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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 12, 2014

Third Sunday of Advent
Choir Christmas Cantata

The Handbell Choir will play the pre-service music, prelude and offertory. The prelude also features Julie Southwick on flute and Joseph Womble on the cello.

The Choir Cantata:  The Christmas Light, a Masterwork Cantata for Advent or Christmas edited and arranged Patrick M. Liebergen. This cantata features the Chancel Choir, the Youth Bell Choir, and narrators.


Sunday Night LIVE! December 14, 6:30 PM – Lessons and Carols

December 12, 2014

Our Sunday Night LIVE! service this week features the scripture lessons and sung carols fashioned together in a wonderful story-telling way that narrates the birth of Jesus perfectly! Come help us tell the story through the singing of your favorite Advent and Christmas hymns.
The more the merrier — especially for THIS singing service.

SNL! services in December will begin at 6:30 PM.

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup: Kirk Oldham
Return: Ronald Cox

A new first Sunday bus driver is needed to pick up the men from the Healing Place. Call the church office, 919-832-3316 for more information.
Volunteers are still needed on 2nd and 3rd Sundays to bring SNL snacks and drinks. Call the church office to volunteer. Thanks to Jean Porter for volunteering for 5th Sunday refreshments and to Julia Lowrimore who will help coordinate the refreshment calendar!







Happening This Week

December 12, 2014

Handbell Choir, resumes January 7
Chancel Choir rehearsals, regular rehearsals resume January 7

This Week and Upcoming
Choir Christmas Cantata, Sunday, Dec. 14, 11:00 AM service.
Finance Committee, Sunday, Dec. 14, following morning worship.
Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 14, at SNL! 6:30 PM.
ACTS Christmas party, Monday, Dec. 15, 7:00 PM at Jean Porter’s house.
Men’s Breakfast, Friday, Dec. 19, 7:00 AM in the fellowship hall.
Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 21, 11:00 AM.
Christmas Eve Communion Service and Dinner, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 5:00 PM.



Welcome to Our New Youth Intern

December 12, 2014

Caroline Mansfield is our new Youth Intern.
Caroline grew up in Cary, NC and currently resides in Wilmington, NC when not in school at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. Caroline is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communications. After graduation in May, she is currently planning to take a year off of school to continue working in youth ministry while discerning God’s call and whether Divinity School is in her future. Regardless of where Caroline ends up, she intends to continue following where God leads her. She is very excited about this new chapter of her life and having the opportunity to do what she loves, working with youth.

Christmas Cantata, Sunday, December 14, 11:00 AM

December 11, 2014

On Sunday, December 14, at the 11:00 AM service the Chancel Choir and Youth Handbell Choir, with narrators will present the cantata The Christmas Light.
“The musical texts and dramatic narrative remind us of the hope, peace, joy and love associated with the Advent season and of the coming of God’s light on Christmas day. The masterwork choruses and duet are selected from the works of J.M. Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Praetorius and Schubert and arranged from the Christmas carol melodies of Gruber, Handel, Mendelssohn, and Wade. The dramatic narrative is drawn from biblical passages.” (from the Foreword, by Patrick M. Liebergen, editor & arranger of The Christmas Light.)

Christmas Cantata–December 14, 11:00 AM

December 11, 2014

On Sunday, December 14, at the 11:00 AM service the Chancel Choir and Youth Handbell Choir, with narrators will present the cantata The Christmas Light. (see full article below).

Link to December Newsletter

December 11, 2014

J.O.Y. Circle News

December 4, 2014

The JOY Circle had a busy fall! We sent a donation to MATCH.(Mothers and Their Children). They help incarcerated mothers with parenting classes, job skills, and provide a safe place for them to visit with their children.
We heard a great program at Ten Thousand Villages and then we shopped. Later we learned that the shop gives back to our charity a percent of what we spent there.Boy! Is that a win-win situation!
On December 8th at 11 a.m. We will get together at Manchester’s Grill at 9101 Leesville Road for our Christmas luncheon.  We are outfitting from head to toe a child from the John 3:16 Center near Littleton.
We’re always busy, but never too busy to welcome visitors! So check us out on the second Monday of each month through June !

Men’s Breakfast — Friday, December 19

December 4, 2014

Friday, December 19
7:00 am
Fellowship Hall

With great enthusiasm, we are moving to a monthly breakfast! Mark your calendars for the third Friday of each month, and contact Walter Brock if you’d like to help provide a simple breakfast!

We will continue our discussion of Christians in business using the book “Business for the Glory of God”.

Ministry Teams This Month

December 4, 2014

Healing Place Drivers
Dec. 7: Dulaney/Potter
Dec. 14: Oldham/Cox
Dec. 21: Michaels/Brock
Dec. 28: Jarrett/O’Quinn

Dec. 7: Jean Porter; Ginny, Sam & Tommy Evett
Dec. 14: Greg Bottomley
Dec. 21: Youth Liturgists
Dec. 24: Bill Snider
Dec. 28: JTBD

Acolytes & Bible Bearers
Dec. 7: Will & Oakley; Katherine
Dec. 14: Liza & London; McKenna
Dec. 21: Will & Thomas; Madeline
Dec. 24: Will & Thomas; Ruth
Dec. 28: Mia & Sara; Anna

Dec. 7: Head Usher: Joyce Anne Porter: Ken Dulaney, Bill & Will Snider
Dec. 14: Head Usher: Richard Waggoner; Pam Waggoner, Katy & Wick Haynes
Dec. 21: Head Usher: Walter Brock: Pete Eberhart, Sam Evett, Richard Waggoner
Dec. 24: Head Usher: Henry Jarrett; Robert, Eric, & Elizabeth Porter
Dec. 28: Head Usher: Joyce Anne Porter: James & Joseph Womble, Sam Evett



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