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First Christian Church

The Outlook Church Staff

January/February 2013

Glenn Van Meter Senior Minister fccglenn@windstream.net Lucas Smith Student Minister LucasSmith48@gmail.com Peter Cain Children’s Minister fcckidsminister@usa.com

Denise Calloway Custodian Sherry Crews Volunteer Financial Secretary

SERVICE TIMES SUNDAY 9:30am–Sunday School 10:30am–Morning Worship 6:00pm – Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:00pm – Adult Study, Teen &Children’s Classes Sunday Morning and Wednesday Night services include Nursery.

January 26

Kick Off

This is a great chance for parents and children to get into the habit of a daily devotion. The booklet provided for grade school and pre-school will lead you as a parent in this endeavor and make it easy to understand God’s Word with your children. Don’t miss the Kick Off! Time to be announced!

February 15-17 C C Y C Durham Cost: $100.00 plus money Sheraton for 4 meals Imperial $40.00 deposit due February 1 Conv. Center See Lucas for more information NOT A FAN

A 6 week Wednesday Night Bible Study starting January 9.

Teenagers and their parents will be studying this series together starting Sunday, January 13 in Sunday School. Not a Fan is a video series that explains the difference between being a fan and a follower of Christ. Too often we think cheering on Christ is what He had in mind. The reality is He wants us to get in the game!

THANK YOU Super Bowl Sunday to all who helped ring the bell for KOM at Lowes Foods! Thank you. Your time was well spent.

February 3 Adult Service 4pm Teens @ The Van Meter’s Home 6pm Children TBA

Spaghetti Lunch February 10

12 noon

The teens are beginning to raise money for their summer trips. This is their first fundraiser! Come out and enjoy a great meal of fellowship and support our teens !


Glenn’s Corner

Luke’s Letter to the Flock

Here comes a new year right around the corner whether we are ready for it or not! As I get older I realize that time marches on. There is truly nothing we can do to stop it! I am excited about what 2013 holds for First Christian. We will be taking care of some physical plant needs around the church but the leadership and I have been praying about the spiritual growth of this body. Our goal is for everyone to worship together once a week and have an opportunity to be in a Bible Study once a week. I pray that each one of us strives to study God’s word daily. This is one of the hardest habits to keep. Many of us, including myself, let life get in our way. If we want to grow and draw close to our Savior, daily reading of His Word is a must. We also need to be challenged. Different opportunities offered here at First Christian allow you to be in a classroom or group setting to study God’s Word and hear other opinions. Sunday School, Sunday Night and Wednesday Night offer this time for a one hour study in the Bible. We encourage you to take advantage of one or all of these times. I know some of you are involved in neighborhood Bible studies or something of the like. We are just encouraging you to be involved in a Bible Study. Psalm 119:11 says, “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Let’s hide God’s Word in our hearts as we grow this year. 2013 will be what we make it. Let’s dig into God’s Word and start there.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! I hope that everyone had a wonderful blessed Christmas and was able to spend some quality time with their families! I know that I really enjoyed this holiday season! I want to shout out a special THANK YOU to all of you who helped make our Teen Christmas party so awesome! It is time for a new year! That means a new year full of events, outings, gatherings and times to spend with one another in Christ. I challenge you at the start of this year to come worship with us! Let God’s love work in your life and in your heart to change you into what he has longed for you to be! That also means pushing our teens and young ones to draw closer to a Father that has his arms open wide for each and everyone of us! January: 12-13-Great Wolf Lodge Retreat 27-YAC February: 3-Super Bowl Party @ Van Meters 10-Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser

Lucas

Glenn The Outlook


Young January 10

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Heart 6:30pm

Soup and Sandwich Meal

Ladies Missionary Meetings January 21 @ 7pm February 18 @ 7pm

2:00pm

Board Meeting

Village Care Birthday Parties

January 7 @ 7pm February 4 @ 7pm

February 14

This is our month to sponsor and host!

