Monthly Archives: November 2011

Worship Service Sermon: 11/27/2011

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Advent 2011

The color for Advent is Purple. It’s the color of penitence and fasting as well as the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the King-Jesus. The purple of Advent is also the color of suffering used during Lent and Holy Week. There is an important connection between Jesus’ birth and death. The nativity, the Incarnation, cannot be separated from the crucifixion. The purpose of Jesus’ coming into the world, of the “Word made flesh” and dwelling among us, is to reveal God and His grace to the world through Jesus’ life and teaching, but also through His suffering, death, and resurrection.

Advent means coming or arrival. The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. The Spirit of Advent is marked by expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. There is a yearning of deliverance from the evils of the world.

The Advent wreath symbolizes new and everlasting life brought through Jesus the Christ. The circle of the wreath reminds us of God Himself, His eternity and endless mercy, which has no beginning and no end. The green of the wreath speaks of the hope that we have in God, the hope of newness, of renewal, of eternal life. The candles symbolize the light of God coming into the world through the birth of His son. The four outer candles represent the period of waiting during the four Sundays of Advent, which symbolize the four centuries of waiting between the prophet Malachi and the birth of Christ.

The first candle is the candle of HOPE or Expectation which draws attention to the anticipation of the coming of the Anointed One, the Messiah, that weaves its way through the history of the Old Testament. The story of Hope comes to fruition in the New Testament with the birth of Christ and the redemption of our sins through His life. In the shadow of the cradle is the cross of redemption!

Worship Service Sermon: 11/20/2011 Community Thanksgiving Service

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What Is Thanksgiving?

What Is Thanksgiving?

By Pastor Melinda Ivey

It’s when we give our gratitude to God
Our Creator and Provider,
Whose care and guidance go before us…
And whose steadfast love is always with us.

It is a time to reflect on the changes,
and remember that we, too,
grow and change in the seasons of life
from year to year.

It is a time of changing seasons, when leaves turn
yellow, orange, red and brown in Autumn’s beauty.
When apples are crisp in the first chili breezes of Fall
and when collards taste better after a visit from Jack Frost.

As we remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving,
Allow us to see the beauty of Autumn, let us acknowledge
The many blessings which come our way…
Let us think of our families and friends…

And let us give Thanks in our hearts to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Prayers and Concerns: Week of November 20, 2011

Prayer List

  • Patricia Henry
  • Our Church Family
  • Jacob Randall
  • Michael Champine
  • Anthony Poiland
  • Pam Tew
  • All Military and Their Families
  • Jonathan Randall
  • Lucinda Honeycutt
  • Bill and Billie Hankins
  • Melissa Lynn
  • Randy Harvell
  • Jeannie B. Robertson
  • Anita Herring
  • Bryleigh Lynch
  • Taylor Behm
  • Cyndi and Joe Thatcher
  • Johnny Beasley
  • Jane Clayton
  • Laura Wilder
  • Jewel Ryals
  • Bryleigh Lynch
  • Bill Alexander
  • Doug Pittman
  • Joanne Smith
  • Jennie Canady
  • White Hamilton
  • Storm Victims
  • Camden Parrish
  • Jerry Woodard
  • Curt Adams
  • Mark LaFlambouy
  • Stacy Jackson
  • Cloid Wade

Home Bound and Nursing Home

  • Mary Cabe = Universal Healthcare/Lillington
  • Etheleen Betts = Windsor Point/F.V.
  • Dorothy Matthews = Brookfield
  • Doris Matthews
  • Dayton Smith = Oak Hill/Angier
  • Hazel Cotton

Worship Service Sermon: 11/20/2011 Dedication of New Sanctuary

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Worship Service Sermon: 11/13/2011 Reverend Barbour

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Kipling Christmas Party 2011

Mark your calendars for what promises to be a fun-filled evening with food and fellowship.  Join us on Friday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Recreation Building for the annual KUMC Christmas Party.  The cost will be $10 and includes a ribeye steak, baked potato with toppings, salad, bread, dessert and drink.

As always, we will play our Dirty Santa game so each person should bring an inexpensive gift already wrapped.  And be prepared to join in on a couple of other entertaining activities.  HO HO HO!!!

If you would like to kick off the Christmas season with a great dinner/party, please see Vicki Betts by December 4 to make your reservations.  Childcare will be available if the need is there.  We hope to see you on December 9!!!

Fuquay-Varina and Angier Christmas Parades 2011

We are decorating a float for the Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade and also the Angier Christmas Parade.  These parades are on Sat. and Sun. Dec 3rd and 4th!  Please see Angela and Scott Parrish, Ben and Vicki Betts or Pastor Melinda for information about decorating times! All youth and children are encouraged to help and ride on the float!

Prayers and Concerns: Week of November 13, 2011

Prayer List

  • Patricia Henry
  • Our Church Family
  • Lisa Long
  • Michael Champine
  • Anthony Poiland
  • Pam Tew
  • All Military and Their Families
  • Jacob Randall
  • Jonathan Randall
  • Sherwood Jones
  • Lucinda Honeycutt
  • Bill and Billie Hankins
  • Melissa Lynn
  • Randy Harvell
  • Jeannie B. Robertson
  • Anita Herring
  • Bryleigh Lynch
  • Earl Coates
  • Taylor Behm
  • Cyndi and Joe Thatcher
  • Johnny Beasley
  • Jane Clayton
  • Laura Wilder
  • Jewel Ryals
  • Bryleigh Lynch
  • Dick Alexander
  • Marcus Vinson
  • Doug Pittman
  • Jaycee Madgar
  • Joanne Smith
  • Jennie Canady
  • White Hamilton
  • Storm Victims
  • Camden Parrish
  • Jerry Woodard
  • Curt Adams

Home Bound and Nursing Home

  • Mary Cabe = Universal Healthcare/Lillington
  • Etheleen Betts = Windsor Point/F.V.
  • Dorothy Matthews = Brookfield
  • Doris Matthews
  • Dayton Smith = Oak Hill/Angier
  • Hazel Cotton
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