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Courier Bellingham First Christian Church
Vol. 69, No. 1
2019 Cabin Fever College January 2019

An Open and Affirming Congregation

Thursday Evenings
January 10
February 14
March 14

Note: Materials fee may apply


2019 Cabin Fever College
n Fever College brings you three
Thursdaysessions:
Evenings
January 10
y 10, February 14, and March February
14 14
5:30p Soup Supper March 14
6 - 7p Classes

This year’s Cabin Fever College brings you three sessions:


on 
 • Genealogy
January 10, February103

14, and March 14
avis Instructor: Steve
5:30p Soup SupperHutchens
6 - 7p Classes
Featuring classes such as:
• Lanyards for• Genealogy
• Mandala Ball Creation 

Practical 103

Uses

eeler Instructor: Bridget
Instructor: Barbara Davis Becker
Instructor: Steve Hutchens
• Creative Baking 
 • Lanyards for Practical Uses

Instructor: Kathy Wheeler Instructor: Bridget Becker
d for participation in each class. Please contact the Nurture
Registration will be required for participation in each class. Please contact the Nurture
ng a class.
Ministry for info on instructing a class.

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Shoe’s News

First Christian Church


(Disciples of Christ)
Shoe’s News
“A New Day”
495 East Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226 One of the things that I appreciate most about January is
360.734.6820
office@bellinghamdisciples.org
the chance to feel like I have a new beginning. I’ve never
www.bellinghamdisciples.org been big on New Years’ resolutions, but I do appreciate
Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter turning the calendar to a brand new year. Especially when
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) it’s a new calendar filled with lovely photos by Jane Kletka
A movement for wholeness in a fragmented of the local natural wonders. We all need to have a second
world. As part of the one body of Christ, we
welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God
(and third and fourth, etc.) chance to wipe the slate clean
welcomed us. and start with a fresh perspective.
All of Us
Ministers That’s one of the lovely things about being a follower of
Rev. Gary Shoemaker Jesus. Forgiveness and grace teach us that we don’t need
Pastor to carry all that old baggage around with us, reminding us
gary@bellinghamdisciples.org of our past failures. Instead we need to practice giving
Rev. Tamalyn Kralman ourselvesIncomea fresh start. And
Expenses
not justExpenses
2018 YTD
at the turning
2018 YTD
of thedonor
Totals include
Associate Pastor Income restricted funds. Please
-Education & Community Outreach-
year.
JanuaryWe 8,520.51
can give ourselves
17,798.45 a fresh17,798.45
8,520.51 start whenever
contact the Stewardship
Ministry for a greater
Courier Editor needed.
February As long14,823.22
10,634.61 as we take the lessons
19,155.12 32,621.67 of thebreakdown
past and of our income
tamalyn@bellinghamdisciples.org allow
March them to
10,309.7 inform our
8,108.89 future
29,464.82 endeavors.
40,731.56
and expenses.

Amelia Nye April 10,929.76 16,423.10 40,394.58 57,154.66


Accompanist So,MayI wish9,515.7
you a 10,639.14
very happy new year,
49,910.28 and a very happy
67,793.8
Aneesa Ahad newJunebeginning!
11,424.87 Allow
17,083.54 yourself
61,335.15the grace
84,877.34 to start again,
Childcare Provider refreshed
July and ready
5,902.57 to live
12,310.78 abundantly
67,237.72 in God’s love and
97,188.12
Rev. Sandy Messick grace!
August 12,188.60 11,942.84 79,426.32 109,130.96
Regional Minister
September 13,985.75 17,756.59 93,412.07 126,887.55
Rev. Teresa Hord Owens
General Minister and President Pastor Gary
October 93,412.07 126,887.55

Sunday Schedule (Labor Day - Memorial Day)


10:50 a.m. Gathering Time A Word from Our Stewardship Ministry
9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School
11 a.m. Worship General Donor General Donor
2018 YTD 2018 YTD
Income restricted Expenses Restricted
12:15 p.m. Fellowship Time income Expenses
Income Expenses
1 p.m. Out-to-Lunch Bunch (4th Sunday)
January 8,520.51 17,798.45 8,520.51 17,798.45
2 p.m. Someone Cares! Community Meal
(2nd Sunday) February 10,634.61 14,823.22 19,155.12 32,621.67

