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New Philadelphia News Lovefeast Services

Sunday, December 18 Children’s Lovefeast & Candle Service @ 11:10 a.m.

Sunday, December 18* Congregational Lovefeast & Candle Service @ 7 p.m. Saturday, December 24* 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candle Service 8 p.m. Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candle Service *The band prelude begins 1 hour prior to each service with the exception of the Children’s Lovefeast

The Lovefeast and Candle Service

The Lovefeast was a familiar practice in the first century Church. The early Christians celebrate the Holy Communion to maintain their vertical fellowship with God, and the agape meal or Lovefeast to symbolize their horizontal fellowship with one another. In 1727, the Moravian Church revived the agape meal, and established the custom of celebrating the great church festivals by partaking together of this Lovefeast. The first Lovefeasts of the Moravian Church in North America were held during the years 1735 to 1740 in Savannah, Georgia. The Lovefeast is primarily a song service opened with prayer. The hymns are intended to furnish the subject matter for devotional thoughts; buns and coffee are served during the singing. When everyone has been served a blessing is offered and the congregation partakes of the simple meal. The Lovefeast is not considered sacramental in the traditional sense; rather it symbolizes the all-inclusive fellowship of God’s family, the Church. The Christmas Lovefeast with its lighted candles is one of the most beautiful services of the Moravian Church. The custom originated on the European continent at Marienborn, Germany, with a children’s candle service in the year 1747. It soon spread through the Moravian world. The words to the hymn, Morning Star, were penned by Johann Scheffler, a physician of Silesia, in 1657. The melody was written by Francis Florentine Hagen, a Moravian minister, in 1836 for the children of Salem. It is sung antiphonally as the candles are distributed. Each person receives a lighted beeswax candle as a reminder that Christ said,

“I am the light of the world,” and “You are the light of the world...let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” The New Philadelphia congregation has a long and distinguished history of ministry in our city and county and celebrated her 160th anniversary this year. Today we are still sharing our faith through a comprehensive ministry which includes worship, Sunday school; women’s youth, and senior adult fellowships, choir and band programs for all ages; bell choir, scouting programs, and numerous other activities. We also support World and Homeland Mission projects, Sunnyside Ministry, Crisis Control Ministry, Forsyth Prison Ministry, and may other local ministries. Our regular Sunday worship services begin at 9 a.m. and 11:10 a.m., and Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:05 a.m. A nursery for the care of infants and small children is available during the worship service, Sunday school and most special services. New Philadelphia has a preschool program in service on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for children eight weeks to five years of age. Led by experienced and qualified teachers, the program is open to the entire community. If you receive this newsletter and do not have a church home, we invite you to join with us. God bless you,

Worth Green


New Philadelphia Moravian Church December 2016/January 2017

Christy’s PFRRKWJ Corner Baby Shower for Jesus

Sunday, December 4 during Sunday School in the Banquet Room Join our Middle High Missionaries for snacks, fun and fellowship… help them to collect essential baby items to share with local babies in need! Baby wipes, diapers, and other infant basics will be collected and shared with local agencies.

New Philly Kids Christmas Party

All K-5th graders and their families are invited to join in our annual Christmas Party! Sunday, December 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Discovery Classroom.

Come enjoy dinner, activities and fellowship!

Children’s Lovefeast

Remember that our Children’s Lovefeast is moving to December 18 during our 11:10 a.m. Worship Service! Be sure to join us and remember to invite friends to come share in this service led by our youth. The focus is on helping to tell the Nativity Story to children through music and drama complete with all our Candlelight Lovefeast traditions!

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Break Morning Movie Christmas Christmas Break Morning Movie details will be announced soon!

