We are one week from the 1st of April, and thats no joke! We are just less than four weeks away from Easter - our biggest day of the year. And much is happening between now and then, and into summer - can I put multiple events and opportunities before you this morning?
#1 - FCC is hosting the 4th CAMA Lent service THIS Wednesday March 27 at 6:30pm in the Family Life Center at 6:30pm. This 30 minute worship experience will be led by Cody and Allison and is a great opportunity to worship with others from our community as we move toward Easter week.
#2 - This Sunday brings week 5 of our WHY? sermon series - looking at the Neighborhood Care Center and why this ministry hubs helps us fulfill our vision to become a Passionate Community of Disciple Makers. We will hear this week from Cody, as well as three key NCC volunteers - don't miss worship at FCC this Sunday!
#3 - ROOTED Celebration - Friday April 5 at 7pm in the Sanctuary. We have talked about the difference ROOTED has made in the lives of so many - see and hear firsthand at the ROOTED celebration! And just an FYI - the next ROOTED experience will launch in early September.
#4 - 12th annual Intentional Church Conference in Decatur on Saturday April 6 - our church has been a part of the leadership of this conference from the beginning and we couldn't be more excited about year 12! We are so excited we want you to attend for FREE! Just contact this office this week and we will get you signed up!
#5 - Connections Event - Dessert potluck - Sunday April 7 at 6pm in the Family Life Center. Bring your favorite pie, cookies, cake or other yummy dessert and join your church family for our next Connections event - I can't wait!
#6 - Easter at FCC - Sunday April 21 at 8:15am or 10:45am - start inviting your friends today!
#7 - Family Fun night on Sunday, April 28 at 5:30 will bring free show by Christian Illusionist Matt Adams in the sanctuary. This is a great opportunity to reach out to family or friends and invite them to a night of adult- and kid-friendly fun with a great message.
#8 - Mother-Daughter banquet at Clinton FCC on Saturday May 4 - year three of this event promises to be one you will not want to miss! Make memories with your mother and/or daughters!
#9 - End of the year Choir Cantata - Sunday May 12 at 8:15am - come out and support our wonderful choir!
#10 - Little Galilee Christian Camp - summer camping is almost here! We want your children/grandchildren to attend! FCC will pay 50% for one session of camp at LGCC - take advantage of this great opportunity literally in our own back yard!
That is a lot - isn't it great to be a part of a busy and active church! Blessings to you! Have a great week!
Wednesday March 20 marks the official beginning of spring and I have been waited for this day for weeks! I'm ready for bike riding weather, the beginning of baseball and longer days. Of course, last year we were blessed with five different snow events AFTER the official beginning of spring so who really knows what is next? Several thoughts this morning on this LAST Monday of winter:
** So good to hear Adam Brucker bring the word yesterday on the topic of COMMUNITY in the life of a church - and in the life of our church! Adam, Trina and their children were such a blessing to FCC and our community during the almost 11 years they spent in the 61727 and God is doing some really good things in their lives in Mason, Ohio. If you missed the message, check it out on our website - you will be glad you did.
** This week is week 10 for our ROOTED groups - the Sunday groups wrapped up yesterday and the Wednesday groups will conclude on Wednesday evening. So many great stories are being told and I know of at least six faith decisions have been made already! Praise the Lord! The ROOTED Celebration service is scheduled for Friday April 5 at 7pm - I really hope you will consider attending - you will be blessed!
** Great job everyone involved in our annual Pancake and Sausage fundraiser for UNDERGROUND Student Ministry. I'm disappointed I missed it but heard great reports. Well done Ben Pertl, the many parents and volunteers, and the Jr High and High School students!
** Our WHY? series continues this Sunday will a look at MISSIONS - why do we spend 20% of our MAP on Missions and Benevolence ministries? Is there a Biblical mandate for MISSIONS? How many monthly MISSION partnerships are currently active at FCC? Come hear stories of what God is doing literally all over the world through our monthly MISSION partnerships! Our WHY? series will take us to Easter 2019!
** Our next CONNECTIONS event is less than three weeks away - Sunday April 7 at 6pm in the Family Life Center - Lindsey and team are sponsoring a dessert potluck - so bring a pie, cookies, a cake, or something else in the dessert family and get to know others in your church family better!
** The Intentional Church Conference is Saturday April 6 at Decatur FCC - you can go for FREE! You will be blessed! Let me know if you are interested in attending w/ FCC.
