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The FCC children will be presenting their “Show & Tell” VBS finale as part of the 9:00 a.m. worship service, August 24th. They have spent the entire summer under the direction of our youth mentors learning about how to “Let Their Light Shine” in the world.

The rotation style curriculum we use allows all the children to experience the lessons through Bible study, crafts, music, games and “tasty treats.” We are very aware that there are many styles of learning and every child is different; so this type of programming helps the children have fun, participate more fully and retain the Bible truths so important to their faith journey. They have learned about loving, obeying, and glorifying God; praising while persevering; inviting others to follow Jesus and make more disciples; upholding our pastors in prayer as they lead us and others closer to God; and always being faithful witnesses.

This is the second year that we have given our youth an opportunity to mentor the younger children and I am so grateful for their commitment,
dedication and dependability. The youth who participated this
summer were: Lockie & Kylie Rathbun, Katie & Madeline

Beverly.jpgMurphy, WaChanti, Na’Karen & DaMarron Turner, Terry Loughrey, Katlynn Harper, Bella Calderon, Haylie McHenry, Juan DeLacruz, Makel Wells, Tomas Llamas, Casey Anderson, Mariah Grayson, Ne’Tanya Hackett, Shaine Tucker, Ariana Moreno and Honey Wilson. The Youth invested 492 hours in the children of First Christian Church during Vacation Bible

School. Thank YOU!

Beverly Vale-Brown



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During 9:00 worship on August 24th, our children and youth will use music and drama to highlight the lessons of the summer VBS program SHINE, from Go Fish! Be here to share the joy and life-giving spirit of our young people!

After church on Sunday, August 24th, we will celebrate the end of summer and enjoy our church family with a picnic. Wear you picnic clothes to church! After 9:00 worship, Sunday school, and an abbreviated Common Ground service, we’ll head out to Mohawk Park at 12:30. FCC has reserved the shelter right next to the parking lot, so you will have easy access. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR MOHAWK PARKING PASS in the church office August 17-24th and remember to bring it on the 24th of August! Please carpool if possible to lower the church’s expense - we will pay for parking per car. The church will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs and asks that everyone bring potluck side dishes.

We offer the following worship services:

9:00 AM — Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
A classic service featuring our Sanctuary Choir, Holy Communion, congregational singing and our 3,800 pipe organ—all in the transcendent beauty of our sanctuary under the stained glass dome.

11:30 AM — Common Ground in the Fellowship Hall
A casual environment featuring a live band, the teaching of God’s Word, open communion and fellowship. Come find a place to belong on Common Ground!

Special Services
In addition we traditionally have many special worship services during the year, like a Hanging of the Greens during advent, and Candlelight Christmas Eve services, as well as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.