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Give-a-Bell Campaign

Soaring to the Finish

May 15
deadline for donations

 

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Thanks to many generous donations we've reached and passed our $8500 goal. We now have enough funding to purchase the new 3-octave set of American-made Malmark Handbells!

The initial project was to purchase a new 3-octave set of Malmark handbells for $8500. The purchase amount did not include handbell cases because at that time we believed our new bells would go in our rolling travel cases, and the Whitechapel bells would be stored in smaller storage cases we own. When the rental Malmark bells arrived and we put them in our travel cases, we realized some bells are shaped differently and all do not fit. We let out a barn-own screech! And then made plans to purchase the matching Malmark cases. The total needed for bells and cases is $9950. So...

THANK YOU-hoo-hoo!! [Sorry - couldn't resist] for your amazing generosity that got us beyond the $8500 level. $9300 is pledged as of today, April 19, just $700 shy of the total to buy cases.The momentum gives us great hope to have funding to reburbish some of the older bells so that we can continue to use them to embelish our Musical Minsitry. We look forward to having the Malmarks as our 'main' instruments and to using the Whitechapel bells for 'special effects', or occasions, and for pieces calling for antiphonal ringing (two handbell choirs).

We hope you will consider contributing to the Give-a-Bell Campaign with a donation in any amount.Please make your donations to First Presbyterian Church and mark ‘handbell campaign’ in the memo.

Click here for a Give-a-Bell donation form.
  Complete the form and return it with your donation to the church office.
 
handbellFor online donations, go to our church's main webpage--you are there now--and in the left column click ‘online giving.’ Indicate your donation amount in the ‘gifts and memorials’ box and type ‘handbells’ in the memo box beside your gift amount.  Complete the process with your payment information.  If you wish to donate in memory or honor of a loved-one please complete the contribution form and check the box for ‘online gift’.

Thanks for your support of our Music Ministry! Please contact Elizabeth Gulley, Director of Music, for more information about the Give-a-Bell Campaign at elizabeth@firstpreshp.org or 336-884-2248 ext. 29.
 
Music spring 2016

Who Is My Neighbor?
An Art Experience for Everyone (2016)
Sunday-Wednesday Evenings, July 10-13, 5:15 to 8 p.m.
VBS 2016Creative and Unique - VBS unlike any other in the community. Who Is My Neighbor at First Presbyterian is where adults, youth and children come together over four evenings to share a simple meal and create biblically-based art pieces. There also are games, drama, music and movement. Whether you have art skills or not, have children or not, Who Is My Neighbor is an Art Experience for EVERYONE! For more information, contact: Keristina@firstpreshp.org or Jeanette@firstpreshp.org  
 
 
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LIVING OUR FAITH
"We drink from wells we did not dig..." 
                              
Deuteronomy 6:10

Follow our progress,
as we retire our debt


Our campaign surpassed its goal with $2,195,295 in pledges.
 Now, we are  paying down our debt as pledge gifts are received.
The earlier that pledge gifts can be received, the less the accrued
interest will be and the sooner our remaining debt will be retired.
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Pledge Gifts Received To Date In Dollars
and as a

Percentage of Debt That Was Outstanding
On June 30, 2013


------------------$1,523,991 Gifts Received-----------------


73.0% received
DEBT AS OF JUNE 30, 2013
$1,915,823
CURRENT REMAINING DEBT*
$517,202*
 *reflects paid accrued interest
All campaign gifts received currently go directly to paying down the principal.

LET'S SPEEDILY PUSH THE BLUE BAR TO 100%
and BURN THE MORTGAGE!




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and spaghetti sauce.

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Are you a caring person who enjoys listening to others?
Maybe God is calling you to be a minister!
A Stephen Minister!
What is Stephen Ministry? Click and read here.

Stephen Ministry Training - If you are interested
or wish more information, email Erin Bowers at
Erin Bowers or phone her at  884-2248.

 




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You are encouraged to look into our electronic giving program. It's convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for the church. Just click here and e-mail Sheila or click on the Give Now button to the right for more information.

The "Give Now" button on our web site allows you to continue supporting the missions and programs of the church, even when you're away from home.

So easy to do! Just click and give!


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Presbyterian Youth Connection is in its spring agenda. We'd like to see you there!
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youth's current schedule
and make plans to join us.
30 hr 1 youth

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