Watch your inbox and the bulletin for more details…


New Philadelphia Moravian Church December 2016/January 2017

Missions and Social Concerns The Moravian Church in Cuba: Armando Rusindo was asked to speak on the Moravian church in Cuba, but to fully understand the Moravian Church in Cuba, Armando was asked to address the following questions: 1.What is the relationship between the Moravian church and the government? 2.What is the impact of the church and the surrounding communities? 3.What is the impact of church and the youth in Cuba 4.What are the needs and how can we help. Armando’s presentation not only covered the history of the Moravian church in Cuba but also how religion may have influenced Cuban leaders. In the 50 minute presentation Armando was only able to cover question one, below are some of the highlights: In the early years of the Castro government, practicing your faith was not encouraged and some cases were discouraged through various methods. However, in 1977 Fidel Castro visited with Prime Minister Michael Manley in Jamaica. Mr. Manley being a man of God gave a stack of bibles to Castro at the end of his visit to give to the Cuban people. It is not known if and how these bibles were distributed to the Cuban people but on Castro’s return to Cuba he was more tolerant of religious groups. Armando, then a priest in the Catholic Church, started reading about other religions. He reached out to Moravians around the world including the Southern and Jamaican provinces. In 1993 a small group started meetings to study the Moravian doctrine. In 1999 Pope John Paul visited Cuba which allowed people across Cuba to renew their faith in Jesus Christ. In 1997 the Moravian church in Cuba was born through a partnership with the Jamaica province. Today the Moravian church in Cuba is under the Southern Province. They receive a stipend from the Board of World Mission. However, a majority of the projects and buildings are funded by the Armando Rusindo Mission Foundation which was started by Joe Jarvis. Earlier this year two buildings were purchased through the foundation and will be renovated into churches. The Moravian Church in Cuba is a member of the Cuban Council of Churches. The Council of Churches is represented by a government minister, reporting to President Raul Castro.

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This year Cuba was declared a mission province in the Moravian church. Armando Rusindo is President of the Moravian church in Cuba and Obed Martinez is VP. There are five ordained pastors in Cuba and ten lay pastors. There are approximately 1000 Moravians in Cuba and about ten churches/worshiping groups. There is great need for printed material for Vacation Bible School, liturgy and teaching of the Moravian doctrine. Making copies of any material is a challenge when there is very limited access to a copy machine. Reading materials for the Comenius Center would also be beneficial to the youth. This was a very informative presentation; I wished we had more time. Business meeting: • October minutes were approved by members present • ARMF fundraising dinner for Cuba mission was very successful approximately $15,000 raised to support the church in Cuba. • Mission Fair – Schedule for April 2017. Discussions on the format to make it more effective is ongoing. Please send us your ideas for consideration. More to come! • A motion was made by Grace Shutt and seconded by John Geis to contribute $1000 to Samaritan’s Purse designated for Eastern Carolina hurricane matthew relief effort. The motion passed. The committee is challenging the congregation to match the $1000 contribution by the end of 2016. Income and disbursements: • November 2016 beginning balance $15,321.34 • November disbursement approvals: Samaritans Purse $1000 • Contributions during October was $5,230 Prayer list: • Kevin and Charity Manous with Campus Crusade • Anne Thiessen as she undergoes treatment for her heart • Caroline Woo to undergo treatment for brain cancer The next meeting will be January 8, 2016.


New Philadelphia Moravian Church December 2016/January 2017

Good News about The Good News!

Our Board of Trustees approved funding for the replacement of our well-read, well-worn pew Bibles. But wait, the story gets better! A very generous, anonymous benefactor stepped forward to underwrite the entire purchase with only one stipulation. Here’s the stipulation and where you come into the story: Members of the New Philadelphia congregation should be given the opportunity to dedicate new Bibles in honor or memory of friends and loved ones. A nominal contribution to the donor’s’ choice of any NPMC fund is all that is required. Full details will follow in January worship bulletins. Now, in the words of the old spiritual, Ain’t that good news? Sample Book Plates:

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Healing Through Faith

Our new women’s ministry for those who have experienced loss, had their first meeting on November 1. We had nine ladies to attend and enough food for a small army, some great fellowship and brain storming on ieas for furture meetings. Holidays are busy times for all of us but for those who have experienced a loss of someone close, it’s not only busy but can also be a sad time. Our December gathering will be a fun time sharing a movie and popcorn on Tuesday, December 6 in the church parlor at 6 p.m. For additional information call the church office, 336765-2331, or contact Grace Shutt or Kay Windsor.

