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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Veteran’s Sunday - November 10

    To honor our military service personnel we will have a special presentation at our 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. Plan to hear a guest musician play as we celebrate the dedication of men and women to preserving our freedom.

  • Veterans Sunday

  • Come Forth
    Thanksgiving Sunday Dinner Worship Come Fourth Sunday

    November 24 at 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday, November 24, at 5:00 p.m. our congregation will meet with Gibsonville UMC here at Friedens for a Thanksgiving celebration. Bring a covered dish and/or a dessert. Our church will supply the entrée. Come experience this blend of food and worship as we celebrate a Jesus who teaches us much over meals.

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  • Christmas Is Coming!

    Ages nursery to 3rd grade will take part in a nativity program that will be performed during church in December. Rehearsals will be in November and December during children’s choir practice (we will sing single verses of at least 2 hymns).

    Ages 3rd grade and up (that includes high schoolers and adults as well!) will be performing our first Musical for Friedens: A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Full rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on November 24; December 1, 8, and Dress Rehearsal on December 15.

      Contact Melody Rose,, with any questions.

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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

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

      • Joy Group Christmas Lunch

        You & your guest are invited to the annual JOY Group Christmas luncheon!

        Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 12:00 Noon

        Hosted by: Circle of Friends Please rsvp by Dec. 1 to the church office.

        Looking forward to seeing you!! Friedens Lutheran Church

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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.

    • The NUTS are almost gone!!

      The squirrels have gathered almost all of the nuts

      A few cashews are still available for $10

      See Janice Bradburn, Judie Wood, or any member of the Circle of Friends.

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    • 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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    • The 2020 Friedens Directory and the September financial report are available in the narthex.

    • The Youth Committee is meeting Sunday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m.

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    • The beveled glass which came from the library conference table needs a new home. Please see Gary and Cathy Bennett, Kevin Harrington, or Judie Wood to pick up.

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    • Please pick up any items on the bench before the Fellowship Hall that are yours.

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