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Next step: Fellowship
By Joe Lightfoot, Pastor of Adult Ministries In addition to endurance, knowing the next step for you based
On the popular reality series, The on where you are in your journey, is very important.
Amazing Race, contestant teams If you’ve trusted in Jesus for eternal life, attend worship
compete through a series of chal- regularly, and are looking to get more fully engaged in the life of
lenges in order to make it to the FFC, the upcoming Sunday Fellowship elective is likely the best
finish line before all the other teams. next step for you.
Successfully making it through one During the first 3 weeks of the Fellowship elective, held on
challenge or stage of the journey three Sunday evenings—January 11, 18 and 25, 6:00–7:00PM, in
qualifies the team to go on to the next Room 108, you will be informed about the history, beliefs and
phase of the race. mission of First Federated Church.
Your spiritual journey has much in The remaining 5 weeks, held on Sunday mornings—February
common with The Amazing Race. In fact, 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, at 9:15AM, also in Room 108, will en-
the Bible tells us to “run with endurance courage you to discover how God has equipped you to contribute
the race that is set before us,” (Hebrews 12.1). your abilities to help the church reach our God-given goals.
We are given this encouragement because our spiritual journey The 3-week Sunday evening portion begins next Sunday,
or “race” is a long one. In fact, it is one that lasts your entire life. January 11, at 6:00PM. To register for this group, you can check
Endurance is required. the box on the Care and Communication Card or call the Adult
Ministries Office, 255.2122 ext. 129.

Preschoolers let their lights shine on Christmas Sunday.
Visit www.FirstFederated.org to see more photos!

Believer’s Baptism SUNDAY MORNINGS
We will be having believer’s baptism
as part of the January 11 service. If you DEC. 28 & JAN. 4 & 11
are interested in being baptized, please
check the Baptism box on the Care &
9:15�� Groups for all ages
Communication card. An orientation 10:45�� Combined Worship
meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 6:30–8:00PM, Auditorium | Nursery, Preschool, KZ Church
in Room 108 for those desiring to be baptized.

Volume 10 Number 33 First Federated Church 1 Sunday, January 4, 2009

FirstFederated. Infants & Preschool Children Assistive Listening Devices (Auditorium Only) Childcare and teaching are available during the 9:15 hour and 10:45 worship services ALS devices are available for check-out at the Resource Center in the foyer. SW Entrance 2nd Floor Children’s Ministry staff.D. K–4th graders meet in graded classroom groups for Bible pressure checks are provided by our Parish Nurses located in the learning and fun. and then are dismissed to attend their own age-appropriate children’s church. Our children’s programs provide qual. Safety Xtreme AM (5th & 6th Grade) First Federated Church regards your safety as our highest priority. at 9:15 for a time of Xtreme concerns. get Resource 115 Center 119 117 to know you better. M Men Restroom W Women Restroom ity care and learning for kids of all ages. then join their families for directions will be provided over the public address system. You can also listen to the message for free at www. Prayer Team Up Front If you would like to pray with someone today. Members of our church leadership stand ready to serve you. devices during this morning’s worship service. Xtreme prayer and Xtreme relationship-building. WEST GYM EAST GYM Fill Out the Care & Communication Card A B 114 AUDITORIUM If you have never completed a Care and Communication Card. Reception If You Have Children Visit the Children’s Ministry Registration Station KZ Church Trust your children to the care of our dedicated. Lost and found items are kept for 30 days. as a church family. If a building emergency arises. health counseling. or hand it in at the Guest Reception. This allows us. called Lost and Found KZ Church. We would love to have the opportunity to meet you. please come to the front of the room following this morning’s service. If you are not presently a member of a Bible teaching church. we encourage you to go with your children the first time they visit Lost items may be reported or claimed at the main office of the church during KZ Church in Room 240. Room 205. simply ask someone wearing a Guest Welcome Children’s name tag with “Here to Help” on it or visit the Welcome Center in the foyer. If your child has not already been enrolled in our Children’s Cellular Phones & Pagers Ministry. we cordially invite you to a reception in the foyer immediately following the service. please inform one of our ushers or staff. Recordings of Today’s Message Youth (Grade 7–12) & Adults CD recordings of the morning message can be picked up immediately following the Groups for ADULTS and activities for YOUTH begin at 9:15AM. the 10:45 worship services.org. loving A. Stop by service at the Resource Center in the foyer for $3. The Care 111C and Communication Card is located inside this newspaper. the Welcome Center to find out about each of the groups and how to get there. regular M-F office hours. K–4th graders attend the first part of the 10:45 worship services with their families Please contact an usher if you need immediate assistance. we Guest invite you to join our church family. west hallway in Room 1117. 2009 . and blood During the 9:15 hour. Just fill PARISH 1164 111B out the card completely and leave at the end of your pew. please take a moment to do so. First Federated Church 2 Sunday. Reception Center Registration Guest Reception North Parking Lot Station If you are visiting with us for the first time or have just recently started attending First Federated Church. If you have any Our preteens meet in their own Xtreme spot. WELCOME TO FIRST FEDERATED CHURCH! Thank you for choosing to worship with us this morning! Have Questions? If you have any questions. 10:30AM–Noon. learning. in the Nursery and Preschool Departments. Parents. to better know your needs and how we can serve you. give to an NURSE➤ 111A 109 1165 usher. AED (Automated External Defibrillator)/First-aid Kindergarten–4th Grade Facilities for guests needing first aid. pager and other electronic the information we need to effectively minister to your child. and answer any questions you may have.E. January 4. 1125 1132 R Thank you for taking the time to visit First Federated Church. Sundays. 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.

..5961 SARAH ...................Thursday. January 6 | 7:00PM Mary Bleadorn.............. 279-9409 HANNAH ...... January 8 | 12:30PM Jan Short. Urbandale..H..Thursday.......................... 1480 NW 71st Place....... 285.. January 8 | 12:30PM Dannetta Feleay.. 2009 Sunday Mornings | 9:15–10:30AM 10:45AM Combined | Pastor Mike Rose Adult Bible Fellowship (ABFs) The Body: Renewing our Covenant Once you’ve joined us in worship........Thursday............... January 8 | 12:30PM First Federated Church.. 795....... Come and join us as we study...Thursday......5488 Longview Ct..7065 ELIZABETH . Des Moines........... ADULT GROUPS NOTES Sunday....... Unit 8... 770............ January 8 | 9:30AM Jan McCourt.. We have a variety of opportunities available that include: The HUB (ages 18-24) | Room 244 The Channel (ages 25–35) | Room 149 Connections (born in the 1970s) | Room 220S Homebuilders (born in the 1960s) | Room 1250–1251 Cornerstone (born in the 1950s) | Room 1240–1241 Koinonia (all ages) | Room 1252–1253 Ezra (all ages) | Room 1118 Galilean (born in the 1930s) | Room 1244–1247 Immanuel (born in the 1930s) | Room 1105 Friendly Fellowship (born in the 1920s) | Room 1254–1255 W....................................... (born before the 1920s) | Room 1116 Women (all ages) | Room 208 Men (all ages) | Room 210 Worship | Room 1125 Prayer (all ages) | Room 100 Ecclesiastes | Room 1238–1239 | Biblically Measured Wednesdays | 6:30–8:00PM Winter Break | December 31 Activities resume January 7 Men’s Basketball League Tuesday.................................O.. Johnston.... Urbandale................ 3839 81st... DEBORAH . Tuesday............ 1230 Payton Ave..7944 RUTH .......... January 8 | 9:30AM Marge Egger................... January 6 6:30 Celtics—Lakers 8:00 Bulls—Rockets Women Circle Meetings Visitors are always welcome.............. 2009 .....2527 MARTHA .................. 1917 47th St..... January 4........... 249.............. January 8 | 7:00PM Keri Roland... fellowship and pray for our missionaries... January 4......7132 ESTHER........ Des Moines............... 279-2637 First Federated Church 3 Sunday........................Thursday.... St.. 986............... our Adult Bible Fellowships are a great next step to connect with others and grow in your faith............ 12447 Douglas Pkwy............ Room 139 Hostess: Margaret Welder..................... Ankeny.........Thursday...

