We are Disciples of Christ a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord s Table as God has welcomed us Principles Of Identity We confess that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world requiring nothing more and nothing less as a basis of our life together We hold the centrality of scripture recognizing that each person has the freedom and the responsibility to study God s Word within the community of the church We gather for the Lord s Supper as often as possible experiencing at this table the gracious forgiving presence of Jesus Christ We hear a special calling to make visible the unity of all Christians proclaiming that in our diversity we belong to one another because we commonly belong to Christ We affirm the priesthood of all believers rejoicing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit which include the gift of leadership that God has given for the common good Staff Changes at First Christian Church Reverend Caitlin Simpson hired as Associate Minister for Children and their Families First Christian Church is pleased to announce that the Rev Caitlin Simpson has accepted the call to serve as permanent Associate Minister for Children and their Families Caitlin will formally begin her role by the end of May pending transition from her current position at the Center for Women and Families She will continue to serve in her current role until that time Please welcome Caitlin to our staff and keep her and our entire Children s Ministry team in your prayers as they work hard toward a bright and promising future Pastor Sandy Selby Resigns Pastor Sandy Selby has resigned effective April 23 She and her husband Paul are realizing their dreams by moving to Southern California Sandy currently serves as Associate Minister of Senior Adults and Guest Member Connections She has been a member of First Christian Church for more than 19 years During this time she served as Deacon Chair Elder Chair Congregational President Board Member Youth Leader Stephen Ministry Leader and much more We wish Sandy and her family the absolute best as they journey west to start a new chapter in the sun We sincerely appreciate all she has done for FCC and they will be greatly missed To Contact FCC Staff 502 228 4189 Senior Minister The Rev Brian S Gerard ext 14 cell 295 5657 Brian Gerard fcclouisville org Office Administrator Paula K Bernd ext 10 cell 649 0593 Paula Bernd fcclouisville org Associate Ministers Pastor Jerry L McBroom ext 13 cell 295 5808 JMcBroom fcclouisville org Pastor Sandra J Selby Sandy Selby fcclouisville org cell 930 2199 The Rev Caitlin Simpson cell 594 0699 Caitlin Simpson fcclouisville org Minister of Music Mr Tommy Cook ext 17 cell 445 8835 Tommy Cook fcclouisville org ______________________ First Kids Childcare Preschool 228 9455 or 228 9457 Director Debbie McCune Assistant Dir Michelle Smith Find us at www facebook com www fromourdoorstep com and on twitter FCCLouisville First Christian Church of Louisville Disciples of Christ 7700 US Highway 42 Louisville KY 40241 Return Service Requested Non Profit Organization US Postage Paid Prospect KY The Visitor April 2017 Monthly Newsletter Worship With Us This Lenten Season we continue through the current worship series The God Story To enhance the journey follow along with us via the book The God Story written by Jacob Armstrong All sermons can be listened to and viewed at www fcclouisville org Worship with us each Sunday at 8 30 9 30 or 11 00 a m At all services you will hear insightful sermons and be invited to partake of communion There are nursery and children s lessons available on the lower level for all services in addition to books Bibles and activity bags for children in the foyer At 8 30 a m you will sing from the Chalice Hymnal At 9 30 11 00 a m you will participate in contemporary worship music with the worship band At 11 00 a m children ages 3 5 through 5th grade are invited to the children s area lower level for fellowship before parents go to the sanctuary Afterward children separate by age for their activities Little Disciples for ages 2 4 Worship and Wonder for ages 3 5 1st grade and Disciple Kids for grades 2 5 Rev Caitlin Simpson is our Children s Minister Lent All Church Service Opportunity Sunday April 9 First Christian Church will go to Christian Care Communities on Sunday April 9 to spend time with the senior residents there for a fun arts crafts hour Adults and children alike will enjoy doing this hands on artwork project Our service project timeframe is from 1 30 2 45PM they have worship at 3PM FCC will provide a quick lunch in the gym immediately following the 11 