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$50,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE

God is Great! We’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to pay off the loan to the Family Life Center! What a blessing that our church can be debt free before building our next worship space! Every dollar you give is doubled!

Volleyball Schedule all games played @1st Baptist Stanley

Operation Warm

$20 buys a coat for a child @ Kiser    Mark your envelope coats

Methodist Women’s Casserole Sale

The Women’s casserole sale will be Saturday, November 23, 8am-12pm. If you would like to donate a casserole, bring it to the Family Life Center the freezer is on.

New MEDITATION Group

Thursdays @ 6:30pm at CommonGround

(5481 Hickory Grove Road, Stanley)

We will meet at the beginning of the Prayer Trail behind the Life Center through the Archway.

ALL Welcome.

NEW Contemplative Outreach begins Sunday, November 10, @10am @ CommonGround in the small dining room

In our world of dizzying pace and swirling noise, we long for space to just

BE STILL,

to BE more than the sum of our accomplishments,

to simply BE KNOWN and to KNOW.

To meet this essential need in our community, FUMC-Stanley is exploring how we might cultivate a new contemplative experience where our neighbors can encounter the Spirit of Jesus

through soul-full music, meditation upon life-giving scripture, and healing silence.

If you are interested in helping to launch this new contemplative outreach, 

please contact Amy Etchison meeka0725@gmail.com

United! Community Prayer

  Thursdays @ 8:30am—9am   

  @CommonGround United! Community Garden

Homecoming

ITEMS NEEDED FOR TIME CAPSULE

We also need small compact items that reflect our years of our life and ministry on our Main St. Campus. Items will be placed in a time capsule that will be buried at our CommonGround Campus. Please bring these items on Homecoming Sunday, September 29th.

Joint Wednesday Night Dinner & Bible Study 

Enjoy a Home-cooked Meal with Friends, as you Soak up God’s Word .Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00pm at Mt. Pleasant UMC

Current Week Prayer Request

Bob Cloninger, Doug & Teresa West, George Spivey (brain tumor)

2nd week prayer request

Dave McGuire, Carolyn Huskins, Pat Ramey, Kim Holdren (Phylis & Ken Burton’s daughter), Marvin Nanney

3rd week prayer request

Sandra Moore, Bill Morgan Courtland Terrace #67A, Danny Matar & family (loss of grandmother), Gary & Janice Clubb Terrace Ridge #213  Gastonia, the Luckey Family in the death of Vance Luckey’s preschool granddaughter

4th week prayer request

Melissa Wagner, Betty Jacobsen, Becky Davidson, The Marr Family, Thomasina Jenkins, Gail Helderman

(names will come off after 4 weeks unless noted as an extended request)

 Extended Prayer Requests

Margaret Robbins, Jim Cantrell, Donnie Hough, John Cannon, Ted & Joyce Reid, Pat Ramey, Diane Overman, Sherry Causey, Janice Clubb, Floyd Henderson, Naomi Cannon, Donna Bumgarner, Cameron Harris, Rachael Nokes (Wendy Davis’ mother), Rita McElwaine (Sonja Johnson’s mother), Tom Steagald (prostate cancer), Walter Link, Pam Barfield

(names will come off after 4 weeks unless noted as an extended request)

 As we follow the Spirit’s lead to CommonGround, our fifth campus in the life of the congregation, let us be in prayer together, asking God to use the Main St. campus to continue to bless our community, as it has so richly blessed us