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Draft Day A Huge Success

Draft Day 2013Draft Day 2013

For the first time in at least eight years, the Stewardship Ministry Team tried a different approach to our time and talent sheets. We held a “draft day” in which each of the ministry teams presented a brief overview of their work. Then those gathered had an opportunity to sign up for various jobs around the church and agree to serving on a Ministry Planning Team.

The theme was a “football” draft and many leaders were dressed up in football jerseys. Tables were decorated with footballs, megaphones, and pom-poms. We had a delicious meal of hamburgers and hotdogs cooked out on the grill, along with potato salad, slaw, and hot dog chili. Many thanks to everyone who helped make Sunday a success.

If you were not present and didn’t have the opportunity to sign up for a ministry job or agree to serve on a planning team, you still can! Come by the church office and pick up a draft report to see all of the jobs we need people for. You can also view the “Draft Report” by clicking here. You can sign up for these specific jobs as well as indicate what planning team you would like to serve on. Either call the office (336.248.2140), email us, or stop by in person.

We still need people for:
• Member Care Planning Team;
• New Member Visitation and Assimilation Planning Team;
• Faith in Action Mission Trip Planning Team;
• Building and Grounds Planning Team;
• Stewardship Planning Team

There is a place for you!!!

Wednesday Night Supper Club Spring 2013 Schedule

This informal group is open to all church members; each person is responsible for his or her own expense. Gatherings will be held Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to join us any week for fun, fellowship, good food, and lots of laughter.


Touching Davidson County With Love 2013

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, caring folks from around the county will come together for a day of service and love. We hope that you will consider sharing your time and talent to help others in need in our community by participating in Touching Davidson County With Love.

There are a wide variety of projects lined up; project sign up sheets and t-shirt order forms will be posted in both the Narthex and Lobby of the church. T-shirt orders are due March 15, and checks should be made payable to First United Methodist Church. Each t-shirt costs $6 (please add $2 for XXL and XXXL sizes).

On Thursday, April 11, the TDCWL Prayer Service will be held at First United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. It will be followed by a hot dog cook-out.

2012 Annual Ministry Team Reports

You may see the Annual Report Here: 2012 Annual Ministry Team Reports. Please note that the file is over 1 MB in size and may take a minute or two to download completely.

Wednesday Night Supper Club - Winter 2013

This informal group is open to all church members; each person is responsible for his or her own expense. Gatherings will be held Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to join us any week for fun, fellowship, good food, and lots of laughter.


Christmas Dinner at the Billy Graham Library

We are planning a trip to Charlotte on Friday, December 7, to visit the Billy Graham Library and have Christmas dinner in the conference center there. Would you like to join us? The library has horse-drawn carriage rides, Nativity scenes, caroling by area choirs, and other special Christmas activities available. We plan to leave Lexington at 3:00 p.m. and will return around 9:00 p.m. We have made reservations for 30 people for Christmas dinner at the library at the 7:00 p.m. seating and plan to have a van to take those who want a ride; however, you may drive yourself if you prefer. The cost for dinner is $15.00, and there will be a cost for the van of $15.00. If you want to join in this outing, please call Emmy Floyd. We will only be able to include 30 people in our trip, so call now!

Christmas Family Night 2012

Christmas Family Night will be Sunday, November 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with soup and sandwiches in the fellowship hall. We are ready for a wonderful night of fun and fellowship and look forward to having everyone join us!

Advent Wreaths - If you have greenery, please bring it on November 25. If you can bring clippers for making Advent wreaths, please be sure your name is on them so that they will find their way back to you when CFN is through.

Don’t forget your dessert for the Tasting Room!

2012 Poinsettias

Poinsettias will be used to decorate our sanctuary on December 9, 16, and 23. You may sponsor a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one. The plants cost $15.00 each, and you may order by calling Jeanna at the church office at 248-2140. Payment is due prior to the Sunday that your plant will be placed in the sanctuary. All orders must be received by Sunday, November 25. We will be unable to accept orders after this date, as our supplier will not be able to obtain additional plants.

Preschool Butter Braid Fundraiser - Fall 2012

The Preschool is again selling delicious Butter Braid pastries and Classic Breaks cookie dough. Both are stored in the freezer until ready to use and are perfect for gifts, pot-luck dinners, and brunches. Each pastry or pack of cookie dough costs just $12. Payment is due at the time your order is placed, and checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Preschool. All orders are due October 17; pick up will be November 7 at 11:30 am.

Butter Braid Flavors: Caramel Roll with caramel glaze, Cream Cheese, Apple, Cinnamon, Bavarian Creme with chocolate icing, and Strawberry Cream Cheese.

Classic Breaks Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, and White Chocolate Macadamia.

Chicken Pie Sale for Missions - Fall 2012

It's time for our Fall Chicken Pie Sale to raise extra funds that can go directly and immediately to the local helping agencies we support. It is our hope for this sale to go beyond the membership of the church, so we encourage everyone to invite their neighbors, friends and coworkers to order pies.

Large pies (which can serve 6-8) are $12; orders of 3 or more are $11 each. Small pies (which can serve 1-2) are $16 for a box of four pies (must be sold as whole boxes). The pies are "Moravian-style" (meat only, no veggies). Order forms are available at the church or may be downloaded and printed here, and all orders must be in by November 11. Payment is due at the time orders are placed. Checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Church. Pies may be picked up November 17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and November 18, 12:00-1:00 pm. in the church fellowship hall.

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