00 a m worship service The church has reserved a bus seats 72 to be ready to go when we are If you will stay for lunch and or ride the bus please reserve your spot on FCC s app or via the link in your Monday email or call 228 4189 If you d prefer to just meet the group down there that is fine too All ages are invited and entire families are encouraged to attend We hope you will join us Holy Week Schedule April 9 PALM SUNDAY Children in the children s area will receive Palm branches to take home April 13 MAUNDY THURSDAY 6 30 p m worship service Maundy Thursday also known at Holy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples Adults and children alike will bring you this solemn worship service with scripture readings We will be lighting the Lenten Cross Everyone is invited April 15 EASTER VIGIL BAPTISM SERVICE 6 30 p m This is probably the most inspiring worship service of the year Those being baptized will have taken classes in preparation of their baptism We hope you will attend to celebrate with those who are entering the waters of baptism this year April 16 EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP 8 30 9 30 11 00 a m New this year Child Dedications will take place at all worship services To include your child call Paula at 502 228 4189 Childcare is provided for all services Permit No 30 First Christian Church invites everyone to the Commissioning Service and Farewell Reception for Pastor Sandy Selby to be held on Sunday April 23 at 4 00PM at First Christian Church The reception will include refreshments and be held in the Atrium lower level of the church Look for the box with Sandy s name on it in the narthex for you to drop your farewell cards and letters into This is Sandy s last day with First Christian she and her husband Paul along with her mother Mary Pickett mother in law Julie Selby and step son Erik Selby are all moving to California the following Wednesday We hope that you are able to join us
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome ...
Announcements We are praying for Russ Matthews Sandy Selby Rick Vitale Sharon Raymond Troy Carter Ken Griffith Brian Duvall Dick Linda Richter Judson Cork and Ron Herp We express our sympathy to Melissa Swan and her family upon the death of her mother Mary Swan Mary passed away on March 5 Congratulations Daniel Hyberger the bass player in our worship band and Amanda Smith announce the birth of their daughter Iris born February 25 Wade Miriam Shelton announce the birth of their son Joshua Thomas born March 13 Proud siblings are Charlie and Evie WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Brenda Parke and her children Kayla and Brandon Whitis joined FCC on March 19 WEEKLY STUDY GROUPS join us NEW SUNDAY starting April 30 An adult Sunday school class held at FCC from 9 45 10 45AM Led by Jenny Ewing Details on this will be announced very soon SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP Held each week at 6 30 p m Youth Ministry is facilitated by Pastor Jerry McBroom phone 502 295 5808 Bring friends MONDAY The Monday Morning Ladies Small Group meets each week at 10 30 a m in the Community Room house by church A NEW study starts on April 10 on the book The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs All are welcome to join in Questions or comments Contact Patty Rankin at PRankin217 gmail com TUESDAY WARM HUGS Do you like to knit or crochet Have you always wanted to learn Then you are invited to join Marsha Jonas in this Wholeness Ministry knitting and crocheting items for Kentucky Refugee Ministries The group meets Tuesdays at 10 a m in the Admin Annex Community Room For more information contact Marsha via email marsha_jonas yahoo com or call 502 345 0475 WEDNESDAY Millennial Group 6 00 p m For location and details check our Facebook page and or contact Rev Caitlin Simpson 502 594 0699 All Millennials are invited NEW WEDNESDAY Study Group 7 8PM The next study is based on the book Believe by Randy Frazee who wrote The Story It is a 30 week study DVD You can view the book contents online We ll keep you posted on the date this study will begin and everyone is invited to join in JOIN THE WORSHIP BAND OR SOUND TEAM If you sing or play a musical instrument we d like to know Call Tommy Cook Minister of Music at 502 445 8835 INTERESTED IN STARTING A SMALL GROUP If you are considering starting one but not sure how contact Senior Minister Brian Gerard at 502 228 4189 Happenings Invitations THURSDAY April 6 Senior Adults Going Everywhere Sharing 55 and older SAGES group Our Senior Adults outing this month is at Mitchell s Fish Market located in the Paddock Shops at noon Please RSVP as soon as possible to Jill Darnell 502 893 0184 or to her email invite SUNDAY April 9 All Church Lent Service Outing front pg TUESDAY April 11 TINSELTOWN TUESDAY MOVIE NIGHT We will see Going In Style We ll see the movie that shows closest to 7 00 p m Meet us in the lobby 30 min prior to showtime The Tiptons facilitate phone 502 228 4997 FRIDAY April 21 Friends Night Out Join us at 6 30 p m at the Village Anchor 502 708 1850 11507 Park Avenue Louisville Ky 40223 If possible please let Preston know by Tuesday April 17 if you will join us Everyone is invited RSVP to Preston Young at 502 751 4342 or via email 4030epyoung gmail com YOUTH MISSION TRIP REGISTRATION IS OPEN Destination CHILLICOTHE OH with GROUP WORKCAMP Dates JUNE 25 JULY 1 Eligibility YOUTH GRADES 6 12 Fee 150 Deadline for Registration MAY 7 SPACE IS LIMITED Details in your Monday email or call 502 228 4189 ext 13 WHOLENESS MINISTRIES The Forgotten Louisville each week members deliver food and needed items to Forgotten Louisville for the homeless in our city Donation bin is by gym doors The Acts 2 Fund helps persons in our church family when faced with a financial crisis Direct any questions or requests to the Rev Brian Gerard Kentucky Refugee Ministry needs coats jackets backpacks school uniforms supplies and kitchen utensils for Louisville s arriving refugees Donation bin by gym doors The Men at St John s needs Backpacks Duffle Bags Socks and Coffee Your donations mean so much to the homeless men at St John s Donation bin by gym doors Water Step Shoe Drive your footwear donations are used for training and technology to heal a thirsty world Donation boxes by Youth Center lower level Books Prison Ministry Your book donations go to two local prisons Donation bin by gym doors Used Hearing Aid Batteries for Christian Care Communities A local jeweler sells the mercury the batteries contain and shares the profit with CCC each year Collection box in Narthex window Aneita Brooks delivers them to CCC 0 Thank you The Pie Sale on March 12 funded the Acts 2 Wholeness Ministry Fund just over 400 and will go toward helping persons in our church family who have fallen into a financial crisis THANK YOU Elders Compass by Lisa Martin A Monthly Message to the Congregation from one of our Church Elders RESURRECTION An Easter Reflection by Lisa Martin The Easter story tells us that within three days Jesus s followers went from heartbroken sadness to triumphant jubilation The cross symbolized The End making them feel hopeless and helpless but the resurrection brought about The Beginning bringing joy confidence and courage Can you imagine how they felt when they realized Jesus had risen from the dead Suddenly hope came alive now everything He had said was validated as the truth Like those early followers of our Lord we commemorate His death on the cross by being solemn and reverent But the resurrection calls for thunderous applause praise and song All the blessings that come our way through the Savior s cross are confirmed by the resurrection Now we know that our transgressions are forgiven and we are eternally secure Because Jesus overcame the grave we can look forward to the same kind of life He has eternal and indestructible As Christians we have the right to celebrate Easter with great rejoicing Because of this event our lives have been changed forever We have been transformed and given new life Just as Spring brings new blades of grass and buds on the trees our life is also fresh and new We should use this time to explore and stretch to look around and marvel at the wonderful world we live in As beautiful flowers of all shapes and colors pop up we too are made beautiful and colorful with the joy and splendor of renewed spirits and hearts filled with love and gladness Easter can be a new beginning for each of us as we cast off the tired dull worn out adornments of winter and don the bright and energetic hues of a new season in our lives We can be free of selfish ways and insecurities and live with undeniable faith knowing that God loves us so much that He sent us His only Son to die for our sins The Elders of First Christian Church wish you a wonderful joyous Easter May you and your family be blessed with love and peace from our Heavenly Father and the happiness that comes from a new beginning a new life given to us by the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ HAPPY EASTER ELDERS ON CALL Preston Young 502 751 4342 Jane Connell Young 502 417 8799 Ruth Stratton 502 314 5509 ELDERS MEETING Sunday April 23 9 30 AM by Lynn Armstrong A Stephen Ministry Story Barnabas and Mark Encourage one another