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Men's Monday Night Bible StudyMen's Bible Study led by Buddy Jones: "Deuteronomy and Joshua," Mondays, 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. This Fall, we will be using the "Deuteronomy, LifeChange Bible Study" published by NavPress. You can order your copy from Christianbook.com or Amazon.com. Register here.

 

Men's GroupMen's Group "Knowing God and Making Him Known" with Seth Stevens, Wednesdays, 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.

 

Equipping ElectiveEquipping 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? Sign up in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday, August 19, or register here.

 

"How to Teach" Elective"How To Teach" Elective with Cole Huffman, Wednesdays, September 19 and 26, October 3 and 10, 6:30–7:45 p.m., C210.  This is a 4-week course for anyone teaching now or who would like to teach at First Evan. Senior Pastor, Cole Huffman, will lead an elective based on the book, Teaching to Change LivesSeven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive by Howard Hendricks (please purchase prior to first night). Register here.

 

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Upcoming Events

 
  • Advance Memphis Work Life Graduation Ceremony, Friday, August 17, 10:00 a.m., Advance Memphis

  • World Prayer Focus, Sunday, August 19, 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.

  • The Gathering (Impact), Sundays, August 19* (*Impact Room), September 2 and 30, October 14 and 28, November 11, and December 2, 6:15–8:00 p.m., The Ferwerda Abode (2329 Lynnfield St., Memphis TN 38119).  A Bible study dedicated to gathering together for a large group teaching, breakout groups, and fellowship time.

  • Light Nights (Common Ground), Sundays, August 19, September 2 and 30, October 14 and 28, November 11, and December 2, 6:30–8:15 p.m., The Berr Denn (4969 Flamingo Rd., Memphis, TN 38117).  A time for high school students to eat, worship, and pray together.

  • LLL Movie Day, Monday, August 20, 1:00 p.m., Chapel.  Join us for popcorn, drinks, and the showing of Courageous.

  • Impact and Common Ground Wednesday Nights, August 21–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.

  • Common Ground and Impact Parent Orientation, Sunday, August 26, 9:30 a.m., Common Ground Room (E202).  Parents are invited for a beginning of the semester orientation. If your students are in any way involved in these ministries you will not want to miss this time!

  • Caregivers (ministry to those caring for others), Monday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. Chapel.  Contact Jerry or Joan Johnston at 674-1525.

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

  • Girls' Getaway "Anchored in the Storms of Life," Friday–Sunday, September 28–30, Marriott Shoals and Spa, Florence, AL.  Let’s get away for the weekend to a beautiful, relaxing resort and have some sweet times of fellowship and spiritual refreshment as Kerry Scheer (back by popular demand) shares from God’s Word. Register by Friday, August 31 in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, or online here.

  • Precept Bible Study “Isaiah, Part 1: The Crown Jewel of OT Prophets,” Mondays, beginning September 17, 6:00 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Sara Butler at 491-0101. Register by Friday, August 31 to reserve your book. Cost: $33.

  • "A Roaring Good Time...And All That Jazz" Senior Luncheon, Saturday, September 8, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall.  Music from the 30s and 40s. RSVP by Tuesday, September 4 to Susanna Winter at 487-2819.

  • Missions Lunch: Robbins, Sunday, September 9, 12:00 p.m., Fellowship Lunch

  • 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.

  • Awana, Wednesdays, September 12–November 14 (No Meeting October 10), 6:00–7:30/7:45 p.m. (Age 3*–5th grade; Cost: $35 per child/year). Build a firm foundation of God’s Word in your children’s lives through our Awana program on Wednesday night. Children will participate in handbook time (Scripture memorization and recitation), council time (songs, Bible stories, etc.), and game time. (*By March 12. Must be potty-trained.) Register here.

  • CRASH! A First Evan Trash Can Band, Wednesdays, September 12–November 14 (No Meeting October 10), 6:00–7:30 p.m., A211 (3rd–5th grade; Cost: $40/child). Under the direction of Mrs. 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 aluminum/rubber trash cans and various "crashing" items. 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.

  • Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study: “Anchored: A Study of 1 Peter” written by Crickett Keeth; Tuesdays, September 11–November 13, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall; 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 this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall or online here.

  • Common Ground Run the River, Friday–Sunday, September 14–16, Mammoth Spring, AR. High school students, join us for our annual camping and canoeing trip on the beautiful Spring River. The cost is $80 and if you register after Sunday, September 2 the cost is $90. Register here.

  • LLL Movie Day, Monday, September 17, 1:00 p.m., Chapel.  Join us for popcorn, drinks, and the showing of The Music Man.

  • Mentoring Moms, Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m., Home of Suzanne Vrbas, 9167 Longwood Ln, Germantown, TN 38139.  All young moms and moms-to-be are invited to hear from guest speaker Carolyn Winn, and be encouraged as you seek to raise your children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. For more information, contact Sharon Mrok at 682-8452.

  • Church Picnic, Sunday, September 23, 12:00–2:00 p.m., East Lawn.  We will have inflatables, ice cream, BBQ from The Hogfather, corn on the cobb, and more! All are welcome to join us for food, fellowship, and fun!

  • Baptism, Sunday, October 21, 10:45 a.m., Sanctuary. Register here by Monday, October 8.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


Announcements/Needs/Opportunities

  • FEC Kids Volunteers Needed! Contact Cortney Cannon at 682-8452.

  • Child Evangelism Fellowship: Good News Clubs.  Take the gospel into public elementary schools across the area. Stop by our table in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday, August 19 to sign up, or email Janie Walker.

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

  • Youth Striving for Excellence: Arise2Read Program, Thursday nights, starting September 6, 5:45 p.m., E125 (Spurgeon Room) Contact Preston Davis at 649-4212 to get involved.

  • Vehicle needed: The Sneeds have an 18 year old teenager from Colombia living with them. He attended High School in Memphis, and will begin college this fall, but needs a reliable used car. If you have a suitable vehicle you’d be willing to donate or sell, please contact wayne@orphanos.org.

  • 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 Chris Godoy.

  • 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” CDsAvailable from the Audio Ministry. Request forms are located at the Information Desks. Cost $5.

  • 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.


Outside Events

  • Germantown International Festival, Saturday, August 18, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Agricenter.  Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of many different cultures of people who live in our city. This is a great opportunity to take an international friend and get to know their culture.  There will be activities for the whole family. Click here for details.

     
  • Perspectives, Tuesdays, August 21–December 4, 6:00–9:00 p.m., Baptist Memorial Hospital–Memphis (6019 Walnut Grove Rd.)  Learn ways to reach the diverse peoples and cultures of the world, and discover opportunities to participate in the Great Commission. Cost: $275 (Certificate) or $550 (Graduate or Undergraduate credit). Visit www.perspectives.org/901. Scholarships available. Contact missions@firstevan.org.

  • Life Line Screening, Friday, October 5, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at First Evan for discounted rates. Register for a Wellness Package (60–90 min.), which includes four vascular tests and an osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139*). *Register here, call 1-888-653-6441, or text the word “circle” to 797979  to receive a $10 discount off of any package priced above $129.

  • Operation Broken Silence: Eden's Run 5K, Saturday, October 20, 9:30 a.m., Shelby Farms. Our annual run supports the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This year you can register for FREE and raise $100 through an online fundraising page, which usually only takes about 5 minutes, or pay an entry fee and skip fundraising.