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614 488.0681

January 12, 2014

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Spotlight on Early Childhood Program  By Donice Wooster

We are celebrating the impact First Community Church Preschool and Mary Evans Child Development Center has on families throughout our community. For almost 70 years, FCC has been a leader in providing nurturing, exciting and creative learning experiences for young children. Teachers in both programs provide an environment in which young children learn to manage themselves and experience the joy of beginning connections with others. These are wonderful places for young children and their families. As fee-supported ministries, these programs contribute to the overall health and vibrancy of our church. Special Offering Families who need support to have their children attend our programs benefit from today’s special offering. About 10% of Preschool families and 5% of Mary Evans Center families need some financial aid. We deeply appreciate your support, making it possible for us to have more economic diversity among the families who love the Preschool and the Mary Evans Center.


Parent Groups Meet, South Campus Guild Room

For Mom’s Only: Topic is Childhood Fears; Monday, January 13, 7-8:30 pm. For Dad’s Only: Topic is Falling Apart and What it Means; Tuesday, January 14, 7-8:30 pm.

Upcoming Events Visit or email for more information. Y KL EE W

Sundays, 9-9:50 am Room 115, North Campus

Sunday Morning Seminar at South - Starting today: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? (See description above.)

Sundays, 9:30-10:45 am Wicker Room, South Campus

Tuesday at Ten - Pete and Pidge Diehl lead this new class on Bishop John Shelby Spong’s 2013 book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic.

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am Wicker Room, South Campus

Tuesday PM - Great Figures of the New Testament. Led by Walter Watkins. Video lectures by Amy-Jill Levine.

Tuesdays, 7-8:15 pm Room 128, North Campus Resumes Jan. 21

Men’s Study Group - Paul’s letter to the Romans.

Wednesdays, 7-8 am Wicker Room, South Campus

Men’s Wednesday Fellowship - Presentations and discussion of leading-edge topics. Ends promptly at 8 am.

Wednesdays, 7-8 am Brownlee Hall, South Campus

Women Living the Questions - Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly.

Wednesdays, 9:30-11 am Wicker Room, South Campus

Wednesday Evening Bible Study - Prayer, scriptures and action. Led by Rev. Long.

Wednesdays, 7-8:15 pm Conference Rm, North Campus

High School Impact - Bible study, deep discussion and hang-out time.

Wednesdays, 8-9 pm Room 128, North Campus

Contemplative Way Group 1 - Sacred reading of St. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle, 30-minute meditation and closing reflections. Rev. David Hett facilitates.

Thursdays, 11:45 am-1 pm Wicker Room, South Campus

Contemplative Way Group 2 - Reading, meditation and discussion of Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation. Facilitated by Lisa Bueche, Spiritual Director, and Rev. David Hett.

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 - 8 pm Guild Room, South Campus Resumes Jan. 16


Sunday Morning Seminar at North - Starting today: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? It’s not the beginning of a joke. It’s a conversation.


























Saturday Contemplative Way Group - A time of sacred reading, meditation and discussion based on Mirabai Starr’s The Showing of Julian of Norwich – A New Translation. Facilitated by Rose Konrath and Vickie Murphy, Spiritual Director.

Saturdays, 10-11:15 am Spiritual Guidance Room, South Campus Annex

Economics of Happiness Documentary - The movement for “going local.” Carol Fisher from our local Simply Living organization will introduce this film and answer questions. Register at

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2-4 pm Wicker Room, South Campus

Spiritual Salon: A Walk with Martin Luther - An intimate portrait of the leader of the Protestant Reformation.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7-8:30 pm Brownlee Hall, South Campus

OSU Humanities Forum: Panel on Eastern Religions with Fred Anderle - Former WOSU radio host interviews representatives from Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 7:30 pm Grace Hall, North Campus

Winter New Member Seminar - To learn more, stop by the Welcome Center or contact Paula Russell at 614 488.0681 ext 228 or Register online at

Saturday, Jan. 25 9:30 am - 1 pm

Third Grade Bible Presentation - Register your third-grader at

Sunday, Jan. 26 during worship at 10 & 11 am

Community Forum Focuses on South Campus A Community Forum focusing on the South Campus Capital Project will be held today at 12:15 pm in the South Campus Sanctuary. Simultaneously, a Camp Akita experience will be offered for K-12 children at Lincoln Road Chapel. The South Campus Design Committee (SCDC) will be sharing information and seeking feedback from the congregation regarding the Recommended Project Definition for the South Campus Capital Project.


