January 18, 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

This week remember that it is not about us, but about Jesus. When the world looks at us they should see Jesus. If they don't, then we need to keep working on it and if they do then we need to make sure it is as clear as we can get it. 

January 22
David Freeman preaching
"God Grant Me the Serenity"
Genesis 37: 12-28, Genesis 39:1-6

 JANUARY 29 at 10:45 am 

 Chili Cook-off to follow 
Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 pm
in the Friendship room
 Called Board Meeting for Sunday, Jan. 22 at 9:30 am  to consider the Search Committee recommendation for an Interim Minister.  Please make every effort to attend this important next step in the life of Our Church.  Keep the Search Committee in your prayers during this transition time.
Thanks for your prayers.
Deb Faulkner
FCC Duncanville Board Chair

Your Search Committee is excited to be in the process of completing the search for our Interim Minister.  We will be meeting with our candidate this week, and you should expect to hear some very good news in the coming days and weeks!  A submission for consideration to the General Board is being arranged, to be followed by a congregational vote.  We look forward to seeing you for Sunday Service and following at The Chili Cook-Off benefiting The Elders' In-Reach Fund on January 29th! 

  January 15, 2017 

Weekly Offering

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


8:15 - 29
10:45 - 64

Sunday School


  • VBS planning
  • Our Church
  • Our Youth
  • Our Search Committee
  • Noah Higgins & family
  • Madison Hampton
  • Mark Smith, Marjory Samet's son-in-law
  • Lori Sanchez' friends going through difficulties
  • Fast recovery for Payton Hill
  • Continued guidance and leadership for Lori Sanchez' children
  • Guidance for Laz Vasquez
  • Daisy Winters
  • Ernestine & Leland Dixon
  • Christine Mims
  • Healing for Leonard Hogan, John Briggs, Ernestine Dixon, Beth Swaney
  • Carolyn Scott's sister, Peggy Carpenter
  • Leonard & Shirley Hogan
  • Mrs. Hyman
  • Mrs. Winters
  • Homer Deford
  • Dr. Crawford
  • John Briggs
  • Bob Worsham
  • Comfort for Ken Knowles
  • Support through radiation treatments for Mike Taylor
  • God's love and strength for JJ, Brijin, Cameron, Grayson & Noah Higgins
  • Special prayers for Noah Higgins
  • All shut-ins
  • Upcoming retirement this year and financial mercies for Lynn & Jim Lackey
  • Otto & Joan Crumroy
  • Guidance and wisdom for Sheryl Poyer's sister-in-law, Jennifer Poyer, as she tries out for the VOICE
  • Speedy recovery for Leonard Hogan
  • Jackie Hanson's daugther, Jennifer Lockridge,as she has a kidney stone procedure Wed. January 18
  • Ray Pollock as he relocates to Houston
  • Strength for Robert & Diane Richards' daughter to be a great parent to all her adopted children
  • Tony Bullock's to have successful job search
  • Russell Bullock
  • Sheree Preston - Birthday joys for Brynn Carey, Andrea Hohlier
  • Sheree Preston - Healing from cancer for Bob Olsen, Beth Jerrigan, Jo Anne Shelton, Joann Brisdore, Uncle Dick Pennignton
  • Continued prayers for: John Briggs, Dee Hampton, Nell Hassell, Jeff Hillery, Mary Lowe, John McGoldrick, Roland Pals, Bob Stewart
As you know, every year we have a Chili Cook-Off to replenish the Elders’ In-Reach Fund.  This year we have had a number of serious needs in our congregation that has left the Fund at a very low point.  Perhaps you don’t know exactly what the In-Reach Fund is.
Our Out-reach funds go to many worthy agencies and causes in our community or even in our world.  At the same time, we sometimes have members with a crisis or serious need that they cannot deal with.  Examples from the past are things like prescriptions, new glasses, dental work, rent and utility bills.  We have all had low periods in our lives where we could use a little financial help.  That is the purpose of the In-Reach Fund.  Only your Elder,  the Chairperson of the Elders, and the pastor will ever know of your request. 
The Elders of  FCC are praying that you will participate by concocting your own chili, soup, or stew in your crock-pot, bringing it to the cook-off on January 29th AND that you will buy many raffle tickets for some great items (even a TV), and give generously to our love offering basket.  Of course, you will have a lot of fun and fellowship as well as some great food.
DW Crafts at 4pm in the Friendship Room
DW Crafts at 9am-4pm in the Friendship Room
DW Area Meeting at Highlands Christian Church
9949 McCree Road, Dallas

DW Fun & Fellowship Day at 10am in the BOC room
Bring your lunch.