Return of NPMC Dinner Club

Potluck Version Do you miss Dinner Club? Well, it’s coming back on a one-time basis in potluck form on January 21, 2017. The meals will be enjoyed in people’s homes and you will be asked to bring one dish to share. Save the date and look for a sign-up in bulletins during December!

Christmas Homecoming

Attention 20-somethings (give or take)! Please come to the first-ever New Philadelphia Christmas Homecoming - a gathering to see your old friends from NPMC Youth days during the Christmas Holiday. Join us on December 24 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. in the Youth Building. If you are attending the 4:30 p.m. Lovefeast, don’t worry -- we will save your seat! Simply ask our ushers to give you a seat placeholder - then come over to the Youth Building for some light refreshments and holiday fellowship. No one is too young or too old! We would love to see all past and present New Philadelphia members who graduated from high school in (roughly) the year 2006 to present. Did you teach Sunday School or know these young people otherwise? Please come and enjoy this special holiday gathering and help us say “Welcome Ho-Ho-Home!” Moms, Dads, grandparents - please help us spread the word to these young people!


New Philadelphia Moravian Church December 2016/January 2017

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Financial Report & Attendance As of October 2016 Annual budget�������������������������������������������������� $1,006,329 Expenses to date������������������������������������������������� $771,448 Income to date���������������������������������������������������� $791,123 Overage to date�������������������������������������������������������� $19,675 Disbursed in month Pastoral Staff-Salary, Travel, Housing, Pension, Ins.�������������������������������������������������� $13,868 Staff-Salaries, Soc. Sec. Ins.���������������������������� $29,160 Christian Education/Youth������������������������������$2,246 Christian Resource Supplies��������������������������������$209 Stewardship��������������������������������������������������������$171 Nursery��������������������������������������������������������������$771 Library���������������������������������������������������������������� $24 Office Expenses��������������������������������������������������$641 Cleaning Expenses�������������������������������������������$3,290 Hospitality..........................................................$397 Building/Equipment Repairs�������������������������������$555 Grounds.......................................................... $4,100 Utilities������������������������������������������������������������$7,116 Kitchen/Custodial Supplies��������������������������������$693 Music�����������������������������������������������������������������$513 Bus���������������������������������������������������������������������$817 Provincial Contributions�������������������������������� $16,223 Requested Items��������������������������������������������������$125 Total for month���������������������������������������������� $80,919

Funds Building����������������������������������������������������������������� $51,626 Iobst-Gray Missions Fund�������������������������������������� $15,321 Benevolences�����������������������������������������������������������$3,199 Bus������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,238 Band..............................................��������������������......$3,875 Music�������������������������������������������������������������������������$690 Elizabeth Windsor������������������������������������������������ $25,093 Lewis Ministerial Student Aid Fund...����������������������$5,180 Anne Chadwick Band Fund..........�������������������� .....$10,162 Capital Improvements.................���������������������� .....$59,653 Bells of Joy��������������������������������������������������������������$1,574 Laurel Ridge Projects�����������������������������������������������$4,656 Youth Missions������������������������������������������������������ $14,937 Youth Fund����������������������������������������������������������� $11,553 Open Door Outreach�����������������������������������������������$6,578

Sunday School

Worship 1st

2nd

11-6

222

237

147

11-13

208

206

181

11-20

214

242

182

11-27

225

251

187

Nursery 1st Service

2nd Service

Jennifer Nelson - coordinator **Greeters 12-4

*Paul Williams

Monte Long

12-11

*

Nancy Hoover

12-18

*

Beth Byrd

12-25

*Jerry Carter

Mark McSwain

1-1

*Nancy Hoover

1-8

*Mark McSwain

Mike Johnson

1-15

*Judy Cline

Beth Byrd

1-22

*Paul Williams

Joe Jarvis

1-29

*

Monte Long

Names with * are responsible for Lock-Up Sound Technicians 1st Service

2nd Service

st

1

Mike Crotts

Sam Farrar

2nd

Mike Crotts

Brad Underdal

3rd

Mike Crotts

Aaron Prevette

4th

Mike Crotts

Aaron Prevette

5th

Mike Crotts

Aaron Prevette

Remember to Lock Up after Your Event!

