Worship This Weekend
FCC Stained Glass
 
Pentecost, which we celebrate this Sunday, is a celebration of the day that the first Christians were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4). Pentecost, which means "fiftieth," is celebrated 50 days after Easter and is the last day of the Easter season. It is also celebrated as the birthday of the Church!  A Pentecost tradition is to wear red.   
 
Whatever you choose to wear, come!  FCC is a warm and welcoming place to worship, fellowship, and learn.  Rev. Jim Warren will focus on Ezekiel 37:1-14 in his sermon, "Can These Bones Live?"  The prophet Ezekiel sees a valley filled with very dry bones, and God asks him, "Can these bones live?"  God can make that which seems dead come to life again.  Where do we need to have the dry bones in our lives become alive?
 
You won't want to miss the 9:00 service, as a very lively gift of music is being prepared for you!  As always, the also-lively One and All band will be ready to go at 10:15 in Fellowship Hall.  Come for some great worship, excellent music, and an inspirational sermon message and prayer stations.   A satisfying spread of breakfast foods will be available for all who attend!  It takes place each week in Fellowship Hall.

food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
The food pantries are always most appreciative of receiving these items.  Needed this month for St. Vincent de Paul are: canned fruits & vegetables, cereal, soup, crackers, cookies, Hamburger Helper, and instant mashed potatoes.
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend

Sunday:   

           
9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                              Sanctuary                  
                        Worship and Wonder will  
                              meet directly after Time
                              for Children
 
10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
 
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall  
 
4:00 p.m.         Youth Group Cookout for
                              grades K-12 at Maxwell
                              Park 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Rozanne Anderson  
 
PRAYER FOCUS: Someone to feel called to accept the vice presidency 
 
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen,Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren                  
 
TREATMENT: Sharon Warren 
 
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY:  Sharron Wright
 
ADVOCATE BROMENN: Helen Joyce Barclay, James Fry     
 
AFTERCARE: Betty Beer, Rita Hensley, Peggy O'Neal, Mary Smart, Sid Smart, Martha Smith, Art Taylor   
 
JOYS Happy 95th Birthday to Carol Kline on May 23rd

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, Stephanie Reed
Deacons: 9:00 Stacey Erickson, Libby Nussbaum
10:15 Matt Davis, Robyn Loftin
Jr. Deacons:  Bekah Warren, Gabriel Warren
Drivers:  Ralph Lehmann, Gary Thompson
Elders:    John Hensley, May Jackson
Homebound Elders:  Joe & Sue Bandy
Fellowship Hosts:  Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke
Fill Candles:  Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Cindy Rousey, Pete Whitmer
Information Center:   Pam Yerkes    
Scripture:  Bob Trefzger                       
Time for Children:  Tamara Shields               
Sound Techs: Brian Metz, Austin Metz         
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Naomi Kosier
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Pentecost  
 
Reminders
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Information Center to be a VBS volunteer.  You may also talk to Holly Irvin if you are interested in the opportunity.

Support the 2018 Block Party 4 School Kits
by signing up and getting details at the Information Center.  Also support the block party by purchasing a Block Party T-shirt and by dropping new toothpaste and toothbrushes at the Information Center (ask your dentist when you go for a cleaning!).

Take home your pictures
from the "Honoring Our Future" display boards in the Centrum if you wish.
 
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. We are seeing more and more visitors lately and they seem to love a friendly greeting.  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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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Camp and VBS schedules.

Children and Youth Sunday School will not meet this Sunday.  Summer break begins!

Events coming up for all grades:
  • May 20 Cookout at Maxwell Park
  • July 22-28 Mission Trip to St. Louis
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Upcoming
 
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying Jude.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!  All are welcome!  

The congregation is invited to Carol Kline's 95th birthday Open House Saturday, May 26, 2:00-4:00 PM, at Westminster's Social Center.  No gifts, please.

VBS Decorating this Saturday, May 26, from 9:00 to 1:00 in Major Hall.  Join the fun!

Vacation Bible School will be held June 3 through 7 (Sunday through Thursday) from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., with supper at 5:30.
Mark your calendars!! This program is for children ages 3 through 5th grade. The theme this year is Shipwrecked -- Rescued by Jesus. This year it will be held at First Christian Church and we will be joined by Centennial Christian Church and St. Luke's Union Church.  Sign up here (to volunteer or for your child to participate): 

Appalachian Mission Trip June 24-29. See Messenger and bulletins for details.

Registration for the July 22-28 FCC Youth Mission Trip to St. Louis will begin soon.

It's time to register for 
summer camps online
at cciwdisciples.org

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
 
wire-bound-pad.jpg The list of God's gifts to us is limitless; our calling to be faithful and generous stewards is endless. 

Jim Warren in
The Messenger



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  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912