to live is Christ.” Philippians 1:21 First Federated Church 4 Sunday. Printed copies of this page can be obtained at the church. 2009 . PRAY FOR ONE The contents of this page have been removed to protect the ANOTHER privacy of those in our congregation. 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. January 4. Upcoming Surgery/Procedures. and to die is gain. Partial List of the Ongoing Needs of Our Members & Regular Attenders) Pray for Those Who Serve our Church Our Encouragement “For to me.

as a couple at the Mission Center and Llavallol Bible Center. more support. • For baptisms and evangelistic picnic in January. impacting over begins production of paver slabs. The need of wisdom in resolving the lack of students. • For oldest daughter (college in the States. borhood and country. • For the new church in Alto Hospicio. needing funds) • For the building of an office that should be completed by and younger in 11th grade. Argentina What do they do? The Armijos. 2009 . prayer. • The development of a home church.000. providing practical help and strategic initiatives. teaching at the Village Training Center. • For the need of Christian workers. construction of a three room school this year. • For their family to grow in strength of faith. • For safety for the trip (3 days going and 3 days returning) to • For the Garcia family helping in the ministry. assisting in a church plant in the city of Iquique. four children Location: Closed Country Location: Closed Country What do they do? In addition to giving encouragement to What do they do? They serve with a team involved in tsunami national church planters. He and Priscilla participate granddaughter of the late Mel and Shirley Wellen. Praises: Praises: • For a recent trip to a very remote area where they formed • They find life in their area is pretty relaxed. • For a false alarm regarding the kidnapping of their son Tim. They have ap. their International Missionary Conference in southern Chile. Robyn is the tionals to reach their own people. • For Vaughn’s responsibilities at the production site and depth of wisdom. Harold is currently the Director and teaches been turned over to a national pastor. Nathan and Kathy provide op- reconstruction and community development. Prayer Requests: Prayer Requests: • For the stresses of language and cultural differences. The Armijos are now at the Union de Centros Biblicos Bible Institute. new relationships with shepherds who worship the created. What do they do? The Goossens were church planters. portunity for prayer treks. Chile Location: Buenos Aires. not knowing the true Creator. Prayer Requests: Prayer Requests: • For Harold as he directs Family Camp. 1000 students. • Another Bible Institute year begins in March. • For 243 new house fellowships with 1075 new believers in • Vaughn is able to run a few times a week. the area. • For Marzuki as he produces compressed earth blocks and • For 24 Christian schools being subsidized. training na. • They enjoy the flexibility of home schooling. as groups from the West come propriate technology equipment—earth block presses and to prayerfully help combat the strongholds of the evil one pulverizers that will build sufficient capacity for the two in unreached mountain villages. The family is working on hands of indigenous church planting partner groups through better communication in the heart languages of the neigh. January 5-9 with their son Tim (also a missionary there). mid-February. January 4. MISSION ONE Reaching others for Jesus Christ Harold & Priscilla Goossen Alejandro & Robyn Armijo Mission Board: Mission Board: ABWE Gospel Mission of South America Location: Iquique. Priscilla called Tim and learned the • Their furlough housing is confirmed. saved) to camp in Santiago. Ask for • Plans for furlough July through December 2009. fullness of love. • Overall good health for the whole family. and being trained in public health and the scriptures. First Federated Church 5 Sunday. The fellowship has the home office. Nathan & Kathy Vaughn & Jennifer. • For the protection and growth of each believer. • Last month they began a new church in Alto Hospicio and Praise: completed their first year serving in Iquique. started the appointed to Argentina in 1971 and new Missionary Baptist have served as church planters and at Church in Puente Alto in early 2003. family was safe. demanding $100. Their role is to extend the communities they are serving. salvation of their na- • For 210 community health volunteers who are subsidized tional friends. • For sweet fellowship with fellow missionaries and edification • In February they take a bus with young people (most un- from the preaching of God’s Word at camp. Praises: Priscilla provides hospitality and serves at the church. • Miguel graduated from 8th grade.

