Worship This Weekend
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Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both services on this fourth Stewardship Sunday.  The sermon title is, "Extravagant Generosity:  
The Expression of Your Heart."
God shows God's love for us by giving Jesus Christ to us. We respond in love by giving ourselves to God.
Our scripture is John 3:16 and II Corinthians 8:24.   
For the 9:00 service the Chancel Choir is preparing a beautiful anthem, and our handbell choir will be playing the prelude.   At the 10:15 progressive One and All service, Alex will be with the band!   Come for worship, prayer, and music, along with a light breakfast.   
This is Commitment Sunday.  Please bring your completed pledge form for the 2018 Stewardship Campaign.  It may be placed in the offering basket or collection plate. 
Last but of no less importance, this Sunday is our first Discernment session, at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall.  We have a large crowd gathering for this important meeting.  Please don't miss it!  You may still sign up Sunday morning at the Information Center.  The session will run until 5:00 p.m. and refreshments will be provided.  Plan to come to be a part of the discussion and share your dreams for our church at both this and the November 12 session. Need childcare?  Call the office today and indicate ages and number of children.
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
October is the month we collect items for the Salvation Army.  Non-perishable food items needed include boxed rice dinners, pasta and sauce, potato dinners with sauce, Hamburger Helper, instant mashed potatoes, and canned vegetables and fruit.  
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder for children
                             age 4 through 2nd grade

                             (begins after Time for Children) 

10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults  
                             (Sunshine Class) and for  

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
                              Worship in Fellowship Hall    
5:15 p.m.          Youth Grades 3-12 meet at FCC
                               for ride to bonfire.  Return to  
                               FCC at 8:00 to be picked up.
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.   Discernment Meeting in  
                                   Fellowship Hall 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   James and Helen Fry  
PRAYER FOCUS:   Discernment
HOSPICE : Virginia Warren
AFTERCARE : Scott Fisher, Betty Steinlicht
SYMPATHY to Roger Harweger and family on the October 25th death of his wife, Linda Harweger  
JOY:  Jessica Mahannah and Brian Doty will marry tomorrow.  Jessica is the daughter of Don and Luella Mahannah. 

Serving this Sunday 

Please note:  This is current data as of Friday Email publishing date.  If you know of changes to your own duties, please continue as you have planned.   Thank you!
Acolytes:  Bekah Warren, Gabriel Warren
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Kathie Chapman
Deacons:   9:00 Dan & Amy Naughton 10:15 Matt Davis, Valerie Fisher
Jr. Deacons:  Sam Warren, Sadie Newton
Driver:  Ryan Newton
Elders: Patti & Chip Jamerson
Homebound Elders:  Marla McElroy, May Jackson
Fellowship Host:  Cindy Rousey
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  Matt & Naomi Kosier, Darrell & Teri Arvik
Information Center Host:  Nancy Pool
Recycle:   Hank & Linda Sur                                  
Scripture:   Nate Damery
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz                                 
Time for Children:  Patty Thompson
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Patti Jamerson
Pulpit:    Jim Warren - John 3:16, II Corinthians 8:24
"Extravagant Generosity:  The Expression of Your Heart"

Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Information Center for the October 29 and November 12 Discernment Meetings. The Trustees have been reflecting on our church and the larger church in this day and age. Now they are bringing what they have learned and discussed to the congregation. Plan to come to be a part of the discussion sessions and share your dreams for our church (each meeting is from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.).   
Fill out a TLC for FCC slip (see article above).
Bring a new or gently used donation for the Start Fresh ministry.  Items to bring for this men's prison clothing ministry include coats, scarves, hats, and gloves. 

Bring a travel-size item for Operation Santa (a Disciples Women's effort) for military men and women and leave it in the designated area near the Information Center.  See The Messenger for details.

Check In on Facebook while you are at church.  And at the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have.  Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!   

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Youth News

Sunday School for children  meets this Sunday.  Youth Group plan:  5:30 p.m. Bonfire at the Eft (Kim Cox's parents) home.  Meet at FCC at 5:15 p.m. for a ride to the event.  Youth will return to FCC at 8:00 to be picked up.  If weather is inclement, youth will meet 5:30 to 6:30 at the church.

Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month. 

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying II Thessalonians.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!

Christmas Musical Rehearsals: If you would like to sing with the Chancel Choir for just the Christmas musical, we will rehearse 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Discernment Sessions October 29 and November 12.  See The Messenger for details.  
Disciples Women's Ministries meets
1:00 p.m. November 2.  

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
We need to look to our future and ask what is God's vision for our church.
 -- Jim Warren, in The Messenger

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