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614 488.0681

April 27, 2014

We Congratulate Our First Community Church Seniors

Noah Carver Sebastian Carver Weston Cummins Jack DeRoberts

Tyler Hall


Rose Hokanson

George Kondracke

Maggie McClarren

Ian Moore

Brie Moore

Allyson Philbin

Hailey Philbin

Shalice Reilly

Kevin Scarfpin

Katie Schoedinger

For more information on our Seniors, see Page 3.

David Storer

Melanie Terez

Kevin Whitfield

Josh Wydick

Upcoming Events Visit or email for more information. Akita 5K - Benefits the Akita Scholarship Fund. To register and for more information, visit You may also email or call our Columbus camp offices at 614 488.0681 ext 101.

Sunday, April 27 12:15 pm: Sign-In 1:15 pm: Race Begins Fred Beekman Park, OSU

ElderWisdom Book Group - All are welcome to discuss this month’s selection: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Copies are available in the bookstore. Please RSVP at 614 488.0681 ext 239.

Wednesday, April 30, 1 pm Older Adult Lounge, South Campus (second floor)

Burkhart Luncheon - (Formerly the Sweetheart Luncheon.) To receive an invitation or to RSVP, call the church at 614 488.0681.

Saturday, May 3, 11:30 am North Campus

Women’s Guild Spring Event: Fashion Fling All women and guests are invited. This year we will have a fashion show featuring items from Tri-Village Trading Post. Tickets are $28, available after worship services today and May 4.

Saturday, May 10 11:30 am - 2 pm Brookside Country Club

Living Faith Awards Breakfast - Two of the eight honorees this year are First Community Church members: Connie Hieatt and Tom White. Contact or 614 228.8867 for reservations.

Thursday, May 15 8 - 10 am Harry C. Moores Center, Capital University

Mission Council’s Gigantic Garage Sale Plan to come and shop or volunteer to help. Additional information is available at

May 16 & 17 North Campus

Deborah’s Daughters: Next Spiritual Salon Professor of Church History, Joy Schroeder, presents the story of Deborah (Judges 4-5) and how biblical interpreters throughout the ages have applied her story. Freewill offering taken.

Thursday, May 22 7 – 8:30 pm Brownlee Hall, South Campus

Pre-Registration Open for Spiritual Searcher Mirabai Starr - Registration has begun and reduced fees are available through May 5. Call the church, stop at the Sunday morning tables after worship or go to

June 6 & 7 Grace Hall, North Campus


Congratulations Seniors Today is Celebration of Youth Sunday, when we not only celebrate all of our youth, but also take a moment to recognize and bless our high school seniors. In addition to the seniors pictured, we recognize the following: Luke Albu Sam Allaire Anna Baich Halli Bair Matthew Belz Carter Braet Zoe Collis Katherine Denune

Griffin Dubanowich Perry Finley Luke Freeman Lane Garrett Ellie Hasan Hannah Hicks Kenny Krouse Ryan Lott

Connor Miles Seamus Moore Zach Owens Caroline Pontius Kaira Schneider Grant Schneider Drew Shaffer Marisa Smock

Nick Smock Ryan Snavley Mimi Stillman Kara Sturtz Emily Waldvogel Lindsay Wolf Trey Wyatt

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


The Social Gospel –– The Reverend Ms. Katherine H. Shaner, Minister of Mission Last Tuesday was Earth Day, a day to honor and remember God’s creation and our role in caring for her and all God’s creatures who call her home. Today I want to share some of my favorite Earth Day finds from social media with you. My prayer is that together as a people, we may understand every day is Earth Day and commit to the responsible use of her resources, the compassionate healing of her wounds and the prayerful stewardship of all her creatures. A Celtic Prayer for our Earth shared by Diana Butler Bass: Stunning photos of God’s beautiful creation from the Huffington Post: Justice and Witness Ministries, the justice and advocacy arm of the United Church of Christ, has an Easter campaign to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Lend your voice for clean air here: From Teaching Tolerance: “Race and Poverty Matter, Even on Earth Day.” This is a must read. Super beautiful post from blogger Susan Katz-Miller at On Being Both; Interfaith Spirituality: Earth Day. Tree Resurrection for Easter!! New York does it again, this story, awesomesauce. Million Trees NYC: reminds me of the Greenbelt Movement led by Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai. You should know her: The Peace Pastor, Mennonite Marty Troyer, wrote from the heart here: Climate Change, Desmond Tutu and Boycotting Houston. Preach on preacher! Wow, wow, wow. This toolkit beautifully and powerfully presents the link between ecologic justice and reproductive health. Way to go Sierra Club, RHTP, and We Act! “What if our religion was each other If our practice was our life If prayer, our words What if the temple was the Earth If forests were our church

If holy water--the rivers, lakes, and ocean What if meditation was our relationships If the teacher was life If wisdom was self-knowledge If love was the center of our being.” — Ganga White (from Mother Earth by Trista Hendren)

The views expressed in the recommended websites do not necessarily reflect the views of First Community Church.


