November/December 2012

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by admin


The Parable
A publication of the Calypso Presbyterian Church

Volume 8 Number 5


Calypso Presbyterian Church
116 S. W. Center Street
P.O. Box 325
Calypso, NC 28325


Pastor Nick Nielsen

Church Office: 919-658-2617
Cell: 919-330-7806
Email address:


Message from the Pastor

Many of you have received or will soon be receiving this year’s stewardship letter. In the letter, we talk a lot about the idea of ‘nurturing faith.’

When the church met on September 22nd to talk about our purpose and vision, we discerned that Calypso Presbyterian Church is most on-purpose when we are nurturing faith. That is, we feel like we are best fulfilling God’s calling on our lives and on the life of the church when we are nurturing faith.

Nurturing faith is something this church has done since its founding in 1903. I’m excited about continuing the ways we’ve always nurtured faith as well as looking for new ways to nurture our own faith as well as the faith of those around us.

Everyone needs to have their faith nurtured. From the smallest of children to our oldest generation, we must all seek to help each other continually grow in the faith. No one in this life can ever say, my faith is complete, it needs no more nurture. My hope is that as we go forward, everything we do as a church will be focused on nurturing faith in all age groups.

It is not something that only a select few of us should do, it’s something we all need to do together. So I encourage everyone of us to be thinking how best to nurture faith in our congregation and in the community. More specifically, how is your faith nurtured and how can you nurture someone else’s faith? What can you individually do to nurture faith, and what can we as a church do to nurture our faith and the and the faith of the community?

I look forward with great expectation to see how God will move in the life of our church!

Prayer Concerns

Military Personnel and their families:

Charles McCleod, Brownie Southerland, Adam Herring, Bill Outlaw, Johnnie Davis, Ann Miller, Eleanor Ezzell, Jimmy Carr, Sybil Merkison, Relma Hargrove, Delmus Roberts, Bob Albertson, Lori Holloman, Wayne Brock, Jimmy Barwick Family.

Christmas Gift List
  1. Buy a water card for Able or others in the Domincan Republic in honor of someone
  2. Choose a family from N. Duplin and brighten their Christmas with food/gifts
  3. Make a donation to their favorite charity
  4. Go to NCPacks4Patriots in Greenville and help make up care packages for our military troops
  5. Spend time with a shut-in
  6. Deliver Homebound Meals
  7. Donate a book to the school library in honor or memory of someone
  8. If money is not a concern for you, pay a bill for someone anonymously.
  9. Plan a family outing to see Christmas lights or show as part of a family/friend’s gift
  10. Host a movie night with popcorn, candy and hot cocoa for family/friends.

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Cents-Ability Program

Collection Dates:
November 4
December 2
January 6
February 3
March 3
April 7

Thanks to all who participate in our Cents-Ability Program!

Joys, Announcements and Special Recognitions

Happy Birthday to November and December folks.

Hope your special day will be full of blessings!

Church Services

Sunday School @ 10:00

Worship Service @ 11:00 (Nursery provided from 10:00-12:00 on Sunday Mornings)

Youth Group 6:00 pm, Sunday Night (7th -12th Grade)

Wednesday Night Live (First & Third Wednesdays of each month except June, July & August)

Supper @ 6:00 pm

Classes available on WNL @ 7:00

Wee Presbyterians

Junior Choir


Looking Ahead to November

Sunday, November 4th Congregational Meeting after church Sunday,

November 4th Cents-Ability Offering

Wednesday, November 7th WNL

Monday, November 12th Session Meeting @ 7:00

Sunday, the 18 PW’s making Thanksgiving Plates

Sunday, the 18th Community Thanksgiving Service @ 6:00 @ Peace Baptist

No WNL on November 21

Thursday, November 22nd
Turkey Trot 5K in Goldsboro @ 8:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Sunday, November 25th Communion

Monday, November 26th Committee Meetings @ 7:00

Looking Ahead to December

Sunday, Dec. 2nd “Hanging of the Greens”

Sunday, December 2nd Cents- Ability Offering

Sunday, December 16th Sunday School Christmas Play/Party @ 6:00

Sunday, December 24th @ 9:00 pm ,Christmas Eve Service with Communion

Hope you are blessed this Christmas with the gift of family & friends!

Merry Christmas!

“Heart & Sole” Running/Walking Club

5 K Race in the Fall
Turkey Trot , Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) @ 8:00 am @ the Goldsboro YMCA

5K Race 1 mile run (kids 12 & under)
(See bulletin board in fellowship hall for race applications)

Mike’s Tree Farm Lighted Hayride

Wednesday, November 28th
Meet at the church at 5:00 if you would like to ride the bus. If you choose to drive yourself, we’ll meet at 6:00 at the farm by the ticket booth.

Hay ride is $8.00 per person, ages 5 and older.

Christmas Caroling Hayride

Wednesday, Dec. 5th @ 7:00, (after WNL Supper).

We’ll come back for refreshments after caroling. We will probably take the bus also. We are inviting the community to join us this year!

College Exams

Our college students will be taking their Exams at the end of November or beginning of December.

Starting next Sunday, November 4th – 18th we will be collecting monetary donations to buy gift cards for our 5 students.

If you would like to make a donation, please give your donation to Mick or Karen Marcin. You may also place it in the collection plate specified for college exams. We will give the gift cards out on Sunday, November 25th. Thank you for your continued support.

Church Web Page

We’re getting a new look! Our new website is under construction. Keep watching, we’ll notify you when it is available.


Check us out on Facebook. This is one way for us to reach out to people and let everyone know what we are all about. We have placed pictures, events and news items on this page among other items. We feel it is another great way to keep up with what is going on in the life of our church. Look for us under Calypso Presbyterian Church.

October 2012

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Calypso Presbyterian Church
116 SW Center Street
Calypso, NC 28325