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November 2, 2022 E-News

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Our Vision

We lovingly help people find their way to Christ.


Join Us For Worship
Sundays at 10:00am
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IN-PERSON
 Traditional Worship at 10am in the Sanctuary
Contemporary Worship at 10am in Northside Room


ONLINE

Live-Stream Traditional Worship: CLICK HERE
Facebook Live Contemporary Worship: CLICK HERE


LIVE-STREAM IN GARDEN ROOM
(Masks-required)
The 10am traditional worship service will be live-streamed into the Garden Room for those wishing to have a masks-required worship experience.

PLEASE NOTE: We offer Nursery Care (ages 0-4) & Anchor Kids (preschool - 5th grade) every Sunday!


Please keep Sherry D.'s brother (Cliff) in your prayers, as he is having heart surgery tomorrow.

Prayers are appreciated for Vladimir, as he recovers from a heart-related procedure.

Let us know if you have someone you would like to include on the list of prayer concerns at this time. Call the church at 947-6698, ext. 10 or send an email to info@fcctc.org.

Food Pantry Sunday
The first Sunday of each month, we collect wagons full of food for those in need! Please remember to bring what you can this Sunday.

Altar Flower Sponsors

This Sunday, November 6th, the Altar Flowers will be given
In Memory of Willard and Irene Beelen

by Jill & Dick Burleson
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Are you interested in sponsoring an Altar Flower arrangement in Memory of a loved one?  Please Contact Kate in the office (kate.attwood@fcctc.org) to inquire about available dates for sponsoring Altar Flowers. The cost is $50 per arrangement.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help us with childcare! Because of your generosity and help, our new Young Professionals and Families Group will be starting this Thursday, November 3, at 6:30 P.M.  For those still interested in joining, we would love to have you!  We will meet in Studio A outside the Northside Room. Parents can drop off children with our amazing helpers in the CCC classrooms before we begin.  If you have questions, are interested in joining, or are still interested in helping out with childcare, feel free to reach out to Henry Holland at (269)-254-4580.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Nativity Setup Helpers Needed 
Many hands make light work!
We will be setting up and preparing our beautiful Nativity display (the presentation of this Nativity for our church and community serves to lovingly remind all who pass by to ponder the message and meaning of Christmas). 
Please join us to help on Sunday, November 20th at 2:00pm (inclement weather date will be Monday, November 21st at 10:00am).
Text Barb K. (231-620-5287) if you need more information.

(please note: Advent Boxes are free!)
 
Anchor Kids & Nursery Team Members Needed

THANK YOU to all those who have stepped up to love and care for our children on Sunday morning!

Kellie is still looking to add to the nursery and Anchor Kids teams. Please consider giving an hour and half every six or eight weeks in service to the future of FCC. We don’t just babysit on Sunday mornings! We are establishing a foundation of faith in our kids, and your presence means a lot to them. 
Sign up in the Crossway or contact Kellie (231-883-6020 or kellie.parks@fcctc.org).

Upcoming MLCS Concert

Sunday, November 6th at 4:00pm

First Congregational Church


A Celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Featuring Five Mystical Songs & Serenade to Music
With soloists Laura Osgood Brown & Keith Brown

 

Presented by
The Grand Traverse Area Festival Chorus and Orchestra
In collaboration with
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale & NMC Chamber Singers


Jeffrey Cobb and Russ Larimer, Conductors

Suggested donation of $15 will be accepted at the door.


Pre-Planning Seminar 

We invite you to learn how planning for your final wishes can shield your family from unnecessary emotional and financial burden. Join us and learn more about pre-arrangements at church and vour local funeral home, veteran benefits, cremation, burials, and more.

Friday, November 11th, 2022

11:00 a.m. - Noon
In the Garden Room at FCC

Presented by FCC & Brooke Stevens, pre-planning consultant

We will discuss: Cremation & Burials, Traditional Funerals, Veteran Benefits, Payment Plans, & Pre-arrangements

Questions? Please Call Pastor Chad at 947-6698


Join in Packing Shoebox-Filled Gifts for Children

Boxes are available in the Crossway to take home and fill! Please return your filled shoeboxes by November 13th.

Our Rooted youth will pack shoeboxes on Wednesday, November 9th & Anchor Kids will pack them on Sunday, November 13th. If you would like to help with either group, please contact the church office.


OR

Build a Shoebox Online
Would you like to pack a gift but don’t have time to shop? Did you know you can Build Your Own Shoebox Online?
CLICK HERE or Scan the QR code below to start filling your virtual box with pre-chosen quality items.

You can also include a personalized message and photo. Many of the shoeboxes built online are distributed in areas of the world where the gospel is not easily shared. Every shoebox gift is an opportunity to share about Jesus Christ and God’s gift of salvation.
Your $25 online donation includes all items, shipping, and presentation of the gospel. You will also be able to find out later what country the shoebox you sent was delivered through the Follow Your Box label code.


Communion Servers Needed
 
If you've wondered how you can serve at FCC but already have a full schedule, perhaps the Traditional Service Communion Team might be just what you've been looking for.  Each team, consisting of two people, serves only one time per year.  Setup and cleanup before and after take just 15-20 minutes.  February, August, October and December are available.  If interested, please contact either Debbie Berg at 231-499-5768 (text or call or email her at rosemom03@hotmail.com), or call Bev Popovits at 810-265-1286.


We Have a NEW Instagram account!  


CLICK HERE or scan the QR code to start following us on Instagram.

Women's Advent Bible Study

This advent study for women will be starting Tuesday, 11/22 at 6:30pm in the Garden Room.  All women should order their own books at the link below, please.  Everyone is invited to join and to bring a friend! The more the merrier as we study God’s  word for the Advent Season!  
CLICK HERE TO ORDER STUDY GUIDE

ALL WOMEN WELCOME!
MONDAY DECEMBER 5, 2022
5:30 PM TO 8:00 PM


AGENDA
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
           CHECK IN AND GO TO GARDEN ROOM FOR FELLOWSHIP WHILE ENJOYING PUNCH, CHEESE, CRACKERS, AND FRUIT
6:05 PM TO 6:35 PM
           ATTEND CHRISTMAS PROGRAM IN SANCTUARY ON MARTHA AND MARY!
6:35 PM TO 8:00 PM
           ENJOY DINNER WHILE PERFORMERS SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS

MENU
CAESAR SALAD, GARLIC BREAD, CHICKEN ALFREDO, VEGGIE ALFREDO AND YULELOGS FOR DESSERT

RSVP
RSVP BY NOV 21ST TO KATHY COLEMAN (TEXT 231-493-5357 OR EMAIL
COLEMANKA0912@GMAIL.COM)
PRICE IS $15.00 PER PERSON AND CAN BE PAID NIGHT OF EVENT OR PUT A CHECK IN COLLECTION PLATE TO FCC AND MARK ANGEL DINNER EVENT.

Many thanks to our team of Daffodil planters, who planted 600 bulbs on October 22nd. We will have a beautiful spring display next year thanks to you!

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THANK YOU to Linda S. & Bill E. for taking the time to clean up our outdoor plant pots and switch them to winter foliage. They look lovely!


Rooted: Wednesday Nights
6:30pm-8:00pm ~ Games, Lesson, Food & Fun!
Rooted contact: Pastor Chad at chad.oyer@fcctc.org or 248-312-8409

Our Mission

We are the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus wherever we live, work, play, and are led.

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