Daily Archives: August 2, 2016

This Week

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See calendar for MORE OF this week’s happenings

If you are interested in CCSL Co-ed

Volleyball for Team Embrace, ages 15 and up

Practices will begin end of August,

season is September-October

All games will be at First Baptist Church in Stanley,

Cost $30/person

Contact Kim Smith 704-616-5354

Deadline is August 20th, 2017


Walk with God daily

with the help of Pastor Mark Etchison’s devotions.

Sign-up at https://www.thepursuitoflove.org/contact-us/.


Meal &Bible Study with Mt. Pleasant

2717 Dallas Stanley HWY, Stanley

6:30 pm each Wednesday

Enjoy and delicious meal and then delve into the Word of God with Pastor Al Mills. Everyone is invited!


Stacey Messer & Sherman Norton will share details and photos from their mission trips on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm in the FLC.  Light pickups will be served.  Please plan to attend.

First United Methodist Church of

Stanley is having a


Talent of every variety will be featured!

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

At the Family Life Center on


5481 Hickory Grove Road.

Homemade Ice Cream and Cookies to follow.

Call 704-263-2691 for more info.

Sign-up sheets available at the church office.


Hi!  My name is Macy Miller.  I will be going into 5th grade this year and I want to be on Safety Patrol.  For my community service project, I have decided to do a book drive called “Give a Kid a Book.”  I love reading over the summer so I want to give kids that don’t have books to read the chance to read over the summer.

I am asking people to donate books or money for me to purchase books.   If you have books to donate, please let me know.  If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link below.  I would appreciate any donations you would like to make.  I hope that I will be the one that makes a difference in some kid’s summer.

Mark your envelope “Macy’s Project”



Confirmation  (2018)

A safe place for your youth to explore their faith. Confirmation will start January 2018 thru May 2018 For 5th thru 12th grade

 Fall/Advent Worship Planning Meeting

Worship leaders, worship committee and anyone who is interested in diving into scripture for Fall/Advent worship services come to the meeting August 12 from 9am –12:30pm at the UNITED! Center. Everyone is welcome!

Cub Scouts

Church Family, Pack 49 is in need of leaders and support.  In most cases, we just need one hour on Monday evening. We’ve had a number of leaders recently move or crossover to Boy Scouts.

If you are interested Pack 49 needs:


2 Den Leaders

Assistant Cubmaster

We need to train a new

Committee Chairperson

If you are able to help please contact

Sean Bloom at 704-737-7376. Thank you!



Phoenix Community Outreach Center in Gastonia, needs new and gently used towels, pots & pans, big skillet, big electric griddle, any kitchen items, paper plates, paper cups, groups to bring or cook breakfast or lunch or bring sandwich supplies.  The center is a place where the homeless can take a shower, wash clothes, eat a meal and receive help applying for food stamps and other assistance. If you would like to help please bring items to the church office.


Current Prayer Request

Claude Lutz, Janie Dunsmore, Beverly Fisher and family, The Family of Gladys Cope, Vember Quinn (Chris Tessnear’s mother), Betty Jacobsen (broke foot), Johnny Tyson, Margaret Robbins, Jeff Guinn (Brian Center Gastonia #100), Family of Peggy Moore Hayes, Ethel White, Sean Quinn, Dan Doster , Sheila Gann, The Family of Luke Shields, Helen Smith (TLC) Heidi (Mary Allen’s cousin) has brain tumor, Mike Tyson (Johnny’s brother), Harry Kelly, Jerry Ellis, Cameron Harris, Hank Koehler (Bill & Rita’s grandson), Rita McElwain (Sonja Johnson’s mother) John Bowen, Family of Margaret Green, Family of Mike Cantrell, Linda Bridges, (Lori Garrison’s mother), Rebecca Pittilo, Jakob Kirkendall, Erica Summey (upcoming surgery)

Continued Prayer

Eric Ballard, Donald, Lucille & Sherry Causey, Lee Stone, Mac & Anne Martin, Ray & Becky Hovis & Family, Judy Hinson, Chris Tessnear & her mother- Vember Quinn, Jim & Sharon Cantrell, Gail Marlow, Brenda Gantt, Ted & Weeta Garner, Jane Summey, Janice Clubb, Donna Bumgarner, Charlie Gunn, Naomi Cannon, Ted & Joyce Reid, Doug & Teresa West, Bob & Boots Cloninger, Stuart Dunsmore, Cameron Harris, Curtis Harris, Jan & Eddie Stewart, Floyd Henderson (TLC #519), Dave & Lynn McSwain & Colby, Randy Ballard Family, Freda Burch, Ronda Furr (home), Steven Haynes, Gary Clubb, Ralph Coleman (home), Claire Dagenhart & Family (health concerns), Bill, Dee, Charity & Will Coleman (Bill’s mother lives in Ohio and has untreatable cancer), Walker Huskins (Archie’s brother), Anna Gribble Pasour, Anna Bowen, Kelly Bowen Family, Jane Webb, Jerry Allred (Chris Tessnear’s uncle), Garyn Campbell (Pat Ramey’s grand nephew), Klaire Benge, Johnsie Shaver (melanoma), Rachel Nokes (Wendy Davis’ Mother), Nina Tony, Ashton Lloyd, Larry & Sue Clinton, Robert Brotherton, Jean Chaney (cancer), Kay Sigmon (Gail Marlow’s sister-in-law) cancer, Max Jonathas, Susan & Eddie Wyatt, Our Nation, Marcella Chapman, Dana Hellard, Betty Heath, Grace Gronte, Bill & Glenda Hinkle, Jack Patterson, Barbara Cogan (friend of Sandy Mason)


Prayer requests are removed after 4 weeks unless

requested to stay on, if you need someone or yourself

added back on please contact the church office.