**Elders and Trustees and Sound Technicians: If you are unable to fulfill your Greeting, Lock-up, or Sound assignment responsibility, please work together to find coverage.


TUE

11:10a Worship

25

26

19

27

20 7p Chancel Choir

7p Chancel Choir

5:30p Aerobics

5:30p Aerobics

7p CEC

10a Circle 5

6:30p Circle 1

7

28

21

14

7p Chancel Choir

13

11:30a Open Door

7p Joint Board

6 9:45a Circle 2

WED

Church Office CLOSEDChurch Office CLOSED 7p Chancel Choir 7:30p Beracah 5:30p Aerobics

7:30p Beracah

7p Circle 8

7p Scouts

12

Advent - 3 11 11:10a Music Program 7p Scouts 4:30p Youth Choir 5:00p Lovefeast practice 7:3pp Beracah 5:15p K-5th Choir 5:30p M/S High Youth

Advent - 4 18 9a Worship 10:05a Sunday school 11:10a Children's Lovefeast 7p Congregational Lovefeast

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Christmas Eve Lovefeast Services, December 24 4:30p and 8p Band Prelude begins 1 hour prior to each service

MON

Advent - 2 4 9/11:10a Worship 10:05a Sunday school 7p Scouts 7:30p Beracah 4:30p Youth Choir 5:15p K-5 Choir 5:30p M/S High Youth

SUN

6p Book Club

THU

29

22

15

8

1

Sr High Christmas Party

9

2

30

23

16

7a Men's Breakfast

FRI

8p Lovefeast

2:45p Christmas Homecoming 4:30p Lovefeast

SAT

31

24

17

10

3

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9a Worship 29 10:05a Sunday school 11:10a Worship 2p Women's Fellowship 4:30p Youth Choir 5:15a K/5th Choir 7p Scouts 7:30p Beracah

7p Scouts 7:30p Beracah

30

23

9

2

22

9a Worship 10:05a Sunday school 11:10a Worship 4:30p Youth Choir 5:15p K/5th Choir

Candle-making/FH 6:30p Connections 7p Scouts 7p Circle 8 7:30p Beracah

7p Scouts 7:30p Beracah

Office closed

16

8

1

MON

9a Worship 15 10:05a Sunday school 11:10a Worship 4:30p Youth Choir 5:15p K/5th Choir Candle-making/FH

Installation of Board Members 9a Worship 10:05a Sunday school 11:10a Worship 4:30p Youth Choir 5:15p K/5th Choir

9a Worship 10:05a Sunday school 11:10a Worship

SUN

5:30p Aerobics 7p Music/Worship

5:30p Aerobics 6:30p Circle 1

5:30p Aerobics

10a Circle 5 5:30p Aerobics 7p Elders

9:45a Circle 2 5:30p Aerobics

TUE

31

24

17

10

3

7p Chancel

7p Chancel

7p Chancel

11:30a Open Door 7p Chancel

WED

25

18

11

4

5

19

12

26

RCC/Library 6p Book Club/Parlor

7p Trustees

THU

13

6

20

27

Newsletter Deadline

Youth - Night Ski

Set-up for candle-making

7a Men's Breakfast

FRI

SAT

28

21

14

7

January 2017

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New Philadelphia Moravian Church December 2016/January 2017

