in Your Church
NOTES of INTEREST
If you are attending First UMC and considering making this your church home, please
contact Pastor Benny or the church office. New members are welcome at any time,
and we would love to have you as part of the church family!
Just a Reminder: NO NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH!
Two New Prayer Chains
are being started to pray for our members. If you
would like to be on our new prayer chains, please
call the church office. Those who have already
expressed to be on the prayer chain, you will be
contacted soon to start the first chain. If anyone
hears of a loved one to be prayed for, contact the
church at 704-694-5179.
New Church Pictorial
Directories are Here!
If you had your picture taken for the directory, come by the church
office and pick up your directory.
The Uwharrie District is inviting you to their next mission
trip to Eluethera, Bahamas to work
with Bahamas Methodist Habitat.
The trip is planned for October 12-18
2014. The total cost is $1500 but a
scholarship of $250 is offered for the
first 40 people who register by May 19th through the
District Office. If you cannot be a part of the trip, please
consider sending supplies or being a sponsor. Call the office
for more information if you are interested.
Reggie McNeal, author of "Get Off Your Donkey,
Missional Renaissance, The Present
Future and A Work of Heart," will be
at the Missions Jubilee at Pfeiffer
University on May 17, 2014.
There will be several mission agencies
represented and a $5.00 donation is
requested to help support these missions. Please call
the church office if you are interested in attending.
You need to RSVP by May 5th by emailing
Khopkins@winccumc.org or calling the office.
Joyful Hearts will meet Tuesday, April 22.
Please bring your lunch, a friend and joy in your heart.
Hope to see you Tuesday!!
Our Holy week service was fantastic! Thank you to all who gave a helping hand!
It is a blessing for our church family to worship and work together.
- The deadline for information for the weekly newsletter is Tuesday before noon of each week.
- On-going recycling projects for various groups continue: inkjet printer cartridges and UMW Boxtops for
Education and Campbell Soup Labels in the education hall, aluminum and plastic inside the lattice fence at
the air conditioner in the back of the church.
- Several special funds are still open for contributions, either as donations or memorial gifts. These include
scholarship, music, stained glass, and others.
- The stained glass Good Shepherd ornaments are available at the church.
- The Flower and Nursery Calendars for 2014 are posted on the bulletin board in the education hall, across from the
pastor’s study. Please sign up for any Sundays on both calendars.
- April 18 & 21 – The Church Office will be closed
- May 11 – Mother’s Day Brunch, 9:00 AM Fellowship Hall
- May 17 – Missions Jubilee at Pfeiffer University
- June, July, August –in chapel starting 9:30(Sunday school), 10:30(Worship)
Remember that you may make gifts to the church special funds to honor the living as well as those who have gone on. It is a great way to let friends and relatives know that you are thinking of them!
First UMC is a busy place, with a lot of opportunities and activities.
Keep up with your church through
SUNDAY ATTENDANCE and YOUR NEWSLETTER!
United Methodist Women News
The UMW will meet at 4:00 p.m. May 5, in the Education parlor.
Visit the Calendar page to see activities for the current month
Be joyful always, pray continually ...
I Thessalonians 5:16
AUTUMN CARE, Marshville
FRANKLIN MANOR, Youngsville
NORTH PENNICK NURSING
David Thomas III
UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE BRUNSWICK
UNI HEALTH POST ACUTE
MARY QUEEN OF ANGELS
Please see church offfice for addresses
John and Daisy Chandler
Jim Maner – Andy Maner’s brother
Betty. P. Martin – Patsy Brasington’s sister
Joe Burr,Jr. – Joe & Sue Burr’s son
Drew Talbert - Joe & Sue Burr's grandson
Ann Nelson – Allen and Michael
Amy and Tsuneo Tamura – Richard
Joe Ziady – Eddie and Alice Rhinehardt's
Our service men and women, both active and returning
All whom we name in our hearts, inside and outside our church family
Please help keep the prayer list current by letting the church office
know of those who should be added or removed from the list.