NEWS FROM YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING TEAM
Your Strategic Planning Team is excited that we are ready to begin our Holy Conversations as we look to answer who we are, what God has called us to do, and who our neighbor is. Please make plans to participate fully to ensure that your voice is heard in those Conversations. Important dates follow so that you can mark your calendars and make plans to attend.
October—every Sunday in October, the sermon will be based on one of the Bible stories the Strategic Planning Team has identified as significant to our Church. Notepads will be provided so you can make notes to be used when we have our first small group sessions to begin our Holy conversations.
November—the first Sunday in November, we will have one service at 10 am followed by small group sessions at 11. Leaders for the small groups have been contacted and will be ready to facilitate Conversations. At 12 noon, we will enjoy a lunch to fellowship together.
December—the first Sunday in December, we will again have one service at 10 am followed by small group sessions at 11, lunch at 12 noon.
January—the first Sunday in January, we will have one service at 10 am followed by small group sessions at 11, lunch at 12 noon.
The SPT will compile the information from your small group conversations and identify the Bible stories that resonate with our congregation. The purpose of the conversations is to identify the mission and vision of the church. By January, we will begin to have a clear vision and mission of the church.
Please take advantage of this opportunity as we look to the future of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
WEEK OF COMPASSION SPECIAL OFFERING
Your offerings allowed the church to send a check to Week of Compassion for almost $4,000! Thank you for being so generous.
Monday, September 25, 10:00 am
All levels of knitting abilities are encouraged to join the group
will begin practice Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
CHURCH ON WEDNESDAY (COW)
Wednesday, September 27, 5:30 pm
Begins with dinner – followed by age-level classes
Adult Study: Animate
CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSAL
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 28, 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 15, 3:00 pm
Book Selection: All Over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg