e-newsletter  //  August 9, 2014

Small Group Showcase


Sunday, August 10, after 9:30 and 11 am service
If you're interested in joining a small group but don't know where to start, this is the perfect opportunity for you! We will be showcasing our various groups in Stage One. You're invited to come and mingle with small group leaders and members. After all is said and done, you might find your future small group... and if nothing else, you might score a cookie or cupcake! Contact Joe Mueller at joe@fccf.org for more information.


Last day to bless an area child with school supplies
We're looking forward to blessing 400 area elementary students with school supplies! The process is a little different this year to ensure that the supplies only go to students who need them.
Here's how you can contribute (by this Sunday, August 10): 


Sponsor a child - We are providing ten bags to each Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant School District elementary school, for their counselors to hand out to students who need supplies the most. There are sponsor cards available at Connecting Point. Please pick one up if you would like to commit to praying for a child and purchasing the list of school supplies. 


Purchase supplies (can be entire list or partial list). Simply leave them in their plastic sacks and drop them in the designated boxes in our foyer. 


Financial donation - No time or not able to go shopping? We will do the shopping for you. Simply designate the money to "school supply project."


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Family Night at White Birch Bay Water Park 
Wednesday, August 13, 7:00-9:00 pm
This Hazelwood water park has a lazy river, three water slides, a little tot wave and play pool & more!  $1 snacks will be available (soda, candy, chips). Tickets are $10 per family (two or more) or $5 for individuals, available Sunday at Connecting Point. There is a limit of 225 people, so get your tickets soon!
Recently baptized or a new member? Let's celebrate! 


Sunday, August 17
If you made a public decision in May, June or July 2014 we want to celebrate with a special recognition during the invitation time at both the 9:30 and 11:00 am services. This will be followed by a Celebration Lunch after the 11:00 am service for you and your immediate family. We will be giving out baptism and membership certificates at that time as well as taking individual pictures at the lunch event. If you are able to attend, please RSVP by calling the church office at 837-2269.
Fall Midweek Kickoff

Wednesday, August 20, 7-8 pm

First Christian is gearing up for an exciting new season of fall programming. The entire family will be ministered to through JAM choir for children, Creative Arts Ministry for pre-teens, Collide for teens, Small Groups (church and home based), Supergroups and MOPS (support network for mothers of young children). Check the bulletin this Sunday for more detailed information and volunteer opportunities.


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The Launch

Wednesday, August 20, 6-8 pm

The Launch is a one time event for all pre-teen, middle school, and high school students at First Christian and their friends! Join us as we Launch into the new school year. We will have food, games, a dodgeball tournament, inflatables, and our good friends from Slap Happy improv group. Best of all, it's free, just bring money if you want to buy food. Invite all your friends! Whoever brings the most friends will win an all expense paid evening on their own personal party bus with the friends they brought. See you there!

July 13, 2014Worship: 904
Missions Offering: $2,520
Total Offering: $28,802 
Decisions for Christ:
Phillip Tankersly*
* Baptized into Christ

July 20, 2014Worship: 1056
Missions Offering: $ 1,654
Total Offering: $30,633 


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