Back to Church Sunday

btcsunday_iphoneNot everybody likes Church…or even has had a good experience with Church.  Some people think the walls might cave in if they step foot in a Church.  Some have just gotten out of the habit of going or think Church is boring.  Others picture the Church as stuffy, judgmental, dressed up people who are weird…and who wants to be a part of that?

At First Christian, we are far from perfect, but we strive really hard to not be stuffy, judgmental or boring!  And we would love for you to give us/Church a chance.  We believe you will be pleasantly surprised at what you find.  Again, not anything perfect, just a group of people trying to be more like Jesus everyday.  Wear your jeans, your flip-flops, your shorts, or dress up.  We don’t care about your clothes…we care about your heart.  We care about you!!  We want you to have a place you can call home.  A family to build you up and walk with you through difficult times.  A safe place to come and ask questions and investigate this God who loves you more than you will ever be able to comprehend.

Don’t you think it’s about time you got “Back To Church?”  Or maybe for some, gave Church a chance for the first time?  No matter where you come from or what you have done, you are welcome here.  Come find out why so many are calling First Christian home.  We will be waiting to meet you…hope to see you on September 15th @ 10:45!

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Please Pray

Dora Melendreras (Pammy Jo Roberts’ mom) – Suffered a minor stroke and is in Florida Hospital, Sebring



Please Pray

Ellie Johnson (friend of Arlie & Linda Thompson) – Passed away Tuesday (8/20) – – please keep his family in your prayers during this very difficult time



Prayer Needed

Eloise Green (Billy Green’s sister-in-law) – She’s off the ventilator and doing better, but they’re running tests on her heart – – please continue to pray

Ellie Johnson (friend of Arlie & Linda Thompson – – lives in Crystal Lake Village) – He’s having major health issues and is in Florida Hospital Wauchula



Praises and Prayer Requests

Crystal Miller – Baptism

Alex See – Rededication & Baptism

Corey Dudek – Baptism

Missy Massey – Prayer requests & Praise:

  1. Prayer for everyone returning to school
  2. Dusty – For him to feel the pain so he will realize God is all he needs
  3. Paige & Dusty – PRAISE: They both have jobs!
  4. Missy – To be bold with her family about God – – to live life so they know God is her Lord

Darlene Pineiro – Prayer to overcome, through Christ, some struggles she’s been having – – God’s will is her heart’s desire

Sabrina Crawford – Prayer requests:

  1. Tina Grice – She had her baby (Carter – 10 lbs. 6 oz.) last week – – he was a 35 week preemie and is having difficulty breathing (he’s in Orlando on a respirator) – – prayer for their family as they go through this time
  2. Dale, Will & herself – Prayer for safe travels as they take Will to college – – and strength for she and Dale to “let go”

Melany Milby – Prayer for strength as they take Danielle to school; also an unspoken prayer request

April Walkington – Prayer requests:

  1.  Tina Grice – She had her baby on Thursday (8/15) 5 weeks early. Carter Thomas Price came into this world 10 lbs. 6 oz. and 22 inches, but with weak lungs. He had difficulty breathing and was airlifted to Orlando – – he is still not doing well – – prayer that he receives a healing and grows up a healthy boy. Please pray for Tina and the family also.
  2.  April & family – Continued prayer for their situation
  3.  Aaron – Prayer for him while he goes through this storm in his life

Brenda Miller – Prayer for financial blessings so that they can take care of medical needs. Also, Jim is back in Iowa working – – prayer that he will be offered a permanent job so their family can be together.

Caelan Cisneros – Rededication

Janet Gibson – Prayer for her good friend (Vera Greene) and her family. Vera went to visit her daughter for 2 months in Hailey, Idaho, but now they have been caught up in the terrible fires with notice of possible evacuation and loss of their home – – prayer for their safety. (Vera states that you can not go outside because the smoke is so bad, and they can see the fire on the mountains in the distance.)



