Announcements | 10/1/23

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Weekly Outlook

Sunday, October 1
9:00 am     Sunday Worship
10:30 am   Sunday School
6:00 pm     Evening Worship
7:00 pm     High School Youth Group
Monday, October 2
6:30 am      Men’s Discipleship at Bagel Boy       
Tuesday, October 3
6:30 am    Corporate Prayer at Church
Wednesday, October 4
No Men’s Bible Study this week
6:25 am     AWANA
6:30 pm     Adult Bible Study
6:30 pm     Middle School Youth Group
Thursday, October 5
6:15 am     Men’s Bible Study at Church
9:00 am     Women’s Bible Study at Church
Saturday, October 7
7:00 am     Men’s Group at Josiah’s Coffeehouse
Sunday, October 8
9:00 am     Sunday Worship
10:30 am   Sunday School
4:00 pm     Youth Group—Fall Festival at the Browns
6:00 pm     Evening Worship
6:00 pm     Children’s Christmas Program Practice


Life Chain

Sunday, October 1st from 2:00pm—3:00pm is the gathering for Life Chain. The group will gather on the north sidewalk of W. 41st between S. Kiwanis and S. Sertoma. (Our church’s designated spot is in front of the residences east of Greenwood Ave.) Join us for a peaceful, prayerful, public witness in defense of life from conception to natural death. Visit or call 605-929-6531 for more information.

Women’s Fall Conference

 The Women’s Ministries fall conference will be held Friday, October 27th, and Saturday, October 28th, at First E Free. The conference theme is “Closer than a Sister: How Union with Christ Helps Friendships to Flourish.” National Speaker and Author Christina Fox will be joining us from Atlanta – She will be a blessing to the women of FEFC! The cost is $25 for adults; young women 8-12th grade may attend for $15. Register on Sundays, October 15th and 22nd, in the foyer or office any time after October 8th. The conference is a time set aside from our daily activities and responsibilities for personal refreshment, relationship building, and spiritual growth. We know you won’t want to miss this opportunity for teaching and connection!

Youth Group Fall Festival

Please join us next Sunday, October 8th for the Fall Festival at the Browns from 4pm - 8pm. We will enjoy a bonfire with snacks, games, and a hayride! Their address is 25857 480th Ave. Brandon, SD 57005. To help with food count, please RSVP online by this Friday.

Christmas Program Practice

The Children’s Christmas Program is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10th. This program is for children who are in preschool through 5th grade. Preschool children do not have extra practices. The K-5 children will begin extra practices on Sunday, Oct. 8th at 6pm in the Sanctuary.
Rehearsals will be every Sunday evening from 6pm to 7pm through December 3rd. Please make every effort to have your child/children at these practices. We have a lot of music to learn in a short time! If you have questions or concerns, please contact Sue Norberg.

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Operation Christmas Child

Pack a Shoebox
Boxes with instructions for packing & shipping are inside each box and available at the OCC table. Please send your $10 donation directly to Samaritan's Purse using the postage paid envelope or donate online using the label code on the box.
Return shoeboxes to the church by Friday, Nov. 17th.   
Sponsor the Shipping - New This Year
Sponsor the Shipping for a packed shoebox from our church packing parties. Sign-up at the OCC table to sponsor one or more boxes for $10/box. If you provide your email, we will track & notify you of the destination of your sponsored boxes. Because these donations are collected through our church, there are special donation instructions at the OCC table. 
When the shoeboxes are delivered, Samaritan’s Purse coordinates with the local congregations and pastors to provide Bible lessons along with the shoebox gifts. Graduates of these classes receive Bibles in their own language.  Pray for the gospel opportunities these shoeboxes provide.
Packing Party
On Saturday, Oct 7, join us for another Packing Party in the Fellowship Hall from 10am-12pm. Please sign up at the OCC table this week.  

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