This Week @ FAC – August 23, 2015
Open Word Class
TODAY, 10:45 am, Lower Auditorium
Carol Killam completes the prayer emphasis begun last week. Mark Killam begins the foundation for interpreting the Pauline epistles.
Adult Enrichment Class
TODAY, Sundays, 10:45 am, Lower Auditorium
Led by Roger Lashbrook
Holiness: What defines us as Christians in our present time?
Week 2: God – Christian – Described
Baby Boomers & Beyond
TONIGHT, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Sanctuary
We welcome “His Heart” quartet to sing for us! Everybody is welcome to come. A love offering will be taken. Cookie reception follow the performance.
Sundays, 9:00 am, Lower Auditorium
The Mix is back! If you are a college student or young adult looking for engaging discussion and authentic community, come join us. Our topic of study this fall is “Faith, Wealth and Poverty: Being Christian in a Complex World.” For more information text TXTRSVP THEMIXFAC to 313131 or email Sam Donica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LIFE groups offer you a chance to deepen your friendships at First Alliance Church, grow spiritually and celebrate life with others. Fill out a registration form in the chair pocket and place it in the offering plate.
Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, August 22, 8:45 am- 3:45 pm
1692 Millbank, Lexington
We are looking for people to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity. No construction experience necessary. No children allowed. To help please contact Dave Burton at 859-913-4333 or complete a Connection Card and place it in the offering plate.
GIFT…Growing in Faith Together
Growing in Faith Together through “Epic of Eden”
A Study for Women
Wednesday, September 2 – December 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Lower Auditorium, Rm. 13
Thursday, September 3 – December 3, 9:15 – 11:30 am, Dining Room
Growing in Faith Together through “Epic of Eden”, a study for women. Childcare available for Thursday morning only. Register TODAY at the big red gift in the Atrium. Questions? Contact Pam Pepper at email@example.com.
Friday, August 28, 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Next Steps is a window into church life, a chance to discover more about the Alliance and our church. You will have the opportunity to meet Pastor Steve and other church leaders. It’s also a doorway into church membership for those who are interested. To attend, fill out a Connection Card and place it in the offering plate.
Men’s Service Day
Saturday, August 29, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come enjoy a hearty breakfast, then use all that energy to serve families in our church. If you want to serve, there will be work for you to do! Fill out a Connection Card if you plan to come and help out. If you can’t stay for the service projects, you are still welcome to partake in the breakfast!
Sunday, August 30
Following 1st & 2nd Service, Atrium
Get plugged in! Whether you are looking for a way to volunteer or a greater sense of community, there are lots of ways to get involved at First Alliance. Check out the Ministry Fair to talk with ministry leaders and sign up to participate! Go to www.faclex.com/pluggedin for a preview of what you will find there or fill out the Plugged In card in the chair pocket and drop it in the offering plate.
Back To School
One of our local schools, Booker T. Washington Academy, is in need of our help with class room supplies. Items needed are Kleenex,dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes. Items can be dropped off in the container under the stairs in the lower atrium near the elevator.
Nursery and Kids Ministry Needs
We’re almost there, but still have a few critical needs! Step Up Sunday is just a week away. We still need a Twos teacher and assistant, plus a couple other 10:45 hour assistants. And – why not join us and hold a baby?! Contact Tim Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the team and impact a young life with us!
Middle School Ministry
We are in need of strong men of God to lead our 5th grade boys. Please contact Tanner Fouts if you are interested at email@example.com.
It’s the Final Countdown!
There are 4 weeks until we launch our church plant Shadowland Community Church on September 20th. See a representative in the Atrium at the Shadowland table for more information on how you can be a part of Shadowland. Join us for our night of worship, August 16 at 6:00 pm at West Jessamine High School.
Intercession: Uniting in Corporate Prayer
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:15 pm, Sanctuary
Come for a time of worship and intercession focused on revival for our church, our region, and the nations.
All are welcome!
Donate Your Egg Cartons
Mark Tananka donates eggs to people who have financial hardships, but he has run out of egg cartons. Save your egg cartons and leave them in the box under the stairs in the lower atrium near the elevator and help him help others!
The garden table is going up! All of you gardeners, if you have extra veggies or fruit that you want to share with others, just bring them and put them on the Garden Table.
Simple Church Annual Conference
Saturday-Sunday, August 29-30
Rabbit Run Recreation Center,
1920 Fort Harrods Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
This year Simple Church wants to encourage you with stories of what God is doing across our country and the world through people like yourself who are seeking to make disciples reproduce simple/organic forms of church. They will be having a round table discussion with Tony and Felicity Dale, authors of The Black Swan Effect. Register online at www.simplechurchalliance.faclex.com.
There are hearing devices available in the back of the sanctuary at the sound booth. See an usher for assistance.
Word for the Year
Every year we have a “Word for the Year” for our church family around which our experience of God in the upcoming year finds focus and relevance. Our word for 2015 is “watch”. What might we see God do if we are watchful and alert to His Presence? I would also encourage you to be thinking about and praying for your own personal word for the year. It’s a great spiritual exercise that helps bring God’s Presence into our every day world. What will your word be? … Pastor Steve
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“I’ve Got It” Bulletin Board
I’ve got it, do you need it? I need it, do you have it? Post items you want to giveaway or ask for items you need. The forum is all about helping meet the needs of others in our church family. Find the button to access the forum at the bottom of the church website (www.faclex.com).
Are you an artist? We need you! We are looking for some beautiful artwork to put up in the Sanctuary. If you have a piece you would like to submit, contact Gabe Lawson for more details.