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FCC Communicator: Spring Edition


Spring 2012

Holy Week and Easter Worship


Maundy Thursday – April 5

5 PM Potluck/Sedar followed by 6:30 PM Worship

First Presbyterian Church (17 N. Jackson St.)

The Reverend Dee Ann Woods will preach on No Ordinary Table


Good Friday – April 6

12:15 PM – First Presbyterian Church (17 N. Jackson St.)

6:30 PM – Faith Lutheran Church (2116 Mineral Point Ave.)

The Reverend David Andert will preach on Bringing Good Out of Evil (Justice)


Celebration of Easter at First Christian Church

Sunday, April 8

Breakfast will be served from 8-9 AM

Egg casseroles, biscuits & gravy and fresh fruit will be served.

Worship at 9:30 AM in our sanctuary.


Celebrating 100 Years of Ministry

Saturday, April 14 at noon

Guest Speaker: The Reverend Christal Williams

Tent Revival with Picnic Style Luncheon and Ice Cream Social

Sunday, April 15 at 9:30 AM Celebratory Worship

Guest Speaker: The Reverend Teresa Dulyea-Parker

Dinner will follow in Fellowship Hall


5th Sunday Unity Services Discussed at March Board Meeting

Neil Deupree is the appointed Regional Elder assigned to our congregation. He visited the March board meeting to discuss 5th Sunday Unity Services. He asked what the advantages are of attending the gatherings. The responses were: They bring a smile to Robert’s face.  When churches supplied large choirs/activities the unity feels stronger and people are always friendly.  Neil then asked what the disadvantages are.  The responses were: Decreasing attendance makes them not as exciting and they are often fall on or happen during holiday weekends.  They are too loud and give me a head ache.  Neil then explained that all churches are feeling like it’s not as strong an experience as it used to be.  The next one is scheduled for the Sunday, April 29, 2012 and Pastor Dee Ann will be preaching.  This year only two 5th Sundays are scheduled, one in spring and one in the fall.  Pastors will discuss with their congregations the future of these worship experieces.                                                    * * * * *


* Youth Church Camp dates are rapidly approaching!  Early registration deadline is April 15.  Please speak to Pastor Dee Ann soon if you’re interested in attending.


* Chris McCarthy will be participating in a bake/craft sale on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 AM til 2:00 PM at the Orfordville Legion Hall.  She has requested donations of baked goods or crafts to help her out.  Please sign up at church or contact Chris if you are willing to contribute.  Also, you’re invited to stop out on the day of this event!


* CROP Walk – Sunday, April 29.  Register at 1PM at Cargill UMC, and the walk will begin at 1:30.  Each walker is encouraged to bring a canned good or non-perishable item for ECHO.  Call Barb Cisler at 754-2093 for more details.


* The 2012 Regional Assembly will be held October 12-13 at the Mariott Hotel in downtown Normal, IL.  We are entitled to 3 voting delegates from our congregation.  Reduced rates are offered if we register before June 13.  Please talk with Pastor Dee Ann soon if you would like to consider attending.                                          * * * * *


If you have a concern that you would like us as your church family to be in prayer about,

please call Louise Shekels at 752-0287 so that she may begin the prayer chain.





FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ)

1909 Highland Avenue, Janesville, WI 53548

Telephone: 608-752-3847


Web Site:

The Reverend Dee Ann Woods, Pastor