There are 100–150 new families moving to Ankeny each month. This is a great opportunity! Our goal is to visit their homes, welcome them to Ankeny, and invite them to check out First Family. This Sunday, grab a name and a gift on your way out of the service and visit a family new to Ankeny! We'll be doing a number of these Sundays throughout 2019.
It’s (thankfully) time to start planning for summer! Some dates to get on your calendar: Promotion Sunday – May 26; VBS – June 9–13; Big Creek Cookout – June 30; SummerFest – July 11–14; Family Camp–August 9–11; Party in the Parking Lot – September 8. For more details or questions, contact Family Pastor Travis Walker.
Could you use a little bit of encouragement and help with your parenting? Best-selling author and speaker Dr. Tim Kimmel is going to share practical advice and biblical insight as he encourages you to parent your kids the same way God parents His kids - with grace. Come learn how to build grace-based relationships within your own family. Mark your calendars for March 30th! Sign up today.
10:30am | Room 202
First Family Church exists to make devoted disciples of Christ who celebrate, grow and serve for the glory of God. Come find out what membership at FFC looks like at our Membership Class. Sign up and learn more at firstfamily.church/membership or by speaking with a pastor after the service.
Join us from 5–7pm for a fundraising dinner featuring Pastor Carlos’ famous tacos! Your freewill offering will help one of our partners move to Central Asia. We also want to spend a little time in prayer and enjoy some Central Asian tea!
Next Sunday, we’re taking some time for a special message called “Getting to the Gospel,” where we’ll tackle some practical instruction for sharing the gospel. For the sake of continuing our current series, Pastor Todd will preach our next message in the book of Mark this Thursday, February 7, at 4pm in the Worship Center. We’ll post this sermon online as usual, but all are welcome to attend the recording and hear the message live.
The FFC Women’s Ministry is offering two different Bible studies this spring. Jamie Cabrera will lead us in Deuteronomy: Blessing or Curse? Life or Death? You Choose on Tuesday mornings from 9–11am beginning February 12th. Marcia Lozada will be leading Praying With the Psalms by Tim Keller on Monday evenings at 7pm starting February 4th. Visit firstfamily.church/women to sign up, and contact Emilie Porter at with any questions. Deadline to sign up is January 30th.
February 3, we’re beginning a new series in the gospel of Mark called “Son of God, Servant of Man.” Join us as we dive into the first act of the book this spring: “Serving His Neighbors.”