First Presbyterian Church
Volume 52, Issue 21
November 5, 2014
November 16th is Stewardship Commitment Sunday.
Let’s all join together to support the life-changing ministries here at
First Presbyterian! Make your pledge November 16th!
 Upcoming Music in Worship 
In addition to service music and anthems by our Covenant Choir
Sunday, November 9
9:00 Larry Porter, piano and Brandon Mangum, trombone
11:00 Chapel Chimes
9:45 Rehearsal
Sunday, November 16
Commitment Sunday
9:00 Gene Beazlie, soloist
11 a.m. Youth Choir and Covenant Choir
9:30 Rehearsal
Sunday, November 23
Kendra Biddle, flute
Sunday, November 30
Men’s Quartet
Extra! Extra! Sing All about It (Christmas, that is)
Special Music Rehearsal for Covenant and Youth Choirs - Saturday, November 15
From 10:00 a.m. – Noon on November 15 the Covenant Choir will have an extra rehearsal to work on Advent and Christmas music.
The Choirs will rehearse separately and together in preparation for worship on November 16 and for the Service of Lessons and
Carols on December 14.
First Presbyterian Church presents
Bel Canto Company
in a Free Christmas Choral Concert
Monday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
If you would like to help sponsor this concert, please make a check out to
First Presbyterian Church and mark Bel Canto in the memo line.
We welcome your contribution to help bring this wonderful gift to our community!
Christmas Poinsettias and Wreaths – Please use this form to order Christmas poinsettias and
wreaths to decorate our sanctuary for Advent and Christmas. Afterward, the poinsettias will be
delivered to our shut-ins. The price is $20.00. Orders and payment must be received by Sunday,
November 23rd. Make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and marked “for poinsettias
and wreaths.” Please print below and submit to the church office.
In honor of___________________________________________________________________
In memory of _________________________________________________________________
Given by ____________________________________________________________________
Trunk or Treat
We had a great turnout of
more than 20 Trunks this
year; around 200 trick or
treaters and new this year the photo booth took pics of
around 100 families!
2nd Prize - The PW trunk (Tropical Island Trunk)
1st Prize - The Hanfs (70's
Disco Trunk)
3rd Prize - Mother-Daugter Kay and Leanne
Willis (Traditional Halloween Trunk)
Check out those costumes!
North Carolina Presbyterian Pilgrimage:
Are you Considering Deepening Your Spiritual Journey?
Pilgrimage is an intensive three day Christian experience that is designed to provide a significant foundation for individual
and community spiritual growth. Grace and Growth are combined in an exciting and energetic way.
At the Pilgrimage the participants become increasingly aware that they are a part of a community abounding in God's
grace. The three days are a triple encounter: with Christ; with Christian brothers and sisters; and with a Christian
What happens during the Weekend? The weekend is an experience in Christian sharing and living. During the 72
hours, fourteen talks will be presented: four talks are given by pastors and ten by lay people. The weekend also includes
chapel each morning, communion, small group discussions, sharing, music, singing, laughter, and prayer. The talks are
discussed by the participants and will include a Christian perspective on the following subjects:
Lay People in the Church
Importance of Study
A day in the Life of a Christian
Apostolic Action
Obstacles to a Life in Grace
Christian Actions in the Community
Each of the talks deals with living one's life in God's grace.
When and Where is a Pilgrimage Held? Pilgrimages are held seven times per year, usually in February, March, April,
May, September, October and November at various facilities throughout the Wilkesboro, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and
Fayetteville area of central North Carolina
2014 -2015 Dates and Locations
Camp Dixie
Camp Hanes
Camp Dixie
Camp Harrison
** Arise is a Pilgrimage-like weekend that is tailored
How Can I Attend a Pilgrimage? If you would like to attend a Pilgrimage weekend please contact an individual who has
previously attended. Please also speak to your pastor since a pastor must sign the registration when you decide to attend
How Much Does the Weekend Cost? Costs are kept to an absolute minimum to cover the cost of lodging, meals, and
supplies for the weekend. Since it is not desired that a lack of funds might keep any person from attending, scholarships
are available. Weekend costs are expected to range around $160.
