Bulletin 9.13.15


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

Bulletin Announcements and Sermon Outline Below

This Week

Spirit Day: Please stop by the Chick-fil-A located in the Cypress Lake Plaza on Tuesday, September 15th, as they celebrate their 11th anniversary by hosting a Spirit Day honoring the memory of Wendy Kay Romeis. The proceeds will benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cancer Unit.

Comfort Bears (Formerly Care Bears) Ministry: Will resume this Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, in Room 101. Starting in October, we will meet every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. No sewing experience necessary. Please bring a bagged lunch and enter through the double glass doors near the Family Center in the Education Building.

Wednesday Programming:

¨ Dinner: Amish chicken, noodles, vegetable, salad or Chef’s Salad entrée. Kid’s Meals available too. Both options include dessert and beverage. $5/person, $20/family maximum. Kids under 5 yrs. old eat free. Sign up today at the Events Counter or by Monday night online www.fccfm.org/wednesdays.

¨ Connection Groups: A list of new groups is at the Information Counter or online at www.fccfm.org/Wednesday-classes . Maps are available.

Women’s Bunco: Thursday, September 17, in Room 108. Starts at 6:30 PM.  No experience needed! It’s lots of fun. Please bring a dish to share. Visit the Women’s Ministry counter for more info.

Upcoming Events

Lunch Bunch: Thursday, September 24, Bahama Breeze, located at 14707 S. Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers. Please sign up at the Events Counter so we can save you a seat! Meet at the restaurant at 11:30 AM.

Children’s Musical Auditions: Sunday, September 27 at 12:00 PM in Room 210. Please pick up lines from the Musical Bulletin Board near Room 104 downstairs. Lines should be memorized for the audition. For more information, contact  Lorraine Gutheim at lgutheim@fccfm.org or call the church office 239-334-0316.

Bloodmobile: Will be here, Sunday, September 27, before and after the service, near the Portico entrance. Please consider making a “donation”.

Coming Soon: Sunday, October 4, after the service, we will have a Immunization Clinic in the Family Center, hosted by Walgreens. The clinic will include flu, pneumonia, and/or shingles vaccines.  Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) will also be available. Medicare billing and cash prices are offered. More information will be available soon. Please contact our Faith Community Nurse, Cindy Romeis at faithnurse@fccfm.org if you have any questions.

Monthly Collection

Military Care Package Collection: For the month of September, the Women’s Ministry are collecting the following Items:

  • Wet Wipes – Travel Size
  • Bubble Gum / Hard Candy
  • Toilet Paper
  • Foot products – foot powder, foot cream, etc
  • Meat pouches – tuna, chicken, salami, beef jerky, pepperoni
  • Snack packs – fruit, pudding, cheese & crackers

Please drop off all donations at the table in the lobby, under the stained glass. For more information, please visit the Women’s Ministry Counter in the lobby.

Volunteers Needed: At least two people are needed (possible family or couples opportunity) to help with Communion Clean-up. It can be done directly after church, or the next morning. Teams rotate and serve every third month. Duties include emptying used trays, washing them, drying them and putting them away. To sign up, please contact Tina Church in the office at 239-334-0316, email at tchurch@fccfm.org.


Gifts of the Cross


If you sinful people know how to give good gifts…how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts…


-Jesus, Matthew 7:11



1) God’s Promise in the Soldier’s Spit (I will bear your dark side).

There is a dark side to humanity:

  • Jeremiah 17:9
  • Romans 7:15
  • Romans 3:23

2) God’s Promise in the Nails (I will forgive you).

  • Colossians 2:14
  • Romans 5:6

3) God’s Promise in the Empty Tomb (Victory is ours too).


  • Mark 16:6
  • Luke 9:22
  • Colossians 2:15
  • Romans 8:38-39


Our Response: The promises of the cross are gifts worth sharing.