A Message From Greg 
    
Late May and June have for many years been a time of great transition for more than a few people.  This is the time of year we celebrate graduates and the significant accomplishments that they have achieved.  Graduations are a time for celebrating and rejoicing, but as with any great change in life they can also be stressful.  It is worth remembering that some of the very best times of our life like graduations are also some of the most stressful times in our life.  New beginnings can be full of excitement and promise, but they can also be unsettling.  After all with a new start there is always what comes next?  What does the future hold?   There are seven young people in our church that are celebrating, along with their families, graduation from high school or college. Your church congratulates you on this notable achievement and we pray for you as you venture into your next steps in life.  As you take those next steps let me encourage you to remember to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and God will make straight your path."  (Proverbs 3: 5,6)   CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR CHURCH FAMILY IS PROUD OF YOU AND WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED!  
We will be recognizing our graduates on June 12th in a special service.
God Bless You!  See You Sunday!
Peace, Greg  
Scripture of the Month
Ephesians 4: 29
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.  

Jim's Jots   
     On Sunday June 5, First Christian Church will be conducting the first two of its three Congregational Meetings.  These will be conducted after both the early and later worship services on that date.  A third meeting will be conducted on Wednesday June 8 for the congregation at God Conversations.   The primary business at this meeting will be to elect candidates for Trustee (Norm Long) and Diaconate positions; the list of Diaconate candidates was presented in last month's Visitor.  
     At the Board Meeting earlier this week, the following people were elected by the Board as officers of our Church for the next program year: Chair of the Board and Congregation: John Prewett, Vice-Chair: Mike Rubesch (who will work with John as co-chairs), Secretary: Norm Long, Treasurer: Lou Hill, Parliamentarian: Cindy Garvey, and Historian: Dee Chitty.  On behalf of the congregation I wish to extend congratulations and thank you to all for their willingness to serve our church.
     At this last Board meeting, there was other business to be noted. The 2020 Vision Team led by Dan Hilgediek is beginning to work with LUM to partnership with their after school program. You will hear more details about this very exciting mission opportunity for our church in the near future.  In other action, the Board approved an amendment to the Administration line of the 2016 budget to allow the church to upgrade our computer capability.  We have one acceptable estimate, but will be getting two more for comparison before the final decision is made.
     Since this is the last issue of the Visitor until August, I wish to note that this will be my last contribution to Jim's Jots.  After June 30th, I will no longer be chair of the Board and Congregation.  It has been my honor and pleasure to serve our church in this role for the past three years.  These past three years have been very interesting and together our church has accomplished a lot.  There are still many challenges ahead and I believe that our new leadership is well prepared to face them. I ask all of you to give them your support as they work to empower our Church to spread Christ's message in our community and beyond.
     Jim Rybka, Chair of the Board and Congregation
Memorials
A memorial was received for Bob Prather from Iona Loro.
An anonymous gift was given in memory of Bob Needham to the Children/Youth Fund.
 
Congratulations to all of our graduates!  May God Bless you in your next chapter in life.  
John Schluttenhofer, Christina Tully, Alena Chitty, Ethan Chitty, Steve Eberhard, Jerod Davis and Carly Schneider 
We will recognize our graduates on June 12th at 10:15am.  There will be a breakfast at 9am in Fellowship Hall.  Come and congratulate them! 
Everyone is invited to the CWF Installation of Officers  followed by  CWF "Mosey Down Broadway II featuring  Jeff Goodspeed and Barry Kemble  Thursday, June 9, 2016  Fellowship Hall 6  p.m.  Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and beverages.  This show was so outstanding last year...plan to reserve a table and bring a table of friends!   You won't want to miss this!   RSVP Carolyn Henry  cghenry1951@msn.com       
Sponsored by Ruth Circle (Free Will Offering)

CWF "Faith Meets Fashion"
Many, many thanks to Rachel Circle, who sponsored the CWF May General Meeting, "Faith Meets Fashion" on May 5 in the Fellowship Hall. The event was chaired by Dee Chitty, with assistance from Co-Chairs Donna Adams, Deb Prewett, and Sandie Hauser.
Clothing was provided by Christopher and Banks, CJ Banks, and Cato's. Thank you to the following who did an outstanding job modeling for us: Alexis Bradshaw, Alena Chitty, Christina Tully, Paula Floyd, Susie Kelsey, Cay Long, Deb Prewett, Kathy Stirlen, Donna Adams, Mary Mosson, Robin Sturgeon, Kathy Goldberg, and Carolyn Henry. Thanks also to Steve Henry and Norm Long who assisted with the show. Dee Chitty entertained us with her narration, along with a representative from Christopher and Banks.
Those who donated Silent Auction items were Susan Lisack, Deb Prewett, Dee Chitty, and Pattie Smith.
Assisting in the kitchen were Pattie Smith, Jane Rubesch, Carolyn Weedon, Donna Adams, Mary Mosson, and Deb Prewett. There were delicious appetizers, a salad bar, a potato bar, and desserts!
The event raised $540, much of which will be used for local and international missions, funded by CWF.
Thanks to those of you who bought tickets, gave of your time, or donated to the Silent Auction. It was a fun and festive evening for everyone!
Carolyn Henry CWF President 


