What's Happening at AFM!
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THIS SUNDAY - August 13, 2017
10:00am - Sunday School
11:00am - Worship
6:00pm - Vacation Bible School
NEW STUDY in the GENESIS CLASS
A new study entitled “EPIC” began in the Genesis Class last week during the Sunday School hour. Brandon Dockery is leading this study by John Eldredge which is a dramatic retelling of the gospel in four acts. This study will last about 6 weeks. Everyone is welcome!
PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
The Preschool Sunday School class (2 yr. olds-Kindergarten) will meet THIS Sunday, August 13 at 10am. (Class meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.)They meet upstairs (Children’s Wing), 2nd room on left.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ~ MAKER FUN FACTORY
August 13-16 from 6:00-7:30pm (Sunday thru Wednesday)
Ages: 4 yrs. old to rising 6th graders
Wednesday evening will be a cookout and program. We will serve hamburgers and hot dogs in the picnic area. Following the meal, we will have a VBS program. Come and join the FUN!!
(We have added a class to Vacation Bible School for 2 and 3 year olds. Darlene Parsons will be leading that group. They will meet in the nursery upstairs.)
OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES (Homeless Shelter)
THIS Wednesday, August 16th, 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
DATE SET for TEACHER BREAKFAST
The Teacher Breakfast will be in our gym on Tuesday, August 22. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Our Meeting and Archdale United Methodist Church will be providing breakfast casseroles (sausage/egg) 9x13in. size. There are usually about 300 teachers who come to the breakfast so we need to have 15 from each church (total of 30) casseroles donated.
NOTE: There will be some vegetarians so we need a few meatless casseroles. If you can prepare a casserole or two, please let the Meeting office know (336-431-2918).
UPDATE: We currently have 8 casseroles volunteered. Need about 7 more.
YOUNG AT HEART—SUMMER COOKOUT
The Young at Heart Committee will host a Summer Cookout for all seniors on Thursday, August 24th at 11:30am. Tommy Rice will cook delicious hamburgers and hot dogs and the committee will furnish the trimmings. We have an impersonator of Kenny Rogers that will entertain us. Mark this event on your calendar and join us for a time of fun, food, and fellowship! Cost is only $4 each. Call the church office to sign up (336-431-2918).
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. Captain’s choice format. The fee is $60 per golfer/$240 per team. We are also looking for hole sponsors and
corporate sponsors if you are not a golfer! There will be lots of prizes. All players must be registered by Friday, September 1st, 2017. This year’s tournament honors the memory of James Hubert “Jim” Dale and Spencer Eldred Coltrain and Robert “Philmore” Plummer. Flyers are available in the foyer, on the information table or see Mike Lohr.
We will be serving dinner at the Neighborhood Cafe at Archdale United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 31. Please contact Debbie Butler or Elaine Albertson if you would be able to help serve or provide a dessert.
In August, a newsletter will be prepared for the fall months (September/October/November). As your committee/class/group makes plans for the fall, be sure to submit the information you would like in the newsletter by August 23rd. Thank you for helping us stay informed!
SUMMER CHOIR PRACTICES
During the summer, the choir will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm. We
will meet on August 30. Feel free to join us! We are always open to new members! Charlene
RIDE for MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Allen Sparks will be riding his bicycle this September to raise awareness of the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis in hopes of one day finding a cure. The fundraising event takes place in Historic New Bern NC, Sept. 9 & 10. With your generous support, he has been able to donate over $1,000 each year for many years. Let’s support his efforts by making tax-deductible donations (any amount is appreciated). Please make checks payable to National MS Society. Hand deliver to Allen or mail to: 3718 Lynn Oaks Dr., Trinity, NC 27370. Thank you!
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!