Worship This Weekend
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Our "Did You Hear the One About..." sermon series continues this Sunday and Rev. Jim Warren will ask, "Did You Hear the One About the Sheep and the Goats?" Attend either the 9:00 traditional or the 10:15 progressive One and All service and learn more about this parable.  As relayed in Matthew 25:31-46, to treat people, especially the least of these, with compassion and mercy is to receive God's praise and be welcomed into the kingdom.  To ignore those same people is to be condemned.
Our gift of music at 9:00 a.m. will be a beautiful violin solo, and we are always blessed to hear the One and All Band at the 10:15 service in Fellowship Hall.  Invite a friend for great music, solid teaching, and an overall prayerful time of connecting with God in either service.  Remember that you can enjoy fellowship in the Centrum after the first service (around 10:00), complete with coffee and donuts.  For those who attend One and All, a light breakfast awaits your enjoyment.  
This is the Sunday when we have Blessing of the Backpacks at the 9:00 service.  Children should bring their backpacks with them to church.  Also, we will learn more about the Prayer Groups this Sunday, so don't miss worship! 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Non-perishable food items brought to church during August will be given to a very worthy food pantry by the name of Ministry & More.  Needed items are canned fruit and vegetables, boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper and macaroni and cheese, canned soup, crackers, cookies, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, and instant mashed potatoes.
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder is on
                               a break for the summer 
10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall    
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Dave Dungan 
PRAYER FOCUS : Back to School 
: Mary Helen Haskell    
AFTERCARE : Sue Brumme, Sabrina Campos, Marilyn Kopp, Hazel Kuhn, Kaleigh Menken, Peggy O'Neal, Connie Rapp, Sid & Mary Smart, John Trefzger, Pam Yerkes
HOSPICE : Helen & Harold Goyen, Virginia Warren
TREATMENT : Mary Moran, Sharon Warren

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, Naomi Kosier
Deacons: 9:00 Justin & Kim Cox
10:15 Holly Rocke, Robyn Loftin
Jr. Deacons:  Gabe Warren, Teagan Gramley
Drivers:  Ralph Lehmann, Ryan Newton
Elders:  Tamara Shields, David Bradbury
Homebound Elders:  John Hensley, Nancy Trefzger
Fellowship Hosts:  Cindy Rousey, Wannie Beard
Fill Candles:  Mark Gramley
Greeters:  Justin & Kim Cox, Doug & Stephanie Reed
Information Center:   Vicki Hall                                
Recycle:  Given Harper     
Scripture: Patty Thompson             
Time for Children:  Patty Thompson              
Sound Techs: Austin Metz, Brian Metz           
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Pulpit: Jim Warren -- Matthew 25:31-46; "Did You Hear the One About ... the Sheep and the Goats?"  To treat people, especially the least of these, with compassion and mercy is to receive God's praise and be welcomed into the kingdom.  To ignore those same people is to be condemned.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Complete Your Prayer Group Preference Form.  Forms will be at the Information Center.  Learn more during the worship services.

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.  Our Check-Ins have been increasing.  Keep up the great work!

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. Offer a kind word and share a bulletin.  Answer questions and walk them to the Information Center where a variety of information can be obtained.  Show new or frequent visitors how warm and inviting FCC can be.  
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities.

Children and Youth Sunday School and Youth Groups are on Summer break!   They will start back up on September 16.   
We will no longer have meals at Youth Groups.  Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition. Meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.  
Worship and Wonder resumes August 19.     

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group is studying Maccabees 4.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
Blessing of the Backpacks
Students, please bring your backpacks with you to church this Sunday.

Worship in the Park
Sunday, September 9,

at Fairview Park

9:00 a.m.  Short, traditional service at church
10:15 a.m.  Service at the park
11:00 a.m.  Potluck lunch
12:00 p.m.  Softball game

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
If we are going to continue to spread the gospel faithfully, we need to allow God to transform us into the church God wants us to be.

-- Jim Warren in
If we
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If you would like to help provide meals for the Warren Family,  
please follow the steps below:
  • Go to the web site: takethemameal.com
  • Type in "Warren" for the family name
  • The Password: Godisgood
  • Sign up for the time(s) when you would like to supply a meal, and just follow the simple steps for delivery.
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