(901) 682-8452 Times: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School | 10:45 a.m. Worship Service

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Childcare Workers NeededURGENT NEED!!

Childcare Workers, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 11–November 20. Programs are starting up this fall and we are in need of women willing to serve our young families. Workers are needed on Tuesday mornings from 9:00–11:30 a.m. and Wednesday nights from 6:00–8:00 p.m. You will be compensated for your time. If interested, contact Emilee Ferwerda or call 682-8452.

Preschool "Helping Hands," Sunday mornings. Our biggest need requires NO preparation; we simply need “helping hands” to help our 3–5-year-old preschoolers stay engaged in the lesson and run the activity centers that our leaders have planned. Ideally, helpers would serve every other week, in order to build relationships with the children, but we would also welcome helpers to serve once a month. We'd love for you to join our team! Please email children@firstevan.org or call us at 682-8452.

Nursery, Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. We need people to rock babies during the Worship Service. We'd love for you to join our team! Please email children@firstevan.org or call us at 682-8452.

Mother’s Day Out Ministry—Teachers and Subs For Hire; Mondays and Thursdays; Age groups: Infants (8 week-olds)–PreK (4/5 year-olds).  All potential employees must have references, complete background checks and child safety training. Experience working with children preferred. Email mdo@firstevan.org for application and to schedule interview or call 328-1919.

 

MidweejMidweek, Wednesday, September 18. There is something for everyone on Wednesday nights this fall. It starts with dinner at 5:00 p.m., where you can choose from a hot meal or a lighter soup and salad, followed by activities for all ages. Details and registration here.

Menu: John Dawson's Famous Bacon-Ranch Cheeseburger/Hamburger, French Fries, Baked Beans, and Garden Salad OR Chicken Gumbo and Salad Bar. Dessert: Apple Dumpling with Cinnamon Sauce.

 

GriefShareGriefShare Seminars: “Loss of a Spouse” and “Surviving the Holidays,” Thursday, September 19 and Thursday, October 24, 6:30–8:30 p.m., D113/115 and D116; Cost: $10 | Facilitator: Lorinda Hill. We welcome you to attend these new, special seminars from GriefShare. These two-hour sessions will help put you back on the path to joy and healing from your grief, no matter how long ago your loss. Workbook and video utilized. Men and women welcome! Register here.

 

Mentoring MomsMentoring Moms, September 24, 7:00 p.m.; At the home of Sarah Scott, 4809 Normandy Lane, Memphis.  All young moms and moms-to-be are invited to hear from special guest speaker, Katherine Blackney. Katherine is a licensed professional counselor and psychologist who will be sharing on “How to Teach Healthy Sexuality to Your Kids.”

 

Eternal JoyEternal Joy | Saturating Life & Ministry in the Glory of Jesus, Friday, November 8, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Pastor and author John Piper will speak for a special event hosted by Bethlehem Seminary, which has a campus in Memphis. The event is free, but tickets are required and are expected to go quickly. Click here for more information.

 

 


Upcoming Events

  • Church Picnic, Sunday, September 29 – Rain or Shine! 12:00–2:00 p.m., East Lawn.  Dress casually and join us for food, fellowship, and fun! We’ll have corn on the cob, The Hogfather BBQ, ice cream, inflatables, and more!

  • Blood Drive, Wednesday, October 2, 4:30–7:30 p.m.; Meet in Fellowship Foyer.  Our community blood supply remains critical. Walk-ins welcome. For details contact Sam Hezlep at 486-6237.

  • Girls' Getaway "Drawing Near", Friday-Sunday, October 4–6, Marriott Shoals and Spa Hotel, Florence, AL.

  • Tippett Basketball Clinic, Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Gym; Ages: 1st–8th grade | Cost: $10. Register by Sunday, September 29 to guarantee a t-shirt (Drop-ins welcome).  Learn basketball skills, drills, and sportsmanship from TSSAA Hall of Fame Coach Terry Tippett. Coach Tippett has 48 years of experience, 902 wins, and is the only coach in Tennessee history to win titles with three different teams. Register here.

  • Impact Fall Fest, Saturday, October 19, 9:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m., The Grove (849 Rocky Point Rd., Cordova, TN 38018).  Middle Schoolers will have a packed day of activities ranging from a tree top adventure high ropes course to cosmic dodgeball. This is a great opportunity for our students to invite their friends. Drop off and pick up will be at The Grove. Lunch included. Register here.

  • Discover First Evan, Sunday, October 20 (Part 1) and Sunday, October 27 (Part 2), 9:30–10:30 a.m., E236.  A class for anyone interested in learning more about First Evan or desiring membership. Attending both parts is required for membership. Please register here by Sunday, October 6. Questions can be directed to Jacki Stieferman.

  • Men’s Fish Fry, Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall; Cost: $7/person or $50/table.  Join us for an evening of fish, food, and fellowship with guest speaker AC Curtis, Director of Express Missions International. For tickets, contact Shawn Wilkins at 831-5824, Jack Pepper at 833-0721 or email men@firstevan.org.

  • Jr. Grizzlies Basketball (Ages: 6–17), Saturdays, December 7–February 15 (9 games) | $65/player | Register by Friday, November 1 here.


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.

