We will be decorating the church for the Advent season NEXT Sunday November 26, 2023 immediately following worship.
After CIC’s Charter Sunday /Christmas Brunchyou 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.
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.
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!
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