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Holiness and “Sentness”Sunday Worship, August 20
Morning Services: Pastor Cole Huffman will continue the series entitled Praying the Gospel. The title of the message this week is "Holiness and 'Sentness'" from John 17:17-21.

 

ConnectKids WorshipConnectKids WorshipSundays
K–3rd grade kids will worship with their parents during the Contemporary Service and then be dismissed to the Chapel for a children’s sermon.

 

World Prayer FocusWorld Prayer Focus, This Sunday, August 20, 5:30–7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Pray for our city, country, and the spread of the gospel around the world.

 

LLL Movie DayLLL Movie Day, Monday, August 21, 1:00 p.m., Chapel  Join us for popcorn, drinks, and a showing of the movie Dreamer.

 

Coming Up Soon!

BSABoys Scouts Informational Meeting
Tuesday, August 296:30–7:30 p.m., Crossroads Room (E202); Cub Scouts (grades 2-5) and Boys Scouts (grades 6 and up) 
We are a father-led ministry of First Evan and strongly encourage dads to be involved, serving and helping lead.  For more information contact Richard Marsh at 482-4429.

 

Couples WorkshopThe 8 Graces of Marriage Couples Workshop, Friday, September 8, 6:45–9:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 9, 8:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (lunch provided), Crossroads Room (A202)  Join us for a unique, informal training on how grace can revolutionize your marriage. Led by First Evan missionaries David and Vicki Frazier, costs $30 per couple (engaged or married). Please click here to register.

 

MidweekMidweek, Wednesday Nights, September 13–November 15  There’s something for everyone on Wednesday nights this fall. It starts with dinner from 5:00–6:00 p.m., where you can choose from a hot meal or a lighter soup and salad. The cost is only $6 per person, $3 per child (up to 10), with a family maximum of $30. $7 for take-home meals. Drop off the kids (6 weeks through 5th grade) at 6:00 p.m. and you’ll have no problem making it to any of the other offerings by 6:15 p.m.


Upcoming Events

  • Student Ministries' Wednesday Nights, Now–December 6  (No Meeting Oct 11 or Nov 22), 6:15–7:45 p.m.Impact (Middle School), Room E226 and Crossroads (High School), Room E202  Provides an opportunity for students to grow in their relationships with Jesus, their friends, and their adult small group leaders. Each week we meet for games, worship, teaching, and small group time. Small groups are divided by grade and gender to discuss the message from the evening, build friendships, and pray together. Afterwards, we eat great snacks and hang out. For more information, email students@firstevan.org.

  • Moms in Prayer Brunch, Friday, August 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall  If you have a desire to pray for your children and their schools, please join us as we learn how to replace anxiety with joy and hope by praying scripturally and specifically. RSVP to Melissa McCollum by August 18. Childcare is available but limited. Mention this in your reply to receive information in how to reserve child care.

  • The Legacy of the Reformation—500 Years and Beyond, Independent Presbyterian Church

  • Parent Orientation, Sunday, August 27, 10:00–11:00 a.m., Crossroads Room (E202)
    Parents of children PreK–12th grade are encouraged to attend. Parents will meet the ministry leaders and get info for the upcoming school year.

  • Senior Saturday Luncheon, Saturday, September 9, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
    Featuring live animals as well as tips on how to attract butterflies and songbirds to your backyard from the well-known naturalist Mavis Negroni of the Lichterman Nature Center. RSVP by Tuesday, September 5 to Susanna Winter at 487-2819.

  • ACT II Widows Fellowship, Pop-up Party Luncheon, Monday, September 11, 11:30 a.m., The Grove Grill (4550 Poplar Ave.) Ladies, join us for lunch at The Grove Grill in Laurelwood. Reservations are preferred. Contact Cathy Graham at 685-1028.

  • Precept Bible Study, Mondays, September 11–November 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    We will be studying Romans Part 3 on the attributes of God, sovereignty of God, predestination, foreknowledge and election. It is not necessary to have completed Parts 1-2. To register, contact Sara Butler at 491-0101 by Thursday, August 31.

