Gratitude is the art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.
FCCN Sunday Service Preview - "The Widow's "Might"
November 11, 2018,
"And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny. And he said to them, "Truly, I say this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury." Mark 12: 42-43.
The story of the Widow's Mite is one of the great stories of the New Testament. While not many verses are given to the story, it tells much about the things of importance in the mind of Jesus. Given the significance of the story, I am changing the spelling of "Mite" to "Might." There is a great deal of "Might" in a sacrificial gift, given from the heart.
It is such gifts that move the world in a good direction. Such a narrative is brought home in the story of the founding of Temple University, a story of a little girl's pennies which became the building blocks for what is now one of America's great universities. Great things always come from little things.
Serving Him together, Rev. Les Wicker, pastor
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 18
Plan to attend the Thanksgiving Service and Luncheon following. This year the re-enactment will focus on Dr. Samuel Fuller, the only physician on board the Mayflower, and whose descendant after thirteen generations, is Ellen Hatch, a member of our congregation. The drama will portray this one member of Plymouth colony and his personal trials in re-uniting with his wife, Bridget, arrived in Plymouth in 1623.
Hurricane Michael Relief Fundraiser Concert
The Paul Todd Hurricane Disaster Relief Concert generated $8,900.00 for relief for victims of the Florida Panhandle. Thanks to everyone for the support.
If you have a busy day on Sunday, why not worship with the Early Service which is abbreviated to a 30 minute service.
Be sure to listen for the church's radio spots on WAVV 101.1 which are sponsored by a member of the church.
Radio Spots are on Thursdays and Fridays and give a preview of the upcoming service.
Many thanks to the Best of Everything for their sponsorship of our newsletters.