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More Than ConquerersSunday Worship, October 21, 10:45 a.m., Sanctuary: Pastor Cole Huffman will continue the series "Cruciformed: Why the Doctrine of Grace Matters” (Romans 6-8). The message entitled "More Than Conquerors," Romans 8:31-39God At Work: Jenny Fratesi will talk about Operation Christmas ChildEvening Service, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall: Join us for worship and preaching. Pastor Seth Stevens will continue a series entitled “The Zeal of Redeemed.” Message: The Zeal of Ungodliness, Part 2.

 

Missions LunchMissions Lunch, Sunday, 12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall.  Rachel Mudder will host a lunch and give a ministry report about how God is at work among the Tlapaneco people in Mexico. Everyone is welcome.

 

Discover First EvanDiscover First Evan Class,Wednesday, October 17 & 24 and Sunday, October 21 & 28, 9:30-10:30 am (during Sunday School hour), Room E236.  The deadline to register for the upcoming Discover First Evan class has been extended!  If you are interested in learning more about First Evan or desiring membership we encourage you to attend. Register here. Questions can be directed to Jacki Stieferman

 

MidweekMidweek activities Wednesday, October 24. Join us for dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00–6:00 p.m., followed by electives for all ages. Childcare is provided for 5 years old and under (subject to availability). Register here. See the Midweek brochure or click hereDinner Menu: Smoked Turkey Breast, Chicken and Dressing,  Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Salad, and Roll; or Soup (Chicken and Wild Rice) and Salad Bar; Chocolate Chess Pie for dessert.

 

Operation Christmas ChildSamaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas ChildPick up boxes starting Sunday, October 21; Drop off November 12–18.  Volunteers are needed to help during drop-off week, November 12–19. To volunteer, please contact Kim Bouck. For more information or to fill a shoebox online, click here.

 

First Evan BasketballJr. Grizzlies Basketball Season, December 8–February 16 Cost: $65 (Ages: 6–17). Register here by Wednesday, October 24.

 

Reimagine CharityReimagine Charity” Seminar – Hosted by First Evan, Thursday, October 25, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Chapel.  How are we to respond when someone asks for spare change? Over the last 40 years, the Lupton Center in Atlanta has refined best practices for engaging the material poor. This free seminar, open to the public, will be an overview and introduction to the ways we think about poverty. For details and to sign up, go here.

 

Reformation ServiceCommunity Reformation ServiceSunday, October 28, 6:00 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church.  A festival of music for congregation, choir, brass and organ. George Robertson, Pastor of Second Presbyterian church will be preaching.

 

Kids KarnivalKids KarnivalTuesday, October 30, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Gym.  All kids up to 5th grade are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is one bag of candy per child. No scary costumes please. Carnival games, inflatables, and candy! For more information, click here. With Halloween landing on a Wednesday this year, we will move all Wednesday night activities to Tuesday, October 30, so that we can engage our neighbors on Halloween night. The same programs on Tuesday, October 30, as any normal Wednesday night. Please mark this important change on your calendars.

 


Upcoming Events

  • Impact Six Flags Trip, Saturday, October 20, 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m., St. Louis, MO; Cost: $40. Students will enjoy a day full of activities for all—whether it’s roller coasters, a train ride, or hanging out with friends. Don’t miss out! Invite your friends! For more information or to sign-up please contact Jake Ferwerda. Register here.

  • Tippett Basketball Clinic, Saturday, October 20, 9:00–10:30 a.m., Gym, Cost: $10 (Ages: 6–17)  Learn basketball skills, drills, and sportsmanship from TSSAA Hall of FameCoach Terry Tippett. 

  • Lessons & Carols Choir Lunch and Preview, Ron Man’s “Swan Song!”, Sunday, October 21, 12:15 p.m. Chapel, followed by a preview of the music in the Sanctuary. Calling all singers! RSVP for lunch to Jan Spurlin.

  • Caregivers (Ministry to those caring for others), Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. Chapel. Jill Peterson from Crossroads Hospice will speak on: Hospice (what is involved, how to know when you need the care, and how to apply). Contact Jerry or Joan Johnston, 674–1525.

  • He Cares (Ministry to the homebound), Thursday, October 25, 9:30 a.m., Soltau Center.  Contact Rhonda Finfrock at 683-0757.

  • ACT II Widows FellowshipA Thanksgiving Feast, Monday, November 5, 10:00 a.m., Chapel.  RSVP to Cathy Graham, 901–685–1028.

