CHILDREN'S Christmas Program

Dear Parents,

Christmas is just right around the corner. Can you believe it?! Our children will be starting their practice for the program tomorrow and we are so excited! We wanted to give you some information regarding our Christmas Program this year.

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Practice Dates: Nov. 5-26, Dec. 3, Dec. 8-tentative practice date at the church office, 4-5 pm

Attire: Cute outfits in Christmas colors :)

I do need one thing from you: Please let me know if your child will participate in the program so that the teachers can plan accordingly.

I have attached the list of songs that we will be singing in case you wanted to practice these songs with your kids.

We are very excited for our program and hope to have your kids participate! Thank you so much!

-The Children's Ministry Team

  • Songs for the Christmas Program

    CHRISTMAS BELLS (Author Unknown)

    (To the tune of Jingle Bells)

    Christmas bells, Christmas bells,

    Ring them all the day.

    Tell the world that Jesus came

    To take our sins away!

    Christmas bells, Christmas bells,

    Ring them all the day.

    Tell the world that Jesus came

    To take our sins away!


    (Verse 1, sang 2x)

    Hark! the herald angels sing

    Glory to the new-born King

    Peace on earth and mercy mild

    God and sinners reconciled

    Joyful, all ye nations, rise

    Join the triumph of the skies

    With angelic host proclaim

    Christ is born in Bethlehem

    Hark! the herald angels sing

    Glory to the new-born King


    (Verse 1, sang 2x)

    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,

    The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

    The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,

    The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.


    (Verse 1, sang 2x)

Joy to the World, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King;

Let every heart prepare Him room,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.


(Verse 1, sang 2x)

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

And a happy New Year.

Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin;

Good tidings for Christmas

And a happy New Year!

Posted on November 4, 2017 .

Picnic postponed

Due to the forecast for 100% chance of rain on Sunday, we have decided to postpone the picnic. Please spread the word. We will reschedule and send out details ASAP!

Thanks everyone, and I'll see y'all on Sunday!



Posted on October 27, 2017 .

Local Outreach

This Saturday, October 21, we are doing some Mission work at the local Interfaith Office.  Can you help for a few hours?  Come to Interfaith 8 am ready to paint or do other jobs.  Their Office is 2 blocks past the Church office, on Mustian Street, in Kill Devil Hills.  If you can help or need more info email John Macko @

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Tuesday Night Women's Study

Ladies,  please join us on Tuesday nights at 7:00! We will be going through a new book by Max Lucado called Anxious for Nothing. You can order a copy of the book through Amazon for $15.63 (and Walmart has a limited supply too).

I think we can all relate to feeling anxious! I know we will learn from each other through this fellowship and study! God will draw our hearts closer to him and the freedom the peace of Christ offers. I look forward to seeing ALL of you there!

In Him,



Posted on October 4, 2017 .

Tuesday Night Women's Study This Tuesday!

All woman are invited to our kick off night of women's ministry this Tuesday night at 6:30. I would like to start the first night off by praying for Lauren Bennett who is expecting her first baby and blessing her with a car load of diapers (Pamper Swaddlers are a favorite) and baby wipes to take home! I would love for this to be a new church tradition.  Besides bringing diapers, if you have time to bring a dessert or appetizer to share we can make it a fun night. I can't wait to spend an evening with the ladies celebrating new life and hearing about how God is moving in each of your lives. 



Posted on September 29, 2017 .

Prayer ministry after service

We want to offer prayer ministry each Sunday for anyone desiring prayer. If you are interested in being a prayer minister, please come for Prayer Ministry Training on Saturday, September 30, from 8.30-10.30 a.m. at the church. Please email Brandie at to sign up.


Posted on September 27, 2017 .

Food Pantry Collection this Sunday

This month the following items are especially needed:

> Canned chicken/tuna
> Canned fruit
> Canned vegetables
> Canned soups
> Pancake syrup
> Cooking oil
> Thank you for thinking of those in our community who need this help.

Posted on September 27, 2017 .

Join in Prayer

Would you pray for others in the church? You probably already do pray for several others in our church…but we are eager to see a group of people praying for the needs of our church and our church family. Can you be part of this group? Absolutely! Please email the church office and we will add your name to this new and essential ministry! You can pray any time and anywhere…what a privilege! Similarly, if you have a prayer request please email that to the church office. If it is on behalf of someone else you should of course check with them first. We look forward to seeing this new ministry growing by leaps and bounds! 


Posted on September 20, 2017 .

Beach Food Pantry

Beach Food Pantry - Sunday is our "1st Sunday of the Month " food collection. Thank you to all who donated last month; we collected 72 lbs of food! Most needed items this month include:
> cooking oil
> canned soups
> canned pastas
> canned tuna
> canned fruits
> personal care items

Posted on August 30, 2017 .

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

This Sunday is our scheduled day to collect items for our local Food Pantry. They are in particular need of cans of tuna, soup and vegetables (no corn or green beans), hamburger helper, toothpaste and adult toothbrushes (Dollar Tree) and Feminine Products (Dollar Tree).  Thank you!

