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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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  • 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 month of 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 or 336-656-9828.

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  • Come Forth
    Come Fourth Youth Groups: At 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, all youth groups will meet for our 2nd Come Fourth Sunday. The evening activities begin with a meal then go off for activities in pre-K, elementary, and middle/high school groups.

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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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  • Are you interested in learning more about the ways that God’s Spirit can be at work in your life? Father Paul will host a talk on the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Thursday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to anyone and is hosted by the leaders of Stephen Ministry in several local area churches. If you need more information, please contact Dan Berry or Pastor Bill.

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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. -    

      • Reformation Sunday — Sunday, October 27, 2019 service at 10:30 am.

        (One Service)

        Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

        Come wearing red to celebrate Reformation Sunday. We will have one service at 10:30 a.m. with a German-style meal following the service. Please bring a dessert to share.

        Congratulations to Jordan Berry and Callie Jobe. These two young ladies have completed all the requirements and will be confirmed in their faith by Affirmation of Baptism on Sunday, October 27, at our 10:30 Reformation service.

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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

    • 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.

    • 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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    • Thank you to everyone who came to my mother’s funeral, sent sympathy cards and condolences, and for the beautiful dish garden. I so appreciate your love and affection. Sharon

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    • The NUTS are here!!

      1-lb shelled Pecans $12

      12 oz. Cashews $10

      8 oz. Glazed Pecans $8

      Get them early!

      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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    • Cantata practice will begin on October 20 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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    • The 2020 Friedens Directory is available in the narthex.

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