What a great weekend at Clinton FCC! I am so thankful for Dr. Jody Owens from Johnson University and the time that he invested in our church this past weekend. Jody spent Friday evening and Saturday pouring into our staff, elders and key leaders and on Sunday to our church as a whole. If you missed Jody’s message of encouragement to go deep in your trust and daily walk with Jesus, to embrace the whole gospel and not just the part that gets you into heaven, and understanding that it is alright to pray a prayer of disorientation, then go to our web page and listen to his morning message.
Yesterday was Paige Rogge last Sunday with us as our summer intern. What a great job Paige did this summer serving our neighbors through the Neighborhood Care Center. She was the lead in organizing and directing our very successful new ministry, Camp 40 which was previously known as the Summer Lunch Program at the Webster Apartments. Many have been blessed because of Paige’s ministry here this summer and she will be missed. I am so thankful for the way God is orchestrating bringing the right people to FCC to minister for each season in our church. God is good and faithful and we know that He will continue to bless our church.
Pete Cocco has hit the ground running as our interim minister. He has spent his first week meeting with staff and elders and has a leadership style that will be very healthy for our church. Pete is very interested in meeting each of you and being a spiritual leader for our church for this season of transition. Pete will be preaching beginning this Sunday, pray for him as he prepares to bring God’s words to our church. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us as the work does not stop during times of transition, Pete is a gifted preacher and we are looking forward to how God will work in our church during this time.
** Elevator Work – The main elevator will be out of service starting today (August 5, 2019) and will not be available for approximately 4 weeks due to a major overhaul and replacement of the electrical components. Unfortunately during this time the basement level will not be handicapped accessible. The upper level may be accessed with the lift located next to the main office. Please contact the office if you have questions or concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
** Rooted Signups – The fall session of Rooted will begin in September and signups will start this Sunday. Won’t you consider participating or share your experience with someone who you feel would consider signing up!
** Bus Trip to Noah’s Ark & Creation Museum – Call the office for information and to sign up. Only 12 seats left.
** Tuesday August 6 will bring the Area Men's Fellowship at Clinton FCC. Just a quick reminder - we are now hosting two of the Area Men's gatherings each year - January and August and the Area Men's Fellowship exists to support Little Galilee Christian Camp. On the 6th, new Executive Director Rob Shoaff will be bringing the message and Kathie Wickenhauser and her team are preparing an incredible meal!
** Sunday August 11 – Spiritual Disciplines – Elective Sunday School Class begins led by Samuel Green
** Saturday August 17 – Eastern IL Mobile Food Pantry at 10am at the American Legion.
** Sunday August 18 - Little Galilee Connections Event - enjoy the pool, the zip line and the Gage and Ryan Food Truck - the fun begins at 12:30pm and EVERYONE is welcome and invited!
** August 23-24 - Spiritual Disciplines Retreat at the Chiara Center near Springfield - look for more info in the weeks that follow or reach out to Susan Klein, Becky Glenn or Rachel Emery - I love this 24 hour retreat - why not consider giving it a shot?
Prayer Requests ......
Pray for those in a season of disorientation, that they will find peace and joy in relationship with Jesus.
Pray for the Elevator work that there will be no delays
Pray for the Ministry Teams as they are working on their 2020 Ministry Action Plans.
Pray for the next Rooted class
Pray for the fall ministry plans
Pray for the Staff and the Elders, for protection, and Godly leadership.
Pray for Pete Cocco as our Interim Minister
Pray for Dinelle Frankland who will begin her ministry Sept 1.
Pray for the transition process and the SWOT analysis.
Pray that God already prepare the right person to be our new Lead Minister.
Pray for Samuel Green as he leads EHS and the Spiritual Disciplines elective Sunday School class.
Chairman of the Elders
Weekly update on what's happening at FCC! Glad you're here!