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Keeping you in the conversation of what's happening at FC!

WALK TO BETHLEHEM - First Christian's Health & Wellness Ministries is pleased to present the Walk to Bethlehem which will give everyone the opportunity to walk the same distance that Mary and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem (86 miles). You will log your miles beginning on November 3rd and ending on December 21st.  You can walk by yourself or sign up with a friend or your family and walk the miles together. If you’re a runner, you can run instead of walk. You can walk outside in your neighborhood, in the church parking lot, on the river front in downtown Newburgh, at the mall, on the walking track at church, on a treadmill or just about anywhere. Pick up a mileage form from Ann Williams, on the tables in the lobby, or at the Welcome Center.  Please contact Ann for more information at aew1827@gmail.com.

2019 Gobbler Gathering - We are collecting boxes of stuffing for The Evansville Rescue Mission and our goal is 500 boxes. Donation collection bins are located in the lobby.  Last day to contribute is Sunday, November 17th.

NEWCOMER'S LUNCH - Have you started attending FC in 2019? We'd love to invite you and your family to join us for lunch to meet other new families as well as some of FC's leadership. Our next lunch will take place on November 17th, immediately following the morning worship service. There is no cost to you but please register your family at bit.ly/fclunch

ADULTS 50 & OVER CHRISTMAS DINNER - If you consider yourself a Senior, age 50 and over, Steve and Julie Robards are hosting a special Christmas Dinner just for you on Saturday, December 7th, at 5:30pm.  We'll gather in the Dining Room for a wonderful pulled pork meal and fellowship with friends.  Cost is $10/person.  Please sign up in the lobby on Sunday morning.

Community Impact - There are many ways to partner with FC to take the Acts 2:39 promise to our community.  Make sure and read through the Community Impact section, visit their page, or head to the booth in the Lobby on Sunday morning for more information on being a part of this ministry.

 

Classes

SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES, meeting at 9:15am

  • THE GOSPEL OF MARK  |  a video study by Francis Chan  |  meets in room 217 (Oct. 20 - Dec. 29th
  • LUKE  |   led by Holly Gillespie   |   meets in the Chapel
  • 1 PETER  |   led by Roger Hutchinson   |   meets in the Dining Room
  • PSALMS  |   led by Chris Gillespie   |   meets in Room 221
  • EPHESIANS |   led by Rick Liggett & Scott Brown   |   meets in Room 219
  • OUR INTERACTION WITH A SPIRITUAL GOD  |   led by Joe Schitter   |   meets in Room 218
  • DRAMA OF SCRIPTURE:  SEEING GOD THROUGH THE WHOLE BIBLE   |   led by Alex Dayvolt   |   meets in room 215
  • THE LIVING TRUTH ABOUT DYING   |   led by Julie Robards   |   meets in room 214 (Oct. 27 - Nov. 24)

THURSDAY MORNING CLASSES

  • THRIVING IN BABYLON (video study)   |   led by Nathan Logsdon   |   meets in room 214 at 6:30am
  • DANIEL (a Beth Moore video study)   |   led by Melinda Nalley   |   meets in room 212 at 9am

TUESDAY NIGHT CLASS

  • THRIVING IN BABYLON (video study)   |   led by Kevin Brimner   |   meets in the Chapel at 8pm

Family Ministry (kids, teens, and families)

two39 Students on Sunday Nights -- Middle School and High School students are invited to join us on Sunday nights from 4:30-6:30pm for games, food, music, Bible Study, and grade-specific small groups.  For more information, contact PENNY KALUZA (Family Minister). 

Elementary Praise Team -- If your kids love to sing and love to praise God, encourage them to join our new praise team that will lead us in worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, 12-12:30pm, beginning Sept. 8th.  For more information, contact CASSIE ALLEN (Elementary Coordinator). 

Attention Parents of Elementary Children! - Want to stay in the loop on everything happening in our Elementary Ministry?  Join our Remind App by texting @two39 to 81010.

