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First Christian Church

Hampton, Virginia

August 3, 2017

 

Order for CWF Study Books

The local Christian Women’s Fellowship voted to use the
Presbyterian Women Bible Study for 2017-18. “Cloud of
Witnesses -- The Community of Christ in Hebrews” is a study of The Letter to the Hebrews. The 13 chapters are explored using nine major themes, relating those themes to other parts of our faith tradition and to all the communities of which we are a part.

Copies of the study book are $10 for regular print and $15
for the large print, spiral bound edition. If you would like a
copy, please call Sylvia Winfrey (757 595-3001) no later than August 13. After the books arrive, payment should be made to Barbara Mathews, CWF Treasurer.

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Back to School Supplies Drive Through Sept 3rd

Help children who don't have the financial ability to collect the required items for school. A box in the narthex/greeting area will receive your donations through September 3rd. The supplies will be donated to Davis Middle School across the street from the church.

Suggestions: #2 pencils, pens, highlighters, loose-leaf (lined) paper, erasers, large glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons (boxes of 24), dry erase markers, index cards, composition books, spiral single-subject notebooks, 5-subject notebooks w/pocket dividers, pocket folders (with prongs and without prongs), binder with zipper pouch, flash drive/jump drive, bottles of glue, hand-held pencil sharpener (that catches shavings).

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Disciple Women of VA

2017 SPA Days

Join us for The Purpose of Sisterhood; to be Fed, to Learn, to Lead. You may choose one of two locations, Saturday September 16th or Saturday, October 7th. If you are interested you may pick up a registration form in the narthex.  

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Yard/Bake Sales Discontinued

At the June CWF general meeting, the group voted to
discontinue the fall and spring Yard/Bake Sales.   .

Thank you to all who have faithfully volunteered the many
hours and days required to prepare for each sale and to those who baked the goodies for the bake sales.

Please do not bring any additional items to the church for the yard sales!  From the items held back in Room 12, our Ways and Means Chairmanwill pull items suitable for the Christmas Warming Tree and will donate the remainingitems to a local charity.

Thank you to all who have faithfully volunteered through the years for this fundraiser that has make possible contributions to local, regional and national church and community causes.

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Virginia Region Survey

Please remember to complete the survey form sent out by the Regional Search & Call Team. This will guide the Team in selecting a permanent Regional Minister to effectively work with all the Disciples churches in the Virginia Region. 

Take a few moments and complete the survey by clicking on the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/vVjyi1ZHnH9MPvdB3

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New Pilot Coming Soon!

Do you have changes to report?
The New Pilot will be ready soon! If you would like to have the electronic version please email the church office.                                                            

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Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Mission

Reminders

The boxes must be turned into First Christian Church by
November 12th. Make sure you designate age and gender on the box, labels are in the Narthex.

Also as a reminder, please do not include candy, toothpaste, used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, seeds, chocolate, or food, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.

There is a $9.00 shipping fee to go with each box. If anyone would like to help and would prefer not to prepare a box, a check to First Christian designated for shipping would be appreciated.

If you are interested please see Eleanor Brown or leave your name in the office.

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Prayers for the Pulpit Committee

Please do continue your prayers for the church and for the Pulpit Search Committee: Sylvia Winfrey, Rob Cuthrell,
Pam Goode, Karen Lyle, Vicky Odom, Jimmy Oliver, and
Sonie Statzer.

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Welcome Table Prayer Requests:

Lead Cook

ServSafe Manager

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Welcome Table Wish List

Canned vegetables

Canned baked beans

Canned peaches or apples

Diced tomatoes

Canned sweet potatoes

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Light brown sugar

Cream soups (chicken, mushroom celery)

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Remember!

Aug 13

Guest Speaker: Matthew Stearn

Elders & Deacons Meeting 12 pm

Sept 4

Labor Day

Office Closed

Sept 7

CWF Group 2

10:30 am

Sept 14

CMF Meeting

6:30 pm

Sept 24 & Oct 1

Reconciliation Offering