“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 43:5

Is there ever any ground to be cast down? There are two reasons, but only two. If we are as yet unconverted, we have ground to be cast down; or if we have been converted and live in sin, then we are rightly cast down.

But except for these two things there is no ground to be cast down, for all else may be brought before God in prayer with supplication and thanksgiving. And regarding all our necessities, all our difficulties, all our trials, we may exercise faith in the power of God, and in the love of God.

“Hope thou in God.” Oh, remember this: There is never a time when we may not hope in God. Whatever our necessities, however great our difficulties, and though to all appearance help is impossible, yet our business is to hope in God, and it will be found that it is not in vain. In the Lord’s own time help will come.

Oh, the hundreds, yea, the thousands of times that I have found it thus within the past seventy years and four months! When it seemed impossible that help could come, help did come; for God has His own resources. He is not confined. In ten thousand different ways, and at ten thousand different times God may help us.

Our business is to spread our cases before the Lord, in childlike simplicity to pour out all our heart before God, saying, “I do not deserve that Thou should hear me and answer my requests, but for the sake of my precious Lord Jesus; for His sake answer my prayer, and give me grace quietly to wait till it please Thee to answer my prayer. For I believe Thou wilt do it in Thine own time and way.”

“For I shall yet praise him.” More prayer, more exercise of faith, more patient waiting, and the result will be blessing, abundant blessing. Thus I have found it many hundreds of times, and therefore I continually say to myself, “Hope thou in God.” – George Mueller

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, February 10, 2019

10:00 a.m. Sunday school for all ages

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m. Evening Service  – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Monday, February 11th

7:15 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Philippians 1:21-30 For me to live is Christ

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship

Tuesday, February 12th

7:00 p.m. Memorial Service for John Hinbest

Wednesday, February 13th

7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer meeting – Study on Acts 6

Sunday school & GNBC Staff Prayer Time

Thursday, February 14th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting

7:30 p.m. Session & Board Meeting

Friday, February 15th

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club

Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements

Sunday, February 17th

10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Wednesday, February 20th

7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting.

Friday, February 22nd

9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club

Upcoming Events


A memorial service will be held in our church on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. Please pray for Cloy as she at this time of her loss. There will be a fellowship time following.


We are planning to have an election at our Annual General Meeting, on April 17, 2019, to choose two new elders to be added to our Session. Members will be able to nominate up to two men for this office. On February 3rd a list of eligible men will be posted, and nomination papers will be available. The nominations will be collected on February 10th. Please pray for the clear direction of the Holy Spirit for this important decision.


Rev. Derrick Bowman under the charge of the FPCNA, is organizing the very first mission team to go and be of assistance to Rev. Jason Boyle, and Brother Lalo Pena, and Marcus Reyes, in Mexico. Below are the specific details of the trip. This trip is not limited to “young people” but anyone over the age of 16 who would be interested in being a part of this Mission Support Team. Details are as follows:

  • The cost of the trip is $1,500 which includes travel, accommodations, and meals.  A payment schedule is included in the application form.
  • We will depart from Winston Salem on Friday, August 9 and return on Saturday, August 24.  Our congregation will provide housing for all team members before and after the trip.
  • Team members will be responsible for their own travel to and from Winston Salem, NC.
  • Applications need to be submitted by Friday, February 22 by regular mail or scanned and emailed to Derrick Bowman at derbow@gmail.com.
  • Being able to speak Spanish will be helpful but not necessary for this trip.
  • The basic trip itinerary is as follows:

Aug. 9 – Travel to the Puebla City airport in Mexico and then drive to Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico

Aug. 10-14 – Assist Lalo Pena in Cordoba and Marcus Reyes in Orizaba

Aug. 15 – Travel to Mexico City to meet up with Jason Boyle

Aug. 16-23 – Assist with evangelistic outreach ministries at Jason Boyles’ church

Aug. 24 – return home

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FPCNA Ministry Support Team is to strengthen the witness and testimony of local churches and mission works for the glory of God.

Team Member Requirements:

  1. Each team member must fill out an application form. Attached to your application form you must submit a letter of recommendation from your session, and you must submit in paragraph form your answers to the following questions:
  1. What is the gospel?
  2. What is your personal testimony of salvation and have you been baptized?
  3. What is your current ministry involvement in your local congregation?
  4. What type of cross-cultural missionaryexperience do you have? (you are not required to have previous experience to be considered for a team)
  1. Team members must be in regular attendance in a FPCNA congregation to participate in a ministry trip.
  1. In general, team members must be 16 years of age or older (at the time of the trip). In limited circumstances, exceptions to this rule may be made depending on the location and nature of the trip.
  1. Dating or engaged couples will not be allowed on the same trip.
  1. Each team member must read, sign, and abide by the team policy information listed on the application.
  1. Along with the application, each team member must submit a $100 deposit. Team members will be supplied with a payment schedule. An example is as follows:

$100 with your application (applied toward the first 50% of total trip cost)

50% of total trip cost received by 120 days out

75% of total trip cost received by 90 days out

100% of total trip cost received by 60 days out

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