Coming up Wednesday, August 30th, we will be holding a churchwide day of prayer and fasting. We are inviting everyone in our church to join together in prayer and fasting throughout the day, or just for a meal. You can also stop by the Worship Center anytime from 7am–7pm and we will have directed ways for you to pray. Come and go as you please. Join us!
At FFC, we firmly believe that living and growing in community is a vital part of every believer’s life. That’s why our Lighthouse Groups exist, and our desire is for everyone in our church to be a part of one! Learn more at our Fall Kickoff or on firstfamily.church/small-groups, and sign up there or online beginning August 27 at ffcgroups.com.
AWANA starts in less than a month! We’d love you to join us this year on Wednesday nights as we hide God’s word in our hearts. You can register your preschool–5th grader at firstfamily.church/awana or in the children’s wing. You can also sign up to help with a small group. Contact Becky Doubleday if you have questions.
Come find out all that is happening at FFC this school year at this fun event! There will be dinner, inflatables, snacks, and more, all while learning about the programs FFC offers starting in September. Your kids will be entertained, your family will be fed and you will have opportunities to sign your kids up for Awana and youth ministry, and yourselves up for a lighthouse. Invite your neighbors! The event is Sunday, August 27th, from 5–7pm.
If you’re interested in leading a small group this year and you’d like more information, please write “LIGHTHOUSE LEADER” on a Feedback Card, send an email to Pastor Chris Eller at , or come to the orientation meeting on August 16. To learn more about our Lighthouse Groups, visit firstfamily.church/next-steps/small-groups.
Our Lighthouse Ministry fall semester is set to kick off on September 10. In preparation for the new school year, we will have a Lighthouse Leader Orientation meeting on Wednesday, August 16, at 6:30pm in the Youth Room. We have some big changes coming to Lighthouses this year, and this will be your opportunity to learn all the details.
Coming up September 15–17 is our next Engage Global trip! Engage Global is a great place to experience a Bible education on God's heart for the nations and people groups, concentrated prayer, connection with people from your church, and live interaction with other people groups as they visit certain places.
Engage Global is in Minneapolis, MN. The group will carpool together, leaving FFC at by 11am on the 15th and returning by 7p, on the 17th. Cost is $225, which includes food and lodging. Call or text trip leader Mark Schultz at 515-306-0696, or email him at .
We’re always accepting donations for refugees here in Des Moines. You can drop off donations in the grey tub in the Cafe. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the refugee ministry, contact the Mailes at .