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First Presbyterian Church of Boone 

“A family of faith called to grow in the love of Christ,
share that Good News, and serve the world”


Join us for our annual

Moravian Christmas Lovefeast
Sunday, December 8th - 6:30 pm
Music begins at 6:00 pm


If you have not yet turned in your
Pledge Card for 2020 it’s not too late…

A pledge card can be found in the Gathering Space or online at
       Amount pledged to date: $520,764         
Number of families that have pledged: 82
Thank You to all who have already pledged!!!

Children's Ministry
Children (4 yrs.-5th grade) and Families, 
You are invited to Kingdom Kids Operation Christmas Child Pack a Shoebox!
November 17th, 3:00-5:00
  • Hear shoebox testimonies.
  • Bring your box and gifts and make tie-dye shirt to add.
  • Fellowship with a pizza dinner.
Sign up at the check-in table or email Erin


“Therefore go and make disciples, of all nations….”                  Matthew 28:19a

The New Chapter Widows Ministry invites you to pack Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes with toys, toiletries, school supplies, books, and small articles of clothing AND to include messages telling children God loves them and you are praying for them. 
Along with the OCC Shoeboxes and packing information at the OCC Center in the Gathering Space, you will find a few donated items (on the round table) you may include in your shoeboxes.      
Return your packed OCC Shoeboxes to the Gathering Space. Our church family will dedicate OCC boxes on Sunday, November 24th.                                                                                                                                 
What Goes in My Shoebox?                                   

*Start with a quality item like a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, clothing outfit, or sewing kit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box.                                                      
*Pack other  fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to fill the shoebox. 
*Pray for the child who will receive your gift and send a personal note and photo. *Include a donation of $9.00 (Please make checks out to Samaritan's Purse).

Do Not Include:
Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
Gift suggestions:
A “Wow” Item: doll, soccer ball (include a manual air pump so that the ball can be reinflated.), stuffed animal, outfit of clothing to wear, small musical instrument (such as a harmonica or woodwind recorder).
Personal care items: comb, hairbrush, comb, toothbrush, washcloth, soap, hair accessories, adhesive bandages, reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils, blanket, compact mirror.(Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, or washcloths to maximize the space.)
School Supplies: pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, pencil sharpeners, pencil cases, glue sticks, tape, paper, notebooks, coloring books, blank index cards, solar powered calculator, blunt tip scissors, ruler, protractor.
Clothing and Accessories: shirts and pants, pillowcase dress, underwear, shoes and socks, flip-flops, hats, scarves, mittens, tote bags, purses, friendship bracelets, sunglasses.
Toys: balls, small cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yo’s, jump ropes, small Etch-a-Sketch, slinky, finger puppets, stickers, Playdough, Lego’s, stickers, dinosaurs, picture books, plastic tools.
Other: flashlights with extra batteries, toy jewelry, watches, bandanas.

App Faith Health Community Outreach

Where:       The Gathering Space
When:        Sunday, Nov 17th, 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Who:          Candy Jones, R.N. from ARHS Community Outreach
What:         Answering health questions and doing BP checks.

Candy will be here to assist congregants as a courtesy of our partnership with App Faith Health.


This Week at FPC...
Tuesday, November 5
6:00pm   Finance / Stewardship Meeting

Wednesday, November 6
5:00pm  Youth Play Practice
6:15pm   Handbell Practice
7:30pm  Chancel Choir Practice

Thursday, November 7
1:00pm   Reach Wednesday Meeting
6:30pm   First Light Practice

Friday, November 8
9:45am   Made to Crave Women's Bible Study
1:00pm    New Chapters Widows Ministry

Sunday, November 10
8:45am   First Light Service
10:00am  Sunday School
11:00am  Traditional Service
4:30pm   Youth Discipleship

Monday, November 11
5:15pm   Worship Committee Meeting


Remember in Prayer...
Please be in prayer for the family of Don King. Don joined the Church Triumphant on November 3, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Don's favorite charities: the Helping Hands Fund at Orange Park Presbyterian Church (1905 Park Ave #1, Orange Park, FL 32073) or the Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Boone (131 Big Valley St., Boone, NC).

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost 
November 10, 2019

 You're Invited - "Invited to the Rest!"

I Kings 19:4-8
Matthew 11:25-30

First Light Service - 8:45am
Sunday School - 10:00am
Traditional Service - 11:00am

November 5, 2019
Volume XXVIl, Issue 39

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First Presbyterian Church
131 Big Valley Street
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-264-3906
Fax:      828-264-9466
First Morning Out
                              Staff Email
Jeff Smith - Pastor
Jennifer Jones- Office Administrator
Erin Fowler- Children's Director
Steve Marks - Pastoral Associate
Mary Beth Walker - Interim Youth & College Director
Tammi Zaidel - Community Connection Coordinator
Cindy Clawson - First Light Director
Lisa Combs - Chancel Choir  & Handbell Director 
Brandon Winbush - Pianist
Rebecca Pitts - First Morning Out Director
Amber Kanoy - FMO Finance Director

Our mailing address is:
131 Big Valley Street, Boone, NC 28607

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