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Happy Birthday Happy Birthday 12 Wake Wagner 13 Steve Cochrane 1 Neil Andrew 13 Hannah Flippin 1 CJ Mock 14 Gaye Chantler 1 Janet Williams 14 Susan Morgan 2 Ellie Doby 14 Kristen Prevette 2 Louinice Motsinger 14 Drew Starling 2 Franklin Nifong 15 Sarah Bibey 3 David Cooper 15 Ronn Dula 3 Blair Myrick 15 Macalister Gillispie 3 Amber Payne 15 Abigail Mash 3 Corey Pinto 15 Owen Pfeffer 3 Aaron Prevette 15 Charlotte Pratapas 3 Donna Roope 15 Mary Steinkopff 4 Adam Boyle 16 Tyler Byrd 4 Ed Coble 16 Wayne Jones 4 Piper JanĂŠ 16 Heather Krafft 5 Alex Barber 16 Mandy Palmer 5 Matt Fearrington 16 Mary Pearsall 6 Amret Hawfield 17 Kevin Bush 6 Kathleen Reeves 17 Eve Lineberry 6 Mandy Whaley 17 Paul Morrison 7 Kaitlin Fink 17 Les Wynne 7 Amy Guthrie 18 Anita Henderson 8 Travis Cox 19 Kent Hathaway 8 Mark Fletcher 19 Alexandra Koment 8 Amanda Ketner 19 Betty Willard 9 Addison Cheek 19 Colene Ziglar 9 Evelyn Gentry 20 Shannon Price 9 Jacob Gentry 20 Jan Whittingham 9 Walker Jenkins 21 Emerson Koontz 9 Michael Morgan 21 Don Stillie 9 Allison Panzano 22 Sylvia Yates 9 Charles Roberts 23 LT Cooper III 9 Leah Simmons 24 Holly Sink 9 Julia Turner 25 Hannah Granger 10 Laura Lester 25 Carol Hunter 10 Deanna Williams 25 Johnathon Ward 11 Kaye Carter 25 Chris Ziglar 11 Sharon Murphy 26 Beth Barber 12 Hannah Beauchamp 26 Judy Cline 12 Brittany Gambill 26 Paige Pruitt 12 Laura McCan 26 David Turck 12 Todd Transou

December

6 Lea Lester 6 Peggy Thomas 6 Margaret Vance 7 Elaine Donald 7 Lauren Price 7 Pamela Rabon 7 Mike Saunders 7 Ashley Taylor 9 Jan Ledwith 9 Mike Sloan 10 Sydney Chrysson 10 Cynthia Fearrington 10 Gloria Gamble 10 Tonya Granger 10 Mark Thomas 11 Susan Gordon 11 Kyle Greenwood 11 Janet Lovelace 11 Annette Robinson 11 Roger Vaughn 12 Robin Tesh 13 David Carroll 14 Paul Barton 15 Cooper Beck 15 Jack Bodenhamer January 15 Charlotte Henshaw 1 Richard Browne 16 Duncan Fraser 1 Sawyer Buie 16 Beth Passmore 1 Melissa Holt 16 David Peak 1 Teresa Nifong 16 Campbell Pitts 1 Bill Nifong 16 Daniel Reagan 2 Maria Hansley 16 Melvin Robinson 2 Harold Renfro 17 Steve Beauchamp 3 Emma Eggers 17 David Teague 3 Beth Gerringer 18 Kathy Baker 3 Mary Jane Pickard 18 Gregory Bodoh 4 Michelle Chamberlain 18 Tyler Dease 5 Betty King 19 Evan Baker 5 Sara Lineberry 19 Hud Bazemore, Jr. 5 Dave Mitchell III 19 Russell Burris 5 Bria Nifong-Hatter 19 Barbaa Clore 5 Abigail Trogdon 19 Nancy Holland 6 Alan Barber 19 David Shaw 26 Frances Weaver 27 Elizabeth Jones 27 Charity Manous 27 Brian Robinson 27 Bill Smith, Jr. 28 Marilyn Allred 28 Erin Angel 28 Emily Beauchamp 28 Emily Saunders 29 Ann Cleveland 29 Sean Cox 29 Barry Nichols 29 Camille Rothrock 29 Bob Saturn 29 Donnie Shoaf, Jr. 29 Grady Thompson 30 Emily Mock 30 Lucas Smith 31 Norma Ball 31 Roger Jones 31 John Needham 31 Frankie Spry 31 Dot Wilson

