Choir Invitation

I am excited and honored to be leading music at FCC and I would like to invite anyone that has the desire to sing (even if you’ve never been in a choir before) to join the choir! Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30-8:00pm, and we will begin singing for the services on Sunday, September 8 (week after Labor Day). We would love to have you come and join us. I hope to see you there!

In Christ’s Love,

Michael Hefner

Carry-in Sept. 22nd

Join us after Worship on September 22nd for a Carry-in lunch to celebrate the arrival of The Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson as our new settled pastor.

Bring a side and/or desert.

Trunk or Treat, Oct. 19th

Join us for the 2019 Trunk or Treat, this will be an indoor/outdoor event. We will have trunks to visit in the parking lot as well as tables to visit in the fellowship hall. There will be food, and games for children. This event is free to the community.

Installation of Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson

Join us Sunday October 20th at 3:00 p.m. for the installation of The Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson as Senior Pastor of First Christian Church (Discples of Christ). The service will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be officiated by The Rev. Rick Spleth, Visiting Regional Pastor for the Christian Church in Ohio and Regional Pastor for the Christian Church in Indiana. We will also have clergy representing a variety of congregations from the Middletown area, as well as Disciples colleagues and friends.

This will be a great afternoon of worship as we welcome Pastor Willie officially as our Senior Pastor. Following the service we will have a reception with cookies and punch

Aug. 25th Special Congregational Meeting

Join us after worship on Sunday August 25th, for a congregational meeting. We will have a proposal to vote on from the Pastoral Search Committee.

We encourage all members to attend this very important meeting.

Congratulations to our new Missionary!

We are so proud of Kaitlin Thompson as she received her
commission to work with the mission, Cominante, in the
Dominican Republic. During a special ceremony at our
General Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa last week, Kaitlin
was one of twelve missionaries commissioned to serve
throughout the world. They are being sent to Kenya,
Thailand, Japan, Greece, Morocco, Haiti, Jamaica,
Cayman Islands, Zambia, Republic of Korea, Dominican
Republic and Palestine. It is God’s plan that we share His
Word. What a blessing it is to have a member of our
congregation, our community, our region, and our
Country volunteer and say, “Here am I, Send me!” May
God’s blessings and our prayers be with Kaitlin
throughout her service.

Sunday School Class Based on “Fireproof”

Join us for a new Sunday School Study based on the movie Fireproof.

In Fireproof Your Life, Michael Catt shows how, like the great Sequoia, we can stand strong through the trials that will inevitably come, and even be fruitful. Using illustrations from his own life and from the movie, Fireproof (produced by his congregation Sherwood Baptist Church), Catt shows eight ways we can prepare our lives from the trials that will inevitably come our way. Discussing practical issues such as temptation, marriage and finances, he reminds us that in an eroding culture we are called to stand firm in our faith.

The class meets Sundays at 9:15 A.M. in the Parlor.

Annual Rummage Sale, Aug 3rd

Saturday August 3rd
4520 Rosedale Road
Middletown, OH 45042

8-2 Rain or Shine

Gently Used Children & Adult Clothes

Sporting Goods & Tools

Toys

Miscellaneous Household items

Bake Sale
Food

Lifeline screening May 23rd

Life Line Screening is the world’s leading provider of preventive health screenings AND WE ARE COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR ONE DAY!

The screenings offer a 5-test package to thoroughly check your risk for Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease and other chronic conditions. The combination of these tests can help detect problems before you have symptoms and while your doctor can still take action so you can keep doing the things you love!

Many events also offer blood tests, including Cholesterol, Glucose and C-Reactive Protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.
Screening packages start at $149. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment and get a special discount call, (800) 690-6495 or you can register on line at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle. Pre-registration is required.
You can even request an appointment with Facebook!
www.facebook.com/pg/420587095145436/services/
Don’t forget to like and follow our page for up-to-date information on future visits to YOUR community.
See you May 23rd @ First Christian Church, 4520 Rosedale Road in Middletown

Easter 2019 @ FCC-Middletown

Join for Worship on Easter Sunday at 10:30 A.M.

Worship is neither traditional or contemporary.  It is relevant.  This means that our worship time reflects who we are collectively.  Some of us are traditional and some of us more contemporary, which means our worship contains elements of both.  We strive for worship to be relevant to all who gather to praise God.

We will have The Reverend Carol Oetzel as our Pulpit Guest.

Carol is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ). Carol is the Pastor of Assimilation at Legacy Christian Church In Harrison, Ohio. She serves on the Commission of Ministry and the Camp Christian Committee for the Christian Church in Ohio. Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

We will also have Mike Fulton as our guest at the Organ, and will be joining our Music Director Michael Hefner and the Chancel Choir!

Join us for a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)