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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

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!

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Welcome New Members! Friedens would like to welcome the following families to our Family in Faith. Lee and Nan Melber; Jennifer Woods; Jeff and Karen Storholt; Chris, Holly, Isaac and Andrew Twesten-Curtis. We look forward to getting to know you all!

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

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  • The 3rd-5th graders will be attending BYG at Camp Agape March 1-3. Melody Rose and Justin Nicks have agreed to chaperone. Please turn in your forms to Abby for camp by February 3.

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  • Carolyn Smith would appreciate cards at her new address: Woodland Place, Room 304, 850 John B. White, Sr. Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29306.
  • 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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  • Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday
    Shrove Tuesday will be celebrated March 5 with a pancake and sausage feast hosted by the youth beginning at 5:30 p.m. Perhaps you know Shrove Tuesday by its more popular name Fat Tuesday. Originally, the day was called Shrove Tuesday because the day before Ash Wednesday parishioners would see a priest, confess their sins, and receive a paper note that listed what they were to do to make up for those sins. “Shrove” means “to write” so those who had the note were considered “shriven.” Also, since most people gave up meat and fatty foods like butter and milk for Lent, this also became the day to use up those items and get them out of the house. So Shrove Tuesday became better known as Fat Tuesday and it was not long before the party-like atmosphere naturally arose.

    This year at our pancake supper you will have an opportunity to be “shriven.” You will not be confessing your sins to the pastor. But you will have an opportunity to write down what you would like to do to draw closer to Jesus during the season of Lent. We will have a display set up with ideas for things to give up, things to do, and ways to stay on track so that your relationship with Jesus gets stronger and stronger. So put on your family calendar now, dinner at the church Tuesday, March 5, to come out and celebrate before the start of Lent. Also, please bring food for the food pantry.

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    • Sundays, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
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  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   

  • March 10 -10:30 a.m. – Youth Sunday


  • Youth Sunday Practices

  • February 10 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    February 17 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    February 24 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    March 8 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Youth Sunday practice 4 June 2 – 10:30 a.m. – Homecoming

  • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
  • 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.

  • Please note a new bulletin announcement deadline of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. to allow time to get all announcements to the projectionists in a timely manner to prepare for Sunday worship.

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      Additional Announcements

    • The Youth Committee will be scheduling more mentoring opportunities in the spring. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

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    • New Sermon Series: “Who is this Jesus? And Why Does It Matter?” is the name of our sermon series through the season of Epiphany (Sudden Revelation). Come each Sunday to discover more of who Jesus is and the difference it can make in your life.

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    • Lent The Lenten season begins the second week of March. The youth will again be collecting items for Friedens Food Pantry. Suggestions to bring are pancake mix, cereal, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, Ramen noodles, instant potatoes, muffin mix, canned fruit, and canned goods of all types. Please place your donations in the box behind the sanctuary or in the Fellowship Hall during the Lenten meals. Thank you for your generous spirit in feeding our community so that no one goes hungry.

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    • Worship and Music will meet on Wednesday, February 13, at 8:00 p.m.

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    • There will be a NC SWO One-Day Retreat on Saturday, February 16. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. Please see the WELCA bulletin board for the list of churches hosting the retreat. Registration deadline is February 4.

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    • All women are invited to the WELCA Spring Gathering on Saturday, March 30, at Alamance Lutheran Church. The program is “Becoming God’s Partners for Justice.” Please check the WELCA bulletin board for details.

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