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Midweek Update for April 22
This Week at FCC

Today
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

Thursday, April 23
6:30 p.m.
Advocates Bible Study

Sunday, April 26
9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Baby Shower
5:00 p.m.
Children & Youth

Monday, April 27
7:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
10:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting

Tuesday, April 28
9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
9:45 a.m.
The Adventure Nook Chapel
10:00 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study
6:30 p.m.
Men's Fellowship
 
Wednesday, April 29
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 OF THE PEOPLE
 
Prayers for Health & Healing:
Pat Deaton
Whit McMath
Garry Tyree


Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Jane Belcher
Luci Colee
Bill Franklin
David Hamilton
Mickey Hubner
Tim Offet
Kathie Owens
Susan Smith
Sunday Servants for April 26

  Elders:
Bud Flora
Georgia Flora

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

Communion Preparation
Rebecca Lange
 
Sunday School Greeter
Bruce Moon

Worship Greeters
Bob & Janice Lamb

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
Linda Byrd

Acolyte
Aiden Johnson
 
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Storyteller:
Joye Taylor
Greeters:
Leigh Ann Tatum
Jenny Long
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"Countries of the Greater Mid-East
Past, Present, Future"

Disciples Class:
"Watch Out for Deceivers!"
2 John

Young Adults:
"The Disciples of Christ"
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“I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly,” says Jesus.
 
Join us this Sunday as Rev. Troy Tatum preaches a new series of sermons on receiving the life of abundance Jesus offers. We’ll wrestle with some big questions - like Who am I created to be? and What is God calling me to do? - as we seek to live more fully the lives Jesus wants for us.
THANK YOU!
We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us at our Youth Mission Dinner and Trivia Night. We had a great time and we have $4900 in donations and pledges! We are so grateful for the prayers and support of each of you and we ask you to continue to pray for us as we prepare to go and serve. If you weren't able to join us and would like to make a donation (tax-deductible) there is still time – don’t you want to help us pass the $5000 mark? Again thank you for your support of Youth Ministry at FCC!
 
 
CROP HUNGER WALK
 
$4,922  was raised for this years Crop Hunger Walk!

Our 10 year fund raising total is $97,308!!  Only $2,692 away from our $100,000 Ten Year Goal!!

Thank you for your wonderful support of hungry families in Birmingham and around the world.

Sharon Orazine, Outreach Mission
 Children's Musical on May 3
Praise Kids are excited to invite everyone to their performance of "The Big Fish" on Sunday, May 3rd after church. We will serve a wonderful lunch of lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and iced tea after our show. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 4-11.

Parents of those performing: we will practice on the stage this Sunday evening at Praise Kids.  And on Saturday May 2, at 9:00 a.m. we will have a dress rehearsal.  Thank you all your help in preparing your kids for their performance.
In Christ,
Jan

 
BIBLE BUDDIES & COOL KIDS
  • We will meet Sunday, April 26 as usual for dinner, games, a lesson and Praise Kids rehearsal.
  • Praise Kids will meet Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 am sharp for a very important dress rehearsal.
  • Sunday, May 3 Praise Kids will be in worship at 10:15 and after the children’s moment the will exit worship to prepare for “Big Fish” which they will share after worship in the gym. Lunch will follow immediately after the program.
  • Our end of the year Children’s party will be Sunday, May 17 at 5:00pm.
  • Mark your calendars for Everest Vacation Bible School July 13-17
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to Scotty Long and JaLesa Hamilton on the birth of their son, Jett Scott Long. Jett weighed in at 7lbs 3ozs and 21 inches long. Ressa Long is the proud grandmother, and Scott and Kathey Long the proud great grandparents. Thanks be to God for this joyful blessing!
 
Join us for a Baby Shower!
 
Please join us for a drop in baby shower honoring 
Sarah Ford and Kimberly Jones.
 
Sunday, April 26th, in the Fireside Room
Guests are invited to come and go between
1:00 and 3:00 PM
 
Please RSVP to Shaina Berry 
859-227-5701 or Shaina.R.Berry@gmail.com
 
Both Sarah and Kimberly are registered at 
Babies"R"Us, Buy Buy Baby, and Target
 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 6:30 PM
FEATURING JAMES STRANGE
HOLY LAND ARCHAEOLOGIST & SAMFORD PROFESSOR
BBQ & FIXIN'S FOR DINNER!
 
James Strange is an associate professor in the religion department at Samford University, where he researches archaeology of Palestine. He teaches courses in New Testament, the archaeology of Palestine, and is Director of the Excavations at Shikhin in Israel. He received his B.A. (Classics) from Furman University, an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.A. from the University of South Florida, and his Ph.D. (New Testament and Formative Christianity) from Emory University. Publications include The Moral World of James (Peter Lang, 2010) and Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods (2014). He is married to Laura Strange. They have a daughter, Sarah, who is an RN in the Emergency Department of UAB Hospital, and a dog, Liza, who guards the house.
 
THE ADVENTURE NOOK
MUSIC AND ART SHOW
Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
We are all invited on Thursday, April 30  at 6:30 pm to come enjoy the Adventure Nook Music and Art Show. Come and celebrate the wonderful music and art from the precious little ones of The Adventure Nook.  Refreshments will be served by the TAN Support Group.
 
OPPORTUNITY TO REACH OUT
YMCA Hargis is in need of the following items:
Mountain bikes (Youth size)
Dinette Set
Board Games
Canoes & Paddles
Fishing Rods
Deck Chairs
Rocking Chairs
Picnic Tables 
If you can donate any gently used or new items listed, please see Libby Carpenter to arrange pick up / delivery and obtain a receipt for tax purposes.  

Also, a YMCA Workday at Hargis is planned for Saturday, May 2nd.  Please consider joining us from 9:00 – 1:00 that morning.  Breakfast will be served at 8:00.  See any YMCA Board member for details: Troy Tatum, Libby Carpenter, Edd Spencer, Bud Flora & Jim Langley.
A simple and convenient way to give
In just a few weeks you'll have the options of giving online and automating your regular donations with our new electronic giving program. First Christian Church relies on the financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Be on the lookout for more information soon. Thank you for all you do to support the ministries of First Christian Church!
PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES 
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