Return is an event for women at FFC of all ages, to set aside a time of growing together in what matters most: following Jesus and trusting Him, learning from Him, growing in Him, learning to obey all His commands (Matthew 28). Join us on January 21 at 9am in Room 201 for a time of worship, hearing from a speaker, small group discussion, larger group sharing, and brunch. Don’t miss out!
During six weeks of October and November, Good News Clubs are meeting on Thursdays after school at several Ankeny elementary schools, as well as Parkview and Prairie Ridge Middle School. Please pray as God’s Word is shared and consider volunteering! If you have questions or are able to help for any of the sessions, please contact Denise Ganpat.
Join Dr. Heidi Warner, First Family Church and other parents mourning the loss of a child through miscarriage and infant loss to discover healing and hope on Friday, October 14th from 6:30–8:30. As we experienced shared grief through stories, art, music and community, our desire is that we can connect and encourage each other in the lasting hope that comes through Jesus.
FFC Young Adults is a lighthouse of FFC that seeks to establish a community of young adults in Ankeny that love Christ and desire to live for Him. All people everywhere need christian community and spiritual encouragement. Our goal is to make it easy for college age/young professionals to have these by creating an environment where these two purposes happen regularly. We would love for you to join us if you fall into this age bracket (19-30).
We meet on Monday nights at First Family Church from 7–8:30pm. At every meeting, we eat, do a Bible study, and end the night by playing either board games or card games. We would love for you to join us any Monday night you are free.
The next Newcomers Lighthouse, FFC’s 2-week small group for those new to FFC, is coming up in October! These meetings are broken up into 2 sessions, the first on October 16th and the second on the 23rd. Both will meet at 4:30pm.
Childcare can be provided at Newcomers Lighthouse; however, since it is a casual atmosphere, you are welcome to bring your children and watch them during the group, or even rotate with your spouse, utilizing another room where there are toys available. If you prefer childcare, let the Fortenberry’s know the name(s) and ages of your children.
Each week the Lighthouse covers a specific aspect of FFC, hands out some church-related material, and has plenty of Q and A time. So come with questions!
Interested? Contact Keith and Charis Fortenberry and they will be in touch with more details, or call the office at 515-965-8300 and ask for Cynthia Gregory, Pastor Todd’s admin, and she will assist you. You can also fill out the form below, and someone will be in contact with you shortly!
Join us on Wednesday, October 26th, from 6–8pm, for our Fall Festival! There will be trunk-or-treating, carnival games, popcorn, snacks, refreshments, candy (of course), photo booth, and a special showing of The Amazing Chemistry Show! You can find out more about the show at his website. Best of all, everything at our Fall Festival is FREE and community-wide! All are welcome!
Don't miss this great event! Bring your family, bring a friend, dress up in your favorite costume and join us for a night of fall fun!
If you're interested in serving at our Fall Festival, visit our signup page below:
GO Month is right around the corner! This special month of October is when we set aside a time each year to focus on missions. Some special things going on include FFC missions team reports, missions-based speakers, announcement of 2017 trips, and more. Here are some of the highlights of what we have planned for GO Month 2016:
- Infant loss service / Healing and Hope (14th)
- Fall Festival (Community-wide Trunk-or-Treat, The Amazing Chemistry Show, carnival games) (26th)
Each service throughout the month will have a teaser report (5 minutes) from each 2016 missions team at the beginning of both services. At 10:45am, teams will have a full review in the Youth Room.
- Australia team presenting
- SEND tickets go on sale
- Europe team presenting
- Our partner in Sweden, Eric Haney will be here and sharing with us!
- Utah team presenting
- Berlin team presenting
- 2017 missions trips announced
- Philosophy of missions presented
- Brad Buser, Founder/President of Radius International – Special Speaker