Office Hours March 10,309.7 8,108.89 29,464.82 40,731.56


Tuesday - Friday April 10,929.76 16,423.10 40,394.58 57,154.66
9 a.m. - noon
May 9,515.7 10,639.14 49,910.28 67,793.8
Our staff are in and out of the office throughout the
week. Please feel free to stop by during their office June 11,424.87 17,083.54 61,335.15 84,877.34

hours or make an appointment that fits your schedule. July 5,902.57 12,310.78 67,237.72 97,188.12

Officers August 12,188.60 11,942.84 79,426.32 109,130.96


Gregg Heyne, Moderator September 12,218.15 1,767.60 15,427.99 2,328.60 93,412.07 126,887.55
Renee Hoemann, Vice Moderator
Cheryl Perry, Treasurer October 8,764.32 358.00 13,108.74 2,200.68 102534.39 142,196.97
Betty Schmidling, Secretary November 9,894.30 3,646.65 7,326.27 1,585.10 116075.34 151,108.34

Important Links: Please note: the donor restricted income and expenses were included in general income and
Regional Website (including monthly expenses totals January - August. Therefore, the YTD totals include donor restricted funds. Please
contact the Stewardship Ministry for a greater breakdown of our income and expenses.
newsletter): disciplesnw.org

2 January 2019
Who’s on First?! Birthdays & Anniversaries Joys & Concerns

Celia Obrecht 15
Zoe Ila Becker 17
James Char 17
Russ Weston 17
Marceille Kobel 19

Sunday, January 6
Elder: Linda Heyne
Celebrate! Ralph Gilfilen
Kelvin Smith
Victoria Botts
24
26
27
In Home Communion: Brenda Riseland Happy Birthday: Benjamin Shoemaker 29
Deacons: Kathy Wheeler, Bentley Becker Samantha Becker 2
Reader: Melissa Henderson Kathy Wheeler 1 Happy Anniversary:
Children’s Moment: Tamalyn Kralman Chloe Gibson 8 Max & Cheryl Perry 12
Children’s Church: Linda Heyne Jane Kletka 10 Angel & Nicole Herrera 25
Flowers: TBD Mark Hoemann 10
Fellowship Time: TBD, honoring January Charles Schmidling 14
birthdays

Sunday, January 13
Elder: Jane Kletka Joys and Concerns
Deacons: James Becker, Zoe Ila Becker
Reader: Bruce Radtke Medical concerns:
Children’s Moment: Linda Heyne • Gregg Heyne Beyond Our Walls:
Children’s Church: Linda Botts • Jimmie Talley’s mom • For the healing of our
Flowers: TBD • Maureen Thompson, nation
Fellowship Time: TBD Melissa Henderson’s mom/ • Refugees worldwide
Leslie Pinkston’s sister • Iglesia de Dios, as
Sunday, January 20 • Bruce Wheeler, Kathy’s together we share
Elder: Leslie Pinkston ex God’s love
Deacons: Renee Hoemann, Celia Obrecht • Virginia Bock, Pastor • Raices Culturales/
Reader: Gregg Heyne Tamalyn’s mom Community to
Children’s Moment: Megan Shoemaker • Darleen Page & Family Community families in
Children’s Church: Tamalyn Kralman • Ellen Fisher, Bob’s sister- their gardening program
Flowers: TBD in-law in our field
Fellowship Time: TBD • Marian Crim • Kristine Tissinger,
• Chloe Gibson missionary partner in
Sunday, January 27 • Gary Schwebel, Diana Ghana
Elder: Kathy Wheeler Findlay’s son • Rev. Sandy Messick,
Deacons: Melissa Henderson, Kris Ann Lewis • Pat Spiller, Kris Ann’s Regional Minister and
Reader: James Becker stepdad-in-law & Vivian President
Children’s Moment: Tamalyn Kralman Lewis, Kris Ann’s mother- •Rev. Teresa Hord
Children’s Church: Tamalyn Kralman in law & entire Lewis/ Owens, General
Flowers: TBD Spiller family Minister and President
Fellowship Time: Esther Group • Our General Church
Life’s challenges: ministries
Sign up in the fellowship hall to help in these • Ardythe Hannah & •Yakama Christian
important ministries: granddaughter Mission
Stephanie • Victims of hatred,
• Read scripture during Sunday morning worship • Katie, Bob Fisher’s injustice, violence,
• Bring flowers for Sunday worship daughter poverty, disease, and
• Kris Ann Lewis’s disaster worldwide
• Provide goodies for fellowship time following family: brother Phil, • All troops involved in
Sunday worship sister-in-law Cary, world conflict
Please contact the office for more info. nephew Matt niece •P e a c e m a k e r s
Hannah, Brenchly family worldwide

Please submit written requests to update list.