20 Laura Gilliam 20 David Reagan 21 Anderson Henshaw 21 Karen Popp 21 Dorothy Shiffert 21 Patricia Vaughan 22 Sarah MacReynolds 22 Deborah Robinson 23 Mary Hansley 24 Nancy Craver 24 Amelia Parker 24 Beth Roberts 25 Terry Alexander 25 Adam Flippin 25 Grayson Kirkman 25 Angie Nestor 25 Paul Phillips 25 Lola Scales 25 Maggie Snoke 26 Judy Briggs 26 Charles Galloway 26 James Moose 26 Shannon Tucker 27 Robert Rodden 28 Chris Holloway 28 Francis Livengood 28 Pamela Williard 29 Evon Crooks, Jr. 30 Josh Carter 30 Sandra Gray 30 Luke Marx 30 John Powell 30 Amanda Revels 30 Giovanni Ricciardi 31 Lonnie Ashby 31 Charles Greenwood 31 LouAnn Jackson 31 Samuel Porterfield 31 Chris Rogers 31 David Tickle


New Philadelphia Moravian Church December 2016/January 2017 A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped with our Leaf Raking project. You brought so much joy to those four families; it was mission work at its finest as many were serving those you do not know, all with a great attitude and smile on your face! A city on a hill can not be hid, and a youth group with rakes cannot be stopped! Ross McNeil NPMC Senior High Youth Leader

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SENIOR HIGH Christmas Party Friday, December 16 Ski Weekend Senior High Friday, February 3 Sunday, February 5 Sunday Night Youth Middle & Senior High Youth Night Skiing Youth Building Middle & Senior High December 4 & December 11 Friday, January 20 Children’s Lovefeast Sunday, December 18 11:10 a.m.

Women’s Fellowship News

Caring for Our Church Family in Care Facilities

All women of the congregation are invited to join a Women’s Fellowship Circle at any time during the year. We have meetings in the morning and evening if you would like to visit. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Shore (President) at jjshore79@ triad.rr.com or Becky Ward (Membership) at wardrk@ wfu.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

Clarence Gabard (Salemtowne - 119 Phillips) Betty Holcomb (Homestead Hills) Sue Hughes (Homestead Hills) Carol Hunter (Arbor Acres) Ralph Johnson (WS Nursing & Rehab Center) Faye Logan (Trinity Elms) Carolyn Robinson (Brian Center) Mary Steinkopff (Homestead Hills) June Smith (Salemtowne) Les & Ruth Wynne (Trinity Elms)

Women's Fellowship Circle Meetings

2017 Candle-Making

You're Invited

C1 4th Tues/6:30 p.m. C5 C2 1st Tues/9:45 a.m. C8

2nd Tues/10 a.m. 3rd Mon/7 p.m.

Time to pour the beeswax! Join us as we make candles for 2017 Lovefeast services. We will begin on Sunday, January 15 in the fellowship hall and will continue on Monday, January 16. Come learn this time honored tradition of making lovefeast, beeswax candles!


New Philadelphia Moravian Church December 2016/January 2017 Join us on Wednesday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m. for Open Door Lunch. We’ll welcome guests from Samaritan Ministries, one of our community’s most effective homeless services providers. A delicious meal of roast chicken is promised. Come, join in great fellowship, and support Samaritan! We’ll meet for the first time in 2017 on January 3rd and will feature the work of Anthony’s Plot.

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In the midst of Advent, we’re looking ahead to the Lenten season with the publication of our annual Devotion Guide. This effort has been a blessing to our congregation because so many of you take part. To add your “voice” to this year’s Guide, please contact Clyde Manning.

The Newsletter Deadline is the 20th of each month. 2017

4440 Country Club Rd Winston Salem, NC 27104 www.newphilly.org

Worth Green ext 305 Senior Pastor

Donna Wright ext 302 Business Administrator

Joe Moore ext 304 Associate Pastor

Rachel Weavil ext 301 Administrative Assistant

Christy Clore ext 303 Monday - Friday Director of Christian Ed. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Clyde Manning ext 306 Pastoral Assistant Phone: 336-765-2331 Fax: 336-765-5536 Office Hours:

Jerry Bumgardner ext 313 Facility Manager Nann Phillips ext 316 Direct Line 336-768-4844 Preschool Director

December 2016 | January 2017  

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