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Pardon Our Progress: We are currently working on wayfinding signage around the building. The paper signs on top of the existing signs are temporary, but will include the new information. If you have any input on the information included on the signs, please contact Stephanie Johnson at sjohnson@firstevan.org.

Candy DriveHELP NEEDED! Fall Fun Fest Candy Drive, October 2–29. Help us prepare for one of our largest outreach events on October 29. We are in need of 25 Trunk or Treat cars to be decorated! We also need enough candy for 300 kids! Drop off candy bags in the bins in the Fellowship Hall or at the FEC Kids Welcome Desk! If you want to volunteer, contact Paige Poloni or sign up on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Focus NewsletterFocus Newsletter – We hope you enjoy the October 2022 issue! Click here to read articles from our team and hear about upcoming church events from our various ministries.

 

Sunday WorshipSunday Worship, October 9, 10:45 a.m., Sanctuary or via livestream. Pride is toxic. When Nebuchadnezzar was consumed by it, God graciously intervened to help him. What God taught the king of Babylon can help us, too. Pastor Jim Fleming will give the message “Pride Pill” from Daniel 4:1–37.

 

Children's ChurchFEC Kids WorshipWe welcome all children (3-year-olds–2nd grade) to join us in the Chapel for Children's Church prior to the sermon. Parents may pick their children up in the Chapel after the service.

 

First Evan Prayer FocusFirst Evan Prayer Focus, Sundays, 5:00–5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Every Sunday afternoon you are invited to the First Evan Prayer Focus as we pray specifically for our transition. We will use the prayer guide found at the info desks. Click here to join the meeting.
Meeting ID: 863 8809 4094
Passcode: 758395

 

MidweekNO MIDWEEK ON OCTOBER 12
Midweek at First Evan, Wednesday, October 19.
Join us for Midweek to enrich your spiritual walk and deepen your relationships with others in our fellowship. It starts with dinner at 5:00 p.m., then we have activities for all ages from 6:15–8:00 p.m. MENU: Chicken and Rice Casserole, Glazed Carrots, Garden Salad, and Thrown Roll OR Broccoli & Cheddar Soup and Salad Bar. Dessert: Lemon Icebox Pie.

 

A Celebration of GraceA Celebration of Grace, Sunday, October 23, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Sanctuary. We will recall moments when we have used words of grace. It will be a time to say “Amen” and “praise God” as the Israelites did when they experienced restored relationships.

 

A Commitment to Speak GraceA Commitment to Speak Grace – Make sure you have your sermon application guide titled “A Commitment to Speak Grace” (extras are available at the welcome desk or Sunday School classrooms). Then do this: (1) Several times each week, read through this card; (2) Ask the Lord to identify any ways in which you need to take action; (3) Use confession, forgiveness, teachability, or exhortation as God prompts you; (4) Once you have acted on what God has prompted you to do, write the date and a one or two sentence summary of what you did on the back of this card; (5) Hang on to your card and keep using it. As you do these five things, you will grow in your ability to give grace to those who hear (Ephesians 4:29). Way to make the sermons live in your actions!

 

FEC Kids MidweekFEC Kids Midweek, Wednesdays, September 14–November 16, 6:15–7:30 p.m.* (Nursery available for ages 2 and younger. *Childcare available from 7:30–8:00 p.m. for those in Midweek programs.) Our weekly Midweek program builds on our Sunday morning lesson and looks at what it means to live for Christ, K–5th graders will have theme nights, scripture memory work, discipleship groups, games, and guest speakers! Our preschoolers will reinforce Sunday's lesson and participate in crafts and play. Sign up here.

 

RootedHeart to Heart Women's Bible Study “Rooted: Growing Deep in Your Faith” written by Crickett Keeth, Tuesday AM/Wednesday PM, September 13/14–November 15/16. Join us for this 9-week Bible study designed to take you deeper in your walk with God. Divided into three sections (The Foundation, The Growth, and The Fruit-bearing), this study will walk you through ways we need to be rooted in order to bear fruit for God’s Kingdom. Register here.

 

Men's Bible StudiesMen's Bible Studies "The Book of Isaiah" led by Buddy Jones, Mondays, September 12–December 5, 6:30–8:00 p.m., E143 (Moody Room) OR Wednesdays, September 14–December 7, 6:30–7:30 a.m. via Zoom. Isaiah is known as the “Prince of Prophets” and his prophecy is the most theologically significant book in the Old Testament. The format includes weekly study assignments, small group discussion, and lecture. Contact Buddy Jones or register here.

 

MomentumYesMomentumYes led by Jim Pendleton, Wednesdays, September 14–November 16, 6:15–8:00 p.m., A121/122. MomentumYes is a free video-based series for small groups which teaches, inspires, and equips everyday people to rethink God’s mission. It is designed to actively engage believers in taking the next steps in God's mission. Sign up here.

 

Evangelical School of TheologyNational Partner of the Week (October 2–8): Evangelical School of Theology, Wroclaw, Poland. Click here for prayer needs

 

 

 

 

Memphis Ministries Partner of the WeekMemphis Ministries Partner of the Week (October 2–8): Eikon Ministries. Click here for prayer needs.

 

Fall Fun FestFall Fun Fest, Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., East Lawn. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to a day of fall fun and fellowship. This FREE event will have a photo booth, inflatables for all ages, yard games, board games, a petting zoo, trunk or treat, prize drawings, a dunk tank, pulled pork nachos, hot dogs, corn on the cob, candy, costumes, and a Moon Pie eating contest! All are welcome!

 

International Disaster FundInternational Disaster Fund—In light of the war in Ukraine, we are working with our ministry partners by mobilizing prayer and giving opportunities. Designate International Disaster or give at www.firstevan.org/disaster.

 

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