May I Go with a Spouse or Friend? Yes, it is strongly recommended that spouses and friends attend a first Pilgrimage
weekend together. Marriages and friendships can be strengthened and deepened by the experience.
A Closing Note. Not everyone who attends a Pilgrimage weekend will receive the same benefit; but all who attend will be
blessed, will be strengthened in their desire to be a blessing in their churches and Christian communities.
Can you see it?
We’re almost there…we owe less than $850,000 on our
Living Our Faith campaign debt that was nearly
$2,000,000 just over a year ago. When our debt is
retired, we will be freed up to focus our financial
resources in other areas, such as Missions. We love
supporting the ministries below, but our benevolent giving is only
about 5% of our budget. We want to do so much more! The sooner
we all complete our pledges to the Living Our Faith campaign, the
sooner we will be able give more to those ministries that touch so
many lives with the love of Christ!
During the Week
Yoga Class
Come join our chair yoga class at 11:00 a.m. on
Thursdays in the Family Life Center as we form tree
pose, happy cat, angry cat, and practice backing up
the car. As our teacher Leanne Case says, "If you
do something every day, you'll always be able to do
it." $7 per session, or $25 for the month if you pay
Wednesday Night Dinner and Bible Study
Come join your family and friends for a wonderful
meal as well as Bible study on The Ten Great
Themes of the Bible.
Pricing for the meals is as follows: $7.00 for adults
(13+), $5.00 for children ages 12 and under, $20.00
max per family, and $8.00 take-out meals.
We also offer online prepay for Wednesday night
meals! Just go to www.firstpreshp.org and click on
online giving.
Reservations, as always, are important. We need
to know how much food to buy and prepare. The
Team’s number one goal in providing this new
concept for Wednesday night dinners is to bring
more people together for fellowship and learning.
We hope to see you Wednesday night and wish
everyone “Bon Apetit”!
M.O.M.S Fall Calendar
If you are the mother of an infant, preschool, or
elementary-aged child, please join us! We meet
most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
November 4 – TBA
November 18 – Family Night
Thanksgiving in FLC
December 2 – Pinterest Christmas Crafts!!
December 16 – Christmas
Celebration (Baby Shower for Baby
New! Reading Group
Please join us on the second
Wednesday morning of each
month at 10:00 a.m. in the
church library for a
discussion of a selected
book. Our fall selections are
listed below:
Nov 12th: Girl Meets God
by Lauren Winner
Dec 10th: Surprised by Joy
by C.S. Lewis
The Deriter Club, FPC’s Senior Adult Group, is
open to all seniors who are interested in fun
programs and a time of fellowship. We meet the
second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon in the
Family Life Center – here is our upcoming schedule.
We hope you can join us!
November 11 – Road trip to Bear Creek’s
“Fruit Cake Factory” and a stop for lunch
along the way
December 9 – Lunch at FPC and then a
tour Linbrook Heritage Estate in Trinity,
NC or visit Old Salem, enjoy a candle tea
service at 1pm, then lunch at the Tavern in
January 13 – either a trip to Charlotte to see
the Billy Graham Library or Guest speakers
on fitness and balance (depending on
Children’s Ministries News
Sunday Afternoons - for Children K-5th Grade
– Children in this age group have an opportunity
every Sunday afternoon to participate in a world
renowned Montessori based program called Godly
Play where children can explore their faith through
story, wonder and play. After Godly Play, children
can go to music classes for Cherub Choir (K – 2nd
grade) or Chapel Chimes (3rd – 5th grade). Parents
are always welcome to stay and be a helper. Most
parents use the two hours to do other things
knowing their kids are safe with trusted church
leaders. Come and see – we have lots of room for
more children!
 4:15 p.m. – Godly Play (K-5th grade)
 5:15 p.m. – Cherub Choir (K-2nd grade)
 5:15 p.m. – Chapel Chimes (3rd-5th grade)
Dates of Upcoming Events
 November 9th 12:00 p.m. ~ Special
Interest meeting for the Christmas
 November 23rd 11:00 service ~ Pennies
for Hunger
 November 23rd 12:00 p.m. ~ Kids of the
 November 30th 9:40 p.m. ~ Advent
Wreath Making (Intergenerational activity
in the FLC – Everyone is invited!)
