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December 4, 2016





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Before/After Worship North (4th) South (11th)

TRI-VILLAGE TRADING POST CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUES Be prepared to shop for everything from wonderful gifts, home accessories, jewelry and more!

7 pm Sanctuary South Campus

FLUTE RECITAL The Worship and Arts department will present Chelsea Tanner, flautist as part of the 2016-17 Concert Series. Chelsea will be assisted by Jiung Yoon, pianist.

10 am - Noon Guild Room, South Campus

REIMAGINING OUTMODED CHRISTIAN BELIEFS This continuing series, facilitated by Rev. David Hett, uses John Shelby Spong’s “12 Theses” to recreate building blocks for “A New Christianity for a New World.”

10 am - Noon Rose Wing North Campus

CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP In lieu of Sunday School, all K-5 children are invited to make gifts for family and friends. $10 suggested donation.

6 - 8:30 pm Room 130 North Campus

ADOPT-A-FAMILY In lieu of Crossroads, Middle and High School students are invited to join the youth team for Adopt-A-Family. Pizza will be served.

4 pm Grace Hall North Campus

CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS 43rd Annual Christmas Concert featuring the Chancel Choir and Chamber Singers. Freewill offering.

Worship North Campus South Campus

CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING A special offering benefitting Deep Griha and Friends of the Homeless will share your gift to further their mission in Puné India and central Ohio.

SOUTH CAMPUS: 1320 Cambridge Blvd. 43212

NORTH CAMPUS: 3777 Dublin Rd. 43221


Rev. Baumer preaching Burkhart Chapel, SC

9:15 am

Dr. Wing preaching Grace Hall, NC

10:30 am

Dr. Wing preaching Grace Hall, NC

11 am

Dr. Wing preaching Sanctuary, SC

MAKE A DIFFERENCE/VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP needs Middle and High school “elves” on Sunday, December 11, 10 am - noon in the Rose Wing, North Campus. Perfect opportunity to earn service hours while having loads of Christmas fun. Contact Jen Bratka, North Campus K-5 Coordinator, at CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL DONATIONS in memory of a family member or friend. Names are listed in Christmas Eve bulletins. See Worship & Arts table or send check (payable to First Community Church) to 1320 Cambridge Blvd. FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS/MONDAY MEALS MISSION Volunteers needed for Monday, December 19. A Christmas opportunity to feed 150 homeless men a special dinner. Contact Carol Baker at (614) 488-3007 or MAT MAKERS need clean plastic bags to make mats for the homeless. Leave at South Campus coat room or the container in the hallway outside of Grace Hall, North Campus. Contact Joan Talmage at or (614) 486-1269

ANNOUNCEMENTS Volunteers will accept donations for CHRISTMAS PRESENCE at tables following worship today. Please donate generously to this event hosted by the Trading Post and benefitting 30 families from Heart to Heart. Learn more online at CAMP AKITA MEMBER REGISTRATION is now open. More information is available at or email GOT COATS? The Refugee Task Force collects new or gently-used winter coats of all sizes at the Donation Stations at either campus. Contact Mary Buzby at (614) 284-6746 WARM WELCOME Knitting for refugees. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 1-3 pm in the Wicker Room at South Campus. Contact Donice Wooster at EYEGLASS DONATIONS Collection boxes are at the Tri-Village Trading Post, South and North Campuses. Assist clients at our HEART TO HEART FOOD PANTRY on Tuesdays and Thursdays or stock the pantry Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Details at The TRADING POST is all decked out for Christmas. Come in to find a treasure. We will close for the holidays from December 17 - January 2. SUNDAY CHILDCARE TEACHERS Lead infant and preschool teachers are needed for the Sunday morning childcare program. Contact Kate Hiser at


The Stewardship Committee of First Community Church wishes to thank everyone who has participated in the 2017 pledge campaign. To date, the total amount of pledges is $1,411,075. The total needed to operate for 2017 is $2,220,000. If you have not yet pledged, please do so today! You can pledge online at or use your pledge card sent by U.S. Mail. Pledge cards are also available at the Welcome Centers at both North and South Campuses.



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