Sweet Treats & Sweet Memories! Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 30 because at 9:30 a.m. in the Banquet Room there will be a time of sharing a treasured decoration or ornament story followed by a Cookie Swap at 11:00 am.! So dust off your cookbooks, pull out those cookie sheets, shop at your favorite in-store bakery for the Cookie Swap.
To participate in the exchange/swap, kindly package your cookies in single serve bags to share. RSVP to the church office by phone 336-765-2331 or email or register via the QR code from Realm below!
When: Thursday, November 30, 2023 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Mark your calendars for the following dates:

December 3 is the First Sunday of Advent. The Christmas Tree and Chrismon Tree lighting takes place beginning outside at 5:00 p.m. 

December 10 is the Second Sunday of Advent. Our 9:30 a.m. is the Advent Music Service followed by Sunday School and our children and youth have their Children’s Lovefeast at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

December 17 is the Third Sunday of Advent. We have our regular 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. service. At 5:00 p.m. we have our Congregational Lovefeast with a band prelude beginning at 4:15 p.m. This is the same service as Christmas Eve.

December 24 is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Note we will have one Worship service at 11:00 a.m. Our Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candle Services will be at 4:30 p.m. (band prelude at 3:45 p.m.) and 8:00 p.m. (band prelude at 7:15 p.m.)

December 31 we will have one Worship service at 11:00 a.m.

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Have you signed up to participate in any of the 12 Days of Service?  Sign up sheets are located in the Commons Area or you may call Clyde Manning at 336-765-2331 ext 1306 or option 6

Day 1, Friday, Dec. 1:  Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Day 2, Saturday Dec. 2:  Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Day 3, Sunday, Dec. 3:  Coins for Samaritan Ministries

Day 4, Monday, Dec. 4:  Dress Lambs (Need 6 volunteers)

Day 5, Tuesday, Dec. 5:   Wrap Diapers, NC Diaper Bank 10 a.m. – Noon (Need 12-14 volunteers)

Day 6, Wednesday, Dec. 6:  TP for Sunnyside Ministry

Day 7, Thursday, Dec. 7:  OTC meds for Crisis Control

Day 8, Friday, Dec. 8:  South Fork 4th Grade Lovefeast

Day 9, Saturday, Dec. 9:  Traveling Lovefeast

Day 10, Sunday, Dec. 10:  Blessing Box Food Drive (canned meat and soup focus)

Day 11, Monday, Dec. 11:  Assemble OTC Medicine Bags and Household Essentials Kits 10 a.m. – Noon (Need 6 volunteers)

Day 12, Tuesday, Dec. 12:  His Path Luncheon 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Need 10 volunteers)

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1.       I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Pray for the Clinica Evangelica Morava in Ahaus.

2.       The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his. Pray for Charlie and Vicki Brent in Texas.

3.       When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. Pray for peace in the Middle East.

4.       Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Pray for Safiatu Braima and Sierra Leone.

5.       When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. Pray for the Moravians in Peru.

6.       But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Pray for Moravians in Cuba and the Armando Rusindo Foundation.

7.       You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet. Pray for the Moravians in Nicaragua.

8.       My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old. Pray for the Sineaths in Campus Outreach.

9.       In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. Pray for Joey Yokeley in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

10.   Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Pray for the Teshes and Ray of Hope Orphanage.

11.   A voice of one calling: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord.’ Pray for the Unity Women’s Desk.

12.   Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight. Pray for Anna Faircloth with YoungLife Ministry.

13.   The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. Pray for the Harrisons with Greek Intervarsity.

14.   He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Pray for Alan and DeeDee Iobst in France.

15.   In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. Pray for the Board of World Mission and the Blessings Flow project.

16.   He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and people of every language worshipped him. Pray for Annie B Missions and Star Mountain.

17.   His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. Pray for Kevin and Charity in the Middle East.

18.   See your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey. Pray for Brian and Heather Marx with Mission Aviation Fellowship.

19.   The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous branch a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. Pray for the Hoffmans in HIV/AIDS Ministry.

20.   When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you. Pray for the short term mission team traveling to Jamaica.

21.   You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. Pray for Adopt A Village in Tanzania.

22.   For nothing is impossible with God. Pray for Phil and Eunice Raiford in Mexico.

23.   Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Pray for the Rajpur Foster Child Project.

24.   Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Pray for PEC members, bishops and other church leaders.

25.   Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Pray for local homeless shelters.

26.   Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. Pray for seminarians and candidates for ordination.

27.   When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child. Pray for Michael and Brenda Brent in Croatia.

28.   The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Pray for the Moravian churches in Haiti.

29.   When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. They saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Pray for disaster relief workers.

30.   Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. Pray for the war in Ukraine and refugees.

31.   And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Pray for Estamos Unidos Moravian Ministry.


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