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. We will have Sunday School and then an 11:00am service with special music. There will be no evening service or activities.
Holiday Closing - The church office will be closed on Monday, April 2, for Easter.
Observance of the Lord's Supper - We will observe the Lord's Supper on Sunday, April 8, during the morning service.
Business Meeting - Our next business meeting will be on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30pm.
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.
Join us for Sunday School! There is a class just right for you.
Children and Youth:
Children's Egg Hunt - On Saturday, March 31, from 2:00 to 3:30pm, we will have an Easter egg hunt for the children. All children through sixth grade are invited. Come, bring a basket and a friend. Parents are welcome.
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 April
Bible Study Group - Tuesday, April 10, at 1:00pm in the church parlor.
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. Spray Baptist's goal is $3,000. Envelopes are in the pews and in your numbered envelope boxes. To learn more, visit anniearmstrong.com and the North American Mission Board site.
Food Roundup for Baptist Children's Homes - Boys and girls living at Baptist Children's Homes see God's love through you when you help collect $400,000 in food, supplies, and gift cards for the Food Roundup. You help provide approximately 700,000 meals and snacks - enough for an entire year - to children who come to the homes that have gone without eating regularly. In April, we will provide a list of needed items in the bulletin. Donations need to be in the church by Wednesday, April 18. For more information, visit: the Baptist Children's Home page on the Food Roundup. A full listing is available to print from the Baptist Children's Homes website.
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, April 5, at 8:30am at The Sirloin House.
Deacon Body - The Deacon Body will next meet on Monday, April 9, at 7:00pm. Jon Land 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, April 12. The will have Easter baskets for our shut-ins.
Easter Lilies - Orders are now being taken for Easter lilies to be placed in the sanctuary for Easter "in memory of" or "in honor of" our loved ones and friends for $17.50 per plant. Lilies will be in baskets. The names of those presenting the flowers along with those whom the flowers honor/remember will be listed in the church bulletin. The flowers may be picked up after the Easter Sunday morning service, April 1.
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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