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for important information
about today’s service and
how to get the most out of
your visit with us.

Growth and Renovation

By Gary L. Jaehnel, Facilities Manger • Refinish concrete floor surfaces (under seating areas)
Pastor Mike recently shared FFC leadership’s vision to update • Replace carpet (aisles and stage areas)
our chapel from its current 1980 appearance. This is being done • New stadium style seating (with cup holders) for approxi-
in preparation of the new contemporary service and to make the mately 600 people
room more usable for other events (weddings, funerals, special
• Reconfigure to incorporate a center aisle
events, etc.). After several weeks of research, we have been able
to convert the vision into a plan and are ready to move forward. • Wide aisles and ample open space in the front and back of
The Deacons have approved the project after careful review of the room
the project scope, costs, details and schedules. • Supplemental audio equipment (to allow existing equipment
What’s going to happen? Following is a brief summary: to support a small band and worship team)
• New and brighter house lighting system When will the remodeling be complete? Our current timeline
has the chapel ready for occupancy in mid-August. This date may
• New stage lighting ceiling bays and wall poles
change as we get further into the project.
• Update catwalk system (above the ceiling) Initial demolition tasks began on Thursday, May 1st. There
• Remove wall-mounted stained glass light boxes and install will be a lot of work taking place in that area for the next several
acoustic panels weeks. Access to the chapel will be restricted due to the con-
• Remove crow’s nest from the south wall struction activities and safety regulations. We will provide you
• New multi-media booth with regular updates as the project progresses.
• Clean the interior of all HVAC (heating & cooling) ductwork We’d like to express our appreciation to the team of donors
and equipment (giving above and beyond their regular giving) that is making this
improvement project possible. This is all being done at no cost to
• Install a modern HVAC control system
the church. $290,000 is being donated with $40,000 designated to
• Repair/replace hard surfaces (ceilings & walls) audio equipment and $250,000 designated to room improvements.
• Paint (ceilings & walls) We thank God for another blessing and opportunity that He
• Update electrical devices (receptacles, switches, exit signs, etc.) has provided us.

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Thank you for choosing to worship with us this morning!
Have Questions?
If you have any questions, simply ask someone wearing a Guest Welcome Children’s
name tag with “Here to Help” on it or visit the Welcome Center
in the auditorium foyer.
Reception Center Registration
Guest Reception North Parking Lot Station
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recently started attending First Federated Church, we cordially
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If your child has not already been enrolled in our Children’s
Cellular Phones & Pagers
Ministry, a quick visit to the Children’s Ministry Registration
Station will provide you with temporary security tags and give us Thank you for turning off, or muting, your cell phone, pager and other electronic
the information we need to effectively minister to your child. devices during this morning’s worship service.
Infants & Preschool Children Assistive Listening Devices
Childcare and teaching are available during the 9:00 hour and 10:30 worship service ALS devices are available for check-out at the Resource Center in the foyer.
in the Nursery and Preschool Departments. AED (Automated External Defibrillator)/First-aid
Kindergarten–4th Grade Facilities for guests needing first aid, health counseling, and blood
During the 9:00 hour, K–4th graders meet in graded classroom groups for Bible pressure checks are provided by our Parish Nurses located in the west
learning and fun. hallway in Room 1117, Sundays, 10:30AM–Noon.
K–2nd graders attend the first part of the 10:30 worship service with their families Please contact an usher if you need immediate assistance.
and then are dismissed through the large black doors at the front of the auditorium Lost and Found
to attend their own age-appropriate children’s church, called KZ Church. Parents, we Lost items may be reported or claimed at the Main Office of the church during
encourage you to go with your children the first time they visit KZ Church. regular M-F office hours. Lost and Found items are kept for 30 days.
3rd & 4th graders attend the worship service to listen and learn with their families. Safety
First Federated Church regards your safety as our highest priority. If you have any
Xtreme AM (5th & 6th Grade) concerns, please inform one of our ushers or staff. If a building emergency arises,
Our preteens meet in their own Xtreme spot, Room 205, at 9:00 for a time of Xtreme directions will be provided over the public address system.
learning, Xtreme prayer and Xtreme relationship-building, then join their families for
Recordings of Today’s Message
the 10:30 worship service.
CD recordings of the morning message can be picked up immediately following the
Youth (Grade 7–12) & Adults service at the Resource Center in the Foyer.
Groups for ADULTS and activities for YOUTH begin at 9:00AM. Stop by You can also listen to the message at
the Welcome Center to find out about each of the groups and how to get there. Prayer Team Up Front
If you would like to pray with someone today, please come to the center commu-
nion table at the front of the Sanctuary following this morning’s service. Members
of our church leadership stand ready to serve you.