Church Announcements Soup For You

The Women’s Guild Annual Soup and Casserole Sale is Sunday, January 19. We will be selling at North Campus at the 8:30 and 10 am services and South at the 11 am service.


Join the Service Board

Life Line Screening

We are a multigenerational group of church members who support the workings of the church. Activities include serving communion with the Deacons, delivering roses to church members who are hospitalized and serving refreshments after services at South Campus. We also sponsor the Burkhart Luncheon (formerly the Sweetheart Luncheon) each spring.

Life Line Screening will offer a preventive health event, hosting affordable, noninvasive and painless health screenings on March 18. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms; hardening of the arteries in the legs, atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat and a bone density screening.

Our new year begins Saturday, January 18. Contact Mary Gossard at 614 774.9560 or

Register and receive a $10 discount off any package over $129 by calling 888 653.6441 or visit community-partners

Nominee Names Omitted

In the January issue of firstnews Monthy, a list of candidates for Nominating Committee omitted the names of Tim Glasser and Jodi Patton. For a full list of names, visit These candidates, along with the slates for Governing Board and Board of Deacons, will be presented and voted on at the Annual Meeting Sunday, February 2 at 2 pm.

First Edition

First Edition is now on WWHO-TV (The CW), Sundays at 9 am. For a list of channels go to

firstnews Monthly

Read the latest edition of firstnews Monthly online at or to receive by mail make your request at

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We Appreciate Our Sponsors Thomas Leo Laudick, Leo Alfred Jewelers Tom White, Brexton Real Estate Chad Martin, K.A. Menendian First Community Village Lorelei M. Lanier, Attorney at Law Donald Eliot, Clinical Audiologist

Visit the resale shop, 10 am - 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, Annex, lower level, South Campus


Give Please take this opportunity to review the many ways you can provide for your church and your community. We welcome your gifts of time, talent and financial support.

Support Missions

Purchase Giant Eagle grocery gift cards or enroll in the Kroger Rewards program. Visit the Mission page at for information or visit the tables after worship.

Lend a Hand

Good Call Using the Browser on your smartphone, go to

Heart to Heart

Looking to volunteer in a fun, caring environment? Join us at Heart to Heart. Tuesdays: to give an offering to First Community Church.

8 - 11 am or 11 am - 1:30 pm

Wednesdays: 3 - 5 pm Thursdays:

TV Camera and Control Room

8 - 11 am or 11 am - 1:30 pm

The Media Team needs you! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and develop television broadcast skills for First Edition. Contact Scott Binder at

Sign up at

1725 West Lane Ave. Upper Arlington 614 481.5555

First Community Church Youth Council

Meals for the Mission Fundraiser Bring this coupon with you for lunch or dinner on January 14, 15 or 16, 2014 and Carsonie’s will donate 20% of your purchase to the First Community Church Mexico Mission Trip Good for lunch & dinner, dine-in or take-out. 5

Receive First Community Church provides many opportunities for learning, spiritual growth and fellowship, as well as material and spiritual assistance to those in need.

Care & Prayer

All prayers are held in confidence. Please contact Kathy Weatherby in the Pastoral Care Office at 614 488.0681 ext 239 or


Providing dignity, compassion and respect.

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Care is intertwined throughout all the programs and the business of the congregation as we explore life together. Contact the Pastoral Care Office at 614 488.0681 ext 239 or

Choice Food Pantry open Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 am - 1 pm Lamar A. Graham, Director 614 488.0681 ext 203

Transitions Support Group

1st/3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7 pm Library, South Campus For those experiencing divorce or a broken relationship. Led by Dr. Dan Davis and Vickie Jean Murphy, Spiritual Director. For more information, contact Kathy Weatherby in the Pastoral Care Office at 614 488.0681 ext 239 or

The Benefit Bank is the registered trademark of Solutions for Progress, Inc. and that TBB, OBB and The Benefit Bank logo are the trademarks and service marks of Solutions for Progress, Inc.

