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The Powerful Pen of Peter

The Pain of Righteousness

A mean, worldly army sergeant was saved, and this was his testimony to his fellow soldiers: "There is a private in our company who was converted. We gave that fellow an awful time. One night he came in from sentry duty, very tired and wet, and before going to bed he got down to pray I struck him on the side of the head with my boots, and he just went on with his prayers. The next morning I found my boots beautifully polished by the side of my bed. That was his reply to me. It just broke my heart, and I put my faith in Christ that day." That is really a testimony of Christian long-suffering.

The fact that there is no gain without pain is evident in other walks of life as well. But never is the potential payoff greater than when a person chooses to suffer with Christ in order to help others and to honor God.

This Sunday, we’ll discover in 1 Peter chapter 3 that while we may suffer indignities in this world because of our faith, the greatest suffering that ever took place was when Christ suffered and died not for His own sins, for He was without sin, but for our sins that even in our unrighteousness we might experience grace because of His endurance through it all.

John
All items need to be dropped off at FCC by Sunday, July 18

New Items Needed:
  • Wide ruled spiral notebooks
  • Wide ruled composition books
  • Backpacks
  • Glue sticks
  • 24 count crayons
  • Folders
  • Makers
  • Colored pencils
  • Earbuds
  • Highlighters
  • Large pink erasers
Gently Used Items Needed:
  • Children's books
  • Children's clothes (no adult or baby)
  • Shoes (ages 5-18)
For more information click here.

Jesus Storybook Bible - Family Reading Plan

Hi parents!  This week's Jesus Storybook Bible reading is week one for July, "A little girl and a poor frail lady".  You can find it on page 214 of your book.  Gather the kids around and have fun reading this story. 

Keep it simple.  Read the story and ask your kids what their favorite part of the story was?  Or what picture did you like the most?  And then say a short prayer. That's it!

We pray this is a blessing to you and your family. 

Join us Wednesday, July 7 from 6 - 8:15 PM as Jason White talks about how to discern God's voice from all other voices.

For more information, click here.

NO PRACTICE TONIGHT JULY 6!

We Need You
As I Am Music, our student-led worship band and music ministry, has grown so has our need for leaders and teachers. If you are musically gifted and would be willing to spend Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 PM pouring into our students, I Am Music is looking for you. Even if you could only spare one Tuesday a month, please contact Shaun at shaunratcliff@fccunion.org so we can work together to help our students grow as musicians, Christians, and leaders.

For more information click here.

High Hill Christian Camp

High Hill has set the dates for their summer camps.  To register or find out more information click here or go to www.highhillcamp.org/summer-camp/.

Bible Study

Tuesday mornings from 9-11 AM. The Bible is always applicable, so even if you can't make it at the beginning, you are always welcome!  The gathering is in the Fellowship Hall downstairs.

Bible Study


Join us Saturday, July 10 @ 7 AM for a men's Bible Study at First Christian Church.

 

Needs arise more than just on a Sunday morning. If you need prayer at any time, please know you can text ‘prayer2fcc’ to 94000 and a staff member will receive your request any time and be praying for you.

You can also email your request or call the church office to be placed on the prayer list. There is a prayer table in the lobby where you can place a prayer request in the box and we will pray for you! 

We are family, and we want to support you in any way we can and prayer is always the first and best place to start. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

 

Join us in the Fellowship Hall downstairs for Celebrate Recovery.  We will start with a time of food and fellowship at 6:00 PM.  We have childcare starting at 6:30 PM. Please sign your child in at the welcome desk and a team member will assist you in helping them to their class.  We want to spread the love of Jesus to everyone in recovery from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. 
 
Check out our Facebook page at @FCCUnionCR. If you have any questions, comments, or requests feel free to email us.

Tai Chi Fitness

Tai Chi Fitness Fun for All!

Monday's from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, First Christian Church, Union will be a place to participate in a free class for (mostly) senior citizens, but anyone pursuing a healthier life is welcome.  Tai Chi fitness is a program developed by Dr. Paul Lam, a Chinese physician living in Australia.  It is used worldwide for anyone who wants to improve their physical health and strengthen themselves for fall prevention.

Tai Chi originated in the orient, but the emphasis will be on Christ, beginning and ending each session with prayer.  Any reference to any kind of oriental philosophy will be turned toward Christ and His sovereignty.

The medical field and Medicare recognize its effectiveness in improving health and vitality. It is a slow-moving exercise designed to deliberately make a mind/body connection, enabling awareness of our center of gravity, weight distribution and where our balance lies.  It is not rigorous, and we don’t get down on the floor.  If necessary, this program of Tai Chi can be done by holding onto a chair or even sitting in one.  So, if people can get into the building, they can do it!  Sessions will be held downstairs in the large, blue room nearest the glass double doors.

Questions?  Call the church office, ext 5, or Jenny Hannaford.

 

Have you ever wanted to do a Bible study with your spouse, kids or maybe a group of friends but you didn’t know where to start? Leading a Bible study can seem like such a big task. Planning what to say and what questions to ask can be one of the reasons people are so hesitant to lead a study. Well, what if we took all the planning and prep work out of it and made it easy for you to do right in your own living room?

As someone who attends First Christian Church you have access to RightNow Media, a website with hundreds of video-driven
studies. There are studies on just about every topic you may want; from parenting to having “the talk” with your older kids, marriage, studies on books of the Bible and so much more. There are even cartoons for the kids that teach Biblical principles. And the best part is, it costs you nothing! If you would like to check out this incredible resource you can sign-up here.
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