** Just a reminder - MOST Wednesday evenings I serve as either co-host or host of the Direct Line radio show on AM 1340 WSOY in Decatur with my good friend, Wayne Kent of Decatur FCC. We would be honored if you would join us on Wednesday evenings!
** A new elective class began yesterday - "My Life in the Church" - led by Cody Monkman and Ryan Sosamon. This class meets in room 2217 and all are welcome to attend at 9:30am on Sunday morning.
** FIRST KIDS is sponsoring another Easter event - "Walk with Jesus" will take place on Wednesday evening April 17 - all are welcome but tickets are needed - please look for more info in the weeks ahead.
** Please get any remaining baby bottles for New Life in Decatur returned as soon as possible, preferably filled with $!
As I conclude this morning's update, I want to share a few words about my first born - my daughter Jordan. Saturday brought her 23rd birthday and i could not be more proud of the young woman of faith she is and the way God is using her and her husband Jacob in Rhode Island, one of the least churched states in our union. The church they serve at - Bridge Point Christian Church - is almost six years old and is already over 500 in weekly attendance most weeks! Jordan and Jacob are serving in the area of student ministry and helping introduce students to Jesus! Jordan is also concluding her student teaching and doing a great job! Would you pray for Jordan and Jacob this week? Would you lift up Bridge Point CC? Jordan (and Jacob) - I love you and I'm so proud of you! Keep changing the world for Jesus!
have a great week - see you on Sunday!
This weekend is one my family will not soon forget - especially my wonderful wife Marla. This Wednesday brings a milestone birthday most of us are NOT excited about, so Jordan, Peyton and I decided to make it as blessed as possible - full of surprises and encouragement. The fun began Friday morning, when Marla woke up and found Jordan was home for the weekend from Rhode Island - her reaction was priceless! Peyton rolled into Chestnut Friday evening late - now the house is full once again - blessed words for empty nesters! Then on Saturday, following a mother/daughter/grand daughter lunch at La Te Da, dozens of family and friends surprised her with a birthday party in the family life center. Mandi Ries and Emilee Monkman - dear friends who have recently lauched Bright Light Design Co. - took care of the shopping, decorations and set up, and Allison Hitchings, Lindsey Moody, Andrea Graves, Karen Rice and others helped with the goodies and additional set up. And best of all? Marla had no idea - total surprise - what a great weekend! Thank you to everyone that has loved my wife and said kind words to her - I'm so thankful for you, Marla - I love you!
Yesterday brought week 2 of our WHY? series - looking at FIRST KIDS and UNDERGROUND Student Ministry - thanks to ABC - Allison, Ben and Cassandra - for sharing during much of the sermon. One point to highlight from the message yesterday - each of these men/women of faith desire to be a PARENTAL RESOURCE - please never hesitate to reach out to them and encourage them! A major part of becoming a Passionate Community of Disciple Makers involves having cutting edge Children's and Student Ministries - that is our goal for FIRST KIDS and USM!
Keep the following in mind:
** THIS SATURDAY March 16 is USM's All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast - get your tix and come on out and support our students! Tickets will be available at the door!
** THIS SUNDAY - March 17 - I am excited to announce Adam Brucker will be speaking during both services on why COMMUNITY is so important in the life of our church as part of our WHY? series. Don't miss the chance to catch up with Adam and be encouraged by his message!
** Baby Bottles are due - please return your filled baby bottles to the Welcome Center or the Church office. This fundraiser helps support the New Life Pregnancy Center in Decatur.
** Elder Recommendation forms will be accepted until March 31 - find these forms at the Welcome Center or in the Church office.
** CAMA Lent service this Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Nazarene Church. FCC will host on March 27.
** Rooted Celebration will be Friday night April 5 - all are welcome to attend.
** The 12th annual Intentional Church Conference will be on Saturday April 6 in Decatur - you can go for FREE!
Have a great week - see you Sunday!
I know it doesn't seem like it but spring is literally just around the corner - just 16 days away! I can't wait! And this Sunday is time change Sunday - we "spring forward" - meaning we lose an hour of sleep this Saturday night. Before long, the days will be longer and the weather will be warmer - nice thoughts on a day that began below zero!
Much is happening at Clinton FCC - here are several thoughts and reminders:
** Huge thanks to Tom Ewald for sharing w/ us during the 9:30am hour the past three Sunday mornings on lessons from the life of Judas - blessings to you Tom!