Please Pray

Eloise Green (Billy Green’s sister-in-law) – She’s in the hospital in Tallahassee – – she’s on a ventilator and having heart problems



Praises and Prayer Requests

Bev Whaley – Prayer for her brother-in-law (Rueben Boyd) – – he’s in the hospital in Atlanta with heart problems

April Walkington – She would like thank everyone for their support and love during this difficult time in their family. Please continue to pray for all parties involved – – that God works on them all and they grow because of it.

Krystle Massey – Prayer requests:

1.   Missy Massey – Prayer for safe travel home from Alabama
2.   Dusty Massey – Continued prayer
3.   Herself – She has about 3 weeks left of her pregnancy and she’s getting nervous – – prayer for peace and strength

Darlene Pineiro – Prayer for a dear friend (Ronnie Hamrick) – – for God’s leading and His perfect will for Ronnie as he follows after God’s heart

D. Williams-Tatis – Prayer requests:

1.   Gloria Jameson – She wants to become a member of FCC – – please reach out to her during her recovery from injury to her legs (P.O. Box 9998, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890)
2.   Herself & her family – Prayer for healing – – both physically & spiritually

Lori Abbott – Prayer for Brittany Abbott Wiggins – – she’s in ICU in Tampa General due to a medication allergy – – prayer for healing & guidance for the doctors (UPDATE: she has been moved to a private room)

D’Lise Wyckoff – Prayer requests:

1.   Stephanie Roberson – She is in a trying time – – prayer for understanding, peace & acceptance
2.   Stephanie Helveston – She is down in her back and in a lot of pain; also an unspoken prayer request for her

Lorie Crouse – Prayer for her family – – her dad (whom she hasn’t seen in 16 years) is coming to live with them – – prayer for God to be at the center of this change

Rocky Glisson – Prayer for his wife (Debra) – – she has diverticulitis and is looking at the prospect of having to have her colon removed – – prayer for healing

Caroline Ellis – Prayer requests:

1.   Brad Ellis – Continued prayer – – he is still having dizzy spells and doctors can’t seem to find the cause after several tests. He will be seeing another specialist at the end of the month – – prayer that they find out what is causing his problems.
2.   Dick & Caroline – They will be traveling out of the country from 8/15-8/28 – – prayer for traveling mercies



Please Pray

Robin Perez (Bobby Senkeleski’s aunt) – She suffered a massive stroke and has quite a bit of damage – – the doctor says her prognosis is not good at this time. She’s in St. Joseph’s Hospital – Tampa.

Ester Albritton – She’s very thankful for the prayers and is doing better – – please continue to pray for complete healing



Praises & Prayers

August 4, 2013

Amanda Purdy – Baptism

Bradley Williams – Baptism

April Walkington – Prayer for Tina Grice – – she is 35+ weeks in her pregnancy and is having a bad time with it – – prayer that God holds her and the baby until it is healthy for him to come into this world

Kathy Hawk – Prayer for her dad (Cliff Jones) – – he is going to be starting chemo and needs prayer since he is already in a weakened state health-wise

Krystle Massey – Praises & Prayer:

1. Praise – Missy made it Alabama safely
2. Praise – Dusty has a job!
3. Prayer – Continued prayer for Dusty and for their family

Don Simmers – Prayer – – his liver is shutting down, but doctors believe it can be turned around – – prayer for good tests

Renee Johnston – Prayer to stop being a “people pleaser” and to focus on pleasing God instead – – prayer for strength

Caelan Cisneros – Prayer

Brandi McNulty – Prayer requests:

1. Maya McKibbin (12 years old) – – having difficulty with chemo and low white blood count – – prayer for her family also
2. Prayer for her parents (Fred & Donna Salmon) – – prayer for safe travels as they’re in Alaska



Please Pray

Betty Staley – She missed some steps when coming out of her house and hurt her leg and ankle and can hardly get around – – please pray for healing