First Christian Church of Abingdon January the "Voice" Newsletter 2016
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!
TOM’S TWO MINUTE TIME OUT
IT’S ANOTHER NEW YEAR! HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IT COULD ALREADY BE THE
YEAR 2016. SOUNDS SO FUTURISTIC, DOESN’T IT? AT LEAST TO US ONES
GETTING OLDER. I HEARD A GREAT WISE STATEMENT BACK IN THE 70’S WHEN I
WORKED AS A MAINTENANCE MAN AT APPALACHIAN CHRISTIAN VILLAGE. I WAS
A 20 SOMETHING AND AN “OLD” MAN IN HIS SIXTIES ONCE SAID TO ME,
“CHRISTMAS COMES FASTER NOW THAN FRIDAYS USED TO WHEN I WAS A
KID.” HOW TRUE.
AS WE ENTER A NEW YEAR I ASK MYSELF, “WHAT DO WE AS CHRISTIANS NEED
RIGHT NOW?” OF COURSE WE NEED MANY THINGS. WE NEED FAITH, HOPE AND
LOVE. WE NEED TO BELONG. WE HAVE PHYSICAL NEEDS. BUT THERE IS
SOMETHING WE REALLY NEED RIGHT NOW AS WE FACE A YEAR RIPE WITH
UNCERTAINTIES LIKE TERRORISM, VIOLENCE AND ALL MANNER OF THINGS
THAT THREATEN US. THAT THING WE NEED IS COURAGE. WE NEED TO STAND IN
THE FACE OF EVIL RUNNING RAMPANT IN OUR WORLD. WE ARE THE LIGHT,
JESUS TAUGHT, AND WE NEED TO HAVE COURAGE TO LET IT SHINE.
THIS MONTH WE WILL LOOK AT SEVERAL CHARACTERS IN THE BIBLE WHO
DISPLAYED EXTREME COURAGE WHEN THEIR WORLD NEEDED THEM TO. AND
AS WE EXAMINE THEIR LIVES, MY PRAYER IS THAT WE WILL FOLLOW THEIR
EXAMPLE AND BE COURAGEOUS IN OUR WORLD. IT NEEDS US TO BE.
SO, FEAR NOT! GOD IS WITH US! MAY WE ALL AT FIRST CHRISTIAN HAVE A
HAPPY….AND COURAGEOUS NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS EACH ONE.
I LOVE YOU ALL!
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Senior Minister @ FCC
(276) 628-2225 (Office)
(276) 356-2444 (Cell)
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JANUARY-BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSIRES
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
3 4 5 6 7 8
11 12 13 14 15 16
18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
3 John Gibson
7 **Frank &
9 Tanner Lloyd
9 Buddy Ballou
14 Jeff Jones
17 Bill Cole
17 Whitney Davis
22 Bart DiPietro
25 Kevin Pope
26 Kenny Pope
27 Wilburn Cadle
27 ** Ken &
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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!
After all the hustle and bustle of Christmas we can forget quickly
that giving is a cornerstone of our Faith. During the holidays we all
become so generous and giving with our attitudes, but why should
we stop. The gift from God (Jesus) remains with us all year long, so
I challenge everyone to embrace that mentality ourselves. Try and
turn the seasonal greetings and cheerfulness into a full time
approach with other. We are blessed beyond measures that God
doesn’t just love us in certain times of the year. So why don’t we
show the world how much love and generosity people still possess.
It starts with one person and can snowball into something big, so
let our FCC family here be the start of something big and create
spiritual gift giving year round.
Great Job to all the youth, for providing
Christmas for a family in need. You’ve made
their Holiday much brighter.
I’m so proud of each of you.
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FCC Choir Mini Christmas Cantata 12/20/2015
Volume 1, Issue 1
All Youth going to TCTC
January 8th 9th & 10th
Leaving the Church on Friday Jan. 8th @ 12:30 PM
Returning on Sunday—Mid-afternoon.
A Ski Trip is planned in
(Hunter will announce the date when
@ 8:00 AM
If you are interested in attending TCTC
Hunter still has Tickets available
Newsletter Title Page 7
MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST 12/6/2015
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BIBLE TRIVIA QUESTIONS
1. Where did Jesus first see Nathanael?
2. Which disciple was a tax collector?
3. Which city was the letter to Philemon written from?
4. What horrific act did the women do to their children during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem?
5. What does the name Abraham mean?
6. When the Pharisees asked Jesus whether it was lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, what object did he use to answer their
7. When Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch arrive at some water, what does the eunuch say?
8. . Who said to Mary, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!”?
9. Seven fat and seven thin of what type of animal appeared to Pharaoh in a dream?
10. How old was Sarah when her son Isaac was born?
11. About what age was Jesus when he was baptized?
12. Which book comes after the book of Job?
13. How many horsemen are there in Revelation chapter 6?
14. What was the first temptation of Christ?
15. After the first king of Israel failed God, what was the name of the second man who was anointed king?
Answers: Page 20
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Lighting of the Advent Candle 2015
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
Dec. 06 118 $4,719.00
Dec. 13 121 $2,448.00
Dec. 20 138 $10,201.39
Dec. 27 96 $3,411.02
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. Under the fig tree (John 1:48)
2. Matthew (Levi) (Luke 5:27)
3. Rome (while under house arrest) (Phm 1:23)
4. Boiled and ate them (Lam 4:10)
5. Father of a multitude (Gen 17:5)
6. . A penny (denarius) (Matt 22:19)
7. What is there to stop me getting baptized? (Acts 8:36)
8. Elisabeth (Luke 1:41-42)
9. Cattle (or Cows) (Gen 41:1-4)
10. Ninety (Gen 17:17; 21:5)
11. Thirty (Luke 3:23)
12. Psalms (Job 42:17 - Ps 1:1)
13. Four (Rev 6:2-8)
14. To turn a stone into bread (Matt 4:3)
15. David (1 Sam 16:1,13)
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
Jan . 03 “COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT
BOOK OF ESTHER
Jan. 10 “COURAGE WHEN IT COSTS”
ACTS 3 & 4
Jan. 17 “COURAGE IN THE FACE OF EVIL”
1 Kings 18:19-40
Jan. 24 “COURAGE IN THE FACE OF DEATH”
Jan. 31 Youth Sunday
JA N UA R Y —NURS E R Y SC HE D U LE
JA NUARY —SCHEDULE
COMMUNION / OFFERNI NG & PRAYER / PRAISE TIME
Volume 1, Issue 1
Date Communion/Offerning Prayer & Praise Time
January 03 David Large Ron Proffitt
January 10 John Gibson Chad Bailey
January 17 Richard Hutton Ron Domst
January 24 Wilburn Cadle Jeff Gobble
January 31 Youth Youth
Date January—Wee Worship 11:00—12:00
January 03 Lindsay Maggard
January 10 Katrina Crise
January 17 Amy Gobble
January 24 Susan Kling
January 31 Whitney Davis
Communion Preparation January
Ron & Nancy Domst
January 03 Lesa DiPietro Connie Dixon / Mary Stiltner
January 10 Kim Matney Lesa DiPietro/ Inez Yates
January 17 Kelly Lane Beth Pope / Cindy Newberry
January 24 Christina Taylor Eva Kling/ Heather Pope
January 31 Breanna Crowder Shannon Taylor/Brittany