  • ACT II Widows Fellowship, Pop-up Party Luncheon, Monday, September 11, 11:30 a.m., The Grove Grill (4550 Poplar Ave.) Ladies, join us for lunch at The Grove Grill in Laurelwood. Reservations are preferred. Contact Cathy Graham at 685-1028.

  • Monday Night Bible Study "The Gospel According to Luke" with Buddy Jones
    Mondays, September 11–November 27 and February 5–April 30, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall  
    Join us on Monday nights as we put ourselves in the place of Theophilus and study volume one, the Gospel of Luke, and grow in our certainty regarding Jesus. Details and registration here.

  • Heart to Heart Bible Study, September 12/13–November 14/15
    "Looking Upward: A Study of Hebrews 11:1-22" written by Crickett Keeth; Cost: $7

    Join us as we study these men and women who walked by faith. Register in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 20, 27, or September 10 or online here.

  • "Why Things Catch On" Equipping Elective with Andrew Beach and Jim Pendleton
    Wednesdays, September 13–November 8  (No Meeting October 11), 6:15–7:30 p.m., Room A211 
    During this 8-week elective, we will first analyze the mission of God, so that we can align ourselves more faithfully to it. Second, we will analyze the most recent research on why things catch on and “go viral,” so that we are “as wise as serpents and harmless as doves” as we share the gospel in our contemporary culture. We hope by the end of this course you will have a greater desire to be on mission for God and be better equipped and confident to engage your neighbors with the gospel. For registration and more information, click here.

  • Men’s Ministry Spiritual Growth Groups with Seth Stevens (No Meeting October 11), 6:15–7:30 p.m., Room A211 Spiritual Growth Groups are communities of men intentionally training their spiritual disciplines so they might look more like Christ in their everyday lives (Ephesians 4:12-13) and be better equipped for ministry. This process involves dependence upon God’s guidance through His Word and Spirit, as well as commitment, prayer, and honesty within the church body. Register here. If interested in  facilitating a group, contact Seth Stevens.

  • Awana, Wednesday nights beginning September 13 (No Meeting October 11), 6:00–7:30 p.m.
    Cost: $35 per child (additional fees for shirts, vests, CD’s, & extra books)
    Age 3 (by September 13) through 5th grade. Register here.

  • CRASH!, Wednesday nights beginning September 13, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Cost: $40 per child
    Announcing CRASH! a First Evan Trash Can Band for 3rd–5th graders. Under the direction of Doris Shifflette, this unique percussion ensemble will learn, perform, and transform God's Word into energetic and engaging rhythms. Children will actively participate in playing on silver/rubber trash cans and various "crashing" genre. The repertoire will model the Orff Schulwerk method of utilizing creative rondos to form organized rhythmical compositions. The curriculum will focus strictly on God's Word. Register here.

  • Financial Peace University, Wednesdays, September 13–November 15, 2017, 6:15 p.m., A221 (will not meet October 11) More than 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Thirty-three percent of Christian marriages end in divorce, and money problems are the number one cause. More than 1.5 million families have attended Financial Peace University (FPU) with amazing results. On average, these families paid off $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 in just the first 90 days! FPU consists of a 9-week video curriculum, taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, that incorporates small-group discussions to encourage accountability and discipleship. FPU is highly entertaining for everyone, with a unique combination of humor, informative financial advice and biblical messages. Register here.

  • Fall Fellowship Sunday & All-Church Picnic, Sunday, September 17
    9:00 a.m. Sunday School | 10:45 a.m. Combined Worship Service with Baptism, Sanctuary | 12:00 p.m. All-Church Picnic | 6:00 p.m. Evening Service, Fellowship Hall

  • Girls’ Getaway—Register TODAY here. Only a few rooms available!
    September 29–October 1, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence, AL; Speaker: Carol Kent, author of When I Lay My Isaac Down; Theme: "Unquenchable." Join us for a weekend of relaxation, fellowship, and refreshment.

  • Senior Saturday Luncheon, Saturday, November 4, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
    “ThanksFORgivng,” We are a grateful people, and we are blessed to have each other. RSVP by Tuesday, October 31 to Susanna Winter at 487-2819.