and build each other up just as in fact you are doing 1 Thessalonians 5 11 Barnabas boldly proclaimed God s Word throughout the Roman Empire at the same time that Paul did Though he appears in the New Testament a number of times we know much less about Barnabas than we do Paul But what we do know is that he was an encourager His name means the son of encouragement And while we might call Stephen the first Stephen Minister Acts 6 Barnabas could appropriately be considered the second He had all the characteristics of a Stephen Minister full of faith mercy patience encouragement and compassion Acts 15 36 41 recounts the planning of Paul s second missionary journey and the disagreement between Paul and Barnabas over whether to take Mark on the journey Paul was strongly against it but Barnabas assertively stood up for Mark He looked past Mark s flaws and had confidence that Mark was a man he could trust on such an important mission Paul and Barnabas resolved the incident by going on separate missionary journeys Paul and Silas to Syria and Cilicia and Barnabas and Mark to Cyprus Barnabas encouragement for and patience with Mark likely had a significant positive impact on Mark s self image and future as an apostle We later learn that Barnabas confidence in Mark was justified because Mark even earns his way back into Paul s favor 2 Timothy 4 11 Because Barnabas had faith that a young man could overcome an earlier mistake or misjudgment the young church was blessed with two missionary journeys instead of one Have you had a Barnabas in your life Did someone encourage and show faith in you when all others doubted How can you be a Barnabas to someone believing in him or her despite earlier misjudgments or mistakes Stephen Ministry is a ministry of encouragement A Stephen Minister like Barnabas maintains faith and confidence that someone can overcome adversity and reach their God given potential The payoff for such confidence can be astounding For more information about our Stephen Ministry visit the FCC web site at www fcclouisville org and from the Getting Involved tab click on Stephen Ministry There is also a link via the new FCC app Christ Caring for People Through People
Announcements We are praying for  Russ Matthews, Sandy Selby, Rick Vitale, Sharon Raymond, Troy Carter, Ken Griffith, Bria...
Announcements We are praying for Russ Matthews Sandy Selby Rick Vitale Sharon Raymond Troy Carter Ken Griffith Brian Duvall Dick Linda Richter Judson Cork and Ron Herp We express our sympathy to Melissa Swan and her family upon the death of her mother Mary Swan Mary passed away on March 5 Congratulations Daniel Hyberger the bass player in our worship band and Amanda Smith announce the birth of their daughter Iris born February 25 Wade Miriam Shelton announce the birth of their son Joshua Thomas born March 13 Proud siblings are Charlie and Evie WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Brenda Parke and her children Kayla and Brandon Whitis joined FCC on March 19 WEEKLY STUDY GROUPS join us NEW SUNDAY starting April 30 An adult Sunday school class held at FCC from 9 45 10 45AM Led by Jenny Ewing Details on this will be announced very soon SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP Held each week at 6 30 p m Youth Ministry is facilitated by Pastor Jerry McBroom phone 502 295 5808 Bring friends MONDAY The Monday Morning Ladies Small Group meets each week at 10 30 a m in the Community Room house by church A NEW study starts on April 10 on the book The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs All are welcome to join in Questions or comments Contact Patty Rankin at PRankin217 gmail com TUESDAY WARM HUGS Do you like to knit or crochet Have you always wanted to learn Then you are invited to join Marsha Jonas in this Wholeness Ministry knitting and crocheting items for Kentucky Refugee Ministries The group meets Tuesdays at 10 a m in the Admin Annex Community Room For more information contact Marsha via email marsha_jonas yahoo com or call 502 345 0475 WEDNESDAY Millennial Group 6 00 p m For location and details check our Facebook page and or contact Rev Caitlin Simpson 502 594 0699 All Millennials are invited NEW WEDNESDAY Study Group 7 8PM The next study is based on the book Believe by Randy Frazee who wrote The Story It is a 30 week study DVD You can view the book contents online We ll keep you posted on the date this study will begin and everyone is invited to join in JOIN THE WORSHIP BAND OR SOUND TEAM If you sing or play a musical instrument we d like to know Call Tommy Cook Minister of Music at 502 445 8835 INTERESTED IN STARTING A SMALL GROUP If you