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Michelle Parker
Many here at First Federated were surprised by the sudden
Sunday, May 11, 2008 | Happy Mother’s Day!
passing of Michelle Parker. Michelle has Pastor Mike Rose. The Measure of a Woman. 1 Samuel 16:7
been a prominent part of the Des Moines
community for nearly three decades as
a news reporter. Michelle has also had
a significant presence at First Federated
Church. While saddened by her death, we
can rejoice in the knowledge that she has
begun her eternity in heaven with Jesus.
Tracy Griess, our Children’s El-
ementary Director, worked closely with
Michelle and summed up the feelings of
many when she said:
“It has been my privilege to serve
alongside Michelle here at First Federated. My first encounter
with Michelle was, like many of you, watching her report the
news around central Iowa. Then one Sunday I saw her in the
halls of Federated and thought how great she would be at the
Children’s Registration Station greeting our members, regular
attenders, and visitors. Michelle gave me an immediate “Yes!”
when asked to serve in this way. Since that day almost two years
ago I have been honored to get to know Michelle and call her my
friend. I can’t count
the number of people
that have com-
mented to me what
a wonderful person
Michelle was to have
at the Registration
Station and what a
sweet person she
was. Michelle served
in other areas in the
Children’s Depart-
ment over the years, and always did so with her sweet, gentle
spirit. While I will miss her terribly here on earth, I rejoice with
Michelle as she is now with our Savior and look forward to the
day that I get to see my friend Michelle again.”

