Sep 18
September 26, 2020, 9:53 AM
 
September 18, 2020
 
First Christian Church of San Marcos
exists to lead people into a growing relationship
´╗┐with Jesus Christ!
 
New Sermon Series
We are beginning a new Sermon Series that will examine the lives of several people who are expressions of the extraordinary presence of the Spirit of Christ in the heart of human beings. We will be taking a look at the amazing lives of both biblical and historical heroes of faith. 
This Sunday: Cloud of Witnesses
 
Join us this Sunday on FACEBOOK
look for the red "live" button.
Or any time on our website @ fcc-sm.org
10:30 am
Music will begin @10:25 (new time)
See you Sunday!
 
This Sunday!
In-Person Communion Service
With our Musicians
 
Sunday, September 20 - 6:30 pm
(Rain or Shine)
Mask-up and drive through the Portico to receive an individual communion kit and prayer of blessing. Then Social Distance on the Parking Lot If you wish.
BYOLC
(Bring your own lawn chair)
 
 If this service meets with a good response
and if we all behave, 
the next service is planned for October 18.
 
The Youth will meet
Wednesday, September 23
in-person @ 5:30
See ya soon!
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F A L L R A L L Y
Mission South and Disciple Oaks
registration is
NOW OPEN for CYF Fall Rally
December 4-6, 2020.
You can register and get the CampDoc
Registration on our website
 
Mission South is happy to announce that registration is
NOW OPEN for Chi Rho Virtual Fall Rally
November 15, 2020
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Zoom..
You can register online @
 
Try saying this silently to everyone and everything
you see for thirty days: “I wish you happiness now and whatever will bring happiness to you in the future.” 
If we said it to the sky, we would have to stop polluting; if we said it when we see ponds and lakes and streams,
we would have to stop using them as garbage dumps and sewers; if we said it to small children, we would have to stop abusing them;…if we said it to people, we would have to stop stoking the fires of enmity around us.
Beauty and human warmth would take root in us like a clear, hot June day.
We would change. ~Joan Chittister
 
 
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
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!
All of our kids (age 0 - 5th grade) as they struggle to find a new normal in school. For our youth (grade 6 - 12 +) as they deal with their anxieties about what the future holds for them. For our parents as they try to hold things together for their kids, their work and the health and safety for them all. 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:
Rebecca Chapmon; Kerry Groh-Brown; Amber Munn; Tracy Wilson; Maren Kay Milam; Charles Cobb; Kathy Kunchick; SMPD;
Vicki Roberts; David Voight; Dawn Jester; Susan Pruett;
Carolyn Scott; Jackie Cable; Judy Deforest; Kathy Smith;
Dorothy McLendon; Jean English; Honey Cuellar; Mary Tijerina; Dawn Shank; David Warren; Coy Rowdon; Richard McDaniel;
Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Melissa and Brett;
Martinez extended family; Patrick McGuire; Judy Ritchie;
David Druham; HOME Center of Central TX
 
Coming soon . . . very soon! "A blessed event for the Carpenters"
due this week. In case you'd like to send a card their address is . . .
120 N. Mitchell
San Marco, Tx78666
 
Another Opportunity to Help our Community.
From Janet Schlotter & Kerry Rash
FCC's members have an opportunity to help the really
needy homeless community in the
Central Texas/San Marcos area.
A charitable organization called
HOME Center of Central Texas 
is providing items of food, clothing, and temporary housing.
Please check out their Facebook site to learn more about their activities. We have been in touch with the President, Hannah Durrance, and she indicated we could help by being a collection point for items they need.
Their email is homecentertx@gmail.com.
In the next few days a collection point should be set up at FCC (probably outside the office door) for some of these items. Anything collected can be given to HOME Center to hand out to the needy.
You can also give items by going to their Facebook page and going to their Amazon wish list of items and ordering items from there.
They have three or four different packs they give to the homeless
and also could use help getting these packages together
in gallon storage bags.
Some of the items needed are:
Water
Gatorade
Orange juice (small)
insect repellent
socks for men & women - above the ankle type
canned fruit
(easy open...this is a treat for them !)
Crackers
Crackers & Tuna & Similar items.
protein bars
trail mix
tuna packs or other easy open canned foods
(for those occasionally put up in motels.)
disposable masks
hand sanitizer
Travel size toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap
Gallon storage bags
Thanks to any of you who can donate items.
The homeless really are thankful to get any of these items.
 
Hays County Food Bank
September is Hunger Action Month
$5 can provide 20 meals.
50 pounds of food can supply one family in need
with meals for a week.
A team of 10 volunteers can provide 100 families
with food at one of our distributions.
Every action makes a difference.
 
Send checks 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