are considering starting one but not sure how contact Senior Minister Brian Gerard at 502 228 4189 Happenings Invitations THURSDAY April 6 Senior Adults Going Everywhere Sharing 55 and older SAGES group Our Senior Adults outing this month is at Mitchell s Fish Market located in the Paddock Shops at noon Please RSVP as soon as possible to Jill Darnell 502 893 0184 or to her email invite SUNDAY April 9 All Church Lent Service Outing front pg TUESDAY April 11 TINSELTOWN TUESDAY MOVIE NIGHT We will see Going In Style We ll see the movie that shows closest to 7 00 p m Meet us in the lobby 30 min prior to showtime The Tiptons facilitate phone 502 228 4997 FRIDAY April 21 Friends Night Out Join us at 6 30 p m at the Village Anchor 502 708 1850 11507 Park Avenue Louisville Ky 40223 If possible please let Preston know by Tuesday April 17 if you will join us Everyone is invited RSVP to Preston Young at 502 751 4342 or via email 4030epyoung gmail com YOUTH MISSION TRIP REGISTRATION IS OPEN Destination CHILLICOTHE OH with GROUP WORKCAMP Dates JUNE 25 JULY 1 Eligibility YOUTH GRADES 6 12 Fee 150 Deadline for Registration MAY 7 SPACE IS LIMITED Details in your Monday email or call 502 228 4189 ext 13 WHOLENESS MINISTRIES The Forgotten Louisville each week members deliver food and needed items to Forgotten Louisville for the homeless in our city Donation bin is by gym doors The Acts 2 Fund helps persons in our church family when faced with a financial crisis Direct any questions or requests to the Rev Brian Gerard Kentucky Refugee Ministry needs coats jackets backpacks school uniforms supplies and kitchen utensils for Louisville s arriving refugees Donation bin by gym doors The Men at St John s needs Backpacks Duffle Bags Socks and Coffee Your donations mean so much to the homeless men at St John s Donation bin by gym doors Water Step Shoe Drive your footwear donations are used for training and technology to heal a thirsty world Donation boxes by Youth Center lower level Books Prison Ministry Your book donations go to two local prisons Donation bin by gym doors Used Hearing Aid Batteries for Christian Care Communities A local jeweler sells the mercury the batteries contain and shares the profit with CCC each year Collection box in Narthex window Aneita Brooks delivers them to CCC 0 Thank you The Pie Sale on March 12 funded the Acts 2 Wholeness Ministry Fund just over 400 and will go toward helping persons in our church family who have fallen into a financial crisis THANK YOU Elders Compass by Lisa Martin A Monthly Message to the Congregation from one of our Church Elders RESURRECTION An Easter Reflection by Lisa Martin The Easter story tells us that within three days Jesus s followers went from heartbroken sadness to triumphant jubilation The cross symbolized The End making them feel hopeless and helpless but the resurrection brought about The Beginning bringing joy confidence and courage Can you imagine how they felt when they realized Jesus had risen from the dead Suddenly hope came alive now everything He had said was validated as the truth Like those early followers of our Lord we commemorate His death on the cross by being solemn and reverent But the resurrection calls for thunderous applause praise and song All the blessings that come our way through the Savior s cross are confirmed by the resurrection Now we know that our transgressions are forgiven and we are eternally secure Because Jesus overcame the grave we can look forward to the same kind of life He has eternal and indestructible As Christians we have the right to celebrate Easter with great rejoicing Because of this event our lives have been changed forever We have been transformed and given new life Just as Spring brings new blades of grass and buds on the trees our life is also fresh and new We should use this time to explore and stretch to look around and marvel at the wonderful world we live in As beautiful flowers of all shapes and colors pop up we too are made beautiful and colorful with the joy and splendor of renewed spirits and hearts filled with love and gladness Easter can be a new beginning for each of us as we cast off the tired dull worn out adornments of winter and don the bright and energetic hues of a new season in our lives We can be free of selfish ways and insecurities and live with undeniable faith knowing that God loves us so much that He sent us His only Son to die for our sins The Elders of First Christian Church wish you a wonderful joyous Easter May you and your family be blessed with love and peace from our Heavenly Father and the happiness that comes from a new beginning a new life given