February 18, 2018
Prayer Concerns: Mary Gates, Joyce Harrison, Mary Harshman, Stacey Helms, Emma Kaleta (John Calaway’s sister), Scarlet Kirgan (Ada Hanback’s great-granddaughter), Vera Murr (Karl Benjamin’s sister), Sharon Shannon (Friend of Karl Benjamin)
We will host a card shower and reception in the overflow room for Pastor Chaz and Kate after both services next Sunday, Feb 25. We hope you can join us in showing our appreciation for their time of ministry with FCC!
The VBS meeting will be Tues, Feb 20, at 5:30.
Rotary Ag Day Luncheon will be served in the Crossroads Dining Room on Wed, Feb 21, at noon. Help is needed - Tues, Feb 20, 9am preparation. Wed, Feb 21, 9am entrée prep, 10am salad & dessert prep, 11am servers, 11:30am cleanup. Also mark your calendar for help needed March 15 Republican Dinner and March 22 Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
Please mark your calendars to donate blood on Monday, February 26, at Crossroads - 1pm to 6pm. You may contact the Red Cross at: www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or call Barbara Fosco at 285-2608. RapidPass now has an app which can be downloaded to your smart phone or tablet. If you have this new app on your phone or tablet, there is a link to RapidPass. Otherwise, donors may use their web browser to go to: www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass to complete their reading and questions before arriving at Crossroads. Be sure to bring your RapidPass with you or have it on your mobile device. If you complete RapidPass on your smart phone, just screen shot the code so you can pull it up when you arrive at the blood drive. Staff will scan the code and it reduces time at the blood drive by 15-20 minutes. To improve your iron levels, donors are encouraged to stay away from tea, caffeine, chocolate and high fiber diets for about a week prior to donating blood. Medications such as Prilosec and Omeprazole can also affect iron levels. If you take this type of medication, it is recommended that you take iron pills to help counter their affect. Your donation WILL help save a life. Please take time to join us and donate on February 26th. If you have any questions about the blood drive or would like to volunteer to help that afternoon, please contact Barbara.
The Elders will meet at 6:30 on Tues, Feb 27.
Circle V will help with the February birthday party at the Manor on Wed, Feb 28, at 2:00. Circle V will meet at 2:00 on Thurs, Mar 1.
You are invited to World Day of Prayer service to be held Fri, March 2, 2:00 in our sanctuary. World Day of Prayer is supported by offerings given by individuals through these annual services. Each of the 170 countries celebrating World Day of Prayer has an ecumenical committee of women representing many cultures, races and faith traditions. Each country’s committee is responsible for determining the use of the offering as it relates to the theme for each year. Contact Joyce Lemons for more info.
The Monday Volleyball League will begin March 5. First match begins at 6:00. Players must be at least high school age. Cost is $20. Contact Matt Sealock to sign up.
The Disciples Class has finished the book of Mark and is now studying the Psalms. All are welcome to join us in the Crossroads at 9:15 a.m. every Lord’s Day.
Kendra Sydney is a freshman attending Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO to earn her bachelor’s degree in cross-cultural ministry. She has completed an interview and been accepted to be part of an 8-member team going to a church in Lluidas Vale, Jamaica from March 20-30 assisting with VBS and leading Bible studies. Kendra is asking for prayers for the team and her as they go through various challenges preparing for the trip. Each team member also needs to raise $1,200 for the trip. If you would like to financially support Kendra and make a tax-deductible donation, make your check payable to Central Christian College of the Bible and on the memo, write “Outreach Week Fund”. If her name is anywhere on the check it cannot be tax deductible. Support can be mailed to Kendra Sydney, 911 E. Urbandale Drive, Ste 550, Moberly, MO 65270.
Katie Hull will be traveling March 11-18 on a medical mission trip through the Blessing Rieman College of Nursing. Keep both young ladies in your prayers for safe travels and a blessed experience for themselves and those they encounter.
The Intentional Church Conference will be Saturday, April 21, at First Christian Church in Decatur. Featured speakers are Dave Summit of 2 42 Community Church and Roger Storms of Compass Christian Church. The cost is $20 for advanced registration or $25 at the door after Friday, April 13. Lunch and snacks are included. Visit intentionalchurchconference.com for more info or to register.
Children First is using the Scrip gift card fund raising system as an ongoing way to raise funds for Children First without asking anyone to purchase something that they would not already need or use. Gift cards to Walmart/ Sam's can be used to purchase your regular supplies. If you are an Amazon shopper, those are available. These are just a few of the many businesses that are on the list that cards can be purchased for. It just requires a little planning ahead on shopping. They also make good gifts for special occasions.