Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This Sunday the United Methodist Women will lead our worship service. They will lead us in prayer, song, and word. This week Mickey Stevens, our new Lay Leader and a certified lay servant, will bring us the message, "Have You Been Commissioned?" Invite a friend to worship and I know you will both be blessed!

2.Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - The Masons from the Morning Star Lodge along with their spouses and other faithful worshipers are hosting another spaghetti supper fundraiser for our Church. Last time, they raised over $1,000. This year, the money raised will go into the newly established fund to purchase a new organ for the sanctuary. It will be “all you can eat” spaghetti with meatballs, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. The date is TODAY, Friday, January 18, 2013 from 4:30 to 7 pm. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children (ages 6-12) and free for children under 6. No advance purchases required, just come on out. This is sure to be a great time of fun, fellowship, and food. I hope you all can make it! 

3. Interfaith Ministry - Each year we partner with Interfaith Ministries to provide a meal for the residents of their living facility. We get the chance to break bread with these people and share a wonderful time together. With that in mind, we need volunteers. The 2013 sign-up sheet is posted on the Connection Station. We are scheduled to provide the evening meal the second Friday of each month. It is a great idea to consider asking a friend or two to help you provide the meal. We need volunteers for April through December. If you have any questions, please contact Libby Orbison. This is a wonderful opportunity to be the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus Christ to another. I pray you will have the chance to be involved with this ministry this year. 

4. Bread Ministry - We here at Druid Hills have a wonderful welcome ministry. From the bags prepared and given out by Bob Greene, to the way each of you extend the hand of hospitality to all who enter, corporately we have this gift. Marianne Bingham has offered us an idea to enhance this gift of ours, bread. We are beginning a bread ministry, where each Sunday one volunteer will sign up to bake several small loaves of bread for us to give to any that visit our church. I would ask that you each consider signing up for a few weeks. There is a sign up sheet at the Connection Station and there are recipes we can provide you that are quick and easy. This is such an easy thing that will go such a long way. I hope you each will give God the opportunity to use you in this way to bless another. 

5. Clergy Kids Camp - This weekend Debbie, Parker, Wesley, and I will be in Leesburg attending Clergy Kids Camp. Being the child of a pastor comes with a uniqueness all its own. For example, demanding schedules of parents, uncertainty in many areas of life, and the understanding that the house they live in is only theirs for a period of time. (Parker is only eight years old and has lived in three different parsonages) So Debbie and I made a covenant with our boys that there would be one thing that would always be theirs, Clergy Kids Camp.  This is our gift to devote that entire weekend to them. So while I will not be here in worship Sunday, I will be in a church worshiping as Daddy. They are really looking forward to it, and so are Debbie and I!

See you Soon!

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