4th Sunday of Advent, December 21

Join us for the 4th Sunday in advent as Deborah offers the morning message, #IllWalkWithYou. We will also be offering a farewell blessing to Anita & Charles.

At 10am warm up with fresh coffee, treats, and F/friends as we prepare Christmas baskets with nonperishable food for our Food Pantry.

All are always welcome to our 9am Unprogrammed Meeting in the Gathering Room.

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:December 21 Bulletin

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Sunday, December 14, 2015

Join us this Sunday as Deborah offers the morning message, “When Love Breaks In”. We will also have our Monthly Meeting for Business at 12:10, all welcome to join!

Sunday night we will have our Christmas Play and Soup Supper, ‘A Birthday to Remember’ written by Bill and Ann Hass as well as the ever-popular soup provided by Ian Joyce and company. Please bring bread and/or dessert to share. The play begins at 5:30 p.m. on December 14 and soup supper follows. All youth are welcome to participate in the Nativity. Please be at the fellowship hall by 5:15pm. Questions? See Sheila.

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:December 14 Bulletin 

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Wait calmly. I will get you a surprise. (Sheila Hoyer)

Sunday, December 7 event:

9am Unprogrammed in the Gathering Room.

10am All children and youth! Please join us in practicing for the Christmas Play. We will gather at 10am on both December 7 and14. There will be warm drinks and snacks and space for adults to spend time together in the Fellowship Hall. Our Christmas Nativity is December14 at 5:30 pm. We welcome any and all possible creatures or people that MIGHT have been at the birth of Jesus. We have plenty of costumes to go around or wear your own!

11am Sheila Hoyer offers the morning message, “Wait calmly. I will get you a surprise.”

7pm The Longest Night Service also called Blue Christmas is a special service of solace and remembrance for those who find this time of year particularly difficult. There are many who anguish over lost or broken relationships, or the prospect of spending the holidays without a special loved one. Others are facing lingering illness or isolation, or are struggling with unemployment and lack of financial resources. We will gather together to share our hurts with God and to open our hearts to the light God has promised us in Christ. Join us, along with our neighbors from Congregational UCC and The Christian Church – for reflective music, prayer, scripture, readings and song here at First Friends Meetingroom.

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:December 7 Bulletin

 

 

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Marian Murchison Funeral Service

 

 

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Advent 1: Dreams & Hopes

Please join us this Sunday as we enter into the advent season.

9am Unprogrammed in the Fellowship Hall

11am Semi-Prorammed in the Meetingroom. Deborah Suess will offer the morning message, “Advent 1: Dreams & Hopes”

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:November 30 Bulletin

 

 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday will be full of thankfulness!

9am Join us in the Gathering Room for Unprogrammed Meeting. A time to worship in silence and to reflect on what you are thankful for.

10am Upstairs all are welcome to help us make blessing bags to hand out during our food pantry on Monday. We will fill them with toiletries and goodies.

11am In the Meetingroom we are thankful to welcome our newest members at First Friends. Deborah Suess will offer a morning reflection and meditation where you can tell others what you are thankful for.

Noon We will all gather for our group picture for our directory!

12:15 Fellowship Hall all are welcome to our annual Thanksgiving lunch. Turkey, gravy, stuffing, and mashed potatoes will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Hospitality Committee will be in the kitchen at 9am to accept your dish.

We are all thankful for you….what are you thankful for?

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:November 23 Bulletin

 
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Mr. Goodbar, Stan, and Bob (Martha Eakes)

9am-Unprogrammed Worship in the Gathering Room. All welcomed!

10am-This week’s Intergenerational Gathering will be led by Catherine Eagles in ‘No Sweat Yoga for Centering!’ Come join us in the Fellowship Hall.

11am-Martha Eakes offers the morning message, “Mr. Goodbar, Stan, and Bob”-speaking on the power of one, with Deborah Suess offering the Young Friends Message.

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Muddy Mercy

This Sunday will be a great day with F/friends all day!

9am All welcome to our Unprogrammed Meeting in the Gathering Room.

10am RUN TO GOD will be our theme for our inter-generational gathering which will feature the benefits of exercise as getting closer to God. Feel free to wear exercise clothes (shorts, Sweatpants) and tennis shoes. Remember, animals sweat, men perspire and ladies sparkle. Questions? Call Jim Kimel or any Christian Education Committee member.

11am Deborah Suess will offer the morning message, “Muddy Mercy”. Sheila Hoyer will provide the Young Friends message which will talk about our Blessing of the Animals.

12:10pm All are welcome to join our Monthly Meeting for Business.

3:00-5:00pm will be the final tour of columbariums in the Greensboro area. Please notify the office if you would like to join.

4:30 pm We welcome you and your 4 legged friends for a Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 pm (PLEASE NOTE time change!). We will gather outside the fellowship hall for a time of prayer, thanksgiving and blessing! Please bring your pet or a picture of your pet – and a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:November 9 Bulletin

 
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Sunday, November 2

Ever wish you could come to Meeting wearing your comfy yoga clothes? Guess what? You can! Join the Christian Education Committee in the Fellowship Hall for a time devoted to wellness. This series will include a field day, yoga, Tai Chi and more! “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2 email sheila@firstfriendsmeeting.org for info.

We will start the morning off, as always, with our Unprogrammed Meeting at 9am in the Gathering room and our Semi-programmed Meeting upstairs at 11am with a message from Deborah Suess.

See you all on Sunday!

 

 

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The Wisdom of a Listening Heart

 

 

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