BIBLE READING for Sundays' sermons: July 29th; Hebrews 12:2, July 22nd; Matthew 21:18-22 July 15th; Ephesians 2:10, July 8th; Matthew 17:1-5, July 1st; Deuteronomy 8:1-20; 5:1-21; Psalm 33:12, June 24; Philippians 4:6-9.

A BAPTISMAL SERVICE AND RECEIVING OF NEW MEMBERS will take place on Sunday, August 5th.  If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please let Pastor Thom know as soon as possible!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!  If you have a passion to share God’s love with young minds, please attend the volunteer meeting on August 12th after the second service to find out more about how you can help out.  Teens in 7th grade or higher may volunteer, as well as any age adult.  The only criteria are a love of God and a passion for children.  --Peace and love in Christ, Millie Badman

LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING is needed 2-3 days per week for a lady in her 90’s who lives in Ossipee.  She had a fall and also has Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Hours are flexible.  Pay is $10.25/hour.  Please contact the church office for more information if you are interested.

SUNDAY SCHOOL will start back up for the Fall of 2018 on Sunday, September 9th, at the 10 AM service.  There will be nursery for 6 weeks to 2 years, preschool for children age 3 (on or before September 30, 2018) through first grade, and elementary class for 2nd grade through 5th grade.  Sixth grade will be upstairs during the worship time, but they may join the youth group on the 1st and third Thursdays of the month.

WHO IS THE PERSECUTED CHURCH (PC)?  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 through our missions giving:  1) through quarterly gifts for specific relief (example: helping wives/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” is available in the YELLOW BOX on the Mission Motion table.

A BIBLE STUDY will be held at The Ledges on Tuesdays at 10 AM, starting July 17. It will be  led by John Bjorkman (jbj.wnh@gmail.com). All are welcome!

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!

SAM FRAZIER is going to take over the Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry for FCC.  What a gift from God to have our youth step up!  Please support Sam, God, and this ministry when you see the information coming this fall! Thank you to Jane Cook for your years of faithful service.   -- Missions

DID YOU KNOW…There are 122 homeless children in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District.  In Wolfeboro alone there are over 20 homeless students and nearly 20 homeless families. We have a unique opportunity to help these folks. Located in Wolfeboro, Hope House is a short-term emergency family housing offering a temporary, safe, and secure place for families while they get back on their feet. Located on Lehner Street, Hope House is the only facility in Carroll County to assist our neighbors who are homeless. RUN FOR HOPE. Watch for an upcoming sign-up sheet to participate in the Wicked Fit Run/Walk 5K race being held September 29 at Abenaki Ski Area to support Hope House! GET INVOLVED—IT’S FUN! Can’t run? Then walk! No one to walk with?  Turn to the person sitting in front of you, behind you, left and right.  That could be your partner! We’re hoping entire families will turn out and run/walk together!  If you’re the only runner in your family, you can run while they walk! Grandparents, grab your grandkids and enjoy the walk together. We are hoping to get 40 people to participate—one for each of the 20 homeless students and 20 homeless families in Wolfeboro!  Contact Donna Chick at 603-986-8586 for more information, and also watch your bulletin!

NAVAJOLAND FALL TOUR: Experience the beauty of the four corners region. September 16-21, 2018. Monument Valley, Four Corners Monument, Canyon De Chelly, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Navajo Families in there homeland and tour Navajo Ministries. Contact Vickie Franklin 505-324-5226, vickie@navajoministries.org. - Missions Motion

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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