Pastoral Caregivers Committee News
     FCC Pastoral Caregivers remain devoted to their ministries to those who can not make it to church. For our May meeting we all attended the Brown Bag lunch at MHA, discussing Alzheimer's Disease and Hospice. Afterwards we gathered together and had a discussion. We are all enjoying the series.
     One point to share with all of you is the importance of living wills and advanced directives. It is important that your loved ones, your doctor, and/or your attorney be aware of the choices you would like to make concerning end of life. If you have not seen these forms before you can access them through the Indiana State website: www.in.gov
     June's Brown Bag lunch will feature a community member sharing their own story about the Alzheimer's journey. Please come if you are interested. It takes place at Mental Health America, 914 South Street, on June 8, noon-1.
     Blessings,  Jan Rybka
June Diaconates

June 5th
First Service
Team Leader: Howell
Serving: Howell
Serving: Mary Sego
Serving: Daryl Killian
Serving: Dawn Ramey
Set Up & Clean Up:
Howell & Dawn Ramey
Second Service
Team Leader: Donna Adams
Serving: Carolyn Weedon
Serving: Robin Sturgeon
Serving: Melanie Davis
Serving: Michael Davis
Set Up & Clean Up: Carolyn Weedon & Robin Sturgeon

June 12th
First Service
Team Leader: Howell
Serving: Howell
Serving: Mary Sego
Serving: Daryl Killian
Serving: Dawn Ramey
Set Up & Clean Up: Mary Sego & Daryl Killian
Second Service 
Team Leader: Dave Schluttenhofer
Serving: Carolyn Kanehe
Serving: Sue Dismore
Serving: Susie Nelson
Serving: Mike Nelson
Set Up & Clean Up: Sue Dismore & Carolyn Kanehe

June 19th
First Service
Team Leader: Howell
Serving: Howell
Serving: Mary Sego
Serving: Daryl Killian
Serving: Dawn Ramey
Set Up & Clean Up: Howell & Dawn Ramey
Second Service
Team Leader: Kath y Stirlen
Serving: Kathy Kremer
Serving: Gery Kremer
Serving: Missi Findley
Serving: Shawn Findley
Set Up & Clean Up: Kathy & Gery Kremer

June 26th
First Service
Team Leader: Howell
Serving: Howell
Serving: Mary Sego
Serving: Daryl Killian
Serving: Dawn Ramey
Set Up & Clean Up: Mary Sego & Daryl Killian
Second Service
Team Leader: Lytta Turner
Serving: Paula Floyd
Serving: Letcher Floyd
Serving: Richard Shaw
Serving: Linda Brammell
Set Up & Clean Up: Linda Brammell & Richard Shaw
  New Automated External Defibrillators for First Christian
Three new AED's valued at $5800.00 have been donated to First Christian Church through a granting program at the Kathryn Weil Center for Education known as Revive & Survive.  So what is an AED?   These new units are designed to save lives by deploying automated external defibrillation to anyone struck down by sudden cardiac arrest.  This enables the first person on the scene, even someone with minimal training, to give a life-saving shock before paramedics arrive to deliver advanced emergency care.
The American Heart Association recommends defibrillation in 3 to 5 minutes of collapse. For each additional minute of delay, the chances for recovery decreases by 7 to 10%.  
A list of participants who have been trained in Heart saver AED and life-saving (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) CPR has been posted with each AED placed at First Christian Church.  That same complete list has also been added at the end of this information release.
Please note that when the white AED cabinet door is opened an alarm will sound.   When the AED is physically removed from the white cabinet, that action will trigger an alert with All-Star Electronic Security Systems to summon 911 Para-medics to respond to that AED location.
Any question, mal-function or concern regarding the AED's should be brought to the attention of one or more of the following individuals: Rev. Greg Eberhard; Trustee - John Prewett; Property chr. - Don Lindstrom; or Program Coordinator - Norman Long.
Revive & Survive
The following people have been trained and certified in the use and application of the  Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)  at First Christian Church
Harriett Beeler, Steve Klink,  Al Chitty, Daryl Killian,  Dee Chitty, Cindy Lindstrom,  Nick Washington, Cay Long,  Richard EllsworthNorman Long,  Cloe Davis, Al Parker,  Melody Davis, Debbie Prewett,  Mike Davis, John Prewett,  Rev. Greg Eberhard, Jane Rubesch,  Rev. Nancy Eberhard, Mike Rubesch,  Cindy Garvey, Jan Rybka,  Jeff Goodspeed, Jim Rybka,  Carolyn Henry, Dave Schluttenhofer,  Steve Henry, Michelle Schluttenhofer,  Dan Hilediek, Quil Standiford,  Larry Sturgeon, Robin Sturgeon
Please note: If the AED cabinet is opened an alarm will sound.   911 and The EMT's will be summoned only when the AED is removed!!!  May 15, 2016


