Announcements for 12-30-2017

RALEIGH POT LUCK
Our next potluck in Raleigh will be after services on January 20th.

GREENSBORO FUN SHOW
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.
NOTE: If anyone asks you,  Roger’s email is: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

FI CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINARS
From Ralph Levy: Foundation Institute, Center for Biblical Education, is pleased to announce two week-long Continuing Education seminars, to be held in the headquarters office in Allen, Texas, during the weeks of June 18-22, 2018, and July 9-13, 2018. Instructors will include David Johnson and Ralph Levy, as well as other headquarters ministers. Details concerning class offerings will be forthcoming.
The cost will be $75 for an individual student, or $125 per couple. Registration opens on Sunday, Jan. 14, and we expect the seminars to fill.
If you wish to reserve a place for these exciting seminars, please send an e-mail to registrar David Johnson on that date to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AFRICA FOI SERVICE PROJECTS
Foundation Outreach International and the Church would like to announce an opportunity for up to four young adults to serve in two different educational projects in late July/early August in the African countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe! For each of these projects, we are looking for two young adults from the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, who are interested in serving brethren in these developing countries. Each project will be a total of 12 to 14 days in length. For both the Zambian and Zimbabwean projects, volunteers will teach English to our brethren in the rural areas of those countries. 
If you are interested in this information, please contact Mr. Kelley ASAP.

CAMP PLANS FOR 2018
From Ken Treybig: Each year around this time we receive a few inquiries about dates for our camps in the new year. We have the tentative dates set by fall, but often there are a few details that still need to be worked out with the facilities, so we like to wait until mid-January to post the dates on the Camp website and switch it to an “off-season mode.” The full details, prices and descriptions of the camps, as well as information about the year’s theme, are posted in early February. The application system is then updated and goes live around the first of March.
I hope this information about the timing of our camp website is helpful. If you have need of any information in advance of these dates, feel free to contact the individual camp directors or Mr. Treybig.

NORTH CAROLINA ANNUAL SUPER SOCIAL
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.

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

Following dinner, at 8:00pm, we will move to the room next door for dessert which will be provided for us..
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, roast turkey, 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)

HICKORY AND GREENSBORO FOOD DRIVE (only read on the 3rd Sabbath of the month)
Food Drive Announcement:

Remember, we have set the FOURTH Sabbath in each month to be designated for us to bring non- perishable food items to services. (This is a change from “Last Sabbath of the month”.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are greatly appreciated if possible along with organic honey, bouillon cubes, sauces, pasta, cereal and coffee among other items.
It is greatly appreciated.
An area will be set aside for the food, which will then be available to any of our brethren that could use it at that time.
The remainder will be distributed to local food banks/agencies.