Ladies, June 4th is the last Tuesday in our spring kick off of Refit, but don't worry because we are still going to offer Refit once a month through the months of June, July and August...and they are going to be themed nights! June 21st at 6:30 pm is Toby Mac and Cheesecake night. July 26th at 6:30 is Christmas in July/cookie exchange and August 23rd at 6:30 pm is you're a superhero/preview class for fall. Regularly scheduled classes will return in September.
Getting kids all of the supplies and clothes they need for school plus the cost of school registration can be a financial burden for some families. You have the opportunity to bless children and families in our community to start the school year with a new backpack. Help us reach our goal of 300 brand new backpacks for local children! You can start bringing backpacks at the beginning of July and can drop them off in the big bus in the lobby.
Financial Peace University
Begins on Wednesday, August 7 and meets weekly at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall
Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one free year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. It is a $109 investment to financial freedom. You can register and pay online at www.fpu.com/1093083
We hope everyone can join us on Sunday, July 14th in the Nicholas Park dining hall, next to the playground, at 5:00 pm for Sundae Funday! Bring some homemade or store bought ice cream to share. We will have the toppings to make some amazing sundaes! Come out, bring your family and invite some friends for a fun evening of fellowship and ice cream!
New Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God will begin on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 am. If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart, and His voice your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity and discernment. Sign up by calling the church office 243-6445, or on the back of your connection card.
On April 13 2019, from 2pm-4pm we will be having our first ever “FCC Serve Day”! This is a chance to mobilize the entire congregation in a single day of enormous community impact. We will be working with the city of Jacksonville and Village of South Jacksonville to help with different service projects throughout the community. There will be a way for EVERYONE to get involved in this event! We will meet up at the church at 1:30 to get our FCC t-shirts and deploy from there. Please plan to join us as we make an impact on our community on April 13th!
Join the Women's Ministry Team for a Winter Activity! We will be showing the movie INDIVISIBLE, featuring Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening from Grey's Anatomy.
Please bring a snack, appetizer, or dessert to share. Drinks and Popcorn will be provided.
Movie starts at 7:15 PM Sharp! Running time 2 hours.
Presented in Fellowship Hall.
We are excited to announce that on February 15 & 16 we will be hosting our first ever "Knot Normal" marriage conference. The biggest threat to any marriage isn't infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is settling for normal. Normal marriages lose hope. Normal marriages lack vision. Normal marriages give in to compromise. Normal is the belief that this is as good as it will ever get. And when we begin to settle for normal, it's easy to move from "I do" to "I'm done".
Marriage experts Justin and Tricia Davis will be leading our "Knot Normal" event. The event will begin on Friday evening at 7pm and conclude that evening by 10pm. Saturday morning will begin at 8am and conclude by 12pm. Registration for the conference is $50 per couple and that includes snacks Friday evening and breakfast Saturday morning. The registration fee does not include your room shall you choose to stay over. The link to rent a room at the Crowne is in the tickets link below. If you have questions or to register, please email Misty Rowe at Misty@1c.church. The registration deadline is February 10th.
Financial Peace University will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life! This class begins on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm. This is a 9-week commitment that meets on Wednesday evenings. Cost is $109. Follow the link to register for this class! Link: https://www.financialpeace.com/groups/1077310?c=ccf
Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming. Ladies - The Women's Ministry Team invites you to join them for an afternoon of fellowship as we celebrate Advent. Dessert and drinks included. We will have childcare and deaf interpretation. Please RSVP, no later than December 3, by calling the church office at 243.6445 or by emailing Autumne at Autumne@1c.church.
Dinner will be served in the Fellowship Hall 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with worship from our youth worship band and an update from Josue and Prisca in the Sanctuary following dinner.
Josue & Prisca Akowanou are missionaries from Benin, Africa who plant churches and open schools. FCC has been supporting their family in the mission field for a number of years. Please join us in hearing an update on how their ministry is doing!
Smart Money Live Stream
Thursday, November 15 at 6:45 p.m.
We are excited to be hosting a FREE live stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money!
Dave has spent over 25 years teaching his programFinancial Peace University and helping people find hope and find the freedom that getting out of debt can bring to their lives. This three-hour event is going to lay out a seven-step proven plan for getting you and your family out of debt and on track to live and give like you never have before.
You must register to attend. www.financialpeace.com/livestreams/1076496
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Pick Up
Stop by the table in the Foyer or the Church Office during the week to pick up your plastic shoebox to fill with fun kid items. They will be shipped to children in need all over the world for Christmas. The last day to return your shoebox is Sunday, November 18. For more information about what Operation Christmas Child is, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ
“How to Live the Christian Life” - Bible study begins Oct. 23
Dave Nance will be offering the class “How to Live the Christian Life” starting Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m and it will run for 22 weeks. The four-part class is designed to build faith and lead participants into a closer relationship with Christ. You can sign up for the class by calling the Church Office at 243-6445. This class meets in ABF 1.
Wednesdays, September 26th - October 31st at 9:00 am.
Keep It Shut: by Karen Ehman explores how to better control your tongue, knowing what to say and how to say it, and realizing when it is best to say nothing at all.
From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. In this book a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue.
Christian women struggle with their mouths. Even though we know that Scripture has much to say about how we are—and are not—to use our words, this is still an immense issue, causing heartache and strain not only in family relationships, but also in friendships, work, and church settings.
Books are $16.50
Sign up by calling the church office 243-6445 or email email@example.com
The day includes coffee and cinnamon rolls at 10:00 a.m., tours of camp (optional) and a fried chicken lunch. Special Guest Speaker is Ken Idleman, graduate of Lincoln Christian University and Past President of Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. Music by Wanda Mountain Boys.
We'll Leave from FCC at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $15 for the day. Please RSVP to the church office no later than Tuesday, September 4. We'll take the bus for the first 14 to sign up and carpool for the rest. Call the office 243-6445 with any questions or to sign up.
We are excited to announce that First Christian is adding a worship opportunity for families on Thursdays starting September 6! Worship will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run for an hour. This will be an identical service to Sunday's contemporary service. Childcare will be provided from birth to three years old. There are many people who simply can't attend Sunday morning services. Societal norms have changed. The lines of what used to be a typical weekend, have blurred. Work schedules, children's events and a transient society have pulled many away from the privilege and responsibility of regular worship. If you have friends, family, or acquaintances who would benefit from this worship opportunity, please start letting them know about this now. We believe that this time slot will provide a much needed service in our community!
Starting Point is where we help you know more about what we believe, share next steps, help you grow in your faith, and help you connect into the FCC family. Those who want to learn more about following Christ, being baptized, or becoming a member of FCC will find this gathering valuable. If you want to learn more about baptism or membership prior to the next Starting Point, contact Misty at Misty.Rowe@fccjacksonville.org. The next Starting Point is Sunday, August 26 at 10:45 am. in our Coffee Shop.
On Friday, August 24, our church family will deploy onto the campus of MacMurray College for our annual "Mac Move In Day". Each year we show new college students the love of Christ in a practical way as we help them carry all of their belongings into the dorm room that they will call home over the next 9 months. This event will be 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping, please meet us at the church at 9:30 a.m. to receive a free T-Shirt and join us in prayer before we head out!