WHAT's HAPPENING

Updated August 3, 2018



C.O.A.T. FOOD DRIVE

THIS SUNDAY, August 5 ~ Non-perishable and canned food donations will be collected as Worship begins.  There will be a cart at the front of the Worship Room.  Please place your donations on the cart.  Donations will support COAT in helping to provide food for the less fortunate in our community. 

 

*AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING—MEAL*

We will have a meal before our August Monthly Meeting session on Wednesday, August 8.  The meal will begin at 6:15pm and the business session will be at 7:00pm.  Menu: Missions Committee’s famous salad bar!!

Donations received will go to Meal Packing Event.

 

DATE SET for TEACHER BREAKFAST And LOCATION CHANGE

The Teacher Breakfast will be Tuesday, August 21 at

POPLAR RIDGE FRIENDS MEETING! 

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). 

NEW TIME to deliver casseroles:  7:00AM—We have a shuttle prepared to take the casseroles from HERE to Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting but to get them there on time, we ask that you bring your casseroles HERE (Archdale Friends Meeting—Fellowship Hall kitchen) at 7:00AM.

Also, please prepare your casseroles in DISPOSABLE PANS so dishes are not lost.  THANK YOU in advance for your help with this ministry!


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE

This Sunday, August 5, the CE Committee will be meeting right after worship. It will be a quick meeting without a meal.

 

OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES (Homeless Shelter)

Next Wednesday, August 15th, 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.

 

Celebrating the Past and Preparing for the Future”

Sunday, August 26

Following worship and a carry-in meal, we will gather for a time of recalling and celebrating our past, especially the first 70 years of our existence as a Monthly Meeting.  We will be creating a timeline of Archdale Friends Meeting’s first 70 years.  Don Farlow will be leading us in our time together.  Be thinking about stories, events, activities, good times and times of struggle.  Just as families talk about stories and activities, there are stories which have made Archdale Friends what we are today.   I hope you can join us for this time of Celebration as we look at our past. 

August 26th (Celebrating the Past) is the first of three gatherings.

September 23, we will primarily consider the next 24 years, 1994-2018.

October 28, we will take some time to look together at our future.

Come and join us as we discover our past and prepare for our future!

 

 CRAFT BAZAAR - FUNDRAISER

Saturday, December 1 ~ 9AM – 1PM

Fundraiser Craft Bazaar in the fellowship hall.  Bring your homemade crafts, knick-knacks, jams, jellies, jewelry and etc.   Proceeds will go towards 2019 school supplies. 

 

Young at Heart—SUMMER LUNCHEON

The Young at Heart Committee will host a Summer Luncheon for all seniors on Thursday, August 23 at 11:30am.  Mark this event on your calendar and join us for a time of fun, food, and fellowship! Cost is only $4 each.

 

FALL NEWSLETTER

  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 21.  Thank you for helping us stay informed!

 

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

There is a NEW nursery sign up sheet posted outside Rusty’s office.  Please sign up to help with this ministry if you are interested. 

THANK YOU!!!

 

YOUTH GROUP VOLUNTEER NEEDED

We are looking for someone to help lead the Youth Group during their weekly meetings and coordinate events with Brandon and Rusty. This is a volunteer position and whomever feels called to this ministry will work closely with Brandon. Anyone that is interested in this ministry is encouraged to contact Brandon or Rusty.

 

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. 8 & 9. 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.

   

QUAKER MEN~GOLF TOURNAMENT

  Archdale Friends Quaker Men’s Thirteenth Annual Memorial Golf Tournament  will be held Thursday, September 20th at 1:00 PM (Lunch at 12:00PM and  Tee Time at  1:00PM) at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville. This will be  Captain's choice format.  The fee is $60.00 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  Tuesday, September 11th, 2018. 

   This year's tournament honors the memory of Jim Robertson and David Sechrest. Proceeds from this event help the Quaker Men

support lots of community projects including:  COAT, Relay for Life, Hospice of the Piedmont, CIS, Christmas Shoe Box  Ministry, Boy Scout Troop 25, Cheer fund, SERCO Club in Archdale,  Friends Disaster

Services, Quaker Lake and many, many more. 

   Call Mike Lohr at 336-434-2161 or the church office at 336-431-2918  for more information.

 

MEAL PACKING EVENT 2018

   Archdale Friends Meeting is stepping up our efforts for the November 17, 2018 meal packing event. This year, we

will not only support and package 20,000 meals for those struggling with food security in Haiti, but pack an additional 20,000 meals for our neighbors here in the Archdale, Trinity, and High Point area. Folks of all ages and abilities are welcome! 

   Visit archdalefriends.com to donate and sign up to volunteer. If you know someone who might be interested in becoming a financial sponsor of the event, you can also download the sponsorship letter.

 Questions? Contact Scott Haynes, 336-434-5349,  rshaynes52@gmail.com.

Isaiah 58:10 — Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.  Then your light will shine out from the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

 

Everyone is welcome at Archdale Friends Meeting. Each individual is loved and respected. There is that of God in each person and we desire to help each person find the path to Christ and His salvation.