February 1, 2017

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God Things Happening at FCC Duncanville
9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Senior Pastor

Associate Pastor
Glenn Martin

Youth Pastor
Joe Hassler

Music Director
Jaime Perez

Wanda Call

Financial Assistant
Tony Davis

Admin. Assistant/Editor
Sheila Harris

Nursery Attendant
Mary Aguirre
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Chili Cook-off and Master's Voice Concert successful! It was a great time of fellowship at both events.

February 5
Don Bohlke preaching
Please WELCOME our new Interim Minister!
   Our new Interim Pastor will begin work February 15 and his first time in the pulpit is February 19. 
     REV. J. David Hargrave grew up in Fort Worth, graduated from Eastern Hills High School and attended Texas Christian University. He is a 4‘" generation Disciple.
     David's first foray into full-time ministry was dramatic: He toured for five years with the Covenant Players, an International Christian Repertory Theater Company. He toured in 28 states from California to Florida, and Texas to North Dakota.
     Following that time on the road, David returned to Texas to take a position as Youth Director at Oaks Christian Church in Houston. That led to 20 years of bi-vocational ministry in the greater Houston area, including Houston proper and Freeport, in small and larger churches. In this period he worked full-time, raised a family and returned to school. He graduated from Houston Graduate School of Theology in 2001 with a M.Div. and was ordained that same year in the Disciples of Christ.
     Rev. Hargrave took training in pastoral care at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He completed a course of study with the ecumenical Cenacle Retreat House in Houston, earning a certificate in Spiritual Direction, after a 3-year course of study.
     Since entering full-time pastoral ministry, David has served Disciples Churches in Houston, Katy, and Abilene before moving to Northwest Christian Church in Arlington, in March 2014. Rev. Hargrave will retire from Northwest to begin serving in interim ministries.
     David was active in community affairs and area and regional Disciples affairs in each of his full-time posts.
     Rev. Hargrave is married to Cookie. They have twin daughters, two sons, and two granddaughters.

  January 29, 2017 

Weekly Offering

To meet our budget we need to bring in $5625 per week.


8:15 - n/a 
10:45 - 129 

Sunday School


  • Daisy Winters
  • Ernestine & Leland Dixon
  • Family of Jim Robinson
  • Shannon Tyndell
  • Randy Wagner
  • Mark Dugger, medical condition
  • Healing for Jackie Hanson
  • Jennifer Lochridge - procedure Wed.
  • Sheree Preston's mother-in-law, Dawn Anderson, healing from pneumonia
  • Strength for JJ Higgins during personal struggles
  • Brijin, Noah, Cameron Higgins, Grayson Goheen to see God's love
  • Ruth Chowance's health
  • Naureen Premani, mother with cancer
  • Tony Bullock
  • Danny
  • Peace in South Sudan and East Timor
  • Comfort and health for Kenneth Knowles
  • Healing for Kathryn Knowles' dog, Gracie
  • The Robinson Family and our great friend and disciple, Jim - God Bless!
  • Jacquelin Singh's cousin, Beril York
  • Jacquelin Singh's sister, Armande Muliar
  • Continued prayers for: John Briggs, Dee Hampton, Nell Hassell, Jeff Hillery, Mary Lowe, John McGoldrick, Roland Pals, Bob Stewart
The FCC Elders want to express our gratitude to all of the members who contributed raffle items, the Love Offering and of course the many delicious chilies and other food items. Through the generosity of our church family, the elders are able to assist church members experiencing various difficulties in a tangible way. There are obviously many cheerful givers among our church family. 
So thanks! - With joy from the Elders.
 * * * CHANGE OF DATE * * *
Disciples Men's Appreciation Dinner for Disciples Women
6pm in the Fellowship Hall

Join us for an evening of wonderful fellowship, with a marvelous menu and pampering service that you won't get at home.

All Circles Meet
Angelica Circle will meet at 10 am in the home of Sherry Perkins at 1822 Seabrook in Duncanville. Her co-hostess will be Bonnie Cawthon. The worship will be given by Cindy Boland. Their service project will be Duncanville Outreach.

Ruth Circle will meet in the BOC room at 10 am, where they will continue their discussion of the Pearls of Life. Circle members are asked to bring a snack to share. Their service project is to bring canned goods for Duncanville Outreach.

