December 10, 2017
Prayer Concerns: Stacey Helms, Carrol & Evelyn Hoover, Cathy McDaniel (Ada Hanback’s daughter), Bill Perkins (Terry Reel family)
The handbell choir will practice today and next Sunday, Dec 17, from 9-10:00 and Wednesday, Dec 13, from 5:30-6:30. They will play on Christmas Eve at the 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. service. They will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Dec 24 to warm up before the service. Please contact Kathy Curfman or Kayla Boren today if you are interested in joining.
We will go Christmas Caroling today, Dec 10. Be at Crossroads by 4:45 so we can divide into groups and leave by 5:00 to visit the nursing homes and homebound. A light meal will be served at Crossroads once we return.
Circle I will meet tomorrow, Dec 11, at 6:30. Circle IV will meet Dec 14 at 9:30.
The Church Board will meet Tuesday, Dec 12, at 6:30. Packets are in the Long Room.
The Thursday noon women’s Bible study will meet Dec 14 then break for the holidays.
The Christmas Cantata will be next Sunday, Dec 17, at 5:00. We will live stream the event for those of you who will be out of town. We will let you know where to find the link. All FCC students grades K-5 are invited to sing with the Cantata. We will be practicing the song during Children’s Church in both services. Rehearsal will be Wed, Dec 13, at 6:30 with the choir. Contact Kayla Boren for a CD of the song.
On Wednesday, Dec 20, we will have Kids Connection after school until 5:15. Family Meal will be served at 5:30 followed by the Kids Connection Christmas Program “All About That Baby” at 6:30 in the gym. Everyone is encouraged to come for an evening of great food and fellowship!
The Children First Christmas Program will be in the sanctuary on Thursday, Dec 21, at 6:30.
On Christmas Eve, Dec 24, we will have one morning Worship Service at 9:00am with no Sunday School. The Christmas Eve Service will be at 9:00pm.
The sanctuary will be decorated with poinsettias for Christmas. If you would like to purchase one in memory/honor of loved ones, then please let the office know. Cost is $10.
A few 2018 predated offering envelopes still need picked up in the overflow room. Contact the office if you would like to start using your own designated box.
It has come to our attention that several members of our church family struggle with gluten allergies. We have a tray of gluten-free communion bread in the overflow room during 8:00 service and on the back mantel during 10:30 service.
We will be opening Crossroads for walking on Jan 8. We will be open on Mon - Thurs from 8-10 a.m. We still need a volunteer or volunteers to be in the office for Wed Jan 17, 24, & 31 and Wed Feb 7,14, 21, & 28 and Mar 14 & 21. If you could help with any of these dates, please call the church office or see Helen.
One of our trained volunteers will provide blood pressure screening in the church building office area today.
Stressed out with the holiday spending pinching your budget?
Wouldn’t it be nice if this time next year, you didn’t have to worry about the extra expenses that the holidays bring and you could enjoy the real reason for the season, the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.
We are pleased to announce that Tammi Koltveit will be offering Financial Peace University (FPU). This is a 9-class program, each class lasting 45 minutes. The first class will begin January 3rd. There will be both a lunch time class and an evening class.
With the FPU class, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. Sign up today and start the new year out right. Please contact Tammi if you have questions, would like additional information and to sign up. She can be reached at or 217-370-6194.