CHILDREN’S Corner

Upcoming events: Not a Fan Bible Study Begins Jan. 9

Grow Starts Jan. 26 Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 3 CCYC

Hey kids and parents : are you ready for 2013? I am! This year is going to be such a blast! We are kicking our year off with our annual Great Wolf Lodge winter retreat (4-7th grades). Followed by the most important FCC children's ministry family event of the yearGrow (for k-5th grade) and Sprouts (for 3 and older but not in Kindergarten yet). We are quickly approaching the Grow kick off (January 26). Please make sure that you and your family plan on attending. Parents and kids also be on the lookout for 2013 calendars. Please also note that camp calendars have been sent out this year and are also posted around the building. I encourage you to go ahead and make plans to attend a week of camp this year. Kids, I look forward to growing in the Lord with you and your families this year!! A special thank you to our FCC church family. Thank you so much for the way you blessed my family and I this Christmas. January Children Ministry Helpers: Junior Church :Tracy Mosley Wee Church : Sherry Crews & Sharon Wingo Events for January-February 2013: Great Wolf Lodge winter retreat for 4 — 7th grades January 12 – 13 (more info to come)

Feb. 15—17

January 20 Kids Fusion

Blood Drive

January 26 Grow kick off

March 10 Easter Services March 31 Family Retreat April 19—21

January 27 Service project February 3 Children's Super Bowl party T.B.A. February 17 Kids Fusion

Thank You There is no way to express our appreciation for the love, support, prayers, letters, calls and delicious meals provided over the past year during mama’s illness and stay at hospice. We truly love our church family and thank you again. The Mitchell and Priddy Families


First Christian Church

Handbell Choir Practice Wednesday Nights at 8pm

PO Box 504 King, NC 27021 Phone: 336-983-2206 Fax: 336-985-3559

MISSION OF THE MONTH

New members welcome! No experience is necessary! This is a great time to join and be apart of this ministry!

Jayme & Malia Swanson: Benwoko, Ghana Many of you may not realize that we support 21 mission organizations locally, nationally and globally. Throughout the year we get pleas from new missionaries going on the field or local groups needing funds. The Missions Team carefully considers these appeals every year. For the past two years most of our surplus money has stayed here in King, helping KOM and other local needs.

Nov./Dec. Finances General Fund

$

Building Fund $ Missions

$

Nov./Dec. Attendance Averages Sunday School— 84 Morning Worship— 238 Evening Worship – 62 Wednesday Night – 71 ADDITIONS FOR 2012 14

KOM

This past year we got an appeal from Jack and Janine Swanson’s son requestWe have a box in ing help for a one year medical missionary trip to Africa. We were able to give the lobby for collectJayme and Malia Swanson a one time gift to help purchase airline tickets to Africa. They regularly keep us informed of their internship. Here is an excerpt from a recent e-mail: On Nov. 15, I had the opportunity to help in the delivery of a baby boy. He was born with webbed fingers and toes. We are trying to contact NGO about flying a surgeon here to do the surgery to separate his fingers and toes. The NGO is not responding so we are praying for God to open a door for this child to receive this surgery. I am continually amazed at what our missionaries are doing in such remote areas. A simple surgery we think nothing of has to have a surgeon flown to the area in Africa. I thank God every day for our men and women who live in these remote areas bringing hope and the Gospel to these regions. Please keep Jayme and Malia in yours prayers until their return to the U.S. next Fall. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH PO BOX 504 625 MEADOWBROOK DRIVE KING, NORTH CAROLINA 27021 (336) 983-2206 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

ing food, toiletries, personal hygiene items and other items needed by King Outreach Ministry. We do this on an ongoing basis to help with their monthly needs. As you are grocery shopping, pick up a few needed items and drop them in the box! Thank YOU

