e-newsletter  //  February 23, 2017
God can open new doors for our future.

Do you believe this?

I believe God has a vision for our lives and for His church moving forward.  His plan is not that we just survive, but that we thrive. Our ministry vision  for the year ahead has been a subject of planning retreats by our leaders.  Five priorities include: clear communication of vision, building a foundation  of prayer, amping up our outreach to our neighbors, growing as disciples  through Sunday Bible School (9 AM), and recruiting new workers to service.

The door is now opening with several "all hands on deck" projects. These  we will begin to roll out at our Sunday lunch Feb 26 and in the days ahead. I invite you to walk through new doors to a new life that God blesses. Show up to worship. Warm up in new groups. Grow up to give and serve.

Thankful. Hopeful.

Steve Wingfield, senior pastor

I looked, and before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice .... like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." Revelation 4:1
Let's Do Lunch!
Sun., Feb. 26, after 10:30 am service, Stage One

Plan to stay and enjoy lunch after church. We will have a great time of fellowship, sharing of church updates and vision for this upcoming year. We will enjoy a sloppy joe theme for our meal. After lunch we have an all hands on deck project that will be a blessing to our church family and those in our community. Please bring sloppy joe mix, a side dish, or dessert to share with your church family. 
Starting Point Welcome Dinner
Starting Point
Wed., March 1, 6-8 pm, Guest Point

Want to learn more about First Christian or what it means to be a Christian? You're invited to dinner with senior pastor Steve Wingfield. This is a great place to learn about the core values of First Christian, to be baptized, or to make First Christian your "home." Dinner and childcare provided with an RSVP. 
Sign-up Here
New Spiritual Fitness Men's Group
Coming Wednesdays in March, 7-8 pm
Pastor Steve is surveying interest for a men's group. We will use a "Spiritual Fitness Journal" to measure growth in God-honoring disciplines: spiritual, physical and social. If you could use some positive coaching and would enjoy a good group of guyfriends, sign up Sunday on your Connect Card or send an email to Steve@fccf.org.