What the Bible

Says about
Sunday, May 18
8:00AM & 10:45AM
First Federated Church

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Sunday Mornings | 9:15AM Takin’ It Back to the Streets
Groups for All Ages Goin’ Fishin’
See the Adult Sunday brochure for complete listing. Saturday, May 31 | 9AM-noon
Join us for a morning of fishing with kids
Wednesday Nights from Oakridge. We need lots of men (and
Concerts of Prayer women) who like to fish and are willing to use
Wednesday Evenings | 6:30–8:00PM | Room 1116 their knowledge to teach and reach children.
Come fish as Jesus did…for fish and people.
Mothers of Preschoolers Contact Darrin Niday at 237.8268 or
Next meeting Tuesday, May 13 You can also check out the table in the foyer today.
9:00–11:15AM | Fellowship Hall In addition, helpers are still needed for the regular Saturday
May is the final month for MOPS morning ministries at Oakridge. Contact Sherri Stufflebeem at
Tuesday morning meeting for 255.2122 for more information.
Come join us for a Pampering Day Motorfest
on May 13 and Are You Smarter Than Sunday, June 15 | 10:00AM
a Preschooler on May 27. Five weeks... that’s right, in
Last MOPS meeting May 27th.
only five weeks, we will be host-
Interested in serving mothers with young children?
ing one of our biggest activities
Positions opening for next year! of the year! Our Special Events
Contact coordinators Jayme Witzenburg 515.957.9326 or Jenni planning team has been meeting
Whitaker 515.981.5383 for details. and planning and now it’s time
to get YOU on board! It takes
MANY volunteers to make this
Adult Bible Fellowship (ABFs) day happen. Sign up NOW on the Care and Communication card
and we will contact you!
Once you’ve joined us in worship, our Adult Bible Fellowships
are a great next step to connect with others and grow in your faith.
We have a variety of opportunities available that include:
Sundays | 9:15–10:30AM Deacon of the Month
255.2122 ext 139
The HUB (ages 18-23) | Room 244
STUDY: Don’t Waste Your Life: Learn to live your life for Christ Our Deacons stand ready to help with the physical needs of the members and
Connections (born in the 1970s) | Room 1224–1226 attenders of this fellowship. Should you have a short-term, emergency need, do
STUDY: Names of God: Grow closer to God by understanding His names not hesitate to call the church office and leave a message for the “Deacon of the
Homebuilders (born in the 1960s) | Room 1250–1251 Month.” This ministry is made possible by your gifts to the Deacons’ Fund.
STUDY: Way of the Master: Learn how to impact the eternity of others
Cornerstone (born in the 1950s) | Room 1240–1241
Calling Deaconess
Pat Harker | 262.3396
STUDY: Revelation: The Apocalypse--book of blessing & cursing
Our Deaconesses are available to the women of the church in
Koinonia (born in the 1940s) | Room 1252–1253
STUDY: Names of God: Grow closer to God by understanding His names
areas of encouragement and spiritual support. If you need a
Ezra (born in the 1940s) | Room 1118
listening ear and someone to pray with you, please call Pat.
Galilean (born in the 1930s) | Room 1244–1247
STUDY: Philippians: Experiencing joy in all circumstances
Immanuel (born in the 1930s) | Room 1105
Friendly Fellowship (born in the 1920s) | Room 1254–1255
STUDY: One anothers Regular Submission Deadline: Tuesdays by noon
W.H.O. (born before the 1920s) | Room 1116 We prefer that items be submitted electronically!
STUDY: II Chronicles & Daniel: Develop Solomon’s wisdom and Daniel’s faith E-Mail:
Women (all ages) | Room 208 All submitted items are subject to submission guidelines and editorial review by
Men (all ages) | Room 210 the church staff. FFC reserves the right to edit submissions
STUDY: Old Testament characters for length.
Worship Team | Room 1125
STUDY: James: Endurance through trials develops a mature faith
First Federated Church does not claim to own any copyright privileges on items
Prayer (all ages) | Room 100
Ecclesiastes | Room 1238–1239 | Biblically Measured
printed in this newspaper, unless otherwise stated. All items published are
STUDY: Learn about life and faith from the wisest man who ever lived. quoted in good faith and believed to be free for circulation or public domain.

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The Funny Side of Teaching Children
By Sherri Stufflebeem, Director of Children’s Ministries
Recently I received an email describing
what a typical group of Sunday school children
learned during their year in class. While I am
fairly certain their teacher was very specific, it
was discovered that some events from the Bible
were heard in a new light by these precious
children. Here are some excerpts:
“In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there
was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible
says, ‘The Lord thy God is one,’ but I think He must be a lot
older than that. Anyway, God said, ‘Give me a light!’ and
someone did. Then God made the world. He split the Adam
and made Eve.”
“Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren’t embarrassed
because mirrors hadn’t been invented yet. Adam and Eve
disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven
from the Garden of Eden. Not sure what they were driven in
though, because they didn’t have cars.”
“Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long
as he was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except
for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.”
“One of the next important people was Noah, who was
a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a ham. Noah
built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. “After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is
He asked some other people to join him, but they said they the star of the New Testament. He was born in Bethlehem in a
would have to take a rain check.” barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because my mom
is always saying to me, Close the door! Were you born in a
“After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was barn?’ It would be nice to say, ‘As a matter of fact, I was.’)”
more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob
his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son “During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners
named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.” like the Pharisees and the Republicans. Jesus also had
twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas
“Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.
name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even
of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Repub-
ten plagues on Pharaoh’s people. These plagues included licans and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius
frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable. God fed the Israel the Pilot. Pilot didn’t stick up for Jesus. He just washed his
Lights every day with manicotti. Then He gave them His top hands instead.”
ten commandments. These include don’t lie, cheat, smoke,
dance, or covet your neighbor’s house. Oh, yeah, I just “Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life
thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.” again. He went up to Heaven, but will be back at the end of the
Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.”
“One of Moses’ best helpers was Joshua, who was the first
Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol Teaching a Sunday school class of children can be interesting
and the fence fell over on the town.” and unpredictable. It can also bring you great pleasure. You can
plant the seeds of faith in these dear children that will be with
“After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing them into their adult life. Sharing in their lessons about Christ
a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who and his love for them has no measure. While the words they
had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says choose to describe the lesson may not be what came from your
he was wise, but that doesn’t sound very wise to me.” study, they are learning. They see that you care for them and
“After Solomon there were a bunch of major league want them to know the same Jesus that has changed your life.
prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a You can help to make a difference in a child’s life! We are
big whale and then barfed up on the shore.” putting together our summer team of teachers. Come and be part
of the team that is teaching the kids that Jesus is not just the star
“There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess of the New Testament, but is the shining star that will guide them
we don’t have to worry about them.” in life. Call Sherri Stufflebeem for more information. 255.2122.