. All submitted items are subject to submission guidelines and editorial review by the church staff................ Chaperones/youth parents needed for areas of encouragement and spiritual support...... Parents are welcome to sit in during the series...... $13 per person.. Mexico Mission Trip Meeting (12pm) . Our mission........ Feb 27 | 7pm Facilitators: Lori Blake & Julie Harper Iowa Chops host Faith and Family Night... a Deaconess of the Month Jan Mudderman | 277... emergency need.... so this is a  Turned in your money for Acquire the Fire perfect opportunity! See Howie if you need song suggestions....... This is going to be an incredibly big group (5-8pm) date! Each of you will get a job description........to teach manners.......................... If you need a this event... chivalry... 20-21 It’s coming to First Federated this year!!! Come hear awesome What’s Going On? bands Kutless.......... Everyday Sunday..org ski! Meet at Sleepy Hollow at 5PM......18 This will be a valuable series for teens.... Non-singing The clock is ticking for those of you who have NOT done the teens are needed to serve our widows and widowers.. Sign up in the Backdoor. 30 know how to cope when they are hurting and will equip them February to know better how to help their friends when they struggle........ Mexico Mission Trip Meeting Sunday.. We Superbowl party ..Hangtimes In February Jan 4 – SMT Meeting Manners-Chivalry THE BIG DATE Friday... 11) Acquire the Fire Feb.. guys and girls will Jan 18 – Nursing Home Night (6:30-7:30pm) 7th–12th Grades be randomly paired up............... January 4..... Parents and/or youth leaders are needed to carpool and chaperone and are welcome to stay and E-Mail: NEWSPAPER@FirstFederated......... Jamie Smith............................. but at present we are going Heirborn vs.. inspired by all members and attenders of this fellowship.. and cutting.....11 meal in Fellowship Hall and join us in prayer...... and Phil Joel Dodge Ball Mondays | 6:30–8:00PM leading worship.......... January 18 | 12–2PM | Backdoor Come join us for lunch and an informational meeting for those of you planning to go on the Mexico mission trip with TIME Deacon of the Month ministries.......... Feb 15 | 12pm| Backdoor Our yearly tradition is back! This time with a Broadway Have You? theme! Find a karaoke download or cd to perform............. fun.... SH) wonderful opportunity for you to get together with other moms for encouragement and to pray for our youth........................8 to cover the following: suicide..... You can pick up a January Sleepy Hollow....................... Should you have a that we did at M-Fuge last summer........” This We’ll go out for coffee after! ministry is made possible by your gifts to the Deacons’ Fund........... Casey Johnson and Ron Luce! Cost: $63...........18 Wednesday Night Bible Study: My Friend Is Hurting Nursing Home Ministry Night .. January 30 | 8PM-8AM It’s a Lock-In! Come join us for a great night of food.....  Signed up for the Sleepy Hollow skiing/tubing Hangtime (JH.. Join the youth of FFC If you are a mother of a senior / junior high youth..... perform drama and more! office and leave a message for the “Deacon of the Month... First Federated Church 6 Sunday. do not hesitate to call the church Community to lead them in worship.......... 2009 ...... (JH.... In January WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Sleepy Hollow January 11 | 5-8PM Regular Submission Deadline: Tuesdays by noon Come for a Hangtime at Sleepy Hollow! Choose your fun: We prefer that items be submitted electronically! tube for $16 or ski for $25.......2040 mystery. this is a as we enjoy a great night of hockey. SH) (Jan....................... please call Jan... Reserve your For Moms—Moms’ Prayer Group tickets now! (JH..... eating disorders............ Bring your favorite munchies or Our Deaconesses are available to the women of the church in a 2 liter drink and we’ll be set for an awesome night...... games and much more.... It will help them Senior High Lock-In ......... SMT Meeting Widow/Widower Banquet Sunday........ 255............................2122 ext 139 Nursing Home Ministry Night January 18 | 6:30-8:30PM Our Deacons stand ready to help with the physical needs of the Let’s have a night of nursing home ministry... For regular Heirborn attendees only.... Cost is TBA. January 5! Johnson..... FFC reserves the right to edit submissions for length.. Jan 25 – None—Family Night and dating do’s and don’ts.............. The Bible following: makes it clear to minister to orphans and widows................ Not to mention the amazing speakers: Joel Dodgeball will resume tomorrow........... We are heading to Calvin short-term..... likely $10–$15 per Today: person......... listening ear and someone to pray with you............... SH) Wednesdays | 5:30–6:15PM | RM 131 (Library) Faith and Family Night: Iowa Chops Friday.... Building 429........... Senior High Lock-In Friday.......1 are open to suggestions for topics.............. Hub Dodgeball ...... Feb 13 | 4:45pm Jan 11—Sleepy Hollow One Night Only...

