Most activities at FCC are currently held via Zoom.
Sundays at 9:00am: Adult Church School (in-person and on Zoom)
Sundays at 10:30am: Worship (in-person and on Zoom)
Sundays at 11:35 (following worship): Youth Church School
Mondays (1st 3rd & 5th) at 7:00pm Mind Wholeness Ministry Spiritual Support Group
Wednesdays at 11:45am: Picnic Party
Thursdays at 6:00pm: Thursday Conversation: Imagine
Fridays at 9am: Coffee Chat
This Sunday in Worship
Sunday, October 24, 2021
On Zoom and In-Person!
The 9:00am Adult Sunday School will resume hybrid style on Sunday, October 31. This means you may attend online via zoom OR at church in the Parlor.
“We are the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a movement for Wholeness in a fragmented world.”
Hymns we’re singing this week:
Reminders About Zoom Worship:
- Connect by 10:20am and make sure you are muted when the service begins. Having everyone connected early (even if you are not present on screen yet) helps us help you with any technical problems and begin our livestream and recording of the service without background noise.
- Prayer Concerns: Email your prayer concerns to Pastor Ailsa this week or type them in the Zoom chat when you log in.
- Communion: Get your bread and cup ready for communion prior to service.
- Please, make your required reservation in advance. EACH WEEK, contact the church office Monday-Wednesday the week prior to the service. Email: email@example.com OR Call: (520) 624-8695 to reserve your seats. Due to physical distancing, we must plan the seating arrangement to help keep people safe.
- Please, wear an effective mask over the nose and mouth. If you do not have one, one will be provided.
- Please, enter and exit at the red doors to the Sanctuary on Speedway.
- Please, maintain physical distancing (6 feet minimum).
- Please, check in at the Greeter’s table upon entering. Your temperature will be checked there.
- Please, use the individual communion packets provided.
- Please, allow the ushers to guide and assist you before and during the service.
- Please, allow the ushers to dismiss you following the service.
- Please, give offerings as you exit.
- Please, hum not sing during the music.
- Please, socialize outside of the building.
- Please, email, call in or text your prayer requests in advance to the minister OR bring the prayer request already written legibly to the worship service.
Thank you for supporting the safety and well-being of all as we expand our worship experience.
Thank you on behalf of the “Return” Team
Lori Gale, Lori Bryant, David Stadle, Violet Bierce, and Debbie Stadle
A Thursday Conversation
Thursdays at 6 pm
This week, we will be looking at this stanza of the Preamble:
In the bonds of Christian faith
we yield ourselves to God
that we may serve the One
whose kingdom has no end.
Bring your thoughts and reactions to our meeting this Thursday night as we explore together what these words mean to us, along with a time of song and prayer.
Let us IMAGINE together what possibilities God has in store for us as we renew our covenant to God and to one another in creating and sustaining the Beloved Community.
All Saints Day: Sunday, November 7
We are the legacy of those who have gone before us. On All Saints Sunday, we give thanks to God for loved ones who have impacted our lives, church, and community. If you would like your loved one represented on the altar we will have in worship that day, please email their picture to Pastor Ailsa, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also have a special moment of thanksgiving and memoriam for those in our faith community who have died since our last All Saints celebration.
Broadening our understanding for anti-racist work
October 11, 2021 marked the first federally recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The editors of Native News Online state, “To be clear, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is not just for Native Americans.”
Read why this matters: (Click on the link to read the article)
– Why Native Americans Commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day from Native News Online editors, nativenewsonline.net
– Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s What Indigenous Peoples’ Day Means to Native Americans by Emma Bowman on npr.org
CROP Hunger Walk
We’re participating in the 2021 CROP Hunger Walk to support CWS and help families who are struggling with hunger. We’re asking you to join us – with your steps and your donations – to provide more meals for the growing number of people in our community who need them, and greater food security in communities around the world.
Team FCC Tucson
Sunday, November 7 at 2:00pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church
400 E University Blvd
More Info About the WALK Here.
DONATE:Anytime, using this link:
#SaveAsylum Vigil Invitation
- Prayerful in tone
- Share the stories of asylum seekers
- Attract local media attention
Bring your mask, some water and a hat! If you would like to make a signor banner in support of restoring asylum, that would be great. We will also have some for you to use. We will say prayers, lift up the stories of those who have been waiting, chant and sing peacefully. You may like to also bring something to represent these families which include many children (a candle, a child’s toy etc.) Our theme will be “Restore Protection for Holy Families.”
Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Call Janis Sherick, 520-501-9343 if you have questions, or to let us know that you will be there.
How you can help:
- Fill a bag with:
- Peanut butter (16 oz. jar)
- Spaghetti sauce (24 oz. jar)
- Meals in a can: chili, ravioli, etc.
- Canned meats: tuna, chicken, spam
- Mac ‘n’ Cheese
- Stuffing mix
- Instant potatoes
- DELIVER BAG TO: ICS Northwest Food Bank located at 2820 W. Ina Rd. M-F from 11am-4pm throughout the month of October.
- Give to FCC, noting it is for ICS Bag-a-thon
- Donate online @ https://p2p.onecause.com/
Casa Alitas Urgent Needs
Casa Alitas is receiving up to 200 guests per day. They are in urgent need of supplies. Here is a fun way to help out and know that you are bringing joy to the children.
- Purchase stuffed animals for the kids – here is a really great deal on Amazon – 25 stuffed animals for $38.99
- Purchase crayons, journals and small toys for ages 5-11.
- Put together activity bags for the kids. Click here for instructions.
If you are able to help with any of these items, bring them to the church and we will get them to Casa Alitas.
Events and Resources
Wednesdays at 9:00am
Join in prayer with Disciples from across the US and Canada each Wednesday at 9:00am.
Mind Wholeness Ministry Spiritual Support Group
Picnic Party Every Wednesday
Friday Coffee Chat
Fridays at 8:00am
Thank you for continuing to give faithfully to First Christian Church! Your gifts enable us to keep following our call to Seek God, Love Like Jesus, and Serve the World. Because that call leads us to practice justice, our church board is committed to paying all our staff during this time. Mailing a check, setting up bill pay through your bank, or giving online are available options to continue your financial commitment.