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Announcements for 11.14.13

November 14, 2013


Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at  8:45am|10am|11:15am. Main Street – Hillsville

Shoe Box Blessing Sunday-Congregational Covered Dish Luncheon and Packing Party Sunday, 11/17, at FUMC Hillsville. Volunteers are needed Sat, 11/16, at 2pm to set up and on Sunday the 17th for the Packing Party and lunch: Kitchen Crew at 10am, Servers at Noon, and Cleanup Crew at 2pm. You don’t want to miss this-a very special time. The OCC team is asking for desserts to auction at the luncheon  to help pay for shipping of our shoe boxes.

Travel dates to Boone are Monday 12/2 and Sat 12/7. Signup sheets to go to the Boone Processing Center are located in the lobby at the Information Desk. Contact Patti Holderfield at

Volunteers are needed to help with the OCC Relay Center at FUMC Hilsville the week of 11/17 – 11/25. FUMC Hillsville is the drop off center for OCC for the area. Help is needed each day from 3-6pm and then for shipping out on Monday, 11/25 from 9-11am. Please contact Joe Stilwell if you can volunteer to help. Phone 276-237-1073

Vision 2014 – Pastor Ronnie has a goal to meet with every person, who calls Out of the Box Worship Center their church home, during the month of November and early December. The groups will consist of 10-12 people for an hour and a half. Everyone needs to sign up to attend one of the Vision Meetings. Signup sheets are located on a table in the lobby.

Here is a list of available groups:

David & Linda Newman in Hillsville, Friday, 11/15 from 6pm – 7:30pm

Kerry & Brenda Harmon in Galax, Saturday, 11/16 from 6pm – 7:30pm

Kevin & Ashley Lay – Cabin on the Parkway, Tuesday, 11/19 from 7pm – 8:30pm

Gary & Cindy Brown at Out of the Box Youth Center, Hillsville, Tuesday, 11/16 from 6:30pm – 8pm

Stephanie Burnette in Galax, Thursday, 12/5 from 6pm – 7:30pm

Volunteers are needed in all ministry areas at Out of the Box Worship Center. Check the Opportunities to Serve  page on the website.

Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings:

  • Nursery – Crib Nursery is located in the lobby of the worship center for babies. Nursery is available during all morning worship services for parent use.
  • Toddler Nursery – “Peeps” is located upstairs and is for toddlers up to Kindergarten. Toddler Nursery is available at 10am.
  • 3rd – 5th Grade – “Seeds of Faith” – led by Brenda Harmon. This group meets in the kitchen area upstairs at Out Of The Box Worship Center at 10am. Contact:  Brenda Harmon Volunteers are needed to lead this group.
  • Children’s Church/Loft for K – 2nd Grade – meets during the 10am service upstairs over the worship center. Contact Peggy Burcham at or 276-733-6152. Volunteers are needed to help with this group.

*Children must be signed in and out at the table in the lobby. Volunteers are needed in all areas of the Children’s Ministry. Please contact Ronnie at

Wonderful Wednesdays at FUMC Hillsville on Fulcher St. The Children’s Music Curriculum is “Radical Retro Ride. Supper is at 5:30 PM. Children’s and youth activities are from 6 to 7 PM.

Wednesday Night Bible Study with Pastor Ronnie – 6:15pm at OOTBWC. Bring your bible and join in the discussion.

Women’s Bible Study – “Lord, I need Grace to Make It” by Kay Arthur – meets on Wednesday evenings in the home of Donna Cato. 6pm Fellowship time – bring finger foods to share. 7pm Bible Study. Contact Donna at 233-1119.

Youth: Meet at OOTBYC on Main Street – Center opens at 5:30pm and bible study starts at 6pm.

CCMA Food Pantry operates every Monday and Thursday from 10 am until noon and volunteers are needed to take information, serve coffee to FP recipients, help carry boxes, and pray. The Food Pantry is in need of monetary and food donations. If you need more info, please call the church office at 728-2434 or contact Pastor Pam Sutherland at

Women’s Bible Study with Pastor Pam  Sutherland will begin on Thursday, 11/7 at 2 p.m. in the Youth Room at FUMC Hillsville on Fulcher Street.  All ladies are invited to attend this weekly study.

Relay for Life needs volunteers to help with fund raising for the American Cancer Society. Please contact Cindy Brown at  to get involved and be a part of the Relay for Life Team.

Crafters for Christ ~ Knit/Crochet/Sewing Ministry –The group is meeting on Sat, 11/16 at 10m at OOTBWC. 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 Please RSVP to these meetings to ensure plenty of space and materials.

Children’s Christmas Celebration – Sunday, 12/8 from 2 to 4 pm at FUMC Hillsville on Fulcher St. The  children will be journeying to Bethlehem. Volunteers are needed to make this a special day for our children. Please contact Leona Brown if  you can help.
You can e-mail her at or call her at 276-728-7775.

Mission Trip to El Salvador – Misty Collins is going on a mission trip Ahuachapan, El Salvador with 19 others from Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church. The trip is January 11th – 18th, 2014. The team will be doing a medical clinic, construction, VBS for over 100 kids and home visitations. Misty asks for your prayers for the trip. If you would like to help financially, you can write a check payable to FUMC Hillsville and earmark the check for “Misty Collins Mission Trip to El Salvador”.

Pray for our church during this time of transition.

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