If you have any questions about Children’s
Ministries, contact Director, Kristina Gilbert –
[email protected]
Pictured left:
Godly Play
Kids of the Covenant - for 4th and 5th Graders
– We will meet in November on the 23rd
(November 9th is the casting for the Christmas
pageant) directly following the 11:00 service, and
December 14th – Lunch is provided in the FLC
and activities are usually service projects or
games, and always FUN. There is lots of room
for more participants. Come and see!
Sunday School - for all ages is from 9:40 –
10:40 a.m. every Sunday – Children are to be
taken to and picked up from the following
Ages 2-3 – Preschool room 103
Ages 4, 5, K – Preschool room 102
Grades 1-3 – Upstairs room 203
Grades 4-5 – Upstairs room 205
Beginning November 30th all children and
parents will meet in the Family Life Center for
special Advent activities.
Pictured right:
Cherub Choir
Pictured below:
Chapel Chimes
Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC)
meets on Sunday evenings Sept – May. Over the
summer, youth participate in mission trips, help
with Vacation Bible School and attend Montreat
Conferences. Contact Rev. Jeanette Quick
Sandlin for more information at
[email protected]
Upcoming Middle School Events:
November 9: Rob Bell Bible Study
November 16: Mobile Meals Cards
Upcoming High School Events:
November 7-8: Lock-In
November 16: bible study with Brian and Cat
Indulgences Announcement
Busy lives keep us from doing all of the things we hoped to have done for our families, friends, neighbors,
and ourselves. Everyone can use a little extra help, and the bonus is, by asking for help, we are supporting our
church's youth. When we allow our youth to help us accomplish the many things there never seems enough
time to accomplish, we are allowing our youth to deepen their understanding of service, building
relationships between generations, and helping them go to on to experience mission and ministry
opportunities through our church. If that is not a great enough reason, by allowing our youth to help you
with projects, we also keep our youngest members close to us as our church continues to grow and serve
others. Contact us if you would like to share in their excitement and give yourself a break at the same time.
Each season brings lots of extra work. Sometimes we have a neighbor that just needs a little extra
help. Consider asking for help or sending help to a shut-in or friend that just needs a little extra support. Let
the PYC come to the rescue through INDULGENCES!
The leaves just keep on coming down, need help raking and bagging?
The garden harvest is ending, need help weeding or turning the garden over for the winter?
Need help spreading pine straw or mulch?
Need help planting your spring bulbs?
Need help getting your grocery shopping done or prepping for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner?
Do you have any errands that just never seem to get done?
Need help preparing your home for Christmas or Easter?
How about taking a day or night off from the kids and let the PYC youth babysit or take your little
ones to the movies and park for you?
Need help cleaning your home, garage, workshop, and attic?
Do you have a special project that keeps getting put off?
Contact: Leanne Willis [email protected] / 336- 688-0740 or Robin Sizemore
[email protected] / 336-847-1255 or to schedule your next "job well done."
Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Comes Again!
The year has turned its circle, the seasons come and go. The harvest all is
gathered in and chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasurers, the fields their yellow grain. So open
wide the doorway—Thanksgiving again! On Thanksgiving Day at 12 noon
bring several of your favorite dishes to the Family Life Center. With relatives
and friends, let’s celebrate the joys of this season together. No reservations needed.
Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, November 30, 2014 – 9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
This is an intergenerational event where families can make
a wreath for their homes. Everyone is invited!
Candles, rings, foam oasis for fresh greens will be provided.
Bring pruning shears and greens from your yard to share if you
are able.
Discover FPC
If you are interested in learning more about the various opportunities for growth, worship, and serving,
join us for our next Discover FPC class. Discover FPC is a gathering hosted by the staff of First
Presbyterian Church on a quarterly basis. It is held on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in room 002, in the
adult classroom suite below the sanctuary. Here at FPC, we want you to have the opportunity to
discover the various ways you might engage your life of faith here. This class will give you the chance
to get to know us and learn more about our church.
Please register for this 3-week series of “Discover FPC” by contacting Erin Bowers at 884-2248 or
[email protected]
Discover FPC will be held January 18, 25, and February 1, 2015; April 19, 26, and May 3, 2015; and
July 19, 26, and August 2, 2015.