to us by the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ HAPPY EASTER ELDERS ON CALL Preston Young 502 751 4342 Jane Connell Young 502 417 8799 Ruth Stratton 502 314 5509 ELDERS MEETING Sunday April 23 9 30 AM by Lynn Armstrong A Stephen Ministry Story Barnabas and Mark Encourage one another and build each other up just as in fact you are doing 1 Thessalonians 5 11 Barnabas boldly proclaimed God s Word throughout the Roman Empire at the same time that Paul did Though he appears in the New Testament a number of times we know much less about Barnabas than we do Paul But what we do know is that he was an encourager His name means the son of encouragement And while we might call Stephen the first Stephen Minister Acts 6 Barnabas could appropriately be considered the second He had all the characteristics of a Stephen Minister full of faith mercy patience encouragement and compassion Acts 15 36 41 recounts the planning of Paul s second missionary journey and the disagreement between Paul and Barnabas over whether to take Mark on the journey Paul was strongly against it but Barnabas assertively stood up for Mark He looked past Mark s flaws and had confidence that Mark was a man he could trust on such an important mission Paul and Barnabas resolved the incident by going on separate missionary journeys Paul and Silas to Syria and Cilicia and Barnabas and Mark to Cyprus Barnabas encouragement for and patience with Mark likely had a significant positive impact on Mark s self image and future as an apostle We later learn that Barnabas confidence in Mark was justified because Mark even earns his way back into Paul s favor 2 Timothy 4 11 Because Barnabas had faith that a young man could overcome an earlier mistake or misjudgment the young church was blessed with two missionary journeys instead of one Have you had a Barnabas in your life Did someone encourage and show faith in you when all others doubted How can you be a Barnabas to someone believing in him or her despite earlier misjudgments or mistakes Stephen Ministry is a ministry of encouragement A Stephen Minister like Barnabas maintains faith and confidence that someone can overcome adversity and reach their God given potential The payoff for such confidence can be astounding For more information about our Stephen Ministry visit the FCC web site at www fcclouisville org and from the Getting Involved tab click on Stephen Ministry There is also a link via the new FCC app Christ Caring for People Through People
Announcements We are praying for  Russ Matthews, Sandy Selby, Rick Vitale, Sharon Raymond, Troy Carter, Ken Griffith, Bria...
We are Disciples of Christ a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord s Table as God has welcomed us Principles Of Identity We confess that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world requiring nothing more and nothing less as a basis of our life together We hold the centrality of scripture recognizing that each person has the freedom and the responsibility to study God s Word within the community of the church We gather for the Lord s Supper as often as possible experiencing at this table the gracious forgiving presence of Jesus Christ We hear a special calling to make visible the unity of all Christians proclaiming that in our diversity we belong to one another because we commonly belong to Christ We affirm the priesthood of all believers rejoicing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit which include the gift of leadership that God has given for the common good Staff Changes at First Christian Church Reverend Caitlin Simpson hired as Associate Minister for Children and their Families First Christian Church is pleased to announce that the Rev Caitlin Simpson has accepted the call to serve as permanent Associate Minister for Children and their Families Caitlin will formally begin her role by the end of May pending transition from her current position at the Center for Women and Families She will continue to serve in her current role until that time Please welcome Caitlin to our staff and keep her and our entire Children s Ministry team in your prayers as they work hard toward a bright and promising future Pastor Sandy Selby Resigns Pastor Sandy Selby has resigned effective April 23 She and her husband Paul are realizing their dreams by moving to Southern California Sandy currently serves as Associate Minister of Senior Adults and Guest Member Connections She has been a member of First Christian Church for more than 19 years During this time she served as Deacon Chair Elder Chair Congregational President Board Member Youth Leader Stephen Ministry