THE LOOP

Keeping you in the conversation of what's happening at FC!

EXPLORE -- We recently launched our 2019 generosity initiative: EXPLORE.
The purpose of this initiative is twofold:  1. To set aside seed money that will fund community ministry opportunities, and 2. To reduce the principal amount owed on our facility.
Pelase join us in praying that God will prepare the hearts of His people for the ministry opportunities He will lay before us and that we will all respond to His leading with generosity.  Click here for more information on Explore! or click here to fill out a commitment card.

Public Discussion -- The Unseen Realm --  The authors and readers of the Old and New Testament had a very different understanding of the world than we do today. Numerous portions of Biblical text seem strange to us because we do not understand that world view: a world of gods, angels, and demons. We will be taking a look at portions of the Bible that defy explanation outside of an ancient Biblical world view. Join us in the Chapel on May 30th as Rick Williams helps us open up the Bible as if we are viewing it through new eyes. For more information, email Rick Williams.

Moms Morning Out -- We are looking for a vibrant and nurturing teacher to join our team working with 1-5-year- olds. This is on 8 hours/week position on Mondays and Wednesdays during the school year. Interested in this position or in a spot for your child for the fall? Contact Erin Dayvolt.

Family Ministries Update -- We are excited to share that FC's future ministry to children and students (Middle School and HIgh School) will be under one umbrella called Family Ministry.  Penny Kaluza has transitioned to one full-time Family Ministry position with the following part-time specialized ministry positions in the department:

--Nursery - Dana Marlow - focusing on birth through 3 years.
--Preschool - Rachel Allen - focusing on 3 yrs through Pre-K.
--Elementary* - focusing on K-5
--Student Guys Discipleship* -  focusing on discipleship for middle school and high school guys
--Student Girls Discipleship* -  focusing on discipleship for middle and high school girls

*to be hired.  Click here for employment information.
Any questions?  Contact Kevin Brimner 

Support FC through Schnucks eScrip -- If you shop at Schnucks and have a "My Schnucks Card", you can connect your card with First Christian Church and we'll receive up to 3% of your purchase total back in fundraising dollars.  Get the details and register your card here.

Lawn Care Volunteers Needed -- If you are able to volunteer a few hours a week (or just a few times a month) to help with mowing and trimming this spring and summer, please email Derek Rollins.

Quilting Group -- Quilters meet in Room 101 at 9am on Monday's.

Noah's Ark Christian Preschool -- for more information email Karen Miller.

Newburgh Christian Academy -- for more information email NCA.

Summer Family Ministry Info

Reach -- Middle School Students (especially incoming 6th graders!), you won't want to miss these three nights to help kick off summer.  Join us Sunday June 2nd through Tuesday June 4th from 6-8pm at the church for food, games, and lessons on life.  Invite your friends to this awesome event where we journey through Daniel, and learn how he stood up when others wanted him to conform.  Sunday is Water Night, Monday is Fire Night, and Tuesday is Messy Game Night so dress accordingly!  $10 per student.

Student Registration - Click here.
Adult Volunteer - Click here.

VBS is July 22-24 -- VBS is only 2 months away!  Summer days fly by, so make sure you sign up your kids, neighbors, and/or extended family because they won't want to miss The Journey and how God wants to guide them along their way.

Student Registration - Click here.
Volunteer Registration - Click here.

Camp Illiana - Register online for any camp below here.

Overnighter -- June 7-8.  Cost is $59 for students going into 2nd & 3rd grades.

Middle School Camp -- June 16-21.  Deposit of $50 is required to reserve your student's spot (along with the pre-registration form).  Cost is $269 and final payment is due May 29.

Junior -- June 21-25.  Cost is $229 for students going into 4th & 5th grades.

Charlie Brown -- July 13.  Cost is $29 for students going into Kindergarten and 1st grade.

Middle School Summer Schedule -- Click here to download.

High School Summer Schedule -- Click here to download.

Student Medical Form -- Click here to download and print off the 2019 FC Medical Form for students heading to summer camps and activities. 

Save the Date!

May 30, 6:30pm - Public Discussion (Chapel)

June 2-4, 6-8pm - REACH (Middle School)

June 10-15 - CIY (High School)

June 16-21, Camp Illiana (Middle School)

July 22-24, 6-8pm - VBS