New Member Class

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Dec 202018
 

A New Member class will be held on Sundays, January 13 and 20 during the Sunday School hour beginning at 9:45 a.m. in room E103 of the Educational Building.  If you would like to attend please contact Lena Lovette (lrlovette@gmail.com) or Marla McNeill (macfamily7@charter.net).

Christmas Eve Candlelighting and Communion Service

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Dec 202018
 

Join us on Monday, December 24, as we gather with our church family and community friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior!  Special music begins at 6:30 p.m. and the service begins at 7:00 p.m. A nursery will be provided.  The Matthew 25 Offering will be received during this service.  It is used solely to alleviate human suffering in obedience to Christ’s directive and will be administered by our church locally.

Hurricane Relief Mission Trip

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Nov 292018
 

The Mission and Outreach Committee is sponsoring a mission trip to Wilmington for Hurricane Relief on December 6 – 9.  Volunteers may leave on the 6 with a group on the church van or may drive separately on the 7.  First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington will be providing lodging, tools, and some meals.  Sign up sheets will be located in the narthex and fellowship hall lobby.  For more info contact Bill Joyner at 336-467-2512 or Devin Lyall at 336-452-0806.

Advent Celebration

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Nov 292018
 

Please join us for a celebration of the advent season on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. Kathryn Steele and friends will be there to help in making cards for our homebound members, and we will be making Jesse Tree ornaments. We will end the evening with supper at 5:30 p.m.  Please bring your favorite cookies for dessert.

From the Interim Director of Children, Youth, and Family

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Nov 292018
 

Hello, NWPC family and happy advent!

Each time December rolls around on my calendar it seems as though I find myself wondering where the rest of the year has gone. The months pass, often times painfully slow, and it seems as though this happy season will never come. Yet here it is, December again, and I can hardly believe it.

I imagine that Mary and Joseph experienced a similar feeling during the wait for Jesus’s arrival. The slow and arduous passage of time, waiting for something to happen. Then suddenly the wait was over and forgotten, with the birth of a baby. The Savior!

During advent we observe this season of waiting, but we fill the time with celebrations of the birth of our savior. There are many activities going on this month in our church – card and ornament making, caroling, the children’s program, and our annual Christmas Eve service. I’m looking forward to spending this time with our youth and with many of you!

Peace and joy,

Joanna

From the Pastor’s Desk

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Nov 292018
 

Dear NWPC Family,

What a gift this year has been in my life serving as your Transitional Pastor! It is a joy to get to worship with you on Sundays, pray during the week, and gather around the table together on Wednesday nights to eat some of Dale’s delicious cooking! I love watching your kids grow! It’s hard to believe that we are all one year older!

As we move through the Season of Thanksgiving, we enter into the journey of Advent. The church celebrates Advent as the beginning of the New Year! December 2nd is the first Sunday of Advent; and thus, the first Sunday of the New Year. So, let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year!

We don’t normally think of making Advent Resolutions, but perhaps this would be a good year to start. Advent marks a time of waiting for the coming of Christ. It is a time to prepare our hearts and our lives to welcome once again the Word made flesh.

So how do you make ready for the birth of this child? What Advent Resolutions do you need to make this year? I hope that you will come to worship and participate in the activities at the church. Some of you may want to set aside a time of quiet each day for prayer and reading your Bible and practice slowing down. Others may find going through what you own and donating whatever you can to help others will not only open up space in your closets, but it will also declutter your hearts. Some of you may want to take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway or walk the Greenway to remind yourself of the beauty of our God who creates and recreates. Some of you will be able to volunteer in our community or at our coast, or take a meal to a sick friend, or visit someone who is unable to get out, or write a note of gratitude, or pray with or for someone. These are just a few suggestions to help get you thinking about what would help you this Advent Season.

Making a few Advent Resolutions might just help all of us focus on this new year’s Advent Journey so that when the Christchild is born, there will be room in our lives to welcome him.

Happy Advent!  May God bless you all!

Susan E. Moorefield

College Boxes

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Nov 202018
 

The Faithful Friends along with Congregational Care will be preparing exam boxes for our college students after worship on Sunday, November 25. There will be approximately 15 boxes sent out this year. Please bring “goodies” for the boxes to the church office by Sunday, November 25.