Firs t Chris tian
Church of A bingdon
WHAT WE BELIEVE
1. We believe the Bible to be the one and
only inspired Word of God.
2. We believe all men and women
are sinners and need to repent
and change their lifestyle for
3. We believe in baptism by
immersion as a part of the plan
4. We practice the celebration of
the Lord’s Supper each Sunday.
5. We believe we have the
responsibility to share the
message of Jesus Christ in our
Community and throughout the
Making a place for YOU!
TWO MINUTE TIMEOUT
A COUPLE WINTERS AGO I WAS HIKING ON THE CREEPER TRAIL IN THE SNOW. I WAS
ALMOST OFF ONE OF THE TRESTLES WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, A RABBIT RAN RIGHT AT ME.
HE STOPPED JUST A FEW FEET FROM ME AND JUST LOOKED AT ME, HIS LITTLE NOSE
TWITCHING. I WONDERED WHAT IN THE WORLD HE WAS DOING. SURELY THE RABBIT IS
NOT ATTACKING ME I THOUGHT. THEN HE RAN BACK INTO THE FOREST. IN JUST ANOTHER
FEW SECONDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRAIL I SAW ANOTHER CRITTER COMING OUT
OF THE WOODS AND STOPPED SUDDENLY. IT WAS A MINK! HE SAW ME AND JOE WHO WAS
WITH ME AND TURNED AND RAN BACK THE WAY HE CAME.
BACK HOME I STUDIED UP ON MINKS AND RABBITS. MINKS EAT RABBITS. RABBITS ARE
AFRAID OF MINKS. IN FACT SOMETIMES A MINK WILL FOLLOW A RABBIT INTO ITS’ OWN
BURROW AND THE RABBIT WILL DIE OF A HEART ATTACK BEFORE THE MINK KILLS IT. THE
RABBIT I SAW NO DOUBT SENSED THE NEARBY MINK AND WAS SEEKING PROTECTION. I
GUESS MY PRESENCE SCARED AWAY THE MINK. AT LEAST FOR A TIME.
IN THE SPRITUAL REALM, WE ARE A LOT LIKE THAT RABBIT. WE ARE DEFENSELESS
AGAINST OUR ENEMY, SATAN, WHO WANTS TO DESTROY US. HE EVEN FOLLOWS US INTO
OUR HOMES AND FLOODS OUR FAMILILIES WITH HIS LIES. WE NEED SOMEONE TO
PROTECT AND DEFEND US TOO. FORTUNATELY BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE HAVE SUCH A
DEFENDER. HIS NAME IS JESUS. WITHOUT HIM ON OUR SIDE, WE WOULD BE NO MATCH
AGAIST SATAN. BUT WITH JESUS, HE CAN’T DESTROY US. HARASS US YES BUT NOT
DESTROY. JOHN WRITES:
1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one
who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
TAKE HEART! BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. WE ARE NEVER ALONE. WE HAVE VICTORY IN
GOD BLESS US ALL. I LOVE YOU!
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FEBRUARY-BIRTHDAY S & ANNIVERSIRES
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6
8 9 10
11 12 13
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
2 Millie Hackney
4 Mary Stiltner
5 Robin Carmack
8 Shane Hutton
12 **David &
14 **Chad &
15 Betty Robins
17 Shannon Taylor
18 Susan Kling
23 Patsy Ballou
27 Hunter Crowder
28 **Clay & Dreama
Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday
Feb. 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day
Feb. 15 President’s Day
Feb. 22 Washington’s Birthday
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Youth Director @ FCC
For Ages 3 & up
10:00 AM Sunday Mornings
Ages 3, 4 & 5
Ages 6 thru Elementary
Sunday Mornings @
11:00 AM —12:00 PM
Activites for Elementary Age
“FUEL” for Middle & High
1st Wednesday Night of
each Month, our Youth go
To Faith In Action and do
Volunteer work during the
Wednesday evening service
Come join us!
@ 7:00 AM
20290 Wood Howell Rd.
Bristol, VA 24202
Skiing with God
Anyone who has been skiing before knows how important the ski poles are.
They help you start down the mountain, they help you control when you need
assistance, and can even help you stop if you’re going slow enough. I relate the
poles to the Holy Spirit. It does the same things, helps your start your path to
God, you can always lean on the spirit to help guide you in the right direction,
and absolutely can prevent you from falling to sin. But most important thing is to
never lose your ski pole, you've lost a key piece of your ski outfit. It makes
steering and stop and going much more difficult if not impossible. Just the same
if you lose the spirit then you've really hindered yourself. They make straps that
go around your wrist to help hold on to them just like we have a cornerstone in
the bible for a secure way to hold on to his spirit. So if you skied before you
understand and if you haven't you need to search for videos and see how crucial
the ski poles actually are. Afterwards sit down and relate to the example of the
pole and Holy Spirit and see how bad a wipe out can be without either one.
