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Fifth Avenue Church of Christ

115 W. Fifth Ave.


Lancaster, OH 43130
740-654-0626
www.myfacc.com
e-mail info@myfacc.com

The Christian Messenger


December 7, 2014

Brad Seevers
Senior Minister
(740-550-9882)
David Tingler
Associate Minister
Sunday Services
Bible School
8:45 a.m.
Worship
10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.

Chili Night
Wednesday, December 10th
5:15pm
Comedy night to follow.
Sign up today in the coat room.

THOUGHTS FROM BRAD

BITS FROM BRO. DAVE

This Wednesday, December 10th, we will host a Chili


& Comedy night in the fellowship hall. The meal will
begin at 5:15. In addition to the Chili, we will also
provide spaghetti noodles and cheese for your
enjoyment. If you would like to bring your own chili to
share, please let me know today. I already know one
person is bringing a crock of jalapeno chili. Yummy!
Dont worry, the chili I fix will not be too spicy. After
dinner, you can either go to your normal class or hang
out in the basement as we enjoy the comedic musical
talent of Tim Hawkins.

KEENAGERS LUNCH: This is a final


reminder to those who have signed up for
our lunch on Thursday, December 11.
Lunch will be served at 12:01pm. This will
be our final event for 2014 and my final
event as Associate Minister (Seniors). Josh
Czich will present a brief demonstration on
self-defense for seniors, we will
reminisce a bit about the past seven years
and make a decision about some funds on
hand.

It has been said, A leader is one who knows the way,


goes the way and shows the way. Today you vote on
leaders who will serve at Fifth Avenue. I want to thank
these men for THEIR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE as we
seek to do Kingdom work together. May we have a
great year and may we have a vision for great things
to come in this place and beyond.
For those who are in our Respectable Sins study, our
last class will be December 17th. We will discuss
chapters 13, 17, 18, and 19. This will be the last
Wednesday night study of the year so I do hope you
can make it. As for winter 2015, we will begin
advertising soon as to our new elective for Wednesday
evenings.
Today I want to take a minute to speak to the unrest
that is going on in our great country. In my opinion,
our nation has become more divided in the last six
years than any other time during my lifetime. These
are difficult days. We have continued illegal
immigration aggravation, racial tension and divide,
and economic downturn. Globally, there are nations
turning against other nations and there is increased
terror and persecution against Christianity. Let me just
say, I am glad this world is not our home and that we
are just passing through. Lets try to remember that
this is a season where PEACE is celebrated because of
the baby Jesus, who grew in wisdom and stature and
in favor with God and man. Jesus said, Peace I leave
with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as
the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid (John 14:27). God is still in
control!
In His Service,
Brad

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY: We have


now completed our study on Old Testament
History. This week, December 10, we will
launch a two-part study of Pauls letter to
Titus. Why not join us for the 10:00am or
6:30pm session?
FINAL THOUGHT:
Drive carefully!
Remember: Its not only the car that can
be recalled by its maker.

The entire congregation is


invited to participate in
the ordination service of
Joe Hoagland on Sunday,
December 14th, at 6:00
p.m. here at the church.

SPIRITUAL STATISTICS November 30, 2014


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Worship
Wednesday (12/3)
Weekly Budget
Budget Received
Thanksgiving
Building Fund

$
$
$
$

n/c
109
35
26
4,790.00
3,314.00
375.00
25.00

Welcome to the church family:


Mike Bussey, who was baptized by
Larry and Todd Bussey on Friday,
November 28th, and Mike and Tina
Milbaugh, who placed their
membership here at Fifth Avenue at
the close of the worship service on
Sunday, November 30th.

SERVING SCHEDULE December 7, 2014


Dick Shumaker and Ned Tomlinson
Tim Huffman, Dick Shumaker,
Serving
Ned Tomlinson, Hank Wellman
Dick Shumaker
Pastor of the week
Tim Huffman
PM Deacon
At the Table

Dan and Janet Brown

COMMUNION

Don and Judy Gardner

GREETERS
NURSERY
Sunday School
Worship

Volunteer Needed
Marie Huffman

Christmas
Eve Service
7:00 p.m.

