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Session Update:

Transition News:

  • At the May 29th Session meeting, the Session created a transition team consisting of two elders: Nelson Clark and Lydia Taylor, a staff member: Anna Bush, and two at-large congregation members: Laura East and Mike Branch. This team will focus on finding an interim pastor. Once this person is in place, the congregation will form a Pastor Search Committee to look for a permanent pastor.
  • Last month the Gatewoods were presented with the collected love offering.
  • We will continue to pay Griff Gatewood his full salary plus benefits through October as agreed upon in his severance package, in addition to paying for our guest ministers. 

Communications Team:

  • We are continuing to find ways to keep you informed especially through the use of Realm. We are hoping to have a workshop soon to help you become more comfortable using the app. 
  • We are now using Realm to take attendance. Not only will we know the number of people in attendance, we can also track who came.

Congregational Care: The Session has formed Shepherd Teams and has divided members among ten people. If you have not heard from your shepherd, you should in the next few weeks.


Sunday, June 5: Pentecost

  • Graduation Sunday- Join us as we recognize our 2022 graduates.
  • Carol Reeve will be our guest speaker: 
  • Pennies for Hunger collected
  • Lemonade on the Lawn after service: join us to celebrate our graduates

Sunday, June 5, we welcome guest speaker Carol Reeve. Carol is the founder of Girl on the Roof, a purpose-driven marketing firm that amplifies the message, exposure, and impact of organizations that strengthen communities. Last year the Triad Business Journal recognized her as an Outstanding Woman in Business. Carol is a graduate of Miami University and has taught Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations at Johnson University. She has been a board member of many nonprofit organizations and a leader of two successful church plants. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, Kevin, and their daughter, Ella, who just completed her first year at UNC-Chapel Hill. Carol is writing a book about viewing trials not as punishment but as God's provision and preparation. 

Bulletin for Sunday, June 5, 2022
Live Stream- Sunday, June 5

Pennies For Hunger: June 5

The first Sunday of the month we pass around yellow buckets for our Pennies for Hunger offering. You can also give to this fund through the Realm app. Just go to the giving tab and select the fund "HUNGER"

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Happening this Week:

Sun., June 5: Beacons (MS-HS) will be meeting in the Scout Hut from 5-7pm for our Bible study and fellowship time together.

Wed., June 8, 5-7pm: Pizza Party for kids ages 3 through 5th grade in the Scout Hut to celebrate the end of the school year! 


This Month:

Sun., June 12

  • Alex Hudson will be our guest minister

Sat., June 18: Sandwich Saturday (10-11:30am)

Sun., June 19: Father's Day

  • Alex Hudson will be our guest minister

Sun., June 26

  • Katie Barrett Todd will be our guest minister
Complete Church Calendar
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Sandwich Saturdays Return

Our first Sandwich Saturday will be June 18 and we are planning on having a second one on July 16. A volunteer sign-up sheet is in the foyer.

We are still in need of peanut butter and grape jam. Other expenses have been covered by monetary donations last Sunday. 

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Dr. David Docusen: July 17

David Docusen will join us as guest pastor on July 17. Over the past 20 years he planted two churches in Charlotte, wrote an Amazon best selling book, Neighborliness, and was a guest on Good Morning America on May 20. 

Here is the rebroadcast:  GMA Appearance

Find additional information at: 

daviddocusen.com and neighborlinesss.com

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Beacons Yard Sale: July 23

The famous Beacons Yard Sale returns on July 23 and we need your gently used items!

Bring your items in on any Sunday, or when the church is open and leave in the Fellowship Hall. We also need hangers (preferably not wire/dry cleaner ones), clothing racks, and packing-size boxes. 

Contact Loida, Sandy Bowers, or Beth Pequeno for details.


VBS: August 7-11

Mark your calendars for our annual Vacation Bible School this summer. Each session will be in the evenings with a time to be determined.

Volunteers Needed!

We need a lot of volunteers to make VBS a success! Let Loida know how you can help.

Register for Attending VBS
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First Steps Wraps Up Year

Another year of First Steps has flown by. Congratulations to our "Bigs" who will fly off to preschool. We loved watching you grow and are so proud of you!

Several positions are available for next year. Click on the button below for details and link to the applications. Contact Nicole Harrison for more information: nicole@moodyfs.com or  (919) 259-3061.

First Steps Employment

Church Keys: 

If you have any of the church's keys, please let Anna know. We are trying to track all of them down.


Snack Donations Needed

Please consider picking up some snack foods (sweet or salty) and/or drinks for our Faith Friends and Beacons. Monetary donations would also be appreciated. Items can be left in the foyer outside the sanctuary. See Loida for details.

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Support Our Area Charities 

Baskets are located in the Foyer outside the sanctuary for:

Yokefellow: Canned/dried milk, mac & cheese

Shepherd's House: Latex gloves (all sizes)


Worship Volunteers Needed:

There are lots of ways to get involved during Sunday morning worship. We need scripture readers, flowers for the sanctuary, greeters, nursery helpers and Little Church helpers. There are sign-up sheets in the foyer, click a button below, or reach out to Anna at office@fpcma.com.

Flower Arrangement Sign-up
Scripture Reader Sign-up

Adult Sunday School Offerings:

Odds and Ends: (50+ years old) : this is our longest established class and it meets every Sunday at 10am in the classroom located at the end of the long hallway upstairs.

Adult Sunday School: Sundays at 10am in the Ladies Parlor. This class is open to all adults and uses The Bible Project that pairs a video with passages to read and discussion questions to walk through as a group. Each lesson stands alone, so come when you are able. Led by David Rives.


Prayer List

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Jay Brown, Gary Bowers, Rob Evans, Ron Atkins, Vickie Riekehof, Becky Lyons, Brad Ballentine, Mike Shumaker, Mark Johnson, Tammy Moore, Kayla Keller, Mary Higgs, Mariah Tate, Melissa Wilkins, Terri Keck, Pam Church, and Linda Parker.


June Birthdays

6/1  Andy Majure

6/3  Mila Audi

6/8 Carol Draughn

6/9 Sandra Parker

6/12 Debbie Stoltz, John Hollingsworth, Blanton Youell

6/13 Ted King

6/14 Pepper Mayes

6/19 Ellie Kniskern

6/20 Doug Draughn, Averie Horton,

6/22 Eve Trotter

6/23 Cathy Harrison

6/28 Emily Lowe

6/29 Lizzie Pell, Lori Stout

6/30 Courtney Pike

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June Anniversaries

6/6- Derek and Mary Higgs

6/24- John and Tarona Hollingsworth 6/7- Daniel and April Horton

6/13- Scott and Andrea Kniskern

6/20- Bob and Kathy Moody


Walk to End Alzheimer's:

Saturday, Sept. 10 

Join our team as we Walk to End Alzheimer's at Riverside Park the morning of September 10. Sign up and learn more at:


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Session Members

Moderator: Varies      

Clerk of the Session: Bob Keck



Class of 2022:

Mary Ellen Goad, Joy Barlow, Nelson Clark, and Valerie Parker

Class of 2023:

Will Sheppard, Margaret Cockerell, and

Beth Pequeno

Class of 2024:

Barry Schneider, Lydia Taylor, and David Rives                                                        

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326 S Main St

Mt Airy, NC 27030

(336) 786-2803

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