The Morning Star Christmas Giving Event continues through December 3. Star ornaments are available for monetary donations for the Syrian Refugee After School Program in Jordan. Get more information here.
The Intertwined Christmas Project continues through December 3. Lists are available for Intertwined needs.
Mark your calendars for A Keepsake Christmas on December 10. Get more information here.
The Library has new books! Go here to see the new titles and/or visit the library.
A 2017 Reading Through The Bible Plan is available at the Welcome Center kiosk.
Did you know that we have an online directory? Fill out an FCC Office Information form to be included. When the office lets you know that you are on the Directory, go to farragutcc.com and click on "Members" under the "Who We Are" dropdown menu. Scroll down and you will find a link to the directory. In the directory page enter your name as First.Last both capitalized (i.e. Joe.Smith) and then the password Jesusislove. If you have never signed on before it should prompt your to change your password. After you have gone online, you can also download an app for your phone, search for Simple Church. If you would like to be included in the directory see Dena Cunningham for the consent form to complete. If you are already in the directory and haven't included a photo of yourself, we ask that you do (or send a picture to Dena) to help others in our congregation put a name to a face.
Want to connect to our wi-fi? In your settings for wi-fi, look for "FCC" under choose a network. The password is "Jesusislove".
Follow along with the sermon on your smartphone or tablet. Each Sunday Jason will post a live event on the YouVersion Bible app. The live event will include places to take notes and scripture used during the sermon. It may also include quotes mentioned, links to websites for more information, and surveys. Here are the steps to get to the event:
Download the YouVersion Bible app
Go to "Menu"
Go to "More" at the bottom of the menu
Go to "Events"
Enter in the Search bar "Farragut"
Gluten Free Communion crackers are available at the Welcome Center.
FCC Monthly Budget........$36,500
Month to Date Giving.......$22,232
Average Attendance for 2017......267
Last Sunday Attendance...............271
Count Your Blessings Luncheon THIS Sunday, November 19 immediately following morning worship service. As a service project, we would like to fill Christmas bags for the Mobile Meals that are delivered at Christmas time. A bag and a list of items needed will be at the Sign Up Center. Please take a bag, fill it as directed and bring it with you to the luncheon. This is a potluck, so bring a dish to share as well.
Join us in celebrating our SAVIOR Friday, December 8. We will meet at FCC at 4:15pm to carpool to NHC. We will "make a joyful noise" caroling with the residents then return to FCC for soup and sandwiches ($5 per person, payable at the event). Sign up at the Sign Up today!
We have many opportunities for men to serve at FCC. If you would be interested in serving communion or being on our walking patrol during worship service on Sunday morning, please contact Dick Coombs, call the church office or fill out an interest card at the Sign Up Center.
Did you know that there are Mom's Prayer Groups that pray for your child's school? If you would be interested in joining a prayer group we have information at our Sign Up Center.
Our annual C.A.R.E. Christmas dinner for our food pantry clients is on December 7 at 6:00pm. We still need volunteers to set up tables and to help clean up after the dinner. Please sign up in the foyer if you can help.
Save your receipts from Cedar Springs Christian Store and donate them to the library. Cedar Springs will give 10% of the total in free books to the library! You can leave the receipts in the library or give to Dena Cunningham.
Serving opportunities within the church are also available in these areas:
Communion to Shut-ins
Pickup an Interest Card at the Sign Up Center to learn more about these opportunities.
During the third quarter of 2017, KARM stores received 51 donations from those connected to Farragut Christian Church!! We received $220 in gift cards to share with those we know in need! Please continue to mention FCC when you make a donation at KARM stores. Volunteer hours also goes toward gift cards that we may receive to help others.
We offer to those who can't get to church, personal car transportation on the first Sunday of every month. Call the church office on the Friday before that Sunday to reserve your ride.
Home Repair & Maintenance Ministry is a ministry dedicated to helping those who need help with their home repairs. It is targeted to those who cannot do the work themselves or cannot afford to pay someone to do the work. Volunteers can signup at the Sign Up Center. If you need these services, you can call the church office or contact John Barncord at 207-5208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARE Food Pantry provides food for families in the Farragut area. Most of the families are single parent homes and the elderly. Many of these families come every month. Please help us keep the pantry stocked by donating the food items of the week.
Food Pantry items of the week:
Cereal Bars, Jelly, Cream Soups, Cereal
Food Pantry greeters for November 23:
no pantry - Happy Thanksgiving
FCC collects used cell phones and accessories to donate to a women's crisis center. You can place your donations in the basket in CARE Food Pantry cart.
A Fund has been established to help Mark Russell with living expenses. If you would like to help with that expense, please put “Mark Russell” in the memo line of your check.
This summer our youth will be serving with a local church in Belize on a week long mission trip. We are partnering with a mission organization called Praying Pelican. The heart of the organization is to connect the local church on a global level. You can find out more about this ministry here. This trip is for upcoming 9th-12th graders and middle school students accompanied by an adult. The trip is slated for the week of July 7th. To sign up for or donate to the trip go to this page. A deposit of $50 is due November 30.
KARM Meal Service - November 11 (High School) - We will partner with KARM by serving breakfast to 200-300 individuals. Our job is to distribute the food with love and care. We have only 7 spots available for each day so sign up here now.
TCTC registration is due by December 5.
Mark your calendar for these events:
December 3 - High School Progressive Dinner
December 10 - A Keepsake Christmas
December 15 - Parents' Night Out
December 17 - Middle School Progressive Dinner
New waiver and release forms are now available on the Student Ministry page of our website. Each student will need a waiver for any off campus event. The waiver is good for everything we do this year unless a venue requires a separate one. Once the waiver is filled please return to Kenny.
Parents, please add yourself to the new Farragut Christian Church Student Ministry Facebook group. Kenny will regularly add upcoming announcements, pictures, and information. We also have an Instagram account where Kenny will weekly add pictures and student announcements. the user name is _fccstudentmin_.
Life Groups - Wednesdays. Our goal is to help students process life events through the lens of God's word. Middle School students will meet at the Sealey's house from 6:00-7:30pm. The High School students will meet at the church from 7:00-8:30pm. Call the church office if you need directions.
Student Worship - Sundays 5:00-6:30pm. The high school and middle school students meet together to enjoy snacks, play challenging group games, and learn more about what it means to follow Christ.
Work projects needed to help students raise funds. Contact the office if have any work you need done.
KidMin Christmas Challenge! We will be collecting boxed brownie mixes for the C.A.R.E. Food Pantry Christmas bags from November 12 through December 3. If you collect 40 boxes, you will win a doughnut party to be held on December 10!
Mark your calendars:
December 3 - Christmas Challenge ends
December 9 - Night in Bethlehem
December 10 - Doughnut Party
December 10 - A Keepsake Christmas
December 15 - Parents' Night Out
December 24 - Breakfast In Bethlehem
Just a reminder that all FCC Kids need to be signed in for Sunday morning and Sunday evening activities with a number where you can be reached. This is a safety issue!