Feb 21
February 21, 2020, 11:02 AM
 
February 21, 2020
 
Join us Wednesday, February 26 • 6:30 pm for a great
"Fat Wednesday" Pancake Dinner to raise funds for
Summer Camps and Mission for our Youth.
(This dinner follows our Ash Wednesday service.)
Be prepared to be entertained by our young people.
Bring your appetite and your check book!
 
Coming Up at FCC
A Look Ahead
Week of Compassion (giving opportunity) ~ February 23
Ash Wednesday Service ~ February 26 • 6 pm
Fat Wednesday Youth Fundraiser Pancake Dinner - 6:30 pm
Men's Retreat ~ February 28-29
Amplify Austin - March 5
(Benefits Hays County Food Bank & Hays-Caldwell Women's Center)
Youth Spring Rally - March 6-8
Saturday, March 7~ All Church Breakfast
& Painting Party • 9 am
Bobcat Build ~ Saturday, April 4
 
 
Men, HAVE YOU REGISTERED??
 
Join us at the 2020 BBA/CPA Men’s Retreat
on February 28 – 29 at the Disciple Oaks Conf. Center in Gonzales t
o worship together and participate in a discussion of this important topic.
 
• Speaker: Dr. Michael Passmore – Sr Minister, Central Christian Church, San Antonio
• Music: Joel Pereira – Worship Pastor, First Christian Church, McAllen
• Hospitality Scott Miller and the entire staff of Disciple Oaks Camp and Retreat
817 926 4687 • Call to register today!!
For Registration please check out the flyer
 
When the waters rise
Submitted by Week of Compassion
We are the Church together. 
Through your support of the Special Offering, Week of Compassion is prepared to respond immediately when there is need from a disaster.
Flooding in Eastern Oregon damaged many homes last week, as well as roads and bridges, making travel difficult. Rev. Marc Mullins of First Christian Church, Pendleton reports that the community worked together quickly to provide needed assistance to those who were displaced and to coordinate clean-up as the waters began to recede. 
Within a few days of the flooding, Pastor Mullins shared the following message with his congregation: 
 
I have just received word that five grants will be sent to the church from Week of Compassion to be distributed to five families in our congregation who have been impacted by the recent flood… I expect these grant monies to arrive next week.  
It just so happens that these next two Sundays are the days when we receive our annual special offerings during worship for Week of Compassion. This is the first time I have been impacted personally by grants from Week of Compassion. I often hear how money is distributed to victims of hurricanes, typhoons, famines, wars (resulting in refugees), etc., but this is the first time that I have had members of a congregation I serve receiving such financial support. As a result, I have decided to change my sermon for this next Sunday to reflect the blessings provided by our Week of Compassion funds. 
Meanwhile – several time zones away – residents of Southeastern Kentucky were also impacted by severe flooding.
 
In times of adversity, it helps to remember that we do not exist in isolation. We are present precisely because we are the Church together.
 
We are the Church together – at all times. When one member of our Body is hurting, we reach out with love; and when the waters rise, we are there with the presence, support, and compassion that lets others know they are not alone.
 
Note: In 2015 when we experienced two disastrous floods, First Christian Church, San Marcos received help through Week of Compassion. We are thankful for that help, and this is a way to return that help to others. Envelopes will be available on Sunday.