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Special Occasions to Celebrate

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Announcements
February 17, 2013 Reminder to parents with nursery pagers, please keep pager on your person to feel the vibration if our nursery staff or your child needs you. Large Print Bibles are available on the table in the Narthex. Transceivers are available in the sanctuary for the hearing impaired during the worship service. Shirl King will be available on Sunday mornings for details. Please, everyone wear a name tag, take time to fill out the Friendship Register, and join us for fellowship after worship in the Fellowship Hall. Want a copy of the sermon? Request forms are located on the sign up board and on the office desk to get a CD. Sermons are available on-line at our website 8 to 10 days after the sermon is given: www.sneadsferrypresbyterian.com Holy Communion is observed every first Sunday of the month. If you are interested in joining our church family, please contact Pastor Bill at 910-327-0166 or email him at revbillyoung@yahoo.com.
CHURCH ADDRESS DIRECTORY: The new Church Address Directory is available in the Narthex. Pick up your copy today. Please start with one copy per family. 1 2
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A Look at the Week Ahead & Beyond


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8:45 Adult SS 10:00 Worship Childrens SS 11:15 Youth Choir Practice 7:00 Al-Anon

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9:30 Quilting

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4:30 Prayer Time in the Narthex 6:45-7:45 Bible in a Year class Newsletter Announce. Deadline

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7:00 Choir practice Bulletin Announce. Deadline

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8:45 Adult SS 10:00 Worship Childrens SS 11:15 Youth Choir Practice Presbyterian 101

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11:30 Ladies Luncheon 6:00 Serenity Garden Committee Meeting 7:00 Choir practice Bulletin Announce. Deadline

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4:30 Prayer Time in the Narthex 6:45-7:45 Bible in a Year class

DISBURSING TREASURER NEEDED: Our current Disbursing Treasurer, Becky Bowman, is retiring effective April 15. A replacement for her is needed. Experience with computers and accounting software a definite plus. For questions, please contact Becky at 328-2382. DAILY LENTEN DEVOTIONS are available in the Narthex and the Office hallway. Be sure to pick up your copy. YOUTH CHOIR (K thru 12th grade) will meet today at 11:15 in the God Seekers classroom. Come sing! PRAYER TIME: A short prayer time is held every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Narthex.
THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR meets on Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45 pm in the room across from the kitchen. Participation is open to the whole congregation. We meet every Thursday and go over at least one book of the Bible on our journey to reading the entire Bible. ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL LENTEN STUDY: An Acceptable Fast, each Sunday through March 24, 2013, 8:45 9:30 a.m. Themes include: Voicing Gratitude, Choosing Well, and Trusting God in times of conflict. Childcare is available, email Betsy McKinney (Betsymckinney8@gmail.com) first for childcare. Weekly commitment is not required.

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Mission Statement We are a community of faith seeking to know Christ and make Him known in all we say and do.

Contact Information: Pastor Bill Young Email: revbillyoung@yahoo.com

Church: (910) 327-0166 Home: (910) 741-0444

PRESBYTERIAN 101: Sunday, February 24 after worship (11:15 a.m.) Lunch provided. Come spend time with Pastor Bill learning what it means to be Presbyterian. We encourage all members to attend, but especially those who have joined in the past year and those who want to join. SERENITY GARDEN COMMITTEE MEETING: Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00 p.m. CHURCH-WIDE CLEANUP DAY: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00 to 12:00. Come and help clean up the church for Easter. Coffee and donuts provided. OUR COOKBOOK CUISINE DINNER: March 23, 2013, 5:00 p.m. This will be a potluck dinner, with all recipes coming from our church cookbook. If you do not have a cookbook, please contact Marcia Hamilton. Sign up in the hallway and let us know what you are bringing. EASTER CARNIVAL: MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Come celebrate the wonderful news that Christ lives! Our Easter Carnival will be Saturday, March 30th in the Fellowship Hall from 11:00 to 1:00. There will be a cake walk, games for the little ones, lunch by our Men of the Church, and great fellowship for all. Bring the kids, bring the grandbabies, bring yourselves!!! EASTER CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed for the Easter Carnival scheduled for Saturday, March 30th. Some areas of help: bake a cake for the cake walk, help run a booth, donate filled plastic eggs or just plastic eggs, or bake sugar cookies for the kids to decorate. A signup sheet will be on the hall bulletin board. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Its Time to start thinking Vacation Bible School (you know how time flies). If you are interested in helping with this special event in the lives of our children at SFPC, contact Dolores Lumer, islandtraders@charter.net. It will be lots and lots of fun! HOSTS ARE NEEDED during the Fellowship time throughout the year. Please help with this important ministry. The sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board. USHERS ARE NEEDED FOR WORSHIP SERVICES. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Head Usher Ralph Roberts can answer any questions about ushering. AL-ANON MEETINGS: Every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference room behind the Sanctuary - Use the outside entrance to that room. H2O: Hope 2 Offer/Help 2 Overcome: A local, faith based not for profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation program offered to men and women. H2O meets weekly on Thursdays at Salem Baptist Church, 6:00 p.m. with supper, program, and small groups. Confidentiality is required!! For more information contact Tommy Yopp 910-375-0093 or Dane Yates 910-330-7060. Presbyterian Counseling Center: Professional CounselingHope and Healing for All. The Presbyterian Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization providing high quality counseling and psychotherapy by licensed professionals for the entire community. Contact information: Main Office 910-452-7370, www.presbyteriancounselingcenter.org, and www.smhealing.org.

