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News from Out Of The Box Worship Center

November 28, 2012


This week’s message, “Reminders: Give Your Weakness to God”. Come worship with us 9:00am & 10:30am on Sunday mornings. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday Night Connect – 6:30pm at FUMC Hillsville, Fulcher St.

Cure for Cancer Christmas Tree – Starting Sunday, 11/25, we will have a Cure Cancer Christmas Tree set up at each church location. If you would like to honor a loved one suffering from (or survived) cancer or remember a loved one whom you have lost to cancer you can purchase a bulb with their name on it for $5.00 each. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Please contact Cindy Brown if you are interested @ 276-733-6227.

The Swirl – Need a night out? Come to Out Of The Box Worship Center on Friday, 11/30 from 7pm – 8:30pm to discuss “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins and enjoy some music, coffee, snacks and fellowship. Free child care.

Crafters for Christ ~ Knit/Crochet/Sewing Ministry – If you can knit, crochet or sew (or you would like to learn) and want to get together and make service projects for others, contact Beth Brooke (336) 953-1293 or The next meeting dates are 12/1 & 12/15 at 10am at OOTBWC.

Christmas Camp at Camp Dickenson  – Saturday, 12/1 from 10am to 4pm. The activities are for children in grades 2nd-6th. Contact the Camp at 728-744-7241 for more information. If you are interested in going, please contact Leona Brown at

Baked Potato Bar to Benefit Camp Dickenson – Sunday, 12/2 at FUMC Hillsville, Fulcher St after the 11:00am Service. Baked Potatoes and all the fixings! Eat in or Take home. Donations accepted for Keep the Kids Dry Roofing Project for Camp Dickenson. Sponsored by Leisure Ministries. 

Christmas Party at OOTBWC, Friday, 12/7 from 7pm – 8:30pm. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater or brightest Christmas colors, bring your favorite baked Christmas goodies and drinks and come and share an evening of fellowship, fun, games and Christmas stories. 

Children’s Christmas Celebration – Everyone is invited to our Christmas celebration on Sunday, 12/9 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at FUMC Hillsville. We will celebrate Jesus’ birthday with cake and refreshments. The children will also be making gingerbread ornaments and gingerbread houses. The Children’s Ministry needs donations of items to make the gingerbread houses, please contact Leoana Brown at to help.

Christmas Musical Event at FUMC Hillsville, Sunday, 12/16 at 5:00 PM at the Fulcher Street site, around 60 musicians will share their talents as they celebrate the Christmas season.  The Glory Singers, The Sunbeam Choir and The Choir Partners will perform. The musical events will be followed by a “snack supper” in the Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is asked to bring a snack (finger food) to share.  Drinks and punch will be provided.

Christmas Celebration at OOTBWC, Friday, 12/21 and Saturday, 12/22 beginning at 6:30pm and then continuing on Sunday 12/23 during morning worship services at 9:00am and 10:30am.

Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service on Monday, 12/24 at 7:00pm at the FUMC Hillsville Fulcher Street site.

Promoting Church Ministries – Each Sunday, different Ministries are setting up in the lobby at OOTBWC with information about the ministry and sign up sheets. If you would like to set up in the lobby and promote your area of ministry, please contact Ronnie Collins at or Cathy Sizemore at

Monday Morning Bible Study meets weekly on Monday mornings at 9:30am at OOTBYC on Main St in Hillsville.

Wonderful Wednesdays at FUMC Hillsville Fulcher Street.

5:30pm: Meal by donation

Children 0 – 3: A nursery is provided

Children up to Grade 5: Music, Art & Drama

Tweens Grades 6 – 8: Meet in the Tweens Room

Youth: Meet at OOTBYC on Main Street – Center opens at 6pm

Adults: 6pm Bible Study at Fulcher St with Pastor Ty

Wednesday Night Bible Study with Pastor Ronnie is at 6:15pm at OOTBWC. The first study will be in the book of Galatians. Bring your Bible and join in on the discussion. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Ronnie at 11/28 is the last night of study until 2013.

Children’s Ministry Needs Volunteers – We are currently offering seven ministry areas each Sunday morning for the children. Please see Patti Holderfield or call 276-236-7812 if you are available to be part of any of the rotations as aides.

Kids’ loft for Children’s Church K-2nd grade- is opening on Sunday 10/14 during the 2nd service. Also, volunteers are needed. Contact Peggy Burcham at or 276-733-6152

The Spirit Life Group Meeting – This group will begin meeting again in January in preparation for the 2013 Aldersgate Renewal Event. The focus will be on prayer. The first meeting will be in the church library on Thursday, January 17th at 2:00pm. Anyone interested in deepening their prayer life and being involved with the 2013 ARM event is welcome to attend.

Divine Rhythm – Pastor Ronnie and Misty Collins will be leading a group and going to Divine Rhythm on Feb 1 – 3, 2013 in Gatlinburg, TN and anyone 18 – 35 years old is invited to attend. We will travel together in the Church Vans and the Church will cover the registration fees. The only cost to you will be your food and lodging for two nights and childcare. Please contact Pastor Ronnie Collins ( as soon as possible if you plan to go. You will need to complete a registration form and pay a $10 deposit. Forms are in the lobby at the Worship Center.

Church Challenge: Fill the Sanctuary with Prayer Bears! Prayer Bears are an excellent way to share the love of Jesus and the care and concern of our church with those who are sick, lonely, depressed, etc. During the holidays, many people are in need of a reminder that someone cares about them and that they are not forgotten. Please donate bears ($1 ea. at Dollar Tree, or clean, like-new used bears from home or Goodwill). There is also a Prayer Bear Fund in the office at Fulcher St to donate toward the purchase of bears. Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community!

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