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     Churchwide/General Events:

    Regular Business Meeting - Our next regular business meeting will be on Wednesday, August 15, at 6:30pm. The Nominating Committee will present the 2018-19 leaders and committees during the meeting. There is already a list available on the hall table.

    Holiday Closing - The church office will be closed on Monday, September 3, for the Labor Day holiday.

    Homecoming - Homecoming will be on Sunday morning, October 7, with Dr. Rick G. Cash as speaker.

    Wednesday Bible Study - We have adult Bible study every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. Currently, we are doing a study on the book of Genesis. 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/Youth Back to School Pool Party - On Sunday, August 19, all children/youth are invited to lunch in the fellowship hall after the morning service. Then, they will be going to the Hagood's pool until 3:00pm. Bring your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Parents are welcome to join.

    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 5:00pm on Sundays.


    Women's Missions Group Meetings for August

Bible Study Group - Tuesday, August 14, at 1:00pm in the church parlor.
Joyful Missions Group - Tuesday, August 14, at 7:00pm, in the church parlor.

    Christmas in August - The Children in Action are collecting items to be sent to Stephen Poole, a missionary serving at Elevate Church in Annapolis, Maryland. He is involved in an area of high crime and extreme poverty. His church hosts after-school programs for children, sports camps, art camps, children's clubs, fall festivals, and other community events to help share the love of Jesus.
There is a box placed under the mission board if you would like to donate any of the following items. Please have them in by Sunday, September 2. All monetary donations and gift cards should be given to Mary Hill Land, Rhonda Pruitt, or the church office.
Items Requested: Pencils, Pens, Scissors, Glue Sticks (no liquid glue), Crayons, Markers, Gift Cards (Walmart, Amazon, Target), or monetary donations toward the gift cards.

    Committees and Groups:

    Nominating Committee - The Nominating Committee will present a complete list of leaders and committees at the August 15th business meeting. They plan to have the list available on the hall table by Sunday, August 12. The committee consists of: Chairman LeRoy Dunn, Debra Gibson, Janice Hagood, Tony Holland, and Jon Land.

    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, September 6, at 8:30am at the Sirloin House.

    Deacons - The Deacon Body will meet on Monday, September 10, at 7:00pm. Jon Land will bring the devotion. The meeting date has been moved due to the Labor Day holiday.

    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 resume meetings on Thursday, September 13.


    Graduation Congratulations - Congratulations to graduate Spencer Odell, who graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Spencer is working for the NC Department of Transportation.

    Fellowship Hall Reservations and Reminders
Reservations - The fellowship hall will be reserved on September 11-13 and October 5-7, 9-11, 30-31. 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.

    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.

    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, extra Mature Living (July available now), Our Daily Bread (July-August-September available now), Open Windows (June-July-August available now), 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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