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Announcements 11.18.16

November 18, 2016



Join us this Sunday morning for worship at  10am|11:15am

Wednesday Night Recovery Ministry

6pm – free meal| 7pm Worship| 8:15pm Small Groups

 Main Street – Hillsville

Table Grace Food Pantry, Clothing Closet and Art Ministry

Volunteers and the following items are needed this weekend at the apartments next to OOTBWC as we continue  conversion of apartments into the Healing Tree Art Ministry, Table Grace Food Pantry and Clothing Closet.
1: We need someone with a truck/trailer.
2: We need some men with really strong backs to carry mattresses, 2 small couches, other furniture that was left and nasty carpet from the final tiny apartment downstairs and haul it to the dump.
3: We need people willing to get dusty and grimy/crawl on your hands and knees to sand the floor in corners and edges.  We will have masks with respirators available.
4. We need to borrow a Shop Vac, and we need brooms, dustpans, rags, buckets, cleaner.
GOAL: To finish sanding and clean walls/floors and get ready to varnish.
If you would like to serve this weekend please let Brenda Harmon know at 233-4150 or

If you would like to be a part of the committee for the Food Pantry or Clothing Closet or serve in this ministry, please email Brenda Harmon. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help get this ministry started, write a check to Out of the Box UMC and put Food Pantry or Clothing Closet on the memo line and place it in the offering.

Important Meetings Coming Up Soon!

Finance Team – 11/29 at 5:30pm at OOTBWC

Church Council – 11/29 at 6:30pm at OOTBWC

Community Christmas Bazaar – Dec 3rd from 9am to 2pm. Donations of new or gently used household items, toys, clothing of all sizes, Christmas decorations, wrapping paper/boxes/tape are needed and being accepted after 11/23. If you need to coordinate a pick up of items or if you can serve at this event contact Brenda Harmon or Angela Hylton. There is a sign up sheet located at the Information Desk in the lobby. Email Brenda Harmon at

Recovery Ministry – Weekly on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6pm with a free meal, worship at 7pm and small groups at 8:15pm.  Children’s Ministry is also available. Contact Pastor Ronnie at If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to help with the Recovery Meal on Wed nights, contact Brenda Harmon at Visit the Recovery Ministry website at

Recovery at Hillsville

Lunch for Recovery Volunteers and Servers – On 12/4, immediately following the 11:15am service, there will be a luncheon for all of the Recovery Ministry Volunteers and Servers.

Community Thanksgiving Meal – Wed, 11/23 beginning at 5:30pm. Servers are needed from 2pm – 7pm to help set up, cook, serve and clean up. The community is invited to come and fellowship with us, and bring a covered dish. There is a sign up sheet at the Information Desk in the lobby or you can email Brenda Harmon at

FPU Class Starting Soon! – Classes start on Nov 29th at 6pm through January 2017. There will be two classes offered, one on Tuesday nights and one on Thursday nights. There is a sign up sheet in the lobby at the information desk for anyone who is interested.

Grief Support Group and Class Starting Soon – We are offering a Grief Small Group and Class starting soon. Watch the announcements for dates/times and other details.

Divine Rhythm 2017 – January 27th-29th in Gatlinburg, TN  for young adults ages 18-35.
Speaker: Jacob Armstrong, founding pastor of Providence Church
Music: The Digital Age
We will ride together, and stay in a cabin. $50 is due by December 11th, which covers registration fee. You will need to pay for your own meals the weekend of the trip.
$50 is due by 12/11, you can put a check in the offering and in the memo line write “DR 17” or put money in an envelope with your name on it and DR 17 and place in the offering.
If you have any questions contact Amanda Mator Terry at

Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm for Bible Study at  OOTBWC. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Contact Kristina Banks at if you have any questions.

Kids Church Promo

Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings during both services at 10am and 11:15am

  • Nursery – Crib Nursery is located in the lobby of the worship center for babies. Nursery is available during both morning worship services for parent use.
  • Toddler Nursery – “Peeps” is located upstairs and is for toddlers up to Kindergarten. Toddler Nursery is available at both services.
  • Children’s Church/Loft for K – 5th Grade – meets during both services upstairs over the worship center.

*Children will be signed in and out in their classrooms.

Evan Nester is looking for people called to serve in Children’s Ministry, there is a sign up sheet in the lobby at the Information Desk, if you are interested. Also, please contact Evan Nester at

Christian Gomez – Out of the Box Worship Center is sponsoring a child through Compassion International. It takes $38.00 a month to provide needs such as food, medical care, schooling, and most importantly providing God’s Word! A box is located at the Information Desk in the lobby with a picture of our child! We can write and send letters to him! We welcome you to drop loose change, a dollar, or whatever amount you would like to to help us meet our monthly goal of $38.00. If you have any questions please see Leigh Anne Smith or Ronnie G Collins. We are excited to add yet another outreach ministry and help those in need and provide God’s word in Guatemala!

Christian Gomez

Change for a Dollar – Give one dollar each Sunday to the “Change for a Dollar Missions Fund”. The funds will be used to help transients, homeless, addicts, anyone who needs a little help. There will be a small envelope in the bulletin packet to use to put your dollar in and place it in the offering.

eGive – Secure Online giving is now available for you to use to give your tithe and offerings to Out of the Box UMC. Go to the eGive website and register for an account to begin giving online.

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

Facility Use – if you would like to reserve the Youth Center or the Worship Center, contact Cathy Sizemore at

Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at

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