"Rapture Or Redemption" Is Sermon Topic At First Christian Church

Thursday, February 07, 2013

“Rapture or Redemption?” is the message presented by Pastor Paul Rebelo on Sunday, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Sunday’s Week of Compassion activity will include the plight of refugees and immigration during “Moment for Mission.” Assistive listening devices are available to worshipers with hearing loss during the service. Visitors are always welcome.

Regular outreach activities this week include P.A.W.S. (Positive Action With Success), Mondays and Thursdays at 3 p.m.; NA meetings, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; and Tai Chi on Friday at 11 a.m. The church also has been asked to help with several immediate needs in the community: regular oatmeal, space heaters, coats and blankets. Drop off your donations in the “Donation Center” located in the lobby.

A special Ash Wednesday service will be presented immediately following Wednesday Night dinner on Wednesday.

Making a difference in the life of child, volunteers are always welcome on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Brown Academy. Come to volunteer at the Community Kitchen on Feb. 15 from 9-11:45 a.m.; and Habitat for Humanity on Feb. 9 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

First Christian Church is located 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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