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ONE The contents of this page have been removed to protect the
ANOTHER privacy of those in our congregation.

Printed copies of this page can be obtained at the church.

Items found on this page include:

Pray for Those Who Grieve
Happy Birthday!
(Birthdays are listed for Federated members & missionaries)
Pray for those with Physical Needs
(In the Hospital, Upcoming Surgery/Procedures, Partial List of the Ongoing Needs of Our Members &
Regular Attenders)
Pray for Those Who Serve our Church
Our Encouragement
“Honor your father and
Matthew 19:19

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MISSION ONE Reaching others for Jesus Christ
Jeff & Carolyn Anderson Elroy & Gordia Condit
Mission Board: New Life Mission Board: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Location: Santander, Spain Location: Orlando, Florida/Arkansaw, Wisconsin
What do they do? Jeff and What do they do? The Condits serve at
Carolyn are co-directors the Orlando Headquarters in Florida
of La Industria, a 9-month during winter months. They ministered
discipleship program offered seven years overseas. Later, Elroy
to Spanish youth on the northern coast of Spain to strengthen served with project funding for transla-
and develop leadership. In Contra Corriente the goal is to tion projects in the US and Africa.
motivate through events that challenge young people to fully He currently phones and thanks donors for their gifts to
abandon their lives to God. Wycliffe projects. Gordia participates in WBT’s worldwide
Carolyn participated in many FFC mission trips as a teen. She is prayer ministry. She is daughter of the late Roy and Bea
the daughter of Mike and Jan McCourt. Shafer, and served FFC as church organist for several years.
The Condits were married at FFC in 1951.
Prayer Requests:
Prayer Requests:
• For God’s leading to purchase a place for La Industria.
• For opportunities to pass the torch for Christ to the next
• For spiritual awakening in the hearts of their children.
• For financial needs for family and ministries.
• For safety in travel.
• Planning for the Contra Corriente conference in June.
• For continued good health and stamina.
• For the cell group they lead in their home.
• For joy in their work whether in Florida during the winter,
Bill & Jenni Hunt or from their office at home in Wisconsin, with computer,
printer and email.
Mission Board: Campus Crusade for Christ
• For their vital part in the task of giving God’s Word to those
Location: Orlando, Florida
who do not yet have it in their own language.
Answered Prayer: In late June, Hunts will move to Little Rock,
Arkansas, to become part of the Global Outreach office of Dan & Amy Stout
FamilyLIFE. Bill is assigned to develop FamilyLIFE in 25 Drake University International Student Friendship Ministry
African countries through shepherding, training, equipping Coordinators, First Federated Church
and mentoring national staff. Pray as they look for a home to This ministry provides a way for
buy or rent this week. international students, who are far
away from home and family, to con-
Rita Ibbotson nect with and become friends with an
Mission Board: TEAM American family during the students’
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe time in the US. The friendship pro-
gram is unique in that the students do
What does she do? Rita is the senior tutor-in-
not live with their American family.
charge at the Karanda School of Nursing as-
While the program is officially
sociated with the Karanda Mission Hospital.
non-faith based, their goal as volun-
The hospital, in a rural area, serves the Shona people. Rita’s
teer coordinators is to recruit host
goal is to train nurses that are prepared to meet both physical
families from Bible believing churches before recruiting from
and spiritual needs of their patients—also to prepare students
alternate sources to ensure that each student has an opportunity
to be active members of their churches when they finish the
to see and experience the love of Jesus through their host family
program. Bible classes are included in the curriculum.
and, hopefully, desire to have Jesus as a part of their life as well.
Prayer Requests: Currently, there are 354 international students enrolled
• For Rita as she takes online classes toward a post masters at Drake University and more than 175 are involved in the
certificate in nursing education through Indiana Wesleyan friendship program. On average, 100 new international students
University, planning to complete the program and return to arrive each fall with approximately 75% of them requesting host
Zimbabwe, November 14, 2008. families.
• For the people of Zimbabwe as they await a runoff election Many of the students return to their countries and become
for president—that the runoff will be fair. leaders in their fields of study. What an opportunity we have to
reach the lost in foreign countries from our own homes here in
• For Zimbabwe’s people who are plagued by hyperinflation,
the US.
shortages of everything from food, to water and electricity.
Interested? Please contact Dan and Amy Stout at:
• For upcoming speaking engagements. 265.7741 or

