Weekly Update
August 5th, 2022
ROOTED
“Rooted” is coming to FCC starting September 12th . “Rooted” is a 10-week small group study that takes you through the seven rhythms of the life of a disciple in Christ. We are coordinating our current Life groups, and all those wanting to be involved, to go through this study. Those not currently in a small group may sign up at the Hospitality Center to form new, short-term groups for this study. Books for the study will be provided at no cost to participants. Sermons will be based on material covered each week. This is an intentional study to do a churchwide event to help us grow and learn as a body together. I encourage everyone to participate in this experience to see where God will lead us as His church. If you have any questions call me and we will talk. Pray for this time of being God’s church!
Shalom,
Mike W.

3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. 
Philippines 3:3-5
Livestream link for Sunday August 7th
Click on this link "True Joy"
Or go to youtube.com and search for "First Christian Church The Dalles"
You will also be able to watch any service at any time.
Get Your Worship On
Do you want to get a jumpstart on Sunday morning worship?  Click on this link for the songs that will be featured this upcoming Sunday.
Or maybe you really enjoyed a song last Sunday but forgot the name - go back to the link for that week.
Prayer Requests:is going on,
  • Please pray for Mike Lorang who has been in the hospital since last Sunday with internal bleeding. Pray the doctors figure out what is going on.
  • Please pray for Nancy Cain, She has been in the hospital with an obstruction.
  • Thank you for praying for our Neighborhoods these last few weeks. May there be lasting fruit..
Circles of Eight
Don’t miss out - there are still a few spots available so sign up this weekend in the Fireside Room or contact Nancy Love at 541-298-4400 or
541-993-4113. 
 
Nominations Please!
The Nominating Committee is looking for names of individuals who might want to be considered for a leadership position as an elder or trustee. Please submit suggested candidate names to one of these Task Force members: 
Gary Conley
Daryln Hansen
Marla Skroch
Claire Sparks
Don Hansen
Jack Cherry, Chairman
Nominations are open until August 28th.
Children's Sunday School is coming this fall!
We have several fantastic teachers lined up. We are still in need of a teacher for the Preschool-Kindergarten class. We also need assistant-helpers in all the classes. Contact Pastor Trevor or Sarah Smith (541-993-9874) for more info.
We're in August - the final stretch of summer!

Tracy Van Hee will teach August 7 & 14 on Christian temperaments, strengths and weaknesses.
Kitchen Declutter
Now that things are opening up after covid and we are using the church kitchen again, Women's Ministries is going through the kitchen cupboards and purging out unnecessary supplies & equipment and making some changes. I you are a regular user of the kitchen please contact Dottie Hansen at 541-993-9669 and let her know what things you use in your ministry area.
Missionary Update August 4, 2022

Ritha Matha WEC Guinea Bissau West Africa
Praise: In after ministering to her family and contacts in Indonesia for three years.
Praise: Her creole language skills have returned quickly and she has adapted to the climate well.
Praise: In the village where she began her ministry 21 years ago the gospel has flourished by God’s grace and there are now churches.
Pray: That God will guide her to key people in the Fula tribe, a Muslim one, that can be discipled.
Pray: For physical and spiritual health as she resumes the work that God has called her to in Guinea Bissau.
If you would like to read a more complete report of Ritha’s return and the amazing things God is doing through WEC and the team there please click on this link.
BUDGET
January - July budget amount $234,808.58
received to date: $205,910.54
spent to date: $212,867.20
WHAT WE BELIEVE...First Christian Church The Dalles is not affiliated with a denomination, instead choosing to be overseen by a team of elders. We consider the Bible to be the words of God, thus being incapable of error. As we seek a unified practice of our faith, we follow the teachings of the New Testament. We share communion each Sunday and follow the Biblical pattern for conversion. We support any who have accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord through belief, public confession of faith, baptism by immersion and continual obedience to Biblical standards of living. We hold firmly to essential doctrines but celebrate freedom in non-essentials as we seek to love God, love people, and make disciples who follow Jesus.
First Christian Church, The Dalles
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