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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
120 N. McArthur Macomb, Illinois
(309) 837-6473

January 2, 2014




Scriptures and Sermon Titles for January/February


January 5    John 1:10-18    Grace Upon Grace

January 12    Rev. Terry Foland Guest Minister

January 19    John 1:35-42    Here is the Lamb

January 26    Matthew 4:18-23    First Disciples

February 2    Matthew 5:1-12    Bless Ed

February 9    Matthew 5:13-20    You Are

February 16    Matthew 5:21-26    Reconciled

February 23    Matthew 5:38-48    To Perfect Love






All of us on staff would like to thank you for all the support you give to us through-out the year. Please receive our sincerest gratitude for the gifts provided at Christ-mas. It truly is a blessing to share in ministry with all of you! 


Kelly, Annetta, Bill, Carol, Paul, Brandi, and Brittany


Sermon Date

Sermon Title


January 5, 2014

Grace Upon Grace

John 1:10-18

Property Committee


The Property Committee has had a very busy year. 


The Nursery was redone with new walls, floor, and painting. A mural was painted on one wall and all new furniture was purchased. Toys were sorted and cleaned. 


Work was completed in the basement Scout room with repair to walls and ceiling. Repairs were also made on the south wall of the kitchen. 


New chair racks and round tables were purchased, along with a beautiful new serving counter in Fellowship Hall. 


The old furnace and some of the lead pipes were removed from the basement area. The janitorial storage area was cleaned and reorganized. The Property Committee hosted a day of complete cleaning of the church property and filled a dumpster with items that were no longer useful. 


The steps on the west side of the building were replaced and work has begun on the gutters on the upper areas of the west side of the church. More work is pending for this area. 


Thanks to everyone who has helped the Property Committee in any capacity in 2013! 


Save The Date!


The State of the Church will be the topic of the gathering on January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. There will be a baked potato bar; the Membership Committee will provide baked potatoes and toppings, drinks and table service. You are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. After the meal, a presentation will be given by Rev. Ingersoll. On Sunday, when you are signing the Friendship Register, please put a number beside your name if you plan to attend the supper. We would just like to be sure we have enough potatoes!  


The Secret Place



For the last three years, a generous person in the congregation (not the same person each year) has underwritten the subscription of The Secret Place for the congregation to take home and use for their daily devotions. 


The subscription is expiring with the Spring 2014 issue. We have a subscription for 12 copies at a yearly rate of $105.00. 


Would you be willing to underwrite the subscription and share the devotionals with others? 


If so, write a check to First Christian Church and mark it for a subscription to The Secret Place and place it in the offering. 


Thank you for considering this gift to the FCC family. 


Offering Envelope


Some 2014 offering envelopes are on a table in the Parlor. If there is not one for you and you want one, please call Annetta in the church office and she will assign one to you.  


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Second Sunday After Christmas


Sermon Title:

Grace Upon Grace



John 1:10-18


Lectionary Readings:    

Jeremiah 31:7-14

Psalm 147:12-20

Solomon 10:15-21

Ephesians 1:3-14

John 1:1-9), 10-18  


SERVING THIS WEEK OF January 5, 2014

Worship Leader:

Connie Workman



Mike Drake (bread); Janet Shank (cup)
















Central East



Balcony South





Sanctuary Superintendent(s):



Soundboard Tech:

Eric Reed


Children's Moment:

Connie Workman


Children's Church:

Shannon Reed


Coffee Fellowship Time:

Joyce Randall


Hospital Caller(s):

Mary Stipanowich


Sunday Morning Office Staff:



Finacial Escort

Dean Rockwell


Weekly Calendar


Sunday, January 5

Rod Burg opens/closes church 

Rod/Nita Burg drive(s) the van 

8:30 AM Prayer Group 

9:00 AM Sunday School 

10:00 AM Coffee Fellowship 

10:30 AM Worship 

1:30 PM Shut-in Communion 

Elders: Janet Shank 

Chris Zimmerman 


5:00 PM Youth Group 


Wednesday, January 8 

6:30 PM Choir Rehearsal 


Sunday, January 12 

Bill Butcher opens/closes church 

Bob Sherwood drive(s) the van 

8:30 AM Prayer Group 

8:30 AM Department Head Training 

9:00 AM Sunday School 

10:00 AM Coffee Fellowship 

10:30 AM Worship 

5:00 PM Youth Group 


Birthdays and Anniversaries

8 Jim Schauble 


9 Norma Sims 

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