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Announcements for this Week 11.23.13

November 23, 2013


Vision 2014 – There are two Vision Group Meeting left. Be sure to sign up to attend one of these last meetings and hear Pastor Ronnie’s vision for our church and also to share your vision, hopes and dreams in a small group setting. Sign up sheets are in the lobby.

Gary & Cindy Brown at Out of the Box Youth Center, Hillsville, Tuesday, 11/26 from 6:30pm – 8pm

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

Carroll County Ministerial Association Thanksgiving Service will be at the Hillsville Christian Church Sunday, 11/24 at 6:30pm. Reverend Robert Smith will be speaking. Music will be provided by the FUMC Hillsville Children’s Choir.

Christmas Day Camp at Camp Dickenson for grades 2 – 6 will be on Saturday, 12/7.  The group will be leaving FUMC Hillsville at 9:15am and spend the day inside the farmhouse doing Christmas crafts, games, caroling, and other activities.  Contact Candace Iroler at 233-1650 or  Please sign up by 11/26. The cost for Day Camp is $20 per child.

Volunteers are needed to help with the OCC Relay Center at FUMC Hilsville on Monday, 11/25 from 9-11am. Please contact Joe Stilwell if you can volunteer to help. Phone 276-237-1073

Crafters for Christ ~ Knit/Crochet/Sewing Ministry –The group is meeting on Sun, 11/24 at 2pm at OOTBWC and will be having a Christmas Party of 12/7 at 10am. 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

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.

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

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. You can purchase hand painted ornaments for $5 each, which will be hung on a Christmas Tree at OOTBWC in memory of or in honor of those who have/had cancer. Forms are located on the coffee bar in the lobby.

New Bible Study Coming in January – Bible 101 – A Bible study for the rest of us. Sunday mornings at 10am starting on 1/5/14. Watch the announcements for more information.

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.

Check the Announcements page for more.

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