First Christian Church
The Living Nativity is an outreach event to our community at Christmas. Our church serves together to tell the wonderful story of the advent of Christ coming into our world to be our Savior. This is a church-wide effort, as this production requires many people with a variety of skills and talents to make it happen.
SET CONSTRUCTION WORK DAYS BEGIN ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11.
For anyone interested in being involved in any capacity with this year's production, we will hold a brief informational meeting right after the worship service on Sunday, November 5th and 12th. Please plan on attending one or the other of those days, as there are a couple of new things that we need everyone to be aware of.
Set Construction Work Days - 11/11, 11/18, 12/2
(light breakfast provided at 8:00 am)
Moncks Corner Christmas Parade - 12/02 (begins at 6:00 pm)
Friday, 12/08 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, 12/09 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Rain-out day is Sunday, 12/10
Sunday Morning Growth Groups at 9:30am
Sunday Morning Worship Service at 11:00am
Wednesday Nights at 6:00pm
We would love to see you there to connect with God and to connect with you.
Overwhelmed - The more you feel this way about God, the less you'll feel this way about life. Please join us on Sundays during worship service as we begin this new sermon series.
GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GRATITUDE AND GOD’S CHARACTER
Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that's perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and you. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Through the month, we'll help kids refocus on all that God has done for them. Because when you know what god has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL - ALWAYS.
We start our look at gratitude with Psalm 100 where we read, Shout for joy to the Lord, everyone on earth. Worship the Lord with gladness. Come to Him with songs of joy, (NIrV). God has done so much for us through the gift of Jesus, it's only fitting that we respond to Him with a heart of gratitude.
Bottom Line: Celebrate what God has done. We hope to give kids and families the opportunity to think about all the ways God has shown them love and faithfulness throughout the year. We want them to get excited and celebrate God's goodness.
We know things are going to happen in our preschoolers’ lives where they will need God’s
help—times when their lives will zig one way and
then zag another. We want them to grow up believing that God loves them and can help them anywhere,
with anything, no matter how hard it may be. He can even help them help others!
This month, we want to cook up a big Recipe For Thanks with our preschoolers! Thinking about the things we’re thankful for is the key to any recipe of thanks—and a thankful heart. We chose Recipe For Thanks as our theme because we want our preschoolers to learn how to have a thankful heart.
Throughout the month we’ll hear about different things we can be thankful for. Week one, we’ll get to hear all about the time God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Yep, doing things God’s way is always the best way. We’ll learn about The Lord’s Prayer during the second week of the month. During week three, our preschoolers will hear the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz, and that story is full of people who help! We will talk about being thankful for God giving us what we need with Psalm 23 during week four.
Let’s work together to create a recipe of thanks that helps preschoolers and their families learn that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.
Clarity (noun) - the quality of being coherent, intelligible; the quality of being easy to see or hear; the quality of being certain or definite; the quality of being transparent or pure.
No matter what definition of clarity that you use, we probably wish each were true about our lives. Yet despite our best efforts at organization and control, much of life often feels unclear. God has a clear vision for each of our lives - a way that He has designed us to live so that we can have "life to the full". We will only experience that when we do life His way by His principles. During this Bible study, we will examine some Biblical examples of people who struggled for clarity over the same issues with which we still deal with today (our schedules, finances, careers, relationships... just to name a few). Be here on Wednesdays this fall to gain some clarity about how we can draw closer to God's vision for our lives in every area.