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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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  • The Christmas Chimes

  • All are invited to The Christmas Chimes, Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.
    Come see Friedens’ children in this Christmas play, listen to the songs of Christmas, and stay for refreshments afterwards.

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  • Christmas Caroling Come go Christmas caroling to Friedens’ shut-ins on Monday, December 17. We will meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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  • The Youth Committee is planning a trip to an Escape Room in January for FLY Youth. Please watch the bulletin and website for details and sign up in the high school Sunday School classroom.

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  • 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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  • Thank you for the donations of towels and blankets for the animals at the shelter and SPCA. We collected 96 towels and 20 blankets.

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  • Escape Room, Saturday, January 19. We are planning an Escape Room experience for Sr. and Jr. High School youth. Sign up with Pastor Bill for more details.

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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.   
  • 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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  • Sharon's Upcoming Vacation Sharon will be taking Fridays off beginning November 2 and the week of Christmas through New Year’s Day to have a little vacation time off during the holidays. She will resume her regular work schedule January 2, 2019.

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      Additional Announcements

    • Widows and Widowerswill meet on Tuesday, December 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Kimbers in Gibsonville.

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    • All youth, nursery through high school, are invited to a “Birthday Party for Jesus” on Sunday, December 23. Please report to your classroom or choir at 9:45 a.m., then go with your class to the party at 10:00.

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    • Pecans for Sale!The Circle of Friends will not meet in December. We will meet in January on Tuesday, January 15, at Kimbers at 5:30 p.m. The Circle of Friends still have glazed nuts at $8.00/bag (8 oz.) for sale. Please see Janice Bradburn, Judie Wood, or any member of the Circle of Friends to purchase.

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    • The Youth Committee is planning a trip to the Fort Fisher Aquarium for the Kingdom Kids elementary school youth to “sleep with the fishes” January 5-6. If you are interested in going, please contact Cleatus Miller to reserve your spot. We are planning to take one van which holds 15 people so we have a limited number of spaces available. Cleatus plans to leave after lunch on Saturday, January 5, and return after lunch on Sunday, January 6.

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    • Advent Mission In lieu of adopting a Christmas Cheer family this year, the Fellowship SS Class would like to ask you to continue our Advent Mission of helping the folks of Pollocksville by donating to its food pantry.

      The most requested items are Chef Boyardee Spaghetti and Meatballs, Ravioli, Campbells Chunky Soup, Apple Sauce individual cups, Canned Mixed Vegetables, Canned Fruit Cocktail, Canned Garden Peas, boxes of Mac and Cheese, packages of Ramen Noodles, as well as cleaning supplies and large size baby diapers. Please consider donating these by the case.

      Thank You.

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    • Social Ministry Invites You to Help Hurricane Victims by Filling an Advent Blessing Bag
      A "Blessing Bag" is being provided to each family with the request that you place a "blessing" in the bag each day from Dec. 1 through Dec. 23.

      Please bring your bag filled to church on Dec. 23 when the bags will be blessed for delivery to Pollocksville, NC. Over 80% of this town in eastern NC was flooded during Hurricane Florence. Suggestions of "Blessings" are outlined below. On behalf of Social Ministry, Thank You for being a blessing to others and Merry Christmas!

      Suggestions Toothbrush, toothpaste, Soap/Body Wash, Washcloth, Towels, Shampoo, Conditioner, Brush, Comb, Shaving Cream, Disposable Razors, After Shave, Anti-itch cream, AntiBacterial ointment, Band-Aids, First Aid Kit, Chapstick, Socks, Gloves, Kleenex, Handkerchief, Deodorant, Flashlight, Hand Lotion, Nail Clippers, Hat, Cap, Sanitary Pads, Tampons, Baby Wipes, Diapers, Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, Cleaning Supplies, Canned Goods, non-perishable Food, Snacks, Toys, Books, Coloring Books, Crayons, Ball, & Something Special just from You! Thank you!

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