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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

2021 0822 Welcome Elmore

This Sunday at First Christian Church

Our Sunday worship is at 10:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary - and livestreamed to our website, Facebook, and YouTube channel. Our guest preacher this week is the Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore. We hope to see you there! Check in, and follow the service bulletin, here.

At this Sunday's service, Rev. Dr. Elmore will lead the commissioning of our Search Committee: Carol Madere (Board vice-chair serves as chair), Ed Atkins, Lucy Cody, Frank Dickinson, Carmen Jones, Vicki Krupala, Dak McInnis, and Mike Wilson. Read the update from Board Chair Pam Jones, below.

The Governor's mandate of August 2 requires all persons, regardless of vaccination or immunity status, to wear masks indoors unless they are able to strictly follow a six-foot social distancing minimum. This means, please, that you should wear your mask at least until you are seated in the church within your family group, and keeping six feet or more from other households at all times.

Anyone exhibiting any symptoms, concerned about any exposure, or with other considerations that may make them or those in their household more vulnerable to the effects of this virus should, please, stay home and join us online, instead! To join services online, click one of the buttons below for your favorite platform:

Joys and Concerns

(New or updated prayer matters since our last full issue.)
  • Our church family members, and all those known and unknown to us who are battling COVID
  • Mark Mattison and Michelle Griswold
  • Jennifer Cangelosi, undergoing biopsy; and Cindy Minton, undergoing surgery (daughter and sister of Brenda Hilgendorf)
  • Jeffrey Judice and Tony Babin

The Wednesday Bible study and Chancel Choir Rehearsals

have been suspended for the time being.

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Reclaim and Incorporate the Sabbath

Registration is now open for this weekend's virtual spiritual growth session offered by The Bailey Institute, free of charge, to help participants honor, reclaim, and incorporate the rhythm of Sabbath as a spiritual discipline, facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Rosalyn R. Nichols.

NEXT WEDNESDAY:

2021 0822 DWF Meeting

NEXT STEPS - A Brief Update

The Board met on Tuesday, August 17, and approved a job description and salary range for the position of Transitional or Interim Minister at FCCBRLA. We have shared this information with the Region so the position will be made available on their site and advertised to interim ministers within the Disciples of Christ. We ask that you pray that God sends the best candidates our way for consideration and also that the Board will show wisdom and discernment as we make this important hiring decision.

The Board additionally approved the appointment of the members of the Search & Call Committee who will be tasked with seeking and securing our next senior minister. Please join us this Sunday, August 22, as we Commission this group for this most important task. We ask for your prayers for this group as well that we may follow our Lord’s lead in this as in all things.

Love and peace,
Pam Jones, Board Chair

In case you missed it –

First Christian Caller - August 11, 2021

First Christian Caller - August 11, 2021

First Christian Caller EXTRA - 4 August 2021

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