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Worship Notes

 Worship Notes

Welcome! Please join us after worship for refreshments and fellowship in the Hearth Room. If you have questions about our church family or desire to join our church, please speak with Pastor Martha Nilsen or a Council Member.

Next Sunday! Covenanting Service with Martha Nilsen and Associate Conference Minister Eddie Weathers Preaching
Pastor Terry, Martha, the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, and the Conference have been hard at work crafting a meaningful service of welcome and covenant for our former Interim Pastor and church member, Martha Nilsen, and her husband Bob. We will welcome to our pulpit Eastern North Carolina Association of the Southern Conference of the UCC Rev. Eddie Weathers. We look forward to this joyous occasion and hope you’ll join us!

Prospective member dinner tonight.

Several folks who are considering joining or interested in learning more about CCP will be meeting this evening at the home of Mary Scott and John Arnold, who have graciously offered to host this small group. If you want to come and haven’t RSVPed, please see Pastor Terry after Church.

Farmworker Justice Tour and Vigil to stop in Carrboro March 5 The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is on a Fair Food Tour for Farmworker Justice where they will march at 2 PM on March 5 in Carrboro and hold a vigil at the local Wendy’s. The United Church of Christ has long supported the farmworkers’ efforts to see fair wages for the tomatoes they pick by supporting boycotts of fast food companies like the current one of Wendy’s.

Please lend your support if you can, and contact the church if you’d like to donate to a lunch that Community United Church of Christ is hosting on March 2 for the 55 farmworkers who have traveled from Florida to share their stories.

When: March 5th, 2:00 PM
Where: 101 Weaver St, Carrboro, NC
Contact: Alex Schelle, al[email protected]

NC’s Role in Torture: A Faith Response, March 9, Raleigh
The NC Council of Churches is sponsoring a virtual reality experience of solitary confinement by Rev. Ron Stief, Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (and one of Pastor Terry’s mentors) on March, from 9 AM-12PM, Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4900 Kaplan Dr, Raleigh. Please consider going and educating yourselves about this important issue.

NC Council of Churches 2019 Legislative Seminar, March 28, 9:30- 3
Whether you are new to grassroots advocacy or have been engaged in this critical work for some time, the NC Council of Churches’ Legislative Seminar offers the opportunity to hear updates on issues being discussed at the General Assembly, network with others who share your concerns, and learn how you can make a difference. This seminar is unique in North Carolina in bringing together people of faith to learn ways we can impact legislation in our state.

The cost, which includes lunch, is $25 and current students may purchase a discounted ticket of $15. For more info, including a schedule of events, and to register, please go to ncchurches.org or look on the church’s Facebook page for a link. North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh.

This Afternoon! Empty Bowls Lunch to benefit the Sandhills Coalition

Empty Bowls 2019 is a fundraising event to benefit Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care. Enjoy live music while sampling soups and desserts from area Chefs on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Country Club of Whispering Pines, 2 Clubhouse Blvd, Whispering Pines.

The cost is $40/person with choice of pottery soup bowl to keep; $20/person admission only-for those reusing bowl from previous year (Limited number available); $8/child admission only for children 10-15 years old; and Free admission only for children 9 & under.

Life in Our Church

HELP WANTED: Media Communications. After several years of writing, taking photographs, and overseeing the publication of church updates in the Religion section of the Wednesday Pilot and our presence on Facebook, Janet Cunningham has decided to retire from this volunteer ministry.

This ministry is of vital importance to our church so we are looking for someone who would enjoy sharing information about our church with the public. We also need a Photograher to take pictures every 4 to 6 weeks to be submitted to Facebook or our church website currently maintained by Deb Main. We owe Janet a hearty “Thank You” for her service to our church. For more information, or better yet to volunteer, please speak with Pastor Martha. Thank you!

Food Collection Reminders – On the first Sunday of every month we will be collecting food for two hunger-relief programs as listed below along with the foods they seek:

S/M Coalition for Human Care: For Families: Non-perishable items like cereal, rice, canned vegies, pasta, peanut butter. For Children: Backpack Pals – bags of fresh fruit or applesauce cups.

Student Assistance Program For Teenagers: Capri Sun Juice Packs and Chef Boyardee Micro Cups (yellow or orange) On the third Sunday of every month we will be collecting food for:

On the 3rd (third) Sunday of every month, we will be collecting food for: North Moore Family Resource Center – bags of fresh fruit

North Moore Family Resource Center – bags of fresh fruit

Do you wish to honor the memory of someone (or yourself)? You may give or will any amount, anytime of year, to: The Endowment Fund of Congregational Church of Pinehurst. For more information call or see Tim Maroney, Bob Hoffman or Betsy Cadieu: The Endowment Committee.

UCC Franklinton Center at Bricks. This project supports a farmers market held at FCAB where local small farmers sell their produce and local residents purchase affordable fresh vegetables and fruits. FCAB is located in eastern North Carolina in an area where many people are in poor health, experience food insecurity, and have poor access to healthy foods. The Small Farm Project is part of a comprehensive approach to community economic development, environmental education, social justice, and health.

We serve Equal Exchange “Fellowship Blend” coffee at fellowship hour. We offer delicious organic chocolate bars and cocoa at a great price! They make great Valentine’s Day gifts! Check out the display to the right of the entrance to the hearth room. Contact Nancy Kinney, Sales Coordinator, for more information.  For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and foods purchased through the UCC Fair Trade Project, 15 cents per pound goes to the Justice and Witness Ministries’ Small Farmer Fund. Small Farmer Fund contributions were used to support the Small Farm Project at the

Saving Planet Earth: People of faith can have an impact on caring for God’s Earth in order to make it a healthier place for ALL. Here’s a challenge for this week! Conserve water – Don’t let faucets run. Never water your lawn at midday. Place a brick in old toilets. Take low flow short showers. Run the dishwasher only when it is full. Let grass grow longer. Plant native or drought-tolerant garden plants.

If you would like to make a financial pledge to our church for the new fiscal year—which begins June 1, each year—please fill out a pledge card found on the table in the Narthex and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.

Equal Exchange Update: Our church is among many other churches and denominations that support Equal Exchange, a for-profit Fair Trade worker-owned cooperative. The members of the ever growing cooperative are given a chance to compete in the market place with the big companies. By purchasing these products, we are serving the mission to support small farmers and workers, throughout the world. They distribute mostly organic products, including coffee, tea, cocoa, nuts, and chocolate bars. We serve Equal Exchange “Fellowship Blend” coffee at fellowship hour. We offer delicious organic chocolate bars and cocoa at a great price! Check out the display to the right of the entrance to the hearth room. Contact Nancy Kinney, Sales Coordinator, for more information.

Our Church is on Facebook!  The easiest way to access it—go to our website, http://youarewelcomehereorg.ipage.com  —scroll down and on the right you will see “Life in Our Church” where Deb Main has put a “link” to Facebook.   Click on that link and it will go to our page (if you have a Facebook account).  If not, you will have to put in some information to get to our page. If you do so, please “like” it, as we need a particular number of “likes” to get our own URL and be recognized by search engines.  It is set up so you can comment, post a picture, or an event. It is your page! If you have any questions, contact Deb Main 910-257-6634

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Sunday Worship

Sunday: 10:00 am

Children's Worship

Every other Sunday: 10:15am

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895 Linden Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
(910) 295-2243