Weekly Annoucements

For the week of Tuesday, November 13, 2018






There are food insecure people right in our county and FCC will be supplying Thanksgiving baskets for 14 families.  Please pick up a brown paper bags in the narthex.  We need help with the following:

·         Brown bags (in narthex) filled with items listed on paper on them

·         Checks to be written out to “First Christian Church” with “thanksgiving baskets” in the memo line to purchase perishable items (turkey, milk, onions, etc)

·         Help will be needed on Saturday at 11 AM to shop and get things ready; meet at the church

·         Please stay following worship on Sunday to do final assembly of bags. Pizza will be served for lunch. We will need drivers to help deliver as well (that includes a driver for the church van).



The Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held this year on Thursday, Nov. 22 at the Murray Banquet Center, 926 South 12th St. A worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. with dinner to follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To volunteer, call Erika Mehta at (469) 951-2661; to arrange delivered meals call (270) 753-1737 (deadline is Monday, Nov. 19); or to make a donation send your check to Soup for the Soul, P.O. Box 1001, Murray, Ky 42071. (Make checks payable to Soup for the Soul and include “Community Thanksgiving” in the memo line).





HAVE YOU FILLED OUT YOUR PLEDGE CARD YET? Our Stewardship Finance Committee has worked hard to prepare our 2019 budget.  Please try and get them in as soon as possible.  If you do not have one (or have lost yours) they are available both in the narthex and in the church office. Thank you for caring enough about First Christian Church to help support its important ministry!




The “A Dollar A Day” totals through October total: $1,836.  (We encourage you to give an extra dollar a day, placing your money in the designated envelopes in the pews or writing ADAD on the memo line on your check).




CWF I will meet this evening Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.



Wednesday Night Live: Martinmas and Christmas Gift Preparation will be held at First Christian Church on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m.


A delicious menu will include turkey and dressing, sweet potato casserole and green beans.


We will be filling beautiful “Acts of Kindness” Bags made by Celeste McAllister.


Little Acts of Kindness for Foster Care Youth 

If you would like to provide a "Little Act of Kindness" for a foster child, please bring the following items to our Wednesday Night Live on November 14 (or you may also bring them to church if you are not able to attend).  The bags are 10 x 10 inches.


Please state on a piece of paper in the bag the size of the underwear and socks and whether for a boy or girl so that the bag can be given to the appropriate child/youth.

· Toothbrush

· Toothpaste

· Comb (boy)

· Small hairbrush (girl)

· One or two pairs of underwear

· One or two pairs of socks

· Small stuffed animal (e.g., beanie baby)

· OPTIONAL: Walmart gift card (up to $25) for items they may need


Little Acts of Kindness for Distribution at the Hospital

Bags are 8" x 8" and items should be appropriate for children ages 3-6 and 7-12 years of age.

· Small doll

· Small cars

· Small stuffed animals 

· Books

· Crayons

· Pencils

· Small notebook

· Small coloring book

· Cards

· Small games and puzzles




If you are starting your Christmas shopping, we hope you will help out FCC by using Amazon Smile. If you start at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your

eligible AmazonSmile purchases.


To support First Christian Church when shopping on Amazon, simply click on the following link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-0482959 and shop!


It’s that easy!






Tuesday, November 13

8-10 a.m. ~ TOPS

1 p.m. ~ Book club in parlor

6:30 p.m. ~ CWF I


Wednesday, November 14

5:30 p.m. ~ WNL: Martinmas and Christmas Gift Preparation (FCC) ~ See description above

7 p.m. ~ Choir

Happy Birthday Jack Epperson! Happy Anniversary Howard & Crystal Dillard!


Thursday, November 15

6 p.m. ~ Head and Heart (FPC). We will complete our discussion of Wayne Muller’s book on Sabbath


Sunday, November 18

9:30 a.m. ~ Sunday School

10:30 a.m. ~ Worship with Rev. Ruth Ragovin preaching. (following worship, Thanksgiving basket preparation and delivery.  Pizza will be served)


Monday, November 19

6:30 p.m. ~ Boy Scouts

7 p.m. ~ Home Bible Study

7 p.m. ~ CWF II

Happy Birthday Donnie Hendrix, Diana Darnell!


Tuesday, November 20

8-10 a.m. ~ TOPS

7 p.m. ~ Far West KY DMF in Kevil





·         There will be no youth group on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

·         Thursday, Nov. 22 the church office will be closed for THANKSGIVING.

·         Wednesday Night Live: Mental Health Awareness Night will be held at FCC on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m.


·         Faith and Film will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The film this month is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”



To help our church


The following items are needed at the church:  Donations of white photocopy paper (8 ½ by 11” and 8 ½ by 14”). We also need used large towels to help with cleanups in the fellowship hall.




To help our community


Fabric (1 ½ yards) is needed for Celeste McAllister to continue making “Little Acts of Kindness” personal care bags. It may be dropped off in the Elder’s Room or Church Office.



Green Needline Bags: For the month of November, we will collect canned tuna and chicken, canned vegetables, soap and toothpaste. These may be placed in the Green Bags at the back of the sanctuary or in the green bag on the back pew.  



Please collect quarters for “Laundry Love”: There are “Laundry Love” offering boxes in the narthexes for you to take home to put your quarters in.  We will be overseeing Laundry Love three times a year.  The next date in which we are scheduled to oversee Laundry is Jan. 28, 2019. If you bring quarters in the church, you may empty them and put your quarters in the plastic box on the table in the Elders room on Sunday mornings or in the various Laundry Love collection boxes throughout the church.




The Main Street Youth Center is in need of individually wrapped afterschool snacks.  Donations may be dropped off in the bin at the back of the sanctuary or at the center at 513 South Fourth St. from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. each weekday. For more information, you can call the center directly at 270-753-8336.


Monthly Newsletters

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Please note policy regarding benevolence requests: All requests for benevolence aid must go through Pastor Ruth or the director of communications.  What this means specifically is that if someone from the congregation is asked for money from someone in need, please let them know that the church policy is that all requests must go to the pastor. We have had a number of incidents recently where some individuals have been asked for money and this has put them in a difficult situation.