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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


PHONE TREE ISSUES We are currently working out issues with the church’s #Phone#Tree #messaging system. Please don’t hang up early when you receive a call, and please give Sharon your feedback on how the system is working.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to operate the sound, projection and video systems during BOTH the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Willing volunteers should contact Terri Summers or Randy Randall.  Training will be provided.

Altar Flowers Please consider signing up for altar flowers. We still have several slots available. This is a great way to honor people those closest to you.


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

 

  • Chrismon classes! Anyone who would like to learn to make Chrismons is welcome to attend class.
  • 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.

  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    Your Church Council has identified several areas within Friedens that we want to emphasize and address as part of our “Road Map” for this year. We’ve addressed them in Temple Talks and in the bulletin and previous newsletters. One of those activities involves providing support to people who need it, perhaps in the form of a ride to the store, help with a household chore, or just to visit with them. We have compiled a working list of people that we feel may need our help, and we’d like our members to participate in meeting that need. If you’d be willing to visit another member or friend or help them in some other way, please speak to Kevin Harrington, Alison Hamlet, or Pastor Bill. And if you’re asked, please open your heart to supporting those among us who need it. Thank you.

  • we need your help

  • Worship and Music is kicking off a “Flat Jesus”The "Flat Jesus" pictures are looking great.  Keep in mind that Jesus goes with us wherever we go so share your adventures.  All “Flat Jesus” pictures need to be sent to Christy by August 19 to be included in the slide show presentation. You can send her a message through Facebook or email her at: christyyjohnson@gmail.com.The full slideshow will be in August.

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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.
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  • Rally Day and Backpack Sunday: Blessing of the Teachers and Students, Sunday, Aug 26, 2018

    8:30 and 11:00 Worship With 9:45 a.m. Rally

    Rally Day is the beginning of a new year of teaching and learning; a time to recognize and honor those who teach and those who learn; a time to celebrate Christian education at Friedens. Come to kick off the school year as we celebrate moving up with breakfast and meeting the teachers.

    Please keep in your prayers all those who serve in our schools and the youth they serve. We will be asking God to bless all involved in education with special prayers as well as provide favors. See you for this special Sunday!

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  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   
  • October 28, 2018:  Reformation

    reformation sunday

    December 9, 2018:  Christmas Cantata

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

    • Childcare will meet on Tuesday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m.

    • The Youth Committee will meet on Sunday, August 12, at 3:30 p.m. If you have any activities for the youth to participate in, please join us in our planning sessions.

    • School Supplies Needed

    • The Youth Committee is collecting school supplies for our teachers and local schools. If you want to donate school supplies, please leave them in the boxes at the end of the hall near the Youth Office from August 12-26. Teachers can pick up the supplies on Sunday, August 26. If any teachers cannot meet after the 11:00 a.m. service on August 26, please let Abby Berry know what supplies you need.

    • PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS WISH LIST: DISH SOAP, BABY WIPES, BAND-AIDS, GLUE STICKS, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, WHITE CARD STOCK, JUMBO CRAYONS, JUMBO DRY ERASE MARKERS, TAKE-N-TOSS – SIPPY CUPS WITH LIDS, PRESCHOOL SCISSORS, CRAYONS

    • ELEMENTARY TEACHERS WISH LIST: TISSUES/KLEENEX, COLORX WIPES, HAND SANITIZER, ZIPLOC BAGS QUART AND OR GALLON, PENCIL BOXES, #2 WOODEN PENCILS, BLACK & BLUE INK PENS, HIGHLIGHTERS, SKINNY & REGULAR DRY ERASE MARKERS, COPIER PAPER – MULTI COLORS, CARDSTOCK, LIQUID SCHOOL GLUE, GLUE STICKS, WIDE RULED PAPER COLORED 2 POCKET FOLDERS, SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS,

    • MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS WISH LIST: SHARPIES, TISSUES/ KLEENEX, WHITE COMPUTER/ COPIER PAPER, POST IT NOTES, POST IT FILING TABS, INDEX CARDS, COLLEGE RULE NOTEBOOK PAPER, COLLEGE RULE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS (NOT SPIRAL BOUND), CONSTRUCTION PAPER, #2 PENCILS WOODEN OR MECHANICAL, BLUE PAINTERS TAPE, BINDER RINGS

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    • Friedens is again partnering with Gibsonville United Methodist Church and Faith Baptist Church on a PB&J Bag Lunch Ministry this summer. Bag lunches will be prepared and distributed each Wednesday morning through August 22. We will meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Gibsonville Methodist Church to start filling the bags (go in the side door, then down the steps to the right) and then on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. to prepare the sandwiches and then deliver them to various places in the Gibsonville area. If you are interested in participating or would like to donate items for the lunch bags (peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, juice boxes, or chips), you can contact Terri Summers or any member of the Social Ministry Committee.

    • Back-to-School Pool Party, August 19

      The Youth Committee hopes that everyone can join us on Sunday, August 19, for a Back-to-School Pool Party at Northeast Pool from 6:15-8:15 p.m. We will serve ice cream at the pool.

    • Back to School Pool Party