Bulletin 7.12.15


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

This Week

Women’s Bunco:  This Thursday, July 16. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall this time. Starts at 6:30 PM.  No experience needed!  Please bring a dish to share. This is a great way to meet other     ladies of all ages in our church. Visit the Women’s Ministry Counter for more info.

 Upcoming Events

Lunch Bunch: Thursday, July 23, we will meet for lunch at Smoke N Pit Bar-B-Q, 1641 N. Tamiami Trl.,  North Fort Myers. Please sign up  at the Events Counter so we can save you a seat! All ages are welcome.

Lake Aurora Preferred Dates: Pick up registration forms and “Aurora Bucks” at the Student Ministry Counter in the lobby. Grades 7,8,9, Lakeside, August 2-7 (L789B) with Sam Pepper (co-dean).

Haiti Mission Trip Dates Are Set: Sept 5-13.  If you are interested in going on this Mission trip to Haiti, please contact either Jackie Brandon at jbrandonvl@aol.com or Denny Mitchell at carsprint@aol.com. Please let one of them know as soon as possible. Cost $800, plus air/travel, estimated at an additional $250-$300.

A Time For Every Season: October 17-18, Lake Aurora is holding a retreat weekend for those who have experienced the death of their spouse. More information please call Lake Aurora office 863-696-1102 or email info@lakeaurora.org.



Video Ministry Needs Volunteers: Please contact Larry Wolf for more information on how you can help.  Email  – wolfclick@gmail.com.

Ink Cartridges: Please deposit your empty ink cartridges in the box at the Resource Center (Tournament St. hallway). They are recycled for money and proceeds go directly to “Feed My Children”, a Haiti mission.

Upcoming Mission Trip Scholarship: If you are not able to go but would like to contribute, towards a scholarship to help send someone else on one of our upcoming mission trips (late Summer-Haiti, Fall-Appalachia) please clearly mark “Mission Scholarship” on your check, envelope or online giving.

From this Day Forward: A new series begins August 16 and runs through September 6. On the last Sunday of this series, we will be having a very special wedding/vow renewal service. If you are interested in either, email Gary at gcox@fccfm.org for more information.

Prayer Ministry and Prayer Requests: We firmly believe in the power of prayer at First Christian Church. If you have a prayer request, write it on a pew card and drop it in the offering basket or the Events Counter. If you would like to pray for others, Prayer lists are updated every week and can be found on the center post in the lobby. We also have a Prayer Ministry that meets every Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. Please contact Rich Burik for meeting location (312)401-0521 or email Rich at burikr@bellsouth.net.


Summer Project – Goodness

 God’s goodness pursues us.

  • Exodus 33:12-14
  • Psalm 23:6
  1. God’s goodness pours into us.
  • Exodus 33:16
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Romans 3:23
  1. God’s goodness is produced within us.
  • Exodus 33:18-19
  • Exodus 34:5-7
  • Philippians 2:12-13

How do we cultivate a life open to the work of the spirit?

1) Invest in the Word

2) Guard your mind

3) Respond with wisdom


. . but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,  kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.      Galatians 5:22-23