HIGHLIGHTS AT FCC


February 7, 2024


419.756.3046

www.mansfieldfcc.com

SUNDAY WORSHIP

8:30 am - Chapel

10:30 am - Sanctuary


The message and music will be LIVE on Facebook

and on the webpage later in the day.

It will also air on Wednesday at 7 pm on WMFD-TV.



Pastor Brad's Message this Week:


A Body of Praise



Please join us in Blymyer Hall following the

10:30 Worship Service for coffee and fellowship.

FEBRUARY 4, 2024


CHAPEL: 23


SANCTUARY: 119

SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Please bring a can (s) of soup to the church THIS Sunday! Baskets will be placed in the sanctuary to collect items, or you may leave your donation in the office if your bag is too heavy. All donations will be taken to Wayfinders (formerly Harmony House).

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

THIS SUNDAY

11:30 am, Blymyer Hall

Members of the First Congregational Church of Mansfield, Ohio, are hereby notified the Annual Meeting of the church will take place on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Included on the agenda will be the 2023 reports of operations, programs, fiscal activity, the adoption of the 2024 operating budget, the election of officers and committee members, a proposed amendment to the Constitution allowing the Annual Meeting to be scheduled in the month of February and any other business which may properly come before the meeting. A brunch will be served.

 THERE WILL BE A CHAPEL SERVICE THAT DAY.

                                                                    Barb Gopp, Church Clerk

ANNUAL FCC PANCAKE DAY

Tuesday, February 13, from 4:30 - 7:00 pm, the Church Life Committee will host our Annual Pancake Day in Blymyer Hall. They will be accepting donations only. All proceeds from the event will benefit the MCS Tygers S.A.F.E. Program. Gluten free pancakes will be available upon request.

CONGO BOOK

DISCUSSION GROUP

The book discussion group will meet on Monday, February 19, at 2 pm, in the library. The group will be discussing the bookRemarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby VanPelt. Everyone is invited to join the conversation!


UPCOMING LENTEN STUDY

WITH PASTOR BRAD

5 Week Lenten Study on James Bryan Smith's The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love starts Wednesday, February 21st from 10-11:15 in the Sauter Meeting Room. Books are not required for participation in the study.


In this study, James Bryan Smith helps us appreciate living in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. "Apprentices of Jesus are not part-time do-gooders," he writes. "They live in continuous contact with the Kingdom of God and are constantly men and women in whom Christ dwells. They do not sometimes tell the truth, sometimes live sacrificially or sometimes forgive. There are myriad opportunities for us to impact the world in which we live."


Yet many times we've gotten it wrong, tending to emphasize personal faith over social justice or vice versa. Over five weeks, we'll examine how Smith highlights how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and then once again offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in our souls.

HANDBELLS ARE BACK!

The Music department is pleased to announce the Handbell Choir will be restarted. If you were a previous ringer or would like to join, rehearsals will begin March 6th at 5:30 pm in the Handbell Choir room located in the hallway underneath the sanctuary. Richard Schuller will be the director and askes for those wishing to participate to contact him by text at 419-545-2400 or email, shoebox120@gmail.com. Please write Handbell Choir in the subject line.

FCC SOARING GROUP

Brunch or Lunch? See you at Bob Evans on Hanley Road, Thursday, February 22, at 11:30. Please make your reservations by Monday, February 19.


For reservations and/or questions, please contact Lucy at 419.756.6871.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 5K WALK

It's cold out there! Saturday, February 24th is "Coldest Night of the Year" 5K Walk to raise awareness about homelessness and support Wayfinders (formerly Harmony House). FCC Youth and families will be walking in the event, and we would like to invite anyone from the congregation who would like to participate to join us! Even if you are not able to join us for a cold walk, support the First Congregational Church Team by donating using the link below. Thank you!

 

To Register or Donate to the First Congregational Church Team, please select the link below. It is free to register.

Event Time: Approximately 4:00-7:00pm.


https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID+1011050&langPref+en-CA

LADIES

Please take a moment to sort through your old or unworn costume jewelry. The Boutique jewelry department would appreciate your donation for the Spring Rummage Sale. Contact Jana Cook at 419.565.1272 or janacook01@hotmail.com. Thank you!!

PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 11:30-1:00 PM

 (Nursery provided)

A special invite to all who have joined FCC within the past year and those who are considering becoming members of FCC. You're invited to join Pastor Brad for pizza and discussion about what it means to be a Congregationalist, as well as what being a member at FCC looks like. Please RSVP by contacting Pastor Brad or Dee at the church office by Wednesday, February 21 !

MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY...

...10:00 am, in the Sauter Meeting Room. Together we will explore how we can support one another on our faith journeys over the coming weeks and months.

MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

Deacons Meeting - First Thursday of every month, 5:30 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.


Church Council Meeting - Second Tuesday of every month, 5:00 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.


Trustees Meeting - Third Tuesday of every month, 5:30 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.

Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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