BIBLE READING for Sundays' sermons: October 14th; Ephesians 1:3-12, 20-23; 2:4-10;Colossians 3:16; Isaiah 6, October 7th; Luke 5:17-26, September 30th; Ephesians 2:11-22, September 23rd; Ephesians 2:11-22, September 16th; Ephesians 1:3–2:10, September 9th; Ephesians 1 & 2, September 2nd; Matthew 28.

CORPORATE PRAYER is now being 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 for unity in our church family as we go through this time of transition.

CHECK IT OUT!  To learn more about our extended Christian family around the world suffering persecution for following Jesus, visit www.opendoorsusa.org or the YELLOW Mission Motion box in the Fellowship Hall.

DEVOTIONAL BOOKS will be available on the table in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday morning.  If you ordered a book, be sure to pick it up!  (NOTE:  The book "Dinner Time Devotions" is on back order.)

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thank you for considering filling a shoebox for a needy child around the world this Christmas, who might not otherwise receive a gift.  More boxes are available on the card table in the foyer.  The boxes are due in 4 weeks—November 11th!  You may return filled boxes now by placing them under the card table. (Do not seal boxes.)  Please remember to include your check for $9 in the envelope, and check off what age boy or girl the gift is intended for. (If you prefer to make a donation to Operation Christmas Child and not fill a shoebox, make your check payable to Operation Christmas Child, and place it in the offering plate or give it to the Frazier family.) If you have questions, please call Sam Frazier, 569-1317.

THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet next Sunday, October 21, at 11:15 AM.  If you have items you would like included on the agenda, please contact Mike Lymburner.

LIFE BRIDGE FALL FUNDRAISER: The life bridge fall fundraiser and mentor appreciation banquet is on Thursday, October 18 at Camp Brookwoods. Registration and hors d’oeuvres is at 5:30. Call   603 522-6713

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

NATE AND KATE EDMUNDS: Our dear sister and brother have suffered a devastating loss of their home in a fire . If you are led to help, please direct your questions and efforts to:
Stacey Farley 603 707-2824 or 
Megan Marbury 603 452-4172.
or check out this website which has other info on how to donate and a way to schedule, if you'd like, to cook meals for them. https://mealtrain.com/gldwwm

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!

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! Please check out our 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 2:00AM, 8:00AM, 2:00PM, 8:00PM, Mon 2:00AM, 8:00AM, 2:00PM.

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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