  • Women’s Christmas Dinner, Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 p.m., Memphis Hilton. Ticket sales begin Sunday, November 11, 8:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Cost: $15.  We are delighted to bring back Kelly Minter, singer, songwriter, and speaker for a night of Christmas celebration.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting and Dessert Fellowship, Sunday, November 11, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary. We will have special performances by our Children’s CRASH! Trash Can Band and our Awana kids. The Congregational meeting will include the Session, Mission Board and financial reports; and the election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Congregation. VBS Revisited: Shipwrecked will be provided for children 3.5 through 5th grade during the business portion of the meeting. Nursery will be provided for children birth through age 3.5.

  • World Prayer Focus, Sunday, November 18, 5:30–7:00 p.m., Chapel.  Join us as we gather to pray for the nations and its leaders, our city, country, and the spread of the gospel around the world.

  • LLL Movie Day, Monday, November 19, 1:00 p.m., Chapel. Join us for popcorn, drinks, and the showing of The Man Who Would Be King.

  • Child Dedication, Sunday, November 25, 10:45 a.m., Sanctuary. If you wish to dedicate your child, please register here no later than Sunday, November 11.

  • ACT II Widows Fellowship, Wednesday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. Christmas Lunch and Program, Memphis Country Club. RSVP to Cathy Graham, 901–685–1028.

  • LLL Movie Day, Monday, December 17, 1:00 p.m., Chapel. Join us for popcorn, drinks, and the showing of Miracle on 34th Street.

  • Save the Date: A Colorful Day, Saturday, February 9, 2019
    Special Guest Speaker: Kellie Edmundson Turnage.


Ongoing Events


Mondays

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

  • Pickleball, 7:30–9:30 a.m., Gym.  All are welcome, so come have some laughs and work up a sweat.

  • Women's Prayer for Revival, first and third Monday each month, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Room (D106). For more information, contact JoLynn Hezlep.

  • Men's Bible Study led by Buddy Jones: "Deuteronomy and Joshua," September 10–December 3, 2018 and February 4–April 29, 2019; 6:30–8:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall.  The Old Testament books of Deuteronomy and Joshua recount how God completed His great work of redemption for the nation of Israel. In Deuteronomy, God gives the nation a final message about being His covenant people. In Joshua, God brings His people into the Promised Land and gives them rest from their enemies. Register here.

Tuesdays
  • Pickleball, 7:30–9:30 a.m., Gym.  All are welcome, so come have some laughs and work up a sweat.

  • Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study: “Anchored: A Study of 1 Peter” written by Crickett Keeth; September 11–November 13, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall.  Join us for an eight-week study of 1 Peter as we look at how we can be anchored in Christ regardless of what is going on in life. Register here.

  • Women's Ministry Prayer Hour, 10:00 a.m., Church Library (below Sanctuary).  Pray for the needs of the church and for our missionaries. For more information, contact Mary Ann Frazier at 761-1331.

  • 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. 

  • Pilates, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room (E125/126).  Helping improve core strengthening and function taught by certified Pilates instructor Susan Gray. Bring your own mat. $10/class.

  • Lunchtime Basketball, 12:00–1:30 p.m., Gym

  • Contender Ministries, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room (E125/126)

  • Boy Scout Troop 276, 6:45–8:15 p.m., Impact and Common Ground Rooms (E226 and E202)
    We are a Christ-centered Boy Scout Troop helping boys grow into authentic Godly men. For more information contact Richard Marsh at 482-4429.

  • Cub Scouts (Every other Tuesday), 6:45–8:15p.m., Lunch Room (E234)
    We are a Christ-centered Cub Scout Troop helping boys grow into authentic Godly men. For more information contact Richard Marsh at 482-4429.

Wednesdays
  • Pickleball, 7:30–9:30 a.m., Gym.  All are welcome, so come have some laughs and work up a sweat.

  • Lunchtime Basketball, 12:00–1:30 p.m., Gym

  • Midweek, September 12–November 14 (No meeting October 10) Join us Wednesday evenings for dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00–6:00 p.m., followed by electives for all ages. Childcare is provided for 5 years old and under (subject to availability). Register here. See the Midweek brochure or click here. 

  • Worship Choir: Wednesday Night Rehearsal: 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.

  • Impact and Common Ground Midweek, August 22–December 5 (No Meeting October 10 or November 21), 6:15–7:45 p.m., E226 and E202.  An opportunity is provided 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.

  • Awana (Age 3 1/2*–5th grade; Cost: $35 per child/year), September 12–November 14 (No Meeting October 10), 6:00–7:30 p.m.  Build a firm foundation of God’s Word in your children’s lives through our Awana program. *Must be 3 by April 1 & potty-trained. Register here.

