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614 488.0681

September 20, 2015


UPCOMING EVENTS Fall Women’s Retreat - Experience self-discovery and renewal in the presence of gentle souls on the sacred ground of Akita. Register after worship or at

September 25 - 27 Camp Akita

Foundation Seminar: Family Gifting-Celebrating Life - A program discussing gifting using wills, trusts and IRAs and the tax benefits of each. Make reservations by contacting the Foundation at 614 488.0681 ext. 263 or

September 30, 7 pm North Campus

Exploring the Myths, Realities & Spiritual Practices of Islam - Spiritual Searcher Weekend with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Information and registration available after worship or at

October 2 - 3 Grace Hall, North Campus




In order to report on the Governing Board meeting scheduled for Monday, September 28, firstnews Monthly will publish on September 29. Expect mail delivery on or around October 7.

For the 2015-16 program year, the Preschool (3-5 year old) classroom for Sunday Child Care will be in Room 110 on the first floor. The infants through age 2 will continue to have care in the Nursery classroom on the second floor. We also would like to welcome our new Sunday childcare supervisors, Cristin O’ Riordan and Cindy Hudson.

PARENT GROWTH - FALL 2015 Starting, October 12, join us Monday mornings, 9:30-11 am in the Guild Room, South Campus for Parent Growth. All parents of young children (through elementary school) are invited; no pre-registration is needed. Child care is available for infants through age 5, at the cost of $4/child per session.

JOB OPENINGS For detailed information on any of these employment opportunities, please visit Facilities Part-time Cleaning Position: Send resumé and letter of interest to

SEARCH COMMITTEE The Senior Minister Search Committee has been formed. Mike Zook, Barb Burgie Satterfield, Jason Barger, Becki Harr, Barb Davis, Price Finley, Jodi Patton and Bill Mielke will join Committee Chair Virginia Barney in this important effort.

Coordinator of Member and Volunteer Engagement: Please submit a letter of interest and resumé to Mary Evans Child Development Center Full-time Toddler Teacher: Please submit a resumé and a letter of interest to Leigh Anne Easterling, Mary Evans Child Development Center, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43221

MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR Our next New Member Seminar will be Sunday, October 11, 12:30 - 3 pm in Room 115, North Campus. For more information, call 614 488.0681 ext. 161

K-12 Youth Administrative Coordinator: Please submit a letter of interest and resumé to


K-5 Coordinator: Please send a letter of interest and your resumé to Julie Richards, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43221

Estelle Scott will be available Mondays from 10-11:30 am in the Older Adult Office to answer questions about Medicare; compare the new 2016 Drug and Medicare Advantage plans, and can help with enrollment issues by appointment. Contact Estelle at, 614 457.1037 (h) or 614 580.5760 (c)

Camp Akita Administrative Coordinator: Please submit a letter of interest and your resumé to Bobbi Mueller at


Make a Difference Join in our mission of uniting to serve each other and the world. Opportunities exist for both short-term and long-term commitments. For further information, or to learn about other opportunities not listed, please contact Bobbi Mueller at 614 488.0681 ext. 101 or SUNDAY MORNING CHILDCARE


The Sunday morning childcare program is in need of volunteers during worship at both North and South Campuses. This is a once a month commitment to help take care of young children while their parents are in worship. For more information or to sign up please contact Paige Schlembach at

The Trading Post is a long-standing tradition at First Community and is mostly staffed by volunteers! Be a part of the fun by volunteering in the shop during the week. Training is provided! Please contact Rebecca Wolfe at to get involved. HEART TO HEART FOOD PANTRY


Assist clients during food pantry hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays or help stock the pantry Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Details available at

Help raise awareness and funds for hunger in central Ohio by joining us in the Columbus CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 11 at Scioto Audubon Metro Park. The First Community Church and Heart to Heart team is forming online now. Information and registration at

COMMUNITY SHELTER BOARD We need 5-6 volunteers to serve at the new homeless shelter on Thursdays from 5 - 7:30 pm. For more information, visit

EYEGLASS DONATIONS Donate used eyeglasses to help children read, seniors gain independence. Collection boxes are at the Trading Post, South and North Campus.

Receive First Community Church provides many opportunities for congregational care, spiritual growth and celebration, as well as pastoral assistance to those in need. CARE & CELEBRATION


To list a birth, anniversary, hospitalization, move to a care facility or death in the Parish Register, contact the Congregational Care office at 614 488.0681 ext. 228 or

Pastoral Care is intertwined throughout all the programs of the congregation as we explore life together. Contact the Pastoral Care Office at 614 488.0681 ext. 235 or



All prayers are held in confidence. Please contact the Congregational Care Office at 614 488.0681 ext. 228 or to be listed on the Prayer Chain.

If you need a minister in an emergency, please call 614 813.3823. Emergency situations include a death in the family or a medical emergency.



InspiratioN an all-church family event

6 - 7:30 PM



You are invited to the third annual Night of Inspiration, an all-church family event featuring casual conversation, family-friendly food and activities for children. The festivities begin at 6 pm. Pizza, salad and dessert will be provided. The Children and Youth Choirs will perform. A raffle for prizes will be held. You must be present to enter and win. Don’t miss the opportunity to socialize with your church family.

Sunday mornings at 10:30 am and again at Midnight on WWHO-TV, The CW.


8:30 am 8:30 am 9:45 am 11:00 am 11:30 am

Rev. Baumer preaching (Burkhart Chapel, South Campus) Dr. Wing preaching (Grace Hall, North Campus) Dr. Wing preaching (Grace Hall, North Campus) Dr. Wing preaching (Sanctuary, South Campus) Rev. Shaner preaching (Grace Hall, North Campus)

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