ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL CARE: Our church seeks to offer pastoral care to people during special needs and crises of their lives. When you know of someone who needs our attention, please contact the office (232-8123) or email email@example.com. We depend on our members for this. PASTORAL CONCERNS: Please keep Al Hoppe, Virginia Quick, Marett Cole, Merritt Ray’s mother, Jack Huffman, Vivian Hoppe, Anne De La Rue, Lindsay Templeton (Beth Templeton’s granddaughter), Mose and Betty Macfie, Lendsey McCoy (from Nicholtown), Lib Reynolds, Bob Lawrence, Mildred Kyser, Stewart White, Rhonda Watson’s sister, Lisa Howsare, Frieda Brown, Ron Vergnolle, and Bill DeLoache in your prayers. Overseas in the Military: SSG Philip Daniels (Kitty’s son) As an expression of their Christian love and concern for all of the members of the Fourth family, Prayer Partners have taken upon themselves the ministry of prayer for every member of Fourth Church. They invite any other members of the congregation who may wish to do so to join them in this mission. This week we are praying for: Monday – Hu Lacquement Family Friday - Bob Lawrence Family Tuesday – Emily Langstaff Saturday - Joe Lee Wednesday – Tommy Lattimore Family Sunday - Richard Leland Family Thursday – Chris Lauderdale Family Billy Lenderman Family SAVE THE DATE– The Presbyterian Women’s Retreat will be February 6 & 7 at Bonclarken. Rev. Beth Templeton will be our speaker for this time of fellowship with our friends. Please complete a registration form (these can be found in the church office) and return it by January 20. The cost is $65. Scholarships are available if needed. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Clauss at 255-5170 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. STOCK– Once again, we have been graciously gifted some stock and do not know who the giver is. If you have given the church stock please notify the church office (232-8123) so we will have all of the information correct. A New Year…for SINGING This is a great time to join in the fun of children’s choirs if your children are not already involved. We start a lot of new music in January, and the Jubilate Singers (grades 3-5) are preparing a musical to be presented in April. We have the most children in children’s choirs that we have ever had, but there is always plenty of room for more. If you have a child who loves to sing, be sure they are a part of our choirs! The youth choir is beginning work on music for our trip to the SC Youth Choir Festival in April, so now is a great time to join that group also. We had so much fun at this festival last year, and we would love to have new young people come and join us! The new year is a great time for joining adult choir also. We have a real need for new singers in both of our adult choirs for both the early service and the late service. A big responsibility? Yes, it is, but it is also a fun one and so much more fun for everyone when more people are involved. Both choirs are full of wonderful, friendly people, but there is plenty of room for more. Come join us in music ministry; you’ll be glad you did! GOFOURTHERS: On Thursday, January 15, we will meet at the church at noon and enjoy a wonderful BBQ lunch from Henry’s Smokehouse. Cost will be $7.50. Please call the church office by Monday, January 12, to let us know that you will be joining us. Following lunch we will have a mystery prize Bingo game. Now…you might just be asking, “What is mystery prize Bingo?” Well, this is your chance to pass along those items that you can no longer use or never wanted in the first place. Think “re-gift”! Just wrap up your unwanted treasure in an intriguing manner and bring it to the lunch. Please bring one per person. It should be great fun and who knows, you might receive just what you’ve always wanted! OVER 50?? We would love to have you join our GoFourthers group. March 19 the GoFourthers will travel to Atlanta for an overnight trip. Highlights include visiting the “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” Exhibit, Stone Mountain, and the Georgia Aquarium. Please sign up in the church office and submit a $50 deposit to save your space. Fliers are available in the lobby. CHILI COOK-OFF AND BAKE-OFF EVENT Sunday, January 25 Cook-up your best chili or baked goods recipe and enter the 7th annual cook-off contest! Donations will go towards the Sr. High Mission Trip to Mexico this summer. All families are invited to participate as a cook or just come and enjoy a delicious lunch at 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Interested bakers and chefs call Jan Carter (232-8123). OUR VALENTINES PROGRESSIVE DINNER will be Saturday, February 21, at 6:30 pm. We will visit various members’ homes for hor d’oeuvres, dinner, and dessert. Detailed information about whose homes we will be visiting will be in the upcoming bulletins. Each person will be asked to bring a salad, hors d’oeuvres, casserole, or dessert. Please call the church office at 232-8123 no later than Friday, February 13th, if you will be able to join us and to sign up for your dish. We look forward to an evening of fun, fellowship.
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