This Weeks Calendar ~

Today ~
6:30 pm Prayer Meeting ~ chapel, all are welcome. Short devotional, prayer concerns and corporate prayer.

Tuesday, July 23
Children and Youth Aqua Park Day! Meet at the church at 12:30 pm to head to Canyon’s water park. They will be back to the church at about 5:00 pm. $8 per person, plus money for snacks. Call Tye for more info. 355-6526.

Wednesday, July 24
6:30 pm Safety Meeting ~ parlor. If you are on the safety team, please come. If you are interested in being a part of the safety team, please come.

Saturday, July 27
9:00 am to noon High Plains Food Bank Work Day, 815 S. Ross. Please join this group, it is a great way to show the community some love from FCC.

Sunday, July 28 ~ Summer Soles for Souls Campaign has kicked off! Be collecting and gathering your shoes that you no longer need or want. Please rubber band or tie shoe laces together. We will pack the shoes we collect during/after worship July 28.

A message from the Board ~ They have approved to fill the vacancy spot on the board with Betty Chronic. A congregational vote will take place on Sunday, August 4 after worship in the sanctuary regarding this issue. There will be a quarterly financial report available at this meeting, as well.

Sunday, August 4 ~ All Church Night at the Ballpark! Come catch a Sod Poodles game with your church family. Contact Dick Snyder 584-0732 or Judy Greer 672-5091 for more info!

Update on the Stained Glass ~ The glass that was damaged last year is being worked on and is expected to be completed and installed around the end of July!!

The Search Committee is diligently and prayerfully meeting. They have decided to cast a wider net and will continue to follow the path laid out before them.

In-Gathering for July/August is SCHOOL SUPPLIES We are collecting notebook paper, spirals, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors and glue. Thank you for your continued support of the In Gathering each month.

The Weekly Blog that is emailed out each week is now available in the Narthex on Sunday. If you are not receiving the weekly blog please call Kelley in the church office to be added to that list! If you would like to be mailed a monthly blog please call the church office.

Prayer Shawls have been placed around the sanctuary for your use! Please do not take them home with you, they are to be left in the pews after each service. If you are chilly feel free to use one!! Courtesy of FCC Prayer Shawl Ministry

If you or someone you know is in the hospital, PLEASE call the church office. We want to call on you and visit, but if we do not know we can not care for you!

Stephen Ministry ~ Are you experiencing a difficult time in your life – grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness or another life crisis? A Stephen Minister can provide confidential, Christ- centered care. Contact Kim Wilson, 674-5721, Betty Chronic, 570-6248, or John Connell, 352-6297.

Amazonsmile.com ~ We are excited to announce First Christian Church of Amarillo is a listed charity within AmazonSmile.com! When you log in with your normal Amazon.com sign-in and
password, for every purchase you make Amazon will donate .5% of your total to the church! Just use AmazonSmile like you would normally use Amazon! After you log in you will need to select First Christian Church of Amarillo as your charity. If you have any questions feel free to call Kelley in the church office.

Adult Sunday School Classes
All adult classes at First Christian are open to visitors and new members. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. We invite you and encourage you to visit several classes and then choose that one that you find interesting, affirming and challenging!

The Mariners Class
This class meets in the east classroom behind the stage area in Snodgrass Hall. This class is taught by Joel Olson.

Friendship Class
This class meets across from the Kids for Christ area, and is taught by Don McColl. The class uses the Uniform Series. As the name states they celebrate friendship with everyone. Some of the ways they do this is with a prayer chain in the class, monthly birthday celebrations and special celebrations.

Fellowship Class
Located behind Snodgrass Hall, members rotate teachers each Sunday, using Old and New Testament curriculum from David C. Cook. The Fellowship Class supports various chosen charity
projects yearly. Currently the rotation of teachers include Harvest Riedt, Doniece Ray, Phil Woodall and Beverly Whittler.

Covenant Class
Located behind Snodgrass Hall, this discussion oriented Bible study class is taught by Ralph Maxfield. This class meets in a room north of Snodgrass Hall. Our class uses the “Present Word”
curriculum which is a topical study and scripturally based. We have outreach concerns and responses and class functions away from church during the year. About 30 members with 20 or so
being there consistently. We work hard on loving each other.

Visionaries Class
This class meets in room 43 (behind Friendship and across from Kids for Christ), and is taught by Robert Huddleston. Visionaries Class is continuing its study on the Apostles and how they influenced the church today. They are studying the Disciple James this week. Feel free to call Robert Huddleston, the teacher of the class for more info, 806-683-5308.