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February 25

CityPoint Church Launches March 11

Please be praying for CityPoint as they have their first service on March 11th at 5pm at the Ramada Conference Center in Urbandale, and consider attending! 

France Mission Trip Info Meeting

March 4 | Sunday 10am | Room 202 

The purpose of this trip will be to support and encourage the DeGraafs, our partners in France, and to learn more about what Christianity in Europe looks like today. If you’re interested in the trip but can’t attend the meeting, contact Chris Eller. 

Foster Care Info Meeting TONIGHT

Have you ever thought about the ministry of foster care? There are so many needs in this area that the church has the opportunity to meet. Please consider joining us as we discuss foster care in Iowa. Bring your questions, because we’ll have plenty of Q&A time. The meeting is tonight from 6–7:30pm in Room 203. 

Return Women’s Event March 3

Women, please join us on Saturday, March 3, from 9–11:30am as we spend the morning focusing on prayer. Sylvia Wineland will be giving us a unique perspective on why prayer is not just a good suggestion, but rather, vital to our everyday life as believers. Then together we will worship our great Savior! Join us for a time of seeking our Almighty Creator, growing in genuine community, and reflecting on where our hearts are really at. In our busy culture, we are praying you'll consider gathering with us for a time that could change your perspective on prayer and truly see why it is essential in our walk with God. 

Principles and Practices for Parenting Courses

If you’re a parent seeking to grow in raising your children up in the Lord, these courses are for you. There are three, 2-week age appropriate sections left (3–5, 6–11, 12–18), taught by Todd and Julie Stiles. The second section (3–5) takes place March 7 & 21. To learn more and sign up, visit firstfamily.church/parenting-course

Explore Missions in Turkey with IMB and Todd

Join Todd May 22–30 on an exploratory and discovery trip to Turkey to see IMB (International Mission Board) opportunities up close, visit with Turkish, Brazilian, American, and Albanian church planters, as well as a day stop at the historical site of the church at Ephesus. We have six spots, so if interested, apply online at firstfamily.church/turkey, or apply on our app. Cost for the trip is around $1100, and the deadline for applying is March 1. An interview will follow once your application is received.

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February 18, 2018

Nick Reed and CityPoint Church

Speaking for us today is Pastor Nick Reed, who is planting CityPoint Church in Urbandale. Please be praying for CityPoint as they have their first service on March 11th at 5pm at the Ramada Conference Center in Urbandale, and consider attending! 

Baptism Sunday TODAY

We’re excited to be baptizing again on Sunday, February 18th! If you’re interested in being baptized or learning more about what it means to be baptized, speak with a pastor at the front after the service today, or visit firstfamily.church/baptism

Utah Mission Trip Info Meeting TODAY

The annual Utah Mission Trip is scheduled for the week of June 17–24. This trip is open to FFC’ers of all ages, from 12 years old (with parent) and up. We will have an informational meeting today at 10am in Room 202. If you are interested in going on this year’s trip but unable to make it to the meeting, please email Chris Eller at . If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Tom at or at (515) 306-0470. 

Mom’s Group Childcare Need

Do you love holding babies and loving on small ones? FFC Mom’s Group is looking for childcare help during bible study this semester! Contact Heidi Hight at for more details.

Foster Care Info Meeting February 25

Have you ever thought about the ministry of foster care? There are so many needs in this area that the church has the opportunity to meet. Please consider joining us as we discuss foster care in Iowa. Bring your questions, because we’ll have plenty of Q&A time. The meeting is on Sunday, February 25th, from 6–7:30pm in Room 203. 

Return Women’s Event March 3

Women, please join us on Saturday, March 3, from 9–11:30am as we spend the morning focusing on prayer. Sylvia Wineland will be giving us a unique perspective on why prayer is not just a good suggestion, but rather, vital to our everyday life as believers. Then together we will worship our great Savior! Join us for a time of seeking our Almighty Creator, growing in genuine community, and reflecting on where our hearts are really at. In our busy culture, we are praying you'll consider gathering with us for a time that could change your perspective on prayer and truly see why it is essential in our walk with God. 

Principles and Practices for Parenting Courses

If you’re a parent seeking to grow in raising your children up in the Lord, these courses are for you. There are three, 2-week age appropriate sections left (3–5, 6–11, 12–18), taught by Todd and Julie Stiles. The second section (3–5) takes place March 7 & 21. To learn more and sign up, visit firstfamily.church/parenting-course

Explore Missions in Turkey with IMB and Todd

Join Todd May 22–30 on an exploratory and discovery trip to Turkey to see IMB (International Mission Board) opportunities up close, visit with Turkish, Brazilian, American, and Albanian church planters, as well as a day stop at the historical site of the church at Ephesus. We have six spots, so if interested, apply online at firstfamily.church/turkey, or apply on our app. Cost for the trip is around $1100, and the deadline for applying is March 1. An interview will follow once your application is received.

