Announcements for 12-2-2017

December 9th - potluck following the sermonette class.  One thing to make a note of: sometimes at potluck meals, there is an abundance of left overs. Folks often are happy to share these leftovers with anyone who would enjoy them later. If anyone needs a container for this purpose, Carol Renegar said she would be happy to provide a few, or you could simply bring your own to make a “TV Dinner potluck leftover plate” to take home. Might be a good idea to bring a cooler with you on potluck days if you plan to take some leftovers home also.
 
December 16th - Ladies' Club
December 16th will be the final meeting for the Raleigh Ladies' Club in 2017. We will be wrapping up our discussion on "Blending the Generations," by looking to the future.
Our meeting will begin,15 minutes after services.
 
Service Opportunities in Raleigh
We deeply appreciate all the volunteers who have helped with the coffee and cards this past year. It has been a joy to work with you. New volunteer lists will be coming out in January. If you would like to add (or delete) your name please contact Mrs. Renegar for the coffee service or Mrs. Villaescusa for the cards.
Thank you.
 
LADIES CLUB IN HICKORY:
The Hickory Women’s Club will hold their final meeting for 2017 on December 16 after services.
We will conclude our theme of  Blending the Generations with a program involving the Millennium.
Please be thinking of a theme to usher in the next year of 2018 and how you would like to proceed.
Thanks for your contributions and participation.
 
WINTER FAMILY WEEKEND
The Winter Family Weekend runs from Friday evening, Dec. 22, through Tuesday night, Dec. 26, 2017
There should also be a copy of the Flyer on the Information Table.
 
Registration is open for WFW.  Go to the Member’s website to register and to obtain the link for discount price housing at the Galt House.
Don’t forget to click on the “pay online” tab after you complete your reservation.  Cost is cheaper paying in advance.
 
Sabbath Services in all 3 of our locations will have afternoon services at 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) .  
 
GREENSBORO SOCIAL

Plan on staying a little later next Sabbath, Dec. 9th,  as we enjoy an evening of sandwiches, and games. If everyone could bring a sandwich for themselves and one other person, that would be great. Please bring your favorite games. Looking forward to seeing you!
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NORTH CAROLINA ANNUAL SUPER SOCIAL
These are preliminary announcements about the Super Social for your planning purposes only. Information will be provided soon about service opportunities and reservations for the hotel and dinner.
 
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 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. The dinner was a very successful event last year with approximately 40 people enjoying dinner together. We will provide registration information for the dinner soon. 
 
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”. You may begin making reservations now. 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.
Activities will begin with a welcome reception Friday evening at the hotel. 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 (yet to be determined menu); 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)
 
 
TIER 2 DONATIONS
A couple of times per year, we mention the need for Tier 2 donations to cover the cost of our socials including our upcoming Super Social.  It also helps pay for coffee and various supplies for our snack table.
If you would like to give a tax-deductible contribution, please send your donation payable to Cogwa to our local church treasurer and note the check is for Tier 2 funds.
In Hickory – Martha Roark
In Greensboro – Sylvia Robertson
In Raleigh – Margaret Villaescusa