Bulletin 9.20.15


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

Bulletin Announcements and Sermon Outline Below


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

 This Week

Wednesday Programming:

¨ Dinner: Taco Bar, 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 online www.fccfm.org/wednesdays  by Monday night.

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

Upcoming Events

Club 25-45 Lunch: Meeting today (and every third Sunday) by the Café after the Worship service to go to lunch. Club 25-45 between the ages of 25 and 45? Please  join us for a new ministry! For more information, contact Lourdes at 239-823-6817 or Jessica at 239-834-8292.

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 and have them memorized for the audition. For more information, contact  Lorraine Gutheim at lgutheim@fccfm.org.

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


IMPORTANT! Volunteers Needed: At least two people are needed (service opportunity for family or couples) 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, or email at tchurch@fccfm.org.

Coming Soon

Lehigh Women’s Home Bible Study: Starting Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 PM. Join Kim Conrad and Denise Holbrook at Kim’s home, for Beth Moore’s six-week study, Stepping UP, the Psalms of Ascent. Details, directions, and signup sheet at the Women’s Ministry counter. Workbooks will be ordered this week, so don’t delay!

Immunization Clinic: Sunday, October 4, after the service, 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. Please contact our Faith Community Nurse, Cindy Romeis at faithnurse@fccfm.org if you have any questions.

Men’s Backpacking Trip: Friday, November 13 at 9 AM, through Sunday, November 15, 3 PM. Camping, hiking 10-15 miles a day. Bring your own equipment. For sign up or more information, contact Gary Cox at gcox@fccfm.org.

Monthly Collection

Military Care Package Collection: Next Sunday, September 27,  is the last collection day for the list of items: travel size wet wipes, Bubble Gum/ Hard Candy, Toilet Paper, Foot products – foot powder, foot cream, etc, Meat pouches – tuna, chicken, salami, beef jerky, pepperoni and 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.

FCC Personals

Congratulations to John and Amber Bell on the birth of their son, Jace Lennon Bell, born September 11.


speak Up Outlines 9.20

 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 

Acts 4:18-20


  1. If I am a Christian, I am called to SPEAK UP.

– The Church still has a message.

– We are the voice to our time.

  1. We must talk about the “exceptional”.

– God is not ordinary.

  1. Take advantage of all opportunities.

– Most opportunities realized “as we walk”.

– Talk to the audience we are given.

  1. Always point to life in Jesus.

– Gospel (Good News) is still the same.

  1. Don’t be surprised by Opposition.

– Subtle and direct

  1. Speak what you know.

– What have you witnessed?

– We have seen. We have heard. We speak.