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Midweek Update for January 13
Coming Soon at FCC

Wed, January 13
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

Sunday, January 17
 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship

Mon., January 18
Office Closed 

Tuesday - 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
David Hamilton
Nickey Rudd
Barry Storer

Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Jane Belcher
Luci Colee
Kathie Owens
Susan Smith
Sunday Servants for January 17

Elders

Steve Pasky
Jill Pasky

Deacons
Barbara Carpenter
Bob Clark
Janet Clark
Carl Crosby
Linda Crosby
Bob Lamb
Janice Lamb
Scott Long
William Mee
Jim Perkins
Bebe Randell
Ginny White

Communion Preparation
Ashley Chester & June Pryor
 
Sunday School Greeter
Steve Pasky

Worship Greeters
Jim and Beverly Baxter

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
Donna Strickland

Acolyte
Dominic Mirabito
 
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Storyteller:
June Pryor
Greeters:
Annie Franklin
Jenny Long
 
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"Study on the book of Acts"

Disciples Class:
Mission to the Philippians
Acts 16: 16-40; The Call pages 109-119
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Join us as Rev. Troy Tatum preaches a new sermon series, Defying Gravity, taking a closer look at some of the miracles of Jesus.  If Jesus can heal the sick and calm the storm, imagine what he can do in your life? 
 
Audio recordings of recent sermons are available to stream or download here.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR

Our middle school and high school youth will have the opportunity to participate in a civl rights tour of Birmingham with our own Jim Langley on Martin Luther King Day.  Watch your email for more information about this great event.


REGIONAL YOUTH RETREAT

We are excited about Youthtopia our upcoming Regional Winter Retreat January 22-24. We will leave church at 4:30 Friday January 22 and return to church Sunday afternoon. For more information contact Robin.

FCC Kids will not meet on Jan. 17 - enjoy the long weekend!

YOUNG AT HEART LUNCH & LEARN JAN 20

Young at Heart will host Jim Reed of Reed Books for our January Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, January 20 at 11:30. Join us for a wonderful time of food and storytelling. 

The Adventure Nook Circus 
Under the Big Top!
January 28 at 12:30 p.m.
 
The threes and fours will be the circus performers.  It is a circus guaranteed to entertain and delight all ages!  We hope to see you all there!  
ALL-CHURCH POTLUCK LUNCHEON 
AFTER WORSHIP ON JANUARY 31
Please bring your favorite dish or dessert to share.  
CHILDREN'S WORSHIP AND WONDER TRAINING
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 at 12:30 PM
All Worship and Wonder volunteers, mark your calendars for January 31 and plan on join us for a refresher/training meeting in the Farkas Room. We will have a church wide 5th Sunday potluck meal after church followed by training which will conclude about 1:45 PM.  Thanks for investing in the lives of our children!
NEW MEMBERS
It is with great joy that we welcome into our church family: 
Lynn Eastman
21 Raven Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244

Noble & Gayle Edwards
235 Inverness Circle Drive.  Apt. 245
Birmingham, AL 35242
 
NEW 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.
January Church Calendar & Serving Schedule
Please click here to download the January calendar and serving schedule.  Printed copies will also be available in the narthex on Sunday.
2015 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS
2015 contribution statements for tax purposes are now available.  In order to save on postage, statements are available for you to pick up in marked, sealed envelopes in the narthex.  Any statements that have not been picked up by the end of January will be sent by mail.
 
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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