WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL FLAT BRANCH FAMILY OF FAITH!
If you are looking for a church home where God is doing exciting things to change lives, then we invite you to join us! You will notice as you look at this website that Flat Branch is about people and loving relationships. We start with a relationship with Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We believe He is our Master, Guide and Friend. We then share His love and care for one another and with new people of all ages in any life situation. We have a place for you. No matter where you have been and no matter what shape you’re in, you are welcome here! Join us every Sunday at 11:00 AM!
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We Love Our Military Men And Women At Fort Bragg, And Their Families! We Invite You All To Join Us. We Want To Be Your Church Home!
The History of Memorial Day
Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to known, originally honored only those who had been lost while fighting in the Civil War. However, when the United States found itself embroiled in another great conflict during World War I, the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who had died in all our nation's wars: including, World War I and II, the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date originally chosen for Decoration Day. However, after Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968, the date for Memorial Day was established as the last Monday in May. This Act, which went into effect in 1971, established a three day weekend for federal employees and declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.
Memorial Day Traditions
Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year which often include both active military personnel and members of veterans' organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC.
Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in rememberance of those fallen in war. This tradition first began with a World War I poem, In Flanders Fields. On a less somber note, many take weekend trips or throw parties and barbeques on the holiday. Coming at the end of May, Memorial Day often marks the unofficial beginning of summer.
Memorial Day at Flat Branch Covenant Presbyterian Church
Memorial Day observances will be very different this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing. However, even if there aren't any rousing parades or community picnics on the town green, we should all pause on May 25th to remember those who have given the last full measure of devotion while serving our country.
On May 21st, the Flat Branch Presbyterian Women will place American flags on the graves of the veterans who rest in the church cemetery. On May 25th, one of the most moving and meaningful Memorial Day traditions will be carried out. At 8 AM, the American flag at the church will be briskly raised to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to half-staff in rememberance of the more than one million men and women who have given their lives in service to our country. At noon, the flag will again be raised to full staff so the memory of the fallen is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
Dear Flat Branch Family,
We, the Flat Branch Session, met on March 18th to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on medical advice and recommendations on "social distancing", we have implemented the following effective today, March 19th. tThis action is taken to limit possible exposure to the virus by our covenant partners and visitors.
All activities at Flat Branch are canceled through May 10, 2020. This date may change either way depending on how the virus runs its course. All activities canceled include Sunday worship, Joy Club and Youth meetings, choir practice, special Easter programs, circle meetings, Girl Scouts, AC alumni meeting, yard sale, and any other scheduled activities. No funerals will be held at the church, only graveside service if the need arises.
While no services or activities will be held at Flat Branch, we will still have financial commitments during this time. We encourage you to continue your financial support by mailing your tithes and offerings to the church. In the meantime, we also encourage you to view worship services on television or your computer (YouTube, Facebook, etc.).
We are partnering with Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius, NC, which will live-stream its Sunday services at 10:30.
If you or your family needs assistance, prayer requests, or pastoral care, contact any of the Session members at the numbers below. The Session members will be contacting you during this time to see if you have any special needs. We pray that everyone stays well and that we see you at church as soon as this pandemic emergency ends.
Love in Christ,
Billy Graham's final sermon seems wonderfully prescient at this moment.
You can access it by following the link below then selecting: Find peace amidst the global panic.
Trials and Temptations
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Flat Branch Covenant Presbyterian Church
130 Darroch Rd.
Bunnlevel, NC 28304
The Road to Recovery
On May 24, 2020, the Flat Branch community will take an important first step on the road to restoring our Church's Spiritual Life and Social Engagement. At 10:55 AM, we will come together for an outdoor service on the lawn in front of the pavillion. While Congregants are asked to remain in their cars throughout the Service, we are certain that this first step will remind us all of our love for our Church and Our Lord! We look forward to seeing you all.
Because of safety concerns, we will not be printing programs for this Service. However, there is a complete program available on the the Newletter page of this website. You are welcome to copy and paste it into a document and print it for yourself or copy it to your phone or other device so you will have it for the Service.
|Sunday School For All Ages||10:00 AM|
|Sunday Service||11:00 AM|
|Youth Ministry||5:30 PM|
|Bible Study||7:00 PM|
|Kids' JOY CLUB||5:00 PM|
Flat Branch Presbyterian Church
130 Darroch Rd.
Bunnlevel, NC 28304
We serve the Fayetteville, Lillington, Bunnlevel, Anderson Creek, Spring Lake, Linden, and Ft. Bragg Communities from Southern Harnett Couty NC. Military families always welcome.