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 or visit the tables after worship. Re-enroll Your Kroger Plus Card Go to communityrewards and find First Community Church in the menu.

Good Call

Mission Council Garage Sale Volunteers Needed

Using the browser on your smartphone, go to

This year’s sale is May 16 & 17 and we could use your help. Stop by the Garage Sale table after worship services to sign up, or contact Beth Hanson at 614 488.6526 or to give an offering to First Community Church.

Lend a Hand Heart to Heart

Tri-Village Trading Post

Looking to volunteer in a fun, caring environment? Join us at Heart to Heart. Tuesdays:

Be a volunteer in the Receiving Room or in the Shop. Share your spare hours with the Post. Friendly faces will greet you and help you learn the work. If interested, contact Rebecca Wolfe at 330 697.6218 or

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

Wednesdays: 3 - 4:30 pm Thursdays:

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

Join Our Usher Team

Sign up at

We need a minimum of 20 ushers each week to cover all of our services. Contact Jennifer Morrison at or Lois Zook at for details.

Furber Books

Volunteer in the bookstore on Sunday mornings at either campus. If interested, please contact Emily Rogers at 614 488.0681 ext. 223 or


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

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

Akita Retreat Opportunities

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


This Week at First Community Church Monday, April 28 9:30 am Parent Growth 4:30 pm Women’s Guild Spring Event Committee 5:30 pm Friends of the Homeless 6:00 pm Personnel Committee Meeting 6:30 pm Service Board 7:00 pm Leadership Roundtable 7:00 pm Women’s MASS (Middle Age Solutions) 7:00 pm Governing Board Meeting

Guild Rm. (SC) Library (SC) Kitchen (SC) Executive Conference Rm. (SC) Brownlee Hall (SC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Lincoln Rd. Chapel (SC)  Burkhart Chapel (SC)

Tuesday, April 29 8:30 am Heart to Heart Food Pantry Open (until 1 pm) Annex Rm. 103/104 (SC)  9:30 am Energy Meeting Library (SC) 10:00 am Tuesday at Ten: Spong’s The Fourth Gospel Wicker Rm. (SC)  6:00 pm Whitechapel Ringers Rehearsal Rm. 111 (NC) 7:00 pm Tuesday PM: Jim Wallis’ The Other Side Rm. 125 (NC) Wednesday, April 30 7:00 am Wednesday Morning Fellowship 7:00 am Men’s Study Group: Epistle to the Romans 9:30 am Women Living the Questions: Eckhart Tolle 5:30 pm Kindergarten Choir Rehearsal 5:30 pm Midweek Missions 6:00 pm Cherub Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm Junior Choir 6:45 pm Middle School Midweek 7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:45 pm Youth Bell Choir 2 8:00 pm High School Impact

Brownlee Hall (SC) Wicker Rm. (SC)  Wicker Rm. (SC)  Rm. 118 (NC) Rm. 115 (NC) Rm. 118 (NC) Rm. 118 (NC) Rm. 125/130 (NC) Rose Wing Conference Rm. (NC) Rm. 111 (NC) Rm. 128/130 (NC)

Thursday, May 1 8:30 am Heart to Heart Food Pantry Open (until 1 pm) Annex Rm. 103/104 (SC)  11:45 am Contemplative Group: Teresa of Avila Wicker Rm. (SC)  3:00 pm F&AP Board Meeting Guild Rm. (SC) 6:30 pm Grandview Candlelight NA Lincoln Rd. Chapel (SC)  7:00 pm Mexico Video Premier Grace Hall (NC) 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary (SC) Saturday, May 3 10:00 am Contemplative Group: Julian of Norwich 11:30 am The Burkhart Luncheon NC = North Campus, 3777 Dublin Road SC = South Campus, 1320 Cambridge Blvd.

Annex Rm. 105 (SC)  Grace Hall (NC)  = Wheelchair inaccessible


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

Rev. Baumer 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



Women’s Guild Spring Event

FASHION fling!

Saturday, May 10

11:30 am – 2 pm Brookside Country Club 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, 43235

Our fashion show will feature items from

Tri-Village Trading Post Tickets are $28 (free valet parking)

Available April 6, 13, 27 and May 4




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4 27 14 firstnews Sunday