Jul 17
July 18, 2020, 12:58 PM
 
July 17, 2020
 
First Christian Church of San Marcos
exists to lead people into a growing relationship
with Jesus Christ!
 
Join us this Sunday on FACEBOOK
look for the red "live" button.
Or on our website @ fcc-sm.org
Sermon title "What Jesus said about . . . the Heart"
at 10:30 am
Music will begin @10:15.
See you Sunday!
 
North Point Ministries suspends
in-person services until 2021
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 13, 2020
 
Pastor Andy Stanley, who leads the five congregations of North Point Ministries in the Metro-Atlanta area announced that in-person services will plan to resume in 2021. Each week on a typical Sunday 30,000 people attend at the five locations. He said, “…should someone get sick, the church would be responsible for contact tracing, which is pretty much an impossible thing to do.” The church had planned to open all campuses in early August if COVID numbers were moving in the right direction. Stanley said, “That has changed. Consequently, we cannot guarantee your safety and that is a big part of our leadership team’s decision.” Stanley said he was confident the church would remain strong, whether or not they meet in person. A sizeable percentage of people in the church meet in small groups weekly through social media venues.
“Ultimately, we are going to thrive,” he said.
 
Pastor Apologizes for Coronavirus Outbreak
(The Outbreak was not his fault but he took responsibility for opening the church too soon)
The Christian Post, July 14, 2020
 
A Tennessee pastor has apologized to his congregation as the coronavirus has infected countless church members – including himself and his family members – weeks after the church resumed indoor worship services. Kevin Page, pastor of Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, posted a 20 minute video on Facebook last Thursday expressing deep “regret” and taking full responsibility for the decision to resume indoor services in late May. Westmore is just one of a number of congregations worldwide that have received media spotlight due to outbreaks of coronavirus cases associated with their church communities or people who have attended worship services or other events at their facilities.
 
First Christian Church, San Marcos, Texas
 
His/our church is a cause, a community, and a corporation. The cause continues as we love and serve each other and our neighbors. Our community life suffers because of our physical isolation and loneliness. We stay physically closed as an in-person worshipping community out of concern for the safety
of each one who calls the FCC facility “my church home.” Sadly, we cannot gather in that home. The C.D.C. forecasts total deaths from Covid-19 in the country to rise to as many as 160,000 by the end of this month. The time may come when we can socialize and pray together under the stringent conditions but we’re not there yet. Much of what makes life sweet is lost to us.

For a message of encouragement and hope enter northpoint.org and click on JOIN US ONLINE.
Watch the service from July 12 titled, SURVIVING COVID. Your heart will be touched.
Your faith will be strengthened.
CCSW adventures
CCSW adventures is where children, youth and families can find connections through music, keynotes & activities! There are interactive zoom calls along with recorded messages.
Week 7 - July 19-25
Theme: I Abide in You
Romans 8:35,37-39
 
 
This week at First Christian
 
Adult Bible Study - Linda Vetters @9:30 am on Zoom
Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am on Facebook or @ fcc-sm.org
Pastor on the Porch - Friday @ 10:00 am
Informal meeting with Pastor Gregory Ross on zoom
 
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.
Jerry Thompson; Krista Milam; Justin Abbie; Beth and Vicki Judkins- Mickolas, Kathy Kunchick; SMPD; David Voight; Dawn Jester; Susan Pruett; Carolyn Scott; Jackie Cable; Judy Deforest; Bert Cobb; Kathy Smith; Dorothy McLendon; Jean English; Honey Cuellar; Corrine McBride; Mary Tijerina; Dawn Shank; David Warren; Coy Rowdon; Mildred Scott; Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Richard McDaniel; Robert Volk; Melissa and Brett; Meleesa Pollock; Martinez extended family; Patrick McGuire; Judy Ritchie;
Family of Mary Ann Smith
 
Hays County
Food Bank
Donations
So far this year our church
has given over 16,000 pounds.
Our goal is 20,000!!
 
 
URGENT NEED
Healthy volunteers
While we remain closed to the public, we are still busy working to ensure our community has access to nutritious food. In an average week, we receive more than 17,000 pounds of food from local restaurants, grocery stores, and from individual donations. This food must be picked up, weighed, inspected, sorted, packed up, and delivered to distributions. Our small staff needs the help of healthy volunteers in order to get this done each week.
 
Visit our Volunteer page on our website.
You will be asked a few screening questions before you can register as a new volunteer or sign up for shifts.
We hope to see you soon!
 
Other Urgent Needs
Hand soap
Personal Protection Gloves
Canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken)
Canned fruits
Canned tomato products
Caned veggies (please no green beans or corn)
Canned beans
Condiments
Food donations may be dropped off on our front porch (at the Food Bank) or placed in the green bench outside.
It will be checked regularly.
 
You can send Food Bank donations to
FCC marked "Food Bank"
or mail checks directly to the Food Bank
220 Herndon St,
San Marcos, TX 78666
OR go to their website at www.haysfoodbank.org
 
Ways to Give
 
 1. Mail a check or money order:
First Christian Church
3105 Ranch  Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
ATTN RAE
 
2. Make a donation online:
 
3. Use the drop box:
in the office door mail slot.
 
4. Set up automatic payments
from your bank account:
  
Thank you so much - everything we do at
FCC is made possible by your giving!