There will be a church-wide work day Saturday, May 12th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please plan to come and give a hand if you are able. If you have any questions, see or call Jerry.
The Presbyterian Women will be awarding an Honorary Life Membership next Sunday, May 13, 2012. All former recipients are requested to wear their Honorary Life pins.
A meeting will be held today right after church for 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.
The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Thursday, May 17th in the Faith Formations Classroom at 6:30pm. 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.
The Friendship Circle meets today right after church.
The Ida/Joy Circle meets this Tuesday, May 8th, 10:00 a.m. in the New Beginnings classroom.
The Lillie Circle meets Monday, May 14th, 7:00 p.m. at Peggy’s house.
The Men of the Church meet Sunday, May 20th, 8:00 a.m.
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 May
May 4-6 Youth beach trip – Topsail
May 13 – Mother’s Day No youth group
May 20 – Youth Sunday -lunch after church, no evening youth group
May 27- Youth group 5- 6:30