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October 27, 2013

The Christian Messenger

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ
740-654-0626 e-mail
115 W. Fifth Ave. Lancaster, OH 43130

FELLOWSHIP MEAL Wednesday, October 30th

This Wednesday, October 30th, we will have a chili supper in the fellowship hall. Our meal will be offered from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Please mark on the back of your silent roll call card if you are planning to attend. A suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 for a family of three or more will be received to defray the costs. Dinner will be followed by our two adult class options.

Brad Seevers
Senior Minister (740-550-9882)

David Tingler
Associate Minister

Hannah Martin
Director of Childrens Ministries

Sunday Services
1st Worship 8:00 a.m. 2nd Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible School 9:15 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.

Daylight Savings Time ends on November 3rd. Be sure to turn your clocks BACK one hour next Saturday!


Allow me to say thanks to Josh and Michelle for organizing our pancake breakfast. I also want to say thanks to those who volunteered during the event. Your willingness to serve has not gone unnoticed. I want to encourage any who plan to join us this Wednesday for our Chili supper to sign the back of their silent roll call card and drop it in the offering plate as it is passed. I am very excited about our annual Thanksgiving banquet which is scheduled for November 24th. All the fun will begin at 5:00 pm. This year we will be blessed in music by Dave Mason. Dave serves with the Heath Church of Christ and I can guarantee you he will tickle your funny bone with his music. Begin planning now who you will invite to this special evening of thanks. I want to ask each of you to begin praying for our current and future leaders here at FACC. Men are praying right now as to whether or not to serve. May you be used by God to encourage others in this endeavor because it is a high calling to serve the Lord. Read through Titus 1 and look at the qualifications of a spiritual leader before you cast your vote. I have begun a new study on the Book of Titus during the Sunday school hour. If you do not currently attend a class, I hope you will consider beginning today. We meet in Room 214. This Thursday, countless children and parents will pass by your home hoping to get a treat. We have new friendship cards available. Why not pick some up today to drop in their bags and pray before Thursday that cards you give away will be received by children whose family needs the Lord and a church. You can get some cards today as you exit the worship area. I want to leave you with this scripture. It says,


Mark the date, Sunday, November 24! On that evening we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner. I want to encourage all of our seniors to participate. I have it, on good authority, that you will enjoy the special guest entertainer. SUNDAY EVENINGS IN THE SANCTUARY:

Our topic, this evening (October 27) will be, Saul, Hater Of All Christians (Acts 9:1-8, 17-22). Next week we will examine Cornelius, God Fearing Gentile (Acts 10:1-48). On November 3, our theme is A Repentant Thief (Luke 23:32-43). On November 17, Rich Teske and some students from Ohio University will be our special guests. Please be reminded that we have activities for children at this same hour on Sunday evening. Communion is available for those who desire it. WEDNESDAY STUDIES: We have resumed our midweek studies. We are engaged in A Brief Survey Of Old Testament History. Remember, we meet at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm. Why not join us for this series of studies? FINAL THOUGHT: A really contented person has his yesterdays all filed away, his present in order, and his tomorrows subject to instant revision.

We are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God (Titus 2:12).
In His Service, Brad Seevers

SPIRITUAL STATISTICS October 20, 2013 Sunday School 1st Morning Worship 2nd Morning Worship Total Morning Worship Evening Worship Wednesday (10/23) Weekly Budget Budget Received Keenagers Trip Compassion International Van Fund 82 88 54 142 65 27 4,790.00 2,273.68 112.00 114.00 535.00

$ $ $ $ $

SERVING SCHEDULE October 27, 2013

At the Table 1st Dave Tingler and Dave Riggenbach Dale Rose, Don Gardner, Serving 1st Bill Kelly, George Lambert Dale Rose Serving 2nd Dave Tingler Pastor of the week Dale Rose PM Deacon COMMUNION PREPARATION 1st Worship 2nd Worship GREETERS 1st Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1st Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

Last week in Children's Church, we learned about honoring others by keeping our promises. When you keep your promise to someone, it shows them that they have worth. God always keeps His promises to us. So we should do the same for others. This month we have been learning about honoring others. Praise your children when they show examples of honoring others this week. Encourage them to do things that bring honor to others or Honor the Lord. Lead by example. We are still taking Halloween candy donations! Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated! I am so thankful and we are so blessed! Hannah

