Thursday, February 14
10:00 am Women's Circle
Sunday, February 17
9:00am Joyful Noise
9:30am Spiritual Awakenings
3:00pm Shallowford Series
Monday, February 18
7:00 pm Session Meeting
Wednesday, February 20
10:00am Bible Study
7:00pm Shallowford Singers
Saturday, February 23
8:00 am Men’s Breakfast
10:00 am Mask Making Workshop
Sunday, February 24
9:30am Spiritual Awakenings
2019 Session Committee Chairpersons
Administration - Bob Federchuck
Building and Grounds - Jack Hartle, Tony Brett
Christian Education - Lynn Watkins
Fellowship and Congregational Care - Carolyn Auman
Welcoming - Sally Gant
Worship - Jane Pfeuffer, Al Gaskill
Carolyn Auman, Tony Brett, Bob Federchuck, Sally Gant,
Al Gaskill, Jack Hartle, Jane Pfeuffer, Lynn Watkins
At the Stated Session meeting of December 17, 2018 the Session:
At the Called Session meeting on December 23, 2018 the Session:
At the Called Congregational meeting on December 30, 2018 the congregation;
At the Stated meeting of the Session on January 5, 2019 the Session:
Scripture: Jeremiah 17: 5-10 and John 6: 17-28
Sermon: Rev. Felicia Hoyle
Greeters - Sharon and Jim Ryan
Ushers - Vickie and Al Gaskill
Nursery - David Garrett and Eleanor Russell
Lector - Lynn Watkins
This morning we welcome Rev. Felicia Hoyle as our guest preacher. Felicia is a minister member and moderator of Salem Presbytery, and is covering the pastoral care needs of the congregation during our pastor Jeff’s Sabbatical..
Pastor Sabbatical: Our Pastor Jeff Sockwell is on Sabbatical Leave from January 12 through April 13. Please keep Jeff in prayer during this time of travel and renewal. We look forward to his return to us in worship on Palm Sunday, April 14. A list of those preaching each Sunday is posted on the bulletin board. The Rev. Felicia Hoyle, minister member and moderator of Salem Presbytery, is covering the pastoral care needs of the congregation. Her cell phone number is 336-816-3028 and her email is email@example.com. Felicia will be out of town March 20 -27. The Rev. Stewart Ellis will cover pastoral care needs during this week. His cell phone number is 336-972-3392 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shallowford Series! - The thirty-second season of Shallowford Series Concerts presented by Shallowford Presbyterian Church in collaboration with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, continues this Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. featuring the Pickled Brass Quintet and the Chrysalis Brass Quintet of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Next concert: March 24, 3:00 p.m. - “An Afternoon of Violin Virtuosity” featuring students from the UNCSA Violin Studio of professor Kevin Lawrence.
All concerts are free to the public, and will be followed by a reception honoring the performers.
Women’s Circle - Our next meeting will be held this Thursday, February 14, at 10:00 in the parlor. Chris Motley will moderate our discussion of Lesson 6, “God with Us Through Our Trials” Jane Pfeuffer will coordinate our ministry of card writing. Hope you can join us! If you have been thinking about joining the Circle….come on!…we have extra study books!
Mask Making Workshop: In preparation for our March-April Exhibit of Masks created by Martina Moore, Martina will present a Mask-Making Workshop in Arnold Hall on Saturday, February 23, from 10am -Noon. Join Martina in learning this historical practice for the beginning of Lent. Supplies furnished. Workshop fee: $6.00 for supplies. A suggested contribution of $25 will go to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and El Buen Pastor. Sign up on the bulletin board.
Family Fellowship Pot Luck Lunch: "Getting to Know You!" Sunday, March 3, following worship. Have you ever been amazed to learn something surprising about a person you have worshiped with at Shallowford for many years? Come to lunch, for a fun time of sharing good food and stories! This is for ALL ages! Bring a family-size dish - main dish, vegetable, salad or dessert to share. Sign up on the bulletin board.
Three Gospels - The Sunday Morning Book Group began the study of a new book on January 6th. The book is Three Gospels by Reynolds Price. The group meets at 9:30am on Sundays in the library.
Books are available on Amazon. Contact Jackie Rountree for further information. We look forward to you joining the discussion!
Advent/Christmas 2019 Devotional - Thank you to those who have begun turning in their writings for the 2019 Advent/Christmas Devotional booklet. As you complete your submission, you can turn these in to the church office or email them to Janet Sockwell at email@example.com. There are still a few topics left for the if anyone else would like to join in! Please see Janet or email her for the list of topics and template.
The Outreach Committee thanks you for your generosity!! During the 2018 Community Garden growing season, we collected $825.00 from the Sharing the Bounty table. The entire amount was sent on to Crisis Control! During December, our Alternative Giving table collected $320.00 in donations to Heifer International and $240.00 in donations to West New Bern Presbyterian Church to aid in their Hurricane Florence relief efforts!! Our Souper Bowl of Caring offering collected $429 that will go to Samaritan Ministries.
Ongoing Ministries - We recently celebrated the generous stewardship of our congregation through worship and music, service including VBS with El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Hispanic mission, West Forsyth Christian Preschool, our community garden, Pilgrimage Ministry, the Art Wall, 12 Step Recovery groups, Hinkle House celebrations, Bloodmobile, CROP Hunger Walk, Presbyterian coffee and chocolate, and much more.
"Much more" includes Campus Ministry. You may not realize that Joanne Federchuck was on the committee of several churches and Salem Presbytery which called Stewart Ellis to be the Presbyterian Campus Minister in the area in 1990. Stewart retired 11 years ago but that ministry continues at WSSU, Wake Forest, Salem College and the University of NC School of the Arts. Several Shallowford folk volunteer with the Listening Post Cooperative Campus Ministry at UNCSA, including Janet Scharling, Kathy Muder, Elizabeth Reid who provides brownies, and Stewart chairs the board of this ecumenical ministry with students which has been happening on Wednesdays for three decades. Presbyterian pastor Khelen Kuzmovich is the Coordinator. Like every good ministry, we give and we receive. UNCSA students give us wonderful Sunday afternoon concerts with the Shallowford Series in the spring, the first one Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. featuring violas. Don't miss it.