Presbyterian Women
Presbyterian Women Monday, December 1st at 11:45 a.m.
Nursery Available
Program: “A Christmas Musical Review” by "The Petal
Points", High Point University’s All Female Acapella Group
Make or cancel reservations by calling the church office at
884-2248 or emailing Ashley at [email protected]
Are you working or have other commitments? Come and leave
as your schedule allows.
Lunch $6 - Baked Chicken, Broccoli Salad, Stir Fry Vegetables,
Rolls, Red Velvet Cake
Mission Opportunity - Bring a Toy for the Salvation Army Toy
Upcoming Events 2015
January 5
11:45 a.m.
Program Speaker and/or Topic
Dr. Erin Bowers – Bible Trivia
Join us this month for delicious soups prepared by our own Presbyterian Women.
February 2
11:45 a.m.
Liz Samuels, Communities in Schools Coordinator at Northwood Elementary and former teacher at
Ferndale Middle. Liz will share stories she has written about her family. Come join us for a
Tea/luncheon this month.
March 2
11:45 a.m.
Estie Culler Bennington, author of Insanity on the Road to Glory
Former Clerk of Superior Court in Guilford County
April 6
*6:00 p.m.
Cathy Weaver, Executive Director of Guide Posts of Strength, Inc.
GPS is a nonprofit resource designed to help local cancer patients and their families better navigate
their cancer journey. Cathy is a former columnist for the Greensboro News and Record and the
author of chemofields.com, a blog about her breast cancer journey. http://www.cancergps.org
*Note: This is an evening meeting
May 4
11:45 a.m.
Annual Meeting including Honorary Life Membership and Installation of Officers
The annual High Point CROP Walk was a
success for First Presbyterian! After it was
all said and done we managed to raise
$2,334 to help end world hunger.
Mobile Meals Needs Your Help
Are you between jobs? Newly retired? A
young mother who can spare an hour or
two? Mobile Meals needs volunteers on
Tuesday mornings! If you can possibly
spare an hour and a half each Tuesday or
one time per month, please consider
helping with this local mission. The rewards
are immeasurable. Please call Pat Hudspeth
at 687-0923 or the church office at 8842248 if you are interested in volunteering.
Main Street Coalition ~ Fill the Bus
The “Fill the Bus Campaign” is an ongoing
food collection project focused on
providing canned goods and other nonperishables to local food banks. In October
we are collecting canned meats and fish
(stewed beef, spam, vienna sausage,
ham, dried beef, chicken, tuna, salmon,
etc.). Collection baskets are in the pantry
(the former choir robe room).
ACTS Ministry
The unsheltered homeless in High Point
are in need of tents, sleeping bags, small
portion food, water, and paper products for
their nourishment needs. If any members
would like to contribute, please call Dick
Becker at 869-3145 so he can pick it up. If
you would like to donate items please drop
them off in the gathering area.
meets each
morning from
8:30-10:00 in
the Session Room of the Church. A
workbook that covers fundamental jobsearch strategy is provided each participant.
Trained facilitators lead the discussions
along with having at least one guest speaker
each month. This mission was started
about four years ago. Many have attended
and many have found employment.
We encourage the congregation to help
promote this program.
Schedule and Topics:
~ November 10 – Completing and
Formatting Resumes
~ November 17 – Getting Those
Resumes Out and About
~ November 24 – Interviewing Skills,
Preparing for the Interview
Congregational Care
Congratulations to Teresa and Ray Bretzmann in the October 27th birth of their granddaughter, Allison
Elizabeth. Proud parents Jay and Casey Allison Bretzmann Leach (Manassas, VA) write: “Our precious little
Allison (Allie) Elizabeth was born this morning at 6:33. She weighs 7lb. 15oz. And is 21 in. long. We are
incredibly blessed and Hannah is SO excited to be a big sister! Thank you all for your love and prayers.”
Hospitalized: Jay Van Kleef, Baptist.