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.
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. 
 All women invited to the Appreciation Dinner hosted by Disciples Men
Tuesday, January 31 in the Fellowship Hall
Seating begins at 5:30, Dinner served at 6pm
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.
The Hallway Sunday School Class is now studying the book "Good News: A Scriptural Path to Reconciliation" by Steven Charleston. Please come and join our class.
To see all the ways Duncanville Outreach Ministry has helped in our community in 2016 click on this link: DOM 2016 News

Think of life as something God has given us to manage or take care of. Everything comes from God. We may use our talent or ability to achieve material goods, but the talent or ability is a gift from God to begin with. Once you look at life this way, as a steward, it becomes clear that we just give of what we are, as well as what we have. It means cultivating an attitude of generous giving and getting into the habit of thinking of others.Click on the the link to read the full February Stewardship.

2017 NTA Leader and Learner Event to feature Dr, Marcia McFee, at Creekwood Christian Jan 28

"Passion. Love for learning.Love for vital, artful worship. Love for God's people. My number one purpose is to support (you) in such a way that you have more ease, more joy and more time for creativity and depth in everything you do" says Dr. Marcia McFee of the Worship Design Studio, and keynoter for this year's NTA Leader and Learner Event. A recognized authority on worship in today's world, Marcia will keynote the event and lead 3 workshops on worship. There will also be a dozen other related workshops with the event beginning with registration at 8:30 and ending at 3. The cost of $20 includes lunch. Child care is available by reservation.

Workshop titles include:

  • Think like a Filmmaker:Sensory-Rich Worship Design
  • O Lord, Is It Sunday Already?
  • The Politics of Change
  • From Silo to Sanctuary: Bringing Kids Back to Worship
  • Communicating 'You Are Not Alone': Learning to Listen and Let People Know They Are Loved
  • Church Safety and Security
  • The Children's Sermon
  • A Ministry of Wellness
  • Twenty Minutes on Sunday Morning
  • Liturgy and Social Justice
  • Elders, the Diaconate, and Church Leaders
  • Church and Social Media
  • Self-Care and Spirituality for Church Leaders
  • Mindfulness: A Spiritual Exercise

For workshop descriptions and/or to pre-register, go to the following link:
Registration Form

 2 - Marjory Samet
 3 - Ernestine Dixon
 3 - Christine Mims
 3 -Billie Smart
 7 -Lori Sutherland
 7 - Jo Ann Nichols
11 - Don McBurnett
13 - Ed Purcell
14 - Bob White
16 - Joe Hassler
16 - Jacqueline Singh
18 - Roy McAlester
18 - Charlotte Hillery
21 - Jeff Hillery
23 - Sharon Briggs
23 - Elizabeth Foster
26 - John Detmore
We have one (new in the package) History Book of First Christian Church Duncaville available for $10. If you would like to purchase this book, please contact the church office.
972-298-2166 or

 SERVING SUNDAY, January 22 

8:15  Robert Richards
10:45 JJ Higgins, Sherry Perkins

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

Close & Prep  Ray Pursley

Vicki & Darrell Farris
Bobby & Gerald Hill
Tom Towry
Thursday, January 19
10:00 am - Bible Study, BOC
5:30 pm - Chili Cook-off Meeting, office
6:30 pm - Elders' Meeting, Friendship
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Friday, January 20
5-10pm - DW Crafts
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Saturday, January 21
9am-4pm - DW Crafts
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Sunday, January 22
8:15 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship

Monday, January 23
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, January 24
8:30 am - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
10:00 am - DW Fun Day, BOC
7:00 pm - AA, Seekers

Wednesday, January 25
6:00 pm - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
6:30 pm - Youth Group, FH
6:30 pm - Brass Rings
7:30 pm - Choir
Thursday, January 26
10:00 am - Bible Study, BOC
6:30 pm - Worship Team Meeting, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Friday, January 27
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Friendship

Saturday, January 28
9am-4pm - DW Crafts
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Sunday, January 29
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship
12:00 pm - Chili Cook-off

Monday, January 30
7:00 pm - Master's Voice Concert
7:00 pm - Troop 355, Scout Room, FH, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers
7:00 pm - Al-anon, Friendship

Tuesday, January 31
8:30 am - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
10:00 am - DW Fun Day, BOC
6:00 pm - DW Appreciation Dinner, FH
7:00 pm - AA, Seekers

Wednesday, February 1
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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