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(6–8PM, unless otherwise noted.)
May 11—No HangTime, Hang with your moms 7th–12th Grades
May 18—Paul/Timothy Scavenger Hunt
May 25—Beach Volleyball
June 1— Disk golf
June 8— Waterskiing
DODGEBALL!!! Mondays | 7-8:30PM | FFC West Gym
Weekly match-ups! Come join us! Our group keeps getting

In May Waterskiing | June 8

Paul / Timothy Scavenger Hunt | May 18 Senior High: Bring $5 to help cover the price of gas and come
Sunday Night, May 18, 6–8PM, join us for a photo scavenger have an awesome time water skiing and tubing! Lake Panorama,
hunt here at the church. We are going to have our existing teens 4–8PM. If you need to carpool, meet at the church by 3PM. Home
pair up with a new 7th grader and work together to find objects by 9PM!
through out the church and around the block. BRING A DIGI- Motorfest | June 15
TAL CAMERA! This Father’s Day, June 15th, we are continuing to host
Wednesday Nights During the Summer | May Motorfest as an outreach to the community. We need a lot of help
In May we will have our creative Wednesday night THEME to make this happen. There will be plenty of areas where the
NIGHTS. PLUS, we are going to continue meeting in June and teens can help serve. Look for a list of needs to be in the church
July—the youth leaders will take a break, but Dan, Howie and newspaper and help serve as we celebrate our fathers.
Juls will be there to help you continue to worship, encounter Junior High Summer Camp! | June 22-27
God’s word and have a blast together. This will be a more relaxed Jr. High Summer Camp at Hidden Acres Christian Center
setting—perfect to bring your friends! in Dayton, Iowa—Basic Training: Explorers B Residential
MAY 14—Class of 2008 LEADS. Wizard of Oz Theme Camp. Cost is $250. Be sure to register as soon as possible to
May 21—SPAM NIGHT. Bring a can of spam!!! It’s going to be an reserve your space. All those who have completed 6-8th grade
unforgettable night!
are invited to attend! Here is a link so you can register online:
May 28—Praise and Worship Night Discounts for siblings available.
Mandatory Canada Meeting | Sat. May 17 | 9:00AM
Sleepy Hollow | June 22 | 6-8PM
Come for an important meeting and then we will ALL depart
Mini golf, rock walls and go-carts—OH MY! Enjoy one
together to knock out 13 work projects! Parents – please come,
go-kart race, one round of mini-golf, one climb on the climbing
and be prepared
wall, one batting range token (16 pitches), basketball hot shot
In June plus: (weather permitting) inflatable obstacle course and impos-
sible rope ladder. Cost: $10.50 per person + tax. Meet there!
Are You Smarter Than A 7th/9th Grader? | June 1
Parents welcome.
The junior high and senior high will compete during Sunday
school in this parody of the famous game show and see who will Other
win the challenge: the new 7th graders or the new 9th graders. BABYSITTER NEEDED WEDNESDAYS: In order to have
This is going to be hilarious. Julie on Wednesday nights during the summer, we need someone
Grad Banquet/Service | June 1 to watch our twins as a ministry to the teens. This would be
Come celebrate 18 years of accomplish- Class of 2007!
a volunteer unpaid position for someone that would enjoy the
ment! We will have a Graduate Recognition Jocelyn Arment
DSM Christian
Kirsten M. Hansen
Future Plans
Go to Northwest Missouri State
kiddos and helping the youth ministry while doing so.
service during the 10:45 worship service,
Best HS Memory

