This Week @ FAC – January 31, 2016

January 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm Categories: This Week

Our Senior Pastor, Steve Elliott, is on Sabbatical. We are fortunate to have David Thomas preaching today. David is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, serving churches of varied sizes in Kentucky. Educated at Vanderbilt (BA) and Emory Universities (MDiv), David earned an MA in theology focusing on John Wesley and has recently completed a PhD in historical theology, both from the University of Bristol, England. He enjoys turkey hunting, Celtic Christian traditions, and anything with his wife, Karen, and their kids, Luke, John Paul, and Mary Esther.

Serious Times II: The Habakkuk Question

February 14 – March 20
Lower Auditorium – Room 12
Led by Ron Gifford

In this six week series, Ron Gifford will be helping us navigate what it means to be a Christian in a world that is increasingly hostile to the Christian faith. The class will move from a biblical foundation, “God in His-Story,” through a biblical perspective of American culture, to events happening across the globe, and ultimately end with a view to the End Times.

Open Word Class

TODAY, 10:45 am, Lower Auditorium
Today’s Study: Philippians: The Position, Purpose, and Practice of the “Normal” Christian Life.
Today’s Teacher: Dr. Jon Kulaga

Sermon Series: God is Growing Me

January 24, 31 and February 7

David Thomas will be preaching on Young Jesus with integrated Sunday School discussions for kids, grade 5 through 12, and special opportunities for parents during the 10:45 service. Booklets are available at guest services for parents. Please check the calendar on the church website,, for more information.


Our condolences go out to Dave Carper and family on the passing of his mother, Jacquelyn Mills Carper.

Prayer Night

TODAY, 6:00 pm

One of the things that God is speaking to us here at FAC is that He is building us into a house of prayer for the nations. We are calling the whole church family to gather for prayer. This gathering will be family friendly.

Giving Statements

Giving statements were sent out last week. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office at 223-1394 or

High School

Super Bowl Party

Sunday, February 7, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Gym

Calling all High schoolers! Come watch the Super Bowl on the big screen and compete in ping pong, foosball, and cornhole tournaments, win prizes, and much more! Bring your favorite Super Bowl snack. Drinks will be provided. Bring your game face and we’ll see you then! Contact Dan McPherson for more information at

LIFE 2016

July 5-10

High School students are invited to join us for LIFE 2016! LIFE is in Kansas City, MO. Registration ends February 26. Sign up on the FACyo blog today! Contact Dan McPherson at for more information.


Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm

Join us as we mark the beginning of the Lenten season, as we journey with Jesus toward his Passion and our Easter celebrations.

Prayer Gatherings

Wednesdays, February 10 – March 23
7:15 – 8:15 am, Sanctuary

During the Lenten season we will have prayers guided by the themes of Lent: Fasting, Reflection, and Repentance.


Friday, February 5, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 6, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
$10 admission fee

First Alliance will be hosting a local gathering for the “IF: Gathering”. This is an interdenominational event for all women in Lexington and the surrounding areas. Dinner will be provided Friday, but lunch will not be provided Saturday. You may pay the admission fee at or you may pay at the door. Contact Jenny Mostad at or 797-2541 for more information.