This Week @ FAC – September 20, 2015

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Open Word Class

TODAY, 10:45 am, Lower Auditorium

This week’s study: Galatians 3:1-14
“Bewitched & Bewildered… Enough Already”
This Week’s Teacher: Mark Killam

Adult Enrichment Class

TODAY, 10:45 am, Lower Auditorium

Holiness: What defines us as Christians in our present time?

What defines us as Christians in our present time?

Week 6: Maranatha
Led by: Roger Lashbrook

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 healthy marital relationship.

Mere Discipleship: The Ordinary Calling of Every Christian

September 27 – October 25
Sunday Mornings, 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 worlds 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.

The Mix

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


Saturday, September 26, 4:00 -6:00 pm, Front Parking Lot

The FAC Block Party will be a party like no other! There will be food, games, inflatables, candy, and prizes. It will be fun for the whole family. Also, we’re gathering candy. Please bring a bag to put in the marked baskets around the church.

High School Sonic Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Bellerive Sonic

The high school youth are having a fundraiser at the Bellerive Sonic. 100% of the tips and 10% of all sales during that time come back to them! We hope to see you there to support them and get some dinner in the process!

Alliance Life Magazines

Alliance Life Magazines featuring Brent Seales and his work with the Ein Gedi Scrolls are available at guest services.

Baby Boomers & Beyond

Sunday, September 27, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Lower Auditorium

Join us for a time of songs, testimony, prayer, and a treat.

Women’s Retreat

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 September 24. 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.

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 or fill out a connection card. Hope to hear from you soon!

Middle School Fall Retreat

October 23 – 25
Blue Grass Christian Camp
5th – 8th grade
Cost: $60

Sign up today for the Fall Retreat: Survivor! You can register online at the church website

Secret Sisters

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.


Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Rineharts’

Bible quizzing is a motivating and fun way to learn the Bible. Bible quizzing is for grades 3-12; 2nd graders are welcome to try as well. Groups will be subdivided by age. Contact Diane Vetters .

Roadside News

Stay up to date with what is going on in middle school and get information about events and important dates. Subscribe at the bottom of the church website,

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!

Hearing Devices

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 (

Worship Art

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.