** Our new sermon series WHY? is underway - we looked yesterday at Every Member Ministry and why the Priesthood of All Believers is a biblical mandate for each of us! This Sunday, we consider the importance of FIRST KIDS and Student Ministry and we will hear from Allison, Ben and Cassandra as part of the morning message.
** Pancakes and Sausage are on the menu! Our annual Student Ministry fundraiser is Saturday March 16 beginning at 7am - get your tickets now and support your student ministry!
** CAMA "Lent" services will take place each Wednesday from now until Easter - this Wednesday March 6 a special Ash Wednesday service will take place at 6:30pm at the Methodist Church - join us!
** A special Easter week event sponsored by FIRST KIDS will happen on Wednesday evening April 17. Plan now to attend WALK with JESUS - you won't want to miss it!
** Our current ROOTED groups continue to move through the 10 week discipleship experience - so blessed to hear ongoing testimonies of how God is working!
** A new elective class will begin on Sunday March 17 and it will be a follow up on the I Am a Church Member series from February - Cody Monkman will lead us at 9:30am in this journey - look for more info moving forward!
** A men's group looking at Sexual Integrity is being formed - if you are interested in learning more about this group, see Samuel Green or myself.
** The March Bible reading plan is available - get one at the welcome center or the office, or find it online at clintonfcc.com.
** The Elder Recommendation process is underway - forms are available at the welcome center of in the church office - forms are due by March 31 should you choose to recommend someone. See any Elder w/ questions or concerns.
Have a great week - see you Sunday!
We are just a couple of days away from the month of March - before long the activities of spring will be here and longer days will bring a smile to our faces! I can't wait. At FCC, we concluded the I Am a Church Member series yesterday with a message on LEGACY - thanks to Tom Ewald for giving us much to think about and thanks to all who read the book and took time to consider what their role a member of the church at Clinton can and should look like!
Several thoughts and reminders as we begin on this cold morning:
** Super thankful for all that participated in the Small Town Ministry Summit last week in southern Indiana! I am especially thankful for Ryan Baker, Les Evans, Casey McCormick, Jeff Mayfield and Cody Monkman for our time spent together during travel and around our table. I am better equipped to serve the Lord and the church because of last week!
** Time change Sunday is less than two week away - Sunday March 10 - SPRING FORWARD - I can't wait for the longer days to become a reality!
** Student Ministry is hosting their annual Pancake/Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday March 16 from 7am until 1pm - get your tix and support our students!
** Elder Recommendation Forms are available at the Welcome Center and in the office and will be available during the month of March. Please see any Elder if you have any questions.
** Our "Change for Life" baby bottle campaign is wrapping up - please return your baby bottles to the office or the welcome center on Sunday mornings.
** Tom Ewald will be with us in the Family Life Center for one final Sunday this week March 3 at 9:30am - join us!
** Reload for Men meets this Friday March 1 at 6:15am at the Clinton Y - all men are welcome!
** A new elective class will be launching on Sunday March 17 led by Cody Monkman - it is a follow up to I Am a Church Member and the curriculum helps us look at taking the principles of our study in February and putting them into practice in our lives and at our church.
** The Intentional Church Conference is right around the corner and there is room for YOU! Saturday April 6 at Decatur FCC - our church is a partner church and you can attend for free if you let me know ahead of time.
** This week brings a new sermon series entitled WHY? - looking at why Clinton FCC is so committed to certain principles or ideals. This Sunday brings a message on Every Member Ministry from Romans 12!
Have a great week - see you Sunday!
Short blog post this week - I'm in southern Indiana at the Wooded Glen Retreat center for the Small Town Ministry Summit along with several ministry friends from our area: Ryan Baker from Moweaqua, Les Evans from Tuscola, Jeff Mayfield from LeRoy and Casey McCormick from Mt. Pulaski, as well as Cody Monkman from Clinton. We will have 40-50 gathered to learn from Richard Crabtree, Barney Wells, Russell Johnson and others - looking at the unique context of small town ministry and how we can encourage one another as we serve! Special shout out and thanks to the Solomon Foundation for their very generous sponsorship of our event and to my friend Randy Kirk from having the vision and helping make it become reality!
Several "quick hits" before the summit begins:
** Dr. Tom Ewald did an incredible job teaching us on the life of Judas and helping us better understand the Antisocial personality - Tom will be with us the next two Sunday mornings - Feb 24 and March 3 - in the Family Life Center at 9:30am teaching from his recently published book Judas and the Criminal Mind - join us! Copies of the book are available to purchase. All are welcome!
