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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

  • 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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    Upcoming Events

     

  • 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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  • Prayer Shawl
    Prayer, Love, Hope
    If you have a friend or family member and you want to give them a gift that brings love, prayers, and hope, give them a prayer shawl that will bring warmth and let them know they are loved.

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  • Greeter needed A greeter is needed for the 8:30 service for the months of September, and December. If you can fill one or more of these months, please call the Church Office.

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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 kristienicks@gmail.com or 336-656-9828.

  • Forming a team

  • Reformers at Reformation Drama:
    Pastor Bill is looking for just two more folks with dramatic flair who would like to perform an imaginary heavenly conversation between the Pope, Martin Luther, and John Calvin. If you would like to be part of the team, please contact him.

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  • Please keep in your prayers the folks who have suffered under Hurricane Dorian.
      Lutheran Disaster Response is always on the job and often the last to leave.  If you would like to make a special donation, you are welcome to give through the church.  Please indicate on check or envelope that the donation is for hurricane relief.  The easiest way to donate is type "Lutheran Disaster Response" in an online search engine and click on the green box to donate. 
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  • Every year, the firefighters at Fire District 28 hosts an incredible Fish Fry. Friedens has many members who are active at this station as well as many other firehouses. These men and women constantly put their needs on the backburner for people they don't even know. Thank you to all who serve as firefighters, the volunteers who help to put events together for them, and the many folks who help to support them. It is truly appreciated. thank you firefighters  
  • Welcome

    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 www.ELCA500.org

     

    WORSHIP WITH US EVERY WEEK!

    • Sundays, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
    come worship with us

    • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
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    • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m. -    

      • Reformation Sunday — Sunday, October 27, 2019 services at 8:30 am. and 11:00 am.
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      • 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.

       

      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

    • Thank You Words cannot convey our gratitude to every one of you who participated in the God's Work Our Hands pack-a-thon event. If you would like to see the pictures, please look under the Special Events Section on this website. Every meal makes a difference in the fight against hunger and your contributions are helping to win this fight. Great job everyone!

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    • 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.

    • Procession Team:
      Pastor Bill is looking to form a procession team for Reformation Sunday. A procession team adds festivity to any service by honoring Jesus with a parade of people carrying the cross, banner, acolyte lights, and the Bible. If interested, please contact him.
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    • Road Trip

      We will be taking a road trip to the Moravian Cookie Factory in Clemmons on Friday, September 27. We’ll leave the church at 9:00 a.m. and return in the early afternoon. There is a $5.00 fee for the hour tour. Please contact Cathy Bennett by September 23.

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    • Sunday, September 22, all youth are invited to Come Forth, our first youth groups’ meeting night. We will start at 5:00 p.m. with a meal together, then go off in our groups:

      Pre-K with Jenni Zima and helpers

      Elementary with Amy Jobe and helpers

      Middle/high school with Pastor Bill and helpers

      All activities will end by 7:00 p.m.

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    • The Congregation Is Invited

      To a

      Baby Shower

      For Kristen, Jason, and Ava Lowe

      September 29, 2019

      2:30-4:30 p.m.

      Friedens Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall


      Baby Girl is on the Way!


      Gift Register: Target
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    • Gibsonville Prayer Walk:
      Friedens is invited to come to pray for Gibsonville along with many other area churches. We will assemble at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, in the Kimbers parking lot and pray at each business along the way all the way down to the town greens. Come experience the power of God working through our community churches on behalf of our city.
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    • Those who like to do mission work: See the sign-up sheet for the Camp Agape Workday, October 19, posted on the youth board in the Education wing. Please sign up by September 30 to reserve your spot on the van.
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    • Congregational Vitality Study:
      Sunday, September 29, we will be asking you as part of our worship hour together to take time to fill out a congregational vitality study. This study will help us look at ourselves honestly in evaluating our ministry in key areas. We need your input and we look to respond to the information gleaned from this survey. This short, 2-page survey will take only 10-15 minutes to fill out. Thank you for your help.
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