September 22, 2022



8:30 am - Chapel

10:30 am - Sanctuary

Masks are optional.

The message and music will be LIVE on Facebook and on the webpage

later in the day and will air on Wednesday at 7 pm on WMFD-TV.

Rev. Brad's Message this Week:

Tending to the Holy:  

Captivated by God's Mission in the World

Jonah 1:3-6 NIV

Please join us in Blymyer Hall following the 10:30 Worship Service 

for coffee and fellowship.



Beau Shaw is organizing volunteers to help with set-up and tear-down for the upcoming rummage sale. Set-up will take place on Tuesday, September 27, at 6:00 pm and tear-down is October 6, at 6:00 pm. If you are able to help, please contact Beau @ beaushaw@gmail.com or call the church office.


Rev. Bruce's study "Remembering Your Story" that was scheduled to begin on September 28 has been postponed.


The next Church Cabinet Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th, @ 5:30 PM, in Blymyer Hall. This is the annual nominating meeting, so it is imperative each committee and board has a representative present. Committee and Board chairs are required to be present or assign someone to attend in their place. Please RSVP to the church office by Monday, October 10th.  


WOW, a fall drive on gorgeous Pleasant Valley Road, AND dinner at the Malabar Inn!  See you there @ 6 pm, on Thursday, October 13th.  We warmly welcome all of you!! For questions or to make a reservation, please contact Lucy at 419.756.6871.  Reservations are needed by October 11th.


Monday Morning Bible study @ 10:00 am in the Sauter Meeting Room. The study will be based on the book of Esther.


Church Life invites you to enjoy an interactive show and dinner at the beautiful Ristorante La Speranza (Blymyer Hall) on October 15th, at 5:30 pm.  Help us solve the mystery of who done it while enjoying appetizers, pasta, and dessert!  Reserve your seats starting this Sunday, September 25th, in Blymyer Hall during coffee hour or contact Jason Gurik jasonrg@gmail.com or 419.564.2901. Tickets are just $20 per seat and seating is limited.


The book discussion group will meet Monday, October 17, at 2 pm (please note new time), in Blymyer Hall. The group will be discussing the book, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Ali Dare. Everyone is invited to join the conversation! A complete list of books the group will be discussing is available in the church office.


Items for the Rummage Sale may be brought to the church

now through September 26th.  

Please do not leave items anywhere other than the

Bell Choir Room in the undercroft.

If you have items for the Rummage Sale and are of an age or capacity that restricts you from bringing them to the church, please call Barb Gopp (419-564-9441) by September 19th and leave a message with your name, address and phone number. 

Ladies League is working with the Youth to pick up your items. The Youth and/or their parents will arrange with you a date and time for pick up. Ladies League will be providing a monetary donation to the Youth and providing each participating Youth with Community Service Hours needed at their respective school. 

Items donated will be sorted and sale set up beginning Wednesday, September 28th. The FCC Pre-sale will be Sunday, October 2nd, before and after the 10:30 service until 12:30.  Open to the public sale dates are Wednesday, October 5th, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm and Thursday, October 6th, 9:00 am until 12:00 n.

We would like to invite you to participate in any or all of the above listed activities. We have a lot of fun together, make new friends, reconnect with old friends, make money that goes back into the church, and lunches are provided. What more could you ask for, fun, fellowship and food!

Ladies League

Barb Gopp, President


Sunday, October 23,

5-6:30 pm

All are invited to the church's first annual Trunk or Treat! Trunk or Treat is a safe and fun event for the community. Volunteers decorate their car trunks and pass out candy, prizes, and other treats all from the convenience of their cars. We need 12-15 trunks. If you would like to volunteer your trunk, please contact Rev. Brad at brad@mansfieldfcc.com. We're also collecting Halloween costumes and candy to give out at the event. Please consider dropping off new or newly used costumes for our "Boo!"tique. These will be given out to those who are still in need of a costume for Trick or Treating. For more information, please see the Trunk or Treat display outside of Blymyer Hall.

Deacons Meeting - First Thursday of every month, 5:30 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.

Church Council Meeting - Second Tuesday of every month, 5:00 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.

Trustees Meeting - Third Tuesday of every month, 5:30 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.
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