January 10, 2019
Faith Promise Sunday
Join us at 9AM and 11AM this Sunday, January 13th for our Faith Promise Sunday! This year our guest speaker is Rev. Jaye White, Director of Outreach Ministry from the NC Conference of the UMC. Jaye is an ordained deacon. She and her husband currently live in Fayetteville, NC. They have two grown children and three dogs! She will be sharing the message at both the 9AM and 11AM services and she will also be sharing a few updates on UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and the missional efforts to help the eastern part of NC after the hurricanes and flooding in 2018. You will not want to miss this special celebration on January 13 th !
faith promise
Here is a preview of the first two:
+ January 20:  Compromise or Confrontation?

+ January 27:  “The Stone That Becomes a
New Series begins Jan. 20th!
  • What does it mean to be “in the world” but not “of the world”?
  • How can Christians be faithful in a culture and a world often hostile to our faith?
  • Where can the Church find resources for a newfound courage and boldness amid modern challenges?
Join us for a series that will invite you to wrestle with these questions and more!

Share Your Word!
Did you miss last week's message on "The God Moment that Changes Everything?" Click here for the podcast. Click here for the archived service.

THEN - drop by Pastor Kevin's bulletin board this Sunday (on wall near Room 107) and Share your ONE WORD!
Racial Awareness Gathering
The next Corridor District Racial Awareness Gathering will be next Tuesday, January 15th at FUMC Graham in Goley Chapel. We will be viewing together the documentary "13th" and sharing some food and discussion. Join us! Click the pic to the right for a flyer with more info.
Mini Sabbath Experience
for Families
Join the Space4Grace Ministry Team for an inter-generational family Sabbath experience on Sunday, January 27 from 4-6pm in Stafford Hall. Registration deadline is Sunday, January 20!!
Sermon Podcasts Now Available
Since several have requested podcast versions of Sunday messages, we now have some sermons available on our website and also in the iTunes Store . Simply search for "Kevin Baker Sermons" to to subscribe or click the picture.
Watch D.O.G.S. are here!
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a program being implemented this school year at South Graham Elementary as part of our C4C initiative there. Charlie Carrico will share information about and opportunities within this program during a Mission Moment this Sunday, January 13.

Connecting Opportunities
January is a great time to connect with a small group to help develop and deepen spiritual friendships. Click on the tab to see our list of adult opportunities. Email Brian Yoder with any questions.
Dinner Dates!
New session begins in February
  • Groups of 6-8 meet for a meal out at least once a month for 4 months.
  • Sign up ONLY if you are new to Dinner Dates.
  • Sign up by contacting Diana Cummings or 336/212-1658 by January 27.
Sensible Shoes --A Different Kind of Book Club
A new, 12-week book club based on the book Sensible Shoes by Sharon Garlough Brown is being offered on Tuesday evenings in the parlor (Rm. 104) beginning January 22.  This book club is open to women of all ages. Please e-mail Beth Gove or text her at 919/417-7947 to sign up.
Check out our new MY CHURCH portion of our website for documents, policies, and membership info all in one place! Use link at the bottom of all our website pages or click here.

Lay Leadership teams for 2019 nominated by Charge Conference have been uploaded to site.
You no longer have to be in the library to check out our collection! If you have a library barcode, click the button and take a look around!
Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Young In Heart

Wednesday, January 16
Stafford Hall (Rm. 125)
first place
NEW First Place Bible Study

First Place is a 12-week small group Bible study that takes a biblical approach to weight loss and overall health, which puts Christ first and improves every area of a person's life.

The next study, entitled Forever Changed, will begin on Sunday, January 13 from 5:00-6:30 pm in the parlor (Rm. 104). The cost of the book is $20

Contact Kay Ferguson to sign up or for more information.
Summer Camp @
Chestnut Ridge ~ June 17- 21
We will once again be offering a summer camp experience for children in completed Kindergarten through completed 8th grade at Chestnut Ridge in Efland, NC.
Confirmation 2019
Confirmation begins January 30th! Please be in prayer for our seven Middle School youth that are participating this year.
Youth Lock-In Friday Night!
Middle & High School Youth are invited to join us on Friday night from 8pm - 8am for our annual Lock-In! We will be Midnight Bowling, playing Billiards, Arcade Gaming, participating in Late Night games at the Church, eating some good food & watching a group movie with Dessert!
Cost is $20 per person / RSVP to Paul
Schedule, Forms & More
Gift Card Baby Shower
For Sarah Baker and Rick Miller

Sunday, January 27

Click button to find out more!
Mission Focuses
Women's Shelter
  1. diapers
  2. toilet tissue
  1. warm gloves
  2. Band-Aids
  3. antibiotic cream

Bring donations to the church office (Rm. 113) or give directly t o Jeanne Owen.
Church Secretary's Office Facelift - Seeking Donations
Please make a contribution to perform a face-lift on our church secretary's office. Plans are to build cabinets, add reception chairs, window blinds, new carpet, and lower the ceiling. Submit your donation by January 15 , and mark it "Church Sec. Office Face-lift. Any size contribution is appreciated. Contact Ray Dorsett if you have any questions.
Our Faithfulness Sunday, January 6
Worship: 267
  Live Streaming: 22
Tithes and Offerings : $10,261