e-newsletter  //  December 17, 2015
Congregational Meeting Results

Twenty-two (22) servant leaders, including two (2) Elders and twenty (20) Deacons, were on the ballot on Sunday, December 6th for congregational approval. We praise God for the unity expressed as we have elected all those on the ballot to serve. We are thankful for those who accepted the call to serve and those who voted. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue on their mission to minister and serve here at First Christian.
A New Chapter

We celebrate Joe Mueller as he and his family are beginning a new chapter in their lives. Joe will be leaving First Christian at the end of the year, so that he can begin a doctoral program in the fall of 2015, the next step in his dream to become an Old Testament professor. In the spring, Joe will be teaching classes at Saint Louis Christian College, watching Liam, and brushing up on his Hebrew and Greek. Be sure to wish the Mueller's a fond farewell!
Financial Peace University
Sunday, January 3 at 9:30 am in room 136 (FREE preview class)

Striving to make ends meet? Tired of fighting about money? Worried if you can retire comfortably? Make a New Year's resolution that will change your life! Start the year off in Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that will change the way you think and act with money. Contact Jennifer OHearn at 618.514.1816 or ohearn.jen@gmail.com. Registration on sale now!
REAL Women's Fellowship 
Sat., January 9, 6-8 pm in Student Center

The start of a new year is a great time to learn how to ENCOURAGE each other as we pursue our passions for God, our family, our church and each other. Join us for another great night of learning, worship, fellowship and great food. Bring a dish to share with the group. Questions? Contact Kara Whitehouse at 314-795-8476.
Wednesday Night Programming Break

All Wednesday night programs (JAM, Collide, Adult Worship, MOPS) are on break. Programming will resume Wednesday, January 13. Thank you for volunteering or attending our programs.