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Where the Grace of God Awaits You!
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Midweek Update for July 13
Coming Soon at FCC


Sunday, July 17
 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 

Monday, July 18
7:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
11:00 a.m.
Staff Meeting

Tuesday - Thursday, July 19, 20, 21
The Adventure Nook
Summer Camp
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please note: Choir will not meet on Wednesday evenings during the month of July.
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. 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
 
Prayers for Health & Healing:
Aneda Chandler
Janet Clark
Shirley Embry
David Hamilton
Clarissa Harms
Mark Newton
Bob Smith
 
Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Jane Belcher
Marlene Dillon
Kathie Owens
Susan Smith
Sunday Servants for July 17

Elders 
Beverly Baxter
Jim Baxter

Deacons
Barbara Carpenter
Bob Clark
Janet Clark
Carl Crosby
Linda Crosby
Bob Lamb
Janice Lamb
Scott Long
William Mee
Jim Perkins
Bebe Randell
Ginny White

Preparer:
Ashley Chester & June Pryor

Sunday School Greeter
Steve Pasky

Worship Greeters
Lyn & Bob Frederickson

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
June Pryor

Acolyte
Emma Taylor

Children’s Worship & Wonder
Storyteller:
Ashley Chester
Greeters:
Jenny Long
Jennifer Powell

Nursery Volunteer
Leigh Ann Tatum
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
"Study on the book of Acts"
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As Christians, we use a number of words that are packed with meaning and importance: God, Hope, Doubt, Justice, Freedom, Peace, and more.  We are continuing with our summer sermon series called, "Words to Live By," in which we will unpack, explore, and explain what we mean when we use these powerful words, and how they shape our daily life. Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:15 AM to learn more.

Audio recordings of recent sermons are available to stream or download here.

Surf's Up July 11-15 2016!

We are having a great time riding a wave of God’s love at Vacation Bible School this year. We are so thankful for all of our children, teachers, and volunteers who are making this such a fantastic week.  

Our Summer Fun Camp is well under way!  But there is still time for your children to join us. Listed below are the remaining weeks.
  • Week 5: July 19-21
  • Week 6: July 26-28
The tuition fees are: 
  • $74 for any one week (3 days straight)
  • There is a $25 registration fee required for non-Adventure Nook students
Registration forms  can be found in the narthex, but please call me at  991-9952  (The Adventure Nook office) if you have any questions.  Look forward to seeing you!

Debbie Braswell

OFFICE HOURS

The church office is open 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Thursday.  The office will be closed on Fridays.  If you need to reach a pastor while the office is closed, please dial 205-295-6708 to reach the minister on call.
July Church Calendar & Serving Schedule
Please click here to download the July calendar and schedule.  Printed copies will also be available in the narthex on Sunday.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Mark your calendars now for these fellowship and outreach opportunities coming up later this summer:
 
Potluck Lunch after Worship:                July 31
Blessing of the Backpacks:                   August 7
All Church Workday:                             August 20
Laura Langley Memorial Blood Drive:   August 27  
PASTOR'S TRAVEL PLANS

Troy Tatum will be out of town on vacation leave July 16-23 for his parents' 50th anniversary celebration. Robin Blakemore will preach and lead worship in Troy's absence on July 17.  If you have a pastoral emergency while Troy is away, please contact Robin or one of the Elders, or phone the on-call clergy line at 205-295-6708.
 

Electronic Giving:
Fast, Easy, & Secure

 
Electronic giving is a convenient and secure way to provide consistent financial support to the mission and ministry of First Christian Church.

To set up a recurring contribution:
 
1. Go to www.fcc-bhm.org/give then
2. Click on the Give Now button.
3. Click on the Create Profile button, then
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
 
If you would like some help setting up your recurring contribution, contact the church office.
 
Thank you for considering this option for giving, and thank you for your generosity and support of what God is doing at First Christian Church!
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