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The Journey - December 6-8

THE JOURNEY – COMING DECEMBER 6, 7, 8, 2019!
Everyone who takes ‘The Journey’ will step into the true story of Christmas.  They will hear the prophecy of the Messiah and see the excitement and anticipation of its fulfillment; and experience the people, places and circumstances that surrounded the birth of Jesus. Worship Arts Director Jeannie Price said, “The best way I can describe The Journey is that it is a ‘progressive drama’. The story doesn’t take place on one stage. Instead it is spread over our entire campus.”

The Journey actually begins in the Bethlehem marketplace where guests will see several different shops and shoppers, speak to some of the shopkeepers, and witness the tax collectors – all as they are guided by a family trying to find these visitors housing for the night.  Along the way will be Roman Soldiers, scribes, shepherds, angels, wise men, the innkeeper, and of course, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Guides will help explain what they are going to see and experience at each stop and how it all ties together.  One of the highlights is always the live animals, especially the camels!  It takes hundreds of us to make The Journey happen.  Signup sheets are at the Welcome Desk!  If you have any questions, please contact Jeannie at the church office or jprice@fccbrazil.org.
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Church Picnic - Sept 15

The FCC Church Picnic is September 15 right here at the church! We will begin at 3:30 with some family games, cornhole tournament (sign up for that at the Welcome Center!), 5 iron golf, and more! Then at 5:30 we will eat a pitch in dinner, so bring your favorite side and/or dessert to share. At 6:30 we will have a short worship time at the shelter. Bring your friends and family for a great time!

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Sewing - Sept 16-19

Our next Sewing Week will be September 16-19, 6-8:30 pm in room 109. We have lots of jobs for everyone, even if you can’t sew!

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Senior Trip - Sept 17

We're taking a trip to the Gasthof Amish Village in Montgomery on September 17. We'll leave from church at 9:30 am. If you want a seat on the bus, make sure to sign up at the Welcome Center or email Mark at mgrayless@fccbrazil.org.

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The Farm Hands - Sept 29

The Farm Hands will be in concert here at FCC on the evening of September 29!

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Life Groups

God did not design us to go through life alone. He designed us to be in relationship with one another. Life Groups are the best way to help you go from just attending a service to connecting with others and developing a deeper relationship with Christ. Sign up to join a Life Group by filling out the card in Sunday's bulletin and dropping it in the offering plate or head to fccbrazil.org and sign up on the Life Groups page.

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Student Ministry Meals - School Year

Student Ministry is in need of meals for Sunday nights at Worship Uncoiled. It’s a great opportunity for life groups and Adult Bible Fellowship classes. If you can help, contact Jennifer Branam.

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Worship Ministry - Lighting Tech

We need volunteers to work lights one Sunday per month. If interested, contact Jeannie Price at jprice@fccbrazil.org, or see her on Sunday.

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Nursery and Preschool Helpers Needed! - Ongoing

There are openings during Sunday School and Second Service hours for nursery and preschool helpers in Weekidz. Come play and give attention to our cutest members! Please pray and come see Brenda McNabb on Sundays or email her (bmcnabb@fccbrazil.org) for more information.

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Greeter Ministry - Ongoing

The Greeter Ministry is searching for people to greet before services. It’s a great way to interact and get to know people, and it’s low commitment (just about 20 minutes a month). Contact Cinda at cinman@fccbrazil.org to sign up to help.

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Holy Land Tour

We are taking a group Holy Land Tour, March 23-April 1, 2020 with Educational Opportunity Tours (www.eo.travel). The cost will be $3,400 including airfare. Chris Gregg will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 12, at 7 pm in room 104, for anyone interested in learning more about the trip.

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Communion Ministry - Ongoing

Our Communion Ministry is looking for more volunteers. If interested, call Phyllis Herb at 812-877-2624 and she would be glad to discuss and explain this vital ministry. 

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Blessing Box - Ongoing

Our Blessing Box is located at the back entrance of FCC. The goal is simple:  “Take what you need, give what you can, above all be blessed!” We would like to encourage our church family to keep our blessing box full for our neighbors. 
Things to place in the box include:

  • Nonperishable food items (no expired food please)
  • Hygiene items
  • Laundry and dish soap
  • Cleaning products
  • Baby items (diapers, wipes)
  • Small toys

While it is cold outside, no jars or other things that might freeze and burst should be placed in the box.  Also, new items only please.
Contact the church office if you have any questions.

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Leadership

Do you want to improve your Christian Leadership abilities?  As part of our Strategic Plan we are promoting a Mentor Leadership Course in partnership with McKinley Hill Church of Christ. It will meet for 3 hours on 5 Saturday mornings: 1/26, 3/9, 4/27, 8/17 and 10/26. The only cost is buying the book, The Mentor Leader by Tony Dungy.  To sign up for the course, see Chris on Sunday, or email him at cgregg@fccbrazil.org.