May 17th, 2024

What’s New?

I have a friend from college that would always greet me with the phrase “What’s New?” Maybe you are asking the same question about what’s new at FCC. For instance, we used to not have a preschool, but now we have one that's been running for months. We used to not have a Service Planning Team, but now it meets quarterly to coordinate the morning worship service to be more impactful in sharing the good news about Jesus. We used to not have a Strategic Development Team, but now we have one working on how to better communicate our mission, vision, and values to those inside and outside the church. We have never had a Cottage Prayer Fellowship experience, but since we have, people want to do it again. We also have a new schedule coming up in our Children's Ministry department on Sunday mornings to help teach our children God's Word. We also are having new discussions about how we can reach out into our community and around the world to help build God's Kingdom.

So “What’s New?” We are bringing into focus the things that God wants us to do as His church as we move forward into the future, and how He will uniquely use FCC for His Glory. Please pray for that movement and how you can be a part of it.

In Him,

Mike W.


  • As we finish our last weeks of GNC, we are working on where to have our summer clubs. The first club, CEF will be helping with the Dry Hollow area club. The last two clubs will be FCC NBCs reaching the Colonel Wright & Chenowith area kids. Please pray for helpers & locations for our NBCs. ~ Goodman's
  • Please pray for my older brother David. He is having gold seeds implanted and starting six weeks of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. ~ Joyce
  • Please continue to pray for our daughter-in-law Erin Long. She continues to experience severe pain on her right side and was in the hospital last week. The MRI showed nothing. She has an endoscopy scheduled for May 20th. Pray for healing. ~ Lynn and Marlene Long
  • I am finished with the cancer treatment. My prayer is now that every cancer cell is gone it might take a couple of months before we know if all cancer is gone. ~ Kim
  • My grandma suffered a major stroke in April. I pray for her continued healing. My aunt is still the loss of my cousin Kyle. I pray for comfort for her. My husband's cousin had a kidney transplant. I pray for a swift recovery for him and his donor. Last, my niece Valeria is still undergoing chemo. I pray her numbers continue to improve. ~ Amanda
  • Prayers for Randall. He has been called to be the head cook job at rehab. He is in charge of 300+ meals a day for homeless & rehab. ~ Bonnie
  • Prayers for my mother, she is improving daily ~ Bonnie
  • Praise Jesus for my unanswered prayers and for showing me truth in the prayers to show me what I needed to see & for the strength to love what he has given me to move forward in this chapter in my life. ~ Bonnie

Livestream link for Sunday May 19th

"A Trouble Shooting Guide"

or go to 

search for "First Christian Church The Dalles"

You will also be able to watch any service at any time.

Get ready to worship with us Sunday May 19th. You can find Sunday's playlist here.

Are you one of our awesome volunteers but perhaps forgot when you're scheduled to serve? Here is the May 2024 Volunteer Schedule.

Memorial Sunday Remembrance

Do you have a picture of someone you want others to remember on Memorial Sunday (May 26)? Send or bring your picture to the church office and we will make a slideshow for the Worship Service to remember our loved ones.

. Please submit before May 19th ~ Thank you!


Women’s Ministries invites you to a delicious 3 course Italian dinner Saturday June 8th from 4:30-6:30pm.

Come enjoy a lovely evening out with friends. Ticket sales have been extended to May 26th and are on sale for $5 each at the Hospitality Desk.   All proceeds will benefit our 2024 VB


The preschool team will be painting the church basement hallway May 31-June 5. We need paint preppers (patching holes, washing walls, taping) and painters. Please sign up TODAY in the Fireside Room if you can help on one or more days or contact Karen Wilson: 541-980-0625


Just a little reminder that all announcements and/or inserts for the bulletin & weekly email update are due by Wednesday noon to be included in the weekend publications. Anything received after that will be pushed to the following week.


April 2024 budget amount $139,568.00

received to date: $133,829.52

spent to date: $129,626.96

WHAT WE BELIEVE...First Christian Church The Dalles is not affiliated with a denomination, instead choosing to be overseen by a team of elders. We consider the Bible to be the words of God, thus being incapable of error. As we seek a unified practice of our faith, we follow the teachings of the New Testament. We share communion each Sunday and follow the Biblical pattern for conversion. We support any who have accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord through belief, public confession of faith, baptism by immersion and continual obedience to Biblical standards of living. We hold firmly to essential doctrines but celebrate freedom in non-essentials as we seek to love God, love people, and make disciples who follow Jesus.
First Christian Church, The Dalles