NONPROFIT ORG. US POSTAGE

PAID PERMIT #2 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH


Communion Servers January 6 Elder: Ronnie Calloway Deacon: Carlton McKinney Bill Abbott, Steve Johnson, Noah Johnson, Max Soetermans, Nick Soetermans, Terry Sorrells, Austin Cooke, Dave Fisher January 13 Elder: Mitch Allen Deacon: Scott Marion Jonathan Allen, Bobby Atkins, Allan Brown, Elijah Cox, Thad Cox, T J Daniel, Lawrence Voss, Robbie Voss January 20 Elder: Tony Mabe Deacon: Nick Brouwer Steve Campbell, Cody Crews, Trevor Mabe, Tony Mabe, Brandon Mabe, Brian Winfrey, Michael Winfrey, Len Tillman January 27 Elder: Gary Thomas Deacon: Dave Fishel Joe Billings, Dylan Jarrell, Derek Joyner, Andrew Newsom, Austin Newsom, Danny Tucker, Andrew Voss, Earl Voss

1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27

Greeters Main Lobby M/M Steve Johnson M/M Earl Voss M/M Harold Allen M/M Carlton McKinney Special Music

1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27

Sound System Scott Tedder Len Tillman Andrew Voss Jeff Fishel/Jonathan Allen

East Lobby Erlene Priddy/Betty Tuttle M/M Bobby Atkins M/M Dave Green M/M Max Soetermans

Ushers 1/6: Team # 1 1/13: Team # 2 1/20: Team # 3 1/27: Team # 4

Communion Preparation Joyce Hobson & Karen Johnson

Nursery 1/2- Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore 1/6- 9:30am: Tina Brouwer 10:30am: Stephanie Tate & Amy Cain 1/9- Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore 1/13- 9:30am: Paula Wolff 10:30am: Tami Fishel/Tondra Walker/Jan Gross 1/16-Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore 1/20-9:30am: Andrew & Casey Voss 10:30am: Meredith & Meagan Soetermans 1/23-Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore 1/27-9:30am: Karen Van Meter & Kay Atkins 10:30am: Dana & Courtney Booze 1/30- Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore *If you cannot serve on your assigned date please find a replacement from the substitute list.

Baptistry Workers Harold and Sandra Allen

Computer Dana Booze Carissa Tillman Pattie Smith/Robin Voss Gary Clanton/ Denise Calloway

January 12th is Family Sunday. Teachers for Children’s Church 1st —5th Teacher—Peter 1st—5th Helper—Amy 1st—5th Song Leader—Peter 4yrs—K Teacher/Helpers— Teachers for Wednesday Evening January Teacher - Peter Cain Helper Preschool – Dave & Jan Gross Please see Peter Cain if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for serving in our children’s department.

January Birthdays 1-Julie Mitchell Holt 2-Tammy Cole, Missy Hall 3-Lyle Epperson, Tracy Smith, Brad Tuttle 4-McKenzie Yohn, Suzanne Griffin 5-Johnny Moser, Tana Epperson, David Truitt 7-Tony Mabe, Travis Upchurch 10-Scott Marion 12-Sonya 14-Tondra Walker, Debbie Forkel 16-Dura Smith 17-Elijah Cox 18-Mindy Marion 19-Larry D. Wise 20-Craig Carrico, Dianne Hicks 21-Terry Loggins, Karen Sorrels, Ali Thorpe 22-Carol Smith, Laurel Hardin, Jimmie Watts 24-Nick Brouwer, Joe Wingo 25-Frankye Jones 26-Jeffery Jones, Dillon Robertson 27-Cody Crews, Meredith Soetermans 28-Janet Calloway, Jenny Wilmoth 29-Jeffery Smith, Denise Carico, Amanda Calloway 30-Bill Kendrick, Ted Smith, Lisa Edwards 31-Todd Yohn

January Anniversaries 1-AJ & Della Bennett 5-Dennis & Rachel Robinson 21-Larry & Shirley Wise 26-Ted & June Smith