Lydia Circle will meet in the BOC room at 6:30 pm. Sheree Preston will provide study, worship and refreshments. The Outreach will be for Bryan's House Little Red Sock campaign. 

5pm in the Friendship room

Please bring a snack to share and a bagged gift
(not to exceed $10) as a prize.

DW Fun & Fellowship Day
10am in the BOC room 


The Disciples Women will be collecting donations for the Little Red Sock campaign to raise contributions for Bryan's House on Sunday, February 5th, 12th, and 19th.  A table will be set up in the hallway on those Sunday's.  Please consider supporting this worth cause.

March 3 & 4, 2017 
880 W Fox Avenue, LEWISVILLE, TEXAS 76067 

“Lead with a Hopeful Heart”  
Proverbs 16:9 NIV  
This Leadership Event is for all Area Leaders & Aspiring Leaders 
{Coordinators, Consultants, Key Women, and other Officers/Leaders} 
Housing:  TownePlace Suites Marriott Dallas/Lewisville 
731 E. Vista Ridge Mall DR., Lewisville, TX 75067 
Phone: 972-459-1275 

Registration and more information here.
Please bring socks, underwear, gloves and warm hats and place them in the red box in the Outreach Corner. These items will go to the Duncanville Outreach Ministry to provide essentials for those in need. 
The next Area Quarterly Disciples Men's Breakfast will be Saturday, February 4, at Expedition Church in Frisco at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Bob Land of Denton, an experienced city manager specialist, will talk about living out the Christian faith in the context of his profession. Dr. David Harker will present the devotional. Those attending will see the progress of this reborn church! Expedition Church is located at 9073 Berkshire Dr., Frisco 75034.

May 19 - May 21, 2017
Disciples Crossing
3693 State Highway 31 East
Athens, Texas 75752

Hosted by Northeast Area, North Texas Area
& Trinity-Brazos Area of the Southwest Region

Scripture & Theme:
John 15: 1-17 “Connections for a Cause”

Keynote Speakers:
Rev. Dr. Larry Ross, North Texas Area Minister
Rev. Jordan Byrd, Pastor First Christian Church, Palestine, TX

Brochure and Registration Form

Please pick up your 2016 giving statements from the table under the name tags.

for the Stewardship Budget Meetings
 Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! 
Tuesday, February 7
Thursday, February 16
Tuesday, February 28
All Meetings at 6:30pm in the Friendship Room 


S A V E   T H E   D A T E

Sunday, February 26 at 12pm (after late worship)
more details to follow
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8:15  Shirley Hogan
10:45 Ed Darrell, Judy Purcell

8:15  Lynn Sanford (early & prep)
10:45 Cindy Boland, Ray Pursley,
          Lori Sanchez, Paul McBurnett

Close & Prep Lori Sanchez
8:15  Johnny Almanza
10:45  Johnny Almanza

Jan McBurnett, Bob & Suszette White, Don McBurnett
Thursday, February 2
10:00 am - Bible Study, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Friday, February 3
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Friendship

Saturday, February 4
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Sunday, February 5
8:15 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship

Monday, February 6
7:00 pm - Bible Study, Parlor
7:00 pm - Troop 355, Scout Room, FH, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers
7:00 pm - Al-anon, Friendship

Tuesday, February 7
8:30 am - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
10:00 am - Angelica Circle, Sherry Perkins' home
10:00 am - Ruth Circle, BOC
6:30 pm - Lydia Circle, BOC
6:30 pm - Budget Meeting, Friendship
7:00 pm - AA, Seekers

Wednesday, February 8
6:00 pm - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
6:30 pm - Youth Group, FH
6:30 pm - Brass Rings
7:30 pm - Choir
Thursday, February 9
10:00 am - Bible Study, BOC
6:30 am - Board Meeting, 
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Friday, February 10
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Friendship

Saturday, February 11
8:00 am - Scouting for Food & Lock-in
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Sunday, February 12
8:15 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Keno, Friendship

Monday, February 13
7:00 pm - Bible Study, Parlor
7:00 pm - Troop 355, Scout Room, FH, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers
7:00 pm - Al-anon, Friendship

Tuesday, February 14
8:30 am - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
12:00 pm - Trendsetters, BOC
7:00 pm - AA, Seekers

Wednesday, February 15
6:00 pm - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
6:30 pm - Youth Group, FH
6:30 pm - Brass Rings
7:30 pm - Choir
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