The church office will be CLOSED Thursday, November
22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of
the Thanksgiving holiday.
US WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st AT 7:30 P.M. FOR THE
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE IN THE SANCTUARY ALSO
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
Again this year we will prepare Thanksgiving Dinner
with all the trimmings and need your help. We
need turkey cookers and carvers, dessert makers,
kitchen helpers, servers, greeters, clean-up crews,
meals on wheels volunteers, and much, much more.
We will serve from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you can help in any way, please contact Anesha
Johnson at 934-1601. If you could help deliver
meals, please contact Harvey Evans at 934-7994.
FBC Youth Group will not meet Sunday, November
18th due to the conclusion of DiscipleNow Weekend.
DISCIPLENOW is THIS weekend,
November 16-18, 2007. SSS is in a play off and
this affects many of our youth. Early check-in
is at 7:00 p.m. for youth not going to the play
off game. We will eat pizza, have games, activities
and fun with the Guys from Florida and much more.
10:00 p.m. check in for all youth. Register, turn
in car keys, drop off luggage, and get a name
tags. You should bring: Bible, watch, sleeping
bag, pillow, towels, bath cloth, personal toiletries,
clothes for the weekend (Saturday afternoon will
be outdoors), jeans or khaki pants for worship
on Sunday morning (we’ll wear our theme
t-shirts), cereal or Pop Tarts for breakfast,
soft drinks or bottled water, and snacks to share
with the group. Youth driving cars to the church
will need to turn in their car keys when they
register……no exceptions! All D-NOW
participants will be at the 8:40 a.m. service
on Sunday, and parents are invited to attend.
We will conclude after a slide show in the Sanctuary
at approximately 10:45 a.m.
few are spaces are left for REVOLVE TOUR winter
retreat for Teen Girls. It is January 25-26 in
Charlotte. If you are interested in going call
On October 23, 1949, at the worship service held
in the courthouse, $20,300 was collected for the
building fund. Following the service, the congregation
walked to the building site for the laying of
the cornerstone. F. H. Brooks, Chairman of the
Board of Deacons and W. J. Huntley, Chairman of
the Building Committee, placed documents in the
cornerstone, which was then sealed and layed.
STUFFED ANIMALS NEEDED
My name is Travis Cook and I am working on my
Senior Project and would like to ask for your
help. My project will be focusing on Law Enforcement
and I will be collecting new or gently used stuffed
animals for the highway patrol to have in their
cruisers to comfort children during stressful
situations. I will have a box in the church office
for collections or you may call me at 934-8365
and I will be glad to pick-up your donations.
OUR KNOWN SICK
Gale Stanfield (Home), Melanie Proctor (Home)
175th CELEBRATION DVD
Would you like to purchase a DVD of the 175th
Birthday Celebration? DVD sets are $15.00 and
include a history DVD and a worship service DVD.
Interested church members should call Chris Aker
Our men’s clothing selection is almost bare
and we need your help. All articles of men’s
clothing are needed. Your help would be greatly
Advent begins on Sunday December 2nd with the
lighting of the Advent candles in worship and
this year a dramatic series entitled “Glowing
with Advent.” Special Sunday night services
will be as follows:
Dec. 2 – 7:00 p.m. – Hanging of the
Dec. 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Children’s
Christmas Music Program including “Christmas
at Bethlehem Gulch”
Dec. 16 – 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary Choir
Christmas Program including bells, instruments,
older children’s choir
Dec. 22 – 6:30 p.m. – Church-wide
caroling outing followed by dessert fellowship
Dec. 24 - 7:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight
COMING FOR RETIRED ADULTS
Two events specifically for retired folk have
been planned in December: Tuesday, December 4,
a Christmas shopping outing (Raleigh Mall), and
Thursday evening, December 13, an outing to see
local Christmas lights. Mark your calendars and
make plans to attend.
Congratulations to Rick and Melanie Proctor on
the arrival of their infant son, Richard Jameson
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Attention Wednesday Bible Study participants…..we
will NOT meet on Wednesday, November 21. We will
resume Wednesday, November 28.
ATTENTION ALL MEDICAL PERSONNEL
A meeting for anyone willing to be available on
a rotating basis in case of a medical emergency
during Sunday School and church will be held Sunday,
November 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
BOTTLES TO BEDS!
Each year during Operation InAsMuch we have a
baby shower for teen mothers and collect new or
gently used items for them. We would like to collect
these items throughout the year. As our little
ones out grow their toys, clothes, and various
other baby items, please feel free to donate these
items to this wonderful ministry. If you have
items you would like to donate please contact
Susan Culbreth at 964-9141. Not only will we be
able to help teen mothers, but hopefully we will
be able to help other mothers who may be experiencing
a hardship as well.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Thank you to all who are supporting my “Heart
for the Homeless” Gold Award Project. I
have received many generous donations for the
Men’s Shelter and they have been over whelmed
with your generosity. If anyone has a set of wall
or base cabinets you no longer use and would be
willing to donate to the shelter, please contact
me at 934-5628. Thanks again, Mallory Barnes.
Dear Church Family, Lou, Tommy, Sabrina and I
wish to thank everyone for the visits, comforting
words, hugs, flowers, food, memorials and the
many cards of encouragement, but more especially
the prayers. We have had so many people praying
for us. I believe it’s the only thing that’s
kept us going. It’s so hard to put into
words how your love, comforting words of encouragement
and prayers have been so helpful in our time of
sadness. Grover, Lou, Tommy, Sabrina, Tyler and
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?
Many people have expressed an interested in helping
provide meals for Gale and David Stanfield. If
you would like to help, please contact Jeanene
Bowman at 934-3813.
HOUSEHOLD CLOSET NEEDS
The Household Closet is in need of cookware and
flatware. If you have any extras you can donate
please contact Dianne Shirley.
FLOWERS IN THE CHURCH
Is there a special date you would like to put
flowers in the church? Our Flower Committee would
be glad to help you with this. Just call the church
office and we will be glad to help you get in
contact with the right person.
The History Books have arrived and are in the
church office. If you would like one please come
by. A donation of $5.00 is suggested.
Join us Sunday,
December 9th for our
Church-wide Christmas Breakfast
Come enjoy lots of yummy, delicious, mouth-waterin’
good food, and fellowship.
Everyone is invited.
(Time to be announced)
Greeters: Matt & Shelley
Giving” Mark 12:41-44
by the Pastor
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK
check in, Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy
pizza, games and meet worship leaders
School Classes for all ages
||Radio Bible Class, taught
by Bob Barefoot, broadcast over 1270 AM
Worship, broadcast over 1270 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
School PE Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Children’s Handbells, Music Room
Buddies and Bible Drill, End at 7:30
||Youth Bible Study
| 10:00 A.M.
||Clothes Closet, end at 12:00
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
Study Day Group will meet in the Parlor
Night Group will meet in the Parlor.
meet to warm up in usual rehearsal rooms
Night Supper or programs due to Thanksgiving
Dinner Served in the Fellowship Hall until
Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday No Soup
Kitchen due to Thanksgiving Dinner
Budget needs per week: $15,395.56
Received as of 11/11/07 $10,653.00
Budget needs Year to Date $692,800.10
Received Year to Date $635,020.81
Received 11/11/07 $760.00