  • "The Book of Hebews" Men's Bible Study, September 9–December 2, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Leader: Buddy Jones. The book of Hebrews called the believers in Rome to remain faithful to Christ by exalting Him above all other religious persons and activities. Their lives as Christians were hard, and they needed encouragement to "run the race with endurance by fixing their eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith." 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: "On Bended Knee: Praying Like Prophets, Warriors and Kings" written by Crickett Keeth, Tuesdays, September 10–November 12 (No meeting October 15), 9:30–11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall.  If you are dissatisfied in your prayer life, wanting to be more consistent in prayer, or looking to deepen your intimacy with God, then this study was written for you. It examines the prayers of eight biblical characters and teaches you how to pray like the prayer warriors who went before you. 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. 

  • 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 (Ages 11+), 6:45–8:15 p.m., Impact and Common Ground Rooms (E226 and E202).  We are a Christ-centered, father-led Boy Scout Troop helping boys grow into authentic Godly men. We strongly encourage dads to be involved, serving and helping lead. 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 (1st–5th grade), now–November 20 (No meeting October 16), 5:45–6:30 p.m., E143 | Director: Rachael Boer.  Help your child develop their musical skills and worship God with others! This choir will sing in the Worship Service occasionally. Kids can eat dinner, come to choir, and then join Awana. Register here.

  • Student Band and Ensemble, August 14–December 4 (No Meeting October 16), 5:45–6:30 p.m., A220/221| Ages: 6th–12th grade | Vocal Director: Katelynn Bernardini | Band Director: Caleb Park.  Open to all students who wish to grow their musical talent for worship leadership. Register here.

  • Worship Choir: Wednesday Night Rehearsal: 6:15–8:00 p.m., Sanctuary | Director: Ken Boer. Come be part of this intergenerational group that loves to lift praises to the Lord in song and to support the congregation in its worship. The Worship Choir will also prepare for our annual Lessons and Carols service with full symphony orchestra. For more information, call the Worship Office at 682-8452 or email Jan Spurlin.

  • Prayer Meeting, 6:15–8:00 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.

  • Awana (Age 3*–5th grade), now–November 20 (No meeting October 16), 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Cubbies (Age 3–5, C-Wing); Sparks (K–2nd grade, Gym); Truth & Training, 3rd–5th grade, Gym) | Cost: $35 per child/year (additional fees for shirts, vests, and extra books).  Build a firm foundation on God's Word in your children's lives. Children will participate in handbook time (Scripture memorization and recitation), council time (songs, Bible stories), and game time. (*by March 11, 2019; must be potty-trained) Register here.

  • Impact and Common Ground Midweek (6th–12th grade), now–December 4 (No meeting October 16), 6:30–8:00 p.m., Impact Room (E226) | Common Ground Room (E206) We have chosen the theme "Eyes, Hands, Feet" for the upcoming school year and will be looking into how Jesus saw us, served us, and pursued us. Students will meet together and have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Jesus, their friends, and their adult small group leaders. Each week we meet to connect with one another through food, worship, teaching, and small group time. For more information, email students@firstevan.org.

  • Heart to Heart Women's Bible Study: "On Bended Knee: Praying Like Prophets, Warriors and Kings" written by Crickett Keeth, now–November 13 (No meeting October 16), 6:30–8:00 p.m., Chapel.  If you are dissatisfied in your prayer life, wanting to be more consistent in prayer, or looking to deepen your intimacy with God, then this study was written for you. It examines the prayers of eight biblical characters and teaches you how to pray like the prayer warriors who went before you. Register here 

  • Men's Group: All of Grace Book Study, now–November 20 (No meeting October 16), 6:30–8:00 p.m., A202 | Leader: Seth Stevens | Book written by Charles H. Spurgeon | Cost: $15 for the book.  We will be starting a men’s book study of Charles H. Spurgeon’s All of Grace. We will have lectures, group discussion,  as well as prayer as we take a deeper look at understanding and applying grace into our own lives. For more information, contact Seth Stevens at 682-8452. Register here.

  • Equipping Elective: "Gospel Conversations," now–October 23 (No meeting October 16), 6:30–8:00 p.m., A211 | Leader: Andrew Beach.  In this elective we will learn to have gospel conversations with strangers, acquaintances, friends, and people closest to us. We will learn together, pray together, and strive together for the sake of the gospel. Register here.

  • Financial Peace University, now–November 13 (No meeting October 16), 6:30–8:00 p.m., Conference Room | Leader: Don Warren.  A 9-week curriculum, taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey. FPU combines humor, informative financial advice, and Biblical messages.

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

  • 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

  • Mother’s Day Out Ministry—Teachers and Subs For Hire; Mondays and Thursdays; Age groups: Infants (8 week-olds)–PreK (4/5 year-olds).  All potential employees must have references, complete background checks and child safety training. Experience working with children preferred. Email mdo@firstevan.org for application and to schedule interview.

  • 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.

  • 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


  • Advance Memphis 20th Year Celebration and 9th Annual Art for Jobs, Thursday, September 26, Advance Memphis Warehouse (575 Suzette St., 38126); Free event; Art donations needed.  Art for Jobs is an annual art sale which supports employment and financial stability for our neighbors in the South Memphis community. If you are interested in donating art or would like more information, click here.


Outside Events