4 January 2019 – Advent Announcments

Happy New Year!

Offering envelopes for 2019 will be in your church mailbox.

PORCH: The winter sort dates are January 14, and February 11. Please keep bringing non-perishables and canned goods to church. These items are taken to those with food insecurity needs in the area.

Christmas Sharing Tree: Your gifts for children in Lumberton were delivered on Tuesday, December 18. Thank you for your generosity! Pictures and more information will be posted in the Narthex.

Abundant Joy Winter/Spring 2019 Groups: Check out the website at http://www.abundantjoycwm.com/offerings.html to register or email abundantjoycwm@gmail.com.

  • January 17 – April 4 (12 weeks), Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
    ‘Search for Significance’ by Robert McGee
  • February 5 – April 9 (10 weeks), Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    ‘So Long Insecurity’ by Beth Moore
  • February 5 – March 20 (7 weeks), Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
    ‘Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story’ by Angie Smith
  • April 3 – June 12 (11 weeks), Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    ‘It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way’ by Lysa TerKeurst
  • April 11 – June 6 (9 weeks), Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
    ‘A Praying Life’ by Paul Miller

Basic Peer Counseling Training (BPCT) begins January 17. BPCT equips volunteers to serve a peer counseling volunteer for one-on-one counseling and/or to facilitate small groups. If you are interested, contact Lynn Trogdon at lynntrogdon.abundantjoycwm@gmail.com. or call 919-943-0689.

New Praise and Worship Band: There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Love to sing? Love to play instruments? Love to worship the Lord? Then we are looking for you! Contemporary worship at Advent is starting up. Make plans to join The New Praise and Worship Band. All musicians are welcome to join: singers, instrumentalists, computer-based musicians, sound techs, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, piano, flute, violin, cello, saxophone, etc. Please let Pastor Scott know how you would like to help. Don’t forget to ask your friends, family, and neighbors too! They may know someone who might be interested.

Men’s Evening Bible Study resumes on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. with an 8-session study of the Lord’s Supper portrayed in Old Testament sacrifice titled “Eating God’s Sacrifice.”

Sunday Adult Bible Study Leaders: Jan. 6 – John Cangelosi, Jan. 13 – Bob Serpas, Jan. 20 – John Stow, Jan. 27 – Joe Schradie, Feb. 3 – Dave Neely.

Readings for Sunday, January 6, The Epiphany of Our Lord: For those who wish to prepare for Sunday’s lessons, please read Is. 60:1–6, Psalm 72:1–11(12–15), Eph. 3:1–12, Matt. 2:1–12