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Streets MinistriesStreets Ministries: Lunch and Tour, Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 1304 N. Graham St.

 

Men's RetreatMen's Retreat, Friday–Sunday, April 26–28, Mammoth Spring, AR. Register online beginning Sunday, March 17. Speaker: Matthew Thornton.  You're invited to join us for a time of fellowship, relaxation, a meaningful message, and great food (one pound ribeye steaks!) All are welcome! Bring a friend. Registration is first come, first served with limited cabins available. When reserving a cabin, please list all occupants at once. For more information, click here.

 

VBS RoarRoar! VBS, Monday–Friday, June 10–14, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., First Evan (Ages: 3½-year-olds* through rising 5th grade).  Join us for an epic African adventure—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.

 

BSA Pancake BreakfastBoy 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.

 

Meet MemphisMeet Memphis, Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  A morning of service and exposure to our Memphis Ministries Partners. For ages 3 to 93. Visit us at the table in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday or find details about the different ministry projects here.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Missions Lunch, 12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall.  Hear from P and J as they as they share about training leaders to establish “Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers” among the least reached in East Asia. Menu: Lasagna and salad.

  • Free 12-Week Movement Workshop, NowMarch 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.

  • Blood Drive, March 27, 4:30–7:30 p.m., Meet in Fellowship Foyer.  Our community blood supply remains critical. Walk-ins welcome. Contact Sam Hezlep at 901-486-6237.

  • He Cares (ministry to the homebound), Thursday, March 28, 9:30 am., Soltau Center Lobby

  • FREE Health Transformed WorkshopSaturday, March 30, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Multi-Purpose Room. Using interactive methods, Brooks Meadows will show you how to transform your health and training using 3 P's: Process, Practice, and Play. "While I can talk all day long about things I'm passionate about, this workshop is all about having you EXPERIENCE transformation in real-time! I will present the best tools I've learned from the last 14-years of my health journey in one workshop. Prepare to move, breathe, and laugh your way to transformation!" 

  • Church Picnic, Sunday, March 31, 12:00–2:00 p.m., East Lawn.  Our semi-annual church picnic will have all the staples: pulled pork sandwiches from The Hogfather, grilled corn, inflatables for the kids, CRASH Band performance, and more! Everyone is invited!

  • Life Line Screening, Friday, April 12, 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 at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or call 1-888-653-6450 to receive a $10 discount off of any package priced above $129.


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)

  • 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

  • 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, March 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, March 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!


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.

  • 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: Lunch Providers, Wednesday, March 27, lunch-time, Advance Memphis Would you like to meet your downtown neighbors by connecting with Advance Memphis? We’ll be taking lunch on Wednesday, March 27, followed by a tour of their ministry. You can email Andrew Beach for more details.

  • 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

  • Unplanned MovieIn theaters beginning Friday, March 29. Visit www.malco.com for showtimes. Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. Unplanned brings us an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate. After reading Abby Johnson’s best-selling book of the same title, Cary and Chuck were moved to bring this inspiring true story to the big screen, giving voice to a woman who has been on both sides of the abortion conversation.