M-FUGE | July 20–27

I got to know some of my best friends
through the plays I was in during all of
high school.

Megan Nicole Emory Crystal Hon

and then, immediately following, join us for

Future Plans Future Plans

Make sure you have your passports and support letters. There
Belmont Univ for a degree in Journalism Joining the military; going to school for
Best HS Memory early childhood development.
going to Hawaii for family vacation` Best HS Memory
HS memory: The polar bear dare and
playing pranks on each other. Boys vs.
Girls and I definitely think that the girls
ruled on that trip.

a catered meal in the HUB room. Parents are

Violet Foster Sara Hugley

are also 6 open spots, so it is not too late if you still want to go!
Homeschool Grandview Park
Future Plans Future Plans
DMACC for a couple years, then a College, DMACC, Ankeny campus
Christian college afterward Best HS Memory
Best HS Memory 5-day tour with Sounds of Praise choral
Going on the mission trips and hanging group at Grandview Park Baptist

encouraged to attend both events. Rachel Nicole Garner

DSM Christian
Future Plans
Trinity Christian in Chicago majoring in
Best HS Memory
Matt Janes
Future Plans
Going into the Army hoping to become
part of the military police.
Best HS Memory
Please make sure you let Howie know your t-shirt size if you
hanging out with friends Playing pranks on the girls at Turkey

What we need from you grads:


First Federated Church S1 Class of 2007 | Sunday, June 3, 2007

have not already done so. Only 12 weeks till go time!

A) 6 pictures: 1) Baby, 2) Child, 3) Funny, 4) Interest/Hobby, Canada Mission Trip Support
5) Senior Picture—Headshot (for the newspaper). Don’t have a work project to offer? Haven’t received a support
B) You will also need to fill out the senior questionnaire avail- letter from a teen? If you still feel impressed to give and support
able in the Backdoor. this trip, there are teens that could be helped greatly by both your
prayer and financial support. If you feel led to support a teen in
These items must be turned in to Pastor Howie no later than
anyway, contact Howie to learn more about how you can help.

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KZ Church
We learned a really
important lesson about joy.
Awana Awards
April 30, 2008: AWANA & Bible Buddies kids were recognized
this year for working hard to hide God’s Word in their hearts.
On the surface, Joseph’s life
Great job, kids!
didn’t offer much to rejoice
about. His brothers hated him
and essentially kicked him
out of the family. But God had a plan. Even his brothers could not
have seen the joy that would come from Joseph’s circumstances.

New Arrival
Congratulations to Rich and Diana
Philpott on the birth of their grand-
daughter, Natalie Elizabeth Mitchell, on
May 3rd. Natalie is the daughter of Katie
and John Mitchell. Natalie has two big sisters, Lori and Audrey.
Welcome to the extended Federated family!

We ended our Xtreme year with an XTREMEly Fun PARTY!

