Weekly Announcements



Pulpit Search Committee Update:

Pending board approval, Chris Owens will begin as our interim minister on January 1, 2023.  Please welcome him as he assists us in our transitioning period between full-time ministers. Chris will continue to live in Lone Oak with his wife and step-daughter during this time.  He will also be continuing his studies with Lexington Theological Seminary. 

Please carefully consider the following proposed goals which were also on the front of Sunday's bulletin:

_____ Build Sunday School offerings for all ages

_____ Develop and implement a cohesive program to minister to elderly & hospice patients

_____ Develop and implement a college age ministry

_____ Develop and implement quarterly mission projects such as luncheon for first responders, rake leaves for those in need, provide goody bags to cashiers who must work on Sundays and/or holidays

_____ Develop and implement youth/family programs

_____ Expand ministries to members of LGBTQ community

_____ Explore and provide, if possible, supervised visits of separated families/children

_____ Find a need and pursue it

_____ Find and pursue all year mission projects

On December 4, we will be voting on our choices for top four to include with our congregational profile which goes to the regional minister and is shared with ministers looking for a new ministry.  If you know you will not be able to be in church on Sunday, December 4, you may email your choices to the church office (fccmurray@gmail.com) or to June Vander Molen (junevm@bellsouth.net) no later than December 5.  Thank you for your willingness to be part of this important process.

~ Pulpit Search Committee


Poinsettias were picked up this week to decorate our sanctuary for Advent season. These poinsettias are available for dedication in memory or honor of your loved ones for $12 each. A form is attached below and will also be provided with the Sunday bulletins in the coming weeks.


Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving food boxes were delivered Friday to provide meals for 15 families. Appreciation to Bradley Dawson and David Robinson for delivering the food to Needline for their distribution. A huge thank you to the Food Giant staff for compiling and boxing all the items for distribution at no charge. The costs for the project averaged out $69-70 per family. Please consider your contribution to this project. Checks payable to First Christian Church notation "Thanksgiving Basket" in the memo line.

Tiger Christmas 2022 and Laker Christmas 2022

Since the pandemic the Tiger Christmas 2022 and Laker Christmas 2022 programs are only accepting monetary donations and then the families will go shopping. A few weeks ago, the Outreach Committee sent money to both schools. If you would like to help sponsor a child at Christmas, designate on the check memo line Tiger and Laker Christmas. Their deadline is December 9. You have until Sunday, December 4th to donate through the church.


Please remember to bring items for the Blessing Box located behind FCC. This is utilized by many in the area and items usually go very quickly. You can drop non-perishable food items directly in the box at any time that is convenient for you!


If anyone has any announcements, Joys, or concerns that they would like announced in church on Sunday, please send an email to annavthornton@gmail.com before Sunday.
Thanks, Ann Thornton

During this time of transition please contact Ruth Daughaday in the case of an emergency (hospital, ER, death, etc)
    Ruth Daughaday
    Email: rldday@msn.com

Contact Melanie Dawson for Benevolence requests or concerns 
      Melanie Dawson
      Email:  melanie.dawson65@gmail.com




Tuesday, November 22, 6:30 ~ Beginner's Square Dancing Class

Wednesday, November 23, 8:30 AM ~ Men's Fellowship Breakfast at The Crossroads  Restaurant. -808 Chestnut St. Murray

Thursday, November 14 ~ Happy Thanksgiving! (Church office closed)

Monday, November 28, 7 PM Home Bible Study

ACTIVITIES FOR SUNDAY, November 27, 2022
The first Sunday of Advent
9:30 AM: Sunday School
10:30 AM: In-Person Worship in the Sanctuary

Nursery Service will be offered with Lisa Allen.

There will be no Children Worship & Wonder

Message for November 27: Members of the congregation will present our annual
Hanging of the Greens" service.

10:30 AM: Virtual Worship.  You may attend virtually on Facebook Live (technology and internet service permitting).