Church briefs for Feb. 10, 2017

Published 7:54 am Friday, February 10, 2017

February Mission of the Month

First Christian Church’s monthly missions for February are the Clark County Community Services Utilities Assistance and Clark County Preschool Family Resource Centers Weekend Backpack Feeding Program. The program helps hungry children by providing them with nutritious, child-friendly and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available.

Items needed for each backpack are: one potted meat or Vienna sausage, one beanie weenie or pork beans, two fruit cups, pudding cups or applesauce, two packs of cheese or peanut butter crackers, two fruit/grain bars or granola bars, two boxes of raisins and two juices.

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The backpacks go home every Friday.

Gospel singing at Evangelist Outreach

The Fisher Family will perform Saturday at Evangelist Outreach Center Church, 8 Bloomfield Road.

Women Bible study and breakfast

The Women’s Bible Study and Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Coffee & Café, 740 Bypass Road. The group continues with Session 7 from “The Table and Beyond: Lavish Hospitality in the Bible.”

Each session stands on its own and all women of the church and their guests are encouraged to attend. The mission group meets the second Saturday monthly.

Chili fundraiser at First Christian

There will be a chili cook-off  Sunday to benefit the fellowship hall renovations at First Christian Church. First, second and third places will be selected and it is free to enter. Tickets are six for $5 or $1 each. Everyone who eats chili will be a judge.

Friendship Bunch lunch meeting

The Friendship Bunch will depart First Christian Church parking lot at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 for lunch at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Ironworks Pike in Lexington. We will dine in the luxurious Roxie’s restaurant. Please call the church office to RSVP.

Epperson CoG honoring Allen

Epperson First Church of God will honor state pastor Darryl Allen and his wife Susan at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Allen has accepted a position with Anderson University in Indiana. Lunch will follow the service.

Broadway Christian warming center

Broadway Christian Church, 130 W. Broadway St., will serve as a warming center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days with inclement weather.

Celebrate Recovery meetings on Tuesdays

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the eight beatitudes, the 12 steps and their biblical comparisons. This program is for any hurt, hang-up or habit. There is childcare available for ages newborn to 4 years and Celebration Place, a pre-covery program for ages 5 to 12. The meetings are every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Calvary Christian Church, 15 Redwing Drive.

The Landing is a support program based on the eight beatitudes for teens struggling with issues such as family relationships, food issues, being bullied, low self-esteem, drugs, alcohol, cutting or behavior problems. The meetings are from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the RAC, 17 S. Main St.

For more information, call Dickie at Calvary Christian Church at 744-0817.

Conversation and Communion

Conversation and Communion take place each week at Gaunce’s Deli. Participants will share a light meal or snack on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and begin Bible study at 6 p.m. The study, which is led by the Rev. Chana Tetzlaff of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, will be followed by holy communion.

Grace Bible feeding program

Grace Bible Church, 250 N. Main St., has a feeding program Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For more information, call 737-4722.