News and Events

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/

Sermon Series: The Commands of Jesus

The Commands of Jesus

June 18th-July 30th

June 18th: Let Your Light Shine

June 25th: Do Not Worry

July 2nd: Take Up Your Cross

July 9th: Do Not Be Afraid

July 16th: Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven

July 23rd: Go and Do Likewise

July 30th: Feed My Lambs

Series: The Birth of the Church

Pastor Tracy’s Sermon series is

The Birth of the Church

May 14th “Dissension and Debate”-Acts 15: 1 – 11

May 21st “Dinner Companions”-Galatians 1: 13 – 17; 2: 11 – 21

May 28th “Children of God”-Galatians 3: 1 – 9, 23 – 29

June 4th “The E Word”-Acts 2: 1 – 4

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!

CWF News, April 2017

CWF will be hosting the Farewell Reception for Pastor Nik after the April 30th service. We will also be assisting with the luncheon for Pastor Tracy on May 7th. The luncheon will be planned by the Membership Commission. We will receive and dedicate our Blessing Boxes at the May 14th service. Please note the date change due to Pastor Tracy’s Installation Service to be held on May 7th . We will have the CWF picnic at Marilyn Chamberlain’s home on June 12th at 6:30 pm. This will be a carry in meal with hot dogs and hamburgers furnished. Please tell your circle leader if you plan on coming and what you will bring for the meal. Hannah Circle members can call Angie Otis or Marilyn Chamberlain with the above information.

Nik’s Nook, April 2017

My Dear People, This will be the final newsletter article that you will see from me. Next month, Pastor Tracy Siegman will share with you her first words of wisdom. As I think back over our time together, I often have to ask where these last eighteen months have gone. Yet, we have done so much together to grow as a Christian community, to embrace the ideals of a new vision and mission, and finally to be able to call a settled pastor. There is no way that I can fully say ‘thank you’ enough for your love, your support, for our times together, for our moments of sadness as well as our moments of laughter and of joy. You have endured with me through two cracked bones and allowed me to serve you at times from the distance of my home. You have held me in prayer whether it was a moment of need like a cracked bone or just for the ministry that we were seeking to do together. You have offered words of encouragement as we have sought to accomplish the various tasks that I was called to do. When we say ‘farewell’ on April 30th I will no longer be your pastor in any role. I live by a strict ministerial code of ethics that will not allow any continued pastoral relationship. Yes, I can be your friend and I would hope that we can keep in touch in that friendship manner. However, if we step beyond that I will simply ask you to be in touch Pastor Tracy. My sincere prayers will be with you as you welcome Pastor Tracy Siegman and seek to build new relationships with her as Pastor and congregation.

With His Love, Pastor Nik

Installation Sunday

Installation Sunday

Sunday May 7th, 2017

10:30 A.M.

 

 

We will install The Rev. Tracy Seigman as Pastor of First Christian Church. Join us as we celebrate this new era in First Christian Church.

 

Ther will be a dinner following worship to fellowship and get to know Pastor Tracy.

 

                                                                                                                                 

Celebration of Ministry

Celebration of Ministry

Join us Sunday April 30th for a Celebration of the Ministry

of Rev. Nik Donges as Interim Pastor of First Christian Church.

Nik began his ministry in Agust of 2015 and will conclude his ministry with us after worship on April 30th. We will thank him for his ministry and guidance through our interim period.

                                                                                                    

A reception will be held in his honor following worship.

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

Holy Week at FCC!

Join us for several different services during Holy week.

Palm Sundaythe Bearing of the Palms, Sunday April 9th, 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Worship, Thursday April 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Easter, Sunday April 16th, 

Sunrise worship, 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.

Egg Hunt, 9:00 a.m.

Easter worship, 10:30 a.m.