CIC Tidings 9/15/2023


Friday, September 15, 2023

There will be a Congregational meeting following worship on September 17th for the purpose of electing four Ruling Elders and one Endowment committee member. Candidate bios are posted on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board and can also be found in the September newsletter. Nominations from the floor can be submitted during the meeting and are welcome.         - CIC Nominating Committee

2023 CROP Hunger Walk

 Mark your calendar for the CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 8! Please help us give hope and end hunger in our community and around the world. The Southeast Walk at CIC will begin at 2:00 p.m. with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. The theme displayed on this year’s CROP Hunger Walk T-Shirt is “Walking Together to Feed and Change the World.” If you would like to purchase a CROP Walk T-shirt, please email your size (options below) to Keven Cockrell at or call/text 336-558-5811. T-shirts are displayed in the Fellowship Hall and cost $7.00 each (cash or a check made payable to CROP Walk).


T-shirt size options:

Youth Medium, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL, Adult 2XL, Adult 3XL


Happy 97th Birthday to Jo McGuire! You are invited to a drop-in birthday celebration in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, October 8, between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Help us celebrate and honor “Mrs. Jo” by bringing food donations for GUM and/or monetary donations to CROP Walk in lieu of birthday gifts.

CIC Preschool currently has openings for our Pre-K class and our 2s class, but spots are filling up fast. Register today! Church members receive a 10% discount on tuition.


Fundraiser Alert: The preschool will be hosting a Yard Sale to raise funds to buy new furnishings for our classrooms. If you have household goods, toys, anything you would like to donate the yard sale for us to help raise funds. Please place items in the box, located in the Preschool Narthex. The yard sale will be held September 30, 2023 at 8am-2pm


Please sign up for “A Sampling of Egypt,” a unique after-service gathering with food and fellowship on World Communion Sunday, October 1! Ron and Janie Walters will share some of their experiences as teaching missionaries in Egypt for 32 years. Fellowship Committee chefs are preparing koshari, a traditional Egyptian staple to sample, and providing baklava for dessert. Please sign up in the narthex with your name and number attending by Sunday, September 24.

Help Save Lives!

Red Cross Blood Drive at CIC

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


Every day more than 10,000 patients rely on the generosity of blood donors to survive. There is no substitute for blood. It is precious, it is perishable, and the need for it is critical. You can put your faith into action when you give blood at CIC on Tuesday, October 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Remember to hydrate and eat iron-rich foods prior to the blood drive. Thank you very much for your lifesaving donation of blood! Click on the link below to sign up

Rally Day


As we resume the Adult Second Hour in the fall, we will be taking a Deeper Dive into one of the lectionary scripture choices for that particular Sunday using a Lectio Divina style of study. We are asking the older youth to join us and are looking forward to their much needed youthful perspective. Middle School youth will be having the option of meeting with the adults or meeting with Keven for Halftime. We are beginning this class on Rally Day, September 24. Join us in making this dive into the scriptures!

Get Curious!

Kids’ Half Time

Please join us for some holy, playful learning during “'Get Curious,” a half hour (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) of fun and faith development beginning September 24! Children are naturally curious and can lead us into some deep wonderings about God. We will be using Sparkhouse’s innovative curricula and Messy Church activities to spark creativity and fun. Messy Church is based on the values of celebration, centering ourselves in Christ, and all ages together, so we welcome children and families, as well as middle schoolers who may choose to be Bible Buddies for younger children. Let’s get curious and learn together!

Tabernacle Methodist Church

Brunswick Stew Sale on

Saturday, September 22, 2023 at 3pm.

$8 per quart to support Tabernacle Methodist Women Missions.

 Tabernacle Methodist Church

5721 Methodist Road,

Greensboro, NC 27406

The new CIC Website is under construction! It is coming along smoothly.

We are focusing on a “face-lift” at that will feature currently available content PLUS improved navigation, access to CIC videos, newsletters, and more

Click HERE to Find a variety of ways to DONATE or keep current with your pledge.

Thank You!


Wednesdays @ 11am

Click below or call 1.929.205.6099

 Meeting ID: 415 429 720

Passcode: 956123 


Music @ 9:15am | Service @ 9:30am

Click below or call

Meeting ID: 336 674 0396

Passcode: 5401

September Elders: Christine McElvey and Bobbie Gaddy

Liturgist for THIS Sunday: Youth Sunday

Acolyte for THIS Sunday: Youth Sunday

Greeters for THIS Sunday 09/17/23: CIC Youth Sunday

Greeters for NEXT Sunday 09/24/23: Betty Gilmore, Carol & Dell Gilmore

For duties & greeter list, please click here.

Volunteer Opportunities!!

·Word in Music ·Liturgist ·PYF Sunday Dinner ·Nursery Duty

Sign up sheets are in the Narthex.

 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. - Colossians 4:2

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.



For those experiencing Grief

Helen Walker (Cherry Hershey's Sister)

For those experiencing illness or surgery

Vickie Chamberlain



  For Those with Long-Term Concern

Billy Buckner

Mary Ann Jensen

Lillian Long

Steve Stringer

Jim Routh

Pam Hood & Family

Joan Roth

Tina Brinkley (Preschool parent) 

Jimmy Brooks


If you have a prayer request, please fill out the Prayer Request card found on the white board across from the CIC office or call the office to provide needed information and request.

09/10/2023 Attendance

(online and in person):64

09/10/2023 Offering

(plate, online and mail in): $572.00

Community In Christ, Presbyterian

Rev, Bryan McFarland, Pastor

Text/Call: 336-327-2014 

5401 Liberty Road Greensboro, NC 27406

Office: 339-674-0369