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

September 11, 2014

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Pre-Service music is provided by Erik Sheahan.

The anthem is an arrangement of Pergolesi’s O, My God, Bestow Thy Tender Mercy.

The meditation is  ‘Til It’s Done.

Scripture Reading
Matthew 18:21-35
Romans 14:1-12


Sunday Night LIVE! September 14, 7:00 PM

September 11, 2014

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes guest musician, Deborah Blount. The scripture reading is Romans 14:1-12; the meditation is ‘Til It’s Done. 7:00 PM; informal worship, pre-service refreshments.

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!


Healing Place Driver: Pickup & Return: Mark O’Quinn

Refreshments: Valery Cohen





Happening This Week

September 11, 2014

Morning Prayer, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
Handbell Choir, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
Chancel Choir rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
Bible Study, Thursdays, 7:00 PM

This Week and Upcoming
Finance Committee, Sunday, Sept. 14, following the mission lunch.
Church Council, Sunday, Sept. 21, following lunch.
Blessing of the Animals, Saturday, October 4, 4:00 PM on the lawn.
Bazaar, Saturday, October 11



Two October Events!

September 11, 2014

Blessing of the Animals–Saturday, October 4, 4:00 PM–You and your animals are invited to a Service for the Blessing of  Animals as we witness God’s and the Church’s love, care and concern for creation.

The Bazaar is Saturday, October 11 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Ministry Teams This Month

September 7, 2014

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

Sept. 7: Christy Terrell;
Sept. 14: John Lewis
Sept. 21: Lynn Edmonds
Sept. 28: Ken Dulaney

Acolytes & Bible Bearers
Sept. 7: Will & Liza; Katherine
Sept. 14: Will & Thomas; Ruth
Sept. 21: Oakley & Samantha;  Jacob
Sept. 28: Elizabeth & Mia; Anna

Sept. 7: Head Usher: Richard Waggoner: Ken Dulaney
Sept. 14: Head Usher: TBD; James & Joseph Womble, Sam & Ginny Evett
Sept. 21: Head Usher: Henry Jarrett: Pete Eberhart, Katy & Wick Haynes
Sept. 28: Head Usher: Jack Michaels: Joyce Anne & Robert Porter, Scott Strickland

Mission Lunches
Sept. 7: Raleigh Wesley Foundation
Sept. 14: Seekers/Cornerstone Salad Lunch
Sept. 21: Wombles
Sept. 28: Work Team


Service of Blessing of Animals, October 4, 4:00 PM

September 5, 2014

Come one, Come all! You and your animals are invited to a Service for the Blessing of Animals as we witness God’s and the Church’s love, care and concern for creation.

From gerbils to giraffes, all animals are welcome, but please use caution in ensuring their safety.
Join us on the grassy lawn at the corner of Clark Avenue and Horne Street! Human snacks and animal water buckets will be  available for a time of fellowship and animal petting immediately following the service.

Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does it cost? It’s FREE!
What if it rains? Then we try again next year!
Can I bring my snake? When say ALL animals are welcome, we mean it—as long as we don’t have to take it home with us.
How long will the service last? The actual service part is only about 6 minutes long. The blessing of the animals will take as long as there are animals to bless.
Does my animal have to be on a leash or in a cage? We want all the animals to be safe so leashes, lead and carrying crates are always a good idea. Just use your best judgment and stay alert.
Do I have to be United Methodist? Nope.
Do I have to be a member of your church? Nope—but you are always welcome to visit!
Do you allow animals inside your church? Well, no—but that’s why we are holding this event outside.
Who is going to clean up that mess? Depends—are you bringing an elephant? If not, then we will have volunteers to handle smaller messes.

September Newsletter link

September 5, 2014

Here is the link to the September Fairmont Focus.

J.O.Y. Circle News

September 5, 2014

September brings us back to regular schedules and service projects for the year. The JOY Circle begins with its first meeting on Monday, September 8 at 11:00 AM in the Worship Center. Grace Gehlkin, Dot Holland’s great-granddaughter, has prepared a video presentation for us. It highlights her volunteer work in Honduras with an orphanage. There will also be handmade jewelry for sale with the money going to her mission work in Honduras. So plan to buy something for yourself or a gift for a special friend!
Our September project is to fill a school bag with supplies for a child in the John 3:16 Center near Littleton, NC. These children are thrilled to receive these necessary items—all brand new! Bring your bag to our September meeting. We love guests so plan to invite a friend to come with you!

Proclaim the Child–UMW Special Mission Project:

August 22, 2014

Honor a child in your life or the life of the congregation with a $5 donation to the United Methodist Women. Each recipient will receive a postcard telling him/her that someone has been thinking of them. Names and addresses of recipients need to be submitted to Jean Porter by Sept. 15th along with $5.
Since all of us are children of God, the recipients may be of any chronological age. The money received through the Special Mission Project goes to support UMW missions around the world.

Yard Sale – Update

August 22, 2014

The ACTS ladies group held their yard sale on Saturday, August 16 and it went well! The total sales were $1580.10. One quarter of the total will go to the Pastor Discretionary Fund and the rest will go to the General Fund. Many thanks to everyone who contributed items, helped price, hauled them out to the parking lot and special thanks to Jean Porter for most of the organizing!

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