Men and Women, you are invited to an Adoption Shower for John, Stacey & Trevor Barncord on Saturday, February 9 from 2-4pm in the KidMin area. Some gift suggestions would be gift cards to Target, Carters, or Bed, Bath & Beyond (they are re-doing Trevor's room), size 3T clothing, size 2T-3T Pull-ups, outdoor toys, wooden peg type puzzles, toy tools, and toy cars.
A 2019 Reading Through The Bible Plan is available in the Welcome Center kiosk. You can also find the plan online at https://thebibleproject.com. Scroll down towards the bottom to the Read The Bible In One Year section. You can download the plan, get the app, read daily scriptures or watch videos from there.
FCC is offering free access to RightNow Media which is a huge, streaming, online, access on any device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows and more. Kind of like the Netflix of Bible study videos. Theses videos can provide help with parenting, marriage, discipleship, and more. There is something for all stages of life. We encourage you join and to share with your family members. If you received an invitation (probably from Aaron Brunsman) we encourage to take advantage of this offer. If you did not receive an invitation and are interested, please contact the church office and we will add your email address or go here now.
As our Building Commitment phase begins to wind down, we ask that as you give to the Building Project you indicate "building pledge" in the memo line of your check or online giving. If you have any questions concerning the building project, Jason would be happy to meet with you; just call the church or send Jason an email at email@example.com.
The Library added new books in March! Many new children's books including some beautiful Children's Christian books and early readers with their favorite characters. Many new Adult fiction books from your favorite authors like Tracie Peterson and Karen Kingsbury. Go here to see the new titles and/or visit the library.
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" drop down 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.
2018 Monthly Budget..........$40,083
Month to Date Giving...........$ 5,714*
*does not include online giving
Average Attendance for 2019......286
Last Sunday Attendance...............286
We will have a potluck luncheon after morning worship service on Sunday, January 20. Bring a dish to share. The college students will be joining us.
Calling all 55+ Master Chefs! We are having a Men's Chili Contest on Saturday, February 2 at 5pm in the KidMin area. There will be a prize for the best chili along with bragging rights! Men and women are invited to eat. Refreshments and hotdogs will be provided with the chili. We also ask that you bring one of the following items to donate to our food pantry: Grape or Strawberry Jelly, Diced Tomatoes, Small Cans of Tomato Paste, Stewed Tomatoes, Cereal (not the double boxes), Pork 'N Beans, Vienna Sausages. You can pick up a list at the Sign Up Center. Please also sign up to make chili or attend at the Sign Up Center.
A calendar for 2019 events is available in the Welcome Center kiosk.
Thursday night Bible study 6pm - 7pm. We go through books of the Bible and do a verse by verse study and share in prayer time together. Open to all men to come and study with us.
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.
Wednesday Morning Small Group will resume February 20. Watch for more information as this date draws nearer.
Join us for our Sower's Sewing Ministry Meeting on Saturday, January 26 from 10am-3pm. Deb Miller, over the East TN Chapter of Project Linus will be coming to speak and then we will sew simple blankets for this ministry. Please feel free to sew blankets on your own and bring them to donate on this date. Lunch will be served so please sign up at the Sign Up Center.
We need ladies to help Prom participants try on prom dresses on Saturday, February 2. We need volunteers from about 8:30am - 12:30pm. We could also use some more ladies who can alter the dresses. Please sign up at the Sign Up Center if you can help.
Prom volunteer sign up link is active! All volunteers at the prom must register. Prom will be held on Saturday, February 23. Go here to sign up.
We need individuals or families to volunteer to prepare communion each month for 2019. Please sign up at the Sign Up Center to choose your month to serve.
We also need individuals or groups to provide lunches for our college students for the spring semester 2019. Please sign up in the foyer to help with this important ministry.
Our C.A.R.E. Food Pantry helps feed over 40 families in our local community each month. The food is either donated by you, members of FCC and other friends of the church, or it is purchased through Second Harvest and local grocery stores. Well over 90% of the food we distribute is purchased. The Food Pantry funding is not part of the church budget. In the past, money has been graciously donated by FCC members and friends of the church to support this ministry. Right now this ministry is in need of funds to buy food to adequately stock the pantry. Please prayerfully consider giving a regular monetary donation in addition to to the items listed each week to help support this valuable and important ministry.
Serving opportunities within the church are also available in these areas:
Communion to Shut-ins
Pickup a list of our ministries in the kiosk next to the Welcome Center to learn more about these and other opportunities.
During the third quarter of 2018, KARM stores received 50 donations from those connected to Farragut Christian Church!! We received $180 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. These are items that we can not purchase at Second Harvest.
Food Pantry items of the week:
Cereal, Hamburger Helper, Vienna Sausages, Stewed & Diced Tomatoes
Food Pantry greeters for January 17:
Curt & Melony Martin, Margaret Rosenbalm
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.
Join us for lunch each Sunday after Morning Worship Service.
Ski Retreat! February 15-17 - Join us President's Day weekend as we hit the slopes! We will travel to the hills of North Carolina for a weekend filled with worship, snow, and fun. The cost of the retreat is $200 and will cover travel, food, lodging, ski/snow board rental, lift ticket, etc. Teen Valley Ranch is a Christian Camp in Plumtree, NC. TVR will facilitate the retreat. They will lead our group in worship and take us down the slopes. Deadline to register for this trip is February 10.
You can get more information about the camp here.
To sign up and get more information about the trip go here.
Middle School Mission Trip to Miami, FL in July. Go here to get more information and make a $50 deposit to secure your spot.
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 4:30-6:30pm. 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.
Parents! Be sure and text our Remind texting service to receive regular reminders and information. Text @parentfcc to 81010.
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_.
Work projects needed to help students raise funds. Contact the office if have any work you need done.
SuperStart Parent Meeting has bee RESCHEDULED! There will be a SuperStart parent meeting on Sunday, January 20 at 4:00pm in the KidMin Worship area. SuperStart is a Christ in Youth (CIY) Conference for 4th & 5th graders held on March 15-17.
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!