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Midweek Update for November 16
Coming Soon at FCC

November 16

6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
7:00 p.m.
Cantata Practice

Sunday, November 20
8:45 a.m.
Christian Comrades Prayer Gathering
9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 
11:30 a.m.
Bell Choir
4:30 p.m.
Deck the Halls
Praise Kids

November 21

7:00 a.m. 
Men's Bible Study
11:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting

Choir will not meet on Wednesday,
November 23
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
Prayers for Health & Healing:
Kernal (Bill) R. Brasher
Wendell Braswell
Janet Clark
Pat Favorite
David Hamilton
Carl Hayes
*Ron Koepp 
Alyssa Lamb
Scott Long
Hattie Kate Schmidt
Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Jane Belcher
Marlene Dillon
Kathie Owens
Susan Smith

*Ron Koepp was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and is undergoing radiation treatments now.  Your prayers for Ron and his wife JoAnn are deeply appreciated.  Notes of encouragement can be sent to 4905 Bristol Ln, Mount Olive, AL 35117.
Sunday Servants for November 20


Steve Pasky
Jill Pasky 

 Charles Almond
Sylvia Almond
Joshua Berry 
Shaina Berry
Bobby Boyd
Faye Boyd
Ken Champlin
Brad Johnson
Shannan Johnson
Shane West
Jenny West

Sheila Murphy

Sunday School Greeter
Steve Pasky

Worship Greeters (Door)
Regena Varvoutis

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
Edith Carreras
Children’s Worship & Wonder 

Leigh Ann Tatum
Jennifer Powell
Jenny Long

Aiden Johnson
Colton Chandler 

Nursery Volunteer
Kimberly Jones
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Deck the Halls Sunday Nov. 20

On Sunday, Nov. 20, 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 a Christmas craft and to pack a Christmas treat for our BackPack Buddies at Vincent Elementary School. Grown-ups and youth will work on decorating the sanctuary, narthex, and other spaces for Advent and Christmas.

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.

Make plans now to be a part of this special day!

Children's Christmas Program Dec. 4

Hey kids...there is still time to be a part of this fun Christmas musical for children age 4k through 5th grade.  We will present The Christmas Present after worship on December 4.  We will have special rehearsals for the next 2 weeks, make sure to join us,Sunday, November 20 from 4:30-5:30 and Sunday, November 28 from 4:00-5:00 (we will not have snack supper on the 28). Our dress rehearsal will be Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. 

FCC Car Decals Available

We now have First Christian Church car decals available to anyone who would like to help spread the word about FCC in our community.  You can pick up a sticker in the church office during the week, or in the narthex on Sundays.  Thanks to a generous gift, there is no charge to you.  Enjoy!  
Friday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m.
"Stitches and Stuff" will meet Friday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fireside room.  

If you have a knitting or sewing project or if you just want some good fellowship...all are welcome to join us!
The Ladies Bible Study will not meet on Tuesday, Nov. 22.  We will next meet on Tuesday, Nov. 29 when we shall discuss Chapter 12 (September) of A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. We will meet in the Farkas Room at 10 AM for study, fellowship, and service. Each week we fill our Backpack Buddy Bags for Vincent Elementary students and spend time in discussion.  We would love for you to join us!
Help Tim & Tom Turkey
Grow Some Feathers!
The Adventure Nook will be collecting non-perishable food items November 1-17.  The students will receive a feather for each item they donate.  They will get to place feathers on our turkeys that will be displayed on the gym wall.  We will be donating all the food to Oak Mountain Missions. 
Thank you for your help with this!
This week:
Deck the Halls 
Praise Kids will rehearse from 4:30-5:30, we will have Christmas Crafts and a mission project for kids from 5:30-6:00 and will all share dinner from 6:00-6:30. 

Coming Soon:
11/27  Praise Kids Rehearsal                4:00-5:00 PM
12/3    Praise Kids Dress Rehearsal      9:00-11:00 AM
12/4    The Christmas Present Musical  11:30 AM
12/11  KIDS Christmas Party                  5:00 PM
This week:
11/20    Basketball            2:00-4:00 PM
             Deck the Halls     4:30-6:30 PM

Coming Soon:
11/27     Basketball            3:00-5:00 PM
              Movie Night         Time TBA
12/4       Basketball            3:00-5:00 PM
              Youth                    5:00-7:00 PM
12/11     Basketball            3:00-5:00 PM
              NO YOUTH
12/18     Basketball            3:00-5:00 PM
              Christmas Party   5:00-7:00 PM
Our students are excited about the opportunity to spend time together and grow in their faith as they learn to follow Jesus more fully. And we all know it just wouldn't be the same without food, right? We would appreciate it if you would consider signing up for a meal one week. We are using sign-up genius to help track each week and we think it will make everything simpler. All you have to do is click the link below for a list of available dates, choose one that works for you and sign up. You're welcome to team up with others, just choose a point person to sign up. Please remember, if you would like to be reimbursed, save your receipts and give them to Donnette Mee or Robin Blakemore and we'll make sure you get a check. Also, you can apply those receipts to your giving statement if you'd like to make it a tax deduction.

Check out the schedule and sign up here.

If you have questions please contact Robin.
Now Hiring
First Christian Church is actively seeking to fill two staff positions.  We are searching for an additional paid nursery worker for Sunday mornings. Interested applicants should contact Robin Blakemore.  We are also searching for a music director.  More information about the music director position, including how to apply, is available here.
November Church Calendar & Serving Schedule
Please click here to download the November calendar and schedule. Printed copies will also be available in the narthex on Sunday.
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