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VBS RoarVBS "Roar!" Monday–Friday, June 10–14, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., First Evan (Ages: 3½-year-olds through rising 5th grade).  Don't miss this summer’s mane event! At Roar!, kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Register here or volunteer here by Wednesday, May 22!


Summer RefreshmentsSummer RefreshmentsWe will once again be offering church-wide Summer Refreshments. A variety of groups will meet at different times and places throughout the summer. Get a brochure at the Information Desks or online. Sign up here!


Spaghetti Lunch & Cake AuctionSpaghetti Lunch & Cake Auction, Sunday, May 19, 12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from a student or at the lunch. All proceeds go toward Mission Memphis. Please come support our middle and high school students.


Congregational MeetingCongregational Meeting & Dessert Fellowship, Sunday, May 19, 6:00 p.m. Special performance by the Children’s Choir. On the agenda for the meeting will be the election of Elders, Deacons, and Church Mission Board members who will begin serving in July. In addition, we will be voting on the 2019–2020 church budget. Nominee profiles are available at each door to the Sanctuary and may also be viewed here.


Upcoming Events

  • LLL Movie Day,  Monday, May 20, 1:00 p.m., Chapel.  Showing Chariots of Fire.

  • Memphis Redbirds Game (Supporting Advance Memphis), Saturday, June 1, 6:35 p.m., AutoZone Park.  Join other First Evan attenders and Advance Memphis supporters for a fun night at the ballpark! The Memphis Redbirds are partnering with Advance Memphis for the game with a fireworks show immediately following. Each ticket purchased for this game through www.firstevan.org/redbirds will result in a $4 donation to Advance Memphis! Please join us as we support our hometown team and one of our Memphis Ministry Partners. Tickets are purchased on your own, but try to purchase a ticket in section 113 so we can try to congregate together. We hope to see you there!

Ongoing Events


  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Impact and Common Ground Midweek, January 9–May 1, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)


  • 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.


  • Host Homes and Loaner Cars Needed— The Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) needs help providing housing and transportation for over 100 new teachers who will attend their annual IMPACT training June 21–30. If you live within 30 minutes of the Southaven area and have a spare bedroom (or two) or a car you can loan, contact Kim Ponder at kimponder@nics.org or 662-892-4332.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • World Relief Memphis Volunteer Orientation, Tuesday, May 14, 6:30–8:30 p.m., 5340 Quince Road, Memphis 38119. World Relief exists to empower the church to engage the vulnerable. Learn how World Relief Memphis shares the gospel of Jesus Christ with refugees resettling to the United States. This is a required orientation in order to volunteer regularly with their ministry. Contact Andrew Beach.

  • Load the Truck for Camp Good News at Child Evangelism Fellowship, Saturday, June 15, 9:00–10:30 a.m., 2901 Lee Place, Memphis 38104. We will help load the Camp Good News truck with all of their camp supplies. We could use a few folks with muscles, but don't let that stop you from coming...we will pray over the staff and for the three weeks of camp as they engage students from all over Shelby County.

  • Streets Ministries: Mentors 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, 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.

Outside Events