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December 17, gifts are due.

We will have nine families on our tree this year.


We would like to invite all the AMENS and the church  to join us for a Christmas celebration at the Billy Graham Library on Thursday, December 14th, leaving from the FLC at 9:30. We will tour the Library and enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations. Lunch will be at the Library. We will return around 2, in time for those with family responsibilities. We are looking forward to seeing you then!


December 10th 4:30pm at Common aground will be our Christmas play, The Christmas Shoe Tree. We would love to have the whole church family come out to support our children.



Each year we are given the opportunity to show our staff how much we appreciate what they have given to us and our community throughout the year. We will be collecting a LOVE offering December 3 and 10. Your checks made out to FUMC should indicate staff gift on your checks or envelopes. The money will be divided amongst our staff and given to them before Christmas.

Rev. Noel Sweezy-Senior Pastor

Rev. Mark Etchison-Minister of Discipleship

Tabitha Owens-Ministry Coordinator

Amber Randall-Children’s Minister

Lou Price-Common Ground Music Coordinator

Dianne Lynch- Custodian

The Girls Scouts  are collecting new or gently used blankets for the residents at the Stanley Total Living Center . Collection bins are available at both campuses.





Curious about God?  who You are?  why you’re here?

CHOSEN 2018 is a spiritual adventure in which 5th-12th grade students explore their life with God in a safe, supportive environment with fellow students and adult friends-in-faith.  We will meet weekly on Sundays from 4:30-6:00pm on CommonGround, beginning January 7 until the end of the school year.  In addition to weekly sessions, we will set off on numerous field-trips, a couple weekend retreats, a mission lock-in, and much more.

There will be an Information/Registration Meeting for youth and their parent(s)/guardian(s) on Sunday, December 10 @ 4:00-4:30pm in the Family Life Center on CommonGround.  All are welcome.

For more info, contact Pastor Noel @ 704-685-2873 or

 Financial Support is needed.

Donations can be marked “Confirmation.”


Youth Open Gym Sundays 3pm—4:30pm@CommonGround

6:15 p.m.Sundays Adult Open Gym 



Did you Know?  The Faith Community Nurses for FUMC– Stanley are Valerie Moore & Myra Walsburger.

Both have been certified as FCN by the NC State Board of Nursing and are excited to begin this ministry-

The mission of Faith Community Nursing is to intentionally integrate the practices of faith and nursing so that people can achieve wholeness in, with, and through the community of faith in which they serve. Throughout scripture God calls people of faith to healing.

Church Health cultivates relationships with individuals and congregations to encourage, educate and equip people to build and sustain healing ministries.  Myra and Valerie will be doing blood pressure checks on the 1st Sunday of each month.


Stay connected with Youth activities. 

Follow us on Instagram @ fumcyouth17 and add us on Snapchat @ fumcyouth17.  You can also join us on Band.  For more information,  text Samantha Miller at 704-737-0973.

Get Konnected with Kids Konnect by following us on Instagram @kidskonnect or by liking our Facebook page @KidsKonnectatCG

For more information call Amber Randall at 704-898-4336 or email at


Current Prayer Request

Ethel White (tests12/18), Martha Eudy, Bob Cloninger in the loss of Boots, Shirley Gunn in the loss of Charlie, Ralph Coleman (Hospice @Home) Margaret Henderson, Laura McGuire, Donnie White, Glenda Bumgarner in the loss of her sister, Tim Taylor, Janice Clubb, Chris Tessnear in the loss of her mother & uncle, Frances Rudisill (Peak Resources Cherryville), Floyd Henderson (TLC) The Bowen Family, Scott Ballard, Steve Mitchell

Continued Prayer

Margaret Robbins, Eric Ballard, Donald, Lucille & Sherry Causey, Lee Stone, Mac & Anne Martin, Ray & Becky Hovis & Family, Judy Hinson, Jim & Sharon Cantrell, Gail Marlow, Brenda Gantt, Ted & Weeta Garner, Jane Summey, Donna Bumgarner, Naomi Cannon, Ted & Joyce Reid, Doug & Teresa West, Stuart & Janie Dunsmore, Cameron Harris, Curtis Harris, Jan & Eddie Stewart, Dave & Lynn McSwain & Colby, Randy Ballard Family, Betty Jacobsen, Claude Lutz, Michael Thomas, Johnny Tyson, Margaret Robbins, Bowen Family, Sean Quinn, Sheila Gann, Helen Smith (TLC) Heidi (Mary Allen’s cousin) has brain tumor, Mike Tyson (Johnny’s brother), Jerry Ellis, Baby Autumn & Family, Sheila Johnson, Melissa Oakley, Cindy Burton’s Mother-Carla Bouregious & Brother-Joseph Ervin, Buck Quinn (Chris Tessnear’s uncle), Kim Holdren (Todd Burton’s sister), Susan & Eddie Wyatt, Garyn Campbell (Pat Ramey’s grand nephew), Klaire Benge, Johnsie Shaver (melanoma), Rachel Nokes (Wendy Davis’ Mother), Robert Brotherton, Jean Chaney (cancer), Kay Sigmon (Gail Marlow’s sister-in-law) cancer

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.