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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

Pastor Bill, Jenni & Lydia Zima, Justin, Kristie, Anna Grace & Emily Nicks, Gail Crawford

Gary & Cathy Bennett, Houston & Laura Honeycutt, Gerald & Elaine Fryar, Judie Wood, Terri Summers

Don & Judy Armbrust,Doug & Janice Bradburn, Christy Johnson, Leonard & Gloria Smith

Denny Goodwin & Linda Apple, Wray Robertson & Carolyn Harris, Kevin & Kristie Harrington, Bonnie Loy

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!

Bell Choir

Upcoming Events


  • Services for October 21st

    Friedens will Worship in the Fellowship Hall

    Due to a complication, the heating system for the church sanctuary has not been brought back online. This Sunday, we will meet in the fellowship hall for both services. We will not be live streaming the services, however, we will record them and upload them after services have met.

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  • 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.

  • Oct. 21 Embracing…Spiritual Legacy

  • Oct. 28 Embracing…True Freedom

  • Nov. 4 Embracing…Forever

  • 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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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.                      

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

  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   

October 28, 2018:  Reformation

reformation sunday

December 16, 2018:  Christmas Cantata

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.

    • NC SWO Fall Retreat The NC Synod Women Fall Retreat is November 2-4 at Blowing Rock Convention Center, Blowing Rock, NC. The Topic is Living Worry-Free and the presenter is our own Jenni Zima. This topic fits all ages and the timing should be perfect for God's fabulous pain brush of fall leaves. Perfect setting to learn and practice Living Worry-Free and to meet and fellowship with other women outside our local community.

      Hurry! Full instructions and cost available in the church office and online. Registration closes October 15. See and Select "Forms" for application.
      Email: Alecia Harrision: and Mail to Registrar: Alecia Harrison, 1812 Creekview Drive, Clayton NC 27520-9191.


    • 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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    • Pecans for Sale! The Circle of Friends are selling pecans again for their annual fundraiser. Halves are $12 a bag (16 oz) and glazed are $8 (8 oz) a bag. Please see Janice Bradburn, Judie Wood, or any member of the Circle of Friends to purchase some pecans.

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