New FCC T-shirts to raise funds for the Prom Of The Stars are available to order. Stop by the Sign Up Center for information. You can get information on sponsoring a table there as well.
The link to volunteer at the Prom of the Stars is open. If you have volunteered before you should be receiving an email from Niki by Sunday. We need people to be greeters, table hosts, to help with decorations, and to help in the photography area. If you have any questions about these areas or any other questions contact Niki Sealey.
As we close in on 6 months since meeting our new son, we want to thank FCC for the support we received through the entire adoption process. It means so much that our church family walks beside us through it all. ~ the Downey family
We have a member of our congregation who has already made donations to the building campaign but wanted to challenge the church to give. They have made a new commitment to match dollar for dollar any new commitments up to $150,000 given by the end of March 2020. If you want to take up this challenge and make commitment or raise your current commitment to help us reach our goal of $2.6 million, just mark your donation "New Donation."
The 2020 Reading Through The Bible Plan is available at the Sign Up Center. 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.
As you go through your decorations this year consider donating any Christmas trees you want to discard to FCC for next year's VBS. Please contact Randi Nussbaum to coordinate.
The January newsletter has been mailed but you can get a copy here or in the Welcome Center kiosk.
Information on the Building Revision is available at the Sign Up Center. Forms expressing your approval or concerns are also available and can be anonymous and turned in by the offering plate. If you would like to make a new commitment to the Building fund, cards for that are available at the Sign Up Center as well.
The Deacons have established an email address for you to be able to contact them about issues with the building or any other help that is needed from the Deacons. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 November! Dena has pulled books related to our annual theme of Grace. See the new books here 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.
2019 Year End finances:
2019 Monthly Budget..........$42,083
Month to Date Giving...........$18,058
Average Attendance for 2020......318
Last Sunday Attendance...............331
All 55+ adults are invited to our Women's Soup Contest and Benefit on Friday, February 7 at 6:00pm at the church. Women, break out your favorite soup recipe and enter the contest. There will be a prize for the winning soup. There will be sandwiches, dessert and drinks provided to accompany the soups. We would like this event to benefit our CARE Food Pantry and ask that you bring an item needed when you attend. Items needed are: cereal, jelly, pudding cups, syrup, baked beans, and canned meats. Please sign up at the Sign Up Center if you will be attending and if you will make a soup.
A calendar for 2020 events is available at the Sign Up Center.
Join us at Painting With a Twist in Farragut on Friday, January 24 at 6:00pm. Feel free to invite a friend. Please sign up at the Sign Up Center this Sunday or contact April Jones to get your reservation.
Women are needed to help our special needs prom attendees try on prom dresses. Dress fitting day is February 1 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. We can use your help even if you can't attend the entire time. Please sign up at the Sign Up Center.
A new Women's Ministry page has been added to our website. Go here to check it out.
A new Facebook page has also been established. You can access it here.
You can go to either of these resources to get the latest events planned for our women.
Small group Bible Studies have recessed until the New Year:
- Wednesday morning study resumed January 15. Sign ups have begun; go to the Sign Up Center in the foyer. They meet weekly in the Youth Room from 9-11am. Childcare is available. They will be studying The Book Of Ruth by Bianca Juarez Olthoff on RightNow Media. You can get more information on the Women's Ministry page, Facebook or contact April Jones.
- Tuesday evening study resumed January 14. They meet every other week in the Library at 6:00pm. They are studying The Book of James. You can get more information on the Women's Ministry page, Facebook or contact Margaret Rosenbalm.
Would you or your small group be able to provide a Sunday lunch for our College Age group this semester? Please sign up at the Sign Up Center.
We are looking for people to prepare communion monthly for February 2020 through January 2021. This entails preparing the trays before service and cleaning up after service each Sunday for your scheduled month. See Dick or Linda Coombs or Dena Cunningham with any questions. Sign up at the Sign Up Center.
Men and Women needed to serve communion on Sunday mornings. Commitment is usually 2 Sundays in a month about every other month. Please contact Dena Cunningham if you would like to serve in this ministry.
The Food Pantry is looking for volunteers. We have had several long time volunteers need to step down for various reasons. We need shoppers, greeters and stockers. See Dick or Linda Coombs with any questions and if you would like to serve in this great ministry.
The January Card Care List is available in the kiosk next to the Welcome Center or get a copy here.
Do you know someone in need that could use a KARM gift card? During the third quarter of 2019, KARM stores received 65 donations from those connected to Farragut Christian Church!! We received $240 in gift cards (plus the remaining gift cards from last quarter) to share with those we know in need! We also have received several bike tickets and coat tickets that can be used to "purchase" these items at KARM. Contact Dena if you know of anyone. Please continue to mention FCC when you make a donation at KARM stores. Volunteer hours also goes toward gift cards that we receive to help others.
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.
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. 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:
Tomato Paste, Hamburger Helper, Jelly, Vienna Sausages, Cereal
Food Pantry greeters for January 23:
Beth Borger, Dick & Linda Coombs
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.
Life Groups - Sunday 5:00-6:30pm. Our goal is to help students process life events through the lens of God's word.
Student Worship - Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm. 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.
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, March 6-8. SuperStart is a CIY (Christ In Youth) weekend long youth conference for 4th & 5th graders. We head up to Cincinnati, OH and work on having a stronger relationship with Jesus. For more info go here. Sign your child up at the Children's Check-in Station.
Mother's Day Out Registration - pick up a registration packet in the kiosk next to the Welcome Center or go here for more information. There are still a couple of openings in the PreK class.
Parenting Christian Kids - Each month, this parenting resource will offer encouragement, relative insight on cultural influences, and practical ways you can lead your children to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Get your copy at the Children's Check-In Station today!
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!