Nov 22
November 22, 2019, 2:59 PM
November 22, 2019
“Christianity is a lifestyle—a way of being in the world that is simple, non-violent, shared and loving. However, we made it into an established ‘religion’ (and all that goes with that) and avoided actually changing lives. One could be warlike, greedy, racist, selfish, and vain in most of Christian history and still believe that Jesus is one’s ‘personal Lord and Savior.’ The world has no time for
such silliness anymore. 
The suffering on Earth is too great.” 
~Richard Rohr
This is the last week to contribute to the
Lazarus bags. 
Since Winter has arrived,
we could still use your help with the following:
Stocking hats
Deodorant (small size)
Thank you for your help!
Advent Children’s Church
December 1-22 
Children’s Christmas Pageant
December 15 during worship.
To prepare for the pageant, we will be rehearsing during Children’s Church on:
Sunday, December 1 – assigning parts and costumes. Sunday, December 8 – rehearsing parts
Caroling and Gift Delivery
to Brookdale, December 21, Saturday. We will meet at Brookdale N. at 11:45 or if you want a ride, come to the church at 11:30. Children, youth and adults are welcome.
Christmas Eve Service
December 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Mendez Elementary School:
We have received gift ideas from the school for a number of children who will have little to no gifts without our giving. Each angel tag on the tree is for one of these children. Please choose a tag, sign your name next to the tag # and child’s name you choose. Please return the gift(s) to the church by December 15 with the angel tag attached for delivery to the school on the 16th
Brookdale North Assisted Living:
Select a gift box ornament and sign it out under the number
on the tag. Use the suggestions on the tag for purchasing
gifts and return them to the church by December 15 with the gift box ornament attached. They will be delivered to
Brookdale on December 21. 
Pray for our youth and leaders at they are camping at
Inks Lake State Park
this weekend of
Nov 22-24.
Please pray for good weather and a renewal of the
Spirit throughout the weekend.
Come join us as we celebrate
Ms. Alice Ballard's 99th Birthday
Many of you have joined since Ms. Ballard entered Brookdale North. Those of you who DO remember and know her, please come. Those of you who DON'T know her, come meet her.
Where: We will meet outside Room 133
at Brookdale North, on Old RR 12,
at the small round table just outside Ms. Ballard's room.
Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 2-3 PM 
Enjoy Cake, punch, celebration and fellowship with Miss Alice. She cannot see well and is almost deaf, so you have to speak close to her ears for her to hear you and stand close to her so she can see you. This precious woman has NO family who lives close, so I really encourage you to be her Family of God. She has been
a long-standing member of FCC. 
(She has been in Hospice care since early 2019)
Your presence is her present, so give the gift of love!! Thank you, Dawn Jester (Alice's "adopted" daughter)
Look For
First Christian Church
on sale in Fellowship Hall on Sunday!
pick up a couple of copies of FCC History and a
FCC Recipe Book!
These all make great Christmas gifts!