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Midweek Update for August 6
This week at FCC

Thursday, August 7
6:30 p.m.
Advocates Men's Bible Study

Sunday, August 10
9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Ona-Ruth meet at church
3:00 p.m.
Children's Ministry Team meet
5:00 p.m.
Youth Ministry Fall Kick-Off
(6th -12th grade)

Monday, August 11
7:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
10:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Elders Gathering

Tuesday, August 12
6:30 p.m.
Finance Council

Wednesday, August 13
6:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
Prayer Requests 
Prayer requests are
regularly shared 
through our
CareLine telephone 
messages. To share
a prayer request or
to add a telephone
number to receive
CareLine messages,
please email the
church office
or call
991-5000. We are
grateful to Claradel
Holcombe for 
coordinating this
important ministry.

Prayers for Health & Healing:
Janet Bonds
Bob Coupland
Dotsy Kennedy
Jim Perkins
Barry Storer
Margaret Willis

Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Luci Colee
David Hamilton
Nancy Hubner
Susan Smith

Sunday Servants  for August 10

Steve Pasky
Jill Pasky

Jay Barkley
Lisa Burdette
Wayne Dutt
Donni Girratono
Virginia Guthrie
Fletcher Hamilton
Sandy Hamilton
Mike Mee
Donnette Mee
Bob Smith
Darren Williamson
Julia Williamson

Communion Preparation
Rebecca Lange

Sunday School Greeter
Ross Lange

Worship Greeters
Bob & Janice Lamb 
(Welcome Table)
Mary Jean Baumgartner 

Aiden Johnson
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Sarah Ford
Andrew Ford
Jeff Eady
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"The Tribulation"
The End Times in Chronological Order 
The Disciples:
"A Community Forgives"
2 Corinthians
1: 23 - 2:11
Young Adults:
Politics & Religion
Forward to Friend

Youth Ministry Fall Kick-off
Chi-Rho (6th – 8th grade)
 CYF (9th – 12th grade)
Sunday, August 10   -   5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

It’s time for school again and that means we’re ready to get started with Sunday evening fall programming. Youth Ministry (grades 6-12) will begin Sunday, August 10. Come join us as we brainstorm, dream, and grow  together!
Children’s Ministry Back to School Cookout
Children (age 4K-5th grade)
Sunday, August 24   -   5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Children and families need to mark their calendars now for our Back to School Family Night. It’s going to be epic: food, games, and fun for everyone. Bring the whole family, and join us as we celebrate together. Regular Bible Buddies (4K-1st grade) and Cool Kids (2nd – 5th grade) will begin September 7.
Children’s Ministry Parent Meeting
September 7  -  5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Please plan to come and meet with Robin Blakemore, our new minister to children and youth!
Blessing Boxes
Cardboard Blessing Boxes were distributed in the spring to each family at church.  We ask that when you feel God's blessing, you place a gift to God in your Blessing Box (coins, cash, check).  All proceeds from Blessing Boxes will go towards our BackPack Buddies Ministry.  Please turn in your Blessing Boxes on Sunday, August 24.  For more information, stop by the Blessing Box table in the narthex

The Joy Dare
    James 1:1-2:26
If you really keep the Royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right. - James 2:8

Do something for your neighbor - offer to watch their children, take them cookies or walk their dog.

Dear God, make me aware of the needs of the people around me and help me be willing to spend some of my time addressing those needs.

August 10: 
"Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?"
Luke 18:9-14

August 17: 
"Everything Happens for a Reason?"
Psalm 13

August 24: 
"God Helps Those Who Help Themselves?"
Matthew 20:1-16

August 31: 
"Forgive and Forget?"
Matthew 18:15-22

Wow! More than 70 overstuffed bookbags have been delivered to Vincent and Calera Elementary Schools. Can you imagine the faces of those children when they see the new bookbags and supplies?  THANK YOU so much for your faithfulness and generosity!


3rd Annual Laura Langley
Memorial Blood Drive
Saturday, Aug 23
The 3rd Annual Laura Langley Memorial Blood Drive will occur on Saturday Aug 23, from 10:00 - 4:00 here at FCC!  Please mark your calendars.  We now have both electronic and hard copy fliers about the event that we hope you will help us distribute to spread the here to download the flier.  Our goal is to exceed the results of our previous blood drives by hosting this year's event at Laura's home church.  If you are willing to help by volunteering on Aug 23 and/or by distributing publicity materials, please contact Ann or Jim Langley at 980-1827.

Please check your cabinets, garage, basement, kitchen, storage... anyplace you have "stuff" you don't know why you have, or have been meaning to get rid of so you can simplify your life.
Judy and George Dudley will pick up your donated items at the church or from your home, call 306-3997 for pick up
The date of the sale is SEPTEMBER 5 and 6 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Columbiana.  Because it takes time to organize, sort and price items, the sooner the easier for us.
Thank you for your support of the
Backpack Buddies

Judy & George Dudley
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