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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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