** This Sunday is week 4 of our I Am a Church Member series by Thom Rainer - we will look at LEGACY and how that unfolds in the life of the local church, especially Clinton FCC!
** Pancake breakfast for Student Ministry is Saturday March 16 - get your tix!
** We will begin a brand new sermon study in March entitled WHY?
** We continue to raise $ for the Change for Life Baby Bottle - have you picked up your baby bottle? We are raising money for the New Life Pregnancy Center in Decatur - our goal is $5,000.00.
Have a great week - see you Sunday!
We are halfway through our February look at Thom Rainer's book I Am a Church Member - yesterday brought a message on the importance of UNITY in the life of a church - in the life of OUR church! Here are a couple of the teachings from the New Testament we looked at yesterday:
Jesus said in John 17 - "I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete UNITY to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." Jesus desires complete UNITY so the world will know the name of Jesus.
The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4 - "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. May every effort to keep the UNITY of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Paul is telling his friends in Ephesus have important UNITY is for the local church, and shares a great paradigm to operate within: HUMILITY, GENTLENESS, PATIENCE and LOVE.
We also looked at one of the early slogans of the Restoration Movement - FCC's heritage: “In matters of FAITH UNITY; in matters of OPINION LIBERTY; in all things LOVE.”
We each play a part in moving toward this COMPLETE UNITY Jesus and Paul shared about. We can do this Clinton FCC! And hopefully, some day, John 13:34-35 will ring 100% true in our community: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all people will know that you are MY disciples, if you have LOVE for one another”
This Sunday brings week 3 of our study, and message entitled "The Church is NOT about ME!" Please read chapters 3 and 4 as you prepare for church on Sunday!
We are in a busy and important season in the life of our church - here are multiple reminders to be aware of:
** TONIGHT - Wild Game Potluck at 6pm in the Family Life Center - all are welcome!
** Beginning next Sunday morning, we will host Dr Tom Ewald from Lincoln Christian Seminary for three consecutive Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Family Life Center - he will be teaching lessons from his recently published book on the life of Judas. ALL are welcome - please join us!
** RELOAD for Men - this FRIDAY Feb 15 at 6:15am at the Clinton Y - please read chapter 11 for this gathering.
** COFFEE BREAK for Women is this FRIDAY Feb 15 at 9:30am at FCC
** Our church is providing workers for the MOBILE FOOD PANTRY this Saturday at the American Legion - if you can help, call the office - 935-3139 or connect with Cody Monkman.
** Christian Practices retreat at FCC is Friday evening and Saturday Feb 22-23 - please find a registration form at the Welcome Center or contact the office - 935-3139.
** Our Pancake and Sausage breakfast fundraiser for UNDERGROUND student ministries will be Saturday March 16.
** We continue to raise money for the New Life Pregnancy center in Decatur by participating in their Change for Life baby bottle campaign - our goal is $5,000.00 as a church - let's make this happen FCC!
Have a great week - see you Sunday!
Blessings to each on you on this first Monday of February - several questions to think through today:
#1 - I certainly like 53 degrees instead of -17, how about you? Hopefully Mr. Groundhog is correct and spring is coming soon!
#2 - How are you liking I Am a Church Member? Do you have your copy? This week we will look at chapter 2 and the importance of UNITY in the local church - in our church. Read John 17:17-23 and Ephesians 4:1-11 as you prepare for church on Sunday.
#3 - LADIES - are you signed up for the IF Gathering this Saturday at FCC? It is NOT too late - connect w/ Mandi or Jen in the office at 935-3139 - you will be blessed if you do!
#4 - Are you ready to enjoy some WILD GAME next Monday night at the 12th annual Wild Game Potluck? Monday night Feb. 11 at 6pm in the Family Life Center.
#5 - Will you consider participating in the Christian Practices retreat at FCC on Feb. 22-23? Find out more information at the welcome center on Sunday or contact the church office at 935-3139.
#6 - FAMILY worship night hosted by FIRST KIDS is this Wednesday evening - ALL are welcome - are you planning to attend?
#7 - Did you realize a MOBILE food pantry takes place in Clinton each month at the American Legion? Did you know FCC is in charge of the February 16 event and needs multiple volunteers? Contact Cody at 935-3139 if you can serve on Saturday Feb. 16.
