups, and the NC Baptist Nursing Fellowship, to name just a few. The Heck-Jones Offering supports the WMU of North Carolina and the missions and ministries they perform. Their theme this year is "Fan the Flame" based around 2 Timothy 1:3-7. Just as Paul records that Lois and Eunice passed on their faith to Timothy in the New Testament, we are expected to pass on our faith from generation to generation, remembering that our witness of faith and discipleship begin in the home and spread to the four corners of the earth. Offering envelopes are in the pew racks for anyone who wants to donate to this mission work, and this offering is accepted all year. The goal for our February emphasis is $500.00. To learn more about the offering, visit here.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - The theme of this year's offering is "Here & Now". This offering is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. 100% of gifts are used to support Southern Baptist missionaries serving across the United States, Canada, and their territories. The offering goes to train, resource, and send the 5,262 missionaries involved in church planning and compassion ministries. The week of prayer for this offering is March 4 through March 11. Spray Baptist's goal is $3,000. To learn more, visit anniearmstrong.com and the North American Mission Board site.
Committees and Groups:
J.O.Y. Group Breakfast and Fellowship - The group usually meets the first Thursday of each month for a meal and fellowship. All of our "Just Older Youth" are welcome to join us as we fellowship over breakfast. The group will next meet on Thursday, March 1, at 8:30am at The Sirloin House.
Deacons - The Deacon Body will meet on Monday, March 5, at 7:00pm. LeRoy Dunn will bring the devotion.
Widows for Christ - This monthly meeting of the widows of the church includes fellowship, fun and games, entertainment, a devotion, a delicious lunch and "giving out God's love". Regular meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00am through lunch in the fellowship hall. If you will be new to the group or usually attend but can't for a given meeting, please contact Cathy Merritt. All widows are welcome to join. The group will next meet on Thursday, March 8. There will be a Valentine theme. Also, March is birthday month, and our ladies are asked to bring canned and non-perishable food items to give to the Eden Salvation Army.
Daylight Saving Time - Just a reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00am on Sunday, March 11.
Church Closings/Inclement Weather - If church services are cancelled due to weather, closing information will be running on WFMY-TV 2, Greensboro and WGHP Fox 8 and WXII-TV 12 as soon as the decision can be made. As always, use your judgment and stay safe. Everyone's safety is a major concern.
New Directories - There are new church directories which were printed on November 22, 2017 available on the hall table outside the office. They have a violet cover and include names, addresses, phone numbers, and committee lists.
Fellowship Hall Reservations and Reminders
General Reminders - Please be sure the faucets are turned off and the commode has filled and stopped running before you leave the restroom. Also, there are several doors, depending on the weather, that need to be pushed closed as you leave. Please take time to notice that you have left the building secure.
DVD's of the Services - John Whitten made DVD's of our services from February 3, 2008 to May 27, 2012. Copies of the recorded services are available in the office. The DVD's are numbered. You may check out one to watch and then return it to the office for someone else in a timely manner. There is a sign-out sheet with the DVD's for your name, date signed out and the number of the DVD. Please sign it back in when returned.
Bulletin Board - Don't forget to check the bulletin boards in the hallway. There are sign-up sheets for various opportunities, cards/letters sent to the church family, invitations to events at other churches or in the community, and notices concerning community or state events. You can also find newspaper clippings concerning church members. Church address/phone directories for December 2015, extra Mature Living, Our Daily Bread (Sept.-Oct.-Nov. available now; the large print edition will be available the last Sunday in September), Open Windows, Gideon cards, calendars, and other pickup items are kept on the table below the board by the office. Also, check for any items you might have lost either on the table below the bulletin board or on the table in the office lobby.
Please Assist the Office with the Prayer Lists - If you put someone on the list, we need regular updates and for you to let us know when we may remove the name as they improve. Just leave a note in the office or call. We always want to respect your need for prayer for yourself, a member, friend or relative, but we also want to make room for someone else who has become ill or is undergoing surgery or treatments. Thank you for your assistance and understanding - Patsy.
Announcements - If you have any announcements for Sunday morning, please get them to the office by 10:00 AM on Friday mornings to be printed in the bulletin. We want our morning worship service to be a time of prayer, praise and worship with each person responsible for reading the bulletin for announcements.
Nursery Reminders -The nursery is asking that no children over 5 be taken to the nursery. On Sunday mornings, ages 6 and up go to Children's Church and at other times should be in the services. On Wednesday nights, there are children's missions groups.
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