Starting Sunday, January 29th, Mark Tarnow will be facilitating a class looking at how we can live out our faith in a way that is "Counter Culture". This class will follow the video session teachings put out by David Platt from his book, Counter Culture. It will last 6 weeks and cover the topics of culture, wealth, human life, sexuality, race and faith. The class will be held at 10:30 in the Sanctuary.
CMA’s Canon Crusaders Chapter is having a Pancake Fundraiser at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (9th & Main) on Saturday, February 4th from 7-9 am. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and milk for $7/meal.
Thank you, church family, for supporting our Run for the Son events in the past. We invite you to join us on February 4th.
Contact Carolyn Merriman if you have any questions.
Are you interested in finding a place to serve here at Christian Family Fellowship? Are you curious about what kind of ministry opportunities are available to get involved in? On Sunday, February 12th, CFF will be holding a ministry fair. Directly following service, we will head over to the Gathering Place where representatives from our various ministries will be set up and available to share more information about how you can plug in and serve! Plan to stay a little late on that day to attend. Be in prayer about where God may want you to serve!
Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 @ 12 pm Fellowship Hall
(Followed by a short talk by Pastor Mike) During the cold winter months, a potluck sure sounds good. Please bring a main dish and a salad, soup or dessert. Drinks, plates, cups and plasticware provided. We hope to see you at the Senior Valentine Potluck. Bring your friends!! Our last Valentine potluck in 2020 was well-attended and enjoyed.
If you have questions, feel free to call John Repar
Are you interested in being baptized? CFF will be celebrating baptisms at the end of February. Talk to Pastor Mike to set up a time to talk about being baptized!
Pastor Mike's Book of the Month
"It can be a real challenge in our culture today to live out our faith. There are so many influences that come to bear against us in addition to countless societal issues and problems. One of the more common responses in the last several decades is for the Church to develop a social gospel, trying to leverage resources and efforts into solving problems and meeting needs, all while remaining politically correct. Unfortunately, this idea of a social gospel quickly loses any right to use the word "gospel" at all as the constant pressure to remain politically correct and tolerant eliminates Christ from such efforts. Pastor David Platt has written a thoughtful and compassionate call to true Gospel action in light of current societal issues in his book Counter Culture. In this book, he takes an honest look at many current issues that our world is facing (including sex-trafficking, same-sex marriage, poverty, abortion and many others) to help followers of Christ understand their role and responsibility in each of these areas. I will warn you that this book is not for the faint of heart. You will be stretched. You will be challenged. You will be called to change the way that you think, talk and act. However, I'm certain that you will be blessed personally and be a blessing to many others if you read and apply what Pastor Platt presents in Counter Culture. This book will be available on the book rack in the lobby on January 1st for $20."
Shake Off Tot gym is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from October through April from 9:30 till 11:30 am. This will be the 7th year! Tot Gym is a place for young children to "shake off" some energy while parents and caregivers can make connections with others.
Tot Gym will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 11th and Wednesday, Jan. 2Sfh from 9:30 -11:30 am. We have had a very good turnout this year. Please pray that moms orcaregivers who are feeling lonely or isolated hear about Tot Gym and join us.
Save Your Cans
Ella Rose has graciously offered to collect aluminum cans to benefit the church youth. Please save your cans and put them in the barrel on the east side of the ‘Lighthouse’ building. If you don’t know where the Lighthouse building is, it’s to the left of the church office. Ella checks and empties the barrel periodically and turns in the proceeds to the church office. Thank you, Ella, for taking on this ministry!
You will notice outside the Prayer Room (by the coat rack), there are several different booklets available with interesting topics. Please feel free to take one or two. They are free!
Children's Church is in need of teachers. It would involve a one Sunday a month commitment. All supplies and lessons are provided and ready for you each Sunday. You do not need to have a teaching certificate or extensive Bible training or knowledge to be qualified. All we ask is that you have a personal relationship with Christ, attend church regularly, and are willing to share God's truths to the children. You can even learn alongside the children as you go. Please let me know if you are interested or if you have helped in the past and would like to continue helping.
Volunteers are still needed in the nursery! Lately ,we haven't had many children in our nursery at CFF. But, we want to make sure that if we have visitors that someone is available, especially if those visitors are looking for a church family. Please consider taking a monthly turn to make sure this ministry is available each Sunday morning. If you have any questions, please talk with Sarah Comstock.
CF Youth is looking for a few volunteers to help during Youth Group on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-8:00. There are several tasks that you can help with from being more in the background or working directly with the Youth. CF Youth has a great group of teens that are very respectful and would welcome your encouragement. Please contact Adam Copper or Laura Copper to speak about how you can help CF Youth!
We will be meeting each Sunday in the CFF library from 8:25 a. m. to 8:45. This time will be devoted to praying exclusively for every facet of the services of our church on that particular Sunday. You are welcome to come for all or any part of the time. We will provide a handout to guide us during this time.
There is a rack with several small biblical counseling booklets in the foyer outside the main doors to the auditorium that provide biblical insight and wisdom for all kinds of life issues. Please feel free to browse these resources and if you'd like to take one for yourself or someone else please do so. If you'd like to help defray the cost of the booklets, we are suggesting a donation of $1.00 per booklet. Your donation can be placed in the offering box in an offering envelope marked "Counseling Booklets".If you don't have a dollar--no worries--just take whatever booklet you need.
BOOK RACK (in the lobby)
FIND YOUR BOOK AND SEE SUGGESTED DONATION ON STICKER INSIDE FRONT COVER.
IF PAYING BY CASH--PUT CASH IN OFFERING ENVELOPE AND WRITE "BOOK RACK" ON ENVELOPE.
IF PAYING BY CHECK--MAKE IT OUT TO CHURCH AND PUT "BOOK RACK" ON NOTATION LINE.
DROP ENVELOPE OR CHECK IN OFFERING BOX.
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