Student Ministry Sunday Morning Leaders Needed -We are looking for leaders for our Sunday Morning ministry for our High School students.  We meet at 9:15 am.  You will get the lesson plans at the beginning of the week so you can be prepared to lead our High School students. We have a great group of young people who are eager to grow in their faith. If you have any interest in learning more, please contact Lacey Poag.

Adults

Join us for Choir! - Do you enjoy singing?  Do you know anyone who should be singing on stage during our worship services?  Feel free to join us for practice on Sundays from 3-4:30pm in the Chapel.  You are welcome whether you've been in a choir before or not.  We will prepare to sing in Sunday services and for Christmas in Newburgh.  See you Sunday!

RightNow Media - Our church now has access to an extensive new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and it has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.  If you haven't received an email from us, click here to accept this free gift from us to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Holly Gillespie.

Groups -- Looking to get involved in community here at FC?  You can check out our groups page or contact Nathan Logsdon to get connected with a group to share life with and grow in relationship with God and others.

Classes -- Sunday mornings at 9:15am we have several classes available for all ages.  Click here to find available adult classes and locations.

Around FC

Support FC through Schnucks eScrip -- If you shop at Schnucks and have a "My Schnucks Card", you can connect your card with First Christian Church and we'll receive up to 3% of your purchase total back in fundraising dollars.  Get the details and register your card here.

Winter Weather Volunteers Needed -- If you are able to volunteer a few hours when winter weather hits to help with salting and clearing snow, please email Derek Rollins.

Quilting Group -- Quilters meet in Room 101 at 9am on Mondays.

EXPLORE!

Earlier this year, we launched our 2019 generosity initiative: EXPLORE.
The purpose of this initiative is twofold:  1. To set aside seed money that will fund community ministry opportunities, and 2. To reduce the principal amount owed on our facility.

Please join us in praying that God will prepare the hearts of His people for the ministry opportunities He will lay before us and that we will all respond to His leading with generosity.  Click here for more information on Explore! or click here to fill out a commitment card.

On-Campus Partnerships

Moms Morning Out -- We are looking for a vibrant and nurturing teacher to join our team working with 1-5-year-olds. This is an 8 hours/week position on Mondays and Wednesdays during the school year. If interested in this position or in a spot for your child for the fall, contact Erin Dayvolt. 

Newburgh Christian Academy -- for more information email NCA.

Noah's Ark Christian Pre-School -- for more information email the director, Karen Miller.

Noah's Ark Christian Preschool is looking for an Office Assistant - They are looking for an outgoing and organized individual with the following:  familiarity with Word, Publisher, Google Docs, and QuickBooks; experience using a multi-code copier; organizational skills; and willingness to be a team player.  Duties will include functioning as receptionist, school nurse, and volunteer coordinator.  This is a 1/2 day, 20-hour per week, position from August through May with minimal hours in June and July.  Starting salary is $9-$9.50 per hour.  For more information, contact Karen Miller (Preschool Director).

Community Impact

The After School Academy (ASA) is a new connection with Sharon Elementary and Newburgh Elementary that will connect our church to kids and their families by offering after school tutoring at each school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  By making a personal connection with students in their environment, we will be a tangible expression of God's love and we will have an opportunity to help them have a successful academic experience.  Please contact Carol Holder (cwhold@sigecom.net) for more information.

Click HERE to learn more about Community Impact.

Outside Events

The Freedom Tour -- Women, The Freedom Tour with Jennie Allen & Christy Nockels is coming October 9, 7-10pm, at First Christian Newburgh!  Worship with singer/songwriter Christy Nockels & learn from Bible teacher and the founder of IF:Gathering, Jennie Allen!   Tickets go on sale July 1st.  Click here for more info. 

Student Medical Form -- Click here to download and print off the 2019 FC Medical Form for students involved in fall programs. 

Save the Date!

Nov. 22, 6pm - Game Night

Dec. 7, 5:30pm -  Adults 50 & Over Christmas Dinner

Dec. 14, 8am - Angel Run 4K

Dec. 14, 3-7:30pm - Christmas In Newburgh (Celebration at FC)