Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday we again have a single (10:00 a.m. combined) service.  Rev. Jim Warren will preach on Matthew 2:1-12 and "Dangerous Gift Giving" is the name of the his sermon.   
Come for this message focusing on the story of the Three Kings, and also for a gift of music ("We Three Kings" sung by Marty Sallee, Don Mahannah, and John Hensley).  Come for the seasonal hymns, as well.    
During the service we will dedicate Raelyn Iboke Bekofe, whose parents are Maximes & Euphrasie Bekofe.  
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
Let's finish STRONG!  This Sunday we will finalize our December collection to replenish the items that we distribute to those who are in need of a non-perishable single-serving item when they drop by the church office.  Needed are microwaveable meals and pull-top cans of soup.
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


10:00 a.m.        Worship in Sanctuary                  
                         Worship and Wonder will not  
No Youth Group  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:    Phyllis L. Miller 
PRAYER FOCUS:  A Blessed New Year



HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren




AFTERCARE: Erma McDaniel, Jim Underhill


DEDICATION: Raelyn Iboke Bekofe, parents are Maximes & Euphrasie Bekofe. 

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:  Carson Damery, Campbell Damery
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Corin Chapman
Deacons: Ryan Newton and Justin or Kim Cox or Valerie Fisher
Jr. Deacons:  Sadie Newton, Sabrina Campos
Drivers:  Ralph Lehmann, Darrell Arvik
Elders:   Art & Camille Taylor                            
Fellowship Host:  Rita Fisher
Homebound Elders:  May Jackson, Marla McElroy
Fill Candles:   Marla McElroy, Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Shirley Wotherspoon, May Jackson
Information Center Host:   Pat Bozarth  
Recycle:  Frank & Lois Lipscomb                       
Scripture:   Bob Trefzger                        
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz            
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum   
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Pause in the Centrum to look at Christmas greetings from members of your church family.  Cards may be placed in the basket if you wish to add your greetings! 
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

Please see Holly Irvin to sign up for the January 20-21 Youth Mid-Winter Retreat by January 6.  See The Messenger for details. 

There will be no more Children/Youth Sunday School or Youth Group meetings in 2017.

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 Timothy.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!

Disciples Women's Ministries Meeting January 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the conference room.  Beginning of the new study, "Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts."  See The Messenger for details.

Undecorating the Sanctuary January 8, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Please come when you can to help take down our Christmas decorations and return our Sanctuary to its everyday beauty.
Congregational Meeting January 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary to approve the 2018 Budget

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
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