From the very beginning, God hard-wired us for community – from the vertical relationship with God to the horizontal relationships with other human beings. What binds this community together is a sacred love and connection to God and to our brothers and sisters in faith. For this reason, we're serious about building community, seeking every opportunity to celebrate God's blessings, serve in his name, and reach out to those who are searching for their own loving community of faith. Here are a few of the things we're doing in 2017.
February 5 Souper Bowl of Caring Fellowship Luncheon in support of Clayton Area Ministries
February 8 Women’s Bible study begins, 7:00 p.m. (runs through April 5th)
February 11 Care Partners training session, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
February 24 Discovery Women’s Fellowship Gathering, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
February 26 High school confirmation classes begin after service (meets weekly through May 7)
March 1 Ash Wednesday Service, 7:00 p.m.
March 8 Lenten Bible Study begins (through April 12)
March 17 Red Cross Blood Drive
March 24 Middle School Lock-In
April 9 Palm Sunday Worship Service - Kids' Palm Processional, Easter Egg Hunt, Brunch Fellowship Reception
April 13 Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 p.m.
April 16 Easter Worship Celebration and Flowering of the Cross
April 30 Guest Praise Band, "Tom’s Kitchen Table"
May 6 Discovery Women’s Fourth Annual Seminar, “Being a Woman of Joy”
May 14 Mother’s Day - High school students confirmed at worship service
May 20 Church-wide Rummage and Bake Sale in support of Rise Against Hunger
May 21 Celebration of Graduates and Appreciation Sunday for Children's and Youth Ministry volunteers
May 25 Last day of school for weekday preschool and graduation ceremony
June 4 Rise Against Hunger - an on-site, hands-on mission event
July 17-19 Vacation Bible School
July 23 VBS Sunday Family Celebration
July 23-28 Raleigh Youth Mission Camp
August 6 Compassion Sunday
August 27 Move Up Sunday, Fellowship Luncheon, and Clothing Drive for Note in the Pocket
September 5 First day of school for weekday preschool; Fall Bible studies begin
September 11 9/11 Commemoration event in Raleigh
October 29 Pig Pickin' and Doorstep Food Drive for Clayton Area Ministries
November 3-5 Super High Youth Retreat at Camp Willow Run
December 1 Discovery Women Tree-trimming party
December 17 Impromptu Christmas Pageant and Jesus’ birthday party for Discovery Kids
December 24 Christmas Eve worship service (time TBD)
Recurring Events and Happenings
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper – First Sunday of each month
Discovery Praise Team rehearsals – Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Discovery Youth Group – First, second, and third Sundays, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (moving to weekly in the Fall)
Care Partners Meetings – Second Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Mission Team Meetings – Second Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Dates to be Announced
Youth Group summer beach retreat
Women’s Fall seminar
Men’s ministry gatherings
Financial Peace University (Coming Fall 2017)