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     Churchwide/General Events:

    Gideons International - On Sunday, November 18, a special offering will be taken for the Gideons International during the morning service.

    Holiday Closings - The Wednesday, November 21, prayer service will be cancelled for Thanksgiving. The church office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23.

    Additional Meeting Time Changes - Effective immediately, the Sunday evening service will be starting at 5:00pm and meeting in the Adult 4 Department. There will not be any music. Please use the ramp door or the elevator. The front and side entrances will be locked. Additionally, Sanctuary Choir rehearsals have been moved up to 3:00pm. All Wednesday evening services and children's activities have also changed and will now be meeting at 5:00pm. As with the Sunday evening service, the prayer service and adult Bible study will meet in the Adult 4 Department.

    Wednesday Bible Study - We have adult Bible study every Wednesday evening at 5:00pm in the Adult 4 Department. Currently, we are doing a study on the book of Genesis. Children and youth also meet at 5:00pm in their respective rooms.

    Sunday School:

    Fifth Sunday - The Sunday School Department has begun Fifth Sunday get-togethers in the conference room before classes. Look for the next one in a couple months. If you have any questions, see Janice Hagood, Sunday School Director.

    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 5:00pm.

    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 5:00pm.

    Children's Church - Children's Church is available for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Older children should remain in the sanctuary.


    Sanctuary Choir Rehearsals - The Sanctuary Choir has regular rehearsals. Currently, they are at 3:00pm on Sundays.


    Women's Missions Group Meetings for November

Bible Study Group - Tuesday, November 13, at 1:00pm, in the church parlor.
Joyful Missions Group - Tuesday, November 6, at 7:00pm, in the church parlor.

    Committees and Groups:

    Widows for Christ Workdays - The Widows for Christ will meet to work again on Thursday, November 15, from 9:00am until finished. This time, they will be in the fellowship hall to prepare Christmas stockings for five nursing homes. Stocking delivery will begin on Monday, November 26, delivering to UNC Rockingham Nursing Center at 10:00am before having lunch in the fellowship hall. Then, at 2:00 pm, they will deliver to Bayberry. On Tuesday, November 27, they will deliver to the Brian Center at 10:00am, have lunch in the fellowship hall, and then deliver to Brookdale at 2:00pm. On Thursday, November 29, the group will be working in the fellowship hall again, dividing and bagging toys starting at 9:30am and working until 3:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Finally, on Friday, November 30, they will car pool to deliver to Jacob's Creek at 10:30am.

    Budgets - The Budget Planning Committee is meeting and working on the new budget. All committees and groups need to prepare budget requests for 2019 and turn them in to the Budget Planning Committee as soon as possible. If your group or committee does not turn in a budget request, the Budget Planning Committee will have to assign one for you. The Committee will bring the budget for vote at the December 12 business meeting.
Budget Planning Committee members are: Keith Land, Chairman; Martha Bridges, Tom Bridges, Gaye Evans, Lois McHugh, James Robertson, and Laura Brown.

    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.

    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. If there is any question about the meeting being cancelled, please call the office. All widows are welcome to join.


    Fellowship Hall Reservations and Reminders
Reservations - The fellowship hall will be reserved on November 15, 26-27, 29-30 and December 1, 3-5, 11-13, 23. 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. If there is a problem, please advise the office on the next work day. 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. This includes the fellowship hall.

    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      Music Director: Mrs. Janice Davis


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