NEW SCHEDULE BEGINNING JANUARY 7, 2018

sign_15191cWe will have a new schedule on Sundays beginning January 7, 2018. 

9:45am – 10:45am

Worship Service

Children Pre-K through 4th Grade Will Be Dismissed for Children’s Worship Before The Sermon

10:45am – 11:00am

Transition Time

Light refreshments & coffee served

11:00am – 11:45am

Children’s Sunday School Classes

Adult Life Groups

Wheeler Christmas Dinner

DINNEROur Annual Christmas Dinner with the men of Wheeler Mission will be December 10th.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a wonderful evening.

MOPS Group Meeting at FCC

Women's prayer groupWe have a M.O.P. (Mother’s of Preschoolers) group begin meeting at FCC this fall!  Beautifully Messy Moms will meet every other Tuesday beginning October 10th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  While moms get encouragement through new friends and a Bible Study based on the “Beautiful Mess” book, their children will have fun learning through games.  The cost is $25 which includes the book and childcare is provided for children 5 and under.  To sign up contact jessicammitchum@gmail.com

Themes for upcoming meetings:

November 7th – Kids Photo Tips               November 21st – Craft for a Teacher Gift

December 5th – Fix a Freezer Meal          December 19th – Christmas Cookie Swap

Prayer Meetings

prayer-groupThe FCC elder board meets for prayer the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:45am.

Beginning in September, we will have a monthly all-church prayer meeting on the fourth Wednesday at 6:30pm.

There will be a prayer-time, open to all, every Sunday mornings at 8:30am in the prayer room.  This will be prayer specifically for the classes meeting and the worship service.

King Foods

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King foods 

Formerly Smart Choice Food

 Next Order Deadlines:

On-Site December 5th 

On-Line Ordering Closes December 6th at 10am est  

www.kingfoods.org

Food Distribution Date: December 16th 

Volunteers will be needed during the Food Distribution.  There is a job for everyone.  For more information, see Becky Allen.

Current Sermon Series

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If you ask ten adults to name some of the favorite things about the Christmas season, most all of them will list the music of Christmas in their top five. Those who don’t are deficient in understanding and soul, and should be exiled from civilized society.

Now, to be clear, when I talk about the music of Christmas I am not thinking of such unmitigated tragedies as Santa Baby, Last Christmas or Christmas Shoes. You could fill the Grand Canyon with horrendous Christmas cd’s, and would likely run out of room. Any artist or band that sells more than a dozen copies of their first album is soon persuaded by a soulless manager with visions of dollar signs dancing in his head to put out a Christmas CD. And if you’ve bought or listened to “Merry Christmas from the Brady Bunch”, “Roseanne Barr Sings the Christmas Classics” or Justin Beiber’s “Under the Mistletoe” then I want you to go home, curl up into the fetal position covered with a blanket, and reflect on how your life turned out this way.

No, I am thinking, and hopefully when you are also, of the great Carols that have been handed down to us for hundreds of years, with hauntingly beautiful tunes and wondrous lyrics. The wonder of advent, God appearing in human flesh, has inspired the pen and piano of such luminaries as Christina Rosetti, Fredrick Handel, and Charles Wesley.

This advent season we will be looking at the wonder of God made Flesh through the scriptures, of course, but also as reflected in the words of some of our more famous and most-loved carols: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, and, this morning, What Child is This. We have sung this carol already this morning; after the sermon, we will sing it again, hopefully with more meaning, as we reflect by means of this carol on one great truth: You will never grow in your embrace of His Kingship unless you grow in your wonder of the King.

Summer Psalms

franklin indiana churchesOh, how we need spiritual refreshment today.  So many are weary of the culture wars, the foreign wars, and wars in their own hearts.

This sermon series is designed to bring the cool water of God’s words and wisdom to His people. Through a verse-by-verse study of eight especially-chosen Psalms, we will find the strength of God of Israel.

Please join us!

Youth Group News

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Youth News

The Youth Group meets in the Sanctuary from

6:00pm to 8:00pm on Sundays

Good Sam Food Club

GOOD SAM FOOD CLUB

Are you a GOOD SAM Food Club Member? To join, simply donate food to the FCC Good Sam Food locker. When you make your first donation, you will receive a membership card to use as a reminder for future donations.

This is an ongoing Outreach activity so donations are always acceptable of the following items:

Cereal (low sugar) – Saltines – Graham Crackers – Animal Crackers – Canned Soup (not creamed) – Peanut Butter – Jam – Granola Bars – Macaroni & Cheese – Pasta / Rica – Pasta Sauces – Oatmeal Packets – Canned Fruit – Canned Veggies – Frozen Veggies – Canned Beans (no raw) – Tuna – Toilet Paper – Toothpaste – Toothbrushes – Shampoo – Soap

Contact Joe Shumaker or Janette Metzler with questions.

Operation Chauffeur

Members of the church family will transport those who do not have transportation to and from church on Sunday mornings.  They will be serving for one month at a time.  If you are interested in joining this outreach ministry, please contact Kevin Layton.