March 26, 2023
PRAYER CONCERNS: Tereasa Apps, John Birch, Jane Calaway, Carolyn Casteel, Tressa Dickerson, Brian Douglas, Sue Evans, Melba Foster, Marjie Guthrie, Mary Harshman, Judy Kallal, Corinne Pennock, Sandy Reel, Ellis Sanderson, Madilyn Wombles, Search for Associate or Youth Minister, Karen Birch (John Birch’s sister), Darci Brooks (Deloras Martin’s niece), James Dean (Friend of Karl Benjamin), Emma Kaleta (John Calaway’s sister), Deb Kruger (Friend of Brandi Pennock), David Leamons (Sharron Houchins’ cousin), Jean Lord (Friend of Deloras Martin), Kay McDonald (Bev White’s niece), Karen Martin (Friend of Sonya Bishop), Juanita Miller (Myrtle Tharp’s sister), Billy Reel (Amber Poor’s father), Rusty Sealock (Jean Sanderson’s son-in-law), Jim Shrenkel (John Calaway’s relative), Julie Talley (Judy Ferguson’s sister-in-law), Sue Tice (Lisa Pennock’s sister), Sherry Upton (Vivian Cloninger’s niece), Journee Vinyard (Kim Bauer’s family)
Are you interested in joining FCC? There will be a First Things First meeting on Sunday, March 26, at 9:15 in the sanctuary with Pastor Michael.
Elder Meeting, Tues, March 28, 6:00.
We will be doing baptisms on Easter Sunday, April 9. Anyone interested in baptism should contact the church office. Pastor Michael will be glad to schedule a meeting.
The Disciple Heritage Fellowship National Conference will be Wed/Thurs, April 26-27, at Decatur. Register online at the DHF website.
The mission trip to Artemus Christian Church in Knox County, KY will be June 3 through June 10, 2023. We plan to build two new showers for the church and take part in spiritual outreach. If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Wayne Chamberlain at 217.248.3367 by Friday, April 14, 2023. There is still room for YOU!
*Fri, Mar 31: Community Youth Event: YWAM-Youth with a Mission- will be here all the way from Kona Hawaii! A group of 12 young adults are touring all around the Midwest sharing the word, with awesome fellowship & worship and God has placed them in PITTSFIELD! Every age, every church, everyone. Let's Fill the Pews! Bring a friend! This is going to be amazing!!
*Sat, April 1: Easter Service Project 10:30-1:30 on the square.
*Thurs, April 6: Youth Group 6-8:00.
*Fri, April 7: Sunrise Service Practice 10-1:00.
*Sun, April 9: Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., students arrive at 5:45.
There will be a congregational meeting this Sunday, March 26, after the 10:30 a.m. service. We will be voting on the proposal to proceed to the construction phase of the new education building project to serve our congregation as well as generations to come.
On Tuesday, March 14, the church board reviewed the results of this capital campaign which raised more than $230,000 in estimated giving towards the project. This brings our total funds for this replacement structure to over 1.5 million dollars. According to our builder’s estimate, we still need roughly another $250,000 for the project.
After prayerful consideration, the board unanimously recommended seeking congregational approval to step out in faith and begin the building process, which includes seeking approval to acquire financing as needed to meet what we expect to be the cost of the project.
This Design-Build proposal, presented by Joe Petty of Petty Construction Company, is a long-awaited and opportunity-filled step for our church.
There is still time to participate in the capital campaign, either by an estimate of future giving for the project or by a direct gift. And it is always time to be in prayer for the project and the blessing it can be for our church and our community as we continue to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Please plan to join together with your church family Sunday, March 26.
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April 2: Palm Sunday - Regular service schedule.
April 6: Maundy Thursday
- 7:00 pm Worship & Communion Service (sanctuary).
- 8:00 pm 24 Hour Prayer Vigil will begin in the Church Long Room.
April 7: Good Friday
- 7:00 pm 24 Hour Prayer Vigil concludes.
- 7:00 pm Journey to the Cross with music & drama will begin in the sanctuary then walk to various stations on campus, depending on the weather, before
concluding back in the sanctuary.
April 9: Resurrection Day
- 6:30 am Sunrise Service led by the youth (gym).
- 7:30 am Breakfast.
- 8:45 am Sunday School.
- 10:00 am Worship (sanctuary)
The Prayer Vigil signup sheet will be near the coffee table on Sundays and at the annex during the week. The church building will be supervised during the overnight hours.