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Midweek Update for February 24
Coming Soon at FCC

Wed, February 27
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

Sunday, February 28
 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
Journey Together
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 
5:00 p.m.
Children & Youth

Mon. February 29
7:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
11:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting

Tuesday, March 1
Election Day
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday,
March 2

10:00 a.m.
Faith Foundations
6:00 p.m.
Faith Foundations
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

Monday, Wednesday,Thursday
The Adventure Nook Preschool & Mother's Day Out 
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. 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
 
Prayers for Health & Healing:
Janet Clark
Shelia Coupland
David Hamilton
Kathey Long
Nickey Rudd
Barry Storer
Jan Watts

Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Jane Belcher
Luci Colee
Kathie Owens
Susan Smith

Prayers for Those Who Mourn:
Sheila Coupland and family on the loss Bob Coupland.

 
Sunday Servants for February 28

Elders

Bud Flora
Georgia Flora

Deacons
Charles Almond
Sylvia Almond
Joshua Berry
Shaina Berry
Bobby Boyd
Faye Boyd
Ken Champlin
Brad Johnson
Shannan Johnson
Jenny West
Shane West

Communion Preparation
Sheila Murphy
 
Sunday School Greeter
Bruce Moon

Worship Greeters
Bob & Janice Lamb

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
Ginny White 


Acolyte
Aiden Johnson
 
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Storyteller:
Ashley Chester
Greeters:
Shirley Naylor
Jenny Long
 
This Week in Sunday School

Journey Together:
"From Charity to Justice: the Journey of Faith"
led by Rev. Mike Harpher

Christian Comrades:
"Study on the book of Acts"

Disciples Class:
Life in the Corinthian Church
Letters to the Corinthians
 read 1 Corinthians chapters 7 & 8
 
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Join us during the season of Lent as Rev. Troy Tatum preaches a new series of sermons entitled, "A Message from the Cross."  Each week we will explore one of Jesus' seven last words, this week hearing Jesus' promise: "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."
 
Audio recordings of recent sermons are available to stream or download here.
Journey Together
Intergenerational Lenten Experience
Lent is a time of reflection, repentance, and connection with God and one another. This Lenten Season we would like to invite you to join us on Sundays at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall for Journey Together beginning Sunday, February 14 and continuing through Sunday, March 20. We will have different guests each week join us in leading an intergenerational Lenten Experience. Guest Leaders include:  John Mobley, Jim Brooks, Mary Pat Spencer, and Chrystal Whitehead among others. This journey of faith invites us to share identity, mission, love, and life as we seek to grow in relationship with one another and with God.

February 28 our retired minister Rev. Mike Harpher will lead us in "From Charity to Justice: the Journey of Faith." Join us as we explore our call to respond, not just in service, but seeking justice as Jesus did. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enrich your own Lenten Journey.
This Sunday:
5:00 Bible Buddies and Cool Kids

Upcoming Events:
4/10 KID-LED Worship
This Sunday:
5:00 Youth

Kentucky Appalachian Ministry Youth Mission Trip
May 28 - June 3, 2016
Sign up now for this life-changing mission opportunity. We will be in Beatyville, KY serving in home-repair ministry in Lee County, an area experiencing great economic challenge. Click on the link to download the registration form and return to church with your deposit by March 1.
 CHOIR SPECIAL PRACTICE TIMES
Choir practice will be from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM until March 23rd.
2016 COATZ FOR KIDZ
First Christian Church will hold it's 2016 Coatz for Kidz drive beginning on Sunday, March 6th and ending on Sunday, March 20th.    We are asking for boys' and girls' coats in sizes 5/6, 7/8, 10/12, 14/16. There will be a table in the Narthex for depositing coats beginning on March 6th.
 
FCC has had tremendous success with this ministry.  Thank you all for your continued support.  As you hit the upcoming sales and clean out your closets, don't forget Coatz for Kidz!

Outreach Mission
The demand for Red Mountain History tours has been great. All the currently scheduled tours are full or almost full. The Park has provided two more dates:
  •  Friday, April 22nd
  • Thursday, May 19th
First come, first serve. Send me an email to reserve a place on this free tour provided by Red Mountain Park
 
Jim Langley 205-980-1827
 
 ELECTION DAY 
Tuesday, March 1
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
First  Christian Church will act as a polling station for the primary elections.
OFFICE HOURS
The church office is open 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Thursday.  The office will be closed on Fridays.  If you need to reach a pastor while the office is closed, please dial 205-295-6708 to reach the minister on call.
February Church Calendar & Serving Schedule
Please click here to download the February calendar and serving schedule.  Printed copies will also be available in the narthex on Sunday.
 
Electronic Giving:
Fast, Easy, & Secure
 
Electronic giving is a convenient and secure way to provide consistent financial support to the mission and ministry of First Christian Church.

To set up a recurring contribution:
 
1. Go to www.fcc-bhm.org/give then
2. Click on the Give Now button.
3. Click on the Create Profile button, then
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
 
If you would like some help setting up your recurring contribution, contact the church office.
 
Thank you for considering this option for giving, and thank you for your generosity and support of what God is doing at First Christian Church!
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