Jeanne Noble Julie Stuck

Don and Judy Gardner Michelle Czich

Laura Wersell Nick and Tracy Hinson

Janet Brown Julie Stuck

Dan Brown Bill Kelly Jeff Crook Dick Shumaker

Our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Betty Lowry who passed away on Friday, October 18th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Prayer Requests
Jane King Millie Hoy Mark Seevers Ann Steiner George Ellis Terri Garrett Carly Weaver Naressa Allen Jeane Goldfarb Gladys McCoy Jerry Linton Alberta Ellis Wib Sparks Don Taylor Neal Carter Joann Venetta Ron Ogden Our Troops Marti Gilum

SERVING SCHEDULE November 3, 2013

At the Table 1st Serving 1st Serving 2nd Pastor of the week PM Deacon Fred Griffith and Ralph Conrad Josh Czich, Carmel Marsh, Dick Shumaker, Hank Wellman Josh Czich Fred Griffith Josh Czich

COMMUNION PREPARATION 1st Worship 2nd Worship GREETERS 1st Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1st Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

Lori Highfield Kim Seevers

The Book Nook

Tomorrow, October 28th ~ 6:30pm We will discuss Small Town Girl by Ann Gabhart. The book for the November Book Nook is Killing Kennedy by Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard. Watch the Messenger for the date in November.

Shirley Alexander and Kay Knode Mitch and Tamatha Shell

Hannah Ross and Thea Kallenberg Marie Huffman

Shirley Marsh Michelle Czich

Paul Alexander Ray Coats Mike Cooper George Lambert

Pre-School Program
Once a month we have a Pre-School event in the "Wiggle Zone" for all Pre-School age children and their mothers. We provide a time of activity for the students and a time of rest for the busy mothers. Please join us on Thursday, November 7th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

A simple way we can reach out and serve our community.

Thursday, October 31st, 6:00-7:30 pm

New Address
Don Taylor Heartland of Fairfield 7820 Pleasantville Road Pleasantville, OH 43148

WELCOME TO FIFTH AVENUE! At FACC, we focus on loving God, loving people, and turning the world upside down. We are happy you chose to worship with us today. We hope you return next week and bring your friends with you. If you would please take a few minutes to fill out a Silent Roll Call Card, located on the back of the pew, you can then place it in the offering plate as it is passed. Thank you. For more information about our great church, contact our minister, Brad Seevers at or call him at 740.550.9882. Have a great week and may God bless your life.

Sunday School Classes for All Ages

Classes at 9:15 unless noted
Nursery (Birth through 3 years old) Jesus Loves Me Room 102 Preschool (Ages 3-6) God the Creator Room 105 Marie Huffman, Teacher Early Elementary (Kindergarten through 2nd Grade) Shaping Hearts with Gods Word Room 101 Deborah Will, Teacher Middle Elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades) Be Wise and Trust God in His Power Room 106 Becky Hoagland, Teacher Junior High Old Testament Survey Room 306 Nick Hinson, Teacher Senior High Room 308 Nick Barrell, Teacher Young Ladies Class (8:00 a.m.) The Lies Women/Young Women Believe Room 306 Cassie Bull, Teacher Ladies Class "Soul Detox" Room 209 Beverly Puckett, Teacher Mens Class Hearing Gods Word Room 205 Adult Class The Book of Titus Room 214 Brad Seevers, Teacher Harmony Adult Class First Things Room 204 Dave Tingler, Teacher Philothean Adult Class Parables Room 108 Jim Love, Teacher

Upcoming Events
Monday, October 28th Book Nook, 6:30pm Wednesday, October 30th Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm Fellowship Dinner, 5:15pm Parenting Small Group, 6:30pm Thursday, October 31st Meet, Greet, and Give a Treat, 6-7:30pm Friday, November 1st Fifth Quarter, 9:30pm midnight Sunday, November 3rd Daylight Savings Time Ends Prayer Team, 5pm Radical Small Group, 6pm Wednesday, November 6th Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm Thursday, November 7th Preschool Program, 10-11am Foundation Dinner Self-Defense Class 6-8pm Friday, November 8th Girls Night Out Turkey Talk 6-8pm

Final Instructions 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Brad Seevers preaching
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Core Values...
Values central to the life, mission and vision of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ are: Christ-Centered Worship
We make it a priority every Sunday to celebrate Jesus through our music. (Romans 11:36-12:1-2). We focus on Jesus through gracebased preaching and teaching & understand the Bible is our authority (2 Timothy 3:16).

