The First Christian Church worship series for the season of Epiphany - entitled “Seeing Jesus” - continues this Sunday, January 27th, at 10:30 a.m. The Bible is filled with epiphanies, moments in the life of Jesus when he made us aware of who God is and his purpose for our lives. For Christians, Epiphany is about Jesus. During Advent we prepared for his coming. During Christmas, we celebrated His arrival. During Epiphany, we learn who God is by looking at Jesus, and draw our strength and comfort and a passion for living. The message this Sunday is entitled "Seeing Jesus Preach Good News”, and it explores Luke 4: 14-21.
DivorceCare - January 23rd, and ongoing. Find the help and healing from the hurt of separation and divorce. It’s a friendly, caring group of people who will walk along side you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. DivorceCare will begin on Wednesday, 1/23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the FCC Parlor. Questions? Contact Lilith Trewick.
Discover Women’s Study Group - January 27th, and ongoing - Ladies, please join this group as they gather to study Emily Ley’s “Grace, Not Perfection" on Sunday afternoons from 5 to 7 p.m. The meetings are free and the books will be available for purchase in advance. Women can join the group remotely via Zoom during the month of February, and child care will be available if requested 24 hours in advance. For more info, check the FCC calendar.
BBA/CPA Men's Retreat at Camp Gonzalez - February 15-16. "The Joy of Leaving a Legacy of Faith" is the title of this year's event, and it is a celebration of mentorship, coaching, teaching and discipleship. Go to ccsw.org/disciples-men/ to register. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Price at (281) 379-6460 or email@example.com.
Disciples Women's Retreat - February 16th - Cypress Creek Christian Church in Spring, Texas, invites women to "Be Where Your Feet Are: A Winding Path To God," its annual Disciples Women Retreat on Saturday, 2/16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Peggy Edge will be the keynote speaker. Judi VanHorn says this event is always well-planned and provides a great winter pick-me-up. The Retreat is open to all women! For more info, contact Cynthia Munday at (281) 802-3094.
FELA! The Musical @ HSPVA - February 23rd - Refugers Maggie Lytle and Ellaynna Rodriguez attend Houston’s High School For The Performing & Visual Arts, and their all-school musical about the legendary African musician, Fela Kuti, is happening in late February. FCC has bought a block of tickets, and anyone that would like to attend with The Refuge is welcome to do so!
CYF Spring Rally - March 1-3 - Registration is open for The Disciples Spring Rally, entitled "Overcome Yourself," that is taking place at Disciple Oaks Camp in Gonzales, Texas! If you have a high-school aged child that is interested in attending, please email Chris Grady. .
Christian Church of the Southwest Region (CCSW) DWM Leadership Event - March 1 & 2 - Disciples Women of the Southwest have prepared an EXCELLENT Leadership Conference for ALL Disciples Women wanting to know more about connecting, communicating, leading, learning and sharing with the women in your church and groups! Rev. Andy Mangum, CCSW Regional Minister, will be sharing valuable information about connecting/sharing. If you are interested in attending, please email Chris Grady. . Registration forms are needed for processing, along with hotel bookings (the event is in Abilene).
Disciples Men’s Mission Trip - March 4-8 - Over 100 homes are still needed to be finished for families to resettle back into their home. Working with Galveston Recovery, we will repair as may homes as possible during the week with them. All skill levels will be needed for this blitz build repair. They estimate that we can repair four homes during this week. We will stay at First Christian Church in Texas City which is one of our denomination mission stations. To help cover the expenses of the Church while we stay with them, a $10 donation per person would be appreciated for the week. Follow-up on tools to bring will be sent after the leadership team visits the homes in February with the manager of Galveston Recovery. Go to the following web page if want to know more about the Galveston Recovery
Priscilla Shirer “Going Beyond” Simulcast - April 6 - Ms. Shirer is a well-known bible teacher, and FCC will host this international event this spring! Click here for more details.
CCSW DWM Annual General Assembly - June 14 & 15 - The assembly will take place in Kerrville this year - save the date!
Escape to Reality, a FCC men's breakfast group, meets in 2 places weekly: every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Tacos-A-Go-Go in midtown, and every Thursday at 7:00 a.m. at Tapester’s Grill. Come join the men of FCC for some morning fellowship!
The Refuge - FCC's youth group for both middle and high school students - meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sundays in Knowles Hall. Join us for dinner, games and fellowship!