Take a little time this week to say thank you. thank you picture AWANA and have Dad or It’s time…time to come on back on Wednesday nights. wanting more Christmas? Now is the time to let them know how much you stuff. between needs and wants. January 4. 2009 . wishing you had the same stuff appreciate the gifts they gave you…and how much you appreciate other people have!!! We talked about them. you could send a real snail mail thank you note (or at least an email). Share a little gratitude attitude this week. God may know that we don’t NEED them. If you’re old enough to write. Having lotsa stuff. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY KZ Church Gratitude Attitude Remember all that great stuff you got for Christmas? Today in KZ Church we talked about Remember all those great people who gave you great stuff for stuff. how our needs are more important than If you’re too our wants. times together as we keep learning from God’s Word. Chat with your kids and make little to write a sure they understand the difference thank you note. It could be contagious! December 12 First Federated Church 7 Sunday. We’ve Mom help you been missing our time together! See you at 6:30 for lots of good with a few words. Remind them that when we pray for you could draw a ‘wants’. Imagine how TNT Girls’ pleased Grandpa and Grandma or your other friends and relatives would be to get mail from you! They may even stick your note up Christmas Party on the refrigerator or keep it in their treasure box.

........... Biscuit....422 Shortage............ January 11 9:15am Groups for all ages Family and friends of Thomas O’Connell 10:45am Combined Worship | Auditorium Tom and Kae Deardorff at the death of their brother-in-law..........($32....... on December 30... January 4...000 Women in the Word Resumes .967) Offering ..................($1.....18 Thank You Our Federated Family Christmas was a morning of sweet wor- Financial Report ship as we reflected on the Christmas Story from many different Attendance 12/28/08 General Fund Offering perspectives........123 Mortgage Offering ........................452 Visit www...$81..........$92................... on church office before noon on Mondays..... January Christmas Offering surpasses $42................... on December 26 Sunday........ 2009 ..... Loyal 2009 Vision for Ministry Seidenburg.... Watch next week for a final Combined 2009 Vision for Ministry (Auditorium | Combined Service 10:45AM) .... Moody Chorale (Traditional & Celebration Services)....... 11 total plus an update on our Debt Reduction progress........419 Thank you to all who participated! Year to Date: 9/1/08–present Offering ...................... UPCOMING EVENTS OTHER NEWS Wednesday Night Meal Sympathy Fellowship Hall | 5-6:15PM Our sympathy is extended to those in our church family who Children (age 2-12) $2 | Adults $3 | Family $10 have lost a loved one recently: Make reservations on the Care & Communication Card or call the Kathy Baker at the death of her father......... $32.... Jan.......................... (Nursery......... Tossed Salad.................. Preschool............................................... $189.........($10...457 Regular Wednesday Night Activities Resume ........... $34........................................ 7: Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup......FirstFederated......589) Next Payment January 25 First Federated Church 8 Sunday......org to see more photos! Need .....................894 Year to Date: 9/1/08–present Shortage. John Hall.....................298) Need .......6 Through last Sunday. KZ Church) Dave Kamerman........... the Christmas offering stood at $42....$552................7 with just a few days left in the year.......534 Current Balance .193 Shortage....... Budgeted Missions: Weekly Need ....................$585................. 738 Last Week to bring together “Do You See What I See”............... It took many hours of prep and lots of coordinating 10:45AM ............. Apple Pie December 25 Paul Seidenburg at the death of his brother....