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Laura Beth Gobble
Volume 1, Issue 1
A Ski Trip is planned for
February 14th @ 2:00
(After the Fellowship Meal)
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FCC NEW MEMBERS
Ronnie & Margaret Rose & Christian Wade
Baptized @ TCTC by Hunter Crowder
January 09, 2016
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BIBLE TRIVIA QUESTIONS
1. What type of tree did Zacchaeus climb to see Jesus?
2. When Jesus forgave the sins of the sick man let down through the roof to him, to what did the Pharisees object?
3. What was the name of Abraham’s nephew?
4. Israel split into two kingdoms after the reign of King Solomon, with Israel in the north, but what was the name of the
5. What did James’ and John’s mother ask of Jesus?
6. What did the dove bring back to Noah?
7. How many books are there in the New Testament? .
8. Who was appointed to replace Judas Iscariot as a disciple?
9. What did Abraham’s son carry for his sacrifice?
10. In which book of the Bible would we find Haman, the son of Hammedatha?
11. What did Elisha do for the Shunammite’s son?
12. Which book of the Bible precedes Philemon?
13. What were the names of Elimelech’s two sons?
14. Until when did Jesus remain in Egypt with his parents, when he was a baby?
15. In the parable of the sower, what does the seed represent?
Answers on page 15
If you take photos of any Church functions, we would
love for you to share with us.
Please send via email to:
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7:00 PM -FCC Gym
Hunter Crowder (423) 361-1368
If you would like to come
Walk for Exercise
@ 7:00 PM
February 01, 2016
Newsletter Title Page 10
We will have a Soup—Salad—Sandwich
& Dessert Lunch after the
Sunday Morning Service
Sign-up Sheet on the Table in the Lobby
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It’s that time again for the
Souper Bowl of Caring
Bring Non-Perishable items
– February 7th
Faith In Action –Food Drive
Drop Box in the Foyer
(Cash can be given as well— Leave with
185 Old Jonesboro Road
Abingdon, VA 24210
First Christian Church
A N S W E R S - B I B L E T R I V I A Q U E S T I O N S
Bart DiPietro—Larry Dixon
Carl Kling—Chad Taylor—John Gibson—
Date Attendance Offering
Jan. 3 146 $5,939.35
Jan. 10 114 $2,927.00
Jan. 17 143 $4,150.50
Jan. 24 62 $1,309.00
Jan. 31 140 $4,128.15
Sunday Morning Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Morning Wee Worship 11:00 AM
Tuesday Morning Prayer Warriors 10:00 AM
Wednesday Night Bibile Study 7:00 PM
Wednesday Night Youth Bibile
Times of Service
1. Sycamore (Luke 19:4)
2. They thought only God could forgive sins (Mark 2:7)
3. Lot (Gen 12:5)
4. Judah (1 Ki 11:31-36; 12:20-21)
5. For her sons to sit on Jesus’ right and left hands in the kingdom (Matt 20:21)
6. Olive leaf (Gen 8:11)
7. Twenty-seven (Matt 1:1 - Rev 22:21)
8. Matthias (Acts 1:26)
9. The wood (Gen 22:6)
10. Esther (Est 3:1)
11. Raised him back to life (2 Ki 4:32-37)
12. Titus (Tit 3:15 - Phm 1:1)
13. Mahlon & Chilion (Ruth 1:2)
14. Until the death of Herod the Great (Matt 2:15)
15. Word of God (Luke 8:11)
The Church Family of First Christian
Church lost a dear Church Member on
Peal was one of a kind,
and we will dearly miss her.
Pearl Lilly Eades Simmons December 30,
1918 - September 16, 2015 Abingdon,
VAMrs. Pearl Lilly Eades Simmons passed
away on September 16, 2015 joining her
Feb. 07 “Linebacker Evangelism” Acts 9:1-22
Feb. 14 “Church-What’s Love Got To Do With
It?” John 21:15-17
Feb. 21 “The Search for Truth” John 18:33-38
Feb. 28 “The Power of Encouragement”
FE B RUA R Y —NUR S ER Y SC HE DULE
COMMUNION / OFFERNI NG & PRAYER / PRAISE TIME
Volume 1, Issue 1
Date Communion/Offerning Prayer & Praise Time
February 07 Jim Counts Chad Taylor
February 14 Bart DiPietro Lannis Yeary
February 21 Kenny Pope Hunter Crowder
February 28 Ron Proffitt Charlie Powers
Date February—Wee Worship 11:00—12:00
February 07 Lindsay Maggard
February 14 Katrina Crise
February 21 Amy Gobble
February 28 Susan Kling
February Communion Preparation
Jim & Rozanne Counts
10:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 07 Lesa DiPietro Amy Crowder—Joyce Powers
February 14 Kim Matney Sandy Crowder—Summer
February 21 Kelly Lane Kelly Lane—Sandra Marshall
February 28 Christina Taylor Dreama Crowder—Samantha