March 11 - 17
Missions Prayer Time
Join us during Lent as we pray for a fruitful harvest for our missionaries serving both locally and overseas. Receive a special prayer card written by one of our FCCH missionaries and on Tuesday, March 13 from 7:45-8:30 am in the Ministry Center room 22.
Kimie Kester, email@example.com
Women’s Tea, March 24
Sign up today for our annual women’s tea. Our speaker this year is British born author, speaker, and blogger, Rachel Britton. Rachel will be speaking to us on, Be YOU When You Talk To God. She loves to encourage women of all ages to be bold in life, prayer, and faith. We still need volunteers to hostess and a few more kitchen helpers. The cost is $15, our volunteers pay only $5. Sign up today in Fellowship Foyer to be part of this wonderful event on March 24 at 1:00 in Heritage Hall.
Margot Rox, firstname.lastname@example.org
This year in lieu of our traditional Maundy Thursday service, we will be hosting a symbolic Passover Seder on Wednesday, March 28 in Heritage Hall at 6:00 pm. The Passover Seder meal will be led by Bill Siegler of the North Shore Messianic Fellowship who explains that, “the Passover teaches us that the same God who rescued His children from the bondage of slavery in Egypt, will also bring us into the fullness of His Kingdom at the return of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.” Space is limited to 200 guests. To RSVP please visit fcchamilton.org. Children are encouraged to attend.
Please note, while we will partake of all elements of the traditional Passover meal, it is not intended to replace your normal evening meal.
Pastor David Horn, email@example.com
Scholarship for GCTS Students at FCCH
The Missions Committee is accepting applications for the newly available GCTS Scholarship! GCTS students with an interest in missions and a commitment to contributing to the life of our church are invited to apply by April 15. To inquire further or to request an application ,please email the Missions Committee firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastoral Search Committee
Contact the Search Committee at email@example.com with your suggestions or feedback. Members are: Brad Lestage Lou Brown Jane Wells Reid Swetland David Rox Lillian Wong Ariana McDonough
Men’s Potluck Breakfast
Plan now to attend the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, March 17 in Heritage Hall from 8:00-10:00 am. Our speakers will be Doug and Caroline Gregan from the Prison/Post-Prison Ministry, New Brothers Fellowship. Come learn about this exciting new program sponsored by our Missions Committee! Bring a hot breakfast dish to share or pay $5. Please sign up with a “Clipboard Man” after services today or next Sunday, or contact me for more information.
David Rox, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women On Their Own Game Night
Join us on Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 pm for an evening of games, fellowship and fun. We will be ordering pizza for all, and encourage you to bring along snacks, beverages and desserts, as well a game you would enjoy sharing. We will meet at Linda Coonrod’s home at 47 Lincoln Ave in Hamilton. Please RSVP to Linda Coonrod, email@example.com.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Our annual Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 2:00-7:00 pm. Register to donate at redcrossblood.org. If you’d like to volunteer to welcome and offer hospitality to donors, please contact: Cece Gough firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life After Fifty (LAF) Spring Getaway
The annual LAF weekend at the White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire will be held April 27-29. Rates for the all-inclusive two-nights package are $259 per person and $419 per couple. Call the resort directly at 1-800-533-6301 to make your reservations before March 27, and reference “LAF Club”. Please let me know if you need a scholarship, and if you have made a reservation. We look forward to seeing you there! John Clark, email@example.com.
Children’s Assembly March 18: Parents and adults are invited to attend our Children’s Assembly at 9:45 am in Heritage Hall. Groups from nursery - grade 5 will give a short presentation.
Cheaper By The Dozen: Donate a dozen (or more) white hardboiled eggs for our community Easter Egg Decorating Day. We need 35 dozen eggs to be dropped off between March 18 - 20 in the MC refrigerator. A signup sheet is in the foyer.
Easter Egg Decorating Day on March 21: Bring your children, grandchildren and neighbors for fun egg decorating on Wednesday, March 21 from 3:00-5:00 pm in Heritage Hall. Each child will take home hand-painted eggs in an Easter basket. All ages are welcome!
Kidz Easter Saturday Moving Day March 31: We need 6 strong muscled movers and shakers to help us move nursery furnishings to Gordon College on Saturday, March 31. We will convert Chester’s Place into a beautiful nursery. Meet at the FCCH Nursery at 9:00 am to begin loading, and then help us move and setup at Gordon College. Total time: 1 hour. See signup sheet in foyer.
Kidz Easter Nursery Volunteers: Consider giving the “Gift of Easter” to young parents who serve throughout the year. You are invited to serve with us in our Easter Nursery. We are looking for 18 cheerful volunteers to care for children from 12 months to 3 years old. A video of the Easter service will be given to all Easter volunteers. See signup sheet in foyer or inquire with Christine.
Christine Hendrickson, Early Childhood Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Lindsay, Elementary Children’s Director, email@example.com
High School Youth Group, Tuesdays from 6:45-8:45 pm: Join us for a break from the daily grind with games, food, friends and conversation about authentic faith as we study Acts!
Annual High School Broom Hockey Tournament: It’s that time of year to defend our title against First Pres Ipswich! We’ve been in possession of the coveted trophy since 2015, and we’d like to keep it that way! Create history with us on Friday, March 16, starting at 9:00 pm at FCCH and concluding at 1:00 am. Rides will be provided home from the Peabody Ice Rink. All students will need a helmet and a 2017-2018 FCCH Waiver to participate.
Middle School Youth Group, Wednesdays from 6:45-8:30 pm: 6th, 7th & 8th graders and their friends are invited. Don’t miss all the high-energy games, worship, teaching, and small group breakouts as we talk this year about Encounters with Jesus! We meet in the Ministry Center.
Middle School Sky Zone Event (Wednesday, March 14): Join us for a night of high-flying fun during Middle School Youth Group! It’s also a great night to invite a friend! Sign up online at fcchamilton.org. Please note that there is paperwork to fill out for FCCH (if you haven’t already completed a waiver for your student this school year) AND a required online form for Sky Zone. You may email completed FCCH forms to Chelsea or drop them off at the church office.
Apply Today for Our Youth Trips to Portland and Nassau! We are still accepting applications, and the sooner you turn in an application, the sooner you can be added to one of our summer teams! Applications are in the Barn, the Café, and Fellowship Foyer. Current 8th - 12th graders are encouraged to apply. Please contact Chelsea with questions. Looking forward to serving together!
Chelsea Erickson, firstname.lastname@example.org