Praise & Prayer Requests

D’Gee Hodges – Membership.    
John & Veronica Martinez – Membership.    

Knight Family – FCC lost a beloved member last week. Carol Knight went to meet Jesus, after her battle with cancer. Please keep her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Your help is needed!

FCC lost a beloved member last night. Carol Knight went to meet Jesus, after her battle with cancer. Services are as follows: Visitation Friday, November 17th, 6-8 pm at Robarts Funeral Home. The funeral will be at First Christian Church at 10 am on Saturday, November 18th, followed by the graveside service, then a meal at FCC. If you can help by preparing food, or volunteering to serve food, click here to sign-up.
The Family has requested donations to First Christian Church in lieu of flowers.

Prayer Needed!

Carol Knight – She went home to be with her Lord last night. Please keep Chuck, the boys and the rest of the family in your prayers during this very difficult time. Visitation is Friday (11/17) 6:00-8:00 PM at Robarts. Funeral is Saturday (11/18) 10:00 AM at FCC with graveside to follow. The Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please give a donation to First Christian Church.

Please Pray

Teresa Simmons – She’s in Bartow Regional Medical Center having tests run. UPDATE: Teresa came home Wednesday (11/15) afternoon and will be following up with her regular physician

Video Announcements

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New Women’s Life Group Study

Michelle Crutchfield’s Life Group will begin a new study titled “The Women of Christmas” told from the book of Luke by the author Liz Curtis Higgs. The series will begin Wednesday, November 29th. 
The study is an account of Jesus’ birth, emphasizing the women in the story who have hearts to follow God. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse and introducing you to The Women of Christmas. Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.
Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life this Christmas season.
For more information, click here, or to join this group, click here.

Jim See’s Life Group…

Beginning November 27th, Jim See’s life group will be studying a NEW 4-part series called “On Location” by Andy Stanley.When you stop to consider the decaying moral and ethical climate in our culture and in our world, you may be tempted to wonder, “Is there any hope?  Will things ever  improve?”

Two thousand years ago Jesus addressed a handful of men and women who had the same questions, “ You are the salt of the earth—You are the light of the world.”  Translated, you have been strategically placed by God to preserve culture and illuminate God’s will for man.

And that’s exactly what they did.

If there was hope then, there is certainly hope now.  In this four part series, Andy unpacks what it means to be salt and light ON LOCATION; where we live, work and play.
Click here for more information on this life group including meeting time and location.

Community Thanksgiving Day Meal

The Community Thanksgiving Meal is sponsored by the Hardee County Ministerial Association and the Hardee Help Center serving more than 600 meals in Hardee County on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner is served from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Wauchula (207 North 7th Avenue, Wauchula).
We’re looking for volunteers to cook an already purchased turkey this Thanksgiving. FCC has committed to cook 42 turkeys for the meal, so your help would be greatly appreciated! The turkeys will be provided and will need to be picked up here at the church on Monday, November 20th, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. All you have to do is pick up your turkey(s), cook it/them, and deliver it/them to the Methodist Church on the corner of Palmetto & 7th Avenue, Thanksgiving morning at 8:45 AM (PLEASE NO EARLIER THAN 8:30 AM!! AND PLEASE ENSURE ALL TURKEYS ARE FULLY COOKED!!!) They will take it from there, carving it, getting it ready to be served. You can cook it any way you like…deep fried, grilled, oven baked…any way you want and as many as you want!
To sign up to cook a turkey or help in other ways with this meal, click here to fill out the form. 

Generations Cafe


Hardee Help Center Job Opening

The Hardee Help Center has a job position open for Executive Director, 35 hours per week. They are seeking someone who is actively involved in a local evangelical church and who is devoted to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s or higher degree in related field; or Associate in Arts with a minimum of 4+ years of experience in related field. Experience working in a managerial or supervisory capacity. Pick-up an application at the Hardee Help Center, or download an application from their website at Application and resume can be returned  between Monday – Friday; 9am – 2pm. If you have any questions regarding the position, email The deadline to submit completed applications is Monday, November 27, 2017. The Hardee Help Center is a ministry that operates under the Hardee County Ministerial Association, Inc., an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer, and a Drug-Free Workplace.