BIBLE READING for Sundays' sermons: September 23rd; Ephesians 2:11-22, September 16th; Ephesians 1:3–2:10, September 9th; Ephesians 1 & 2, September 2nd; Matthew 28, August 26th; Romans 12:3-8; Matthew 25:31-40, August 19th; Luke 19:1-10, August 12th; I Corinthians 13:1-7, August 5th; Exodus 15:22-25.

CORPORATE PRAYER will now be held each Sunday between services at 9:30 AM.  We hope that accommodates and enables people who attend either service to be able to come and pray.   We’ll meet in the room at the bottom of the stairs.  All are welcome!  Let’s pray that we will be focused on God and His Word as we go through this time of transition.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse are available for you to pick up today as you exit church.  Attached to the cover is an envelope for you to enclose your $9 check and to indicate whether your shoebox is for a boy or girl and what age range.  Please return the box to the church no later than November 11th.  Your gift will be a blessing to a child!  Thank you for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact Samuel Frazier, 569-1317.

THE BOOK OF DANIEL BIBLE STUDY, led by George LeClair, will begin on Thursday, October 4th, at 3 PM.  Everyone is welcome!  We’ll meet in the church fellowship hall.

FAMILY BUILDERS MINISTRY OF DURHAM, NH, is sponsoring the Northeast Intentional Grand-parenting Conference on October 18-20, 2018.  The event will take place at the Moody Center in Northfield, MA, on the grounds of the Northfield School and birthplace, home, and burial site of evangelist D. L. Moody.  A special discount code of 10% off any registration for people who attend FCC.   For more information or to register, contact Family Builders Ministry at 603-442-5800 or jere@familybuilders.net

COMPASSIONATE KNITTERS They plan to meet the 2nd  Thursday of each month, from 1-2:30 PM at Bette Frazier’s home. .  All knitters are welcome!

THE “WICKED FIT WALK/RUN” SIGN-UP SHEET is on the table in the Fellowship Hall.  After you sign up (so that we can get a head count), be sure to grab a registration form that’s sitting there, and mail it in!

AN ADDITIONAL BIBLE STUDY, added to our Bible Works brochure, is a verse-by-verse study of The Gospel of John, which will be taught by John Bjorkman on Tuesdays at 10 AM at The Ledges, starting October 2nd.  (An open invitation has been extended to non-residents; for security purposes at the door, ask for Judy Furness or Tim Dever.)  If you have questions call John Bjorkman at 603-273-2161.

ANOTHER ADDITIONAL STUDY being offered is “Heaven,” by Randy Alcorn, with notes and comments from Chip Ingram’s study of “The Real Heaven—What the Bible Actually Says.” Led by Sam Davis, studies will be held on Tuesdays at FCC at 6 PM, from October 2 – November 13. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Once again, FCC will provide the opportunity to bless children in need around the world with shoeboxes full of gifts.  Please consider picking up a shoebox next Sunday and filling it with items that a child would like such as a toy, school supplies, or hygiene items.  In addition, a check payable to Samaritan’s Purse for $9 (with a note on the memo line for Operation Christmas Child) is appreciated to cover the shipping and other project costs.  You can choose a boy or girl, age 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Filled boxes are due November 11th.  If you have questions, please call Samuel Frazier or his grandparents, Richard and Bette (569-1317).

WHO IS THE PERSECUTED CHURCH?  The “PC” is the fellowship of Christian brothers and sisters worldwide suffering job loss, imprisonment, and death for the sake of following Jesus.  At FCC we unite with them in two ways: 1) through quarterly gifts for specific relief (e.g.: helping wives and children of imprisoned pastors), and 2) by praying for their needs.  We send our support through organizations like Open Doors, Samaritan’s Purse, Voice of the Martyrs, and World Relief.  More information on the “PC” can be located in the YELLOW BOX on the Mission Motion table.

BIBLE MINISTRY TEAM: The (new) Bible Ministry Team shares a simple purpose:  to encourage and support the study of God’s Word. How? Bible Works – a variety of Bible studies and small groups intended to meet you where you are in your faith journey. Our desire is to support your Christian growth, whether you’re: • a new believer or a long-time Christian, • unfamiliar with the Bible or a regular reader,  • more comfortable with individual or small group interaction. Why? • to fulfill the FCC Mission Statement “to be a biblically mature church….,” • to continue the habit of biblical study that our Pastor has so faithfully cultivated, • because the Bible works in our lives! When? September 9, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Along with your coffee, help yourself to one of our brochures with all the details of the 2018-19 studies and small groups. We’d love to have you join one!
"Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge"… 2 Peter 1:5
 
