The Loose Offering on the last Sunday of each month (today) will be designated to go to the Deacons’ Fund. These funds are distributed at the Pastor’s discretion for urgent financial needs within our congregation as well as emergency funding for needy individuals in our community.
Sunday school will be held today.
Family Fellowship Sunday: All families are invited to the Fellowship Hall between worship services today for a time of fellowship and fun! There will be snacks and activities, and it's a chance for everyone to catch up in the midst of summer vacation.
The Office Will Be Closed Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.
First Wednesday Dinner (Church Fellowship, Meals, and Programs) is Wednesday, September 3 at 6:00 p.m. Menu: salad, rolls, grilled chicken, grilled seasonal vegetables, and brownies and ice cream for dessert. Fill out the blue cards or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 1 by 12:00 p.m. In order for Reto’s Home Cuisine to shop and prepare we MUST have your reservation by 12:00 p.m. Reservations will be closed after 12:00 p.m. Bus service from Friends Home Guilford and West is available.
There will be a six week long balance exercise class starting on Tuesday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. for one hour in the Westminster room. This is for anyone who would like to improve their balance. Bring a friend or neighbor, if you need to miss a class or so that is fine....just come when you can. Look for a sign-up sheet on the health board.
KidsJam (3-5 grade students) meets Friday, September 5 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Youth Lounge for dinner and a movie.
There is still time to sign up for the book study God and the New Atheism. If you need a book, please sign up by this Sunday, August 31 or email Melanie Rodenbough at email@example.com. Cost of the book is $10 if ordered through the church. The class begins Wednesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.
Mark your calendar for the Pig Pickin’ on Saturday, September 13. The sign-up is on the Fellowship board and tickets will be sold Sundays, August 31 and September 7 for $7. The cost is $8 at the door.
A new series of Companions in Christ: The Way of Grace will start on Monday, September 15 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) for nine weeks. You may also talk with one of the leaders Ellen Weiner (317-3423), Bob Herron (299-7251), or Phyllis Setzer (299-5417) to learn more.
ALL Women of GPPC are invited to the PW Fall Gathering that will take place on Sunday, September 28 immediately following the 11 a.m. service in the Fellowship Hall. The cost of this event is $10 per person and a sign-up sheet is on the PW board. Please contact Jennifer Randall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-508-2145) with any questions or special dietary needs.
The children will present a musical, Joseph: What a Life! On Sunday, November 23
All women are invited to attend the annual Presbyterian Women (PW) Fall Retreat to Montreat October 10-12. This is fun weekend to get together and enjoy fellowship, hike, relax, eat, shop, and worship. Please see the sign-up sheet on the PW bulletin board. The cost will be $78 and is due by September 21. Place your checks in the PW mailbox in the church office and put PW Retreat on memo line. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Fitts (681-5356).
The six-week “Blitz the Budget” campaign has ended. We have received more than $52,000 in pledges and actual gifts. Thank you to those of you who have responded generously as we close the budget deficit and continue the exciting ministries that are supported by your commitment.
Our shoe collection for BackPack Beginnings will continue through October. Please bring gently used pairs of shoes to church and place them in the designated box outside our sanctuary in the gathering space.
FALL KICKOFF 2014 children • youth • adults
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31: SUNDAY SCHOOL OPTIONS . . . . . . 10-11 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: WEDNESDAYS TOGETHER . . . . . . 6-7 p.m.
Contemporary Service - 9:00 a.m.
Traditional Service - 11:00 a.m.
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