12/18/19

Upcoming Events

Family Christmas Service: December 22

This is the last week of our Christmas sermon series, “Christmas at the Movies” and we want this to be a special time for all our families as we celebrate Jesus’ birth together. With that, we have a few extra surprises and gifts for everyone. Please plan to be here early for service. This is a great opportunity for you to invite someone new to join us. Bring a friend and come watch Charlie Brown with us for the last week of “Christmas at the Movies.”

Encounter Sunday: December 29th

Please join us for our 5th Sunday, Encounter Worship on December 29th. We will be taking more time to focus on worship and talking about what it should look like in our daily lives. This Encounter Sunday, we will put special emphasis on communion. Why was this “Love Feast” such an important time for the early believers? How important is it for us today? Don’t miss this time of worship.

Small Group Retreat: January 17-19

Each Spring FC Students takes the High School students on their annual Small Group Retreat to Panama City Beach. We take this time to help our High School students grow closer to the Lord and also to help them grow closer to one another. This year, the dates are January 17-19. We will meet at the church at 5:00pm on Friday to leave and be back at the church by 2:00pm on Sunday. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, January 12. In order to reserve your spot, you must turn in a permission slip and turn in your $75. If you have any questions about the Small Group Retreat, please contact Taran Howell at thowell@firstcitychurch.org.

21 Days of Prayer: January 5-25

We are looking forward to our 21 Days of Prayer starting January 5th. This is a time for our entire congregation to take time out of our busy lives and pray together. We do this as a church twice a year in January and August. This is a time for all of us to refocus our hearts and mind on God. 
 
 

Ministry Updates

The 9

We have been at one service now for a month and we are so pleased with the transition. We will continue with one service through 21 Days of Prayer in January. With this, we still want to offer a time of worship for our Sunday morning Dream Team members who are volunteering. This service will be called “The 9” and will have a time of worship, a shortened message, and communion. If you have any questions, please email info@firstcitychurch.org. 
 

FC Nursery and FC Kids Closings

Over the two next weeks, FC Nursery and FC Kids will have special closings due to our Family Christmas Service and Encounter Sunday. Here’s the list of each event and which ministries will be closed:
December 22 – Family Christmas Service:

FC Nursery and FC Kids will be closed. FC Kids will be performing a song at the beginning of service. If your child would like to participate, please drop them off in the Hangout Room by 9:40am and come pick them up from the Kid’s Check-In room following their performance in service.

December 29 – Encounter Sunday:

FC Kids will be closed, but FC Nursery will be open for children 3 and under. We want this to be a time for families to worship together in service. 

Contribution Statements

First City wants to thank everyone who has given this year. We are been so blessed by all your donations and are looking forward to 2020. As we are quickly approaching tax season, we know that some of you will be looking for your contribution statements for 2019. This year, we will only process contribution sheets per request. If you need a copy of all of your recorded contribution for 2019, please email scox@firstcitychurch.org. She can either email it to you or have it ready to be picked up on the following Sunday.
 
 
 
Disclaimer: The First City Minute exists to fill in the communication gaps between our quarterly All Together Wednesday’s. If you have an event or activity that you want promoted in the First City Minute, please email info@firstcitychurch.org. In the email please provide your name, contact information and any necessary details of your request. This is not to be used for a prayer wall, money exchange, small group messaging, or Growth Track reminder. If you would like to submit a prayer request to be added to our prayer wall, please click HERE.