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February 11, 2018

Family Camp Interest Meeting TODAY

If you’d be interested in doing Family Camp this year, please attend this meeting and give your input. We will discuss potential dates, cost and programming. The meeting is at 10am in the Youth Room. If you can’t make it but are still interested, please let Travis Walker or Becky Doubleday know. 

Newcomers Lighthouse Group

Today | Fortenberrys’ Home | 2:30pm

Whether today is your first time or your tenth, you can learn more about what we believe and what it means to be a part of FFC in this group. Sign up by speaking with a pastor at the front after the service, or visit firstfamily.church/newcomers

Baptism Sunday February 18

We’re excited to be baptizing again on Sunday, February 18th! If you’re interested in being baptized or learning more about what it means to be baptized, speak with a pastor at the front after the service today, or visit firstfamily.church/baptism

Utah Mission Trip Info Meeting February 18

The annual Utah Mission Trip is scheduled for the week of June 17–24. This trip is open to FFC’ers of all ages, from 12 years old (with parent) and up. We will have an information meeting next Sunday, February 18 at 10am in Room 202. If you are interested in going on this year’s trip but unable to make it to the meeting, please email Chris Eller at . If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Tom at or at (515) 306-0470. 

Foster Care Info Meeting February 25

Have you ever thought about the ministry of foster care? There are so many needs in this area that the church has the opportunity to meet. Please consider joining us as we discuss foster care in Iowa. Bring your questions, because we’ll have plenty of Q&A time. The meeting is on Sunday, February 25th, from 6–7:30pm in Room 203. 

Return Women’s Event March 3

Our next Return women’s event is coming up next month! The focus of this event will be prayer. Women, join us as we pray and seek to become better prayers together. Signups will be coming soon! 

Frostbite Middle School Retreat

Friday–Sunday | Iowa Regular Baptist Camp

Our annual middle school winter retreat is coming up February 16–18th! Our middle schoolers will head up to Clear Lake, IA for fun, food, preaching, and time with friends. Registration information is available in the youth room and at firstfamily.church/youth

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February 4, 2018

Women’s Bible Study Beginning February 6

The FFC Women’s Ministry will be holding an inductive Precept study of Ezra and Haggai. The workbook for the study costs $11.25. The study begins Tuesday, February 6th, and runs through March 13th. All meetings will be from 6:30–7:45pm in Room 204 in the Student Center. The leader of the study will be Carla Davidson. Find out more at firstfamily. church/women and sign up by contacting Kris Parlee at

Principles and Practices for Parenting Courses

If you’re a parent seeking to grow in raising your children up in the Lord, these courses are for you. They are broken up into four 2-week, age appropriate sections (0–2, 3–5, 6–11, 12–18), and taught by Todd and Julie Stiles. The first section (0–2) begins February 7. Each age section is its own course, so you only need to sign up for the age(s) that pertains to you. To learn more and sign up, visit firstfamily.church/parenting-course

Family Camp Interest Meeting February 11

If you’d be interested in doing Family Camp this year, please attend this meeting and give your input. We will discuss potential dates, cost and programming. The meeting will be February 11th at 10am in the Youth Room. If you can’t make it but are still interested, please let Travis Walker or Becky Doubleday know. 

Foster Care Info Meeting February 25

Have you ever thought about the ministry of foster care? There are so many needs in this area that the church has the opportunity to meet. Please consider joining us as we discuss foster care in Iowa. Bring your questions, because we’ll have plenty of Q&A time. The meeting is on Sunday, February 25th, from 6–7:30pm in Room 203. 

Return Women’s Event March 3

Our next Return women’s event is coming up next month! The focus of this event will be prayer. Women, join us as we pray and seek to become better prayers together. Signups will be coming soon! 

Daddy Daughter Dance

Friday | 6:30pm | Youth Room 
Dads, we invite you to bring your daughter(s) to a night of fun together! There will be crafts, games, snacks, pictures, and of course, dancing. This will be a night you won’t forget! Find out more and sign up at firstfamily.church/daddy-daughter-dance

Newcomers Lighthouse Group

Sundays  | February 11/25 | Fortenberrys’ Home | 2:30pm
Whether today is your first time or your tenth, you can learn more about what we believe and what it means to be a part of FFC in this group. Sign up by speaking with a pastor at the front after the service, or visit firstfamily.church/newcomers

Frostbite Middle School Retreat

Friday–Sunday | Iowa Regular Baptist Camp
Our annual middle school winter retreat is coming up February 16–18th! Our middle schoolers will head up to Clear Lake, IA for fun, food, preaching, and time with friends. Registration information is available in the youth room and at firstfamily.church/youth

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January 28, 2018

A Christian Perspective on Social Media

Wednesday | 6pm | Youth Room 
FFC Youth is hosting this event with speaker Chris Brown, who will discuss the risks and rewards of using social media platforms, and how you can protect yourself in using them. Middle school and high school students, as well as parents, are welcome to attend. 

