Outreach

FCC in the News!

From Disciples.org 

 

Pastor and Her Friends Take Pies in the Face: First Christian Church Surpasses Food Drive Goal

Middletown, Ohio— September 13, 2017 — Pastor Tracy Siegman wanted to put the congregation to the test. She set the goal of 200 lbs of food for an August food drive. If the congregation reached the goal, they could throw 2 pies in her face. The congregation accepted the challenge and wanted an even bigger goal. Two members volunteered to take a pie in the face if the church reached bigger goals. Martin Schaefer offered to join in if the congregation reached 300 lbs and Larry Steele offered to do so if they reached 400 lbs. When the collection was weighed at the Salvation Army food pantry, the total was 717.5 pounds of food.

“I knew they were capable of doing great things, so I challenged them. I wanted them to understand that they can exceed their own expectations. This was an important lesson for the church to learn as we are praying for God to show us how we can make an impact in our community through serving our neighbors,” said Pastor Tracy Siegman. She does this in memory of Harold Harmison, a mentor and lay pastor from Illinois, who set the example of challenging congregations.

In celebration of their achievement, the church enjoyed a pie fellowship following the service on Sunday, September 17, 2017 during which Pastor Tracy, Martin, and Larry received 2 pies each in the face.

 

           

Pet Blessing!

 

 

join us for a Pet Blessing on Saturday September 30th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

BSA Pancake Breakfast

 

Join Us at First Christian Church for a pancake breakfast to benefit the Hopewell District of the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Tickets are $6.00

The Hopewell District Covers Warren County, City of Middletown, City of Monroe, and Madison Township.

To learn more about the Hopewell District of the Dan Beard Council please visit: www.DanBeard.org/Hopewell/

Outreach News, April 2017

Our Outreach Committee is asking that the third Sunday each month be our “Sunday of Giving”. When we remember our “Coins for Camp”, we will also remember our donations of nonperishable food items for distribution by the Salvation Army. The blue tub in the narthex is for the collection. Thank You!

One Market & Eatery, NOW OPEN!

One Market & Eatery is NOW OPEN!

1316 Vail Ave.

Middletown, Ohio

45042

One Market & Eatery was formed with a group of people that saw a need and an opportunity.  The food insecurity rate is need and the opportunity are centered around hunger.  Hunger for food and hunger for connectedness.  The first type of hunger is easily measured.  The food insecurity rate in Middletown is a staggering 32%.  ​

The community is looking for a new way to give and we are providing that for them.  We are now serving 2 purposes. We are serving a community that is in desperate need of quality food products and we are an avenue for people to give back to the community in a different way. We use two approaches at our building on Central Ave next to the old studio theater.  One approach is the food truck, which is getting quality food to people and the second approach is the Micro-Market that will be located inside our property and will give the community access to healthy fresh produce and other fresh food options using the “pay it forward” model.

We have strived to get food to the community via different avenues and have succeeded on a small scale.  We are ready to expand our efforts and move to a bigger and better system.  By incorporating the “Pay it forward” model and using grade B produce and moving into a different property we will be able to reach more people and help rescue some of millions of pounds of produce that is wasted every year which in turn helps the environment.

The combination of the Food Truck Pod Concept and the micro-market in the same location will allow us to become a destination and product uniquely known to the downtown Middletown area. 

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

First Fridays

5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m

For more info visit: http://www.omemiddletown.org/home.html 

or like them on Facebook

Outreach News

Our Outreach Committee is again asking for donations of food, paper products, personal items and cleaning supplies. We will be donating these to the Salvation Army each month for distribution. For the month of APRIL, we are requesting canned vegetables (green beans and corn are the two that they run out of first), canned soups, boxed dinners (for example macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, etc.).

They distribute 15,000 pounds per month and our donations will be muchappreciated!

Watch the newsletter each month to see what we will be collecting the next month.

As in the past, deposit your donations in the blue tub in the narthex.

Lifeline Screening, May 1st

Lifeline Screening is coming to First Christian Church on May 1st.

 

Reservations will be needed. More information coming soon.

 

For more information on lifeline Screening Visit: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/

 

Razor’s Edge Presents Guys Vs. Dolls

Saturday April 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Razor’s Edge will have a performance of

Guys and Vs. Dolls

Tickets $12 & Children 12 & Under Free

For Information or Tickets Call: (513) 424-2096 or (937) 572-2347

Call for Group Rates

 

Chartered and in continuous existence since 1946, the Middletown (Razor’s Edge) Chapter of the Barbershop HarmonySociety is a diverse group of men devoted to sharing the “good vibes” that are unique to unaccompanied music sung in the Barbershop Style.  Our Razor’s Edge Chorus and chapter quartets perform year-round, spreading goodwill through the sharing of our vocal talents.

 

Their charitable projects include sponsorships to Buckeye Boy’s state and Harmony Foundation, which funds music education of all types.  Each year, we sponsor two local students to the Greater Cincinnati Harmony Festival, a student choral workshop.  We’ve provided our singing talents for many worthy causes in and around Middletown including United Way, Butler County MRDD, Dream Works, MiddFest, All-American Weekend, and Abilities Fir

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Outreach News, January 2017

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The Outreach Team would like to thank everyone who helped our adopted families this holiday season. Turkeys and all the trimmings were provided in November. During Christmas week, we were able to distribute boxes including hams and many other food items. Much thought was given to the beautiful gifts which were donated by our congregation. At this busy time of the year, you gave more than the gifts we wrapped. You sent a message of love and hope to many who were really in need of a blessing. Our hat and mitten tree was fully decorated and will help keep many children warm in the weeks ahead.

Thank you!

Thank You to Central Academy

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A class from Central Academy joined us on Tuesday,
December 20th to help assemble luminaries, color the candle
holding disks, sharpen and replace some sanctuary pencils, and
fold bulletins and the newsletter. We are grateful for this
continuing partnership.