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February 5, 2012

The Christian Messenger

Valentine Banquet
Friday, February 10th ~ 6:00 p.m.
$5 per person
Menu: Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Salad Breadsticks Jello Dessert

Students 5th grade and under $.25/year of age The evening will include a meal, sweetheart/family pictures, and entertainment This fundraiser will support students attending a junior high conference in April. We will take a donation during the evening with the goal of raising $500. Today is the last day to purchase tickets in the parlor.

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ 115 W. Fifth Ave. Lancaster, OH 43130

740-654-0626 e-mail

SPIRITUAL STATISTICS January 29, 2012 Sunday School 1st Morning Worship 2nd Morning Worship Total Morning Worship Evening Worship Family Reunion (01/25) Weekly Budget Budget Received Van Fund Building Fund 83 92 88 180 31 42 $ 4,633.00 $ 4,045.00 $ 20.00 $ 100.00


KEENAGERS IN FEBRUARY: I am urging that we make the Valentine Banquet, sponsored by our youth department, on February 10, our event for the month. Do plan to participate in this fundraiser for special youth activities. Tickets will be available on February 5. WEDNESDAYS: We are returning to our 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM groups this week (2/8). Our focus, for study, will be I John 4. Why not join us, in either of these groups, this week SUNDAY EVENINGS IN THE SANCTUARY: In II Peter 3:15-16, he writes just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him His letters contain some things that are hard to understand . Recognizing this fact, I am launching a new series, The Hard Sayings of Paul. This weeks (2/5) theme is Setting Your Enemys Hair On Fire (Romans 12:20). On February 12, our topic will be May We Be Baptized For The Dead? which is based on I Corinthians 15:29. Join us for this 6:00 PM service. (Communion is available.) GIANT PRINT BIBLES: I still have some of the GIANT PRINT Bibles. They are the New International Translation. These soft cover editions sell for $12.50. You may purchase one by contacting me or stopping by the church office. If you want to pay by check, make the check payable to me. FINAL THOUGHT: A person who has everything should be quarantined!

SERVING SCHEDULE February 5, 2012

At the Table 1st Serving 1st At the Table 2nd Serving 2nd Pastor of the week PM Deacon Charlie May & Patrick Wersell Tim Huffman, Richard Boyer, Dan Brown, Ray Coats Mike Cooper & Nick Hinson Tim Huffman,, Dale Thornton, Ned Tomlinson, Rod Troutman Mike Cooper Tim Huffman

COMMUNION PREPARATION 1ST Worship Dick and Marg Shumaker nd 2 Worship Mike and Deb Cooper GREETERS 1ST Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship Don and Judy Gardner George and Alberta Ellis Laura Wersell & Thea Kallenberg Nick and Tracy Hinson Carolyn May Mary Alice Coats Bev Puckett David Will Bill Kelly Jeff Crook George Lambert

SUNDAY SCHOOL HELPER VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1ST Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

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Blood Pressure Checks

(in church outer office)

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mary Alice Coats on the death of her sister, Ruth Ann Stoltz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

SERVING SCHEDULE February 12, 2012

At the Table 1 Serving 1
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At the Table 2nd Serving 2nd Pastor of the week PM Deacon

Dave Tingler and Glen Shady Dale Rose, Ralph Conrad, Don Gardner, Jack Hardwick Tom Puckett and Mike Cooper Dale Rose, Josh Czich, Nick Hinson, George Lambert Dave Tingler Dale Rose

Library Sunday February 12th

Preschool thru 5th Grade
Please meet in the classroom area for a Kids Song Celebration. If you wish, come prepared with an instrument or a favorite song! We will then travel to the Children's Library (located on the stage - Room 116), for a Bible story and Craft Time. Parents are welcome. For the future, please mark your calendar ....Kids Library Sunday, every other month, on the first Sunday of the month. The next Library Sunday will be April 1st. Hope to see you there!

