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Midweek Update for April 15
This Week at FCC

6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

Thursday, April 16
6:30 p.m.
Men's Advocates Bible Study

Saturday, April 18
2:00 p.m.
Memorial Service for Gloria McWilliams

Sunday, April 19
9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship
2:30 p.m.
Crop Hunger Walk 
5:00 p.m.
Praise Kids Musical Rehearsal
5:30 p.m.
Youth Mission Dinner and Trivia Night

Monday, April 20
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.
Missions Council

Tuesday, April 21
9:30 a.m.
The Adventure Nook
9:45 a.m.
The Adventure Nook Chapel
10:00 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday, April 22
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:
Pat Deaton
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 19

 Jim Baxter
Earl Strickland

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
Steve Pasky

Worship Greeters
Bob & Janice Lamb

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
Linda Byrd

Luke Williamson
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Jenny Long
Ashley Chester
Ayana Crosby
This Week in Sunday School

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

Disciples Class:
"Believe God's Love"
1 John 4:13-5:5

Young Adults:
"The Disciples of Christ"
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Youth Mission Dinner & Trivia Night
Sunday, April 19, 5:30 PM
Do you like to eat good food? Enjoy laughing with friends? Have fun playing games? Then you need to join this Sunday, at 5:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Our youth are headed to All People’s Community Center in Los Angeles, CA to be in ministry with people in inner city LA and we need your help. Tickets for dinner are $15/person. Trivia Teams are 6-8 people and there is a $25 registration fee per team with some terrific   prizes for our winners. Bring your checkbooks and open hearts as we support our youth in missions! Tickets on sale now!
“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.
Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 10th Annual Birmingham Crop Hunger Walk this Sunday at Caldwell Park - stepping off at 2:30 p.m.

After several rainy past events, we've moved the walk date a bit earlier and are looking forward to lots of sunshine and fun for our 10th Anniversary.

This 5K family walk event supports the local hunger fighting efforts of Greater Birmingham Ministries and the world hunger programs of Church World Service.

We will have walker registration forms and promotional materials available soon.  Please plan to support this event so we can reach our goal of $100,000.00 raised so far.  Thank you for your wonderful support of hungry families in Birmingham and around the world.

Sharon Orazine, Outreach Mission
Will continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. throughout the month of April. The Praise Kids are hard at work rehearsing for the presentation of their musical, "BIG FISH" on Sunday, May 3 after worship in the Family Life Center.
Memorial Service for Gloria McWilliams
Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 pm

It was one of Gloria's wishes that her church family wear yellow, her favorite color, at her memorial service to help celebrate her life.

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 by April 19th
859-227-5701 or
Both Sarah and Kimberly are registered at 
Babies"R"Us, Buy Buy Baby, and Target

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.
Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
We are all invited on Thursday, April 30  at 6:30pm to come enjoy the Adventure Nook Music and Art Show in the Sanctuary, led by Rev. Jan Watts.  Then join us in the Family Life Center for our 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.
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!
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