Unity News, Vol 9.4-January 29, 2015

Unity News
Volume 9, Issue 4
January 29, 2015
United in Christ’s love,
we glorify God through
worship, nurture, and
service to all people.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sunday, February 1, is Peanut Butter and Jelly Sunday for the Fort
Mill Care Center. Everyone is encouraged to bring a jar of peanut butter and/or jelly to the collection boxes located in the Narthex and Fellowship
Hall. This ministry is currently sponsored by the Men's Ministry Group.
Sunday Morning
February 1, 2015
Red Cross Blood Drive
Our next bloodmobile is Tuesday, February 3, from 2:307p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins welcome. Sign-ups are available in the Narthex February 1. Remember to eat iron-rich foods for 2 weeks before donating blood. Drink plenty
of water and avoid caffeine on the day of the drive.
8:45 am
10:00 am
Worship Service
Sunday School
10:00 am
Connections Class
11:00 am
Worship Service
Prayers of Concern
Buddy Culp
Dot Hollis
Patsy White
Robert James Ferretti Jr.
Lea Shannon
Leslie Montgomery
Charlotte Children’s Choir at Unity
The Charlotte Children’s Choir will present a concert in the sanctuary on Sunday,
February, 8, at 4:00 p.m. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Heather Potter,
and is very active in Charlotte and surrounding area. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, with the Charlotte Symphony (most recently at The Magic of Christmas), as well as internationally. The group performing at Unity will consist of approximately 60 singers, from elementary through middle school age. There is no
charge for the concert, and it is a real privilege to host them in our church. Please
mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Congregational Care Ministry
The Congregational Care Team provides love, care and support for our Unity
family. From baking cookies to hospital visitation, volunteers are needed in many
areas. The Transportation team is in special need of volunteers to help
transport Unity members to Sunday services. Please visit the Unity website
for information about the various sub-teams and consider joining this vital ministry. Volunteer sign-up cards are located in the Narthex OR contact Joyce White
[email protected] or Susan Palmer [email protected] for
more information.
Ash Wednesday Service– Please join us for our traditional
Ash Wednesday service on February 18 at 7:00 pm.
Please continue to remember those
with special needs.
Christian Sympathy is
extended to:
Jeannie Bickett and family
in the death of her father,
Gene Brown, on January
19 in Charlotte.
Karen Chase and family in
the death of her father,
Walter Snoddy, on January
18, in Shreve, OH..
Jacob, Owen, Nicholas and
Ethan Kinsey in the death
of their father, David, in
The family of Ruby
Geddes, on January 25 in
What’s Happening in Christian Education?
Sunday School Teachers Meeting for all teachers of children and youth
February 8th, 12:00 – 1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be served.
**We will be looking at curriculum samples and discussing curriculum choices for next year.**
Vacation Bible School - June 15-19, 9am-12pm
Registration coming soon.
Feb 1
Middle School Soup Sale –pick up your pre-ordered soup in
the Fellowship Hall Kitchen. Baked goods will also be
“Big Game” Parties
Middle School – Meet at the home of Billy and Emelia
Howell (parents of Grace, 110 Fairway Drive, Fort Mill) from
6 p.m. until half time. Please bring a donation of canned soup
for the Care Center and $5 to cover the cost of food.
RSVP to Emelia Howell by Wed, Jan. 28th at
[email protected] or 803 389 7443.
High School – Meet at the home of Tammie and Burt Welch
(parents of Caroline and Thomas, 921 Nauvasse Trail, Ft. Mill)
from 6pm until half time.
RSVP to Tammie: [email protected]
Bring a tailgate appetizer to share.
Summer Youth Trips Deadlines Feb 1:
Massanetta Middle School Conference
July 9-12
Save the Date
Sunday Night Live
February 22 - March22
Sunday evenings
Junior Choir (grades 2-5)
Cherub Choir
5:00-6:00 pm
Adult classes
2/3 grade Prayer Stations for Children
GCs (4/5th grades)
Middle School Youth
Congregational Dinner
High School Mission - Urban Mission Camp, Mobile, AL
June 27-July 3
High School Youth Group
Registration information for both trips is on the church
More information coming soon.
