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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 to participate.

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

Foyers Pittsboro

  • THANK YOU!!!! Friedens would like to extend a very special Thank You to Gloria and Leonard Smith, and Randy Randall for their gift of the Fellowship Altar. We truly appreciate this gift. If you haven't had a chance to see the new altar, below is a picture.
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  • Altar Flower Sign Up The Flower Calendar for 2020 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 2020.

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  • Friedens’ 275th Anniversary
    Do you like history? Do you have stories to share? Do you like planning a party? If the answer is YES, come join me in planning for our 275th anniversary! Please contact Kristie Nicks if you would like to help or have stories or memories to share or 336-656-9828.

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  • 275th Anniversary Corner

    "The anthem is Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156 by Johann Sebastian Bach entitled 'Ich Steh Mit Einem Fuss Im Grabe' (I'm standing with one foot in the grave). Bach composed it in Leipzig for the third Sunday after the Epiphany and first performed it on January 23, 1729. Today's rendition is by Janet Creasy, flötist (flutist) and Theresa Lilienthal, pianist (pianist)." 

    German phrase of the month Forward in Faith … Vorwärts im Glauben

    German word of the week January 19: Bible … Bibel

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  • First Communion Class: If you would like your child(ren) to begin taking communion, please contact Jenni Zima at 336-380-0606. We will look to organize a class based on need in the month of March. While we have no age restrictions on communion and leave the decision up to the parents, many children make their first communion in 1st or 2nd grade. Please contact Pastor Bill at 336-693-7000 for further conversation if you have questions about age appropriateness.

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    Friedens Lutheran Church is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in North Carolina (established in 1745) but we pride ourselves as being progressive and adaptive to the world around us.   Though we're among the oldest, the many ministries of Friedens Lutheran Church are designed to meet today's spiritual needs. A part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, we strongly believe that with our hands we are doing God's work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus' name throughout the world.                      

    Do you want to know more about what a Lutheran is? Come find out how 199 congregations in North Carolina come together to serve Jesus and neighbor by clicking here

    For news on the celebration of the 500 years in the Lutheran Church, please go to



    • Sundays, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
    • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
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    • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m. -    

    • Youth Sunday Worship - March 1, 2020 at 10:30 am

    • Youth Sunday will be March 1 at one service at 10:30 a.m. The youth will be leading this service and performing a skit. Please plan to attend practices on Sunday, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

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    • The weather is turning cooler and there are several families using our community pantry. The youth are asking for help with dry food donations to help keep our pantry stocked. A food donation box is located behind the sanctuary. Some suggestions are pancake mix, cereal, oatmeal, grits, muffin mix, macaroni and cheese, cornbread mix, ramen noodles, and canned fruit. Thank you for your support!

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    Additional Announcements

  • Friendly Reminder: If you order flowers for the altar from Arrangements Florist, please remember to return the vases to the florist so the vases may be used again. This keeps Frieden's cost down for altar flowers. announcement

  • Adopting Gracie Gracie is a very strong little girl who has endured a lot over the years. Her foster family would love to help her have a permanent home with them but the expenses are outrageous. She requires a lot of assistance. Please click on the link for me info. Thank you for your help. Please help if you can.

  • Stephen Ministers are people trained to listen and care for those who are enduring a transition or crisis in their lives. A new training session will begin in January. If you would like more information about “some of the best discipleship training,” please contact Pastor Bill (336-693-7000) or Dan Berry (919-812-5505).

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  • Childcare will meet on Tuesday, January 21, at 6:00 p.m.

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  • Starting in January as part of the 275th anniversary we have come up with a German phrase of the month and a German word of the week. For January our German phrase is Forward in Faith .... Vorwärts im Glauben. The German words for January are

    1/5 Week 1: Church / Kirche
    1/12 Week 2: Cross / Kreuz
    1/19 Week 3: Bible / Bibel
    1/26 Week 4: Lutheran / Lutherisch

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  • Chrismon classes have resumed. Please join us every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the library if you would enjoy learning to make Chrismons.

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  • Pastor Bill is looking to have a New Members’ class Sundays, March 8, 15, and 22, at 9:45 a.m. in the 1745 classroom. If you are interested in joining the mission of Friedens Lutheran Church, please contact him.

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