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Midweek Update for January 28
This Week at FCC

January 29

9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
12:30 p.m.
The Adventure Nook Circus!
6:30 p.m.
Advocates Bible Study

February 1

9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
Youth Super Bowl Party at the Mee's  

February 2

7:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study

9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
10:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting

February 3

9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
9:45 a.m.
TAN Chapel
10:00 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study
6:30 p.m.
Inverness Master Homeowners Association Meeting

February 4

9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

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:
John Baumgartner
Frank Cross

Mickey Hubner
Dotsy Kennedy
Nicola James 
Allison Mirabito

Gloria McWilliams
Ray Mohnssen
Tim Offett
Steve Pasky

Jim Perkins
Nickey Rudd
Haley Rushing

Debbie Smith
Mason Strickland
Laura Vanderpool

Gloria Walker
Margaret Willis

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

Sunday Servants for February 1

Earl Strickland
George Dudley

Barbara Carpenter
Bob Clark
Janet Clark
Carl Crosby
Linda Crosby
Scott Jackson
Bob Lamb
Janice Lamb
William Mee
Jim Perkins
Bebe Randell

Communion Preparation
Ashley Chester 
June Pryor

Sunday School Greeter
Jim Baxter

Worship Greeters
Jim & Beverly Baxter

Dominic Mirabito
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Andrew Ford

Ashley Chester 
Jenny Long
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
Great Truth's of the Bible

The Disciples:
"Feasting and Fasting"
Daniel 1: 5, 8-17; Matthew 6:16-18
Young Adults:
Seeing Clearly
Forward to Friend
Join us  for worship on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. as Rev. Troy Tatum preaches a new series of sermons on Jesus’ greatest sermon:
 2/1: Seeing Clearly
2/8: Good Things
 2/15: The Road That Leads to Life
If you have missed any of the sermons in the series, audio CD's are available in the narthex, and all sermons are posted online at:

Congratulations to Robin Blakemore on her commissioning as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alabama-Northwest Florida. 

After meeting with Robin, receiving several recommendations, considering her preparation for ministry and her personal qualifications, the Commissioning and Ordination subcommittee of the regional Committee on the Ministry has issued a commission for Robin’s service with First Christian Church as Minister of Discipleship. 

John Mobley, regional minister, led the commissioning service during worship on January 25.  At the conclusion of the service, Robin was presented with a commissioning certificate, book, stole, and communion set.  We are proud of Robin and look forward to her continued ministry among us!

Come one and come all to
 The Adventure Nook Circus!
When: Tomorrow
What Time: 12:30 p.m.

***Joining our circus this year is Ms. Fran's two year old class, who will be giving a special performance. 
And Ms. Vickie's toddler class will be staring in "Parade of Toddler's"...too cute!!
Parents, grandparents, family and friends are all invited to attend!
Lent is a special time in the life of the Church, a time to come together collectively and ask “How is Jesus calling us to live? What is Jesus calling us to do? Where is Jesus calling us to go?” It is also an opportunity for each of us individually to search within for the ways we need to change. During this season many are looking for ways to draw closer to God. We’d like to invite you to join our Wednesday evening LIVE L.I.F.E. LIVE LENT series. We will begin gathering at 5:30 for dinner, have a brief time of communion each week and then move into small groups. Small groups will conclude at 6:45. There are several choices for small groups; take a look we’d love to journey with you this Lenten season. We will have childcare for children through fifth grade. We encourage youth to sign up for a small group. Sign ups for classes will begin Sunday, February 1.
Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton
Class led by Jim Clifford

Stories of the Hymns We Love

Class led by Jan Watts

The Gospel in the News
Class led by Troy Tatum

Making a Mess and Meeting God
 Carole Rudd & Robin Blakemore
Regional Ministry Events

Transformation Event @ FCC
February 13-14

"Wine and Wineskins: Fresh Vessels for the Everlasting Wine" 
More information below

Men's Retreat
March 12-14

YMCA-Hargis Retreat, Chelsea
Theme: "Your Gifts...God's Mission"
Resource Leader:  Rev. Jim Brooks
Music Leader: Rev. Troy Tatum
Wine and Wineskins: 
Fresh Vessels for the Everlasting Wine

February 13-14, 2015
At First Christian Church, Birmingham
This February our church is hosting a spiritual and educational event sponsored by the Christian Church in Alabama and Northwest Florida. The weekend gathering begins with a worship service on Friday at 7:30 pm with Rev. Dr. Richard L. Hamm preaching. This worship service precedes the one-day Regional event on congregational transformation.
Guests and Workshop Leaders:
  • Rev. Dr. Richard L. Hamm, Former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Rev. Eugene Fisher, Vice-President of the Pension Fund
  • Rev. Troy Tatum, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Birmingham, AL
  • Rev. Beth Thomason, Senior Minister, Madison Christian Church, Madison, AL
  • Rev. Anna Shirley, First Christian Church, Athens, AL
  • Rev. Roberto Rodriguez, Church Planter, Primera Iglesia Cristiana, Birmingham, AL
  • Rev. Lea McCracken, Associate Minister, First Christian Church, Meridian, MS
These workshops will be aimed at helping church members/leaders face issues that may bring new vitality to the congregation.  Workshops will start at 9:00 a.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) and conclude at 2:30 p.m.  The church will cover the registration fee for First Christian Church members and friends, so please make every effort to attend some or all of this great event!  Childcare will be available. Contact the church office to sign-up.  More information can be found at:
 Over the weeks of Lent, Rev. Troy Tatum will teach a pastor’s class to help prepare class members for baptism. If you or your child are interested in being baptized this Easter season, please contact Troy to discuss signing up for the pastor’s class.
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