As has been our tradition in past years, we are asking for new toy items ($10-$25) for children, ages 0-12, which we will take to the East Forsyth Toy Store. We want you to bring these for the Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday, November 30 at 5:00. You can make a Merry Christmas for many children!
We are starting two new Sunday School classes, meeting on Sundays at 9:45.
- Our Teen Class meets in the basement of the Educational Building and is designed to address the needs of youth from 6th through 12th grades.
- The Pastor’s Class will meet in The Arbor, designed for those not currently in a Sunday School class. The lessons will be on “What Every Christian Should Know.”
We hope many of you will join the fellowship, growth, and learning in these new classes, or any of our other Sunday School classes that are appropriate for you!
WORLD HUNGER LUNCHEON
Our World Hunger Luncheon of soup and salads will be held in The Arbor Sunday, October 19, following the worship service.
Your donations will help alleviate the desperate need for food around the world.
FACTS ABOUT HUNGER
- Nearly 870 million people are suffering from hunger.
- 98% of people suffering from hunger live in developing countries.
- Hunger causes the deaths of about five million children each year.
- About 17 million children are born underweight annually, the result of inadequate nutrition before and during pregnancy
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
The September WMU Mission Project is STATE MISSIONS.
Your donations will be greatly appreciated and a blessing.
Baptist Children Homes of North Carolina brings hope and healing to children and families in crisis. For more than 125 years, the nonprofit has offered caring homes to countless boys and girls who come from circumstances ranging from family dysfunction to situations of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Please make a donation to help provide back-to-school supplies so children will have a good start in their education.
The Pastor Search Committee is pleased to announce that Rev. Steve Roberson has accepted the call to the pastorate at Union Grove Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, NC.
Rev. Roberson will begin his service on August 3, 2014 at 11:00 am. There will be a morning Coffee Time at 8:45 am on Sunday, August 1o, to meet Rev. and Mrs. Roberson. The Church picnic on August 24th will also be dedicated to welcoming Steve and Linda.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF NORTHWEST NC is the major provider of food for more than 90 food assistance programs in Guilford County. Together, with these and other partners across 18 counties, the food bank works to alleviate the immediate needs of our hungry neighbors, and strives toward an end hunger through education, outreach and advocacy. The Baptist Young Women will be collecting donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank from July 1 through July 31. You’ll find a list of “most needed items” posted throughout the church (and at this link) and a donation box in the Education Foyer. No food donations in glass containers please.
- Food Items Needed:
apple sauce, instant potatoes, beef and chicken stews, cooking oil
- Other Items Needed:
deodorant, laundry detergent
Thank you for bringing your donations of these items to the entry of the Educational Building or the Sanctuary entrance.
We welcome Rev. Tom Brown and his wife, Teresa to our Union Grove family. They have three children: Lauren, Meredith, and Luke; and one granddaughter, Olivia, and are expecting another granddaughter in September.
Rev. Brown is a native of Oak Ridge. He received an Associate of Divinity degree from Southeastern Seminary and has pastored churches in Louisburg and Reidsville for the past eighteen years. He is currently employed with Rentz-Eden Oil Company.
Rev. Brown will prepare and preach on Sunday mornings, visiting those in the hospital, bereaved, sick, Homebound and others as time permits. Rev. Brown will help with funerals as needed.
Since 1924, the Mother’s Day Offering has helped patients with serious financial needs pay their hospital bills in the name of Christ’s love. Facing burdensome hospital bills they are responsible to pay, but struggling under financial hardships, they have no where to turn for assistance.
“This was a miracle, a ray of hope from God,” said a mother of a child with leukemia. You can make a big difference in someone’s life!
A luncheon of salad/deli bar, cold drinks, and coffee will be served in The Arbor following the service on Sunday, May 18. Your donations will help support this important mission. THANK YOU!