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Foyers - The word implies entrance to a building. That is exactly what the Foyers groups do once a month with a delightful twist. Food and fellowship. This is an opportunity to get to better know the people we spend time with: our church family and neighbors. It is an open, welcoming small group of people with only one agenda (maybe two), good food and caring. It sometimes meets in a private home and sometimes at a restaurant. It was started on October 8, 2017. Please contact the church office for times, locations, and participating.

The current groups are

Denny Goodwin & Linda Apple, Gary & Cathy Bennett,Pastor Bill, Jenny and Lydia Zima, Lee & Nan Melber,Diane Sanderford

Doug & Janice Bradburn, Don & Judy Armbrust, Gail Crawford, Christy Johnson, Elaine & Gerald Fryar

Wray Robertson & Carolyn Harris, Justin, Kristie, Anna Grace & Emily Nicks, Bonnie Loy, JoAnn Allen, Jeff & Karen Storholt

Bell Choir Throughout the year, we are treated to performances with our Bell Choir. Melody Rose leads our bell ringers with wonderful renditions of various hymns of worship and praise. We are grateful to each of our ringers for helping to make our services even more special!

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Welcome New Members! Friedens would like to welcome the following families to our Family in Faith. Lee and Nan Melber; Jennifer Woods; Jeff and Karen Storholt; Chris, Holly, Isaac and Andrew Twesten-Curtis. We look forward to getting to know you all!

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Upcoming Events


  • Upcoming October/November Sermon Series—Embracing…

    Stewardship is sometimes considered a dirty word in church because it usually involves uncomfortable talks about money. We know that our mission to show and share the kingdom of God with the Gibsonville area will not happen without the continued dedication of disciples willing to grow and share their time, energy, and resources including money. On behalf of the whole congregation, thank you, thank you, thank you for the ways you give to serve our Lord and this church.

  • But stewardship is about much more than what we give. Stewardship is about what we’ve been given. God has gifted us with many resources to manage and pass on to future generations. We are called to promote the growth and expansion of every aspect of creation. We are tasked with taking care of that which will help our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren develop into the people of God we are called to be. To do this we are to embrace what God loves…who God loves…and work to preserve, to invigorate, and to pass on.

  • Nov. 11 Embracing…the Tithe

  • Nov. 18 Embracing…Christ’s Covenant

  • Nov. 25 Embracing…Christ’s Kingdom

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  • Lutheran Disaster Response The flooding due to Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael has caused extensive damage. Please consider giving to Lutheran Disaster Response. If you mark your donation "Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael" 100% of your giving will go to hurricane relief efforts.

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  • Altar Flower Sign Up The Flower Calendar for 2019 has been posted on the bulletin board by the Choir Room in the church. Altar flowers are a wonderful way to say “I love you” or “You will always hold a special place in my heart” to your loved ones. Please begin signing up to provide altar flowers for 2019.

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  • Christmas Children's Program Practice

  • The Children's Christmas program this year is The Christmas Chimes and we will need as many participants as possible.  Watch the Youth Board for signups!  November ensemble rehearsals will be during Youth Choir time from 9:40-10:00 a.m. beginning November 11. Full play rehearsal starts November 25 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and continues every Sunday (December 2 and 9) until the play on December 16, plus an added rehearsal during the Congregational Meeting on December 2. Dress rehearsal is December 15 at 5:30 p.m. Please direct any questions to Melody Rose or Theresa Lilienthal.



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  • Sundays, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
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  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   

December 16, 2018:  Christmas Cantata Sunday December 16 10:30 a.m.

Cantata practice will begin on November 4 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Christmas Cantata

  • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
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      Additional Announcements

    • The youth are taking over the food collection that was in the back of the church. All of the items received will be used for the community pantry. Please place any donations in the boxes in the back of the church or near the Fellowship Hall.

    • Please note a new bulletin announcement deadline of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. to allow time to get all announcements to the projectionists in a timely manner to prepare for Sunday worship.

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    • Sharon's Upcoming Vacation Sharon will be taking Fridays off beginning November 2 and the week of Christmas through New Year’s Day to have a little vacation time off during the holidays. She will resume her regular work schedule January 2, 2019.

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    • The next Youth Committee meeting is November 11 at 3:30 p.m.

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    • Childcare will meet on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m.

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    • Pecans for Sale! The Circle of Friends have changed their November meeting to November 13. We invite women of the congregation to join us. The Circle of Friends still have glazed nuts at $8.00/bag (8 oz.) for sale. Please see Janice Bradburn, Judie Wood, or any member of the Circle of Friends to purchase. .

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    • Opportunities to Give Thanksgiving Worship Service, Sat, Nov. 17 (evening) area churches will celebrate Thanksgiving together at Gibsonville UMC with a pot luck meal and worship to give thanks. In addition, we have partnered with Feed the Hunger and will have a meal packing event. We assemble meals for $.28 each. Please consider sponsoring some of these meals with a special offering marked "Thanksgiving Event." Ten dollars will provide 35 meals.

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    • Animals Need Our Help! Social Ministry is collecting used towels and blankets for donation to animal shelters. Please donate your old stuff so our furry friends have a warm blankie!
    • There is a collection box in the hallway outside the Fellowship Hall. We will be collecting through Nov. 18. Thank you!

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