First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Christian F cus February 2015 Volume 116 Issue 2 Valentine Banquet February 7th, 2015 Saturday, at 5:00 p.m. In the Fellowship Hall Hosted by the Men’s Group Cost $6 each Scout Sunday February 8, 2015 From Scouts arriving at the place of worship, together and all in uniform, to their reverent roles in the service itself, this event is a uniquely meaningful way to make the public aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their "Duty to God" pledge each week. Additionally, this year’s Scout Sunday celebration happens to coincide with BSA’s 105th birthday! Lent 2015 - Jesus is “I AM” 2-28-2015 “Women in Philanthropy” The Oklahoma Disciples Foundation presents a Saturday Seminar featuring guest speaker Lesly Bosch Annen, philanthropic advisor, communications specialist, and non-profit fundraiser from Texas. Registration is open to all. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. First Christian Church, OKC 36th & N. Walker Registration is required. For information and to register, visit www.okdfdn.org or call Julie Bowers at 405-525-6530. FCC Wagoner women will take the church van. Make sure and let us know you want to go. Wednesday, February 18 - Ash Wednesday Sunday, February 22 - I am the Bread of Life - John 6: 35-40 Sunday, March 1 - I am the Way - John 14:1-7 Sunday, March 8 - I am the Door - John 10:7-9 Sunday, March 15 - I am the True Vine - John 15:1-5 Sunday, March 22 - I am the Good Shepherd - John 10: 11-15 Sunday March 29 - I am the Ressurection - John 11:21-27 Sunday, April 5 - Easter Sunday - Who Do You Say I Am? Matthew 16: 13-18 During this time, Pastor Will is offering Pastor’s Classes for those youth in the 4th grade and up who are considering baptism. Please see Pastor Will for more info and to sign up. Words cannot adequately express the appreciation Dale & I have for your words of concern to us and for the prayers you offered up on our behalf. We continue to fight the good fight to win over this devastating disease. First Christian Church has added many wonderful and exciting experiences in our lives. God blessed us by allowing us to share with such “special” children of God. Continue to keep us in your prayers. You matter to us. Pairs and Spares Sunday School provides us much support. God Bless-In Christian Love Dale & Lena Cox I would like to Thank all the prayer warriors who sent prayers up for my kidney stone surgery. It was a success and I just praise God for the comfort! Prayer is the best thing we can do for each other. In Memoriam Linda Evans Doris Beck Born: July 3, 1937 Thank you to Brenda Hall for teaching the Pairs & Spares class for me in my absence. Thank you also to the class for being flexible. You are a wonderful class. Joined FCC: April 16, 2006 Died: January 27, 2015 Linda Evans Thank you for all the prayers said on my behalf during my recent breast cancer surgery. You don’t know how much I miss my church family. Joyce Newby July 18-22, 2015 Columbus, Ohio Bulletin Board Notice There is a sign up sheet to give Betty White a ride to Sunday services. Call the office and we will add your name to the list. Baked Potato Dinner CWF Fundraiser March 8, 2015 At noon in Fellowship hall By Donations Thank you to everyone who made it possible for CWF to send a check to Church World Services to provide blankets for those in need. The total came to $920 920. 