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Midweek Update for October 29
This Week at FCC

Thursday,
October 30

9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
3:30 p.m.  
Pictorial Directory Photographs
6:00 p.m.
The Adventure Nook Fall Festival
6:30 p.m.
Advocates Men's Bible Study

Friday, October 31
2:00 p.m.
Pictorial Directory Photographs

Saturday, November 1
10:00 a.m.
Pictorial Directory Photographs

Sunday,
November 2

9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
Worship
11:30 a.m.
Personnel Committee Meeting

 
Monday,
November 3

7:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
10:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting


Tuesday,
November 4

7:00 a.m. -
7:00 p.m.
Election Day
10:00 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday,
November 5

9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook

6:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
7:30 p.m.
Cantata 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 OF THE PEOPLE

Prayers for Health & Healing:
Janet Bonds
Mickey Hubner
Dotsy Kennedy
Cathy Johnston
Tim Offett
Steve Orazine
Jim Perkins
Barry Storer
Gloria Walker
Margaret Willis

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

Prayers for Those Who Mourn:
Cameron & Ardis Gillespie upon the death of Cameron's grandmother.
Bob Smith upon the death of his business partner, Rayond c. Baker, Jr.
Sunday Servants for November 2

Elders
Kathey Long
Ross Lange

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

Communion Preparation
Rebecca Lange

Sunday School Greeter
Jim Baxter

Worship Greeters
(Door)
Bruce & Marian Moon
(Welcome Table)
Peggy Daniels

Acolyte
Luke Tatum
 
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Storyteller:
Julie Henderson

Greeters:
Ayana Crosby
June Pryor
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"Biblical Answers to Common Questions about Heaven"
by Randy Alcorn
 
The Disciples:
"God's Divine Glory Returns"
Ezekiel 43:1-12
 
Young Adults:
Stump the Preacher
 
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Thank You!
 
Thanks to everyone who participated in our stewardship celebration on October 26. If you would still like to make an estimate of giving for 2015, you will receive a pledge card by mail this week, or you can download one here; additional cards are available in the narthex.  Feel free to place your card in the offering plate or return it to the church office during the week.  Thank you again for your generosity and faithfulness!
 
NOVEMBER 2nd IS ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
Join us in worship on this day as we remember the saints of the church who have gone before us. During worship, we will share in a special remembrance of the saints who have shaped our faith through the years. We look forward to this time of celebrating the great tradition of faith that has been handed on to us here at First Christian Church and looking forward to the bright tomorrow that God has in  store for us. We hope everyone will be able to join us for this special time of worship.

TRUNK OR TREAT WAS A HUGH SUCCESS!
What a great time we had at Trunk or Treat.  We had plenty of trunks, candy, helpers, more cupcakes then we knew what to do with, and many members, friends, and neighbors to celebrate with.

One of the real blessings was the opportunity to connect with our neighbors.  We received contact information from 49 different visiting families who attended Sunday.  We’ll be following up this week to share information about the church and invite them to join us again for worship and other programs.  I invite you to be in prayer this week for all the new possibilities, connections, and relationships God might have in store for us.
 
None of this happened without YOU.  Thank you for all that you do for God's kingdom and First Christian Church!
 
Blessings,
Troy
PLEASE JOIN THE ADVENTURE NOOK FOR:
 

We look forward to seeing you there!
Debbie Braswell,
Director of The Adventure Nook


Children Ministry in Mission
Our children are excited to be sharing their gifts in ministry with others. One Sunday each month our children will spend time helping others. In October they prepared Halloween candy bags for our Backpack Buddy ministry. We are excited to share with others as our children learn about their own gifts in ministry!
 
 Veteran’s Day Mission
Our youth are out of school Tuesday, November 11 and we thought we would make good use of that day. We will meet here at church at 10:00 am to make a whole lot of sack lunches and then we are planning on heading downtown into Birmingham to pass them out and meet some new people in the process. We can’t wait. We ask you to be in prayer for us and join us if you’d like! We will return to the church about 2:30. Bring $10.00 for your own lunch!
Peace and Joy, Robin
 
Do you have church pictures?
We are looking for recent pictures taken of ministries at FCC for our new directory. If you have high resolution pictures (taken with a digital camera) we’d love to have copies.  Email Robin Blakemore if you have questions or pictures to share! 
 
Caring and Sharing
Our Caring & Sharing women's fellowship group will meet at 12:30 PM on Tues., Nov. 4 at the beautiful and inviting home of Marian Moon.  She has the "work tables" all set up.  We will be making Christmas wreaths and other crafts.  If you are good with a glue gun and ribbon, we need you.  Please come join us!   Bring a sack lunch and drink. Hope to see you there!  Email the church office for directions and more information.
 
Let's Deck the Halls Together!
Advent is approaching and we’d like to invite you to join us as we prepare our space, our family, and our spirit for the coming season. Sunday, November 23 we will “Deck the Halls” from 4:30-6:30 PM, so come bring your family and a crock pot of soup to share. Praise Kids will rehearse at 4:30 PM and when they are done will have the opportunity to make Chrismon ornaments. At 6:00 PM we will share a meal of soup (with cornbread and dessert provided by the church) and the joy of experiencing the coming of Advent together.
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