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Weekly Announcements

Updated: Oct 18, 2018

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AdultSS Program Sunday at 9:45am in Heritage Hall Dr. Scott Larson, Jason Ludwig, and members of the congregation will be speaking about Who are the Samaritans that God has placed in our lives, and how do we minister to them? High School students will attend Adult SS today.

Dinner and Program, 6:00-8:00 pm, in Heritage Hall. Come enjoy a Mexican-style meal. Youth Missions team members will share testimonies. Dan and Shelly Young will speak about their ministry in Mexico. Childcare is provided.

Tuesday Morning Missions Prayer TimeAre you looking for ways to reach people for Christ? One way is to join together with a small but dedicated group as we pray for the ministries of our FCCH missionaries serving both locally and overseas on Tuesday, October 23, 7:45-8:30 am in the Ministry Center classroom 22.

The Missions Committee

Elementary Teachers Update Tomorrow, Monday October 22 Calling all elementary teachers and leaders to gather with Jared Larson for an update after the first month of teaching your children’s group. Join us in the Café from 7:00-8:30 pm tomorrow.

Men’s Potluck Breakfast Saturday, October 27 Men, plan now to attend our next Potluck Breakfast on Saturday morning, October 27 at 8:00 am in Heritage Hall. You can sign up with a “clipboard guy” today. Cost is $5.00 or bring a hot breakfast dish to share. Our guest speaker is our new Elementary Children’s Director, Jared Larson, who will be sharing his faith journey. These breakfasts are always a great time of fellowship, so plan to join us!

David Rox, david.rox@gordon.edu

Stephen Ministry Information Night November 7

Last year, seven members of our church received Stephen Ministry training. The reviews are in, and it was fantastic! We are inviting men and women interested in gaining skills to care for others, be a good listener, and come alongside people in difficult times to an evening to hear more about Stephen Ministry and to pray about being a part of our next training cohort which will begin in January. Email to let us know you are coming, or for more information.

Kathy Lindsay klindsay72@gmail.com

FCCH Bookkeeper Position

As Vicki Best retires from the Treasurer position at FCCH at the end of 2018, we are seeking a part-time bookkeeper to oversee all aspects of the accounting functions of the church. This position reports to the Business Administrator and will work closely with the Treasurer and Stewardship Committee. Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree; knowledge of and experience with QuickBooks accounting software; knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Work hours are flexible and expected to be 6-10 hours each week. Applicants please send resume and cover letter to Vicki Best, vlbest@verizon.net.

Baptism and Profession of Faith Service Rescheduled We have rescheduled our service of baptism and confirmation of infant baptism, which was rained out this summer! Please plan to join us at North Shore Community Baptist Church next Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 pm.

New Members Class Begins October 28

The class is run by Pastor Dave & Pastor Kevin and meets Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11,

and 18 at 9:45 am in the church first floor classroom. Contact the church office, info@fcchamilton.org, or one of the pastors if you are interested.

Foster Care Training Hosts

We are looking for people to help host on one of these four Saturdays (Nov. 3, 10, 17 & Dec. 1). We will be hosting the training for applicants interested in becoming Foster parents. We need people to be there to welcome, set up coffee and snacks, serve lunch, and to clean up at the end of the day. If you are interested or want to know more, please contact Pastor Kevin, kbaird@fcchamilton.org.

Blessing Milestone Coffee for Parents of Preschoolers-Nov. 4 Parents will receive a presentation of the Blessing Milestone with resources and practical guides to nurture young children and help them draw near to God. Come and enjoy coffee together and connect with other parents of preschool children. Hosted by Pastor Kevin Baird and Christine Hendrickson. Meet us in the church library from 9:45-10:45am.

Bethlehem Experience-Save the Date! Save the date of Saturday, December 1 for our interactive family Christmas event from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. See signup sheet in the foyer. More info coming later.

