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     Churchwide/General Events:

    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.

    Sunday School:

    Join us for Sunday School! There is a class just right for you.

    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.
Joyful Missions Group - Tuesday, March 13, at 7:00pm, church parlor.

    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
Reservations - The fellowship hall will be reserved on March 6-8 and April 10-12. Please remember to check with the office in advance for availability.
Using the Fellowship Hall - Please remember that someone else will be using the facility when you are done with your event. Unless you work out an agreement with the next user, tables and chairs are to be stored. Trash should be removed and taken to the dumpster. Any left over food should be removed from the building. If you leave drinks so someone else can use them, be sure to put a note on them. Otherwise, no one will touch them. Open condiments will not be used by others; please take them. Plastic items for recycling should be rinsed out before being dropped in the can, and no caps or lids should go in this container. Aluminum items/cans should also be rinsed out, and any paper labels should be removed. We need to ask those using the fellowship hall to take the recycle items to a recycling location when your event is done and be sure to put a new plastic bag in each container. The floors should be swept. Be sure to reset the A/C or heat and that all appliances are cut off and cleaned. Additionally, the commodes need to be flushed and the restroom lights cut off. Also, do not forget to lock all doors and return any borrowed keys to the office. Thank you for considering your fellow members.

    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.
Videos of sermons from January 2, 2011 through May 27, 2012 are also available online here.

    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.
Please be sure when you leave that toys and other things are put away, any cups are washed, the water faucets are cut off, and the commode is flushed.

Pastor: Rev. M. Joseph Hethcoat

Secretary: Ms. Patsy Yeatts      Treasurer/Interim Music Director: Ms. Laura Brown


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