The Disciple Visitor

August 16, 2017

Prayer Requests

Paul Poole, friend of Peter Johnson, was killed in an automobile accident. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Continued Prayer:

Pat Ward, Jennifer Adams, Ledbetter family, Dave Tanner, Chase Lewis, June Helton, Doris Williams, Dr. Tim Martin, Cullen Green, Tommy Peeden, Greg Helton, Gisela Myers, Michael Myers, Sherri Wright, Debra Dewees, Ragan Morris, Faith Tanner, Aria Perry, and Stacy Hall.


August 13, 2017

Sunday school: 60

Worship: 118


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Scripture:  Ephesians 1:3-14

                       Matthew 3: 13-17               

Sermon: “The Ultimate Calling”

THANK YOU            

Thank you so much for all the expressions of kindness, flowers, visits and love shown us during our mother’s illness and passing. Special thanks to the hosts and hostesses for treating is to delicious foods after mom’s funeral. She loved FCC so much and was so glad to serve in many capacities.

With love, Patti Lough

Christian Ed. Committee Meeting

Sept. 16, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Library

August Outreach – Sidney’s Safe

Our children have been out of school for the summer and many have been assisted by the Sidney's Safe Foundation throughout this break. As school begins, these children and perhaps many other children will need help to combat hunger at home, especially during the weekend. SSF gets many new referrals each year as school starts and new families in need move into the community. Let’s challenge each other to fill a bag with food. 

Sidney’s Safe Foundation continues to help hungry children in our community all year long.  SSF is asking for nonperishable, individually packaged, easy-to-eat food such as:  Little Debbies, fruit bars, granola bars, pop tarts, microwave popcorn, pop top canned foods like ravioli, beanie weenies or spaghetti.  Collection bins are in the fellowship hall and at the back entrance.



There will cake and ice cream for Edith Daniel, Thursday, August 17 from 2-4 pm at Florence Nursing home if anyone would like to go by and visit.

Edith Daniel-Florence Nursing Home

2107 Cloyd Blvd Rm 212

Florence, AL 35633


Senior Adult Retreat

Wed., Nov 1 – Thur., Nov 2, 2017

St. Bernard Retreat & Conference Center More information available on the bulletin board or in the church office.

Catered Lunch RSVP

If you have guests, either out of town or in town, to attend our weekend celebration events, please pick up an invitation to the catered luncheon, as well as an envelope from the table in the foyer to send to them.  This luncheon will be catered, so we will need to know how many to plan for. Your “invitees” should reply to our church office by September 1, 2017.  Church office: 256-764-2192

                              ~~Centennial Committee


Memorabilia Sunday

Saturday, August 19th, 2017:

Bring any memorabilia you wish to display on August 20th to the church the week before during office hours, or on Saturday August 19th from 10 a.m. until noon. Please fill out our receiving form so that we can make sure you get your treasurers back!

Sunday, August 20th, 2017:

8:45 a.m.: During Sunday school hour: tour of the Sanctuary windows with Tonitia Butler. All are invited; however, this event is optional.

11:30 a.m.: Pot luck lunch after worship. All are invited. Meat and drink will be provided. There will be a short program on our church history with memorabilia displays.

Cure Kids

Cure Kids is a fund raiser dedicated to helping find cures and better treatment for children in New Zealand affected by serious illnesses and diseases. Wayne & Martha Johnson’s son Peter is participating in this fundraiser and cycling 250 km through Cambodia in order to raise funds. If you would like to donate to help Peter raise funds, anything you are able to give will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made through a Go Fund Me account at   You may give to Wayne and Martha or you may contact Peter directly at .

Thank you for your help, Much Love,

Peter Johnson – Wayne Johnson

       Time for our “Tree Party”

The group who signed up for creating the décor for our catered luncheon on September 16 will meet on Saturday, August 19, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. We should be finished well before lunch. If you signed up, or if you want to join, please feel free to come and help us.

                                                        ~Kay Stegall



Jennifer Huddleston & Timon Skees were married on August 12. The photo is of Jennifer and her father, Bill Huddleston.

Thank You

Your faithful contributions allow us to meet the needs of families who want a safe, stable, loving home in our community. The generosity of people like you make our work possible. We are grateful for your giving spirit and appreciate all you do for Safeplace.

Thank you, Safeplace


Parking Pass

If a student in your family currently has a First Christian Church parking pass, please have them come by the church office to get a Fall 2017—Spring 2018 pass. The old pass will no longer be valid.


M. H. Harper Library - Thomas Harrison


Several large print novels have recently been added to our library. Among these are Ann H. Gabhart's first two novels from her Shaker series: The Outsider and The Believer.


In The Outsider, Gabrielle Hope has the gift of "knowing-visions," which can warn of things to come. Surprisingly, when she and her mother join a Shaker community called Pleasant Hill in 1807, her gift is accepted by the community. Yet Gabrielle fears this gift, for the unwanted visions are often ones of sorrow and tragedy.


The Believer is centered on Elizabeth Duncan, an orphan whose parents have died, leaving her in charge of her younger brother and sister. With her options limited, Elizabeth learns that Harmony Hill, the Shaker community in the next county, takes in orphans. As times passes, she finds herself attracted to a handsome young Believer named Ethan, which begins to complicate both of their lives.