VISITOR CENTER
CHILDRENS CHURCH

Natalie Neff

SECURITY
Bible School
Worship
Evening Worship

Bill Kelly
Jeff Crook
Jim Puckett

We want to thank Sue Tingler and


Penny and Nathan Hawkes for
decorating the sanctuary and church
building for the Christmas season.

Prayer Requests
Jim Hoff
Millie Hoy
Carter
Donna Cupler
BJ Hoff
Wib Sparks
James Neff

Betty Sparks
Our Troops
Alberta Ellis
Connie Lane
Jeanne Noble
Ron Young
LeRoy Shaner

Naressa Allen
Jeane Goldfarb
Judy Fricker
Diane Bresler
Pat Schlosser
Joyce McCray
Heather Tracy

Marianna Gall
Mark Seevers
Norma Bullock
Don Wallace
Don & Ruth Seevers
George Winters
Jackie Thompson

Camille Stiverson
Carolyn McKenzie
Kenneth Dusthimer
Ralph & Cheri Frank
Kasen Newman
Wilbur Barnes
Gary Henderson

SERVING SCHEDULE December 14, 2014

Upcoming Events

Patrick Wersell and Hank Wellman


Dale Rose, Ray Ayers,
Serving
Richard Boyer
Patrick Wersell
Pastor of the week
Dale Rose
PM Deacon

Wednesday, December 10th


Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm
Chili Night, 5:15pm

At the Table

Dan and Janet Brown

COMMUNION

Shirley Alexander and Penny Hawkes

GREETERS
NURSERY
Sunday School
Worship

Brenda Hines
Jean Azbell

VISITOR CENTER

Sue Tingler

CHILDRENS CHURCH

Natalie Neff

SECURITY
Bible School
Worship
Evening Worship

Ray Coats
George Lambert

MISSION SPOTLIGHT
Maywood Mission serves the needs of the
underprivileged in Lancaster and Fairfield County.
The Mission was chartered on October 27, 1910.
They offer a message of hope, a mission of help, and
a ministry of compassion. They are located at 1029 S.
Broad St, and their phone number is 653-5734.
The Mission offers a thrift store, food pantry,
assistance in funds for gas, food, shelter, and
prescriptions, a Christmas give-away helping
hundreds of children with toys, food, clothing, etc.,
Sheltering Arms Daycare, chapel services including
Sunday School, Sunday Worship, Wednesday night
Bible Study, and Wednesday night Youth Meeting, By
The Way free medical clinic that opened in
September of 2008 to help people with immediate
needs and those without health insurance.
We have been supporting Maywood Mission with
$45.00 per month and our donations of food items
each month.
Former care recipients Ray and his wife credit
Maywood Mission with saving their family when their
needs were dire and is very grateful that they are now
able to help at the Mission.

Thursday, December 11th


Keenagers Luncheon, 12:01pm
Sunday, December 14th
Carriage Court Service, 2pm
Joe Hoaglands Ordination Service, 6:00pm
Monday, December 15th
Facility Management Meeting, 6:30pm
Book Nook Christmas Gathering, 6:30pm
Tuesday, December 16th
Deacons Meeting, 6:30pm
Wednesday, December 17th
Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm
Respectable Sins Bible Study, 6:15pm
Elders Meeting, 7:30pm

A congregational meeting will be


held today following the worship
hour to elect officers and
approve the budget for 2015.

Book Nook Christmas Gathering


Monday, December 15th ~ 6:30 p.m.
Bring an appetizer to share.
Drinks will be provided.
All schedules for 2015 that are to be
printed in The Christian Messenger
need to be turned in to the church
office by Sunday, December 14th.

WELCOME TO FIFTH AVENUE!


At FACC, we focus on loving God, loving
people, and turning the world upside down.
We are happy you chose to worship with us
today. We hope you return next week and bring
your friends with you. If you would please take a
few minutes to fill out a Silent Roll Call Card,
located on the back of the pew, you can then
place it in the offering plate as it is passed.
Thank you. For more information about our
great church, contact our minister, Brad Seevers
at Brad@new-churches.org or call him at
740.550.9882. Have a great week and may God
bless your life.
Greeter and Visitor Center Schedules
2015 Greeter and Visitor Center schedules
will be sent out soon. If you would like to
assist in one of these ministries, please
make a note on your Silent Roll Call Card,
or call the church office at 654-0626.

