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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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ICOM - Novmeber 14 -17

ICOM is coming up November 14-17 in Kansas City. For more details or to register to go, go to theicom.org. FCC has registered as a group, so you will not need to pay to register. Just use our group code, kc19.

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Thanksgiving Outreach - Nov 19

It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving Outreach to the Clay County Food Pantry Thanksgiving baskets. Here’s how it works: grab a bag from the foyer, purchase the items you’d like to from the list attached to the bag, and bring back to the foyer on November 17. On November 18, we will take all the bags to the Food Pantry for distribution to the community, along with our annual gift to them to purchase meat.  If you’re available to help on the 19th, we can use all the trucks and trunks we can get (Time is TBD.). Thank you for your faithful giving toward this annual project!

 

Needed items for Food Pantry Thanksgiving Baskets (remember, you do not have to purchase everything on the list):

Canned sweet potatoes

Boxed dressing (ex. Stove Top Stuffing)

Instant mashed potatoes

1 lb. box of granulated sugar

Canned pumpkin

Canned milk

Canned green beans

Cake mixes and frosting

Pudding & Jello mixes

 

The Pantry is also in need of:

Toilet paper

Laundry detergent

Dish detergent

Shampoo

Toothpaste

 

 

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Operation Shoebox - Boxes Due November 24

t’s shoebox time! Grab an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox from the display in the foyer, along with packing instructions, and fill them to be shipped all over the world. The deadline to return shoeboxes is November 24. Return them to the display in the foyer.

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Thanksgiving Dinner - November 24

Thanksgiving Dinner is coming up on November 24 at 5:30 pm in the FLC gym. Bring a side or dessert to share. Turkey, potatoes, noodles, stuffing, and drinks are provided. We will need help cooking on Sunday afternoon, and we will need volunteers to take turkeys home and bake them. See Peggy Mikles if you can help!

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Myers Dinner Theatre Trip - December 11

Join us for a trip to Myers Dinner Theatre on Wednesday, December 11. The bus leaves at 10:30 am. Tickets are $40 and we only have 30! Sign up at the Welcome Center to go.

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Family Gingerbread House Building Night - December 13

Families, join us for a Family Gingerbread House Building Night on December 13th from 6:30 to 8:00.  We are welcoming families with kids of all ages! We will gather in the Family Life Center Gym, where we will be making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and homemade icing! All the supplies will be included for families to be able to construct and decorate beautiful houses for the Christmas season. Following our time of creation, we will have a short lesson and prizes! If you plan to join us, please click 'going' on our Facebook event or sign up at the WeeKidz/KidZone check-in desks, so we know how many supplies to buy. Bonus points if your family has matching aprons! If you have any questions, please contact Jon Rhoades.

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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.