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posted Jul 23, 2018, 8:21 AM by Christina Barnes   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 8:21 AM ]

Women’s Circle Bible Studies

All are invited to join us for Bible Study

God’s Promise:

I AM WITH YOU

By Amy Poling Sutherlun

The Women have several groups that will meet once a month for study and fellowship. This study will examine God’s promises to be with us wherever we go or whatever our circumstances.

There are several options:

The First Monday of the month this group meets in the Church Library at 10:00am beginning August 27. This group is thrilled Robbie Harrell will be leading their Bible lessons. For more information contact: Betsy Lee: 739-5129; Mildred Barrett: 739-6580; Sally Nantz: 739-6377; Lillian Koonce: 739-9773

The Second Monday of the month this group meets in local restaurants announced in the bulletin and Branch. We will begin September 10 at 6:00pm. Nancy Herthel is leading their Bible lessons and you can contact her for more information. (738-2840)

If you would like a book, contact one of the leaders and they will order you one. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Other groups coming...

 

Shipwrecked!

posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:03 AM by Christina Barnes

Send your kids on an impacting island adventure!
At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! arts and crafts, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot!

Register by following the link on our homepage! 

Baccalaureate Sunday

posted Jun 18, 2018, 7:51 AM by Christina Barnes

Baccalaureate Sunday ~ Congrats to our high school seniors! Connor Kinlaw (not pictured), Caleb Wilkerson, Betsie Miller, McKnight Pope, Wilson McGuirt; our junior Marshals, Conor Metzger and Hunter McDuffie (with Pastor David)

Funeral service for Patrick Adam Pait, June 7th, 2018

posted Jun 18, 2018, 7:48 AM by Christina Barnes

We broadcasted our beloved Patrick's service due to very high attendance, and those who were part of the overflow watched from our fellowship hall. Since this had to be done online, many viewers who were unable to attend had the ability to attend virtually via our live stream. This is a recording of the live stream for anyone who was unable to make it and still would like to see the video. 

Graduates

posted May 3, 2018, 12:44 PM by Christina Barnes

If a member of your family is graduating or has graduated this year, please send us any graduation information you’d like to share along with a photo (if you have one) for an upcoming issue of the Branch highlighting our graduates.

heathermiller@fpclumberton.org

or

christina@fpclumberton.org

 

Fish Fry

posted May 3, 2018, 12:43 PM by Christina Barnes

Fish Fry

May 16th

5:45pm

Fellowship Hall

 

 

There is no cost , but please RSVP to the church office.

Come celebrate another great year of Wednesday nights together!

 

Mission Committee Spreads FPC Love Near and Far

posted May 3, 2018, 12:42 PM by Christina Barnes

In January of this year, the Session asked the Mission Committee to help distribute from the abundance of our 2017 budget. The Mission Committee developed a plan and a mission to seek out individuals and/or groups with worthy missions where FPC could make a significant difference with their giving. After several months of receiving and reviewing requests, the Mission Committee presented the following requests to the Session at their April 22 meeting where they were granted:


Þ Fayetteville Friendship House - $2500 – an intentional living community providing affordable, integrated housing for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living with healthcare professional students. These group homes are being built in partnership with Highland Presbyterian Church (to include adjoining land) and Campbell Medical School, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and Fayetteville State students. It is not only a Presbyterian mission but ecumenically supported throughout the community and state.

 Þ FPC Disaster Relief Fund - $2,000 – After Hurricane Matthew, many churches and communities sent financial aid to help our community in its recovery efforts. This fund will allow FPC to send support quickly following disasters to those in need.

 Þ Congregational Care - $1500 – Last year Congregational Care Committee provided the Mennonite Pig Pickin’ and other special events which strained their budget. This additional funding will enable them to continue their work within our congregation as we now sponsor the Brethren Disaster Ministry.

 Þ Lumberton Christian Care - $1533 – LCC provided meals daily to up to 100 people and houses up to 20 persons per night. This money will allow them to purchase an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) and the training involved for staff and volunteers. LCC is partnering with Compassion for U to provide educational tools and encouragement for healthier living for its clients as well.

 Þ Camp Monroe “Grumpy Old Men” -$5,000 – Each Friday a group of men organized by the Retired Rev Howard Whitehurst meet at Camp Monroe and work on various maintenance projects around the camp. They have redecked docks by the lake, rebuilt the entrance, and are now working on heating and cooling cabins, this group takes its mission to be the “Hands and Feet of Christ” to heart. It was one of Wright Killian’s favorite activities and you might just spot one or two of FPC men there on any Friday. This money is specifically for their projects, not the general fund.                                   

Þ Living Waters of the World - $8000 – This money will be used to build a building for a water filtration system in LaValle, Haiti.  Once completed with the well, the solar panels and filtration system, this water building will provide clean water to the village, a school, and a church. We will build this in partnership with our covenant churches: First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, Texas and Central Presbyterian Church, Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

  The Mission Committee also worked with a local individual helping make her home handicap accessible and fix many termite/bug issues in her home. David Edwards spearheaded this project and the funding came from our local mission funds. The Mission Committee meets many needs in its regular budget both locally and internationally and has more money in reserve as needs arise over the next month but with the goal that all the reserve be spent before November, 2018. What a delight to see how God is using First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton to make a difference in the lives of so many!

 

Lenten Book Study

posted Feb 6, 2018, 11:15 AM by Christina Barnes

What God Did to Win Your Heart  
        This Lent, let’s discover how every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. Gifts not wrapped in paper and not placed under a tree but hung on a cross. They were not covered with ribbons but sprinkled with the blood that Christ shed on our behalf.
        In this five-session Bible study based on Max Lucado’s book, He Choose the Nails, we will explore in small groups the many gifts that Christ provided to us at his crucifixion. These include not only the gift of the cross, but also the gift of the thorns that pierced his brow, the nails that tore his flesh, the seamless robe that he removed for us, and the empty tomb where he forever defeated sin and death. And we, perhaps we will hear him whisper, “I did it just for you.”
        Groups will begin meeting February 18th and this study will continue for five weeks. See our latest issue of The Branch for detailed information on these small groups. Books will be available for $10 in the church office beginning February 7th. To reserve your place in a group, please contact Christina in the office.

Feast Hosting  Schedule  for 2018

posted Feb 6, 2018, 10:50 AM by Christina Barnes   [ updated Jul 2, 2018, 10:36 AM ]

JANUARY Boy Scouts
 FEBRUARY Girl Scouts
 MARCH  Presbyterian Women
  APRIL          Lacy McKenzie Class
 MAY Elders
 JUNE Men’s Bible Study 
JULY Deacons
 AUGUST Experiencing God Class
 SEPTEMBER Lectionary Class & Mission Committee
OCTOBER --------------
 NOVEMBER Youth 
DECEMBER Two Reunion Groups

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