FREE AARP TAX PREPARATION: The First United Methodist Church of Sneads Ferry will be hosting a FREE income tax preparation and e-filing service on two consecutive Thursdays, February 28 and March 7. Tax returns will be prepared by AARP volunteers who are trained and certified to IRS specifications. Hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. We will fill up the 28 th before going to the 7th and morning hours before afternoon hours. Please call the Church office at 327-4011 to schedule your appointment. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE!! OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES ADOPT A HIGHWAY: As a community project, Outreach has adopted Highway 210 from McDonalds to Stone Bay Rifle Range (2 miles both sides). A signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board. Contact Linda Schneider (Linschneider43@gmail.com). SUPPLIES FOR THE TROOPS: If you would like to give to our troops, a donation basket is available in the Kitchen hallway for donated items. The items in need are: Phone cards, small sewing kits, tooth brushes and paste, small bottles of shampoo, soap, sun screen, and any kind of snacks. SNEADS FERRY FOOD PANTRY: A collection bin has been placed in the Kitchen hallway for your food donations to the Sneads Ferry Food Pantry. The donations help people in the community. The S. F. F. P. is located at 2205 Hwy. 172, operating 5 days a week, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Meat, canned goods, baby items, including diapers, will be available. Volunteers are needed to help fold and display clothing and pass out food. DIXON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM: If you would like to get involved in this vital community outreach program, please sign up on the bulletin board. If you have questions, contact Bobbie Fuller at bbfuller1@charter.net or 910-327-1640. Please Remember in Your Prayers This Week Names put on prayer list will remain for 3 weeks, unless a request is made for longer Carol Ann Wagner, Gayann Pope, Ken Honeycutt, Eric Powell, Ajani Codrington, Thelma Enroughty, Dolores Lumer, Bob Yost, Bob Benson, Billie Hayden, Don Hodgen, Blake & Mary Kate Harrison, Nancy Newsted, Al & Carol Gurganus, The Walton Family, Bill Boaz, El Presbiterio del Golfo de Mexico, the Partnership Committee and the churches of El Presbiterio, Rev. Dustin and Sherri Ellington. George Pearson, Tony & Teresa Clayton, Andrew Burke, Shane Beaver, Brandon Rauenhorst, Hunter Knight, Holly Griffin, Debbie Dean, Hazel Hamilton, Mary & Bob Benson and the family of Sadie Shepard, Linda Siege, Monique Dunlap, James Matthew Stokes Sr., Tony Fiore. Our Church, Our Men and Women serving in the Armed Forces Trevor Hunt, Bill Duttweiler, Henry Luke Dodson, Joshua Layton, Mitchell Guard, David Cantrell, Adam Shirley, Iain Pedden, Michael Ross, Michael Friedman, Keely Shereano, Travis Raney, Jordan Dorencamp, Ben Cohoon, Rich Jadick, Cameron Waggoner, Zachary Francis, Christopher Tripodi, James Lambertsen, Adam Brooks, Theodore Rapach, JP Carter, Brett Erquitt, Dave Staneck, Kyle Sharp, Joe Elseroad, Nicholas Junker, Suzy Ghurani, Ben Eskridge, Matt Parente, Todd Spencer, Ben Wagner, Valerie Strang, , and their families. (Bold Names = Deployed Military Personnel) Have a prayer request? Provide a FULL NAME to sfpcprayerchain@yahoo.com