Recovering at Home: Wayne Veach, 8505 Mahala Dr., High Point, NC 27265; Carl Adams, 3518
Langdale Drive, High Point, NC 27265; Winfred Douglas, 17 N Forrest Dr., Thomasville, NC 27360; Don
Hunt, 920 Shamrock Rd., High Point, NC 27265; June Bailey, 1575 John Knox Dr. Apt HT215, Colfax, NC
27235; Joann Jones, 6512 Mendenhall Rd., Archdale, NC 27263.
Continuing Prayer: Nelle Bailey, 1575 John Knox Dr. PB215, Colfax, 27235; Ryland Redpath, 910
Northshore Ct., High Point, 27265; Carol Courts, 1575 John Knox Dr. Winged Foot Rm. 300, Colfax,
27235; Hazel Long, 1575 John Knox Dr. Apt. C204, Colfax, 27235; Charles Fisher, 1575 John Knox Dr.
Winged Foot Rm. 326, Colfax, NC 27235; Carol Allen, 1575 John Knox Dr. Apt. HT116, Colfax, 27235;
Lois Blue, McEwen House, 1315 Greensboro Rd., Room 8012, High Point, NC 27260; Nelda Hylton, 1575
John Knox Dr., Apt. 136 Muirfield, Colfax, NC, 27235; Jan Cheek; Loretta Hoppe, 3808 Blairwood St.,
High Point, NC 27265; JD McGuinn, 220 Westdale Dr., High Point, NC 27265; Stu Crawford, 3801
Montclaire Ct., High Point, NC 27265; Sadie Martin, 1575 John Knox Dr. Muirfield 230, Colfax, NC 27235;
Skip Queen, 1206 Devlin Ct, High Point, NC 27262; Dorris Koontz, 1575 John Knox Drive, Apt D205,
Colfax, 27235; Etta Walser, Westchester Manor, 1765 Westchester Drive, Room 413, High Point, NC 27262;
Marc Mann; Ann Levina, 619 W Lexington Ave., High Point, NC 27262; John McGinty, 1575 John Knox
Dr PB125, Colfax, 27235; Priscilla Davis, 1765 Westchester Drive, Apt 320, High Point, NC 27262; Judy
Haworth, 1575 John Knox Drive, PB118, Colfax, NC 27235; Kay Hodge, 2680 N. Forrest Rd. Apt 240,
Getzville, NY 14068; Mike Postler.
Military: Seth Hall, 91-1139 Kamoaha Loop #3-G,
Kapolei HI 96707; Mitchell Kiser; John Cooper, Lcpl
Cooper, John D., 129 Acorn Way, Richlands, NC 28574;
Lance Corporal Charles D. Peksa, 300 Village Drive,
Apt. L7, Jacksonville, NC 28546; and Colonel Scott W.
Kelly, 135 Gorgas Rd., Wahiawa, HI 96786.
The Workingest Church
November 2014
Please make note of the date you are scheduled to
serve in your area of ministry.
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
Maddie Brown and Khloe Roberson
Alex Cook and Trip Murray
Delaney Hanf and Mallory Cook
Anna Wetherington and Cadence Rainey
Trip Murray and Khloe Roberson
Wee Kirk
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
Marianne King
Kelly Wesney
Hollis Bethune
Daphne Roberson
Beth Caress/Kristina Gilbert
Infant Nursery Schedule
November 2
Jeanne Lassiter
November 9
Casey Lowe
November 16
Meagan Lewis / Jen Tuft
November 23
Alison Grein
November 30
Casey Lowe
Raven Ash, Afternoon Office Assistant, Ext. 33
[email protected]
Honey Humphrey, Morning Office Assistant, Ext. 33
[email protected]
Sheila Beane, Office Manager, Ext. 32
[email protected]
Ashley Beason, Church Secretary, Ext. 21
[email protected]
Kristina Gilbert, Director of Children’s Ministries, Ext. 22
[email protected]
Judith Millar, Organist, Ext. 28
[email protected]
Elizabeth Gulley, Director Of Music, Ext. 29
[email protected]
Jeanette Quick Sandlin, Director of Christian Ed., Ext. 24
[email protected]
Ken Meeks, Parish Associate
[email protected]
Erin Kesterson Bowers, Associate Minister, Ext. 25
[email protected]
Ken Broman-Fulks, Senior Minister, Ext. 30
[email protected]
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