BIBLE READING for Sundays' sermons: October 29th; Revelation 12, October 22nd; Revelation 6, October 15th; Revelation 4-5, October 8th; Revelation 3:14-22, October 1st; Revelation 3:1-13, September 24th; Revelation 2:18-29, September 17th; Revelation 2:8-17.

MEN, we will be starting our study of the book of Matthew on Saturday, October 28th, at 7:30 AM.  Men of all ages are invited to attend!

THE MOUNTAIN VIEW NURSING HOME ministry will be Sunday, October 29th, at 1:30 PM.

THE COMPASSIONATE KNITTERS will meet at the church for the month of November.  See you on  Thursday, November 9th, from 1 to 2:30 PM!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, FCC, for supporting the comfort baskets for area pastors’ wives. Eight baskets were made up, containing napkins, soap, a copy of Jesus Calling, lotion, chapstick, a candle, Lindt chocolate, initialed note paper, an initialed towel, a scripture verse index pad, and a gift card to Seven Suns.  Colette Locke made a beautiful card for each basket.  Baskets were delivered this past week.            –Kate Wilder and 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!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Sunday, November 12th, at 6:30 PM, to hear Brad Grey’s sermon on the entire Bible in an hour and 13 minutes. We tend to read the Bible in parts, but to hear it in its whole will give you more of a sense of what God is doing. He was my Bible leader in Israel and Turkey, and he will go over God’s big picture of His Word as we watch a video.  Whether you have never opened up the Bible or your Bible is falling apart from use, I think you will gain from this overview. Any questions contact Sue Christian.  Hope to see you there.

MISSION MOTION has sent a donation from FCC to Puerto Rico, one of the hardest hit areas by the hurricane. Thank you to all who responded on how you could help with hurricane relief efforts.

A “GREAT BOOK, BIG BOOK” STUDY will be held on Wednesdays from 12 to 1:30 PM downstairs at the church, starting October 18th.  See Craig Batson or Paula Hoyt for more information.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  We at FCC will again participate in the mission of sharing the real message of Christmas with millions of children in places around the world who are hurting and in need of basic, everyday items (standard size, please), such as pencils, crayons, combs, toothbrushes, etc.  Begin now to fill one or more shoeboxes!  You may bring these to church beginning October 29th.  On November 16th these will be transported to a local center, where each box will also be filled with age-appropriate gospel messages introducing Jesus Christ to each child.  The boxes will be included in the transport to Samaritan’s Purse International Relief in Boone, North Carolina.  Thank you for participating in this wonderful outreach!  If you have questions, please call me at 875-7535.    –Jane Cook

YOUR MISSION MOTION TEAM IS PROVIDING INFO for those wishing to make a direct donation to hurricane hit areas in the US and the Caribbean.  Samaritan’s Purse on-line donations are possible at Samaritanspurse.org, or you may mail your personal check directly to:  Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

A “GET-INTO” VACATION: Join Samaritan’s Purse Volunteers for Hurricane Relief Effort. Yes, but how? Mild interest? Need details? Please write your name and phone number on the insert from this Sunday's bulletin and put it in the “Hurricane Box” at the exit door at church. 

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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