Fellowship

Christmas Eve Service @ FCC

Join us for Christmas-Eve at First Christian Church

6:15 P.M.- Wassail & Cookies

Join us for fellowship over Hot Wassail and Christmas Cookies, a wonderful way to start an evening celebrating the birth of Jesus.

7:00 P.M. Christmas-Eve Worship

We will have our worship service, joining us in the Pulpit will be The Reverend Dr. Wilie J. Barnes-Jackson. We will have special music provided by Michael Hefner, Kaitlin Thompson, and Phillip Meyers accompanied by Kim Meyers. Following communion, we will cap off our evening with a candle-lighting ceremony and hymn singing.

Join us and experience Christmas at First Christian Church

Come Home for Christmas!

Advent @ FCC

Join us for Advent at First Christian Church

Services:

Sunday, December 16th, 2018Third Sunday of Advent: Peace

Worship: 10:30 A.M.

Pulpit Guest: The Reverend John Dick

The Rev. John Dick

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018Fourth Sunday of Advent: Joy

Worship: 10:30 A.M.

Pulpit Guest: The Reverned Louis Vetri

Rev. Louis Vetri

Monday, December 24th, 2018Christmas Eve

Cookies & Wassail: 6:15 P.M.               Candle-light Worship: 7:00 P.M.

                           Pulpit Guest: The Reverend Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson

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.

To Buy Tickets online, Click the Link below.

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Trunk or Treat

We are organizing a Trunk or Treat from 6-8 pm on
Saturday, October 27th It will be “rain or shine” event.
There will be a cupcake walk, corn hole, food, and
hopefully a couple of surprises. Since this is our first
endeavor we will need all hands on deck. People will be
needed to decorate their trunks, pass out candy and to
help with the various activities. All are encouraged to
wear costumes. Donations are needed of cupcakes,
chips, bottled water, and fun-sized candy.

Movie Night: I can Only Imagine

We will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and the fixes to go with that.
Bring a covered side dish and your own pop or tea.

The movie we will be showing is I Can Only Imagine.

About the Movie:

Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Years later, Bart’s troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspires him
to write the hit song “I Can Only Imagine” as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

 

 

 

I can Only Imagine Trailer:

 

Regional Assembly

Event Date: October 6, 2018

 

Dear Ohio Disciples:

As you know, this past Saturday, July 28, the Regional Church Council (RCC) met for a called meeting at Gender Road Christian Church, to take action on a 6-part recommendation.  You will received the full text of those recommendations within a few days.

One of the recommendations (#2) approved by the RCC is to hold our Regional Assembly sometime between the dates of September 22 and November 10 of 2018.  A second recommendation (#3) approved is to suspend the current search for a new regional minister pending further review and revisions of our regional structure and organization.”

Earlier this year, when the Regional Minister Search Committee convened, we wanted to give them as much time as possible this calendar year to do their work, before reporting to the regional assembly on their progress.  Therefore, a later date was envisioned for the regional assembly, possibly November 10. With the recommendation to suspend the search committee’s work now approved, an earlier date seems more advantageous so the RCC and regional church can focus on the review and revisions of our regional structure and organization.  Therefore…

THE REGIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN OHIO WILL BE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, FROM 10AM UNTIL 4PM

AT GENDER ROAD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
5336 GENDER ROAD, CANAL WINCHESTER, OH   

The Regional Assembly Resolution is available for download HERE,

John M. Richardson
Interim Regional Pastor

 

Watch the Live stream of regional assembly here:

 

9:15 AM Opening Worship:

11:15 AM Business Session and Closing Worship:

ODM Fall Retreat

Event Date: September 15, 2018

 

OHIO DISCIPLES MEN’S FALL WORK RETREAT
September 15, 2018 at Camp Christian

Our Program:

After a busy Summer, there is a lot of cleaning to be done to get Camp Christian back in shape for the Fall groups. We are making it part of our Ministry and Mission to help clean up Camp and prepare it for a full year of events!

Past work has included mowing, weed-whacking, plumbing, green chair building, painting, and sweeping, No matter your age or ability there’s something you can do! Nobody is too young or too old to lend a hand.

Come join us as we work to improve Camp for this fall and for years to come!

Who Should Come?

  • Men of every age and background.
  • Men who are dedicated to the Ministry of Jesus Christ
  • Men who are looking to have retreat and fellowship with other men.
  • Men who love Camp Christian!
  • Men who make up the Christian Church in Ohio and Disciples, & Men’s groups from churches throughout the Ohio Region.

For more info and to Register: Click here

OWM Fall Retreat

 

Event Date: September 8, 2018

Ohio Women’s Ministries Fall Retreat
September 8, 2018
Camp Christian

The OWM Fall Retreat is scheduled for one day this year, Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9:00am until 5 pm.  Arrangements for those who want or need overnight accommodations are available.  The theme for the day is “Blooming Where You Are Planted” and the book “Blooming Where You’re Planted”, by Emily Rose Lewis is being used as a resource. Music will be provided by Candace Jerew and Christy Johnson this year.  We will the silent auction so please continue to bring your beautiful baskets. The committee has planned an exciting and informative day for you this year.

For Registration and more information:http://www.ccinoh.com/regional-calendar.aspx?events=6601&action=details

Farewell Rachel Eve

 

We will say farewell to our Music Director, Rachel Eve Davis. There will be a reception following worship in her honor and a box will be available for notes of appreciation.

Rachel Eve has served as our Worship and Choir Accompanist and later served as our Music Director.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)