First Church Alert
5 Things to Know this Week @ First Church
1 Neighborhood Worship
We are so excited to take our worship out into the community this Sunday, September 25. Don’t come to 20th & Raton at 10 a.m. Instead, please head to one of three host sites:
- The Aspen Center at Casa Del Sol with Don & Peggy Klinkerman are hosting, Greg Holt is preaching, and Terry Miller is leading music.
- The Roots’ home at 604 Dixon in north La Junta, where Pastor MJ will be the preacher with Dean Rees leading music. (Bring a lawn chair!)
- Chris and MJ’s home at 912 Santa Fe (across from Park School) where the Gacniks are sharing the message and Chris Ludwig is leading music. (Bring a lawn chair here too.)
There will be ARK activities for kids to do at each of the sites. We encourage you to bring a friend to one of these casual gatherings.
We have four Tables groups forming, with room for more people to participate. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in meeting monthly on the first Sunday of the month for dinner and conversation with friends.
ARK (pre-K through 5th grade) continues through the fabulous unit, “God Is Our Battle Fighter,” following the Children’s Message on Sunday mornings, as kids gain courage in knowing that God is at their side. Please note that kids are preparing to sing in worship on Sunday, October 16, so please bring your kids just as consistently as possible in October to prepare.
4 Vision for the Church
The Vision Working Group [John Pollmiller (elder), Angel Saucedo (volunteer staff), Elisabeth Chambers (volunteer staff), Bethany Bender, Joey Gacnik, and Terry Miller] are seeking your input as they work to write a new vision statement for the church. Thank you to those who already filled out “Vision for the Church” response cards last Sunday. You’ll have one more chance this Sunday at our Neighborhood Worship sites.
5 The Great La Junta Parking Lot Sale: Registrations Closed
We are now closed to new registrations, as we have now maxxed out the number of tables we have to loan. Please note, though, that several households are donating items to a collective table from which proceeds will go to fund next summer’s youth mission trip. Find Elisabeth or Angel if you’d like to contribute.
Visit the church website to find out more on our midweek groups for men, women, youth, and Mothers of Preschoolers!