News and Events

Christmas Card Shower

Membership is hosting a
Christmas card shower for our special
needs friends. Boxes are in the narthex.
Please place a Christmas card in a box
for each individual.

Outreach News

This holiday season we adopted 10 families, including 19
children, to provide for on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had a
good response from our congregation on helping us. With
monetary donations and a gift card from Meijers, we were able to
purchase 10 turkeys and all of our perishable items. Families
picked up their food boxes on November 20th
.

On December 3rd, we will hand out food requests plus gift
requests for all of the children for Christmas. We will also dust off
our “Hat and Mitten Tree” which John Newby designed for us
many Christmases ago.
On November 8th, Dave and Linda Lombard, Linda Poynter
and Sharon Amburgey attended the city-wide SHALOM meeting. It
was uplifting to see so many churches represented in a unified
effort to help the homeless population in our community. We will
again partner with Christ United Methodist Church during our host
weeks. Our first week begins on Sunday, December 31st. Our
second week begins on January 28th. Representatives from both
churches met on November 13th to finalize our hosting
responsibilities. We will be asking for many volunteers to sign up
in December to help us in this very meaningful program.
In the mist of preparing to provide for our adopted
families, we were again blessed by a huge donation of clothes
from SanMar Corporation. We filled three trucks with wearing
apparel and with the help of Sally Williamson, SHALOM
representative from Christ United Methodist Church, we worked
for two days to sort items that could be used immediately by the
homeless. We will store part of the shipment for a later
distribution.

CWF News

CWF Executive Board met on Oct. 15th after church and set
some dates for the following activities: Blanket Sunday will be Jan.
28, 2018 and the dedication of Blessing Boxes will be on Mothers’
Day – May 13th. We have set a tentative date for a Craft Show and
Luncheon to be held on March 17th of next year. On December 3rd
,
we will have a meeting of the Executive Board and any others who
may be interested in planning our Spring Craft Show and
Luncheon. We will meet in the Memorial Room after church that
day. On Nov. 25th, CWF will host a funeral meal for the family of
Pauline Ginter. Thanks go out to all who are able to help with the
luncheon or to bring in food items. We also thank Matt Thomas
for his help with the food preparation.
Sarah Circle has decided to move our meeting date to the
first Thursday evening of the month. Our first meeting on this
schedule will be on January 4th at 7:00 pm at the church.

Sermon Series: Season of Promise

Date                        Scripture                       Promise

Nov 26                Daniel 3: 1 – 30         The Promise of God’s Presence

Dec 3                Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14                The Promise of New Life

Dec 10             Isaiah 55: 1 – 13            The Promise of Abundant Life

Dec 17            Psalm 130                           The Promise of Redemption

Dec 24 am                                                                     Lessons and Carols

Dec 24 pm              Luke 2: 1 –20        The Fulfillment of God’s Promise

2017 Thanksgiving Special Offering

2017 Thanksgiving Special Offering

The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Divinity Houses affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These learning communities are an extension of the church, challenging students to understand and respond to God’s call to serve.

From the very beginnings of the movement, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning, encouraging students in their intellectual pursuits. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education. Your gift to the Thanksgiving Offering helps underwrite the education of students attending one of our fourteen undergraduate institutions and our seven seminaries or divinity houses.

Thousands of students have attended the Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church receiving both a quality education and the opportunity to remain within our Disciple’s heritage. Your financial gift provides scholarships and support for spiritual life offices. By giving to the Thanksgiving Offering you are investing in our students and helping keep education costs down.

The Thanksgiving Offering also provides scholarship and support for those pursuing theological education at one of our seven seminaries or divinity houses. Consider the many generations of pastors, who, if not for the support of faithful congregations and individuals over the ages would not have flourished as our pastors, teachers and leaders. What impact has your pastor had in the life of your church, community or region? You can thank them by supporting the Thanksgiving Offering.

Attending a Disciples College or Theological School is possible through the scholarships and grants that are made available by generous individuals, the Disciples Mission Fund and your gifts to the Thanksgiving Offering.

 

All Saint’s Sunday

Sunday November 5th, 2017

Join First Christian Church in remembering those who have passed in the last year.

We will hold our rememberance during worship begining at 10:30 A.M.

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.

2017 Fall Family Fun Night

!!!!MOVED TO CHURCH DUE TO WEATHER!!!!

 

2017 Fall Family Fun Night

Saturday October 7th, 2017

6:30p.m. – 10:00p.m.

 

Location: Henderson Family Farm

6405 Elk Creek Rd Middletown, Ohio

45042

Join your church family for a fun evening at the Henderson Family Farm.

There will be:Bonfire, Hayride, Games, Fellowship, Fun

don’t forget to bring a Lawnchair, and dress for the weather!

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/