Relay for Life BBQ Chicken lunch will be next Sunday, April 22nd right after worship service. For $7 donation you can get a plate consisting of ½ chicken, corn on the cob, potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. For children 12 and under the plate is $3 donation and they get chicken nuggets instead of ½ chicken. There are 2 choices of BBQ sauce – awesome red sauce and the especially awesome “ugly” sauce. So come, enjoy some great food and support our Relay for Life team. We are again asking folks to please bring desserts for us to serve with the lunch and thank you.
Deacon’s meeting today, April 15th right after church.
The Deacon’s will be preparing and serving dinner this evening for the youth, 5 to 7 pm.
Spire Articles and Pictures due by 5:00 p.m., this Tuesday, April 17th.
The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet this Thursday, April 19th in the Faith Formations Classroom at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to caregivers, family members, neighbors and friends of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Someone will be available to sit with the individual who is suffering from dementia during the meeting in a comfortable room in the church if needed. For further information contact Donna.
EIGHT DAYS OF HOPE – Mission Trip! Eight Days of Hope, Christian mission service re-building ministry, is sponsoring a massive effort to work on repairing homes in the Pamlico County, North Carolina area – May 26th – June 2nd. You may have read about this project recently in the News and Observer. The hope is to have over 8,000 mission volunteers in place over this one week to make such a difference before the summer comes. Our own Rick has been inspired by this and feels the call to go. He is looking for folks to go with him. Our Missions Committee has appropriated $1,000 of church funds to help with this effort. If you are interested, if you too feel called, please contact Rick, Jim, or Carol or Martha from the Missions Committee. Registration will close May 19th.
2012 Garner First Presbyterian Church Adult Mission Trip to New Orleans – November 3rd – 10th.
Youth Mission Trip: From July 8 through 12 the youth group will spend time serving in mission alongside their brothers and sisters at the Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. During the trip, youth will have an opportunity to share Christ’s love by participating in mission experiences at nearby work sites. Additionally, each day the youth will have an opportunity for team building and worship. Possible mission activities that will be completed are painting homes, helping with Vacation Bible School, working in a childcare center and farm work. Keep an eye out for our upcoming fundraisers and please prayerfully consider attending or making a donation. If your youth member would like to attend, or you would like to chaperone, please contact Kim.
Youth Schedule for April
April 15: Youth Group at the church with dinner, 5- 7
April 22: Ice Skating 1-4 PM
April 29: No Youth Group, Garner Relay for Life
What Do You Like to Sing? Now that somber, thought provoking, taking up your cross, sacrificial Lent is drawing to a close and the glory of Easter is almost upon us — its time to ask you what hymns you would like to sing during the upcoming non-liturgical Spring and Summer Seasons of the year. Would you take a few moments to write down and submit a list of your favorite hymns? Either a written or mailed note will do
- or, you can let us know by email. What are your favorite hymns?
What is it that you would most want to sing?
The Garner Relay for Life will be held Friday night April 27, 2012. Activities begin at 6:00 p.m. with opening ceremonies followed by the Survivor Walk.