920 That is a record giving for our church. The 2015 Church Committees & Organizations Caregivers– Debbie Langston, Chairperson- Karen Jackson, Betty Cox, Gay Self CWF – Donna Ferguson, President; Beth Ann French, Vice-President & Program; Jeanne Portello, Secretary; Becky Crocker & Marty Ester, Co-Treasurer; Barbara Williams, Devotion. Education - Betty Cox, Chairperson- Joyce Fields, Dick Galusha, Linda Evans, Dale & Gayla Bailey, Erica Ferrel, Karen Jackson, Jennifer Farmer, Donna Ferguson, Mary Gaylor, Alison Ferguson, Ida Yarberry, Pastor Will, Youth Minister Evangelism - Marty & Ron Ester and Michael & Lisa Collins- Co-Chairs —Kim Smith, Steve & Brenda Hall, Pete & Pat Clark, Trey & Shannon Kirkhart and Alison Ferguson, Dale & Gayla Bailey Membership - Donna Ferguson & Wayne Hall- Co-Chairs Funeral Dinners: Brenda Hall, Chairperson– Becky Crocker, Jane Cochran, Malka Hayes Deacons: Celebration Sunday Elders: Congregational Meeting Directory ~ Gay Self Men’s Group– Michael Collins, President; Jason Fields, Vice-President; Jim Aveni, Treasurer Outreach - Jason Fields, Chairperson - Alison Ferguson, Wayne Hall, Glenn Scott, Erica Ferrel Pastoral Relations - Steve Hall, Chairperson- Becky Crocker, Jennifer Farmer Property - Ray Don Gaylor & John Jackson Co- Chairs– Pete Clark, Linda Gaylor, Glenn Scott Scholarship- Becky Crocker & Richard Allen, Co-Chairs– Michael Collins Stewardship & Finance - Karen Jackson, Chairperson Jim Aveni, Linda Gaylor, Blake Hall, Shirley Holland, Glenn Scott Sunday School Superintendent - Paul Gilstrap Sound and Projector Team– Jason Fields, Charlie Harder, Jack E. Cochran, Jim Aveni Church Photographers: Gayla Bailey, Brandy Harder, Jennifer Farmer Worship - Kim Smith, Chairperson,—Jason Fields, Beth Ann French, Jack E. Cochran, Bill Benham, Joyce Fields-Worship Leader, Dona Dorr-Choir Director Vision Fund- Kenna and Blake Hall, Co-Chairs- Charlie & Brandy Harder *Minister’s Cabinet consists of the Committee Chairpersons Sights Around FCC First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 415 NE 2nd St. Wagoner, OK 74467 Phone: (918) 485-3521 Fax: (918) 485-1490 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fccwagoner.org Men’s Meeting The Men will meet on Monday the 2nd at 6:00 pm at Pizza Hut. All ladies of FCC are invited to CWF (Christian Women’s Fellowship) Meeting is Thursday February 12th, 2015 Place: Church Time: 12 Noon Program: Judy Barkman Hostess: Beth Ann French, Jane Cochran Summer Camp 2015 Church Staff Will Smith, Senior Minister Nancy Evans, Secretary Larry Brixey, Custodian & Maintenance Dona Dorr, Choir Director Ed Myers, Organist Judy Barkman, Pianist It is that time of year to begin thinking about and planning to attend a summer camp experience! The Summer Ministry Team has recruited great directors that are working with fantastic counselors to prepare a fun, spirit-filled, song-filled, games packed, and God-Sighting time for children and youth of all ages. Schedule of Events Sunday Worship 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. Fellowship & Refreshments 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Elders 12:05 p.m. (1st Sun. of each month) Wednesday D.O.C.K. Adult Choir Online Registration Opens February 2 this year and promotional information will be on the regional webpage (http://www.okdisciples.org) on January 20. Camp Registration Fees will INCREASE this year due to increase fees from the sites that host our camp experiences. Fees will be announced soon! 3:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Thursday Christian Women's Fellowship (2nd Thursday of the month) 12:00 pm If your contact information has changed (address, phone number etc.), please tell the church office. Attendance Record 8:30 Service Important Youth Dates March 16-19 - Chi Rho Heifer Global Challenge (6-8th grade) led by Pastor Will June 8-12 - Triple Camp @Camp Christian (3rd - 12th grade) Pastor Will is Co-Director July 26-31- Mission Claremore (6th - 12 grade) see Pastor Will for more information Sunday School 10:45 Service Obligated Funds January 4th (79) (21) $1,110.00 (42) $21 (58) $4,280.00 B.R. $30 January 11th (87) (29) $1,040.00 (52) $26.08 (58) $1,497.00 B.R. $15 January 18th (90) (33) $700.00 (50) $21.55 (57) $1,191.00 B.R. $1,015 Blanket Sun. $50 January 25th ( 91) (32) $531.50 (46) (59) $2,300.25 B.R. $15 Blanket Sun. $320 Financial report is on bulletin board across from office.
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