Bulletin Items for November 27 - December 02, 2017
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes - 613 Collected!
Operation Christmas Child is an amazing program that spreads the message of the gift of Jesus around the world! Thank you for your participation this year. Because of that, we were able to send 613 shoeboxes this year!
It’s time to start thinking about what YOU want to do for CarolSing, December 17th at 6:30. Put together something with your family or best buds. Show us what you’ve learned on whatever instrument you play. Do a reading – a poem – handpuppets (OK – just kidding about that one). Really, this is such an amazing tradition here at First and we love seeing the kind of thing we don’t always get to see in regular worship experiences. Think outside the box and bring your ideas to Pastors Ken or Andrew.
All Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Studies are on a ”holiday break” and will resume January 10, 2018. TeamKid, Xplode and BLAST will have their Christmas party Wednesday evening, November 29 from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Please continue to check your bulletin for additional updates.
Family Worship Day
TODAY is Family Worship Day. Revised programming will be as follows for kids 1st-6th grade: Kids will attend worship with their parents and we will have a special missions emphasis in GLab while their parents attend LifeGroup. Childcare is available for Kindergarten and below for the entire morning in the Preschool area.
March to the Manger Offering
Our Annual March to the Manger Global Missions Offering will be taken during our Sunday morning services, December 10. This offering goes to support various missions and missionaries throughout the year. Missions and sharing the Gospel all over the world are not possible without your support. Please prayerfully consider your gift to this incredible ministry.
Cabot Christmas Alliance - The annual food collection for Cabot Christmas Alliance goes through 12/03. We are specifically collecting any kind of instant potatoes and brownie mix along with other non-perishable food items. Marked donation boxes are by the main entrances of the church.
Coats for Christmas - The annual coat drive in conjunction with Cabot Christmas Alliance will be collecting coats through 12/3. Collection boxes will be located outside the Fellowship Hall and in the Commons Cup and are needed for all age groups. Please consider helping someone in need stay warm by donating a gently used coat you may no longer need.
Toy Drive – Each year we have the joy of helping many needy families have a merrier Christmas by providing toys for their children through Cabot Christmas Alliance and Christmas for Kids. FBC sponsors around 75 children by asking you to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the display in the Commons through 12/03.
Sr. Adults - Mark your Calendars! The December Potluck will be December 12 at noon. Please bring snack foods...sweets, salty, meaty, etc. Be ready to sing some favorite Christmas songs! Also, We are planning a trip to Noah’s Ark May 14-19, 2018. We will also visit the Creation Museum, Newport Aquarium, and Cincinnati Zoo/Botanical Gardens. Sign up begins in January. The deposit is $75 and the total price is $545. Call Cindy 843-7777 or Shirley 843-5838 for more info.
December Line-Up: We’ve Got something great happening every Weekend in December! Dec 3 @ 6:30 – First Kids Worship presents Jingle Bell Beach; Dec 10 @ 9:00 & 10:30 – First Worship Arts presents Wonder and Glory and we will also receive the annual Global Missions Offering; Dec 17 @ 6:30 is CarolSing, On Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm we will have a dessert fellowship and reception for Terry Bostick; Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Morning will be a combined worship service at 10:30 am; Dec 24 @ 5:00 we will have our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. December 31 will be a combined worship service as well at 10:30 am.
ONE DAY MISSION TRIP – as in the past, for our December One Day Mission trip, we will work with the Cabot Christmas Alliance in their packing the foodboxes and the distribution of the foodboxes and toys. CCA packing day is December 16 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Cabot National Guard Armory. Distribution is December 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m. for volunteers at the Armory, FBC Ward, and the Austin city complex. Electronic sign up for 16th and 23rd at Cabot Armory is encouraged but volunteers will not be turned away. Sign up for Packing Day December 16 beginning at 9:00 a.m. https://www.volunteersignup.org/AQJKL. Sign up for Distribution Day December 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m.https://www.volunteersignup.org/JF48K.
VERY IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION: As the end of the year approaches, please make note that any contributions you wish to have applied to 2017 must be received in the offering on Sunday, December 31 or the church office by Friday, December 29. VERY, VERY IMPORTANT – if you will be using our online electronic giving, Securegive, for your end of year contribution, you will need to allow 3-5 days for the transaction to process in order to be received by the church by December 31 and apply to 2017. Contact Cheryl in the church office 843.5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.