Announcements | 10/15/23

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Church Nominating Committee

Under our Church bylaws, we ask members each year for suggestions for new Elders, as well as open Deacon positions. This year we have a need for two Elders and four Deacons in the following areas: Christian Education, Ushers, Serving Committee, and Worship. If you would like to suggest someone for consideration, please contact a member of the nominating committee by Sunday, October 22nd. Nominating committee members are: Pastor Randy Anderson, Michael Bender, Lee DeLange, Jay Eidsness, Wayne Kerslake, Lisa Soundy, and Brenda Burch.

Westside Christian School Auction

You are welcome to attend the 7th Annual Harvest Dinner and Auction here at the church. Join us this Tuesday, Oct 17th for fellowship and fundraising. Doors open at 5:30pm. Please RSVP today at 605-376-1115.

Women’s Fall Conference

Register TODAY! 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 today and next Sunday in the foyer.

Hope Has Arrived Event

Join us for the 2nd annual Evening of Hope on Friday, November 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. No RSVP required. Come celebrate the ministry of Hope Has Arrived helping give hope to 3 million people impacted by cancer. This year's theme is Encouragement: the Elixir of Healing. If you would like to bring/donate a dessert, please contact Marcia Lawrence 605-376-1763 by Friday, October 27.

Nursery Volunteers Needed

The church is in need of female adult volunteers in the nursery! Please prayerfully consider serving in this important ministry. You can choose to help during the church service or Sunday school hour. Please reach out to Heather Nilson, Erin Wurgler, or the church office if you are interested!

Weekly Outlook

Sunday, October 15
9:00 am     Sunday Worship
10:30 am   Sunday School
6:00 pm     Evening Worship
6:00 pm     Children’s Christmas Program Practice
7:00 pm     High School Youth Group
Monday, October 16
6:30 am      Men’s Discipleship at Bagel Boy          
Tuesday, October 17
6:30 am    Corporate Prayer at Church
Wednesday, October 18
Noon         Men’s Bible Study at Church
6:25 pm     AWANA
6:30 pm     Adult Bible Study
6:30 pm     Middle School Youth Group
Thursday, October 19
6:15 am     Men’s Bible Study at Church
9:00 am     Women’s Bible Study at Church
Saturday, October 21
7:00 am     Men’s Group at Josiah’s Coffeehouse
Sunday, October 22
9:00 am     Sunday Worship
10:30 am   Sunday School
6:00 pm     Evening Worship
6:00 pm     Children’s Christmas Program Practice
7:00 pm     High School Youth Group

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Operation Christmas Child

Thank you!
Thank you for your generous donations. We now have enough funding for all of the shipping for our packing party boxes and more.  We would like to pass on God’s provision and encourage you to pack more boxes with the shipping covered.  So, take a box or two…fill them…return them…and we’ll include them with our church’s shipping donation to Samaritan’s Purse. 
Return Shoeboxes 
Please return shoeboxes to church by Friday, Nov. 17.
Pray for children in need around the world.  Praise the Lord for the opportunity to bless little ones around the globe with a gift-filled shoebox given in Jesus’ Name. Ask God to ready their hearts to receive His love.
Christmas Program
Just a reminder that rehearsals for K-5 students are each Sunday evening from 6-7pm through Dec. 3rd. Please make every effort to have your 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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