Sunday School – Sunday mornings at 10:00 am
Holy Grounds
Feasting on the Word
Upper Room
Fellowship Hall
FH Parlor
Room M210
Unity Hall
Room M321
2/1 – “When and Why the Bible Was Written”
Fellowship & Devotions
2/1 – “Old Testament from the Backside”
2/1 – Mark 1:21-28
Year-long study of Hebrews
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Men’s Ministry Breakfast February 10
All Men of Unity and their guests/friends are invited to the monthly Men's Ministry
breakfast. Breakfast gatherings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Our next
breakfast is Tuesday, February 10th, at 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Please mark your
calendar and stop by to enjoy a great breakfast, faith and fellowship. Anyone interested in
learning more about the Men's Ministry and our many activities can contact John Young
at [email protected], 803-802-1620, or check out our page on the Unity website:
PLEASE NOTE: It has been brought to the attention of the church office that one of
our Linda Weavers is receiving sympathy cards intended for the other Linda Weaver. The
correct address for the Linda who recently lost her mother is in Indian Land. The Linda
who has received some of these cards by mistake lives in Fort Mill, and has been a member
of Unity for many years. If you have any doubts or questions about this, please call the
church office prior to mailing cards. Thank you!
January 25, 2015
Sunday School
Blankets +
Some 8,000 congregations and groups across the U.S. hold Church World Service (CWS)
Blankets events, providing funds to help people in need around the world. Unity will join
these groups and collect the “Blankets +” offering on Sunday, February 15 th. Look for envelopes in the pews. Checks can be made to Unity with “Blankets +” on the memo line.
For over 60 years, CWS has worked in partnership with local communities to identify their
needs and access the resources they need to build the foundation for a more viable future,
Blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster
Tools and seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields
Wells for families living in drought prone areas to provide clean, safe water to drink
and to irrigate crops and gardens
Literacy training and microcredit for women struggling to realize their potential.
Church World Service was born in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen
denominations came together to form an agency "to do in partnership what none of us
could hope to do as well alone." The mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal
the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless.
15-Kennedy Lindenberg, Heidi
Lumpkin, Alex Windham
16-Paulette Little, Marty McGinn,
Bo Palmer
17-Cindy Fritz, Alex Harllee
18-Lisa Brown, Eliza Greemon
19-Will Barbieri, Vicki Hawkins,
Blaine Kuhn, Jake Olinger,
Caroline Welch
20-Mary Pearson, Erin Pratt
21-Jane Carroll, Emory Carter,
Isabel Crews, Susan Grove,
Christian Meyer
Our annual Mother*Daugher*Sister*Friend luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 12,
following the 11:00 worship service in the Fellowship Hall. More information about ticket sales will be coming soon. We would love to welcome some more women to our Planning Team. We promise that the time commitment is minimal, but the fun and fellowship is exceptional. Please contact Jessie Little for more information:
[email protected] or 984-6333.
Financial Information for
Actual Budgeted
Year to
Year to
Date ($) Date ($)
Operating Income
Operating Expenses
Building/Debt Campaign Giving
+/- $$ +/- %
(8,452) -10%
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Continuing Long-Term
Prayers of Concern
Libby Kern
Jessie Little
Jane Godfrey
Molly Coggins
Ira and Doris Ussery
Karen Eklund
Terri Marshall
David Choate
Betty Miller
Angie McCrae
Leslie Montgomery
Mary Lay Derrick
Unity Presbyterian Church
303 Tom Hall Street
PO Box 1267
Fort Mill, SC 29716-1267
Church Office (803) 547-5543
Dan Holloway (803) 548-7215
Jeannie Bickett (704) 588-4809
Return Service Requested
January 29, 2015
Dear Friends,
Rev. Dr. Dan Holloway
Our Connections Class is designed for individuals and families who are
considering God’s call to discipleship through membership in our church. We
now have these classes four times a year in response to the growing number of
people inquiring about participation in our congregational life. Our first class of
the New Year just started with 10 families participating. We are blessed to have
so many people considering Unity as their new church home, and I hope you
join me in praying for these who have come among us and are seeking their
place in God’s service.
Schedule for Unity News
Deadline: Wednesday,
February 4 at 6 pm for Issue
February 12, 2015.
Please submit information to:
Gina Mitchell:
[email protected]
One of the ways you can help in this ministry is by becoming a New Member
Shepherd. This is a ministry of friendship and hospitality for those who are new
among us, and we would love to tell you more about that. Please speak to either
pastor, or to Cathy Miller, chair of our Hospitality and Evangelism Team if you
would like to learn more about this.
In Christ's Service,