This Week @ FAC – October 11, 2015
Wellington Elementary Book Drive
October 11 – October 25, Lower Atrium
Wellington Elementary is in need of new and used books. These books will be packed up and sent to families in need of books and English literacy in their homes. Drop off any used or new books for children birth-5th grade in the labeled container outside the conference room in the lower atrium.
It’s the Most Shoe Box-y Time of the Year
Yes – start filling your shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child! You can find brochures and info at Guest Services or in our kids check-in areas. The last day to bring filled boxes is Sunday, November 15. Make a box; make Christmas great!
Sunday, November 15
Jesus called his Apostles to make disciples of all nations and to baptize them. Baptism is a public demonstration of faith in Jesus. If you are interested in being baptized contact the church office at (859)223-1394 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kid’s Baptism Class
Starting Sunday, October 25 at 9:30 am we’ll begin our regular 3-week class for kids interested in baptism. We ask that all children who want to be baptized take the class. If you and/or your child want to learn more about this important part of our walk with Jesus, please join us! Attending class does not obligate you to being baptized.
The Cry for Justice… Global Impact Weekend
November 5 – 8
Join us as we explore the issues surrounding human trafficking, both local and global. Learn how we can respond as individual Christians and as the Church of Christ. Connect with those who are making a difference and learn how you can get involved.
• Child Labor
• Sex Trafficking
• Identifying/intervening in illegal situations
• Pornography and sex trafficking
• Trafficking prevention strategies and programs
• The current refugee crisis and trafficking
Open Word Class
TODAY, 10:45 am, Lower Auditorium
This week’s study: Galatians 4:21-5:15
“Family Ties & Slavery or Freedom”
This Week’s Teacher: Mark Killam
Mere Discipleship: The Ordinary Calling of Every Christian
TODAY, 10:45 am, Lower Auditorium
Led by Jeremy Spainhour
In this class, we will explore a relational model of discipleship, focusing on what it looks like to be a disciple in the world we already inhabit with the people we already know. The vision of discipleship is not about adding one more thing to an already overcrowded life; it is about being a light in a world overcrowded with darkness.
Living the Dream-Young Couples Class
TODAY, 10:45 am, Dining Room
Come join us for a relaxing, discussion oriented class where we emphasize fellowship with each other and our creator as key to a healthy marital relationship.
TODAY, 9:00 am, Lower Auditorium
Led by Sam Donica
The Mix is a ministry for college and post college 20-somethings interested in becoming equipped to be disciple makers and diving into what it means to authentically live the Christian life. Join us for our current study “Faith, Wealth, and Poverty: Being Christian in a Complex World”.
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!
Middle School Fall Retreat
October 23 – 25, Bluegrass Christian Camp
5th – 8th grade
Sign up today for the Fall Retreat: Survivor! 15 days are left to register! You can register online at the church website, www.faclex.com.
High School Fall Retreat
October 23 – 25, Cedarmore Camp
Cost: $85 (two or more students $75 each)
Registration fee due October 16
The theme this year is 2015: Real. We will be discussing what it looks like to be a real Christian and the implications that has on our lives at this time in history.
Saturday, October 24, Galion, Ohio
Speaker: Marilyn Elliott
Panel: Julie Mangham and Jenny Brown
If you would like to attend the Ohio Valley District Women’s retreat, there are hotel rooms available for reservation until October 17. Brochures, registration forms, and a sign-up sheet are at guest services. A carpool will leave on Friday, October 23. Contact Kathy Long for more information at (859) 296-9456.
Join us today to be a blessing and receive a blessing monthly and participate in activities throughout the year. This is a great way to meet wonderful women at FAC. Forms are at guest services. Please fill one out and leave it at guest services or mail it to Andrea Dawson or Stacy Siegel.
Post-College Life Group
Post-college aged singles, we are looking for you! If you would be interested in joining a LIFE group designed specifically for you, contact Sue Cook at email@example.com or fill out a connection card. Hope to hear from you soon!
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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
Photo Consent Policy
First Alliance Church occasionally has photographers or staff members capture images of people and groups while on the FAC campus. These images may be used on First Alliance’s website, publicity materials, newsletters, Facebook, slide shows, and other internal and external media. If you do not wish to have images of yourself and/or your minor child used, please go to a Check-In desk, find a staff member, or contact the church office to inform us.
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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.