Sunday, October 21
9:00am Joyful Noise
9:30am Spiritual Awakenings
Monday, October 22
6:30pm Outreach Committee
Wednesday, October 24
10:00am Bible Study
7:00pm Shallowford Singers
Saturday, October 27
8:00am Men’s Breakfast
Sunday, October 28
9:00am Joyful Noise
9:30am Spiritual Awakenings
2018 Session Committee Chairpersons
Administration - Bob Federchuck, Vickie Gaskill
Building and Grounds - Jack Hartle, Tony Brett
Christian Education - Lynn Watkins
Membership - Carolyn Auman
Outreach - Eleanor Russell
Welcoming - Sally Gant
Worship - Jane Pfeuffer
Carolyn Auman, Tony Brett, Bob Federchuck, Sally Gant, Vickie Gaskill, Jack Hartle, Jane Pfeuffer, Eleanor Russell, Lynn Watkins
First a word of apology. I have fallen inexcusably behind in keeping you informed of Session activities. So, this is my attempt to catch up.
January 30, 2018 Stated Session meeting. The Session:
Scripture: Job 38:1-7 and
Sermon: Rev. Jeff Sockwell
Greeters - Janet Sockwell and
Ushers - Spencer Fox and Gary Pope
Lector - Janet Sockwell
Nursery - Sammie and Rusty Goodwin
Immersion in the Psalms
We recently completed an Immersion in the Psalms worship series. You can view the videos listed below.
Week 1 - Orientation - July 22, 2018
Week 2 - Disorientation - July 29, 2018
Week 3 - Reorientation - August 5, 2018
Operation Christmas Child Shoe box Ministry – For our Christmas ministry this season we are asking you to pack a shoe box for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts to children in need in 160 countries. Pack your shoe box full of fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene and send it with a prayer that the child who receives it will experience God’s love through their simple gifts. A list of suggested items with instructions and tags is available in the gathering space.
Bring your completed shoe box to the church between November 11-17.
Hurricane Florence Relief - We give thanks to God and to those who have responded with ways to help our neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Salem Presbytery provides the following informative/helpful links for this moment of need. More will certainly follow in the days ahead. Click here to see how you can help!
Our Liturgical Movement Group is open to anyone who is interested, from Kindergarten to our oldest members: boys, girls, youth, women, and men. The group will enhance our worship with the use of hand motions to varied genres of music. The choreographers, Pat Fletcher and Lexi Moore, will lead the group. “O Antiphons“, will be our first piece to accompany the choir and congregation on December 2.
Practices are each Sunday in November at 3:00pm, lasting approximately one hour. Contact Pat Fletcher for details. First practice is November 4th, at 3:00pm.
Children: Imagining the Stories of the Bible - This Fall the children's Sunday school class will explore Bible stories in an imaginative way using Legos to build scenes after discussing the Bible story. Other ways of reacting to the story may include drama, art works and puppetry. Recognizing the major stories of the Bible is important for children for the growth of faith. Our teachers are excited to use a common toy to utilize the creativity of our kids and teach the stories of the Bible. Grades 1 and up.
Want to Learn More About Celtic Spirituality? The Sunday Book Group is reading The Book of Creation: An Introduction to Celtic Spirituality by J. Phillip Newell. Newell reflects on the seven days of creation in Genesis, using them as a guide to the practice of Celtic spirituality. The book also includes meditation exercises that may be used by either individuals or groups. For more information or questions contact Jackie Rountree.
Puerto Rico Relief - Thank you for your generosity! To date we have collected $7495.00. We continue to purchase and ship items through Amazon as this is the most cost-effective method. As you consider your involvement in these efforts, we ask for monetary donations to continue this work. Make checks payable to Shallowford, note: Puerto Rico Relief.
Church Directory – Updated copies of the Church Directory will be available in the gathering space on Sunday.
Community Garden News - The Sharing the Bounty table for our Community Garden has been overflowing this summer! Lots of tomatoes, okra, beans, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, and winter squash!! We will be continuing to get some okra and tomatoes and our second crop of beans is beginning to come in! There are plenty of peppers and eggplants still to come as well. And our crowning glory - the raised bed of sweet potatoes - is preparing a wonderful surprise for us when we have our digging party in late September!
Thank you for your support this year, whether you planted, tended, or "shopped" at the table. So far we have raised $654.00 in donations to Crisis Control and have made several trips to Clemmons Food Pantry. Please continue to be generous with your contributions!
We also have several weeks open for garden-keeping to complete our season. Please check the signup board on the table and help us finish out the year in style!!!
Visit the church calendar or website for news of upcoming events.