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Midweek Update for November 12
This Week at FCC

Thursday,
November 13

9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
6:30 p.m.
Advocates Men's Bible Study

Sunday,
November 16

9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
Worship
11:30 a.m.
Disciples Class Luncheon
3:00 p.m.
Bell Choir
5:00 p.m.
Children & Youth 


Monday,
November 17

7:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
10:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Mission Council


Tuesday,
November 18

10:00 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study
 
Wednesday,
November 19

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:
Bill Franklin
Mickey Hubner
Cathy Johnston
Dotsy Kennedy
Sara Kornegay
Tim Offett
Jim Perkins
Brad Rosenwald
Don Roberts
Nickey Rudd
Barry Storer
Mason Strickland
Gloria Walker
Margaret Willis

Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
David Hamilton
Nancy Hubner
Susan Smith
 
Sunday Servants for November 16

Elders
Jim Baxter
Beverly Baxter

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
Steve Pasky

Worship Greeters
(Door)
Bruce & Marian Moon
(Welcome Table)
Ruth Ann Steele

Acolyte
Aiden Johnson
 
Children’s Worship & Wonder

Storyteller:
Joye Taylor

Greeters:
Ashley Chester
Susan Scales
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"Biblical Answers to Common Questions about Heaven"
by Randy Alcorn
 
The Disciples:
"A Transforming Stream"
Ezekiel 47:1,3-12
 
Young Adults:
Jesus' Religion
 
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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.
Debbie Blue Food Pantry
 
At First Christian Church through our Debbie Blue Food Pantry, we are committed to providing assistance to needy families and individuals – not just during this holiday season, but throughout the year.  We have more families seeking assistance than ever before. 

Thank you to all those who have already given their gift of food to the pantry.  Of course, all donations are greatly appreciated and needed, but the emphasis is on canned meats: Ham, Spam, Treet, Chicken, Tuna, Vienna sausage, Beef Stew, Soups and Peanut Butter.

Your generous support in the past and today will insure we can continue this much needed outreach ministry. 

Please bring your gift of food items to the Debbie Blue Food Pantry this Sunday, Nov. 16.

Blessings,
Steve Pasky, Outreach Mission Chair

 
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Veteran’s Day, for the youth of FCC, was a unique opportunity to share Christ in a tangible way. We made 200 ham and turkey sandwiches, baked over 300 chocolate chip cookies, and headed downtown to give out lunches. As we walked around the streets of downtown Birmingham we experienced gracious spirits, thankful hearts, and unexpected joy. We encountered the Spirit in so many ways; we were truly blessed. Thanks for your prayers and support as we served and a special thanks to Libby Blue for providing bears for us to hand out to homeless children (and one older adult, who could not let go of her bear.) Together, we are learning what it means to love like Christ

Young At Heart
November 20 @ Huntsville's Lowe Mill
Calling all who are young at heart!  We are planning a trip to Huntsville’s recently remodeled Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment center on Thursday, November 20. We will gather at church at 9:00 am, travel to Huntsville, and eat lunch somewhere yummy. Then we’ll spend a couple of hours visiting the vendors with beautiful crafts and creations, just in time for some early Christmas shopping.  We should be back at church about 5:30 pm. The only cost of the trip is your lunch (and whatever goodies you decided to buy), but we do ask you to sign up though the church office so we can plan transportation.
If you have questions contact Robin robin@fcc-bhm.org or 205.991.5000
*** It is not too late to sign up, we have a few spots left!
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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 should have received a pledge card last week, or you can download one here; additional cards are available in the pews as well.  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!
Welcome New Members
It is with great joy that we welcome Stephen and Sharon Chandley into our church family.
Stephen & Sharon Chandley
2924 Summerwood Circle
Birmingham, AL 35242
994-1011
Congregational Meeting
Our  annual congregational meeting is Sunday, November 23, at the conclusion of morning worship.  All members are encouraged to be present as we consider the 2015 budget, recommendations from the Nominating Committee, and any other news business.
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! 
 
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