Bulletin 2.21.2016


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Children & Adult Bible Classes: 9:00 AM
Worship: 10:30 AM



So Be It Women’s Conference – Tickets On Sale: Saturday, February 27 at 9 AM, Worship Center. Join us for a great time of learning and renewal with Wendy Fitzgerald, founder of the “If Then Movement.” Tickets are $20 for the conference and lunch, and are available today at the Women’s Ministry Counter in the lobby. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends who attend other churches! Visit the FCC Facebook page for the online purchasing link.


Sign Up for the Family Directory: We would love for you to be a part of the new directory. If you have not yet made an appointment, or have to reschedule a missed appointment, visit the registration table in the center of the lobby today or visit our website fccfm.org. Click the LifeTouch link on the page to be taken to the online registration. No purchase necessary and you will receive a complimentary Family Directory and an 8” x 10”. However, if you do want to purchase prints, ask how you can save $5.

THIS WEDNESDAY: Special Programming

YouthHOPE: is presenting “Evening of Hope” – a guided walking tour that will give you the opportunity to experience the life of global youth through stations set up throughout the Education Building. Experience how the Lord has positioned them to equip the Body of Christ. YouthHOPE is part of New Missions Systems International, an FCC supported mission.

Please take a few moments and sign up TODAY at the Student Ministry Counter. Spots are set aside for FCC this Wednesday, but you MUST sign up.  The Children’s Ministry will meet, but the Adult Connection Groups will not meet, and are encouraged to enjoy the presentation. Dinner will be extended this week to accommodate the program.

This Wednesday Night: Dinner served from 5 – 6:30 PM. Menu – Sloppy Joes, tater tots, vegetable, salad or a Chef Salad. Both options include a dessert and beverage. $5/person, Kindergarten & Up. Family rate is $20.00. Please pay today at the Events Counter, or no later than Monday night, online at fccfm.org/wednesdays. There is special programming this week, but visit our website or Information Counter for all Connection Group options for Wednesday nights.


Car Care Display: Today, we are collecting 5w30 & 10w30 oil for our next Car Care Event, which is March 5, at 8 AM. You can also donate funds or volunteer to help in the many areas needed. Please stop by the display today or contact Margo Dean at masterservants@gmail.com.


Operation Inasmuch Day: This is our third year participating as a church family in this countywide effort, which culminates on March 5. There are several ways you can help:

Operation Foster Child: Next Sunday is the last collection day. We are collecting items for “We Care Packages” to be provided to children in foster care in SW Florida. This year we have a HUGE goal of making 150 bags, filled with amazing items for kids, sizes Newborn-10 years old. A list of items that are needed are available under the stained glass window in the lobby. Contact Kathy Cahill for more information KCahill@leegov.com or 239.707.0876

“Operation Inasmuch Day”: An effort of CityGate Ministries and area churches to serve our community – all taking place on March 5 this year.  A Project List is also available under the stained glass window in the lobby including a clothing drive, painting projects, projects for kids, etc.  For more information, call 239.334.7747.

Information Counter: Volunteer needed. Would require assisting people at the desk the 2nd Sunday of the month for 15 minutes after the Worship Service. If you are available, please contact Tina Church in the office at tchurch@fccfm.org or 239.334.0316.


Blood Pressure: Next Sunday, February 28, there will be free blood pressure checks in the hallway near the Portico entrance before and after the Worship Service.

Easter Choir: Starts next Sunday at 6 PM. Meet in WC-1, which is accessible from the rear church parking lot. No experience necessary!

Men’s Survivor II: March 11-13, men 18 years and older. It will be you against the raw elements of Florida. We will leave Thursday night and return on Sunday about Noon. $40 per man. Email Gary for more details and/or to sign up at gcox@fccfm.org.

Cornerstone Trip: September 28 – October 6, 2016, make your plans now to join us for an exciting trip to New York City! This trip includes Motorcoach transportation, lodging, meals, guided tours, and more. Price is $855/person, double occupancy. A $75 deposit is required to sign up. For more information, pick up a flyer at the Events Counter. Non-FCC sign-ups begin March 20.

Did You Know . . .  Club 90 was born in a staff meeting?  A  suggestion was made to celebrate and honor those who were 90 years old and older in 2011. This elite group has contributed in so many ways to the church, the staff felt they needed to be recognized, and decided on a once a year celebration to hopefully make them feel as special as we think they are. It has become a fun project for the staff to work on together. Club 90 is an annual event and usually held during March of each year in the hopes of catching all the snow birds before they travel north. The new inductees (those turning 90 in the year) will be added to the Club 90 ranks each year. The staff is privileged to have the opportunity to show their admiration and respect.


Our condolences are with Virginia Fricke and her family for the passing of her mother, Helen Barnett. Helen passed away Wednesday, February 17. She was 99 years old.