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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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2017 Giving

Because they’re always available online, we don’t mail giving statements in January. So 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. Also, the deadline for receiving offerings online for the 2017 tax year will be December 31. Checks or cash must be received by January 2 and need to be dated for 2017. If you have questions, please contact Jen Coleman, or call the church office

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Harvest Offering Totals

Last week during our Harvest Offering, we brought in $109,275 (as of Tuesday). Praise the Lord! After meeting our weekly need of $23,076.92, the remaining $86,198.08 will go towards replenishing our savings and adding an east entrance to our building. Thank you for giving sacrificially!

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