Church Health and Biblical Balance

Church health becomes reality when God's people seek harmony & live consistently. We expect every member to protect the unity of Christ's Church. (Romans 12:16; 1 Peter 3:8)

Global Evangelism
We are constant to our founding call to worldwide evangelism, proclaiming to all that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Healer, and SoonComing King (Acts 20:27).

Fellowship and Ministry

After people begin their journey with Jesus, we will equip them to find a ministry based upon their strengths. We want everyone to serve in some capacity. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) We also want His church to be the living evidence of His love and power to the world.

We do not want you to "get religion" here at Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Lancaster. We are all about teaching you that Jesus seeks a daily relationship with Him through a life of obedience. In other words, we want to see the things you are taught actually change your lifestyle & your daily decisions.

How Can I Respond Today?

At FACC we look to the Bible for guidance on all issues. We believe that Gods Word is clear concerning what a person must do to become a Christian. Trust that Jesus can bring you to salvation. Turn (repent) from the sin in your life. Confess your desire to make Jesus the Lord of your life. Be baptized (immersed) in water for the forgiveness of sins and to receive the Holy Spirit into your life. To make this life decision for Christ, we ask that you come forward during our commitment song at the conclusion of the Sunday message. Baptized believers are welcome to become members at FACC by coming forward on Sunday morning or by seeing our Senior Minister to discuss this further. We ask that you complete a series of Curious classes to help you better understand what you are committing to as a member.

Social Conscience
We place high value on the sanctity of human life, of Biblical marriage and morality, and we welcome ethnic diversity (Isaiah 56:7; Philippians 2:15-16).


Exalt Gods Greatness; Evangelize Gods Work Equip Gods People Express Gods Love through Jesus Christ


To Love God and Love People!

November 2013
1 5th Quarter, 9:30pm-midnight 3 Daylight Savings Time ends turn clocks BACK one hour Prayer Team, 5pm Radical Small Group, 6pm 10 Carriage Court, 2pm Prayer Team, 5pm Radical Small Group, 6pm 17 Prayer Team, 5pm Radical Small Group, 6pm Rich Teske (ROC) speaking at evening service 24 Food Pantry Sunday Prayer Team, 5pm Banquet, 5-7pm 18 19 Dorcas, noon 11 12 13 Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm Elders Meeting, 7:30pm 20 NO Seniors Bible Study Fellowship Meal 5:15pm Parenting Small Group, 6:30pm 25 26 27 Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm 28 29 30 21 22 23 Holiday Parade Light Show, 7pm 4 5 6 Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm 7 Preschool Program, 10-11am Foundation Dinner Self-Defense Class, 6-8pm 14 15 16 8 Ladies Night Out Turkey Talk 6-8pm 2 9

The birthday list for November is on the bulletin board in the coat room.

Womens Ministry News

Secretly Do Good Deeds by Melody Carlson is a Mommy and Me book

that teaches the character of Christ by applying His teachings to their world. This delightful book in the Just Like Jesus Said series is whimsically and lovingly illustrated, presenting children with typical situations they may face every day, but teaches how they should conduct themselves by showing what Jesus would have said or done.

Turkey Talk a girls night out November 8th ~ 6-8pm at FACC

Bring a canned good to be donated to a local food pantry and a Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvre with the recipe card to go with it.

The Bridge of Peace is an adult fiction novel by New York Times BestSelling Author Cindy Woodsmall. Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. Her lack of submission and use of ideas that dont line up with the Old Ways strengthen the school boards case as they begin to believe Lena is the cause of trouble. Stop by our library and check out a good book. If you have any questions about the library, contact Delores Payne.

Follow the Star Christmas gathering December 7th ~ 9 a.m., at The Ville Restaurant. This will be a fun time of singing and games. The cost is $10 for a buffet breakfast that includes a drink. Tickets will be sold on November 10th, 17th, and 24th in the parlor. All ladies are welcome at these events!