#8 - Did you claim your copy of the 2018 Annual Report? What a blessing to see how God blessed us last year!
#9 - Are you aware that the Neighborhood Market in the Neighborhood Care Center is open each Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3pm?
#10 - Will you join me for Dr. Tom Ewald and his three week study on the life of Judas and the criminal mind on Sunday mornings February 17, 24 and March 3 at 9:30am in the Family Life Center?
** RELOAD for Men meets at the Y on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 6:15am - next gathering is Friday February 15.
** Area Men's Fellowship meets at area churches on the first Tuesday of each month and raised money for Little Galilee - next gathering is tomorrow - Tuesday Feb 5 at 6:30pm at Heyworth CC.
** Breakfast Club meets each Friday morning Clinton schools are in session at 7:15am in the Underground - ALL HS and Jr HIgh students are welcome.
** FIRST KIDS meet on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6pm in the FIRST KIDS area.
** UNDERGROUND for Jr High and Sr High meet most Sunday evenings in the Underground.
** Young at Heart will meet once again on the first Friday of each month beginning in April at 10:30am in the Family Life Center.
Blessings to each of you! Have a great day!
During the month of February, Clinton FCC will be looking at the Church - at our Church - and why it exists. We will be using the book I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer as a guide and source of encouragement - we have a copy of this book for you! It has become standard in our culture - and especially in America - to challenge and criticize almost anything and anyone for almost any reason, and this "perspective" seems to be alive and well in the local church. One of my close ministry friends shared this honest assessment during a very difficult season of church life, "we have mastered the art of eating our own." Not good and certainly a much different vibe than we seem to read about in the New Testament! February will bring four messages looking at the Church - at our Church - and our CALL:
** This Sunday, February 3 we will study the Church and how Church Membership is really different than being a member of other organizations and clubs. What exactly does Paul mean when he tells the church members at Corinth "You are the BODY of Christ.?"
** Sunday February 10 we will study the Church and why UNITY is a non-negotiable - those are not my words, those are the words of the Apostle Paul himself to various churches in the first century world. I firmly believe this simple truth: UNITY warms the heart of God.
** Sunday February 17 we will study the Church and why the Church should NOT be about ME! Obviously this is quite a challenge considering we live in a consumeristic country and society. How can we pull this off? The answer is right in front us: embrace and live out the attitude of Christ.
** Sunday February 24 we will wrap up this study on the church with a message about Leaving a LEGACY. I can't wait for February!
Yesterday, we looked at Christian COMMUNITY and Acts 2:42-47. This description of the first "church" following the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus is inviting and exciting! These Christ Followers created a COMMUNITY passionate about LEARNING, LOVING and CARING, GATHERING, PRAYING, they allowed people to be VULNERABLE and they were SHARING - both of their personal wealth and blessings, and most important of all, they shared the good news of Jesus! Special thanks to FCC staff Mandi Ries and Lindsey Moody for sharing during the message yesterday!
Also at the end of services yesterday we heard from Jacey Wickenhauser, a 22 year old that grew up in our church and has made an incredible commitment to serve the Lord in Africa for 8 weeks this summer. Jacey was part of ROOTED back in the spring of 2018 and God is doing some really awesome things in her life! She is serving in study ministry at FCC and I asked her to share a little bit about her two month long mission endeavor this summer:
"Hello everyone! I'm in last semester of my senior year of college and recently God had laid it on my heart to go and serve His people in a big way. I had no idea what that would look like or when, but a few months ago he dropped Journey right in my lap. Journey is a 10-week missions and discipleship-based internship in Kenya, Africa. Myself and 10-15 other college age students from all over the US will be joining together to carry God’s love and word to the people of Kenya. It’s very humbling to think that through Journey, God is giving me the opportunity to be a part of carrying out the Great Commission. I'm so excited to see God work in all of His people and witness His amazing love. With Journey, I'll be working with every generation, and traveling to remote places all over East Africa to serve and teach beside so many others. The team I am a part of for Journey will be teaching, discipling, rejoicing with and loving indigenous people of all generations in Kenya. We will be visiting schools, churches, homes and putting on summer-camp like activities, all while being discipled ourselves through the leaders going with us.
