September 23, 2019
Calling all prayer warriors of FCC, this week there are two meetings that will have a big impact on ministry for the next year in our church.
For the past month the ministry teams of FCC have been working on their plans for the 2020 ministry year. The teams have submitted their funding requests and on Tuesday evening the Finance team will review the requests and will most likely make a recommendation to the elders of a 2020 MAP that will be presented to the congregation for a vote in December. Please pray for the Finance Team as they work to discern anticipated giving for 2020 and how to meet the funding requests to promote a movement for God in Clinton, DeWitt County and around the world. Also please pray for our stewardship. Our church continues very strong financially; however, the past two month we have seen a decline in giving. Some of this could be attributed to the traditional “summer slump” or in Greg’s departure as Lead Minister but we would ask that everyone continue with your financial support of Clinton FCC.
The second meeting to pray for will be the September Elder’s meeting on Thursday. At this meeting we will be completing the final analytic tool of our church and also finalizing the committee that will work to discern who to recruit to be our next Lead Minister. This committee is so important to get correct and we request that you solicit our Father for his divine intervention on the selection of those with discerning hearts void of personal agendas.
We are planning a public update during a morning worship service very soon, most likely October 6th. While we realize this process has been slow moving, we have appreciated the opportunity not to be rushed and to spend time in prayer and be diligent with our discovery and evaluation of our church. Many of you were asked to give your opinions of our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. For those of you still working on those, it is not too late to turn them back in. We have received many great responses and they are being used in our church profile. This SWOT analysis reinforced that while we are not perfect and have much left to work on we are a very good and health church. Thank you to everyone who responded.
P.S. On the subject of “Thank you for your Patience” the elevator is back in service. PTL!!
**Tuesday, Sept 24th Women’s Bible Study at 10am in Room 2221
**Wednesday, Sept 25th First Kids youth group, Jr. High Underground, Choir practice
**Sunday, Sept 29th ONE SERVICE SUNDAY @ 9:30
**Tuesday, Oct 1st Area Men’s Fellowship @ Saybrook Christian Church
**Friday, Oct 4 Young at Heart
**Saturday, Oct 5 Beth Moore “Living Proof” Simulcast. Please join us at 9:30am in the sanctuary for this simulcast. This event is the opportunity to hear three teaching from Beth Moore and experience worship from Travis Cottrell and the Living Proof praise team. This event is open to women of all ages and the cost is FREE! Plan to attend and invite your friends. To find out more information or to register, please call the church office or visit clintonfcc.com/upcomingevents.
**Sunday, Oct 6 New Attender Meet and Greet 9:30am
**Monday, Oct 7 FEED Cook Night
Weekly update on what's happening at FCC! Glad you're here!
First Christian Church
100 N Jackson St.
Clinton, IL 61727
Mondays: 9a - 4p
Wednesday: 9a - 4p
Thursday: 9a - 4p
Modified Worship Times
Sundays at 8:00am