God’s House Bake Sale Funds A BIG thank you to everyone who donated both goodies and money to the God’s House Bake Sale event. We were able to raise $222.25 for Christian from Uganda, whom we support through Compassion International! We pray God will use those funds to be a blessing in both his life and the lives of his parents. We thank God for all of your hearts to give, and pray you will find His love and His grace thriving in the life of your homes. And a final thank you to Matt & Christine Allen, and the awesome 3rd grade team who gave of their time to run the Bake Sale event! You all did an amazing job!

Christine Hendrickson, Early Childhood Director chendrickson@fcchamilton.org Jared Larson, Elementary Children’s Director jlarson@fcchamilton.org 978-468-1940

Looking for New Nursery Workers You’re invited to serve in our Nursery on a rotating schedule! The Crawler and Toddler nurseries invite you to see first-hand the wonder of God’s creation in newborns and toddlers as you give the gift of attending the service to young parents. We are looking for many new caregivers to add to our veteran workers who serve during the 8:30 am and 11:00 am services. Serve once a month or choose your own dates. New caregivers will be trained in nursery policy. A background check (CORI) must be completed before their first date of service.

Lauren Sager, Nursery Coordinator lbmsager@gmail.com

Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Deuteronomy 8:3 says, "Man does not live by bread alone but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD." Join us on Tuesday mornings as we study the word of God. We meet at the Depot Diner in North Beverly at 6:15 am. Please contact Bob Murray if you are interested.

Bob Murray rdbrmurray@gmail.com

Sunday Dinners November 4

Join us for one of these informal gatherings that provide an easy way for people in our congregation to make connections. Please invite newcomers and visitors, and feel free to drop in if you haven’t attended in the past. If you know you are coming, visit fcchamilton.org to RSVP.

  • Topsfield/Ipswich at 12:45 pm: Craig and Kelly Story, Ipswich

  • Hamilton/Wenham at 5:00 pm: Tim and Jeanne Whitman, S. Hamilton Kerilyn Harkaway-Krieger kerilyn.harkaway@gmail.com

Youth Ministry:High School Youth Group

Getting you through the week since 2015!

We meet every Tuesday from 6:45-8:45 pm for active games, food, discussion, and prayer. We are studying the Old Testament books of Esther and Daniel as we think about being God’s people in challenging times.High School students will attend Adult SS today.

Middle School Youth Group 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their friends are invited to join us every Wednesday night. Don't miss all the high-energy games, worship, teaching, and small group breakouts as we talk about the attributes of God. From 6:45-8:30 pm in the Ministry Center.

Chelsea Erickson 978-468-1940 ckerickson@fcchamilton.org Instagram: @hamilton_ym

It's Christmas and "We're on the Air"!

Christmas is fast approaching. We are creating a performance for the Children's Christmas Eve service. Rehearsals begin Sunday, November 11 from 12:30- 2:00 pm and continue every Sunday for grades 6 and up. All participants must be able to attend the dress rehearsal on December 23 at 3:00 pm and the 4:00 pm Children's Christmas Eve Service. If you are interested, come to the read through on November 4 from 2:45- 3:45 pm in the Ministry Center, Room 11.

Women’s Bible Studies

NightLight has just begun its second four-week study and we are examining what scriptures say about reconciliation (Oct 25 & Nov 1, 8). We would love for you to join us Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in Room 11 in the Ministry Center. Join us Tuesday mornings in Heritage Hall from 9:15 am to 11:30 am, as SonLight is entering a six-week study on Amos. There is a children’s program on Tuesdays which requires pre-registration. Please contact Margot Rox, mrox@fcchamilton.org.

A Call for Tuesday Lunchtime Prayer

The Search Committee is asking that the congregation set aside five minutes every Tuesday at lunchtime to pray for the Senior Pastor search process.

Contact us at search@fcchamilton.org with your suggestions and feedback, and please keep our work as a Search Committee in your prayers! Members are:

David Rox, Chair Lou Brown Brad Lestage Ariana McDonough

Reid Swetland Jane Wells Lillian Wong

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