What's Happening at AFM!
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THIS SUNDAY - September 17, 2017
10:00am - Sunday School
11:00am - Worship
1:00pm - Lazy 5 Ranch Trip
LAZY 5 RANCH TRIP - This SUNDAY
September 17th — Everyone is invited to come with us to Lazy 5 Ranch after morning worship. Bring a picnic or "Bag Lunch" and we will eat under the shelter at the Meeting House before we leave together at 1:00pm. The cost for the Lazy 5 Ranch will be $5.00 per person which includes a wagon ride around the property and feed to give the animals.
PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
The Preschool Sunday School class (2 yr. olds-Kindergarten) will meet Sunday, September 24th at 10am. (Class meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.)They meet upstairs (Children’s Wing), 2nd room on left.
CHOIR REHEARSAL TIME for FALL
The adult choir has CHANGED their rehearsal day to Monday nights at 7:00pm. New members are always welcome! We have started our Christmas music!
OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES (Homeless Shelter)
THIS Wednesday, September 20th, is our turn to prepare and serve the evening meal at the Father’s Table/Open Door Ministry. If you would like to help, be at Open Door Ministries on Centennial Street at 5:30pm. If you have questions, contact John Stewart at 336-431-5024
HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
Pierced Ministries is collecting supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims. Items such as bottled water, household supplies, toiletries, baby food, formula, clothes and pet supplies are appreciated. They also will take canned food products and non-perishable foods. You can take your donations to the Guilford Fabricators truck parked in the Lowe’s Food Store parking lot, in front of Bamboo Gardens on South Main Street, this week. When the truck is full, they will deliver it.
MEAL PACKING EVENT
On November 18, you will have the opportunity to join your friends, family and neighbors in an exciting one-day meal packing event. Organized and facilitated by Numana for Mission of Hope, Archdale Friends along with friends from Marlboro Meeting will meet in our gym and pack 20,000 meals in a little over two hours. Although this seems almost impossible, we know it can be done from our experience last year! This is a wonderful way for those who cannot personally go with the Mission Team to Haiti to reach out to our community, share the gospel and make life better for the children in Haiti. Please volunteer to become a team leader and build a team of your own or volunteer to be a team member. If you are interested in going on the next mission trip, please share your interest with Scott & Terri Haynes.
USFW ~ QUAKER WOMEN
The USFW Quaker Women will meet on Monday, September 18 at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. This is our first meeting since our summer break. All ladies are welcome to attend.
YOUTH NEWS from Herb Andrews
Putt-Putt/Cookout Outing: Youth meetings will be starting back Sunday, September 24. We are going to Putt-Putt and then Cookout for milkshakes. Plan to meet at the Meetinghouse at 3pm. We should be back between 5 & 5:30pm The game of Putt-putt and the milkshakes will be provided. Bring any extra money if you want to play games in the Arcade at Putt-putt.
Renewal: On October 1, Youth are encouraged to attend our Fall
renewal services (morning and evening) and our Homecoming Meal.
N.C. State Fair: On Saturday, October 14, the Youth will be going to the NC State Fair in Raleigh. We will plan on leaving at 8am and hope to return no later than 6pm. Tickets will be provided. Bring additional money for games, snacks and drinks.
HOMECOMING & RENEWAL SERVICES
Homecoming and Renewal Services, October 1, 2, and 3 Marcus Wall, Pastor of Cane Creek Friends will bring our worship messages for Homecoming Sunday, October 1 and each evening, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7pm. Marcus is the grandson of a Quaker Minister, Reece Wall, who ministered in North Carolina Yearly Meeting. Following the Sunday morning worship service, there is a carry-in meal in the fellowship hall and the picnic shelter. Come and join us for these renewal services and our homecoming and meal. Bring a well filled basket and drink to share.
YOUNG FRIENDS SUNDAY (Update)
On Sunday, October 15th, the young people (including our children and teenagers) will be hosting the Meeting for Worship! Samantha Sprinkle and Brandon will be bringing the message but we still need volunteers for all the other parts of the service.The following is a tangible order of worship which includes the spots that have been filled and the areas that we still need volunteers. If you are interested in ministering in any of these areas, please contact Brandon (336-804-4422).
Prelude, ministry in music (volunteer needed).
Opening Prayer (volunteer needed).
Announcements (Brandon Dockery).
Offertory Prayer (volunteer needed).
Usher Two (Timothy York).
Usher Three (volunteer needed).
Usher Four (volunteer needed).
Flute Solo (Kay Millikan).
Children's Choir (volunteers needed).
Scripture Reading(volunteer needed).
Sermon (Samantha Sprinkle, Brandon Dockery).
Closing Prayer (David Dockery).
We will also need a volunteer to lead the Meeting in a Hymn.
The Children's Choir will be meeting to practice on September 10th, 24th, and October 8th after Worship.
GYM FLOOR WORK
GYM will be COMPLETELY UNAVAILABLE: Sept. 11-18, 2017
Our gym floor is in need of being refinished so we are having an outside company refinish the floor and in order for the floor to cure properly, the gym CANNOT be used for any reason on the above mentioned dates.
QUAKER MEN~GOLF TOURNAMENT
Archdale Friends Quaker Men’s 12th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, September 21 at 1:00PM (Lunch at Noon/Tee Time at 1:00PM) at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville. This year’s tournament honors the memory of James Hubert “Jim” Dale and Spencer Eldred Coltrain and Robert “Philmore” Plummer.
BULLETIN BOARD—Food for Children
Please help put smiles on the faces of children in Haiti like those on the faces of our beautiful children here at Archdale Friends. Please notice the bulletin board by the stairway to the basement and choose an envelope with the amount you want to donate to the meal packing event to be held November 18, 2017.
Make checks payable to Archdale Friends with Numana Meal-Packing on Memo line.
20,000 MEALS WILL BE PACKED IN ABOUT TWO HOURS!!!
MEAL PACKING EVENT—COMING THIS FALL
Fill the jar for Haiti! Loose change is being collected for our fall meal packing event to assist Mission of Hope to help feed the less fortunate in Haiti. We plan to prepare 20,000 meals on November 18, similar to the one we did last year. The loose change plastic bottle is outside the Pastor’s office door, bring your change and Help Us Help Others.
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Nursery volunteers are needed. Feel free to sign up on the bulletin board outside Rusty’s office. Thanks!