BIBLE READING for Sundays' sermons: Sunday February 18th; Genesis 39, Sunday February 11th; Genesis 37, Sunday February 4th; Genesis 37:1-2, Sunday January 28; Genesis 37-48, Sunday January 21st; Psalm 1:2-3, Sunday January 14th; Luke 5:17-26,  Sunday January 7th; Exodus 14:1-18.

THE BIBLE READING for the new sermon series on “JOSEPH” is Genesis chapters 37 through 50!

PRAY DURING LENT!: Lent has begun, and some people give up things during this time, but why not use this time to do something for others? Here is a thought from Mission Motion. Pick just one of our mission teams and pray for them every day from today until Easter. Here is a list:
Aspire Women's Center
Life Bridge Ministries
Navajo Ministries
New Life Home for Women and Children
Compassionate Knitters
Maranatha Ministries
Sentinel Ministries
The Graham Family - China
The Cawthorn Family- India
The Luther Family- India
The Badiane Family- Africa
If you don't know anything about the team/place that you want to pick, go in the Fellowship Hall and to the yellow box on the missions table and read about that team. Let's see what God can do for the spreading of His Word and His love when His people pray!  --Mission Motion

LAST SUNDAY THOM’S MESSAGE FOCUSED ON GOD’S WILL AND PROVIDING SERVICE.  Many times we are willing but haven’t found the right opportunity.  As many know, our church conducts services at two area nursing homes.  There is a way to expand our outreach at these homes and help some needy people.  Most anyone can get involved if they’re willing to spend an hour or two a week.  Mountain View Community in Ossipee is looking for volunteers to assist with two activities:  1) On Saturdays from 2 to 3 PM, to help residents place buttons on their bingo cards, and 2) to spend an hour or two reading one-one-one to selected residents.  Mountain View will provide reading material, and the time is flexible.  If interested, contact Lisa Napodano in the recreation department (603-297-4422) or George LeClair (geoleclair@yahoo.com or 569-5205).  Thank you!

ALL PHOTOS AND ARTICLES INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION in the spring issue of our church newsletter are due in the office by Monday, February 26th.  Thank you so much for your contributions! 

NEW MEMBERS will be received on Sunday, March 11th.  If you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord and you are interested in joining with First Christian Church in membership, please let Pastor Thom Christian know as soon as possible.

WE ARE GRATEFUL for donated materials for library use.  However, please do not leave donated items in the plastic bin in the library.   Because of limited space we need to make sure that we do not have duplicates or outdated materials.  Please see me if you wish to donate items.  Thank you for your understanding.     – Ali Nelson

SUPPORT LIFE BRIDGE MINISTRIES (one of our FCC missions teams) this season, by signing up through Amazon Smile!  Amazon donates a portion of your sale to Life Bridge, Inc.  It’s amazing how fast a little contribution from so many adds up.  Go to:  smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1997722.  Thank you from your Mission Motion team and Life Bridge!

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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