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Midweek Update for December 24
This Week at FCC

December 24

5:00 p.m.
Family Worship
11:00 p.m.
Traditional Worship

December 25

Merry Christmas!
Office Closed

December 26

Office Closed

December 28

9:00 a.m.
Sunday School
10:15 a.m.
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:
Amanda Eber
Mickey Hubner
Dotsy Kennedy
Ray Mohnssen
Tim Offett
Mike Owens
Jim Perkins
Don Roberts
Nickey Rudd
Debbie Smith
Gloria Walker
Margaret Willis

Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
David Hamilton
John Haynes
Virgil Haynes
Nancy Hubner
Susan Smith
Sunday Servants for December 28

Charles Daniels
Peggy Daniels

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
Bruce Moon

Worship Greeters
Nick Cotruvo
Shirley Naylor
(Welcome Table)
Annie Franklin

Aiden Johnson
Children’s Worship & Wonder
Joye Taylor

Tom Scales
Jenny Long
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"How to Study the Bible"
The Disciples:
"In Awe of Christ's Power"
Matthew 14:22-36
Young Adults:
Will Resume Jan. 4
Forward to Friend
First Christian Church will offer two Christmas Eve services this year.  The 5 PM service will be especially family oriented, with our children and youth presenting "The ABC's of Christmas."  Any child who would like to participate should arrive at 4:30 PM and come to the library to pick out a simple costume (angel, shepherd, or wise person).  NO REHEARSAL will be required, and ALL children are welcome.

The 11 PM service will be a more traditional service of lessons and carols.

Both services will feature the Good News of Christmas in scripture and song, concluding with candlelight communion.  We will also receive a special offering at both services to support our Backpack Buddies ministry.

Christmas Eve is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and family to First Christian Church!

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:
 1/4: Turn the World Around
1/11: Salt & Light
1/18: Therefore, You Must Be Perfect
1/25: Strive First for the Kingdom
 2/1: Seeing Clearly
2/8: Good Things
 2/15: The Road That Leads to Life
A Message for New and Returning Deacons
Fellow Deacons,
Please plan to attend a meeting immediately following Sunday worship on January 11th to elect a new chair and Missions Council representatives.  In addition to the normal duties as deacon, other responsibilities of the chair include:
  • Purchases communion supplies (cups and juice) and monitors inventory
  • Makes sure there is deacon coverage for special services
  • Represents the Diaconate at monthly Missions Council meetings
  • Is a member of Worship Mission and Executive Council
  • Schedules and conducts Diaconate meetings as necessary
Four deacons will be selected to serve as voting members of the Missions Council and attend monthly meetings. If we decide to continue having Captains/Alternate Captains for each class, then appointments may be made during the meeting as well. Please let me know if there are any questions about these responsibilities.  Additionally, we’ll have a brief training session for new deacons following this meeting.
Hope to see everyone on January 11th!
Thank you,
Jay Barkley
Sunday evening Children and Youth Ministries will resume on January 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Can't wait to see you again!

There is still time to purchase one of two (?) of our beautiful new FCC mugs for $8.00.  They will make great Christmas gifts! 

We will be including these coffee mugs in our visitor gift bags. When you purchase a mug, you also cover the expense of a guest's mug too! 
Pastor's Travel Schedule
Rev. Troy Tatum will be away on vacation leave from Dec. 25 through Jan. 3.  Rev. Jan Watts will preach on Dec. 28.  If you have a pastoral emergency while Troy is away, please contact Jan or one of our Elders.
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