HIGHLIGHTS AT FCC


February 29, 2024


419.756.3046

www.mansfieldfcc.com

SUNDAY WORSHIP

8:30 am - Chapel

10:30 am - Sanctuary


The message and music will be LIVE on Facebook

and on the webpage later in the day.

It will also air on Wednesday at 7 pm on WMFD-TV.



Pastor Brad's Message This Week:


God's Imperishable Goods



Please join us in Blymyer Hall following the

´╗┐10:30 Worship Service for coffee and fellowship.

FEBRUARY 25, 2024


´╗┐CHAPEL: 21


SANCTUARY: 122

CHAPEL ENTRANCE

Please be advised the north Chapel entrance will be closed until further notice. You may enter through the handicap door (located under the overhang along the back of the building) or the south Chapel entrance. You may also enter through the business entrance. Thank you for understanding. We are working to get the repairs made as soon as possible.

EASTER FLOWER SALE UNDERWAY!

The FCC Youth Easter Flower sale is underway. Your choices include Easter Lilies, Tulips, Hyacinths, or Daffodils. The pots are $15 each or 2 for $25. Please make checks payable to FCC with "Easter Flower" in the memo line. Flowers will be delivered to the church and will be available for pick-up on Easter Sunday. Order forms are available at the various entrances on Sunday or in the church office during the week. The deadline for ordering is March 18.

CONGO BOOK

´╗┐DISCUSSION GROUP

The book discussion group will meet on Monday, March 18, at 2 pm, in the library. The group will be discussing the bookCarnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict. Everyone is invited to join the conversation!

LENTEN STUDY WITH PASTOR BRAD

5 Week Lenten Study on James Bryan Smith's The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love Wednesdays, through March 20, from 10-11:15 in the Sauter Meeting Room. Books are not required for participation in the study.


In this study, James Bryan Smith helps us appreciate living in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. "Apprentices of Jesus are not part-time do-gooders," he writes. "They live in continuous contact with the Kingdom of God and are constantly men and women in whom Christ dwells. They do not sometimes tell the truth, sometimes live sacrificially or sometimes forgive. There are myriad opportunities for us to impact the world in which we live."


Yet many times we've gotten it wrong, tending to emphasize personal faith over social justice or vice versa. Over five weeks, we'll examine how Smith highlights how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and then once again offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in our souls.

MARCH IN-SPIRED GATHERING

Thursday, March 14

11:30 Social Time

12:00 Lunch - $8

Program: "Peace on My Block"

Stan Jefferson, Mansfield City Schools, Superintendent

Holly Christie, Director of Student Support Services


Please help us know how much food to prepare by making your lunch reservation no later than Monday, March 11. Reservations are taken after services on Sunday or by calling the church office. The Program is, as always, free and open to all who prefer to join in at 12:30.


EASTER CANDY NEEDED!

The Children/Youth Board is requesting individually wrapped candy donations for the annual FCC Easter Egg Hunt. Donations may be left in the office or given to Sarah. Thank you!!

HANDBELLS ARE BACK!

The Music department is pleased to announce the Handbell Choir will be restarted. If you were a previous ringer or would like to join, rehearsals will begin March 6th at 5:30 pm in the Handbell Choir room located in the hallway underneath the sanctuary. Richard Schuller will be the director and askes for those wishing to participate to contact him by text at 419-545-2400 or email, shoebox120@gmail.com. Please write Handbell Choir in the subject line.

FCC SOARING GROUP

We are looking forward to enjoying an ever-great dinner at the Reindeer Grill, owned by our fellow FCC members! See you on Thursday, March 21st @ 6 pm. If you haven't soared with us yet, now is a perfect time. For questions and/or reservations, please contact Lucy Amsbaugh at 419.756.6871. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, March 19.

1ST ANNUAL CABARET NIGHT!

The First Annual Family & Friends Cabaret Night will be on Saturday, May 18, at 7:00 pm, in Blymyer Hall. Dust off those dancing shoes, shine up that saxophone, and brush up on your best jokes!! We want to feature the many talents of our First Congregational family members. If you know of any talented friends outside our church, encourage them to perform also! We would also like to feature any of our visual artists by setting up a gallery around the hall. Please contact Dirk Eachus or any choir member to let us know what you are planning to do. This should be an exciting and fun event!!

COSTUME JEWELRY WANTED

Please take a moment to sort through your old or unworn costume jewelry. The Boutique jewelry department would appreciate your donation for the Spring Rummage Sale. Contact Jana Cook at 419.565.1272 or janacook01@hotmail.com. Thank you!!

MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

Deacons Meeting - First Thursday of every month, 5:30 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.


Church Council Meeting - Second Tuesday of every month, 5:00 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.


Trustees Meeting - Third Tuesday of every month, 5:30 pm, Sauter Meeting Room.

Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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