Sunday, November 17, 4:30 pm, Worship Center
Plan on attending our November 17 Members Meeting and come early for snacks at 4:30! The meeting will begin at 5:30 with a presentation of the Renew 20-21 project to remodel our courtyard and gym areas. We’ll also be presenting a first reading of proposed By-Laws amendments, and voting to approve the 2020 budget and elected officer candidates. You won’t want to miss this important meeting. All are welcome to attend.
Before you vote: Please take time to review our candidate profiles available online or at the Welcome Center.
Childcare: Childcare is by registration only and is available through 5th grade. To sign up you can register online or call the church office by Monday, November 11.
Share Thanksgiving Dinner!
Many international students in Wichita are alone on Thanksgiving. In fact, even the dormitory cafeteria is closed that day! Would you consider hosting one or more students at your home for Thanksgiving dinner or a meal over the Thanksgiving weekend? This is a great opportunity to show hospitality and share about the love of Christ. You can sign up online through ISI or contact Rod Bevan.
Deck the Halls
Friday, November 22, 9 am
Join us in decorating the church while Christmas music fills the Worship Center on Friday, November 22, starting at 9 am. We will provide coffee and snacks. We need many helping hands for this big job, and no special talent is required—just a willingness to serve. Even an hour of help would be greatly appreciated. If you can’t help now, we’ll also need help taking decorations down on Thursday, January 2, at 9 am. Contact Lori Phillips with questions.
Holiday Compassion Opportunities
Operation Christmas Child
You can be a part of sending gift-filled shoeboxes and the good news of Jesus Christ to children around the world by participating in Operation Christmas Child. If you need a shoe box, they will available at the table outside the church offices beginning next Sunday along with ideas for what to include. Boxes can be dropped off at church through Sunday, November 24.
Throughout December, you’ll see the manger tree in the hallway outside the church offices. Plan now to include others in your celebration of Christmas by joining our missions partner Embrace in supporting families in need. Simply pick an ornament from the tree and return the listed baby item (unwrapped) to the crib next to the tree!
Sunday, December 8, 6 pm, Worship Center
Celebrate Christmas with us as First Free presents “Bethlehem Promise,” a night of Christmas music on Sunday, December 8. The evening will feature our Worship and Kids Choirs along with orchestra. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend to enjoy the music and hear the gospel story! Childcare will be available through age 2, no registration is required.
GriefShare—Surviving the Holidays
Tuesday, December 17, 7-8:30 pm, Room B3
Grieving the loss of a loved one? Join Pastor Phil for this DVD/discussion group to help you navigate the holiday season. This session will provide practical holiday coping strategies and hope for brighter days ahead. Cost is $10 and includes a Holiday Survival Guide. Register online or by contacting Pastor Phil. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 15.
For a full list of events visit our events calendar.