2018 Men’s Conference

Friday | 5:30pm | Youth Room 
How can you hit the mark as husbands, dads, leaders, and members of the community? Learn from the Old Testament book of Joshua what you must do to leave a godly legacy. Find out more about the conference at firstfamily.church/mens-conference

Daddy Daughter Dance

Friday | 6:30pm | Youth Room 

Dads, we invite you to bring your daughter(s) to a night of fun together! There will be crafts, games, snacks, pictures, and of course, dancing. This will be a night you won’t forget! Find out more and sign up at firstfamily.church/daddy-daughter-dance

Principles and Practices for Parenting Courses

If you’re a parent seeking to grow in raising your children up in the Lord, these courses are for you. They are broken up into four 2-week, age appropriate sections (0–2, 3–5, 6–11, 12–18), and taught by Todd and Julie Stiles. The first section (0–2) begins February 7. Each age section is its own course, so you only need to sign up for the age(s) that pertains to you. To learn more and sign up, visit firstfamily.church/parenting-course

Women’s Bible Study

The FFC Women’s Ministry will be holding an inductive Precept study of Ezra and Haggai. The workbook for the study costs $11.25. The study begins Tuesday, February 6th, and runs through March 13th. All meetings will be from 6:30–7:45pm in Room 204 in the Student Center. The leader of the study will be Carla Davidson. Find out more at firstfamily.church/ women and sign up by contacting Kris Parlee at

Frostbite Middle School Retreat

Our annual middle school winter retreat is coming up February 16–18th! Our middle schoolers will head up to Clear Lake, IA for fun, food, preaching, and time with friends. Registration information is available in the youth room and at firstfamily.church/youth

Family Camp Interest Meeting

If you’d be interested in doing Family Camp this year, please attend this meeting and give your input. We will discuss potential dates, cost and programming. The meeting will be February 11th at 10am in the Youth Room. If you can’t make it but are still interested, please let Travis Walker or Becky Doubleday know. 

Newcomers Lighthouse

Sundays | February 11/25 | Fortenberrys’ Home 

Whether it’s your first time today or your tenth, if you’d like to learn more about what we believe and what it means to be a part of FFC, this is the group for you. Sign up by speaking with a pastor at the front after the service, or visit firstfamily.church/newcomers

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January 21, 2018

Wednesday Nights @ FFC 

There’s something for just about everyone on Wednesday nights! We have Awana for kids 3yo–5th grade, middle school small groups for students 6th–8th grade, and FFC Bible Institute for adults. See all we have going on at firstfamily.church/spring18

Baptism Sunday january 28

We’re excited to be baptizing again! If you’re interested in being baptized or learning more about what it means to be baptized, speak with a pastor at the front after the service today, or visit firstfamily.church/baptism

Hitting the Mark: 2018 Men’s Conference

February 2-3 | Friday 5:30pm | Youth Room 
How can you hit the mark as husbands, dads, leaders, and members of the community? Learn from the Old Testament book of Joshua what you must do to leave a godly legacy. Find out more about the conference at firstfamily.church/mens-conference

Daddy Daughter Dance

February 9 | Friday 6pm | Youth Room 
Dads, we invite you to bring your daughter(s) to a night of fun together! There will be crafts, games, snacks, pictures, and of course, dancing. This will be a night you won’t forget! Find out more and sign up at firstfamily.church/daddy-daughter-dance.

Principles and Practices for Parenting Courses

If you’re a parent seeking to grow in raising your children up in the Lord, these courses are for you. They are broken up into four 2-week, age appropriate sections (0–2, 3–5, 6–11, 12–18), and taught by Todd and Julie Stiles. The first section (0–2) begins February 7. Each age section is its own course, so you only need to sign up for the age(s) that pertains to you. To learn more and sign up, visit firstfamily.church/parenting-course

Frostbite Middle School Retreat

Our annual middle school winter retreat is coming up February 16–18th! Our middle schoolers will head up to Clear Lake, IA for fun, food, preaching, and time with friends. Registration information is available in the youth room and at firstfamily.church/youth

Women’s Bible Study

The FFC Women’s Ministry will be holding an inductive Precept study of Ezra and Haggai. The workbook for the study costs $11.25. The study begins Tuesday, February 6th, and runs through March 13th. All meetings will be from 6:30–7:45pm in Room 204 in the Student Center. The leader of the study will be Carla Davidson. Find out more at firstfamily.church/ women and sign up by contacting Kris Parlee

2017 Giving

Because they’re always available online, we don’t mail giving statements in January. To find your records, go to ffclife.ccbchurch.com and log in to your account. Find your name on the right side of the screen to go to your profile. Once there, the Financial tab will be where you’ll find your giving history and printable statements. If you have questions, please contact Jen Coleman, or call the church office. 