Posted on August 2, 2017 .

Vestry Nominations


On Sunday, September 24th, we will hold our Annual Meeting right after church. This is a VERY important meeting each year in our church's life, and we encourage all members and regular attenders to be present. We will be discussing several very important topics such as our vision for property and the future, as well as voting on new Vestry Members.

Our Vestry consists of 6 members, plus the Pastor (me!). This year Brian Cerza and Trahey Manor will be rotating off the Vestry, and we will need to elect 2 new Members. The nomination and election of Vestry is something to be carefully considered and prayed over. Below you will find the section of our church's bi-laws that describe the requirements for Vestry. Additionally, eligible candidates must be regular Church of the Outer Banks attenders for a minimum of two years.

When nominating someone for Vestry, we ask that you do so confidentially, and without consulting the nominee. The Vestry vets each nominee, and in order to avoid hurt feelings, the Vestry will only approach those nominees who have been properly vetted and meet the requirements. Once the nominee has been notified, they may accept or reject the nomination. The Vestry will then compile a list of the candidates, and will present this to the congregation for a vote to select the vacant spots.

Should you have questions, please feel free to contact the church office. Please submit nominations via email to

Thanks everyone!


Section 4.2 Qualification.

a. Eligibility Criteria. To be elected to the Vestry, an individual must be a baptized member of the church in good standing over eighteen (18) years of age and an Eligible Voter (as defined by section 8.1) under these bylaws. To serve on the Vestry, an individual shall:

  1. Be a mature Christian, not one who has recently come to faith;

  2. Worship God regularly in Church;

  3. Lead an active prayer life;

  4. Know and continue to study the Bible;

  5. Be a cheerful giver not only of money but of time as well;

  6. Have a family relationship that reflects strong Christian Commitment;

  7. Be a leader within the Church;

  8. Bring a valuable skill to the Vestry that would be useful to the Church;

  9. Have time to be able to serve effectively as a Vestry member;

  10. Make a commitment to put Vestry service high on the list of personal priorities;

  11. Vestry membership should not the considered as a honor for past service, but a commitment to future service.

b. Ineligible Persons. Paid staff of the church and their spouses shall be ineligible for the Vestry service. For purposes of this subsection, “paid staff of the church” means any person who receives compensation for services rendered to the church on a regular basis of a minimum of twenty four (24) hours a month. Notwithstanding the prohibition as stated, the Rector (lead pastor) serves as an ex officio member of the Vestry. The Spouse or dependent of a current Vestry member will not be eligible at the same time as the Vestry member.

c. Affirmation. Prior to commencing service as a member of the Vestry, each member of the Vestry will affirm: 1.) Their personal commitment to the purposes set forth as our Church’s mission, to the Nicene and Apostles Creed, and to the historical and Biblical Christian Faith*. 2.) A pledge to serve without any conflict of interest, and a pledge to comply with the Confidentiality Policy both during and after their term.

*This includes confession and affirmation of Christ's divinity, the Trinity, Salvation through Christ alone, the power and work of the Holy Spirit, Biblical authority and infallibility, as well as affirmation and adherence to a Biblical standard of Holiness and sexuality.

Posted on July 31, 2017 .

Food Pantry Reminder

As we celebrate Fourth of July with friends and family, let's be sure to remember those who cannot afford extra items for the holiday, and bring a few nonperishable items or household goods to church this Sunday to go to our local Food Pantry!  Thank you!

Posted on June 28, 2017 .

Change in the Bottle

If you took a baby bottle on Mothers' Day to fill with loose change, please bring the bottle back to church this Sunday, Fathers' Day.The money will go to Creative Choices Pregnancy Center. Thank you!

Posted on June 15, 2017 .

Driving Range Practice Today

Come on out today to the driving range at Holly Ridge today at 5;00!  There will be members of our Church practicing for our Church of the Outer Banks Golf tournament.

Posted on June 14, 2017 .

Church Coffee Mugs

We just got our new Church Coffee mugs! You can purchase them at our Sunday service or at our Church office for $8.00 per mug. It will make your coffee taste better, we promise.

Posted on June 7, 2017 .

Food Pantry Collection This Sunday

Food pantry pick up this Sunday. Household items like dishwashing liquid or paper towel, and non perishable foods such as hamburger helper, cereal and peanut butter, are always gladly received. Please bring your gift to church and place in the shopping cart at the door. Thank you!

Posted on June 1, 2017 .

Beach Clean Up

Beach Clean up!
Please come help with the beach clean up today, Friday June 2, at 4 p.m. at Lillian. Our church has committed to keeping that portion of our beautiful beach clean. Sam will have gloves and trash bags ready. Hope to see you there!

Posted on June 1, 2017 .

Food Pantry Pick Up

Food pantry pick up this Sunday, May 7. Household items like dishwashing liquid or paper towel, and non perishable foods such as hamburger helper, cereal and peanut butter, are always gladly received. Please bring your gift to church and place in the shopping cart at the door. Thank you!

Posted on May 3, 2017 .