HOSPITAL : No one at this time
REHAB:      No one at this time              
NURSING HOME/HOMEBOUND: St Anthony's: Lynn Mann, June Brummett, Martha Oliver; University Place: Don Smith; Fowler Apts #514 Sue England; Cumberland Pointe: Harriett McDowell; Signature Healthcare: Mary Bogan;      
GreenTree:  Suzie Mounts; John & Norma Doremire;     Rosewalk Commons: Vernetta Lynn; Verne & Rosemary Comer
At Home: Jeanne Dible, Marilyn Galloway, Jim Sipple, Lois Roberts
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS:   
Nikki Hauser - Sandie's daughter in law - IU Hospital - broken bones from fall from horse on 5/24.

Our sympathy to Lytta Turner and family on the death of her mother, Mary Goodwin on 5/31. 
 
Beginning June 1, the Congregational prayer list will start as a blank slate.  If you would like  a name to continue on the prayer  list, please contact the office.  We will keep names on the list until the 1 st of the next month.  Feel free to keep names on as long as that person needs prayer - just let the office know every month and it will be so!   Thanks, Jan Rybka, Pastoral Care Committee

Thank You!
Dear friends of FCC,
Your continued support of the Arts Ministry has been awesome.  It has meant so much to all and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Sincerely,  KASO

I would like to thank everyone for the thoughts, words of comfort, cards and prayers during my sad loss of my sister.  My church family has been a huge support to me through difficult times.  May God Bless each and every one of you.  Sandie Hauser
Kids Club (K-5th grade)
Michelle Schluttenhofer
June 12th     Creative Jam 2-6pm.  See flyer below.
June 19th     No Kids Club  Happy Father's Day!
June 26th     Kids Club in Fellowship Hall 5-6:30pm.  (NOTICE TIME CHANGE!)
July 3rd       No Kids Club!  Happy 4th of July!
July 10th     Kids Club in Fellowship Hall 5-6:30pm
July 24th     Swimming at Tropicanoe Cove at Noon.  
THERE WILL BE NO BIBLE STUDY AT 9AM FOR THE MONTH OF JULY!

                          
June 12th     Creative Jam 2-6pm.  Come and help be a group leader!  Contact                          Michelle at 742-4058 with any questions.
June 19th     No youth mtg.  Happy Father's Day!
June 26th     Youth mtg in Fellowship Hall from 5-6:30pm (NOTICE TIME)
July 3rd        No youth mtg.  Happy 4th of July!
July 10th      Youth mtg in Fellowship Hall from 5-6:30pm
July 24th      Swimming at Tropicanoe Cove at Noon! 
                       July 31st       Youth mtg from 5-6:30pm.  We will plan our fall schedule!
THERE WILL BE NO BIBLE STUDY AT 9AM THE MONTH OF JULY!

We will have a team walking in the relay on June 11th from 6-11pm at Jefferson High School. Everyone is welcome to walk or just come and enjoy the fellowship at our site.  If you would like to sponsor our team, please put a check in the collection plate made out to "American Cancer Society"  or you can give a donation to one of our youth on Sunday after both services.  Thank you for helping such an important cause in our community.  Michelle 
 Food Pantry
Tuesday June 14th & Wednesday June 15th from 11:45am-3:00pm is our church's work schedule for the Food Pantry. There will be a sign up sheet out for volunteers.
Suzie Kelsey
Click on this link to see the calendar.   http://www.fcclaf.org/#/calendar
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329 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901