Midweek News November 19, 2023
November 19, 2023 Announcements and Items of Interest
Sunday, November 19, 2023; Worship begins at 11:00 a.m.
Please come and join us in the fellowship hall for cookies and coffee following worship. We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving next week! The office will be closed on
Wednesday, November 22, and Thursday, November 23. There will be no Midweek News next week.
Our Thanksgiving potluck luncheon is this Sunday, November 19, following worship.
Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Turkey will be provided. Also, if you can bring dressing, green beans, or mashed potatoes, please get in touch with Gayle at
If you have volunteered to deliver Thanksgiving bags before Thanksgiving, you can pick them up along with directions to the homes this Sunday. Look for Jason DeWitt.
Our Knitting & Crocheting Group will not meet on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving. They will resume meeting on November 29, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. They welcome anyone to come and join the fun, and conversation. Please come and work on your crafts, knitting, and crocheting, or just come for the fellowship. Contact Janis Kenyon for more information: email:
Food for People and Pets and Daily Change offerings will be collected on Sunday, November 26.
Our Advent Bible Study will meet on the following Wednesdays (November 29, December 6, 13, and 20) at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Pastor Jim Taylor will lead our study on the newly published book, Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation, by Bishop Will Willimon. What a great way to prepare for Christmas! Books are $10 each. Please email Pastor Kathy to reserve a book:
The Men’s Breakfast Group will meet on Friday, December 1, at 8:30 a.m. at Kaye’s Kitchen. Please come and join in the food and fellowship!
The Worship committee is asking for volunteers to help decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas season on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please come and help decorate the Chrismon tree and the rest of the sanctuary. It is so fun and rewarding to see the sanctuary as it is transformed for Advent and Christmas. Advent begins the next day on Sunday, December 3.
Charlie Stuart - November 5
Eunice Heilig - November 9
Caroline Jones - November 10
Michael Richardson - November 10
Gabe Vuolo - November 11
Wayne Matlosz - November 14
Barbara Ross - November 17
Megan Tennant - November 19
Gayle Culbreath - November 20
Trish Winger - November 20
Alan Winger - November 29
Paul & Jane Lyon
Lu Ann Barrier
Do everything in love. ~ Corinthians 16:14:
A huge thank you to Carroll and Linda Berkley, and Charlotte Davila for doing such a wonderful job With our Thanksgiving bags of goodies including a $100.00 grocery gift card for those in need in our county. They have done everything from finding volunteers to deliver bags to buying the goodies and then preparing the bags. We appreciate them and their efforts! Because the initial goal of collecting enough money for 20 bags was surpassed, 22 Thanksgiving bags will be delivered and there will be an additional 5 grocery cards presented to those in need by Volunteer Avery. Thank you to all who have made this year's annual Thanksgiving mission possible. Our tradition is to place poinsettias as decorations in the sanctuary for Christmas. Individuals can order a poinsettia in honor/memory of or to the Glory of God. Poinsettias are $10.00 each and the order form is attached to this email. Please designate on checks “poinsettias” and mail them, drop them by the office or place them in the collection plate along with the order form.
Jackie Rullman is graduating from Appalachian State University this year. We will celebrate her graduation with her on Sunday, December 10 following worship with a cake reception. Kathy Hutcheson has led the CPC music program for 23 years and she is retiring this year. We would like to honor her dedication and hard work with a retirement celebration potluck luncheon following worship on December 17. More information will follow.
Our church pantry is running low on caffeinated coffee and cookies. You can drop off your donations in the church kitchen.
Feeding Avery Families needs volunteers to help distribute food on Wednesdays. Please check out their volunteer page: https://feedingaveryfamilies.org/.
Volunteers are also needed at Reaching Avery Ministry (Ram’s Rack) next to the Dollar General in Newland. They need help from volunteers to pack food boxes and assist in the thrift store. You can show up and they will put you to work! Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.