join us Thursday, December 24, 2009 At 7:30 p.m.
For the Christmas
Eve Candle Light Communion Service
will enjoy pre-service music (7:00 – 7:30
Vocal and Choir Specials, and
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Church Office will be CLOSED December 24th, 25th,
and January 1, 2010.
The Church staff wishes youa joyous, Christ filled
Christmas And a Happy New Year!
YEAR YOUTH/PARENT MEETING
Sunday, January 3rd, at 7 p.m.
NO COOK-OUT THIS YEAR
but we will have some snacks and drinks.
You’ll need to bring insurance information
for 2010 Permission Forms and get the latest information
about the Ski Trip, Mission Trip and upcoming
activities and more….
2010 ALL YOUTH MISSION TRIP
Salyersville, KY on June 26-July 3, 2010
Cost: $100 ($50 due Jan. 10)
Once again, just our youth group this year will
be doing home repairs in a small Kentucky community.
The youth will start the week off with white water
rafting on June 27th then hang on for a week of
hard work, great food and lots of good times with
AUCTION TO BENEFIT
THE YOUTH MISSION TRIP!!!
Our date for the Auction will be announced SOON.
We are looking forward to another great event
for the church and our youth! Start thinking about
those donations…..we need items such as:
Antiques, Professional Services, Cakes and Pies,
Vacation Home Weekends, Gift Certificates, Homemade
Quilts/Afghans, Sports Tickets, New Electronics,
etc. Questions? See Art Andrews, Margie Crumley,
or Tommy Cook
ROOM CLEAN-UP DAY
The music room is in need of some cleaning! If
you are interested in helping purge the old to
make room for the new, meet in the music room
on January 6th at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome…no
Billy Blackmon (UNC), Katie Williams (Home) Rebecca
Mast (Home), Shelley Best (Home)
COASTAL WOMEN’S RETREAT
The Coastal Women’s Retreat will be held
February 26 – 28, 2010 at Caswell. All women
are invited to attend. The theme is “Make
a Splash.” The cost for the weekend is $134.00.
If you would like to join us for this time of
personal renewal and fellowship, please call the
church to sign up. Brochures are available in
the church office and around the church. If you
have questions, please contact Sandy Baker at
We express our Christian sympathy to Nancy Daughtry
in the recent homegoing of her father.
2010 OFFERING ENVELOPES
To comply with tax law, contributors must deliver
or mail (and postmark) checks on or before December
31, 2009 to claim a charitable contribution deduction
for 2009. Checks that are given to the church
after December 31st will not qualify for a charitable
contribution in 2009. However, checks that are
dated, mailed, and postmarked in 2009 will be
deductible in 2009 even though they are not received
in the church office until 2010. The church office
will be open on December 31st until 5:00 pm to
accommodate your needs.
2010 is just around the corner and with it our
Capital Stewardship Campaign. Even though the
campaign will not officially start until next
year, donations can be made in 2009. Any donation
received in the church office before December
31st (or postmarked by that date) will be credited
to 2009 contributions. This applies to budget
and other designated offerings, as well. “In
everything I did, I showed you that by this kind
of hard work we must help the weak, remembering
the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It
is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
The 2010 Offering Envelopes are available for
pick-up in the Fellowship Hall before and after
church, or during normal working hours Monday
thru Friday. Envelopes not picked-up will be mailed
December 28, 2009.
KITCHEN HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
The Soup Kitchen will serve lunch on Christmas
Eve and new Years Eve from 11:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m. We will deliver our regular routes
in addition to Meals on Wheels routes, so we need
drivers. If you can help, please call Anesha Johnson
Dear Church family, I want to thank you for all
your generous giving. I successfully filled 20
boxes for my senior project. The troops will greatly
appreciate what you have done. They should be
receiving the care packages right before Christmas.
Thanks and Merry Christmas, JoJo Harrison
Congratulations to Jimmy and Shelley Best on the
arrival of their infant daughter, Greylee Faith.
The proud grandparents are Billy and Sandy Baker.
The Visitor will not be published next week.
AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY
The Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study will resume
on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Thanks to the generous contributions of the FBC
church members the Household Closet has been able
to assist many families. The following is a minimum
account of items we have provided. Set sizes are
determined by size of family. 34 sets of dishes,
30 sets of glassware, 66 pot/pans, 2 toasters,
4 microwaves, 4 coffee pots, 16+ sets of silverware,
29 + pare of curtains, 132 set of sheets, 14 pair
of blinds, 69+ blandest, 49 pillows, 132 bath
towels, 50 hand towels, 74 bath clothes, 34 Kitchen
towels, 10 lamps, 3 dining tables and chairs,
1 stove, 10 chairs, 2 couches, 2 T.Vs, 2 vacuum
cleaners, 8-10 mattresses, 4-6 bed frames, 3 complete
bedroom suites, several end table and chests,
2 cribs with mattresses and bumpers, 2 car seats,
2 changing tables and several strollers. Other
miscellanous items and toys are given as needed.
A special thank you to A.J. and Mary Ball, Candace
Jackson and Susan Hill who have volunteered this
year, and to Hank Daniels who has been so generous
in donating linens. Beginning in January, 2010,
the Household Closet will be open each Thursday
9:00 a.m. – noon. Anyone who would like
to volunteer is welcome.
Thanks to the following who decorated our church
for the Christmas season: Ann Swertfeger, Ann
Neville, Jean Ashley, Cheryl Campbell, Ann Stallings,
Faye Hardee, Gayle Bizzell, Lisa McMillen Hilda
Whitley, Art Andrews, and Steve Burgess
Doug & Glenda Strickland
Speaking to the Occasion:
Anna Campbell, B.J. Weeks
Hinton Armstrong and Hannah Spragins
Day at Christmas
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK
School Classes for all ages
Handbells Rehearsal, Sanctuary
|| Radio Bible Class, taught
by Bob Barefoot, broadcast over 1090 AM
Worship, broadcast over 1090 AM
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
Closet, end at 12:30 noon
Budget needs per week: $16,462.33
Received as of 12/20/09 $16,755.00
Budget needs Year to Date $839,578.68
Received Year to Date $766,577.28
Received 12/20/09 $1,595.00
Received to Date $3,965.00
Received to Date $2,616.50
Received to Date $4,480.00