"The Power Of Generosity: Giving As Praise" Is Topic At First Christian Church On Sunday

Friday, January 25, 2013

“The Power of Generosity: Giving as Praise” is the message presented by Pastor Paul Rebelo on Consecration Sunday, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Immediately following the service, a special luncheon will be served in the dining room. Stewardship campaign pledge cards will be tallied and total pledges announced for 2013. Assistive listening devices are available to worshipers with hearing loss during the service. Real-time captioning also is offered on many Sundays. Visitors are always welcome.

Regular outreach activities this week include NA meetings, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; and Tai Chi on Friday at 11 a.m.. Upcoming special activities will celebrate the Week of Compassion throughout the entire month of February.

Church youth will be attending winter/spring retreats. The high school youth retreat is scheduled for March 1-3, while the middle school youth will retreat April 5-7.

Volunteer opportunities for service include Brown Academy after school assistance on Jan. 29; volunteering at the Community Kitchen on Feb. 1 from 9-11:45 a.m.; and Habitat for Humanity on Feb. 9.

First Christian Church is at 650 McCallie Avenue. Its unique motto is a “Church of Service, Not Lip Service.” Visit Firstchristian-chat.com, like us on Facebook, or call the church office at 267-4506 for more information.



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