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:
_____ 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 (email@example.com) or to June Vander Molen
(firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than December 5. Thank you for your willingness to be part of this
~ 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 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
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 email@example.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)
Contact Melanie Dawson for Benevolence requests or concerns
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
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).