Communion Servers February 3 Elder: Larry Wise Deacon: Carlton McKinney Bill Abbott, Steve Johnson, Noah Johnson, Max Soetermans, Nick Soetermans, Terry Sorrells, Austin Cooke, Dave Fisher February 10 Elder: Ronnie Calloway Deacon: Scott Marion Jonathan Allen, Bobby Atkins, Allan Brown, Elijah Cox, Thad Cox, T J Daniel, Lawrence Voss, Robbie Voss February 17 Elder: Mitch Allen Deacon: Nick Brouwer Steve Campbell, Cody Crews, Trevor Mabe, Tony Mabe, Brandon Mabe, Brian Winfrey, Michael Winfrey, Len Tillman February 24 Elder: Tony Mabe Deacon: Dave Fishel Joe Billings, Dylan Jarrell, Derek Joyner, Andrew Newsom, Austin Newsom, Danny Tucker, Earl Voss, Andrew Voss

Main Lobby M/M Joe Wingo M/M Ronnie Calloway M/M Tony Mabe M/M Arnold Lane Special Music

2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24

2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24

Sound System Scott Tedder Len Tillman Andrew Voss Jeff Fishel/Jonathan Allen

2/10: Team # 2 2/24: Team # 4

Communion Preparation Sandra Allen & Meredith Soetermans Nursery 2/3- 9:30am: Tina Brouwer 10:30am: Stephanie Tate & Amy Cain 2/6- Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore 2/10- 9:30am: Paula Wolff 10:30am: Tami Fishel /Tondra Walker/Jan Gross 2/13-Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore 2/17-9:30am: Andrew & Casey Voss 10:30am: Meredith & Meagan Soetermans 2/20-Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore 2/24-9:30am: Karen Van Meter & Kay Atkins 10:30am: Dana & Courtney Booze 2/27- Wed: Frankye Jones & Cathy Moore *If you cannot serve on your assigned date please find a replacement from the substitute list.

Greeters 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24

Ushers 2/3: Team # 1 2/17: Team 3

East Lobby Susie Burton M/M Philip Crews Edna Smith/Lucas Smith M/M Andrew Newsom Baptistry Workers Keith & Sandra Smith

Computer Dana Booze Carissa Tillman Pattie Smith/Robin Voss Gary Clanton/ Denise Calloway

February Birthdays 2-Jordan Mitchell, Eva Dellinger, William Edwards 3-Jesse Mitchell 5-Sharon Wingo, Randy Calloway, Sonya Cox 6-Barbara Vanhoy 7-Nick Brouwer III 8-Olivia Livingston, Joseph Hill 9-Jacob Atkins, Eli Tate 10-AJ Bennett, Mike Lawson, Chase Crews, Savannah Tuttle, Brianna Tucker, Jacob Moore, Brittany Wilson 12-Mike Grayson 14-Steve Johnson 15-Ragan Aron, Peter Cain 17-Steven Smith, Landon & Annaleigh Wise 18-Kim Fleming 20- Lauren White, Teresa Roberts, Robin McLamb 21- Pam Tillman 22-Tanner Lomax 23-Kyle Kapp, Cam Casper 24-Peggy Holt 25-Lynn Kriebel Luiszer 26-Jan McKinney 27-Noah Johnson 28-Rachel Hunter 29-Michael Loggins, Jr. February Anniversaries

February 10th is Family Sunday. February Teachers for Children’s Church 1st —5th Teacher—Peter 1st—5th Helper— 1st—5th Song Leader—Peter 4yrs—K Teacher/Helpers— February Teachers for Wednesday Evening Teacher - Peter Cain Helper Preschool – Dave & Jan Gross Please see Peter Cain if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for serving in our children’s department.

14-Joe & Sharon Wingo, Mark & Diane Hicks 15-Bill & Ann Kendrick 16-Keith & Sandra Smith, Allan & Ann Brown 27-John & Barbara Vanhoy


Jan-Feb 2013