COMMUNION PREPARATION 1ST Worship Ray and Margie Ayers 2nd Worship Mike and Deb Cooper GREETERS 1ST Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship

Carmel and Shirley Marsh Linda Daubenmire and Norma Holtom

Shirley Marsh and Margie Ayers Tracy Eldridge and Marie Huffman Norma Holtom

Sunday School Helper VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1ST Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

Shirley Alexander Marie Huffman

Dan Brown Carmel Marsh George Lambert Dick Shumaker

Easter Cantata In Christ Alone will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 1st. All are welcome to participate in the Canata. Practices will be held each Sunday at 7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Communion Preparation Volunteers Denise Baird has taken over the duties of Chairperson of Communion Preparation. Please contact Denise at 653-5692 with any questions regarding the communion schedule or if you are unable to prepare communion during your scheduled month.
George Andrews Liz Reed Jan Foss Betty Sparks Stacy Byers Esther Boyer George Lambert Ron Ogden Connie Lane Mary Marsh Jeane Goldfarb Our Troops Norman Devine Rick Azbell Dorothy Henderly Dorothy Herman Ed and Norma George Bruno Dipietrio JK Pumpelly Ed Wilkinson Anna Lockhart Wanda Dickson Sharon Britch Don Taylor Virginia Brink Mike Kiger Don Seevers

Prayer Requests

Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, February 12th Carriage Court Service Wednesday, February 15th Elders Meeting Monday, February 20th Book Nook Facility Management Meeting Tuesday, February 21st Dorcas Meeting Saturday, February 25th Crafters Bee Sunday, February 26th Food Pantry Sunday

A Y M re ou issing Any Items? There are many dishes in the church kitchen that need to be picked up. A there are lso, several coats that have been left in the coat rooms. If they belong to you, please take them home today! A February 19th these items will fter be donated.

Don Taylor is recovering from surgery and would appreciate cards and visits from his friends at Fifth Avenue. His address is: Don Taylor Room C-4 Heartland-Fairfield Nursing Home 7820 Pleasantville Road Pleasantville, OH 43148

On Tuesday, February 7th, we will show the movie Courageous at our Mens Fraternity group. We will start promptly at 6:30. I am asking that our guys bring either some chips or a 2 liter of pop to share with everyone. Feel free to invite a friend. Sorry ladies but this is for Guys only! Fathers, your sons are welcome to attend this week with you. Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Viewers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous. Please join us!

Pastor of the Week Mike Cooper You Are My Favorite James 2:1-13 Brad Seevers preaching

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 grace-based preaching and teaching & understand the Bible is our authority (2 Timothy 3:16).

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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 Soon-Coming 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!

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 Courtney Beiter, Coordinator Young Children (Ages 4 through 2nd Grade) Who is Jesus? Room 101 Deborah Will, Teacher Middle Elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades) Be Wise and Trust God in His Power Room 106 Sheri Puckett, Teacher Junior and Senior High Acts of the Apostles Room 301 Nick Hinson, Teacher Young Ladies Class (8:00 a.m.) Genesis Room 214 Cassie Bull, Teacher Ladies Class Sermon on the Mount: Returning Gods Love with Our Life Room 209 Beverly Puckett, Teacher Mens Class Biblical Definitions Room 205 Tom Puckett, Teacher Adult Class Curious 101 (A Study of Salvation and Purpose) Fellowship Hall Brad Seevers, Teacher Harmony Adult Class God Establishes a Faithful People Room 204 Dave Tingler, Teacher Philothean Adult Class Parables Room 108 Jim Love, Teacher Adult Class Apologetics Room 214 Glen Shady, Teacher

Life Groups Forgotten God

Every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Led by Brad Seevers
Location: Tim & Marie Huffman's 1900 Lake Road


Joy In Christ
A Bible-study on the Book of Philippians

Every Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Led by Scott Brown Location: Larry & Phyllis Busseys 150 King Street


Mens Fraternity
What Men Need to Hear

Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Led by Brad Seevers
Location: FACC Fellowship Hall

Brad Seevers
Senior Minister (740-550-9882)

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

David Tingler
Associate Minister

Glen Shady
Youth Minister (740-438-5257)