The goal of Journey is to leave those indigenous leaders with the tools and support they need to continue to be able to teach God’s word to all who are searching for it. Please be praying for me during this time as I prepare physically, mentally, and spiritually for Journey. Pray that God may use me and others on my team to show His love in ways we couldn’t even fathom. And finally, please pray for peace and the clarity I need to listen to God as He helps prepare me as well.This trip is funded 100% by the donations of all of the generous people in my life, so each and everyone one of you will be a part of helping me to live out my calling and to follow where God is sending me. Please reach out to me if you’d like to know more about Journey as I would be happy to discuss it! Thanks, love, and blessings to you all!”
The cost of Jacey's trip is almost $7,000.00 and she is halfway there in fundraising. Would you consider supporting her financially? She is selling t-shirts as fundraiser or you can make a direct contribution to her trip. I'm so excited to see how God is working in her life! On a side note, an almost identical trip in the summer of 2012 is how Samuel Green and Ben Pertl first met - really neat stuff! Go get 'em Jacey!
Several quick reminders:
** WILD GAME Potluck is Monday February 11 at 6pm
** RELOAD for men is this Friday at 6:15am at the Clinton Y
** BSF groups meet at Clinton FCC on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm
** If Clinton schools happen to be cancelled due to bad weather, any FIRST KIDS or UNDERGROUND activities will more than likely be cancelled.
** I am blessed to be a part of the Direct Line Radio show with my friend Wayne Kent on 1340AM WSOY in Decatur most Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm. You can listen at 1340AM, 103.3FM or at nowdecatur.com.
Have a great week - see you Sunday!
Tomorrow - January 22 - is a day that forever changed our country. In 1973, the landmark Roe vs. Wade case brought the legalization of the practice of abortion to all fifty states. During these 46 years, over 60 million legal abortions have happened in the land of the free. Many of you are aware this is an issue I am very passionate about - it is very personal for me. I am adopted. This summer I will turn 50. I have never met my birth mother and do not know the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy from late 1968 into the summer of 1969, and I probably never will. Questions like these will go unanswered more than likely, at least on this side of eternity.
But here is the unmistakable truth: I am forever thankful for the gift of LIFE I received from my birth mother! I am blessed beyond words by the gift of ADOPTION - Jim and Dorothy Taylor ARE my parents and raised me in a Christian home and gave me opportunities and experiences to grow and develop! Because of this gift of LIFE given to me, I was able to marry the love of life Marla Knackmuhs 26 1/2 years ago! Because of this gift of LIFE given to me, I watched last summer as my daughter Jordan had the opportunity to both graduate from college and marry Jacob, the love of her life! Because of this gift of LIFE given to me, I watched last Saturday as my son Peyton competed in his first college track and field meet in Terre Haute, Indiana. I cannot even allow myself to consider a world without Jordan Vangen and Peyton Taylor - this gift of LIFE was and is really something special!
What's the point? Every. Life. Matters. Yesterday at Clinton FCC, we were so blessed by Penny Weaver, executive director of the New Life Pregnancy Center in Decatur. If you missed yesterday due to weather or other factors, please take time to watch the message on the Clinton FCC Facebook page - Penny had so much to share about LIFE - you will be blessed! And grab a baby bottle - we are once again participating in the New Life "Change for Life" fundraiser - I would LOVE to see Clinton FCC raise at least $5,000.00 for New Life this year! Every. Life. Matters. Thanks NLPC and Penny for all you do for the cause of LIFE in the land of the free!
This Sunday January 27 at Clinton FCC - keep in mind the following opportunities for you:
#1 - DISCOVER FCC will take place at 9:30am in the Family Life Center Alcove at 9:30am - we will look at the BELIEFS, the HISTORY and the MINISTRIES of Clinton FCC - all are welcome! Please RSVP if possible w/ the office at 935-3139.
#2 - PIZZA POTLUCK connections event at 6pm in the Family Life Center. Grab your favorite pizza and come on out for pizza, pop and games, and also receive a copy of the 2018 Annual Report - they will NOT be available before Sunday evening so come on out!
#3 - I Am a Church Member - we will be distributing this book by Thom Rainer to each family this Sunday as we prepare to study this book together on Sunday mornings in February. I am really looking forward to all four Sundays in February as we consider:
** Feb 3 - The Church is the Bride of Christ - what does this mean? How should this impact us?
** Feb 10 - UNITY warms the heart of God - what does this look like as a church?
** Feb 17 - The Church is NOT about me - how does this work in a consumeristic culture?
** Feb 24 - The Church has an opportunity (and a calling) to LEAVE a LEGACY - how can we make this happen?
Have a great week - see you Sunday! And hopefully we can have a weekend sans snow, wind and ice!