Announcements for 12-16-2017

Mark your calendars for Jan. 20, we will be having a Fun/talent show as well as a potluck meal! Start planning now on how you will be sharing your talents with the brethren! Please see Roger Robertson for any questions and to sign up! If you need his contact information, please ask Mr. Kelley.
Word was received from Mr. Bolinger this week that regretfully, his parole has once again been denied for 3 years. While he was greatly disappointed, he remains confident that God is working out His purpose in his life and will be with him through this continuing trial.  Earlier this week we let you know that today is his 75th birthday and perhaps you could send a card. In light of this recent news, perhaps a card of support and encouragement would be really appreciated. Please let Mr. Kelley know if you need his address.  It was on a recent email to you.
The Winter Family Weekend runs from Friday evening, Dec. 22, through Tuesday night, Dec. 26, 2017.
It’s not too late to register and sign up to attend this special event. Complete information is on the member’s webpage.
Sabbath Services in all 3 of our locations will have afternoon services at promptly 2:30pm on December 23rd to watch the Webcast from Louisville.
From Mark Winner, coordinator, Winter Family Weekend:
We are pleased to announce two webcasts from the Winter Family Weekend in Louisville on the weekend of Dec. 22-23. The Friday night Bible study webcast will start at 7:15 p.m. Eastern time, and the Sabbath service webcast will begin at 2:15 p.m. Eastern time. The password will be (available upon request to Mr. Kelley)  and the webcast links will be available at prior to the Sabbath.  
From Larry Lambert:

The Williamsburg Virginia brethren will be hosting their 18th annual Virginia Beach Weekend Friday, January 12th through Sunday, January 14th.  Our guest speaker this year will be Mr. Eric Evans who pastors in three states, Asheville, NC; Knoxville, TN and London, KY.  Mr. Evans and his wife Jeannie are excited to be able to fellowship with us on this special weekend.   This event will be held once again at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach at Virginia Beach.  I would like to encourage as many of you as can to attend.  I think you will truly enjoy it and it falls on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend so most will have off work and school on Monday the 15th.  The hotel rooms are $76 for two queen beds and $99 for 2 queen bed suites with pull out sofa.  The cost of the group dinner on Saturday evening is $20 for adults,  $12 for children (4 and under are free.)     There is a booking link for you to make your reservations:  Virginia Beach Weekend 2017, but you will need to receive the actual Email with the link from Mr. Kelley.     We will also have a food drive on this weekend. 
This year’s costume dance theme is Disney Characters and we will have a poster contest of the same theme.  Entry is open to all ages and posters may be submitted prior to the dance.  More information will be provided about the art contest soon.   The weekend will be packed with enjoyable activities and wonderful opportunities for fellowship.  We will begin the weekend on Friday evening with a general Bible study followed by snacks and fellowship.  Sabbath morning we will have Bible studies for all ages, with a break for lunch before Sabbath Services in the afternoon.   We will have a dinner beginning at 5:30 (adults-$20; children-$12 (4 and under are free.))  After dinner we will that a costume dance (costumes are optional,) a bake sale, a silent auction and an art contest.   On Sunday, choose the Lazy River or a family movie where once again we will have a good opportunity for fellowship.
We follow the guidelines set down by our COGWA Youth Camps.      Please see Mr. Kelley for all of the current details.    – Larry Lambert
Super Social 2018 will once again be held with the combined congregations of North Carolina. The date is Feb. 23-25, 2018. The event will begin with a Friday evening special group dinner at 6:00pm. This year we are happy to be able to host the dinner at the Holiday Inn Airport; Greensboro where many of us will be staying. We will have a private dining area to enhance fellowship opportunities.
Yesterday, you should have received an Email from me letting you know about our Friday night dinner plans.  At this time we’re going to take a survey of those interested:  Here is the announcement about dinner:
“As we have mentioned earlier, we are planning to start the Super Social with a combined group catered dinner at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Dinner would be served beginning at 6:30pm.  In order for us to finalize our plans, we need to determine the amount of interest in this among the membership.  Currently the estimated total cost per person for dinner would be approximately $20 per person depending on entrée. We are also still working on prices for children for 12 and under.   The meal choices would be the following:
•           Prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans almandine and garden salad
•           Chicken piccata with rice pilaf, sweet baby carrots and garden salad
•           Beverage provided and included in cost
We are not yet asking you to make a choice on the meal, however, we are attempting to determine how many of our members will actually plan to attend this special dinner to begin this year’s Super Social.  We are working on plans to pay in advance for the meal.
We also want to let you know that some members have volunteered to help pay for those who cannot otherwise afford it, so if you would LIKE to go, but thought you could not afford it, please let us know!
Our hope is that we will have a large attendance and make this dinner a very special evening.  Following dinner, at 8:00pm, we will move to the room next door for dessert which will be provided for us. A cash bar is available at the hotel for those who might desire that, but other beverages will be provided.
Remember that Mr. and Mrs. Jim Franks will be attending the dinner and reception.
The main event will be held again at the Southwest Middle School; 4368 Southwest School Road, High Point, NC 27265.  The date is Feb. 23-25, 2018. The hotel we’ll be using this year is located on the opposite side of I 40 from previous years.  We’ll be at the Holiday Inn Airport; 6426 Burnt Poplar Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409.  Cost of the hotel will be $79.00 per night which is a significantly discounted rate. When making reservations; be sure to mention “Cogwa”. We actually encourage you to please make your reservation ASAP as this will help in knowing the need to block additional rooms.
The phone number for reservations is: (336) 668-0421.
As mentioned, our guest speaker this year is Cogwa  President, Mr. Jim Franks. Mr. Franks will conduct a seminar at the school Sabbath morning at 11:00am followed by lunch and combined Sabbath services at 2:30pm.  We’ll have a dinner at the school consisting of beef brisket and a variety of soups; followed by an evening of activities at the school including the gymnasium for basketball and volleyball.  They’ll be something for everyone. Sunday morning, Mr. Franks will conduct another seminar at the hotel  beginning at 10:00am followed by a Q & A session and then a group lunch at the J & S Cafeteria; 5835 Samet Dr, High Point, NC 27265.
Greg & Jan Swartz will be coordinating the event. If you would like to volunteer for various responsibilities, please send them an Email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)