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Midweek Update for September 9
This Week at FCC

Sunday, September 13
9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 
11:30 a.m.
Wellhouse Luncheon 
4:00 p.m.
Chime Choir Practice
5:00 p.m.
Children & Youth 
Faith Foundations


Monday  - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Adventure Nook

Monday,
September 14

7:00 a.m.
Men' Bible Study 
11:00 a.m  
Staff Meeting

Tuesday,
September 15

10:00 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday,
September 16

9:00 a.m.
Young At Heart 
10:00 a.m.
Faith Foundations 
6:00 p.m.
Faith Foundations
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

Thursday,
September 17

9:45 a.m.
The Adventure Nook Chapel
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
Jack Kennedy
Jim Perkins
Barry Storer

Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Jane Belcher
Luci Colee
Kathie Owens
Susan Smith
Sunday Servants for September 13

Elders

Jim Baxter
Beverly Baxter

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
Ross Lange

Worship Greeters
Fletcher & Sandy Hamilton

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
Jill Pasky

Acolyte
Luke Tatum
 
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Storyteller:
June Pryor
Greeters:
Ashley Chester
Leigh Ann Tatum
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"Study on the book of Acts"

Disciples Class:
"The Call"
The life and message of the Apostle Paul
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Fall Sermon Series Begins Sept. 13
 
Calling the church a building makes about as much sense as calling a person a 2x4.  Church isn’t some place we go; church is who we are.  Join us in worship this September as Rev. Troy Tatum preaches a new sermon series entitled, “Stop Going to Church...and Start Being the Church.” 
 
Sept.13: “Not Just on Sundays” 
Romans 12:1-2
 
Sept. 20: “A Peculiar Life”
1 Corinthians 1:18-21
 
Sept. 27: “Into the Deep”
Luke 5:1-11
 
Faith Foundations Groups Begin Next Week:
Sunday Evening Group
Sept. 13 5:00-6:30 pm
Wednesday Morning Group
Sept. 16 10:00-11:30 am
Wednesday Evening Groups
Sept 16 6:00-7:30 pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 
PRESENTATION AND LUNCHEON
Ona/Ruth Christian Women's Fellowship group invites all women and men of FCC to attend their lunch meeting after worship this Sunday to learn more about the ministry of Well House in our community. Lunch is provided at no cost; please call or email the the church office to make reservations by Wednesday September 9.

Childcare will be provided.
 
History of Birmingham Tour
Wednesday, September 16
We will leave the church at 9:00 am and return about 3:00 pm. The trip cost is $15.00 payable the day of the trip. This is primarily a van tour with narration by Jim Langley. Time permitting; stops will be made at Vulcan, Sloss Furnaces and other points of Interest. Any site fees are covered by the cost of the trip. Lunch will be at Sweet Tea Restaurant and is at your own expense.  Physical requirements:  only light walking required.  Space is limited to one van. Email the church officnow to reserve your spot.
 
Lynchburg, Tennessee Day Trip
Wednesday, October 28
We will leave the church at 7:00 am and return about 5:30 pm. The trip cost is $40.00 and the final day to sign up is October 1. The trip will include transportation on a large bus and admission for a tasting tour of Jack Daniels Distillery. Lunch will be at Miss Mary Bobo's at an additional cost. We will also have time to walk around the shops of Lynchburg. To sign up email Robin or call the church office.
Sunday Evening Children’s Programming
Bible Buddies (4K-1 grade) and Cool Kids (2 – 5 grade) will resume on Sunday, September 13. BB and CK begin at 5:00 pm with a snack supper, they have the opportunity to participate in Praise Kids, a musical group for 4K-5th grade, and have fabulous leaders who play games, tell stories, make crafts and learn more about God’s love for all of us. Come join us THIS SUNDAY as we begin a new year!

Worship and Wonder Mission Project
September 20th will be a special opportunity in Children's Worship and Wonder for our children to participate in service: putting together hygiene kits for delivery to a local elementary school where there are children in need.  This will be a wonderful chance for the children of FCC to live the lessons of the stories they hear each week. We hope to see your child there!
 
Upcoming Events for Kids:
10/11 Mission Day; 3:30 pm
10/25 Trunk or Treat  ; 3:00pm
12/6 Praise Kids Christmas Musical;12:00pm  
Sunday Evening Youth Programming
Chi Rho (6-8 grade) & CYF (9-12 grade) meet on Sundays from 5-7pm.  Join us for Sunday evenings beginning September 13 for a meal, games, fellowship and study. It’s a great time to grow together!
 
Upcoming Events for Youth:
10/12   Mission Day @ Vincent Elementary 10 am
11/11 Mission Day
11/15 Youth-led worship
12/6  Christmas Party
1/15-17 Winter Retreat
Our first day of school was Tuesday, September 8. We got off to a great start with 45 energetic students. Most parents "loved them and left them" with very few tears involved.  Those who shed a few tears were smiling and happy in just a few minutes.

We are so blessed with our staff at TAN.  Each teacher comes prepared for the day ahead with a smile on their face and ready to love each child.  We try our best each day to let others see Jesus in what we say and do.

We covet your prayers!  You are such a loving and generous congregation we are thankful for all your support!
Backpack Buddies
Above you will see pictures of the Farkas Room closet before and after we stocked our shelves with enough food to feed 40 children from Vincent Elementary every weekend thru the end of 2015.  Thanks to Bruce and Marian Moon, Steve Pasky, Jim and Ann Langley, Jim and Beverly Baxter, Donnette and William Mee, Lisa Hall and Jacob Rich for helping with the delivery and shelving of 3 truckloads of food!
 
And a special thank you to the new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Valleydale Rd. for ordering everything and giving FCC a substantial discount to support our Backpack Buddy Bags Ministry.  Please help us express our gratitude by shopping at this generous store!  
 
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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