Leader and much more We wish Sandy and her family the absolute best as they journey west to start a new chapter in the sun We sincerely appreciate all she has done for FCC and they will be greatly missed To Contact FCC Staff 502 228 4189 Senior Minister The Rev Brian S Gerard ext 14 cell 295 5657 Brian Gerard fcclouisville org Office Administrator Paula K Bernd ext 10 cell 649 0593 Paula Bernd fcclouisville org Associate Ministers Pastor Jerry L McBroom ext 13 cell 295 5808 JMcBroom fcclouisville org Pastor Sandra J Selby Sandy Selby fcclouisville org cell 930 2199 The Rev Caitlin Simpson cell 594 0699 Caitlin Simpson fcclouisville org Minister of Music Mr Tommy Cook ext 17 cell 445 8835 Tommy Cook fcclouisville org ______________________ First Kids Childcare Preschool 228 9455 or 228 9457 Director Debbie McCune Assistant Dir Michelle Smith Find us at www facebook com www fromourdoorstep com and on twitter FCCLouisville First Christian Church of Louisville Disciples of Christ 7700 US Highway 42 Louisville KY 40241 Return Service Requested Non Profit Organization US Postage Paid Prospect KY The Visitor April 2017 Monthly Newsletter Worship With Us This Lenten Season we continue through the current worship series The God Story To enhance the journey follow along with us via the book The God Story written by Jacob Armstrong All sermons can be listened to and viewed at www fcclouisville org Worship with us each Sunday at 8 30 9 30 or 11 00 a m At all services you will hear insightful sermons and be invited to partake of communion There are nursery and children s lessons available on the lower level for all services in addition to books Bibles and activity bags for children in the foyer At 8 30 a m you will sing from the Chalice Hymnal At 9 30 11 00 a m you will participate in contemporary worship music with the worship band At 11 00 a m children ages 3 5 through 5th grade are invited to the children s area lower level for fellowship before parents go to the sanctuary Afterward children separate by age for their activities Little Disciples for ages 2 4 Worship and Wonder for ages 3 5 1st grade and Disciple Kids for grades 2 5 Rev Caitlin Simpson is our Children s Minister Lent All Church Service Opportunity Sunday April 9 First Christian Church will go to Christian Care Communities on Sunday April 9 to spend time with the senior residents there for a fun arts crafts hour Adults and children alike will enjoy doing this hands on artwork project Our service project timeframe is from 1 30 2 45PM they have worship at 3PM FCC will provide a quick lunch in the gym immediately following the 11 00 a m worship service The church has reserved a bus seats 72 to be ready to go when we are If you will stay for lunch and or ride the bus please reserve your spot on FCC s app or via the link in your Monday email or call 228 4189 If you d prefer to just meet the group down there that is fine too All ages are invited and entire families are encouraged to attend We hope you will join us Holy Week Schedule April 9 PALM SUNDAY Children in the children s area will receive Palm branches to take home April 13 MAUNDY THURSDAY 6 30 p m worship service Maundy Thursday also known at Holy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples Adults and children alike will bring you this solemn worship service with scripture readings We will be lighting the Lenten Cross Everyone is invited April 15 EASTER VIGIL BAPTISM SERVICE 6 30 p m This is probably the most inspiring worship service of the year Those being baptized will have taken classes in preparation of their baptism We hope you will attend to celebrate with those who are entering the waters of baptism this year April 16 EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP 8 30 9 30 11 00 a m New this year Child Dedications will take place at all worship services To include your child call Paula at 502 228 4189 Childcare is provided for all services Permit No 30 First Christian Church invites everyone to the Commissioning Service and Farewell Reception for Pastor Sandy Selby to be held on Sunday April 23 at 4 00PM at First Christian Church The reception will include refreshments and be held in the Atrium lower level of the church Look for the box with Sandy s name on it in the narthex for you to drop your farewell cards and letters into This is Sandy s last day with First Christian she and her husband Paul along with her mother Mary Pickett mother in law Julie Selby and step son Erik Selby are all moving to California the following Wednesday We hope that you are able to join us
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome ...