This Week

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Mark these dates on your calendars.

November 18,  Angel Trees will be up.

December 17, gifts are due.

We will have nine families on our tree this year.



Stanley Community Choirs


3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday,

December 2-3, 2017

First Baptist Church, 409 Old Mt. Holly Road, Stanley, NC 28164

Nursery Provided for Children 0-3 years

Reception following each program

70 singers from 20 churches Live  Orchestra




Hanging of the greens Saturday, December 2nd at 9am in the sanctuary.  Come and help decorate the church for Christmas everyone is invited to help.



Poinsettias are $15 each, order forms are in the narthex, outside the church office and at CommonGround. Orders due by December 3.  Flowers will be in the sanctuary/flc Dec 17, you can take it home on Christmas Eve.



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.


Community Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, Nov. 21 @ 7pm

at Hickory Grove Baptist Church

What to bring:

  • two new Christmas Toys (for a male and a female, respectively) which will be donated to a deserving student at either Springfield Elementary School and / or Kiser Elementary School, Stanley, N.C. 28164
  • a Jar of Peanut Butter in addition to a jar of jelly which will be donated in support of Guardian Ad Litem of Gaston County and its Juvenile Division
  • Winter Jackets and coats (an initiative spearheaded by Bro. Tug Deason of Stanley Park and Recreation) which will be distributed to young ladiesand young gentlemen who are identified and in need of these specific items of clothing for warmth and comfort during this/these fall and winter months.




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

Dave McSwain, 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), The Family of Jeff Guinn, Floyd Henderson (TLC), Charlie Gunn (courtland terrace #87), Nancy Cruz, Gina Auton, The Bowen Family

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, Bob & Boots Cloninger, Stuart & Janie Dunsmore, Cameron Harris, Curtis Harris, Jan & Eddie Stewart, Dave & Lynn McSwain & Colby, Randy Ballard Family,  Ralph Coleman, Betty Jacobsen, Claude Lutz, Michael Thomas, Johnny Tyson, Margaret Robbins, Ethel White, Bowen Family, Sean Quinn, Sheila Gann, Helen Smith (TLC) Heidi (Mary Allen’s cousin) has brain tumor, Mike Tyson (Johnny’s brother), Harry Kelly, 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.


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