October 24, 2014

Amazing Sundays

Dear friends in Christ, 
What an incredible season of challenge this has been for our First Christian family! This past Sunday was a special day for our church. I smile when I think of the energy of 80 kids from our JAM Choir singing on stage. It was moving to see hundreds of people coming forward with decision cards to lay on the steps indicating "I'm All In." Nine more individuals came forward to make decisions for Christ! That means 20 baptisms and 19 new members in this last month! That is remarkable in this season where the challenge has been so strong to take a step forward in faith and a step up in generosity. 

If you turned in your I'm All In decision card on Sunday, THANK YOU! I can hardly wait to share more this weekend on where we are at this point. So far 311 cards have been turned in as a terrific start! However, we have a significant ways to go as our goal is 100% participation. 

If you missed Sunday or weren't quite ready to turn in a card, I invite you to be ALL IN. We really want to hear from you. There is still time for you to respond to communicate your intended generosity. Here's what you can do if you want to be included in our total for this Sunday: 

2) Fill out an I'm All In decision card and bring it by the church before Sunday. 

If you have questions, call us and we'd be glad to help you find answers. 

Remember as you complete your card it is a "one fund" decision. We are sharing our intended giving for two years to all of our existing ministries, our missions ministries outside the local church, and our building mortgage. Our giving begins with a First Fruits celebration on Sunday, November 2. On that day we will begin a brand-new series called "Thankful 4" and ordain our newest elder and deacons with prayer. 

There is so much riding on our 100% participation in this for our future. Even if you are brand-new to giving or wish you could do much more, please don't let this door of opportunity pass. Share with us what you can cheerfully do to support our vision to reach others, win souls for Christ, and grow as disciples. Thank you for responding to the challenge to take a step forward in faith and a step up in generosity. Thank you for being part of our church family and for your generosity. 

All In for Christ Jesus,
Steve Wingfield
Senior Pastor
(314) 837-2269
Trunk or Treat

This Sunday, October 26, 3:00-5:00 pm

This will be a fun community outreach event! This year, there are several features inside the building -- games, apple cider, popcorn, a cake walk and movie.  Outside we'll have decorated trunks and lots of candy to pass out. Bring your kids in costume and invite friends!

Note: More candy is still needed. Please consider picking up a bag or two and bringing it to the church by this Sunday. Thank you!
Starting Point Welcome Seminar

Sunday, November 5, 6:00-8:00 pm

Starting Point We would like every guest of First Christian to experience Starting Point. It's a welcome seminar led by Steve Wingfield that gives an overview of our church and a personal challenge to take your next step of faith. You'll enjoy a great meal (Chick-Fil-A), meet some ministry staff, and take a quick "backstage" tour. Most importantly, we'll meet in a smaller setting where you can hear and respond to God's invitation for your life. Childcare is provided with an online RSVP.

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