Bulletin 5.17.15


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


Blood Pressure Checks: Today in the hallway, near the Portico entrance.

High School Grad Packets Due Today: Please return all Grad Packets to the Student Ministry Counter in the lobby. Grad Sunday is May 31.

This Week

No Wednesday Programming: We will resume programming in August. Stay tuned for some great opportunities to get connected!

Upcoming Events

Spirit Night for Darren Mulvaney: This Thursday, May 21, please join us at Chick-fil-a on 1790 NE Pine Island Rd, North Cape from 5 PM-8 PM to support Darren and the Mulvaney family, as they will receive a portion of the proceeds that evening. Dine in or drive through. Please mention Darren’s name when you place your order.

Women’s Bunco:  Thursday, May 21, in the Family Center. Starts at 6:30 PM. No experience needed! Please bring a dish to share. Visit the Women’s Ministry counter for more info.

Help Needed – Veteran Flags: Saturday, May 23, LMHS Military Support needs assistance placing flags at Veteran’s graves for Memorial Day weekend at the following cemeteries: Memorial Gardens Veteran Monument at Colonial/Summerlin Rd (8 AM), Lee Memorial Gardens, 12777 State Rd 82 (8 AM), Fort Myers Cemetery, 3200 Michigan Ave (11 AM). Please contact Kim Gaide if you are able to help at kim.gaide@leememorial.org or 239.334.2045 (Please leave your name, cemetery location and number of people who are participating. Please do not expect a response. Just come and help.) Wear your red, white and blue. Thank you for your support!

Lunch Bunch: Thursday, May 28, we will meet for lunch at 3 Fishermen, 13021 N. Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers (behind Best Western). Please make a reservation at the Events Counter. All ages are welcome!

Discover FCC Brunch:  Sunday, May 31 at 12:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  You’re invited to learn more about FCC in an informal setting with Pastor Gary and other leaders and enjoy a light lunch. Please make your reservation at the Events Counter in the lobby. Childcare provided by request.

Deposit Due June 1:  Fall Mission Trip is October 10-17, 2015, and will be in the Appalachian Mountains (Kentucky/West Virginia). Registration and information is available now on our website. www.fccfm.org. Cost is $500, and a deposit of $200 is due June 1. Please call the church office if you would like more information 239.334.0316.

Lake Aurora Preferred Dates: Pick up registration forms and “Aurora Bucks” at the Student Ministry counter in the lobby. Grades 3,4,5, Hillside, July 5-8 (H345) with  Lorraine Gutheim. Grades 7,8,9, Lakeside, August 2-7 (L789B) with Sam Pepper (co-dean).

Great Fall Trip Scheduled: October 11-17, 2015, as our 55+ group travels to the scenic Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge. Enjoy the changing colors of the leaves! Tours, shows and activities scheduled. A great price at $550/person, double occupancy. A $75 deposit is required to reserve your spot! Sign up and information available at the Events Counter in the lobby.  All ages are welcome.

FCC Personals

Our thoughts and prayers are with Don and Gail Fitz. Don’s father, Marlin, passed away on May 6.



The Plan

“I am the vine; you are the branches.

If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;

apart from me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5


Stepping Up Instead of Stepping Down

Ultimate Fails

#1. Failure to consume before we contribute.

Genesis 12:1-3 — Blessing to bless

2 Corinthians 5:17-19 — Reconciled to reconcile

Titus 3:8 — Trust to devote

James 2:17 — Faith to act

#2. Failure to release what we receive.

James 1:17— Every good gift from above

Good Fruit Takes….

Time—Matthew 13:19

Trust — Matthew  13: 20-21

Treasure — Matthew 13:22-22

Guarantee — Matthew 13:23