First Federated Church 9 Sunday, May 11, 2008

Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet Sympathy
May 17 | 6:00PM | Faith Baptist Bible College auditorium Our sympathy is extended to those in our church family who
It starts with a dinner at no charge—a free have lost loved ones recently:
will offering will be taken later in the eve- The family and friends of Michelle Parker who died on May 4
ning. Chuck Hurley with Iowa Family Policy
Center will be the Master of Ceremonies and Mary Hon at the death of her sister, June Hutson, on May 6
our own Bill Pedrick will provide the special Reminder…
music for the evening. Special speaker is Beth Food Pantry Sunday is May 18.
Nimmo, mother of Rachel Joy Scott, who was Items needed include muffin mixes, canned
the first student to die at the Columbine High fruit, and canned vegetables. Thanks in advance
School shooting. for your help with this ministry.
Reservations can be made by calling 254.0005 or
712.274.6217. Men’s Softball | May 15
6:15PM First Federated vs. Meredith Drive Reformed
60 Plus | Tuesday, May 20 7:15PM First Federated vs. Westview
11:00AM Program | 12:00PM Lunch | Fellowship Hall Both games are on Field R at Campbell Park in Clive.
Our program this month is YOU!.
We’re going to spend time remembering
the past, and having you tell me what
you would like for programs when we
begin in the fall. Maybe you have a
bright idea for a program, and I want to
know your desires. So, come prepared
to have a good time, and make the fall
interesting. Remember this is our last
meeting until September, so make it a good time.
Pastor Bill Green May 4-10
Our lunch will be a summer picnic with Famous Dave’s pork,
beans and slaw.Cost is $3 per person. To make your reservation
call Colleen at the church office, 255.2122, no later than noon on
Friday, May 16. Are you still praying about your Faith
May Promise for 2008/2009?
Mother’s Day ..............................................................................................................11 By John Porter
Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet (Faith Baptist Bible College | 6:00PM)............17 Pick up a Faith Promise card from your pew, take it home,
Communion (8:00AM & 10:45AM) ................................................................................... 25 and pray what the Lord would have you commit to give for
Goin’ Fishin’ (Oakridge Neighborhood).............................................................................31 2008/2009. Making a Faith Promise is one way to share in the
amazing adventure of calling all people of the earth to come wor-
June ship the Lord. We as a church support 11 stateside or local work-
Promotion Sunday .....................................................................................................1
ers, 39 overseas workers in over 30 countries, 7 national pastors,
Graduate Recognition ..............................................................................................1
Beaverdale Neighborhood Flyer Distribution.................................................4
9 lifelong missionaries, and 28 of these have a FFC connection.
Back Yard Club (TBD) ...........................................................................................10–12 Pray: For those God brings into your life and those serving
Go: Serve locally or overseas—wherever God leads.
Financial Report May 4-10
Give: Support FFC missionaries and projects.
Attendance 05/04/08 Budgeted Missions: National Day of Prayer 2008
10:45AM ....................................... 924 Year to Date: 9/1/07-present America’s Strength & Shield | Psalm 28:7
General Fund Offering Need ................................... $188,218 By John Porter
Last Week Offering .............................. $194,453 We had over 75 people sign up to pray for a 15-minute slot
Weekly Need ........................$34,889 Overage ..................................$6,235 on Thursday, May 1, the 57th Annual National Day of Prayer.
Offering ............................... $37,048 Mortgage With the prayer guide we were able to pray for our government,
Overage ...................................$2,159 Current Balance .................. $781,740 military, media, business, educational system, church, and
Year to Date: 9/1/07-present family. As the election day draws nearer, let’s continue praying
Next Payment May 25
for our country. May those appointed to government positions
Need ................................$1,256,004
be the Lord’s instrument by which He blesses, strengthens, and
Offering ...........................$1,198,960 shields us.
Shortage.............................($57,044) Thanks for praying!

First Federated Church 10 Sunday, May 11, 2008