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August 24, 2011


Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes – Dates are reserved for us to travel to Boone and Charlotte this fall/winter to help pack shoe boxes. Contact Patti Holderfield if you would like to go on one of these trips. or 236-7812. We are collecting School Supplies in August; a basket is provided in the foyer.

Meadows of Dan Elementary School – Is in need of monetary donations, library books and puzzles. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the FUMC Hillsville Church Office on Fulcher St. FUMC United Methodist Women are collecting books and puzzles. There is a collection box in the Seekers Sunday School Classroom at Fulcher St for the books and puzzles.

Flea Market Parking – The Missions and Outreach Committee of FUMC Hillsville will be parking cars during the Hillsville Flea Market Labor Day weekend. If you would like to help, please contact Joe Stilwell.

Leisure Ministries – Sept 3rd day trip to US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte  –
Only $49 for unlimited activities including Whitewater Rafting, Canyon Crossing, Climbing, MegaZip, Mega Jump, Mountain Biking, Adventure Course, Climb 2 Zip, Flatwater Kayaking, Whitewater Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and Eco Trekking. We’ll meet at FUMC Hillsville Fulcher Location at 8:30 am in the main parking lot. To see details and sign up go to this website: or call Cary and Kathleen Simms at 276-236-1993.

Women’s Bible Study – based on the book “To Live is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul” by Beth Moore begins Thursday, 9/8 @6pm at FUMC Hillsville. Contact Kim Harrison for more information: or 276-728-2654.


Family Camp at Camp Dickenson – Fri – Sun 9/9 – 9/11 – A weekend of resting, eating, fellowship and worship by the river. Contact Judy Beasley at  for more info or if you plan to attend.


Concert for Christ – FUMC Missions and Outreach will sponsor a Christian Concert on Sat, 9/10 from 6pm- 9pm at CCHS Auditorium. There will be a variety of Bands; Highway 52, Ashes in the Attic, Soul Seekers and The Citizens. Volunteers are needed to help with concessions, displays and lobby sales. Contact Joe Stilwell if you want to help.

Children’s Ministry Meeting – Special invitation: for those called to serve the children! The Design Team for Children’s Ministries of Out Of The Box Worship Center will meet on Sunday 9/11am after the 10:30am service in the kitchen upstairs above OOTBWC. Bring a covered dish to share. A nursery will be provided. For more information please contact Patti Holderfield at or 276-236-7812.

Financial Peace University – This is a biblically based finance class to help you get out of debt!

This year we will offer two classes one on Tues Evenings and the other on Wed Evenings. You need only pick the one that suits you best. There will also be a class for kids on Wed Evenings.

START DATE: September 13-Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm OR  September 14- Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm-adults and kids! For more information, check the blog or contact Cort and Donna Godwin at 276-766-3205


Children’s Music Series – Coming in Sept! Lots of new and exciting events for children ages 4 to grade 5. The children’s music series begins Wed, 9/14 at FUMC Hillsville Fulcher St Location. The program, “The Big Picture”, explores new adventures with high energy songs and games while making and playing instruments. Please register early by calling the church office at 728-2434 or emailing Cindy at

Pastor Ty’s Bible Study – begins Wed night 9/14 at 6:30pm at the Fulcher St Location. Note to parents – this is a great time to participate in a bible study while your kids are in Choir!

United Methodist Women Annual Conference –  Anyone who would like to attend the UMW Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska on September 17 & 18, please contact Shirley Uber (728-7693) or Vivian McBride (728-2212). Our UMW Unit meeting is scheduled for September 13 at 6:00 p.m. at FUMC Hillsville.

SOHO Ministry – Step Out/Help Out is an avenue for people, who have a talent, time, or ability to share with others, to “Step Out” and let people know they want to “Help Out” a neighbor. Contact Brenda Harmon if you want to be part of this ministry.

Community Food Pantry – at FUMC Hillsville needs Boxed Cereals & Mac n’ Cheese, Beef Stew, Instant Potatoes, Personal Hygiene Items for Travelers, & Disposable Diapers (all sizes). The Community Food Pantry distributes food each week on Tuesdays from 10am – 12noon and Thursdays from 12 noon – 2pm.  Volunteers are needed for the pantry and to send thank you notes for contributions. For additional information regarding the Food Pantry or to make a donation, call the church office at 728-2434 or Al & Shirley Gill at 728-5692.


Holy Land Trip – January 13 – 23, 2012. If you are interested in visiting the Holy Land with Pastor Ty Harrison and Bishop Swanson, please contact Pastor Ty at There is information the foyer at OOTBWC or at the main church office on Fulcher St.


***More information and signup sheets are on the information table in the lobby. Also, check the website for more details.  and

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