CIC Tiding's 11/16/2023


Thursday, November 16, 2023

We will be decorating the church for the Advent season NEXT Sunday November 26, 2023 immediately following worship.


After CIC’s Charter Sunday /Christmas Brunch you may continue to kick off your holiday season with the Town of Pleasant Garden’s 44th annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 2023 beginning at 3pm. The parade starts at Ryegate Drive and ends at the Pleasant Garden Elementary School on Pleasant Garden Road. Leading the parade as this year’s Grand Marshall is WGHP Fox 8’s Chad Tucker & family. 

Christmas Potluck Brunch – Celebrate the coming of Christ at our Christmas Potluck Brunch following the worship service on December 3, CIC’s Charter Sunday! Please sign up in the narthex with your name, number attending, and choice of bringing a meat or entrée, breakfast casserole or veggies, salad or fruit, or dessert. The deadline to sign up for this joyous celebration is Sunday, November 26.

A message from Jo McGuire

CIC Preschool Closed for Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, Nov. 22nd - Friday, Nov. 24th.

CIC Preschool resumes on Monday, Nov. 27th.



Greetings CIC! One thing that makes the work of the Stewardship Committee a pleasure is the level of commitment of the members of our Community in Christ. When pledges are made, they are consistently fulfilled. Please take a moment to see where you are in meeting your pledge for 2023. We do not currently create giving statements as we have in the past, but if you cannot determine from your own records where you are with your pledge, please reach out to our treasurer, Jordan Morris. Jordan's email address is below. Remember that Jordan is the only person in the church with knowledge of pledges and year to date giving. As we move into fall, if you have been busy and let your pledge fall behind a bit, thank you for catching it up. This allows us to end 2023 on a positive note and move smoothly into planning for 2024.


CIC Treasurer, Jordan Morris

2023 Greensboro Urban Ministry Holiday Honor Cards

Since 1983, Greensboro Urban Ministry has presented a holiday honor card as a meaningful way to honor a friend or loved one by providing a gift that also helps our neighbors in need. For thirty-five of the forty-year Honor Card history, Greensboro Urban Ministry was blessed to have the very dedicated artist Bill Mangum design our Honor Card. This year, we have a new artist to carry on the long-time tradition of the GUM Honor Card program. This year’s card, designed by local artist Maria Santana, is titled Victoria’s Kindness. The holiday season reminds us all to show kindness to one another.


Honor Cards are a wonderful way to show appreciation for the special people in your life. Please see Debbie Wingate to purchase “the gift that gives back to the community,” as 100% of the $5 contribution per GUM Honor Card helps many who are experiencing hunger, food insecurity, and homelessness. You may write a check to CIC with “GUM Honor Cards” and/or “UKirk Honor Cards” in the memo line.

Thank you very much for supporting Greensboro Urban Ministry!

The New and Improved CIC website is live and running! We ask for your patience as it is still under construction and edits are still being made. Please enjoy the new "face-lift" that features currently available content PLUS improved navigation, access to CIC videos, newsletters, and more! 

Check it out!!

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

Thank You!


Wednesdays @ 11am

 Click the link below to join us for lectio divina via Zoom each Wednesday at 11am.

Meeting ID: 336 674 0396
Passcode: 5401

OR... Call either number listed below.  
When prompted, use the same Meeting ID & Passcode listed above.

• +1 929 205 6099 US
• +1 301 715 8592 US


 Join Us!! Sign on at 9:15am for music.

Service begins at 9:30am.

Meeting ID: 336 674 0396
Passcode: 5401

OR... Call either number listed below.  
When prompted, use the same Meeting ID & Passcode listed above.

• +1 929 205 6099 US
• +1 301 715 8592 US

November Elders: Ron Walters & Dave Elston

December Elders: Christine McElvey & Bobbie Gaddy

Liturgist for THIS Sunday: Hope Rife

Acolyte for THIS Sunday: Leah Lowry

Greeters for THIS Sunday 11/19/23: Scott & Jordan Morris

Greeters for NEXT Sunday 11/26/23: Bill & Lynne Poteat

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 at the death of the following:

Steven Stringer

Dorothy Ashcraft (Keven Cockrell's mother)

Helen Walker (Cherry Hershey's Sister) 



For Those with Long-Term Concern:

Harlen Greene

Emma Johnson (Carole Gilmore's Granddaughter)

Billy Buckner

Mary Ann Jensen

Lillian Long

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.

11/12/2023 Attendance

(online and in person): 55

11/12/2023 Offering

(plate, online and mail in): $1,591.00

Community In Christ, Presbyterian

Rev, Bryan McFarland, Pastor

Text/Call: 336-327-2041 

5401 Liberty Road Greensboro, NC 27406

Office: 339-674-0369