December 23rd, Rev. Louis Vetri

Rev. Louis Vetri

The Reverend Louis Vetri will be our pulpit guest on Sunday December 23rd. Lou is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Lou holds a Masters of Divinity in Practical Theology and Pastoral Ministry from Lancaster Theological Seminary. Lou has recently moved to the Middletown area, and previously served as Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania.

December 9th and 16th, Rev. John Dick

The Rev. John Dick

The Reverend John Dick is a retired ordained minister in the American Baptist Church. John is a resident of Middletown. John has served American Baptist Congregations in Midland, MI; Haddonfield, NJ; Wyoming, OH; Middletown, OH and Worcester, MA.

December 2nd, Bob Gambrell

Bob Gambrell

Bob Gambrell will be joining us in Worship as our Pulpit guest on December 2nd. Bob is a member and Past Council President of Hawker United Church of Christ in Beavercreek, Ohio. Bob has training as a licensed minister in the United Church of Christ.
Bob is married to his Wife Shirley. Bob is retired from Pepsico.

Dessert & Movie

Bring your favorite dessert to share!
Kate Thompson will present a brief presentation on the Mexican
celebration of the day of the dead…followed by the movie, Coco, a movie for all ages.
It will be a great night before our All Saints Day celebration on Sunday November 4th.

Carols for the Bell

Share a festive holiday meal with your church family as well as invite your family and friends to join us for a holiday meal with all of the trimmings.
Live entertainment!
Get ready for the Christmas season.
Dinner will be served family style at 6:00 p.m.
 
Menu:
Turkey and Dressing
Mashed potatoes and Gravy
Green beans
Cranberry sauce
Pie and a beverage
Tickets: 
$18.00 adult
$9.00 Child
All proceeds go to the Keep the Bell Ringing Campain to pay off the Mortgage on Camp Christian operated by the Christian Church in Ohio.
 
Large family price negotiable. Do not let price keep you from joining us.
Meal will be served family style.

 

 

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November 11th, 18th, and 25th, Rev. Carol Oetzel

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 our region.

Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

November 4th, Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson

The Reverend Doctor Willie J. Barnes-Jackson will be with us in worship on November 4th.

Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson was born in Bourbon County, Paris,
KY. He is the son of Mrs. Wanda M. Anderson of Dayton OH, and Dr.
Willie J. Barnes of Longview, TX. Dr. Barnes-Jackson accepted his call to
ministry on August 22, 1998 at a John Maxwell “Equipping the Saints”
seminar in Toledo, Ohio.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
in 1998 from Central State University, graduating with Magna Cum Laude
honors. He graduated in 2002 from Payne Theological Seminary with his
Master of Divinity degree in Theological Studies and Pastoral and Marriage
Counseling, while having matriculated as a Daniel A. Payne Presidential
Scholar. He also completed over 400 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education
and was ordained in December 2002 by the Christian Church in Ohio and
Summit Christian Church under pastoral leadership of
Rev. Dr. J. Thomas Johnson. In 2013, he graduated from United Theological
Seminary after completing his Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian
Education and Urban Ministry Development.
Dr. Barnes-Jackson has volunteered as a Chaplain for both Miami
Valley and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Dayton. He is a member of the
Disciples Chaplain Association. He held the position of President of the
Reconciliation Committee. He is a trained member of the Anti-racism and
Pro-reconciliation Commission and is considered a New Church Planter for
the Ohio Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United
States and Canada. Dr. Barnes-Jackson established the first and successful

annual Brother’s in God’s Grace (B.I.G.G.) Men’s Rally at Tabernacle
Baptist Church. He spearheaded the development of a Clergy Social Action
effort called Dayton Ecumenical Social Action Collaborative and led the
development of a non-profit Community Development Corporation and
Action group with parishioners at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dayton,
Ohio.
Currently he is an Associate Minister at Summit Christian Church in
Dayton. Rev. Dr. Barnes-Jackson was an Associate Minister at Tabernacle
Baptist Church and Pastor of Light of the Community Christian Church
(DOC). He is married to Rev. Dr. Pamela Barnes-Jackson and is father to six
children and fourteen grandchildren. He and Pamela celebrated thirty-one
years of marriage on February 22, 2018 and currently reside in Clayton,
Ohio. He is a loving and caring member of the Body of Christ and a
dedicated man of God who looks forward to working with others in ways that
enhance and promote continuous spiritual growth.

October 28th, Rev. Carol Oetzel

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 our region.

Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

October 21st, Cliff Thompson

Cliff has been a member of FCC for more than 20 years. He has served as Deacon, Elder, Vice-Moderator, Men’s Ministries Chair, Property Committee Chair, and Leader of the A/V Team.

Life Line Screenings

FRIDAY, NOV. 2nd at FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

These screening go beyond regular checkups to look inside your
arteries for signs of plaque build-up.
5 screening for $139.00
Carotid Artery/Plaque Screening
Heart Rhythm Screening
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment
3 ways to register:
Call toll-free: 1-866-2290469
Online:www.lifelinescreening.com/community circle
Text: circle to 79797

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)