  • CRASH! A First Evan Trash Can Band (3rd–5th grade; Cost: $40/child), September 12–November 14 (No Meeting October 10), 6:00–7:30 p.m.  Learn, perform, and transform God's Word into energetic and engaging rhythms under the direction of Mrs. Doris Shifflette. Register here.

  • Men's Group "Knowing God and Making Him Known" with Seth Stevens, September 12–November 14 (No Meeting October 10), 6:15–8:00 p.m., A202.  This year our study will focus on the practical pursuit of knowing God and making Him known. Our format as we pursue this goal will be to have a lesson, followed by table group discussion and prayer. Register here.

  • Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study: “Anchored: A Study of 1 Peter” written by Crickett Keeth; Wednesdays, September 12–November 14 (No Meeting October 10), 6:15–8:00 p.m., Chapel.  Join us for an eight-week study of 1 Peter as we look at how we can be anchored in Christ regardless of what is going on in life. Register here.

  • Financial Peace University, Wednesdays, September 12–November 14 (No Meeting October 10), 6:15–7:30 p.m., A221. A 9-week video curriculum, taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey. Financial Peace University is highly entertaining for everyone, with a unique combination of humor, informative financial advice, and Biblical messages. Register here.

  • Equipping Elective: "Second Nature: How to Live on Mission in the Current of Culture," Wednesdays, September 12–October 24 (No Meeting October 10), 6:15–7:30 p.m., A211. We’re excited to explore three questions together in this six-week series led by Andrew Beach and Jim Pendleton. First, what is God’s mission? Second, what obstacles are in my way? Third, how I can intentionally steer the most common conversations toward the gospel? Register here.

  • Prayer Meeting, 6:15–7:30 p.m., D114. A prayer guide is provided each week to assist in praying for our church, ministries, sick, bereaved, country, missionaries, and military. For more information, contact Chuck Downs.

Thursdays
  • Pickleball, 7:30–9:30 a.m., Gym.  All are welcome, so come have some laughs and work up a sweat.

  • Pilates, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room (E125/126).  Helping improve core strengthening and function taught by certified Pilates instructor Susan Gray. Bring your own mat. $10/class.

  • Contender Ministries, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room (E125/126)

FRIdays

Sundays
  • Worship Service Intercessors, Prayer Room (D106).  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 the Sunday morning worship service. 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.


Needs/Opportunities

  • Greeters Team — Do you enjoy making people feel welcome on Sunday mornings? We’re looking for volunteers who would be willing to serve on holiday Sundays and special event Sundays when we don’t have a Sunday School class overseeing Hospitality at the entrances. If you would be interested in helping with this, contact Crickett Keeth at 682-8452.

  • Volunteers Needed: His Touch Ministry.  Do you have a heart for the needy, the elderly, or the lonely? His Touch is a visitation ministry to the homebound. Currently we are in need of volunteers to share the love of Christ with those who are unable to join in our regular church fellowship due to age or illness. To join this team of visitors or to receive more information, call or text Linda Lambert at 901-832-9314.

  • Childcare workers needed: paid positions are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and for special events. Contact Cortney Cannon at 682-8452.

  • Audio/Visual Assistance Needed. Do you enjoy pushing buttons, problem solving, and being behind the scenes? Then come be a part of our Audio/Video Ministry! We are looking for volunteers for our Sunday morning service and whether you know it all or are willing to learn we would love to have you. If you're interested, contact our AV Director Christopher Godoy and he will help you get connected.

  • FEC Kids Volunteers Needed on Sundays (Nursery–5th Grade) Contact Cortney Cannon at 682-8452.

  • 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.

  • Guardians Needed, Sundays and Wednesdays.  Men are needed to help keep our church members and property safe during church services and activities. Contact us at 682-8452.

  • The Romans Road  Palm Sunday CDs are available for purchase. Cost: $5. You can find video recordings on our website here and on YouTube.

  • Amazon Smile. Did you know that if you shop online at Amazon, a percentage of your purchases will go to support the ministry of First Evangelical Church? You can click here or simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and search for First Evangelical Church as the organization you would like to support.


Memphis Ministries Opportunities

  • Youth Striving for Excellence: Arise2Read Program, Thursday nights, 5:30–6:45 p.m., E125 (Spurgeon Room) Tutoring for students in an informal, creative environment. Open to volunteers ages 12–92. Contact Andrew Beach for more details at 682-8452.

  • Streets MinistriesMentors and literacy volunteers needed: For one hour each week at their Berclair and Downtown locations. Contact Andrew Beach at 682-8452.


Outside Events