Sunday School Classes for All Ages


Classes at 8:45 unless noted
Nursery (Birth through 3 years old)
Jesus Loves Me
Room 102
Preschool (Ages 3-6)
Bible Friends
Room 105
Marie Huffman, Teacher
Early Elementary (Kindergarten 3rd Grade)
Jesus, Our Example
Room 101
Deborah Will, Teacher
Upper Elementary Class (4th 6th Grade)
Jesus, Our Example
Room 106
Larry King, Teacher
Junior/Senior High
I Timothy
3rd Floor
Josh Czich, Teacher
Ladies Class
The Storm Inside
Room 209
Beverly Puckett, Teacher

Coats for Kids Drive


In an effort to provide warm coats for needy children
during the cold winter months, Fashion and Vanity
Cleaners has initiated their 10th Annual Coats for Kids
drive. Good quality, gently worn coats (no tears, stains
or broken zippers, please) may be dropped off at the
following locations, Fashion Cleaners, located at the
Plaza Shopping Center on Memorial Drive, and Vanity
Cleaners, located on East Main Street next to the
Kroger Shopping Center, or Job & Family Services, 239
W. Main St. All coats will be cleaned at no charge and
then distributed to Job and Family Services. The coat
drive will run through January 2015.

Adult Class
Ecclesiastes
Room 214
Brad Seevers, Teacher
Harmony Adult Class
Sustaining Hope
Room 204
Dave Tingler, Teacher
Philothean Adult Class
Parables
Room 108
Jim Love, Teacher

Decorating the Tree


Matthew 1:1-3
Brad Seevers preaching
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Core Values...
Values central to the life, mission and
vision of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ are:
Christ-Centered Worship

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We make it a priority every Sunday to celebrate Jesus through our


music. (Romans 11:36-12:1-2). We focus on Jesus through gracebased preaching and teaching & understand the Bible is our
authority (2 Timothy 3:16).

Church Health and Biblical Balance


Church health becomes reality when God's people seek harmony &
live consistently. We expect every member to protect the unity
of Christ's Church. (Romans 12:16; 1 Peter 3:8)

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Global Evangelism

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We are constant to our founding call to worldwide evangelism,


proclaiming to all that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Healer, and SoonComing King (Acts 20:27).

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Fellowship and Ministry


After people begin their journey with Jesus, we will equip them to
find a ministry based upon their strengths. We want everyone to
serve in some capacity. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) We also want His
church to be the living evidence of His love and power to the world.

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How Can I Respond Today?


At FACC we look to the Bible for guidance on all
issues. We believe that Gods Word is clear
concerning what a person must do to become a
Christian.
Trust that Jesus can bring you to salvation.
Turn (repent) from the sin in your life.
Confess your desire to make Jesus the Lord
of your life.
Be baptized (immersed) in water for the
forgiveness of sins and to receive the Holy
Spirit into your life.
To make this life decision for Christ, we ask that you
come forward during our commitment song at the
conclusion of the Sunday message. Baptized believers
are welcome to become members at FACC by coming
forward on Sunday morning or by seeing our Senior
Minister to discuss this further. We ask that you
complete a series of Curious classes to help you
better understand what you are committing to as a
member. If you would like to take a Curious class,
please indicate this on your Silent Roll Call Card.

Discipleship
We do not want you to "get religion" here at Fifth Avenue Church of
Christ in Lancaster. We are all about teaching you that Jesus seeks
a daily relationship with Him through a life of obedience. In other
words, we want to see the things you are taught actually change
your lifestyle & your daily decisions.

Social Conscience
We place high value on the sanctity of human life, of Biblical
marriage and morality, and we welcome ethnic diversity (Isaiah
56:7; Philippians 2:15-16).

OUR PURPOSE

WE EXIST TO

Exalt Gods Greatness;


Evangelize Gods Work
Equip Gods People
Express Gods Love through Jesus Christ

OUR MISSION

To Love God and Love


People!