BIBLE READING for Sundays' sermons: June 24; Philippians 4:6-9 June 17th; Philippians 4:1-5, June 10th; Philippians 3:12-16, June 3rd; Philippians 3:4-11, May 27; Philippians 3:1-3; John 8:31-32, May 20; Philippians 2:19-30, May 13; Philippians 2:5-11, May 6th; Philippians 2:1-4.

THE COUNCIL will meet this Sunday at 11:15 AM.  Anyone who wishes to sit in on this meeting is welcome.

CORPORATE PRAYER will take place following the 10 AM service this Sunday.  All are welcome.

A WARRANT has been posted for a special meeting of the congregation to take place on Sunday, July 15, 2018, after the 10 AM service.  The purpose of the meeting is to present to the congregation nominations for a Pastoral Search Committee and to nominate and elect two alternate members to the Committee.

A TEMPORARY HOME for up to 7 families in transition is opening soon in our town—Hope House on Lehner Street.  They will hold an open house on June 26 at 2 PM. If you would like to see Hope House and learn what it is all about, RSVP by June 22, at 603-641-9441. If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities, contact Len Johnson at 603-986-3705.

A LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY, “HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD,” will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30, starting July 18. Please sign up on the list in the fellowship hall.  All ladies are welcome!

L.I.F.E. MINISTRIES FOOD PANTRY is sponsoring a hunger relief weekend June 29-July 1, that will feature a benefit concert by the Ossipee Mountain Boys on July 1st at the First Congregational Church in Wolfeboro.  Tickets for the concert may be pur-chased now at Blacks, and at Harvest Market, Dockside, and Spencer Hughes on June 29, 30, and July 1.  In addition, tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold at Harvest Market and at Spencer Hughes Real Estate to help support hunger relief.  You may also see Jim Savage for tickets.  This Sunday L.I.F.E. Ministries Food Pantry donation envelopes will be inserted in your bulletin.  You may return them in the offering plate or put a stamp on them and drop them in the mail.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  As many of you know, Ed and Janelle Graham and family are here from China!  They are with Campus Crusade for Christ, Intrn’l, and will be briefly sharing with us on Sunday, July 22, during morning worship, about their work.  Please also join us for an Appetizer Reception at 4:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall, with a time for hearing more about this work for God’s Kingdom!

HEARTFELT THANKS goes out to our Christian Education Director, Traci Van Brunt, and to all of our Sunday School and nursery staff.  We deeply appreciate you!

ARE YOU AWARE that kids from our local school district often are forced to live out of the family car?  HOPE House (Families in Transition, a short-term emergency housing provider) is up and running in Wolfeboro this spring and seeks volunteers in many serving capacities. Contact Len Johnson (986-3705) or go to www.fitnh.org/volunteer/be-a-volunteer/.

ALL FCC MEN: You’re invited to a “Dutch Treat” breakfast gathering on the first and third Mondays of each month, at 7 AM, at Huggins Hospital cafeteria.  This is an opportunity for fellowship with a small, informal Christian group.  Please contact Kurt Dietzer (569-8009) if you have any questions. 

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!

END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER:  School is starting, and donations are needed for students who do not have adequate food on the weekends.  Items such as peanut butter and jelly, tuna, and cereal would be much appreciated!  Please place food items in the basket in the foyer.  Thank you so much!!

FOR THOSE RELATIVELY NEW TO THE CHURCH, if you wish to participate in the Offering Table, where the congregation helps each other fill needs, such as used furniture, appliances, etc., for no charge, please email Lois Bittiger at Bitlo@metrocast.net with your email address.

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 EVAmerica@aol.com

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. 

CORPORATE PRAYER:  We’d love to have you join us for corporate prayer ever second and fourth Sunday morning of the month following the 10 AM service.  Prayer for our church is vital!  Please be sure to take the prayer requests listed in your bulletin, and pray for them this month.  Thank you so much! 

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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