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Midweek DinnerMidweek Fellowship Meal, Wednesday, January 23, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Cost: $6/adult; $3/child (3-10 years old); family max: $30. Take-home meal: $7. Visitors are welcome. Menu: Spaghetti with Meatballs and Sauce or Fettuccine Alfredo, Roasted Squash and Zucchini, Garden Salad, and Garlic Breadstick OR New England Clam Chowder and Salad Bar. Pecan Pie for dessert.

 

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Men's Fish FryMen's Fish Fry, Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Guest Speaker: Ronnie Stevens, "The Unimaginable Gospel."  Join us for an evening of fish, food, and fellowship. For tickets, contact Shawn Wilkins at 831-5824, Jack Pepper at 833-0721, or you may email men@firstevan.org. Cost: $7/person or $50/table. You may also buy tickets at the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, January 27, February 3, and February 10.

 

Father Daughter DanceFather Daughter Dance, Thursday, January 24, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall; Cost: $10/person ($30 max).  Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for a night of western fun! Fathers and daughters of all ages are invited to a fun night of dinner, dancing, and dessert! Register online here.

 

A Colorful DayA Colorful Day "My Anchor Holds," Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; Cost: $10.  Come join us for a special day filled with learning, creativity, and encouragement, as you choose from different breakout sessions and enjoy brunch together. Kellie (Edmundson) Turnage will share her testimony during the brunch about how God was her anchor during a difficult time in her life. Register in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday or online now here.

 

Discover First EvanDiscover First Evan Class, Sunday, January 27 (Part 1) and Sunday, February 3 (Part 2), 9:30–10:30 a.m., E236.  Discover First Evan is a class for anyone interested in learning more about First Evan or desiring membership. Attendance to both parts 1 & 2 of the class is required for membership. If you are interested in attending the class, please register here no later than Wednesday, January 16. Questions can be directed to Jacki Stieferman at jstieferman@firstevan.org

 

Christian Teachers CoalitionChristian Teachers Coalition Prayer Meeting, Monday, January 28, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship offices (68 S. Prescott, Suite 301) Happy New Year, teachers! The Christian Teachers Coalition will meet to pray for the teachers of Memphis and surrounding areas. This meeting is designed for ALL Christian teachers to gather and unite under the Gospel. As we connect with one another (private and public, red, yellow, black, and white, all precious in His sight) we will effect change to our schools, our community, and our city. May God use us in 2019!

 

Mentoring MomsMentoring Moms, Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 p.m., JoLynn Hezlep's Home, 8996 Cairn Ridge Dr., Germantown.  All young moms and moms-to-be are invited to hear from Dotsy Liles as she speaks on “Using Children’s Literature to Introduce Quality Character Traits To Your Family.” 

 

ConnecTEFLConnecTEFLCourse – Next info meeting: Thursday, January 31, 6:00–7:00 p.m., Connect Language Center (5340 Quince Rd., Memphis, TN 38119).  Get certified to teach English as a foreign language. Call 901-295-8874 or visit www.connectefl.com.

 

Spring SoccerESCRA Spring Soccer — Register by Monday, February 18; Ages: 4–12; Cost: $65/player.  Season: March 29/30–May 17/18. Register here.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Free 12-Week Movement WorkshopJanuary 2March 27, Every Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30-8:30 a.m., Multi-Purpose Room. Designed with the busy individual in mind, learn basic movements that you can apply to every training session over the course of 12 weeks while only needing to attend one workshop every 2 weeks! Sign-up at the recreation desk and/or email bberry@firstevan.org with any questions.

  • Men's Bible Study led by Buddy Jones: "Deuteronomy and Joshua," February 4–April 29, 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.

  • Recreation Lunch and Learn, Thursday, 12:00-1:00, February 21, E111 (Room by the Gym), FREE; Speaker: Shawn Coopwood, LMT.  Shawn will be discussing how to perform massage techniques on yourself to help relieve pain and discomfort. Register here to reserve a lunch from Lisa's Lunchbox.

  • Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, March 23, 7:30–10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Cost: $5/person; $20/family. This fundraiser aims to make the program affordable for every boy by helping to cover program, equipment, and camping costs. Tickets are available from troop members Sundays and Wednesdays and the day of the event. For more information, please contact Richard Marsh at 482-4429.


