HAPPENINGS @ FIRST
Church Directory Updates
We are in the process of updating our church photo directory. It will include photos of the FCC community and that means YOU!
You have the opportunity to have you or your family's photo taken for inclusion in the updated directory. We will also have a way for you to revise or update your information.
Michele Martini is our point of contact on this ongoing project! We're grateful for her leadership.
An Evening Dialogue Wine and Cheese Event - Sunday, November 16, 5 - 7:00 p.m.
The Evening Dialogue at First Christian Church is a new thing! We gather to share wine & cheese, develop deeper friendships, and grow together. It is also a “safe space” to pose a significant question of faith and hold a dialogue together in order to be a learning community. Our pastor, Michael Dunn, will present some thoughts and help guide the conversation.
The Question: “What is the Overarching Storyline of the Bible?” The Bible for many is one single dominant narrative that begins with Paradise in Eden, that was lost because of The Fall of human sin, where we are now wandering in Condemnation and in need of Salvation, which if we accept will lead us to Heaven, and if we don’t will lead us to Hell. This dialogue will open up space to consider other ways to look at God’s story.
Just let us know you're coming by emailing Erin - our admin - at firstname.lastname@example.org
Silent Retreat 24-hours of silence to unplug and re-connect with God. November 21-22. Get more details.
You are invited to quiet the noisy voices of resignation, fear, anxiety or sorrow by participating in a 24-hour silent retreat facilitated by Pastor Dunn. The retreat will be held at the Cenacle Retreat House, Nov. 21st-22nd. It begins at 1:00 p.m. Friday and ends at noon on Saturday. The cost is $95 per person and includes: private room, dinner and breakfast, snacks and refreshments, program materials; and the place and space to connect to God.
Advent and Christmas Giving
Advent begins Sunday, Nov. 30th, with a new sermon series titled "A Christmas Carol" that will center on themes and characters from the classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens. The Dickens’ story parallels the gospel in some important ways, through some interesting characters. Exploring these themes will prepare us for the celebration of Christmas.
Mark your calendars for these Advent Events:
Advent Vespers--Dec. 2, 9, and 16 at 5:53 p.m. Join us these Tuesday nights at 5:53 to share a meal of pasta and salad before Advent Vespers and bible study. Judi VanHorn is accepting donations for these events.
The Hanging of the Greens--Dec. 7, following worship. Share hot chocolate, wassail and cookies and help decorate the church for Christmas. You are invited to bring an ornament to hang on the tree. Children are very welcome.
Messiah Sing Along--Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. Raise your voices in song with us at this joyful event.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service--Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Prepare for Christ's birth by sharing this special service with your FCC family.
Christmas Giving Programs
Please visit our Advent Page to see how you can give to those less fortunate this Christmas Season through the Jingle Bell Express, Gifts That Give Back and Seafarer's Box programs.