Bulletin 12.6.15

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


Women’s Ministry Diaper Drive: Through the month of December, the Women’s Ministry will be collecting the following items:  Diapers, size 5 or 6 (only), unscented wipes, cotton balls, Diaper Genie refills. Please drop the items off near the stained glass window in the lobby. For more information, visit the Women’s Ministry Counter.

Mission Tree: Today is the last day to return the Mission Tree gifts. Please contact the office if you need to return a gift after today.

2016 Ministry Plan (Budget): Available at the Information Counter. A brief meeting will be held directly after the First Family Christmas program next Sunday in the Fellowship Hall to address any questions or concerns.

This Week

Wednesday Dinner: Baked potato bar, soup, vegetable, salad or Chef’s salad. Both options include beverage and dessert. $5/person, $20/family maximum. Kids under 5 years old eat free kid’s meal. Please sign up and pay today at the Events Counter or online at www.fccfm.org follow the link to sign up for dinner.

Next Sunday – First Family Christmas! As a reminder, there will not be any programming for Children and Youth (Birth through Grade 12) on that day, as families and all volunteers attend. Invitations to our Christmas events at FCC are now available at the Information Counter.

First Family Christmas: There will not be any programming or childcare during either hour, for any children or youth (Birth to Grade 12). Please check with your Connection Group leader to see if your Sunday morning class is meeting.

Nations Christmas Party: We will be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals and children’s books for a community Christmas party. Please deposit them in the bins near the Preschool area, between the Worship Center and the Fellowship Hall. For more information, please contact Robin Westhafer at 239.770.7803.

Homeless Ministry: Next Sunday is the collection day for the Homeless Lunch pantry.  A list of items needed is available at the Information Counter. Please drop off your donations at the designated table in the west side of the lobby.

Upcoming Events

Club 25-45:  The Singles Ministry for those 25-45 years old, is having a Christmas game night at the church Saturday, December 12 at 6:00 PM. Please bring a dessert to share, a White Elephant gift and any games you would like to play. For more information, please contact Lourdes at 239.823.6817 or Jessica at 239.834.8292.

Comfort Bears Ministry Breakfast: Tuesday, December 15, meet at IHOP, located at 13061 N Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers at 9:00 AM.

Lunch Bunch: Thursday, December 17, at 11:30 AM, we will meet for lunch at Firehouse Sports Grill, located at 13251 N. Cleveland Ave, N. Ft. Myers. Please sign up at the Events Counter to reserve your seat. All   ages are welcome!

Men’s Softball: Starting in January on Thursday nights. Those interested in playing softball this year, please contact Jim LeValley at 239.281.6159 or email jrl201811@aol.com.

General Announcements

We Need Your Help! . . . FCC will be switching merchant accounts (our online payment service company) with the new year so we can save on the associated costs to process those payments.

If you are a scheduled (automated) online user – Between now and December 16, please log into your Access account and reenter your checking account and/or credit card information as well as the funds, amounts and frequency. Your current scheduled giving is targeted to go away December 31. If you would like the changes to be made for you on your account, feel free to contact Becky Wilcoxson in the office to have her enter the information on your behalf.

If you are an online user for Wednesday dinner or you use one time online giving – January 1, 2016 you will be prompted to enter your checking account and/or credit card information. You will not be able to update your information until after the January 1 date.

For questions or assistance, please contact Becky Wilcoxson in the church office at 239.334.0316 or bwilcoxson@fccfm.org.

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