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First Christian Church, Bellingham, WA, Christian Holidays Jan 2019 (Pacific Time - Los Angeles)
January 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

9 : 3 0 a m - Sunday School 6 : 4 5 p m - [Boy Scouts] Office closed for holiday Bulletin deadline 7pm - [4H] 3 p m - Spong Study Group 7 : 3 0 a m - Men's Brkfst,
Denny's
1 0 : 5 0 a m - Gathering Time 6 : 3 0 p m - [Toppers] 6 p m - Bell Choir Rehearsal 6 : 3 0 p m - [Iglesia de Dios] 9 a m - [Iglesia de Dios]

1 1 a m - Worship 7 p m - Choir Rehearsal

1 2 : 1 5 p m - Fellowship Time

6 7 8 9 10 11 12
January 2019 calendar

Epiphany 6 : 4 5 p m - [Boy Scouts] 1 1 a m - Bible Study Bulletin deadline 1 : 3 0 p m - [Community to 3 p m - Spong Study Group 7 : 3 0 a m - Men's Brkfst,
Community mtg] Denny's
9 : 3 0 a m - Sunday School 6 : 3 0 p m - [Toppers] 9 a m - [Interfaith Coalition 6 : 3 0 p m - [Iglesia de Dios] 9 a m - [Iglesia de Dios]
Staff Mtg]
1 0 : 5 0 a m - Gathering Time 6 p m - Bell Choir Rehearsal

1 1 a m - Worship 7 p m - Choir Rehearsal 5:30p Cabin


1 2 : 1 5 p m - Fellowship Time Fever College

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

9 : 3 0 a m - Sunday School 6 : 3 0 p m - Stewardship Mtg Courier deadline Bulletin deadline 6 : 3 0 p m - Pub Theology, 3 p m - Spong Study Group 7 : 3 0 a m - Men's Brkfst,
Jeckyl & Hyde's Denny's
1 0 : 5 0 a m - Gathering Time 6 : 4 5 p m - [Boy Scouts] 1 1 a m - Bible Study 6 p m - Bell Choir Rehearsal 6 : 3 0 p m - [Iglesia de Dios] 9 a m - [Iglesia de Dios]

1 1 a m - Worship 6 : 3 0 p m - [Toppers] 7 p m - Choir Rehearsal

1 2 : 1 5 p m - Fellowship Time

2 p m - Community Meal

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

9 : 3 0 a m - Sunday School 1 1 : 3 0 a m - Esther Grp 1 1 a m - Bible Study Bulletin deadline 1 : 3 0 p m - [Community to 3 p m - Spong Study Group 7 : 3 0 a m - Men's Brkfst,
Lunch Community mtg] Denny's
1 0 : 5 0 a m - Gathering Time 6 : 4 5 p m - [Boy Scouts] 6 : 3 0 p m - [Toppers] 6 p m - Bell Choir Rehearsal 5 p m - Checking in Group, 6 : 3 0 p m - [Iglesia de Dios] 9 a m - [Iglesia de Dios]
location TBD
1 1 a m - Worship 7 p m - Choir Rehearsal

1 2 : 1 5 p m - Fellowship Time

27 28 29 30 31 1 2

9 : 3 0 a m - Sunday School 6 : 4 5 p m - [Boy Scouts] 1 1 a m - Bible Study Bulletin deadline 6 p m - [Family Promise 3 p m - Spong Study Group 7 : 3 0 a m - Men's Brkfst,
Coordinators' Mtg] Denny's
1 0 : 5 0 a m - Gathering Time 6 : 3 0 p m - [Toppers] 9 a m - [Interfaith Coalition 6 : 3 0 p m - [Iglesia de Dios] 9 a m - [Iglesia de Dios]
Staff Mtg]
1 1 a m - Worship 6 p m - Bell Choir Rehearsal

1 2 : 1 5 p m - Fellowship Time 7 p m - Choir Rehearsal

1 2 : 3 0 p m - Out-to-Lunch
Bunch
7 p m - Book Group

January 2019