Midweek News September 20, 2023

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Announcements and Items of Interest

- Sunday, September 24, worship service is at 11:00 a.m.
- Choir Practice from 9:00—10:15 a.m.
- Food for People and pets, please remember to gather your donations and put them by your front door so you remember to bring them. You are also          welcome to give a monetary donation

For last Sunday’s worship service, Woodie and the String Pullers, Kevin Russell, Jerry Dowd, and Jerry Kahn provided music. We are so grateful to have had such talented musicians to help us in our worship.

We also recognized the choir and Kathy Hutcheson for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

The potluck luncheon was delicious, and we are thankful for all the people who brought dishes to share. Again, a big thank you to the fellowship committee, all the volunteers, and Gayle Culbreath for all the work setting up, organizing, serving, and cleaning up!

“The Civil War in Appalachia: History, Stories, and Song — presented by Dr. Karl Campbell and Jackie Rullman. Last night in the sanctuary, was attended by over 150 people and was a very special event. Karl shared history and stories and Jackie shared songs from the period. Jane Sowder shared the story of the beautiful Grandfather Mountain pattern quilt she made with fabric reproductions from the era. What a great opportunity to learn more about the Civil
War in Appalachia.

Do everything in love. ~ Corinthians 16:14:

A big thank you to Gene Hodges and George Riggsbee for replacing at least 12 light bulbs in the sanctuary. We now can worship in the light

Our Fall Bible Study began yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3-4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and runs through October on Wednesdays. We will be reading the late Rachel Held Evans book, "Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church”. Rachel Held Evans was a New York Times best-selling author. Hailing from Dayton, Tennessee, she wrote about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. Rachel was a person who reached for the outsider and brought their voices and perspectives into the fold. Her hope was to start more conversations than end them. So, join us as we open ourselves to perhaps new ways of thinking and being the Church. Hope to see you there

Summer Speaker & Music Series
Our ninth and final event in our 2023 Summer Speaker and Music series will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 3 in the sanctuary. Join us for an “Old Fashioned Hymn Sing” led by Kathy Hutcheson, Director of Music, at Crossnore Presbyterian Church. Enjoy singing old hymns you remember and some old hymns that may be new to you.

Community Programs

Boone United Methodist Church is holding its annual Fall Bazaar this Friday, September 22, and this Saturday, September 23. All proceeds go to several worthy non-profits in the High Country.

Feeding Avery Families needs volunteers to help distribute food on Wednesdays. Please check out their volunteer page: https://feedingaveryfamilies.org/

June Bagby - 09/03
Karl Campbell - 09/03
Ross, Ross - 09/09
Marilyn Gascho - 09/12
Pepé Abrusci - 09/13
Yvonne Matlosz - 09/13
Mary Aldridge - 09/18
Clint Wright - 09/23

Prayer Requests
Lois Donnelly and her family
Jayne Spangler
Hannah Acton
Megan Armstrong
Paul & Jane Lyon
Kurt Kuenzel
Owen Lind
Kay Hodges
John Neel
Debbie Pucket
Lu Ann Barrier
Pat Silver
Dan Leahy
Andy Cappola
Marie Cook
Tasha Reid