Heart to Heart has an Ohio Benefit Bank counselor available as needed. For an appointment, call 614 488.0681 ext 155

Women’s Guild

Akita Retreat Opportunities

For information about the Women’s Guild, please contact Estelle Scott, Chair of the Guild Membership Committee, at 614 457.1037 or

Church members receive a discount on rentals. For individual or group retreat opportunities, visit or call 740 385.3827 ext 222

Upcoming Parent Retreat Save March 8-9, 2014 for the Parent Retreat at Camp Akita. Stay one day or overnight. Child care available this year on Saturday with pre-registration. Check firstnews Sunday, firstnews Monthly and for more information.


This Week at First Community Church Sunday, January 12 11:30 am Middle School Vocal Ensemble 12:15 pm High School Vocal Ensemble 12:15 pm Community Forum 12:30 pm Mexico Steering Committee 2:00 pm The Economics of Happiness Documentary Monday, January 13 9:30 am Parent Growth 4:00 pm Organist Rehearsal/SB 5:30 pm Chillicothe Ministry Gathering/Closed Group 6:00 pm CPC Committee 7:00 pm Women’s MASS (Middle Age Solutions) 7:00 pm For Moms Only Parent Group 7:00 pm Adult Learning Council 7:00 pm Membership Council Meeting Tuesday, January 14 10:00 am Tuesday at Ten 6:00 pm Whitechapel Ringers Rehearsal 7:00 pm Akita Council Meeting 7:00 pm Bridges to Healing Grief Group 7:00 pm For Dads Only Parent Group 7:00 pm Spiritual Salon: A Walk with Martin Luther Wednesday, January 15 7:00 pm Men’s Fellowship 7:00 am Men’s Study Group 9:30 am Women LIving the Questions 4:00 pm Foundation Executive Committee 5:30 pm Kindergarten Choir Rehearsal 5:30 pm Midweek Missions 5:30 pm Women’s Retreat Meeting 6:00 pm Cherub Choir Rehearsal 6:00 pm Spiritual Searcher Committee 6:30 pm Junior Choir Rehearsal 6:45 pm Middle School Midweek Missions 7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:15 pm Youth Bell Choir 1 7:45 pm Youth Bell Choir 2 8:00 pm High School Impact Thursday, January 16 11:45 am Contemplative 1: Teresa of Avila 1:00 pm Organist Rehearsal/RG 3:00 pm Organist Rehearsal/SB 6:30 pm Grandview Candlelight NA 7:00 pm Contemplative 2: Thomas Merton 7:00 pm Leadership Roundtable 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal Saturday, January 18 10:00 am Contemplative 3: Julian of Norwich 11:30 am Service Board Retreat NC = North Campus, 3777 Dublin Road SC = South Campus, 1320 Cambridge Blvd.

Rm. 118 (NC) Rm. 118 (NC) Sanctuary (SC) Rose Wing Conference Rm. (NC) Brownlee Hall (SC) Guild Rm. (SC) Grace Hall (NC) Guild Rm. (SC) Library (SC) Lincoln Rd. Chapel (SC)  Guild Rm. (SC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Rm. 111 (NC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Rm. 111 (NC) Rose Wing Conference Rm. (NC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Guild Rm. (SC) Brownlee Hall (SC) Brownlee Hall (SC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Wicker Rm. (SC)  Library (SC) Rm. 118 (NC) Rm. 115 (NC) Guild Rm. (SC) Rm. 118 (NC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Rm. 118 (NC) Rm. 125/Rm. 130 (NC) Rose Wing Conference Rm. (NC) Rm. 111 (NC) Rm. 111 (NC) Rm.128/Rm. 130 (NC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Sanctuary (SC) Grace Hall (NC) Lincoln Rd. Chapel (SC)  Guild Rm. (SC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Sanctuary (SC) Annex Rm. 105 (SC)  Grace Hall (NC)  = Wheelchair inaccessible


8:30 am 8:30 am 10:00 am 11:00 am

Rev. Lindsay preaching (Burkhart Chapel, SC) Dr. Wing preaching (Grace Hall, NC) Dr. Wing preaching (Grace Hall, NC) Dr. Wing preaching (Sanctuary, SC)

For further information on events, check the Welcome Center, firstnews Monthly,, or call 614 488.0681



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Member registration for Summer 2014 at Camp Akita begins January 13. Non-members may register beginning January 27. For more information, contact Tim Carlson at

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