Dec 4
December 4, 2020, 6:19 PM
 
 

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December 4, 2020

 

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HOPE PEACE LOVE JOY

 

On the Second Sunday of Advent we light

the candle of Peace.

When the Spirit of the Lord fills us, we can have Peace, and our movement for wholeness will be grounded in justice and faithfulness. We thank God for this vision for our movement as we light the candle of Peace.

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10

Prayer:

We receive your Spirit, O God, that our hearts

might be filled with your righteousness and faithfulness. May we see and hear with your wisdom and

your Peace, and may our work together serve to bring your reign of Peace to pass.

In Christ’s name we pray. Amen

From "Imagining a New World" Advent Devotional by Terri Hord Owens

 

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This Sunday's Celebration on FACEBOOK

look for the red "live" button.

10:30 am

Or any time thereafter on our website

@ fcc-sm.org

Music will begin @10:15

See you Sunday!

 

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Upcoming

Drive-thru Communion dates:

December 13

December 20

and

 

Mark your Calendar for

Christmas Eve

December 24

 

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Invite your family, neighbors, friends, anyone else on Santas good/naughty list. ALL are WELCOME.

DON'T MISS THIS ONE OF A KIND

CELEBRATION OF OUR SAVIORS BIRTH

We look forward to seeing you

on the 24th .

 

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Youth will meet

Wednesday, December 9

in-person @ 6:00 @ FCC

See ya Sunday!

 

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COVID-19 UPDATE, December 2

There are now 222 people reported to be hospitalized with

the virus in our five-county region.

(Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell). Austin Public Health Chief Epidemiologist says, “The next two weeks may be crucial for our community as we begin to see those

individuals that may turn up positive (as a result of

Thanksgiving holiday gatherings.)”

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines saying close contact of people with COVID-19

should quarantine for 7-10 days.

You can find the specifics at the CDC website.

 

These new recommendations from the CDC allow local jurisdictions to assess their current situations and make recommendations based on local positivity rates, the extent of community spreading and current active cases. We are beginning to see our case counts steadily rise, just as was expected during this holiday season. Over the past three weeks, we have seen our active case counts triple and our positivity rate double. There have not been any large events or individual locations that can be identified as sources for the spike in cases, so the only determination is that we are still seeing significant community spreading occurring within our area. Based on these three factors, the Hays County Local Health Department is recommending that all Hays County residents, ISDs, and businesses continue to follow the 14-day quarantine schedule. We will continue to assess our situation and re-evaluate these recommendations based on the statistics reported to our department.

 

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This week at First Christian

Adult Bible Study - Linda Vetters @9:30 am Sunday on Zoom

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am on Facebook or @ fcc-sm.org

Pastor on the Porch - Friday @ 10:00 am

 

How Can We Pray for You?

If you wish Prayer for any reason send your request to

fcc@fcc-sm.org

place "Prayer Request" in the subject line -

our staff & team will pray for you.

Please pray for these . . . Daily!

For FCC, the Board and Staff for tough

decisions that are being considered and made.

For all of those in our community

who are in great need and are being impacted in

ways we can't comprehend by this pandemic.

Also for these with special health needs

and those experiencing grief:

Guye Rheinlander; Charles Cobb; Rebecca Chapmon;

Carolyn Smith; Kathy Kunchick; Vicki Roberts; Dawn Jester;

Bert Cobb; Susan Pruett; Jackie Cable; Judy Deforest;

Kathy Smith; Tracy Wilson; Dorothy McLendon;

Mary Tijerina; Dawn Shank; David Warren; Richard McDaniel;

Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Lois LaCoss; David Druham;

Melissa & Brett; Martinez extended family; Paula Lewis;

HOME Center of Central TX; Rose Seagrave; Jay Monson;

 

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3 Ways to Make your Holidays Great. . .

~ Giving ~

 

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Adopt-a-Family

Write a check to FCC and put "HCWC" in the memo line and you can make this time of year empowering and joyful for one of the many women, children and men breaking free of family abuse, sexual assault and child abuse in our community

OR go to hcwc.org and click on donate

 

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https://haysfoodbank.org

ALSO Remember!!! - $1 buys 4 Meals

Write a check to FCC and put "food bank" in the memo line and many meals will be provided for those in need during this holiday season and into the New Year!

 

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HOME Center of Central Texas!

Donate or Volunteer

https://www.homecentertx.org/how-to-help

Their website lists items needed and other ways to help.

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Other opportunities to GIVE or HELP

this holiday season!

Other agencies that FCC supports throughout the year will welcome your gifts as well. You can make check to FCC designate one of these agencies:

United Christian Ministry (Texas State)

Mendez Elementary School

Disciples Conference Center (Youth Camps)

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children)

Homespun

Southside Community Center

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Jarvis Christian College

DOMI (Disciples Outreach for the Mentally Ill)