First Connections November 13, 2015

First Connections – November 13, 2015

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early, to go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved in sleep. Psalm 127:1-2


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Electronic giving is a convenient, consistent way to help our church grow. Consider scheduling a recurring electronic contribution today. It’s easy! You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis.

·        Set up and manage recurring donations

·        Make one-time contributions

·        View your online giving history

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Attention: Committee Chairs:

2016.2017 Budget Request forms have been distributed.  Please meet with your committee to complete this important work. They are due back in the office by Dec. 7.



“Following Jesus Everyday”

We have discipleship books available to go along with Ray’s current Sermon Series. They are available at either the Welcome Center or the foyer (to the west of the Sanctuary.)



Wednesday Night Dinner

November 18 - Chef David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Garlic Bread

Lasagna de Napoli

Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Green Salad

Pizza for the Kids

Peach and Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee       Lemonade     Iced Tea



Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

To benefit CrossTimbers Children’s Camp. Sunday, November 22 right after morning service. Please come and support our kids and donate to help the camp scholarship fund.


Giving Tree Coming Soon!

Bags will be available on the Christmas trees in the Sanctuary on November 29. Each bag contains the name of a recipient with suggestions for what you might give them. Red bags represent a small amount of money required; green bags will suggest a larger amount and Gold bags will contain more than a single person, perhaps a whole family. Please choose as you can and as you feel led. We are asking that you deliver the gift yourself – this is part of the ministry of the Giving Tree – and that the gifts be delivered no later than December 19 (the Saturday before Christmas.) We have more information available which will be announced in church, or call the church office if you have questions - 275-6111.



Church Calendar

November 15– November 22, 2015

 Sunday, November 15

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Kristen Todd Scholarship Fundraiser in Fellowship Hall                     2:30 pm

Youth Handbells                                                                                      4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                              5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                       6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups on 4th Floor                                                         6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 17

Staff Meeting                                                                                          1:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study-Dee Ann Schroyer’s House                             7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 18

Church Dinner                                                                                       5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                        5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                                                     5:45 pm         

Prayer Meeting - A-100                                                                         6:00 pm

Mission Friends                                                                                     6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                                 6:30 pm

Grief Recovery                                                                                       6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                                             6:45 pm

Spark                                                                                                       6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                           7:00 pm

Thursday, November 19

Women’s Bible Study-preteen room - 3rd Floor                                8:30 am

Saturday, November 21

Adult Christmas Choir Rehearsal                                                        9:00 am

Sunday, November 22

Deacon’s Meeting                                                                                 8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                            9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                               10:45 am

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser/Quarterly Luncheon                        12:00 pm

Youth Handbells                                                                                  4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                          5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                   6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups on 4th Floor                                                      6:00 pm



Please pray for our Youth Minister Search Committee, elected by the church on July 12, 2015:


Katie Ford

Jon Greenwood

Amy Jennings

Jan Tipton

Phil Todd

Mike Wester





If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!  Mary