Wednesday, November 11, 2020
We'll be honoring those among us who have served in the Armed Forces this Sunday, November 15, at the start of the service. Please check our vets list, here, and share a name/photo with us (before noon, Thursday) if your vet is not listed.

Join us at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, in person or online:
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Sunday's Service Leaflet
Sunday School Series continues in Adult class following the Sunday worship service:
Reach out this week to …
Several of our community remain in semi- or full isolation, so we'll share a few names with each newsletter, and ask that you take just a moment to share a note, a card, or phone call with one or more of those listed:

  • Joann Taliaferro, 13444 Parwood Ave, Baton Rouge LA 70816; 225-273-9075
  • Donna & Glen Tetrick, 7983 Denham Chase Ave., Denham Springs LA 70726; 225-664-4946
  • Susan Valenti, 18136 Little Prairie Rd., Prairieville LA 70769; 225-405-7298
  • Lorry & Bill Trotter, 3443 Poydras Bayou Dr., Port Allen LA 70767; 225-627-6264
We Remember in Our Prayers…
(New or revised requests received since our most recent regular issue.)
  • Yvonne Taylor - quarantined following COVID exposure
  • Alex - Chris Culp's neighbor following bypass surgery
  • Lorene Hudson - Paul Foster's aunt, hospitalized with COVID
  • Aunt LuRose - Matt K's relative with COVID
  • Walter Krousel - Helen Rankin's friend, in hospice care

Sounds of CommUNITY Concert online this Sunday!
Sunday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. ONLINE via Zoom

For 30 years, this concert has inspired and provided hope.

Thank you, Village Woods Community!

Ann Baskin and her neighbors in Village Woods decided to trick-or-treat for canned vegetables on Halloween, to benefit our current needs at Southeast Ministries! Here are some photos of the collection from Village Woods and at FCC being transported and checked-in at Southeast Ministries last week. Thank you to all who contributed!
Sorting at SE Ministries
Charlene Landry checks it in.
Our Contribution
Linda & Scott Sanders will celebrate their first anniversary on Monday, November 16, and ask us to share that they remember with warmth and grateful thanks the beautiful wedding celebration held for them by their loving First Christian Church family.
Advent Devotionals now available
Advent’s scripture passages call us to imagine a new world, one free from fear, not one based on a “return to normal.” In this new daily devotional for Advent, Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), delves into Advent lectionary texts to reflect on God’s vision for the world and how we might find the courage to imagine, the permission to change, and the freedom to fear no more. A prayer round outs each daily devotion. 
Pick up your copy in the narthex, or email us, here, if you need a copy dropped in the mail to you.
Changes are afoot …
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be transitioning away from Constant Contact to an in-house mass email system that will keep subscription information in our private database and afford us better ability to assist with email receipt issues - at no additional cost to our current web site hosting fee.

However, as with any mass-email system, there are sure to be some hiccoughs, particularly as your email system may not initially recognize our new server. Here are some hints that may aid with receipt on your end:

  • Put in your email address book so that your email client knows you want to hear from us.
  • Gmail users should check their "updates" or "promo" folders and mark our emails "inbox" to train Gmail where you want them.
  • Cox subscribers should check that mail marked spam is not deleted at Cox's server, but put into a spam/junk folder. You may be surprised to see what Cox marks as spam that you would not see at all if it's deleted at their server.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you believe you're missing emails, your address has changed, or you have a preferred address for our emails, etc. We'll do all we can to help, and believe our new system will give us even more options to be successful.