E V E N T S   &   C L A S S E S
Fri, January 10 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Rm A220
Authentic Women is an event on loving who we are. We are real, authentic women who want to encourage and support other women. For the first event dinner will be provided. We ask that you bring a dessert to share. There will be games and fellowship. We will also have a speaker come and share their story. Bring any kind of dessert you would like, and of course bring your girlfriends. We hope to do this quarterly (depending on 1st event). Authentic Women is an event that brings women together to support and encourage each other. Where women can be real and accepted for who they are. There is no judgement here. We love no matter what. This is a place with women from all walks of life. We all have different backgrounds and stories. We range from ages eighteen to ninety-nine. And our mission is for women to leave feeling positively full! Adults only and there is no childcare for this event.
Feb. 2 | 2:30 – End of Game | Rm A220
Please join us on Super Bowl Sunday for some fun and to watch a great game on a big screen TV. Everyone is welcome and we invite you to come and cheer on your team with other excited football fans. Please bring a dish to share. We will provide drinks, chips and dips.
In observance of Sanctity of Human Life Day on Wednesday, January 22nd, FCC is raising funds for Care Net Pregnancy and Resource Center located here in Santa Maria. Care Net desires to create a culture of life in our community. When faced with a pregnancy decision, Care Net will meet clients in the midst of their circumstances and let them know that they can help. On Sunday, January 19th pick up a baby bottle.
Over the next several weeks fill it up with loose change, bills, or a check, and return the filled baby bottle to the Mission’s table on the plaza February 9th or 16th.
Jan. 19 – Feb. 23 | 9:00am | Rm A220
Money is a source of tension for more than 90 percent of couples. In fact, money issues are often the top cause of stress in a relationship. We invite couples to join us to get to the heart of the issue with “Thriving in Love and Money”. In this six-week series you will discover what causes money tensions and how to honor each other’s perspective. We invite you to come get a road-map to solving money conflicts and finally enjoy doing money together
Sunday, January 26 |5:00 pm | Worship Center
FCC will be celebrating Small Groups here at First Christian with a free chicken BBQ. Join us as we enjoy fellowship, a free meal and entertainment by the Drive-In-Romeos. Childcare is provided! Everyone is welcome whether you are currently in a small group, want to join a small group or would like more information about small groups here at FCC. Our vision here at FCC is to see everyone who attends FCC to be connected to a healthy Small Group. Sign up on the plaza or online for this free fun event by January 19.
Sundays, February 9 – May 3 | 10:15am | Rm B203
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Along with the hurt, this can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare is a small group that meets weekly to help you face the challenges of dealing with your grief and move toward rebuilding your life.
Sundays Feb 2 – May 3 | 1:00 – 2:30pm | Rm A221
Many people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. FCC DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. If you have been divorced for a while sometimes healing takes time and a caring heart. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. We want to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. The cost for DivorceCare is $10. Register under Small Groups or at the first class.
Tuesdays, Starting January 7 | 9:30 – 11:30am | Rm A222
Quotes from the fall Women’s Ministry Lab 2019 attendees:
“Unlike every Bible study I have attended, the Lab is unique. It showed me creative ways to build His Kingdom.”
“The Lab helped me think outside of my usual thoughts and see where the Lord uses people in such different ways.”
Knowing, living out and loving who Christ has made you to be in the Kingdom of God is not always easy but very important! You may feel confused, possibly disqualified by a previous life choice or guilty for being inactive, or maybe, you feel tired because you fulfill whatever anyone asks–even when you don’t want to! Discouraged, you pray for supernatural guidance but aren’t sure if you’re hearing from God. You are not alone–not at all. We’ve been there too. The Women’s Ministry Lab IS different. Binsey and Kathy will take you on a hands-on exploration to discover the sacred and unique call you have for the health of His Body (1 Corinthians 12). We even do experiments! Come join us to discover, experience and apply ministry within the group, and on your own! We need the Christ in you!
March 6 – 8, 2020
Young Adults, we are headed up to Hume Lake to UNITE for the Gospel. Reconnect with your friends and rekindle your relationship with God in a place free of distractions and surrounded by His creation! If you’re into snow, broom hockey, ice skating, worship, Bible teaching, good food, and good friends, this is THE weekend for you! Invite a friend and get up to Hume Lake! Registration required (spots are very limited, so a $75 non-refundable deposit is required). Registration open from November 17- February 9. Cost: $275. Payment plans available!
Jan 5 – Dec 27, 2020 | 10:15am |The Loft (Rm C208)
Are you looking for ways to know and love God more intentionally? Digging into His Word, The Bible, is one of the best ways! The Bible is the solid foundation on which our Faith is built and our thoughts, words, and actions should be based upon its Truth. Join us as we dig into God’s Word with this Walk thru the Bible! This is an “open” class, so join in anytime! This class is geared for High School students and older.
January 7–December 15, 2020 I 6:30 – 7:30am I Rm A222
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ? After completing the study, you will have a working knowledge of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as well as a life that has been changed to look more like Him. We urge men to join us and investigate what Jesus Christ did and taught.
FCC would like to help you grow in Christ. If you are interested, we would like to pair you with a mentor to help you grow in many different areas of your Christian walk. We all need encouragement and growth in our Christian walk. A mentoring relationship with others in the church helps us to deal with the many issues of life we face every day. Interested or more information, please email Bruce Henderson at bruceh@fccsantamaria.org
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