PRAISE & PRAYER CONCERNS

February 25, 2018

CHURCH CALENDAR
And when you pray this week: Praise our Lord and Savior; Praise God for giving you the invitation to pray. Praise God for giving you the desire to learn to pray. Ask God to strengthen your prayer life. Thank Him for His many blessings; Pray for our church and the members; for our country; and ask extra blessings and help for the following:

Tithe Counters: Jo Hackler & Joyce Cowart
Worship Deacon: Paul Beenen 
Elders: Joan Morrow & Jan Lyle Beenen
Worship Leader: Clarence Kessler
Open Building: Mike Rodgers
Home Centered: Joan Morrow & Jan Beenen
Ushers: Steve & Rose Alice Chambers
Greeters: Shelby Evans, Mike Milich, &
Linn Wallace

Dear Church Family,
     Here is a news release that was sent out about the Lenten Interfaith Preaching Series. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family. Put it on your Facebook page. Let's get the word out!

                                                 Beaumont's Christian Community Celebrates Lent with 48th Annual
                                                     Lenten Interfaith Preaching Series at First Christian Church 

                    Jesus told his disciples, "For where two or three gather together in my name, there am I with them." (Matt 18:20)
 
      First Christian Church of Beaumont is pleased to announce a gathering of not just one or two, but of 6 different denominations within Beaumont's Christian Community for the 48th Annual Lenten Interfaith Preaching Series.
"This is a wonderful tradition of worship and sharing," said Rev. Beth Graham of First Christian Church. "During this most holy time, we join with our brothers and sisters in Christ in our community. Without regard for the elements that make us all different, we worship and celebrate that which unites us all, Jesus Christ."
Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, Catholic, Episcopal and Methodist congregations have united to present this exciting worship experience for 48 years. Each year, a different church hosts the event. This year, First Christian Church is the host congregation. "We have a lot of wonderful events, both daytime and evening, lined up for all ages," said event chairperson, Melinda Hamilton.
While evening worship events are scheduled for 7 pm on March 4,5 & 6, Sunday March 4th will include a Youth Rally event for middle school and high school students. Monday, March 5th at 11:30 am a Women's Luncheon will be hosted and Tuesday morning at 7 am, there will be a Men's Breakfast as well. All events will be held at First Christian Church, 5290 N. Caldwood Drive, Beaumont 77707.
Each year, there is a special guest preacher provided by the host congregations. This year,
Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont, a Vice President of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church Foundation will bring an inspirational and engaging series of sermons with the theme, "The Church Will Stand."
Sponsoring Churches of this event are: Calder Baptist Church, First Christian Church, St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church, St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and
Trinity United Methodist Church.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend this unifying and uplifting series of events. Child care will be provided for all evening services.
For more information, please contact First Christian Church at 409-892-3212.

     The Lenten Interfaith Preaching Series is almost here so let's pray that this will be an uplifting and inspirational event for the whole community. Thank you to all those who are working so hard to make this possible. And remember, while we want to show off our beautiful facility, we are ultimately doing this for the glory of God.
                             In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to boast of my work for God  Romans 15:17
Blessings,
Pastor Beth

Monday, Feb. 26th
6:30 pm-
By-Laws
Revision Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 27th
9:30 am-
C.W.F.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 28th
5:15 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm Bible Study
7:00 pm Choir

Thursday, March 1st
8:30 am
Work Day

ALLISON BOLLICH
THE MILLER FAMILY
Fr. MARTY ELSNER, S.J.
Fr. ED BUVENS, S.J.
GAYLE ALLEN
DAN & PAM POPP
ELSA GARCIA
LANYA REYNOLDS
THE GAY FAMILY
THE EDWARDS FAMILY
ROBERT CHAMBERS
ASHLYNNE
TODD OLGES
COMMUNITY OF SUTHER-LAND SPRINGS
ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY IN FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO, FIRST RESPONDERS,
AND OUR MILITARY

PEOPLE WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER: Mabel Ferrell, David Delaney, Sasha Fisher, Sherry Kyte, Lucien Hebert, Ramon Ordonez, Mandy and Kory Gerber, Inge & Dr. Brad Black, Gary Bruce, The Carlisles, Kenneth Connor, Stephanie Cowart, Bill Cumming, Linda Dallas, Mary Dalton, Debra Dunham, Linda Sue Earls, John T. Franks, Marty
Graham, Fay Henry, Shirley Hilton,
Barbara Huffhines, Betty McLean, Stella Melder, Cindy Moses, Mary Weitzel, Johnny Wills, Brandi & Joe Wood, Alice Springfield, The Haney Family, Melissa Hubbard, Casey Brown, Linn Wal-lace, John & Evelyn
Gerber, The San Miguel Family,
AJ Arisco Family