Bulletin 8.9.15


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

Bulletin Announcements and Sermon Outline Below


Time to Sign Up: From this Day Forward Series kicks off next week and on September 6, we will be having a very special wedding/vow renewal service. If you are interested in renewing wedding vows, email Gary ASAP at gcox@fccfm.org for more information. You must be signed up by Wednesday of this week to participate.

Next Sunday

New Fall Menu: Information will be available for new Sunday and Wednesday Connection Groups, dinner menu and Fall events here at FCC.

Upcoming Events

Lunch Bunch: Thursday, August 27, we will meet for lunch at Iguana Mia, 4329 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, located in the Edison Mall parking lot. Please sign up at the Events Counter so we can save you a seat!

Discover FCC Brunch:  Sunday, August 30 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. Please make your reservation at the Events Counter in the lobby.

FCC Personals

Congratulations to Nathaniel and Jenny Smith, on the birth of their son Xander Blake on July 7. Also congratulate grandparents Rob and Holly Smith, and aunts Gabrielle and Rebekah, and big brother, Carson Smith.

Carol Hovis welcomes a new great grandson, Jackson Wayne Parker, born August 4.

Our deepest sympathies go out to David and Bonnie Dorsey and family for the loss of David’s mother, Nancy Dorsey, August 4.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Teresa Seise, Lisa Carden and their families for the loss of husband and brother, respectively, Raymond Seise. He passed away suddenly on August 5.

Our condolences go out to Pam Stuckert. Her brother, David Thomas, passed away July 22.


WE NEED YOU! We have several opportunities to serve here at FCC. Commitments are mostly once a month, on a rotation. We need to fill a few quarterly commitments as well.

Levite Ministry Current vacancies on the schedule include:

¨  Dusting: Education Building – Downstairs (Need 4 people)

¨  Vacuuming: Upstairs in Education Building (Need 2 people)

¨  Vacuuming: Downstairs in Education Building (Need 1 person)

¨  Window Washing/Glass Doors: Worship Center (Need 3 people)

¨ Trash Removal: We need people to collect and take out the garbage from Sunday, on Sunday after church or Monday morning. This job can be done by one or two people. (Need 5-10 people)

Sean Kelleher will be in the lobby at table near the center pole today to answer any questions you may have regarding the ministry, and facilitate signing up to help. You can also email him skelleher@fccfm.org.

Wednesday Night Dinner Clean Up Teams We need teams of 3-4 people willing to help clean up after dinner. Teams would put food/things away, wash remaining utensils, wipe down surfaces and take out the trash. If we had several rotating teams, the commitment would only be once a month. Sign up as an individual, family, or group. We will contact you for training before August 26.

Coffee Café – We are in need of people to help serve in the lobby Café area. Duties may include picking up donuts at 8 AM and setting up the café, serving customers, restocking, and cleaning up. Sign up at the Events Counter.

 August 9, 2015

BULLETIN M& M – Mission and Ministry

Pastor Gary Cox

“So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving let him serve, if it is teaching let him teach; if it is encouraging let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”       Romans 12:5-8

 Acts 6 – How It’s Done

  1. Problem vs 1 – “the widows were being overlooked”
  2. Plan vs 2-4 – “have someone respected lead this”
  3. People vs 5-6 – “give them authority-turn them loose”
  4. Progress vs 7 – “disciples increased”


  1. Keep the main things the main things.

             Make disciples, Teach obedience

  1. No one group can do everything.

             “every part is important”

  1. Everyone is responsible for something.

             “no EXTRA body parts”

 Very Important Questions

  1. Can you identify your specific mission?
  2. Can you identify your specific ministry?