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Midweek Update for August 31
Coming Soon at FCC

Today,
August 31

6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice

Sunday, September 4
9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 
10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship

Monday, September 5
Labor Day
Office Closed


Tuesday, September 6
10:00 Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Adventure Nook Preschool and Mother's Day Out

Wednesday,
September 7

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. 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
 
Prayers for Health & Healing:
Aneda Chandler
Janet Clark
Lynn Eastman
Pat Favorite
David Hamilton
Greg McClendon
Mark Newton
 
Prayers for Those Receiving Long-Term Medical Care:
Jane Belcher
Marlene Dillon
Kathie Owens
Susan Smith
Sunday Servants for September 4

Elders 

Jim Langley
Ann Langley

Deacons
Kallie Blakemore
Linnea Blakemore
Linda Browning
Deb Carpenter
Bob Frederickson
Bruce MacKenzie
Sue MacKenzie
Bruce Moon
Marian Moon
Madi Payton
Art Varvoutis
Regena Varvoutis
Barbara Wyrosdick

Preparer:
Molly Springfield

Sunday School Greeter
Jim Baxter

Worship Greeters
Julia & Darren Williamson

Sanctuary Greeters
Trudie Edwards
Donna Strickland

Acolyte
Luke Tatum
Victor Dillon

Children’s Worship & Wonder
Storyteller:
June Pryor
Greeters:
Jennifer Powell
Kallie Blakemore

Nursery Volunteer
Linnea Blakemore
This Week in Sunday School

Christian Comrades:
From Dream to Destiny: 
Joseph's life 
 "The Pride Test"
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God calls the followers of Jesus into a household of faith, working and serving and worshipping together as one.  Join us over the next few weeks as Rev. Troy Tatum preaches a new series of sermons on finding our spiritual home in God's house.
 
September 4:
"A House Not Made With Hands" (2 Corinthians 5:1-7)

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

Sign Up Now For Faith Foundations!

Faith Foundations is a series of small group experiences designed to help you grow closer to God and to one another.  

We believe all of our members and friends can benefit from this experience, so we are offering several groups this Fall: three different sessions of Joyful Generosity (FF3), and one session of Intro to Discipleship (FF1) for those just getting started on this journey.

Click here to learn more about Faith Foundations and to sign up for a group.  Groups begin September 14, and continue through October 23.  Childcare is available on Wednesday evenings; contact the church office to make childcare  reservations. 

Children’s Sunday School will resume Sunday, September 11 at 9:00 am. We will meet in room 202 and have games, crafts, and Bible based lessons each week. We hope you will join us for fun, engaging, faith-forming experiences for ages 3K – 5th grade.

Ladies Bible Study will resume Tuesday, Sept 6 at 10:00 in the Farkas Room.  Janet Clark will facilitate discussion of the first chapter of our text for this fall: "A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans.   We will also pack Backpack Buddy Bags for the first time this school year.  Please join us!

 

 

Thank you to all who volunteered to help and/or donate blood at the Laura Langley Memorial Blood Drive last Saturday.   It was a great day!  Together we collected 50 pints of blood ... enough to save at least 150 lives.  Thank you all for helping us make a difference for others in our Laura's name. 
 
Gratefully,
Jim and Ann Langley
Hank Whitehead 

 

Thank you to the TAN Support Group for providing us with a delicious lunch this past Tuesday!  We are so very appreciative of their support...we just couldn't do it without them!

We are busy preparing for the new school year.  The classrooms cleaned and decorated for our students. The teachers have done a great job!

We will have visitation for our students and parents on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m.  We welcome back some of our old friends and look forward to getting to know our new friends. 

Our first fundraiser will start on September 1.  We will be selling "Enjoy the City" coupon books for $25 each. The school gets to keep half the proceeds from the sale.  Please let us know if you would like to purchase one.  

Please continue to remember us in your prayers.

May God bless you!
Debbie
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
KIDS Sunday evening programing resumes Sunday, September 11 from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Activities for ages 3 years - 5th grade include music, games, stories, and crafts. Make plans to join us this fall on Sunday evenings!
YOUTH RESUMES 
Join us Sunday, September 11 at 5:00 pm as we resume fall programing for 6th -12th grade. Each week we'll share supper, games, bible study, conversation, and faith!
Lunch and Learn with Jim Langley
Wednesday, September 14
11:30 am at First Christian Church
Cost: $8.00 (for lunch)
 
Join us for The Seven Poltergeists of Oak Hill Cemetery as our very own Jim Langley shares not-so-scary stories of Birmingham's oldest cemetery. 
Reservations are due by September 12.
ADOPTION FUNDRAISER SHOE DRIVE
Dana & Rusty Owens, friends of the Art and Regena Varvoutis, are collecting gently worn shoes to help support mircro-enterprise programs in Haiti and to help fund their adoption.  Our second-hand shoes are used by people in impoverished countries where they can repurpose and sell them. This enables them to form an income so they can pay for housing, food, educational expenses, etc.  If you would like to help, please place your gently worn shoes in the laundry basket in the narthex.  Thank you for your generosity!
 
It is with great joy that we welcome Taylor Steele
into our church family.
4719 Wineridge Lane
Birmingham, AL 35244
205-370-6037
rethinkedu@gmail.com
 

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.
September Church Calendar & Serving Schedule
Please click here to download the September calendar and schedule. Printed copies will also be available in the narthex on Sunday.
Electronic Giving:
Fast, Easy, & Secure

We respond to the Good News of God's love by joyfully bringing our tithes and offerings to God, and giving online is a fast, secure, and easy way to do just that.  You can even schedule your offering for carefree, automatic withdrawal.

To create a secure login and schedule a recurring gift, please click here.

To login to your existing profile, please click here.

For help and more information, please click here.

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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