July 3, 2019
Questions...you have them, I have them, Jesus had them. We begin a look at some curious questions from Luke's gospel this week, beginning with this one: what do we ask God for?

Sunday's Scripture Lessons

  • Galatians 6: 1-10

  • Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20
UMW Candleburning Service
Sunday, July 21
Anyone may burn the candle in honor or in memory of someone who has touched his/her life and the lives of others in special ways. All of the Candleburning donations will go directly to MISSIONS.

Look for a form in your bulletin on July 7 and 14, or click the button to download a form. Forms are due by July 14 .
Let's Put a Name with a Face!
Throughout the month of July, the Welcome Team will be making you a name tag as you enter worship services. We know this will help Pastor Claire put a name with a with a face!
men's breakfast
There will be NO MEN'S BREAKFAST for the month of July. Regular meetings will resume on the first Sunday in August (August 5).
Mother-Child Retreat at Camp Don Lee
Our conference UMW will be sponsoring a Mother-Child Retreat at Camp Don Lee September 13-16. This camp is open to mothers and their children (ages 3-12), and you do not have to be a member of United Methodist Women to participate. Deadline for registration is August 9.
12th Annual
Children and Youth
Summer Reading Program
Open to children and youth up to age 18
Read at least 5 books between May 1 and July 31.
Turn in form to library or Carol Steele
by August 4.
Certificates and Barnes & Noble gift cards awarded on Children's Sunday, Aug. 25.
Interested in volunteering for this year's VBS? Contact Jennifer Easter or Candice Harrod .
Vacation Bible School
July 8 - 11 from 6:30pm - 8:40pm
July 12 - Family Celebration from
6pm- 8pm
Listening Sessions
Pastor Claire has scheduled 17 listening sessions for the month of July, designed for small groups of 10-12 parishioners.
The purpose of these sessions is to communicate our priorities for the church.
Sign up by clicking the button or on the posters located on the bulletin board outside Pastor Claire's study (Rm. 107) or in the coffeeshop (Rm. 135).
Returning in August...
Meeting new people and enjoying great food at local restaurants!
Contact Diana Cummings
for more information or to sign up. Sign-up sheets outside Brian's office (Rm.111) and in the coffeeshop (Rm. 135).
Sign-up deadline: JULY 14 .
Check out the 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.
United Methodist Women Reading Program 2019
New books have been added to our library which are part of the United Methodist Women's Reading Program. Click the button for a list of our new purchases. See Carol Steele or check the special section in the library for more information about the reading program. You do NOT have to be a UMW Member to participate!
Summer of REFUGE
This summer of REFUGE will include our annual Robeson County Mission Trip (July 21-27), a 5-session Wednesday Night Bible Study on the Book of Romans (7-8pm) @ Ms. Jeanne Owens, a trip to "Wet n' Wild" Emerald Pointe on August 3rd, & a "Back to School" Lock-in on Friday, August 23rd!
Click below for the "Main Events" schedule and to view group options for Emerald Pointe!
Schedule, Forms & More
Below is the updated Refuge Youth Calendar for the entire 2019 year! Please make sure to note important dates and contact Paul for any info or questions. Calendars are available for pick-up in the Youth Office.
Children's Ministry Opportunity
We are looking for servants to help with Wiggler Worship on Sunday mornings during the 9am worship service. Please contact Meagan Sisco if you are interested.
Give to VBS!
If you would like to volunteer to help at Vacation Bible School, please contact Jennifer Easter or Candice Harrod .
If you would be willing to donate snack items, please take a Post-it note from the posters next to the library and bring your snack items, clearly marked "For VBS," to the kitchen
Donations for a Church Van
Our Board of Directors has asked us to consider prayerfully helping to raise money to purchase a new-to-us van. Our van is used extensively for bringing people to church and for transporting youth, children, and adults to participate in church projects. Our goal is for 150 gifts of $100 apiece, payable in increments if desired. If you would like to help, please mark your gift “Van Replacement Fund.”
UMW Missions for JUNE
Residential Treatment Center (men & women)
  1. Deodorant
  2. Razors
  3. Shave cream
  4. Lotion
Piedmont Rescue Mission Pregnancy Center
  1. Diapers (sizes 3 & 4)
  2. Wipes
Our Faithfulness Sunday, June 30: 240
Live Streaming: 48
Offering : $7,363.00