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September 1, 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 a small toy in Sept; a basket is provided in the foyer.

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 and will run through 11/17 @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.

Art Ministry – Saturday, 9/10 at 1pm at OOTBWC. We will be working on shoebox items and Grandparent’s Day Cards. Bring a monetary snack donation for kids who don’t have snack at school.

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! Also, needed are cookies, brownies or any snack item that can be bagged and sold individually and also canned drinks. Sign up sheets for volunteers are in the lobby or 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 9/18 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.

Baptism & Picnic – Sunday 9/11 at 2pm at Camp Dickenson. Bring a covered dish to share. Contact Pastor Ronnie if you want to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized on this day.

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 Tues Evenings.

START DATE: September 13-Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm OR September 14- Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. For more information, check the blog or contact Cort and Donna Godwin at 276-766-3205 or 276-733-4761 

Wonderful Wednesday Night’s at FUMC Hillsville starting 9/14 – Activities for all ages!

Meal – 5:30pm – by reservation and donations will be accepted

Nursery – for infants to 3 years old

Sunbeam Choir – ages 4 through 1st grade with Vivian McBride and Kim Harrison.

Choir Partners – grades 2 – 5 with Cindy Jackson. Both Children’s Choirs will participate in the program, “The Big Picture”, which explores new adventures with high energy songs and games while making and playing instruments. There will also be Art Classes lead by Amy Jackson & Mildred Palmer & Drama Classes lead by Terri Dunevant & Leona Brown. Please register by calling the church office at 728-2434 or emailing Cindy at

Tweens – grades 6 – 9 will participate in Art and Drama and will be led in activities by Kathleen and Cary Sims.

Youth – grades 10 – 12 will meet at OOTB Youth Center on Main Street in Hillsville. Lead by Pastor Ronnie Collins, Jeff & Terry Scott and Greg 7 Lori Huff.

Adults – Pastor Ty’s Bible Study – on the writings of Paul. The study will be held in the sanctuary at the Fulcher Street Location.

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 are brochures on the information table in the lobby 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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