BIBLE READING for Sundays' sermons: 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, April 29th; Philippians 1:27-30, April 22nd; Philippians 1:20-26, April 15th; Philippians 1:12-19, April 8th; Philippians 1:3-11, Easter; Matthew 28:1-10.

CHANGE FOR LIFE: ASPIRE WOMEN’S CENTER invites you to participate in our bottle fundraiser by three simple steps:  take a bottle, fill it with cash, a check, or change, and return it on collection day.  That’s it! LIFE…is the most precious gift of all.  And now you have an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman and her unborn child—through Aspire’s Baby Bottle Blessings Campaign! Your gift, combined with those of other churches, will help Aspire Women’s Center provide pregnancy tests, ultra-sounds, pregnancy and parenting classes, and material and spiritual support for those faced with an unintended pregnancy.  All of our services are free—thanks to your support. Please partner with Aspire to show love in action to women and men in the Lakes Region. Aspire Women’s Center, 506 Union Ave, Laconia NH 03246, 603.528.3121, www.aspirelaconia.org. Thank You!

WE WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE high school graduates of 2018!  Please inform Traci Van Brunt if you know of anyone from our church family who is graduating this year. Email vanbrunts@aol.com by May 20th.  Thank you!

LIFE BRIDGE'S 18TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Please Join us on Monday, June 4th. Registration is at 8am, shotgun start at 9, awards/luncheon at 1:30. Province Lake Golf Club, Rt 153 Parsonsfield, Maine. All funds raised at this event will be matched 25%. Come out and support mentoring in the Lakes Region of NH. For more info contact Jennifer Rich (603) 522-6713, or register online www.lifebridgementoring.org.

NEWSLETTER:  If you have articles or photos that you would like included in the summer issue of our church newsletter, please be sure to turn them in at the office no later than Monday, May 21st!  Thank you so much!  

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for church lawn care this summer (mowing, care of flowers, etc.).  If you would be available on a rotating basis, please contact Bob Kline (rk.comtek@metrocast.net or 515-1031). Thank 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/.

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, the only  Christian school in our area, is having a fundraiser—their annual golf tournament, the Cornerstone Open, at Bald Peak Colony Club.  This year they are being sponsored by Dawson Excavation and Broadband Access.  They really need players to make this event successful and fun!  You are invited to participate!  The event  will take place on Monday, June 11th.  The fun begins at noon with lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 1 PM.  The format is an 18-hole scramble.  A reception with food will follow.  Register at cornerstoneabc.org or call 603-539-8636.

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.

PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH: Sunday, November 5th, was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Each quarter FCC Mission Motion sends a monetary gift to help our brothers and sisters suffering around the globe for their faith in Jesus.  Please join with us today in praying for them (Hebrews 13:3). Keep praying even though it's not November 5th.

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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