The adult Christmas Cantata choir rehearsals will begin on Sunday, October 2nd 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The children's choir will begin rehearsing
on Sundays in November 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Cantata theme this year is "A Classical Christmas." It will be presented 6 times during the first 2
weeks in December. More details to come!
Calling anyone and everyone 3rd Grade and UP! If you've wanted a chance to ring the bells you are welcome to Cherub Bells which will be held
on Sunday, October 2nd Noon - 12:30 p.m. You will be ringing the chimes that day with the For His Glory Ringers Bell Choir and the following Sunday,
October 9th also Noon - 12:30 p.m. Then the 2 groups will play special music for worship on Sunday, October 23rd. If you can make this commitment, come
give it a try. Questions? Call Penny Dixon 522-9301.
FELC Youth Coffee Hour, Friday, October 14, 7:00 - 8:00 AM 9th - 12th graders, at the Villa Coffee House. We encourage all youth to attend.
If you have any questions or if you need a ride to school, please contact Jade Anderson.
Annual Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, October 16th at noon with pizza being provided. The Agenda will be: Voting on the proposed
budget for next year, electing officers, electing members at large for the council and a review of 2016. Please plan on attending.
Crisis 101 Back to Basics starts October 20th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (3rd Thursday of the month for 10 sessions) Everyone of us has those time in our
lives when a crisis interrupts our lives and we are tossed into a time of wondering, confusion, anger, questions, doubt, and pain trying to make sense of
life when life doesn't make any sense. These sessions will be a time of working through the very difficult, life-changing events in our lives and the lives
of others. Times when we ask the questions: "What do I do now?" How do I handle those "life changing times?" "How do I help others in their crisis?" I encourage
you to be a part of this journey with me. Even consider bringing a friend who is not a member of First. All are welcome. Call the church to sign up so we can
order you a workbook. 522-9301.
Next Young Adult Meeting: Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Where? At the park behind the hospital for fellowship and lawn games. Please
bring your kids (if you have any). Any questions please contact Pastor Jason.
National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, November 14 - 21 Please join others in our community, our country, and around the world to
provide gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need. Forms and shoeboxes are available for your use in the narthex. Questions, or need further assistance in
how to pack a gift box, contact Carole Mason. Please drop off your filled shoe box no later than 10:15 AM, Sunday, November 20th
Office Volunteers Needed to answer phones during staff meetings on Tuesday from 10am - 11:30am, once a month or whenever available. If you are interested, please contact
the church office.
Hospital Stays: Our Pastors no longer have access to the list of patients in the hospital, so if you or someone you know is in the hospital, please notify the
church office at 522-9301 or by email.
Penny Power for October will be buying pies for our youth to serve at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.