First Christian Church

Hampton, Virginia

July 6, 2017


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.

This longtime fundraiser has made possible budgeted annual contributions of $4000 to Disciple Missions plus generous annual contributions to H. E. L. P., Church Women United, Church World Service, Week of Compassion, Craig Springs (campership and general fund), and regional CWF projects.  CWF funds purchased all appliances for the commercial kitchen, with the exception of the convection oven that was generously and anonymously contributed by a CWF member.

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.  The fall clothing, Christmas items, and other good items not sold at the May sale will be given to a local charity to be selected by our Ways and Means Chairman.

Thank you again for your past support!

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Special Thanks

We [the Christian Men’s Fellowship] sent a donation to the Virginia Region of the Disciples of Christ for $1,600.00 [for scholarships] to Craig Springs Special Camp for people with disabilities.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the pancake breakfast and spaghetti dinners.                                                              

We raised $371.00 from the spaghetti dinner. Thank you to all who donated!

Jimmy Oliver, Treasurer

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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:

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New Pilot Coming Soon!

Do you have changes to report?

Please review your information in the 2016-2017 Pilot and contact the church office by July 14th regarding any changes that need to be made to your address, phone numbers, or emails.  If you have adult children or other family members with a separate listing, please verify their information as well.

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Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Mission

Are you interested in helping?

This is a fun International Relief Program for Children started by Franklin Graham. You decorate a shoe box, use a plastic box, or pick up a box at church and fill it with gifts for a child of your choice between the ages of 2 and 14. The boxes are distributed around the world.

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