Nov 27
November 28, 2020, 11:39 AM


November 27, 2020




On the first Sunday of Advent we light the candle of HOPE

that comes from the announcement of Christ’s birth

and the expectation of His certain return.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9


In a world too often filled with uncertainty and anxiety,

we rejoice in the HOPE that we have in Jesus Christ.

We find our HOPE also in the scriptures, where we read

in 1 Corinthians 3:9 - "God is faithful." May our hearts lay hold to this HOPE today and everyday and may the light of

our first candle remind us of God's enduring faithfulness.


Our HOPE is in you, Lord. Fill us with the HOPE you give,

the HOPE that sustains us and gives us strength for the days ahead; the HOPE that does not disappoint.

In Jesus' name we pray. Amen

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


This Sunday's Celebration on FACEBOOK

look for the red "live" button.

10:30 am

Or any time thereafter on our website


Music will begin @10:15

See you Sunday!


Drive-thru Communion

This Sunday, November 29

5:00 pm

Hope you will join us.

Upcoming Drive-thru Communion dates:

December 13

December 20


Christmas Eve, December 24.


Youth will meet

Sunday, December 29

in-person @ 4:30 @ FCC

See ya Sunday!


This week at First Christian

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

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am on Facebook or @

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

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;


3 Ways to Make your Holidays Great. . .

~ Giving ~



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 and click on donate

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!


HOME Center of Central Texas!

Donate or Volunteer

Their website lists items needed and other ways to help.


Other opportunities to GIVE or HELP

this holiday season!

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Contact: Fran Ramirez - 512-557-3081


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)


Southside Community Center

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Jarvis Christian College

DOMI (Disciples Outreach for the Mentally Ill)


December Birthdays & Anniversaries


Keith & Denise Ralph - 12/01

Randy & Paula Ayers - 12/18

W.C. & Jo Ann Carson - 12/21



Ryan McGowan - 12/03

Shawn Spindle - 12/09

Roy Enright - 12/12

Tom Ballard - 12/13

Judy DeForest - 12/13

Haley Karlik - 12/13

RichardTrammell - 12/15

Bonnie Hill - 12/15

Jaqueline Cable - 12/19

Dorothy Volk - 12/19

William Wray - 12/22

Frances Mitchell - 12/23

Miles Carpenter - 12/30

David Voight - 12/30