SCHOOL IS STARTING UP SOON, AND YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER was started in Dover, New Hampshire, in 2011.  Our purpose is to provide weekend food for school children Pre K to 6th grade.  These children eat their free lunch on Friday and have little or no food until the free breakfast at school Monday morning. In Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro, and Ossipee, the Governor Wentworth Regional School District has identified 63 children who have little or no food on weekends. Please help us feed these children.  We would greatly appreciate food or cash donations to support the children in our school district.  ($10 sponsors a child for a week or $40 for a month.)  Please place your donations in the bin provided in the foyer.  Food needed includes: ■ Peanut butter (16-18 oz. plastic container) ■ Jelly (plastic container) ■ Canned pasta (beefaroni, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs)  ■ Canned soup (12-20 oz. size) ■ Macaroni and cheese (boxes, not cups) ■ Fruit cups ■ Granola/nutrition bars ■ Cereal (boxes or bags of 5-8 servings) ■ Tuna or chicken (10 oz. or less cans, in water) 
End 68 Hours of Hunger GWRSD Coordinator, Bonnie Martin 569-6638

BIBLE IN AN HOUR: Did you see the video that was shown at church, that covers the whole Bible in just over an hour? Did you miss it or maybe you'd just like to see it again? Well you're in luck, here's the link to it (the-restoration-of-all-things) so you can watch it as much as you'd like or so maybe you could share it with a friend. Here is a link to Brad Grey's website so you can see other things from him (walkingthetext.com). Questions?  See Sue Christian.

STOP BY THE YELLOW BOX on the Missions table today!  You’ll find updated newsletters on all FCC’s mission teams.  Let’s remember to pray for them!

CHRIST CENTERED COUNSELING: Silka Psula through First Christian Church is now offering counseling for those struggling with hurts, habits or hangups, harassed by mental and/or emotional challenges, grieving and/or wounded by life; for those wanting a safe place to be heard and process the issues before them so they can make sound decisions and live a full life. Call First Christian to make an appointment with Silka 603 569-4272.

MEN'S CHOIR: We will be practicing the first Sundays of most months, after the second service. If anyone new wants to take part please drop Dave Harubin an email ... dave-in-nh@hotmail.com  or just show up. Please join us, this is about worshipping our God!! All are welcome! 

BIBLE BUDDY: Need a Bible Buddy? One of the first challenges as a Christian is to begin reading the Bible on a regular basis. Understandably, it’s a challenge that is often avoided because of the Bible’s intimidating nature – thin pages, small print, unfamiliar style, and Holy! I’ve often heard people say that they don’t know how to begin (but wished they did!).  I was one of those people many years ago.  Today, I lead a Bible study – so miracles do happen!  It would be my privilege & pleasure to help you begin, too. I’m offering to meet (one-on-one) for an hour or so to help you get started with the mechanics of getting into the Bible, looking up verses, and identifying the many study aides that are included between those two covers. Please call Jan Hawes 569-0327 or email jan.hawes47@gmail.com

LABELS FOR EDUCATION: The Missions Committee is sponsoring a “labels for education” drive to support the Navajo Ministries school. By clipping Campbells UPC’s and General Mills box tops and depositing them in the box in the foyer, we will be supporting the education of underprivileged Navajo children.     

WATCH OUR SERVICES on Wolfeboro Cable TV channel 25, Sun 8:00AM, 1:00PM, 8:00PM, Mon 2:00AM, 8:00AM, 8:00PM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED ON OUR EMAIL PRAYER CHAIN, please contact Bob Batson at bob@proverbsmen.org. 

THE OFFERING TABLE:  God has given all of us talents and abilities to be used for the benefit of others, but we are often unaware of the needs within our own congregation. With this in mind we are introducing "The Offering Table" - an email address where you can post a need for practical help (a ride, household chore, small repair job, shopping errand, for example) that will hopefully be met by someone in our own congregation. This email would also be an appropriate place to offer or request free, gently-used household items such as furniture, sports equipment, toys or tools (no clothing please). The concept is simple: sharing our God given resources to support one another in a very practical way, connecting a reasonable request with a willing response and offering unwanted items to our church family. When using this resource please include sufficient detail and your preferred contact information (phone or email) because the replies will go directly to the person making the request or offering items. If you have a request or an offer, please email bitlo@metrocast.net. You will automatically be added to the on going distribution list

BENEVOLENCE FUND:  On the first Sunday of the month we especially remember our Benevolence Fund.  If you would like to give a gift beyond your regular tithe or offering to help those in our church family or community who may be struggling, please write out a separate check (or cash) and include it in your giving envelope.  Thank you for being a blessing.









 




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