Times:9:30 a.m. Sunday School10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Times: 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services In-Person and Online
Thank you for your generous giving as we ended the 2020 calendar year. The Ministry Fund was fully funded with $800 over the giving budget. The Missions Fund finished strong as well with only a shortfall of $7,353. The numbers above are not reflective of the $223,000 that was given in December to support our ministry partners and ministries around the globe. We praise the Lord for His provision as we move into 2021!
Missionaries of the Week (January 10–16): Dottie Hoppe, Pan American Mission, Arkansas/Colombia.
Nominations are being accepted for the upcoming 2021–2022 year. Please give prayerful consideration to any nominations you would like to make. A biblical description of the kind of men we should identify is available here. All nominations must be turned into the church office by Wednesday, January 27. Click here to view, print, or download the nomination form. The submission of nominations is limited to First Evan members.
Sunday Worship, January 17, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Pastor Cole Huffman will continue the new series One Lord, One Faith, One Body: The Gospel According to Ephesians with the sermon “Generous Praying” from Ephesians 1:15–23.
Discover First Evan, Sunday, January 31, 4:00–6:00 p.m., E236. This is a class for anyone interested in learning more about First Evan or desiring membership. Questions can be directed to Jacki Stieferman. Register here.
First Evan offices and Recreation Center are closed Monday, January 18 for MLK Day.
Sunshine Grams — Roses are red, violets are blue, your Sunshine Senior wants to hear from you! FEC Kids is encouraging families to send their Sunshine Senior a Valentine's Day card and goodies! If you need their address, contact Emilee Ferwerda.
“A Gentle Answer” Equipping Elective, Wednesday nights, beginning January 6, 6:30–8:00 p.m., In-person or via Zoom. Proverbs 15:1 says “A gentle answer turns away wrath,” but, for many of us, that is much easier said than done! In this 8-week book study by Scott Sauls, we will spend three sessions on how Jesus is gentle with us, then spend five sessions on how Jesus’ gentleness transforms our engagement with others. Register here.
Heart to Heart Women's Bible Study: “Strengthened Through the Names of God” by Crickett Keeth – Beginning January 12/13; Cost: $10. Do you want to find peace in these uncertain times? Join us for a nine-week study of the names of God in the Old Testament. Register here, then pick up your book on the table in the Fellowship Foyer this Sunday between services or the next few weeks during office hour. Watch this video message from Crickett.
World Relief Immigration Webinars, Thursdays in January (7,14, 21, 28), 12:00 p.m. World Relief exists to help the church engage the refugee and immigrant community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are lots of challenging questions around immigration—but what does the Bible say? World Relief will be hosting a series of 60-minute webinars on this topic for four Thursdays. You can register here.
Life Choices “Bottles for Life” Campaign (this January). Each January the “Bottles for Life”campaign exists to support those experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Bottles can be picked up in your Sunday School class room or at the display table in the Fellowship Hall Foyer. You can drop off bottles throughout the month of January at the display table in the Fellowship Hall Foyer. Fill a virtual bottle by clicking here.
Advance Memphis Work Day, Monday, January 18, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 960 South Bellevue, Memphis. We will be working at the Advance Memphis warehouse to beautify their property. We will partner with Harvest Church to demolish an overgrown landscaping area so that we can plant bushes and plants later in the spring. Please bring gloves and any landscaping tools you have! Contact Andrew Beach if you have more questions.
Sunday Fellowship, 9:15–10:30 a.m.; Outside the Kitchen. We offer coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, juice, pre-packaged honey buns and muffins.
***From the Session: Important COVID Response Update (11/30/2020)***
Connect with us! On the back of the pews on Sundays you will find cards with scan-able QR codes. They will link you to www.firstevan.org/connect which will contain our digital bulletin, upcoming events, giving link, and more. If you cannot attend in person, follow along at this link.
AV Volunteers Needed for Sundays! No experience needed. We will train. Please contact Luke Hall at 901.682.8452.
Baptisms – During the coronavirus, baptisms will occur on a rolling basis. Only one person or family will be baptized per week so that water is not shared. Please contact Jan Spurlin at the church office if you would like to be baptized.
We've updated our app! Download the "First Evan" app (iOS or Android) or update your current app* and follow these instructions to enjoy:
1) Sign in with email or phone
2) Enter your one-time code
3) Select your name
4) Create a PIN number and re-enter to verify
5) Click on your profile picture for your personal information
*In some cases user is going to need to delete the old app and reinstall it by searching for "First Evan." Just updating it does not always work.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Fundraiser – Rather than setting out boxes this holiday season, FEC Kids and Memphis Ministries are partnering to raise funds for Operation Christmas Child. Our goal is to raise enough money to pack 500 boxes for Christmas 2021! At $25 a box (including the cost of shipping), that's a total goal of $12,500! For more details, click here. Click here to donate.
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