Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF):
The Fannie Jones Group meets the second Wednesday of each month in the church parlor at 7:00 p.m.
The Patti Turok Group meets the third Thursday of each month at members homes. Locations are announced in the CWF Yearbook published yearly. The leader for 2018 is Judy Davenport. Both groups are open to all women of the church.
CWF raises money to give small gifts to our shut-in members, food and necessities to the Paducah Cooperative Ministry, school supplies to local schools, with the majority going to World Outreach programs that provide assistance in our nation and worldwide. CWF visits the sick, sends greeting cards to members, and delivers the Sunday morning chancel flowers each week to sick or homebound members and friends.
The Super Seniors
The Super Seniors is a group that meets on the first Wednesday of each month at a local restaurant for fellowship and conversation. For more information, call the church office. Judy Alvey is the group coordinator.
Sunday School Classes (Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.)
K-12th Grade Classes
All children kindergarten through 12th grade meet for Sunday school in the undercroft. The undercroft is directly under the sanctuary and is accessable through the fellowship hall on the lower level.
Adult Sunday School Class
A group of members who follow a curriculum designed not only to increase adults’ knowledge of the Bible, but to seek its meaning for our own lives. The class seeks to dig deeply into the scriptures to find what the scriptures meant for the authors and for their original readers. Then the class seeks application of the Word in today’s complex world. Classes are informal with a discussion-oriented format rather than a lecture style. The “teachers” are really leaders, often with long experience in the life of our church, who aim to stimulate thought and encourage class members to contribute their own thoughts and insights. Anyone interested in a serious effort to explore The Word and to seek its guidance for Christian living today will find a warm welcome in the class. Kenny Boaz is the class leader. The class meets in the FCC Conference Room.
The Sunday After Class
This class discusses the scripture and sermon from the previous week. The class is a mix of all age groups. There is a time of sharing and fellowship along with a discussion of the scripture. This class meets in the FCC Library. Members share leadership.
Red Cross Blood Drives
FCC is proud to host regular blood drives for the Red Cross on the first Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. FCC has provided volunteers to help with this lifesaving effort for five years. Members volunteer with registration, assisting with refreshments or helping with building management during the drives.
To assist in this life-affirming effort, contact Neva Allen or the FCC office for more information on volunteering.
The Community Kitchen
The second Tuesday of each month, First Christian volunteers at The Community Kitchen located at 1237 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. We prepare, serve, and clean up after the lunc meal that is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You are invited to help anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information contact the church office. Patt Lynch is the coordinator.
McNabb Elementary School Food Bags
First Christian provides meal bags for students at McNabb Elementary each Fall, Christmas, and Spring Break as well as during the weekends of Summer School session. These meals help out those who may not have the resources to provide daily food in the home when free school meals are not available.
Opportunities to serve include: shopping for food, setting up the food to be packed, helping pack the bags, and unloading the bags at McNabb for delivery.
Each year FCC makes available mission opportunities to serve locally, regionally, and nationally. We participate in the Mid-Town Alliance Repair Affair each fall and spring. We take 1-2 trips to Nashville to help with a ministry called The Bridge serving the homeless. Once a year we try to take a mission trip to a portion of the country that has been affected by a natural disaster aiding in clean up and rebuilding effort.
Chancel Adult Choir
The FCC Chancel Choir’s responsibility is to lead the congregation in singing and to provide special music each week to enhance our Sunday worship service. The choir usually rehearses for about an hour weekly, on Wednesday evenings at 5:15 p.m. During Easter and Christmas seasons, there may be longer or extra rehearsals. Anyone from middle-school age and up can join the choir. There are no tryouts – just show up and have a love of music! Experience is not necessary – the choir will train you! Choir members take one month off in the summer to relax and rest. (Guest singers provide music for worship services at this time.) The choir has a lot of fun together with fellowship all during the year, culminating in an annual Christmas party celebrating their hard work through the year. Child care is available upon request. Contact the choir director Patt Lynch, any choir member, or the church office for more information.