Ongoing Events


Mondays

  • Walking for the Ages Walking Class, 7:15 a.m., Meet in Gym Lobby (ON HOLD)
    Join us for a high-intensity walking class for seasoned athletes, novice exercisers, young, and old, that incorporates dynamic movements as you walk.

  • Men's Prayer Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., Gathering Place (does not meet when the church is closed)

  • Mighty Mommas Circuit Class*, 9:45–10:45 a.m., Multi-purpose Room (ON HOLD)
    Get fit in this beginner-friendly circuit class, focusing on cardio, strength, total body fitness, and fat loss. Young mothers striving to rediscover their strength and confidence will find a community of friends having fun while focusing on their overall fitness. No heavy lifting. Register here. *Must have 3 people to form a class.

  • Pickleball, 7:30 a.m., Gym
    All are welcome, so come have some laughs and work up a sweat.

  • Zumba, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Multi-purpose Room
    An aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and music. You don't even know you're exercising! $5/class.

  • Men's Bible Study, Resumes in September, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Tuesdays
  • Play 735, 10:00 a.m.–noon, Gym
    Open gym available to kids through 5th grade for play and fellowship time. Balls and other equipment will be provided. Parents or caregivers must remain with children at all times. No child care provided.

  • Boy Scout Troop 276, 6:45–8:15 p.m., Impact and Crossroads Rooms
    We are a Christ-centered Boy Scout Troop helping boys grow into authentic Godly men. For more information contact Richard Marsh at 482-4429.

Wednesdays
  • Walking for the Ages Walking Class, 7:15 a.m., Meet in Gym Lobby (ON HOLD)
    Join us for a high-intensity walking class for seasoned athletes, novice exercisers, young, and old, that incorporates dynamic movements as you walk.

  • Pickleball, 7:30 a.m., Gym
    All are welcome, so come have some laughs and work up a sweat.

  • Worship Choir, Dinners: 5:00–6:15 p.m., Chapel; Rehearsals: 6:15–8:00 p.m., Sanctuary
    If you like to sing, please help the Worship Choir lead the Classic Service. Let us know if you'll be joining us. For more information, call the Worship Office at 682-8452 or email April Fichthorn.

Thursdays
  • Pickleball, 7:30 a.m., Gym
    All are welcome, so come have some laughs and work up a sweat.

FRIDAYS
  • Walking for the Ages Walking Class, 7:15 a.m., Meet in Gym Lobby (ON HOLD)
    Join us for a high-intensity walking class for seasoned athletes, novice exercisers, young, and old, that incorporates dynamic movements as you walk.

Sundays
  • Worship Service Intercessors
    Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer…” Each Sunday there is someone in the Prayer Room praying for our pastors, worship leaders, and congregation during both Sunday morning worship services. Will you consider committing to pray as our church gathers? You only need to commit once or twice a year. Please contact Kate Patrick at 685-0171.


Announcements/Needs

  • Audio/Visual Assistance Needed
    If you like working with gadgets and other technical things, our A/V ministry might be able to use your skills and interests. For more information on volunteering in this area contact Nick Toebbe.

  • Guardians Needed, Sundays and Wednesdays
    Men are needed to help keep our church members and property safe during church services and activities. Contact Charlie Mazzone at 494-0431.

  • Mother's Day Out Teachers Needed, Mondays and Thursdays
    Contact MDO at mdo@firstevan.org or call Susan Guffin at 685-7561.

  • Kroger Community Rewards
    Kroger allows you to link your card to one charity. You can have extended family members and friends register as well. To register, simply activate your card at Kroger.com, click log-in, click on the “community” tab. Register your card to “First Evangelical Church” organizational number “23883.” It only takes five minutes to register.

  • Lessons and Carols 2016 “Gift of Gifts” and Palm Sunday 2017 “Awesome Wonder, the Majesty and Glory” CDs
    Available from the Audio Ministry. Request forms are located at the Information Desks. Cost $5.

  • The Classic Worship Service is now available in its’ entirety on CD. Cost $4. You may fill out an audio form at the Information Desk in the Foyer.