February 15, 2018
Strategic Planning Vision Team
This week your session was presented with a full version of a Strategic Plan that the seven members of our planning team have been working on for nearly a year and a half. For the past several months, the team has been in dialogue with the elders over the hopes, visions, and specific action steps that are incorporated into the plan. Next  Wednesday, February 21st , we invite you to join us for our normal Wednesday supper and evening program to hear more about this plan. The church leadership is anxious to share our excitement with you all!
 What is it you do with your one wild and precious life? This line, from Mary Oliver's poem The Summer Day, encourages us all to think about the world in which we live and how we are called to live in it. In the season of Lent, join Rachel on Thursdays at noon to reflect on Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Lent. Beginning February 22, come each week and take time to be led by scripture and share in the Lenten disciplines of paying attention, devotion, and prayer. We will meet in the sun room of the Fellowship House; please feel free to bring your lunch, all are welcome!
New Sunday School Class Offering
Looking for a way dig deeper into your faith and see the many amazing ways and places that God is at work in your life? Come join the Journey Class and find connection, community, and the gift of journeying through Scripture together. Hunter Morrison will facilitate this biblical-based conversation class in which people from all walks of life are invited to find an uplifting and strengthening message in Scripture. This class, which will meet on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour in Room 201 of the Education Building, will begin with N.T Wright's Lent for Everyone, which is a devotional and study guide that follows the Scripture readings for each Sunday in Lent. The class will have its first meeting this Sunday, February 18th, which is the first Sunday of Lent. Seeking to be a place where our community can support one another through various life experiences, this class will help us pay attention to how scripture and faith can serve as both a comfort and a guide and to see how God is present alongside us through our journey of faith. Hunter extends this invitation to you: " let's journey together and discover some new things on our journey of faith and life and see what God has done and continues to do in our lives."
Todd Hobbie Class
This Sunday the Todd Hobbie class will continue its study of the prophet Amos, who calls the children of God into a faith that guides all aspects of living. Chapters 3 and 4 are this week's topic, but no "homework" is required. Just come as you are!
Haiti Mission Trip
Our mission team left for Haiti early Thursday morning for their week of serving and learning alongside OFCB ministries in Bayonnais, Haiti. Please keep them in your prayers. Our mission team is Nicki and Lily Bryant, Betsy Liles, Brian and Margaret Moore, Dave and Ellis Sheridan, Gabbie Frech, and Lynne Keel.
First Sunday in Lent
  Psalm 25
Rev. Peter Bynum preaching
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper
February 21st, 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
February 27th, 11:45 a.m.
Sunday, February 25th
3:00  - 4:30 p.m. 
in Davis Hall.
We need your support to reach our goal to package 10,152+ meals.
Sanctuary Flowers
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to sign-up for one or more Sundays during the year.
Senior Pastor

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation

Director of Music and Organist


Children's  Music Associate

Administrative Assistant

Financial Secretary

Heath Ritchie
Maintenance  Superintendent
Director of First Kids

Church Hostess

Wedding Director


Sunday, February 18
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m.   Worship
4:00 p.m.    Girl Scouts Cab 2 Service Unit
4:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
4:00 p.m.    Middle School Youth Choir
5:00 p.m.    High School Youth Choir
5:00 p.m.    Middle School Youth Fellowship
6:00 p.m.    All Youth Supper
6:30 p.m.    High School Youth Fellowship
Monday, February 19
Church Office Closed
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m.  AA
7:00 p.m.   OCT Rehearsals
Tuesday, February 20
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
1:00 p.m.    Donation Drop-off for Church St.
                   Market for Mission
7:00 p.m.    OCT Rehearsals
7:00 p.m.    PW CT Meeting
Wednesday, February 21
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
2:00 p.m.    Staff Meeting
6:00 p.m.    Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m.    Adult Program
7:00 p.m.    OCT Rehearsals
7:30 p.m.    Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, February 22
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m.  Lenten Devotion Group
6:30 p.m.    Boy Scout Advancement 
                   Boards of Review
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3 Eagle Ceremony
Friday, February 23
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
10:30 a.m.  Self Development of People Grant
Sunday, February 25
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m.   Worship
3:00 p.m.    Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing
4:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)

Haiti Mission Trip
February 15 - February 21

Church Report
Sunday, February 11:  8:45 a.m. - 52     11:00 a.m. - 142
Feb 15   Paul Gebhardt, Eric Gluf, Amanda Williamson
Feb 16   Clara Burke, Anne Crocker
Feb 17   Bill Rinker
Feb 18   Elaine Blackman, Kenzie Price
Feb 19   Andy Martin, Rachel Perdue
Feb 20   Parker Haynes, Cynthia Rohrer       
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Church Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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