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January 14, 2018

Newcomers Lighthouse

January 14/21 2:30pm | Fortenberrys’ Home 

New to FFC? Want to learn more about us? We’ve got the event for you. Our next Newcomers Lighthouse begins today and is divided into two meetings. To learn more and sign up, speak with a pastor at the front or visit firstfamily.church/newcomers

Hitting the Mark: 2018 Men’s Conference

February 2–3 | Friday 5:30pm | Youth Room 

How can you can hit the mark as husbands, dads, leaders, and members of the community? Learn from the Old Testament book of Joshua what you must do to leave a godly legacy. Find out more about the conference at firstfamily.church/mens-conference

Daddy Daughter Dance

February 9 | Friday 6pm | Youth Room 

Dads, we invite you to bring your daughter(s) to a night of fun together! There will be crafts, games, snacks, pictures, and of course, dancing. This will be a night you won’t forget! Find out more and sign up at firstfamily.church/daddy-daughter-dance

Next Baptism Sunday January 28

We’re baptizing again! If you’re interested in being baptized or learning more about baptism, visit firstfamily.church/baptism or speak with a pastor at the front after the service today. 

Principles & Practices for Parenting Course

If you’re a parent seeking to grow in raising your children up in the Lord, this course is for you. It’s an 8-week course, broken up into four 2-week, age appropriate sections (0-2, 3-5, 6-11, 12-18), and taught by Todd and Julie Stiles. The first section (0-2) begins February 7. Each age section is its own course, so you only need to sign up for the age(s) that pertains to you. To learn more and sign up, visit firstfamily.church/parenting-course

2017 Giving

Because they’re always available online, we don’t mail giving statements in January. To find your records, go to ffclife.ccbchurch.com and log in to your account. Find your name on the right side of the screen to go to your profile. Once there, the Financial tab will be where you’ll find your giving history and printable statements. If you have questions, please contact Jen Coleman, or call the church office. 

Frostbite Middle School Retreat

Our annual middle school winter retreat is coming up next month! February 16–18th, our middle schoolers will head up to Clear Lake, IA for fun, food, preaching, and time with friends. Registration information is available in the youth room.

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January 7, 2018

Evangelism Symposium

4:30pm, Worship Center 
Today we kick off a miniseries called Intentional Evangelism for Normal People. If you’d like to go deeper in learning and growing in evangelism, come to the symposium tonight, where we’ll have an open discussion led by Pastor Todd, as well as a time for Q & A. 

Spring Adult Classes

Alongside AWANA and our youth ministries starting back up this week, we're also offering a slew of adult classes! Visit firstfamily.church/spring18 for more info.

Principles and Practices for Parenting Course

If you’re a parent seeking to grow in raising your children up in the Lord, this course is for you. It’s an 8-week course, broken up into four 2-week, age appropriate sections (0-2, 3-5, 6-11, 12-18), and taught by Todd and Julie Stiles. The first section (0-2) begins February 7. To learn more and sign up, visit firstfamily.church/parenting-course

Hitting the Mark: 2018 Men’s Conference

February 2–3
How can you can hit the mark as husbands, dads, leaders, and members of the community? Learn from the Old Testament book of Joshua what you must do to leave a godly legacy. Find out more about the conference at firstfamily.church/mens-conference

Daddy Daughter Dance

February 9, 6pm
Dads, we invite you to bring your daughter(s) to a night of fun together at the Ankeny Campus. There will be crafts, games, snacks, pictures, and of course, dancing! This will be a night you won’t forget! Signup will begin next week. 

Perspectives 2017 Class

Perspectives is a class for believers from all walks of life, to help you live a kingdom-focused life. A new class is starting January 14th, and meets on Sunday nights from 5–8pm at Walnut Creek Church Downtown. To learn more and sign up, visit perspectives.org

2018 Budget Sheet

If you’d like to take a look at FFC’s 2018 budget, visit the Info Wall and pick one up. If you have any questions, contact RJ Parks.

Newcomers Lighthouse

If you’re new to FFC and would like to learn more about us, this is the group for you. Our next group is coming up January 14/21. Visit firstfamily.church/newcomers to learn more and sign up.

2017 Giving

We won’t be mailing giving statements in January, so to find your giving statement, go to ffclife.ccbchurch.com and log in to your account. Find your name on the right side of the screen to go to your profile. Once there, the Financial tab will be where you’ll find your giving history and printable statements. If you have questions, please contact Jen Coleman, or call the church office.

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