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October 27, 2022 | Volume 8, Issue #43


OCT   30                 Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:1-7
OCT   30                 Baptism 
OCT   30                 All Church Potluck 
NOV   19                52 Forward Celebration 
NOV   20                Instillation Service 
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Volunteers Needed
The Awana team greatly appreciates the volunteers who have been setting up chairs over the past two months!!!  We still need to fill in dates in late November and December.  If you would like to volunteer a group to set up chairs, please contact Courtney Klima at 575-556-4393.  We recommend groups of at least 4 people who can lift chairs with at least one person who is comfortable pushing the dolly with the stacks of chairs. 
Church Workday Update
This past Saturday, October 22, there was a church workday! Please click here to read an update and see pictures!
Fall Fun Nite!
The FEFChurch Family is Invited to Bring Joy & Laughter to our Children!
DATE: Sunday, October 30
AWANA GROUP & COUNCIL TIME: 5pm—6pm (Note EARLY start time!)
GAMES: 6pm—7pm
TRUNK ‘N TREAT: 7:15pm—7:30pm(ish)
Wear a Fun costume!
Attend AWANA as usual at 5pm
Have Fun with Games, Yummy Snacks!
Gather Candy from the FEFC Family Cars!
For the ADULTS:
Prepare by buying lots of candy (try not to eat it all before the event!  😊)
Come to FEFC and Park your cars in the parking lot at 6:45pm! You can decorate
your car and dress up in a fun way!
Open your trunks and hand out candy to the children as they come around
(try to guess who they are in their costumes!)
Enjoy the grateful smiles (eat the leftover candy!)
52 Forward
We, the people of the First Evangelical Free Church are commemorating a milestone. We’re calling it 52 Forward. We’re celebrating what God has done among us in the 52 years that our church has been here, and the installation of Pastor Jeremiah Krieger as our lead pastor. Commencements are a big deal! Scripture is full of celebrations. Every time God did a great work, His people celebrated, whether it was the Passover, setting up stones of remembrance, all the feasts, or even communion that we celebrate every month which looks forward to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with our Savior in heaven.
As we celebrate how God has led our congregation over the past 52 years, our desire is to look forward to what God is going to do among us in the future.
On Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m., there will be a story tour of our Dripping Springs property followed by a catered celebration banquet at the church that evening starting at 5:30 pm.
On Sunday, November 20, we will have a special Sunday morning installation service for Pastor Jeremiah Krieger.
To help us plan for these events, the 52 Forward team is asking all of you to make reservations with the church office for the Saturday evening banquet as soon as possible! We need to know the number of people attending. Ages 12 and older will be at the banquet, while those 11 and under will celebrate in a separate area with supervision and entertainment.
Please pray that God would be glorified at the 52 Forward celebration weekend and that we as a congregation would be edified and excited as we look forward what God has for us in the future.

Please click here to view the dinner and RSVP details! 
Nominations For Elders/Deacons/Deaconesses
The process for nominations for Elders/Deacons and Deaconesses has begun. The elders will now accept nominations for the positions below from members. As a reminder, positions are for one-year terms and a person may serve six consecutive years. Also, only members can serve in these positions. We have asked all of those serving in the positions if they are willing to continue if nominated for their position. At this point, Larraine Zylich has asked not to be nominated for the Ordinance position. Chris and Naomi Yee have asked not to be nominated for the Community Care position. You may nominate members for any position listed below.  You may email Pastor Mike at with your nominations - the deadline for nominating someone is October 30!
Listed are the current person and the number of years they have served are indicated in parentheses. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Pastor Mike or one of the other elders.  

Deacon/Deaconess-Children's Sunday School- (Charlene Choo-3)
Deacon/Deaconess-Church Campus Hospitality-(Denise Oliver-1)
Deacon/Deaconess-Church Recorder (Carolyn Bergsagel-3)
Deacon/Deaconess-Community Care (Chris and Naomi Yee-1)
Deacon/Deaconess-Member Care (John and Rona Powell-2)
Deacon/Deaconess-Facilities Manager (Alan Fisher-3)
Deacon/Deaconess-Treasurer (Vicki Hunter-3)
Deacon/Deaconess-Financial Secretary (Lisa Brown-3)
Deacon/Deaconess-Response Team (Dave Mouttet-1)
Deacon/.Deaconess-Ordinances (Larraine Zylich-4)
Deacon/Deaconess-Global Ministry Partners (Nancy Willy-1)
Elder-(Peter Fowler-1)
Elder (Gary Eiceman-1)
Elder (Robert Hunter-4)
Elder (Arnold Willy-4)
Pastor Jeremiah and Pastor Mike are vocational Pastors and are not annually elected but are members of the elder team as long as they remain on Pastoral Staff.
Grandparenting Summit
We are SO excited to announce that the Grandparenting Summit Simulcast is coming back to Las Cruces this fall!!!  This event is hosted by Legacy Coalition and sponsored by Crosstown Ministries and First Baptist Church; both partnering with FamilyLife.

• Legacy Coalition is the ministry that is sponsoring the Grandparenting Summit each year.  The ministry itself  was launched out of the Awana movement about 7 years ago.
• The website has all the details about the actual summit (speakers, agenda and testamonials).  
The Summit will be held at First Baptist Church (Las Cruces) on Friday evening, November 4th and all day Saturday November 5th

Experience transformative teaching from respected national leaders that is laser-focused on your biblical role as a grandparent! Learn to connect with your grandkids in a whole new way and be a powerful influence, balancing grace and truth in their lives. 
That’s the Legacy Grandparenting Summit.
To register or learn more, go to

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