Ongoing Events


Mondays

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“Joshua: Anchored in the Battles of Life”written by Crickett Keeth; January 8–March 5, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall; Cost: $7. Join us for a study on the book of Joshua. Just as Joshua and the Israelites fought battles in the promised land, we, too, will face battles in life. Our strength in the middles of the battles comes from being anchored in Christ. 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

  • Children's Choir directed by Rachael Boer, Wednesdays, January 9–April 24 (No Meeting March 13), 5:30–6:00 p.m. rehearsals; E143, (1st–5th grade).  Help your child develop their musical skills and worship God with others! This choir will sing in the Sunday service occasionally during the semester. Rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m., so that kids can eat dinner, come to chour, and then join Awana/CRASH! Register here.

  • Midweek Fellowship Meals, January 9–April 24 (No meeting March 13), 5:00–6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Join us Wednesday evenings for dinner in the Fellowship Hall followed by electives for all ages. Childcare is provided for 5 years old and under (subject to availability). Register for childcare here.

  • Awana (Age 3 1/2*–5th grade; Cost: $35 per child/year), Wednesdays, January 9–April 24 (No Meeting March 13), 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 March 13 & potty-trained. Register here.

  • CRASH! A First Evan Trash Can Band (3rd–5th grade; Cost: $40/child), Wednesdays, January 9–April 24 (No Meeting March 13), 6:00–7:30 p.m., A111  Learn, perform, and transform God's Word into energetic and engaging rhythms under the direction of Mrs. Doris Shifflette. Register here.

  • Impact and Common Ground Midweek, Wednesdays, January 9–May 1 (No Meeting March 13), 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.

  • Equipping ElectiveSeeking Shalom, Wednesdays, January 9–February 13, 6:15–7:30 p.m., A211.  This six week, video-based series aims to bring long-term, gospel relationships into our engagement with poverty. Register here.

  • Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study“Joshua: Anchored in the Battles of Life”written by Crickett Keeth; January 9–March 6, 6:15–8:00 p.m., Chapel; Cost: $7. Join us for a study on the book of Joshua. Just as Joshua and the Israelites fought battles in the promised land, we, too, will face battles in life. Our strength in the middles of the battles comes from being anchored in Christ. Register here.

  • Men's Group: Mere Christianity with Seth Stevens, Wednesdays, January 9–April 17 (No Meeting March 13), 6:15–7:30 p.m., A202.  We will be studying C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, which provides a powerful and timeless explanation of the central beliefs of Christianity. We will have a brief lesson, followed by small group discussion and prayer. Register 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.

  • 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.

  • Common Ground: Light Nights, Sundays, January 27, February 17, March 3 & 24, April 7 & 28, 6:30–8:15 p.m., The Berr Den (4969 Flamingo Road, Memphis, TN 38117). Light Nights is a time for Common Ground students to eat together, worship together, and pray together.

  • Impact: The GatheringSundays, January 27, February 17, March 3 & 24, April 7 & 28, 6:15–8:00 p.m., The Ferwerda Abode (2329 Lynnfield St., Memphis, TN 38119).  Life can get very busy and it's important to take moments of dedicated rest when we can. At the Gathering we spend time doing just that while putting our focus on where it should be, God. Fellowship, food, worship and prayer are what we need to rest and focus for the week ahead. You should come check it out!

  • Evening Service, 6:00 p.m., Chapel. Stacy Tyson is preaching a series entitled Jesus Changes Everything from January 6–February 17.


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.

  • Moms in Prayer: We all pray to be godly mothers and grandmothers.  Moms In Prayer gives you a weekly opportunity to do so.  Connect with other moms in your area to lift up and stand in the gap for your children, schools, administrators, and homeschools. Go to www.momsinprayer.org or text Jean Lassiter at (843) 697-8042.

  • 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 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

  • Original Strength Workshop/Certification, Saturday, March 23, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., First Evan Recreation Center.  Join us at the Original Strength Pressing RESET Workshop. The Original Strength Company will teach how to help restore and rebuild your Original Strength and improve the results you experience when working with clients if you are a coach/personal trainer. The OS Pressing RESET Workshop is the introduction to the OS system. Learn more about it on their website here